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1  Re: Prairie Tunic, IK in Knitalongs by lambsear on: July 31, 2006 10:48:21 AM
Keep going, knitchick, the end is in sight!  Here's my tunic taking a dip:

and impatiently drying:

Next up: sewing and wearing!
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2  farewell to my first sweater= felted bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by lambsear on: July 24, 2006 11:18:00 AM
So I was in the middle of frogging the second half of the first sweater I ever finished, when I got nostalgic and figured I should at least leave a little digital record.  Here's my old friend, on the way to the frog pond:

Looks kind of cute, right?  You may be thinking "Hey! Why's she gotta be so cruel to that defenseless sweater...It's not so bad..."  Here's a side view to show you why I wore this for about 15 minutes before putting it away for good:

"Bulky" does not begin to describe the dimensions of this sweater.  It was after I literally packed it for a trip to ANTARCTICA and did not wear it that I realized it was truly doomed.  I have NO idea what the designer was thinking, or what I was thinking to pick this one.  Did I mention this was sleeveless and a turtleneck?  Oh well, it was a gateway drug; now I know better and have a bunch of yarn to repurpose.  Here's the new bag I made from the other half, and a parting shot of the old sweater...
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3  Raspberet in Knitting: Completed Projects by lambsear on: July 22, 2006 04:38:45 PM
I've got a little niece on the way, and I made her a little raspberry hat:

It's modified from Knitty's "Baby Tart" pattern- http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbabytart.html  I wanted a fresh raspberry and not a pie.   It wasn't until it was almost done that I noticed my modifications had made it actually turn out to be a RASPBERRY BERET.   You can try to hide, but the pop hits of yesteryear will follow you wherever you go. 

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4  Re: Prairie Tunic, IK in Knitalongs by lambsear on: July 22, 2006 04:17:01 PM
Ok, so it's not on my body yet...but judging from the deafening silence around here, neither is anyone else's.  (excepting the uncannily fast Juniperl, of course). 

Here it is relaxing on my porch:

And here's a closeup of my racerback part:   I was again distracted by another quick project... I've got a niece on the way, and suddenly this fetus needed a little raspberry hat.  I just joined a swap, too, so you can bet more distractions will be coming.  I may end up wearing this under an overcoat in December, but I will persevere!
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5  Re: JULY 20javascript:void(0);06 Birthday Month Swap in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by lambsear on: July 21, 2006 05:27:24 PM
Happy birthday to all!  I'm Amanda and I turned 30 on July 1.  I live in the SF bay area; I'm in Santa Cruz for the summer and then I'm moving up to Oakland in the fall to attend CCA; I'm studying photography.  I knit and crochet, and have the ability to sew but am mostly too lazy to do it.  As far as general color preferences go, I tend to like weird greens, mossy or chartreuse-y or olive or lime (etc..), most shades of orange shy of neon, light blue/brown combos, black/white combos, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler or Denise Schmidt prints.  Navy and white is good for nautical themes-- I have an anchor tattoo, and some stars, so I like that sort of thing as well.  I have a long-haired chihuahua, black and tan with a white chest, so you could try to work him in somewhere if you're feeling doggy.  Now, the list!  

A pendant, maybe one of the slide ones you kids are making these days, or resin.  I like these from the last wish swap:  , or the flying bird ones here: adornjewelry.etsy.com/.  Any kinda botanical lookin' thing would be nice.  I like the images on this person's rings, too: tigerlillyshop.etsy.com/

A tote bag, in some nice funky fabric, perhaps vaguely like one of these:

Big enough for a couple notebooks, straps long enough to go over a shoulde
r.Thanks silverwing!!!

An embroidered pillowcase.  Any style of embroidery, any kind of pattern will make me happy.  My great-aunt made me some with really dorky flowers on them years ago, and I've loved them ever since.

A pillowcase, in some kind of loud print or patchwork, or screen print, for a 25"x25" pillow.  

Size 6 glass beads, not pearl colored, but any other color or a harmonious mix.  At least 150 beads (it's for an Odessa hat http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm)

An apron, plain ol' over-the-neck style, either in some cool fabric or plain canvas with a screen(or any other kind of) print or some kind or embroidery-- I cook all the time, so nothing too delicate; this will be used daily and messily.

A t-shirt, screen (or otherwise)printed or embroidered, no words, but pretty much any kind of image.  Animals, plants, appliances, whatever.  I like a slightly fitted t or some girlier style above the standard t-shirt shape.  I'm usually a small, but a medium in American Apparel products (made for skinny little hipsters).

A Surprise!

I'm also claiming CraftinMyAssOff; I'm making her the Happy Hat from her wist.  This is my first swap-- birthday goodness for all!
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6  Re: Marc Jacobs A06 Floppey Hat - Pattern HELP! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by lambsear on: July 17, 2006 09:18:46 PM
You could use the same method of double decreases as are on this hat: , but use just four, evenly spaced, and that'd give you the pyramid shape.  Here's the link to the pattern: http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/Pismo/index.html
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7  Re: Prairie Tunic, IK in Knitalongs by lambsear on: June 12, 2006 06:11:57 PM
World's most boring progress photo:

but at least it's growing somewhat...
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8  Re: Prairie Tunic, IK in Knitalongs by lambsear on: May 24, 2006 07:56:54 PM
Finally a progress shot here:

and a closeup:

I must admit I'm not gonna be the best knitalong member for this project; this happens to be the knitting I keep over at my girlfriend's house to work on while I'm there, and since she's a two-hour train ride away, it's once a week at most.  I am spending the summer there, though, so conjugal bliss should coincide with increased knitting on the tunic.  Everybody's tunics look good...I'm interested to see Juniperl's bra-friendly back, but I do like the impractical but cool racerback in the OG.  This linen yarn is a very interesting texture, kind of dry and crisp.  More pics and minimal progress next week!
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