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« Reply #1310 on: January 24, 2011 12:40:52 PM »

Love that etching -- another thing I've always wanted to try!  (Going back to revise the list....)

Thanks for the comments on the cowl; my sister had made me a similar one several years ago with just two buttons, and I always thought a third would keep it a little closer to me neck.

The stitch is from Karen Hemingway's Super Stitches Knitting and is called Diagonal Grain stitch.
Multiple of 4 stitches + 1
Row 1: (right side) Knit across.
Row 2: P1 *wrap yarn around needle, P2, pass yarn over P2, P2 *  -- repeat *to* to the end.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: P1, *P2, wrap yarn around needle, P2, pass yarn over P2 * -- repeat *to* to the end.

In retrospect I would have done a border of seed stitch all around, but I'm pretty pleased with it!
« Reply #1311 on: January 24, 2011 12:43:09 PM »

whoa!  THere was a lot to catch up on!  LOVE that pillow case.  I guess the  next few weeks for me are dedicated to baby quilts.  I picked out fabrics last week and started cutting out for one.... but today at work they announced they're doing a surprise shower for our pregnant coworker in 2 weeks, so her's goes to the top of the list now
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« Reply #1312 on: January 24, 2011 12:55:02 PM »

That cowl is gorgeous, yofi!


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« Reply #1313 on: January 24, 2011 01:04:20 PM »

Ooh, thanks for sharing the pattern, yofi!  Makes sense, too.  It looks like a holey stockinette (in a good way!) that's amazingly not curling.  Which seems like a knitting miracle.

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« Reply #1314 on: January 24, 2011 01:14:25 PM »

I can finally cross something off of my list. I made a Black Apple doll last night.

Black Apple doll

I'm still knitting away on my sweater. I don't think it will ever be done.

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« Reply #1315 on: January 24, 2011 02:20:30 PM »

FINALLY something I can post. Technically this was a homework assignment for my fibers class, but I did originally have practice embroidery stitches on my list anyway so I'm counting it.

38. practice embroidery stitches

The ironic thing is I misunderstood the homework thinking I had to use at least 4 different stitches for each piece, when it was actually 4 totally stitches used among 6 different pieces.... Roll Eyes Oh well, practice right.

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« Reply #1316 on: January 24, 2011 02:53:01 PM »

Depends if dh goes to work or not.Hopefully he will,I get more done if he does  Undecided.

Yup, I hear that!

My kids have hats like that! My daughter's kinder teachers kept wanting to steal hers, so I made them both one for end of year presents!

sheepBlue - those pics are great! I suck at embroidery, I only use it to make faces on my amigurumi, but I'm jealous of people with mad skillz like yours! Love the fist!
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« Reply #1317 on: January 24, 2011 03:08:05 PM »

One tip on using circular needles:  I gently blow mine with a blow dryer and then use my hands to unkink them...if you try to use them out of your storage holder, they will twist and you will hate using them...

I thought that was user error! Thanks alwaysinmyroom, much appreciated tip!
« Reply #1318 on: January 24, 2011 05:40:26 PM »

Great stuff everybody, no pics from this end - I prefer waiting till things are done, so probably a few more weeks/months and you can see quilts and sweaters.

Debating on continuing newly started sweater or go back and finish sleeve and hood on long ago started sweater I put it down for Christmas crafting and haven't gotten back to it

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
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« Reply #1319 on: January 24, 2011 05:58:44 PM »

Yofi, that cowl is gorgeous.
sheepBlue...LOVE LOVE the embroidery.

Im making this week crafty week.  Im so sick of writing school papers.  I need a break.  a crafty break.  I am determined to get through at least half my January list so it doesnt all get moved to Feb. 

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