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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Lavender-filled Eyebag on: July 04, 2006 07:48:46 PM
Hello all,

As a very late Mother's Day present, I knit up a lavender-filled eyebag for my migraine-prone mother. 

You can find a saucy pic of my wearing it and the pattern on my blog: http://pinkmonkeyknits.blogspot.com/2006/06/luxurious-lavender-filled-eyebag.html

I hope you all like my first original design and pattern.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: red TEAM ZISSOU HAT!!! (TUTORIAL!) and pics finally fixed!!! on: June 20, 2005 09:01:48 AM
Everyone's hasts look great!  Now that the movie's out on DVD, I've watched it a bunch of times and have been re-inspiried to make the hats!  Maybe when I get some yarn-buying money...

ilovegenewilder, I was thinking that the best way to make the "reservoir" top was to make a hat as normal, and do about 3/4 of the decreases.  Then, I would knit straight for a bunch of row, then finish the decreases when I thought it was long enough.  Does that make sense?  I hope it's helpful.

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sari bedskirt and pillows on: March 22, 2005 01:32:08 PM
Wow, that looks amazing!  I actually just bought a beautiful silk sari while in India recently that I'm thinking about using for curtains and pillows.  I'm not that great at sewing, so I'm a little scared to cut it, but hopefully they will come out as great as yours have!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: finally finished knitty's kyoto on: January 04, 2005 10:28:33 AM
Well, gosh darn, I just finished up my Kyoto, too!  Here's a pic:

I somehow remembered the right/left issue and fortunately, made mine the alive way.  Phew!  There's more pics and me rambling at length about it on my blog.  I love it!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: finally finished knitty's kyoto on: December 29, 2004 06:42:03 PM
Congrats, Elisha.  It looks fantastic!  I would also agree with the others that this is not a particularly difficult sweater and is good for (patient) beginners.  I'm doing the finishing on mine right now, hopefully I'll post a pic of it soon!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Star stitch... on: December 16, 2004 07:34:10 PM
Undefined_love, I'd say that your instinct was right.  You will take that first stitch and actually take it up and over the other stitches and off the needle.  Since you are also doing a YO, which is an increase, you will not lose all of your stitches because each one lost is being replaced.  Hope that helps!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Suggestions for Noro Silk Garden? on: December 16, 2004 07:26:02 PM
The clapotis pattern has directions to make it smaller, so maybe you can try that.  It would certainly be my vote  Smiley  It might also look good as a scarf in feather and fan lace, a very easy pattern.  Or, if you're looking for something that's not wearable, it might make a nice pillow cover.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitty's kyoto on: November 22, 2004 08:19:26 PM
Wow, everyone's progress looks so great!  Elisha, I really love your colors.  I have more pics of my progress up on my blog but i'll put a couple up here.

The one of me in the sash looks pretty silly, please pardon it.  The other piece is the back.  I have both fronts finished and I'm also a couple inches onto one sleeve but it's paused now as I've started to dig into holiday gift knitting, blah.  It's alright to have a little distraction as all of the stockinette was starting to get a little overwhelming.  I'm almost there though and I hope to have this done to wear for the holidays. 

I'm looking for a bit of advice: I was thinking of assembling all the pieces, then picking up and knitting the color.  I know it would make it a lot less portable but it's less seaming.  I'd worry most about figuring out how many to pick up on each part.  Any ideas?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitty's kyoto on: November 10, 2004 08:10:47 AM
I'm making the Kyoto sweater using the recommended yarn in black and a sea foam-y green.  I'm really enjoying making it, even though the sash portion took me what felt like forever.  Elisha, you're right that the cotton yarn has a nice sheen and feel to it.  I've joined the knit along and tried to join the yahoo group, but I feel like it's not active because I was never approved to join it. Anywhooz, here's my tips for it so far:
  • If you want a warmer sweater, you can use Brown Sheep cotton Fleece, which ahs the same gauge
  • Check your bust measurment and leave a few inches of ease when choosing your size.  The knitalong hostess has now been stalled with her kyoto for a while because the front sections are way too small
  • I wanted my sweater to have a longer length, so I added 2 inches to the sash.  We'll see how this turns out.
  • If you put the stripes into the sash portion, you need to use the contrast color for at least 2 rows or else it just ends up looking weird in the seed stitch pattern.  Also when adding the stripe, you should do it after your first row in the pattern sequence (i.e. after your first row of k1p1) so it looks less funny.
  • Measure your fronts.  Mine were a few inches short of what the pattern said they should be, so I worked some addtional rows

That's all I can think of right now.  You can see some pics of my progress on my blog, whose address is in my sig below.  I'll be adding more tonight or tomorrow.  Enjoy making this sweater, it's great and i'm really looking forward to wearing it!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to add curved edge to sweater? on: November 09, 2004 08:50:29 AM
Thanks for the help, all! I have done a few short rows before but I don't quite get the...I guess you could call it the philosophy behind them.  The Interweave article seems like a good resource. I think I just need to make a swatch and play around with it a bit.  It seems like on a top down sweater, you would start off wrapping the stitch that pretty deep in, then go down one each row e.g. start by wrapping the 10th stitch in, then the 9th, 8th, etc.  I'll be sure to post the results! 
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