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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hooded Poncho for baby on: September 11, 2007 07:37:17 PM
I finished this super easy poncho just in time for jacket weather!

Action shot:

The hood, kind of... she doesn't like hats...


The pattern is Lion brand and can be found here: http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=cotton+ease+poncho

I used the Cotton Ease in Lake, and it took just under 2 skeins.  

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / More Saartje's Booties on: September 11, 2007 07:25:26 PM
Ok so I totally fell in love with these booties, but the only baby I have to make them for is a boy. I know, most everyone thinks they are too feminine for a handsome baby boy, but I think I made them as manly as possible...

Yarn: Koigu Handpaint fingering weight
Needles: US size 3
Buttons: Little wood buttons from JoAnn's

I think the straps on the booties make them so practical, they won't just slip off baby's tiny foot.  
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sister hats on: September 02, 2007 10:24:42 AM
My mom had asked me to make a baby hat for a gal she works with, she also requested a matching hat for the big sister...

Both hats:

"Big sister" hat, modeled my DD:

Yarn:  Plymouth Encore Worsted (I wanted them to be washable)
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 8 for big sister, size 7 for baby sister
Patterns: Hat- http://heyjulie.blogspot.com/2006/08/cabled-baby-hats.html
Flowers- http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/flower02k.htm
Mods:  I knit the baby hat on size 7 to make the fabric a little more snug, I also added a few cable repeats for length.  For the bigger hat, I added 2 more cables, and several cable repeats for width and length.
I picked up the buttons at my local JoAnn's.  
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What podcasts do you listen to? on: August 07, 2007 05:52:32 AM
I would love to know what knitting/crafting podcasts everyone is listening to!  Do you have a favorite?  Is one more comprehensive than the others? 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me solve this pattern...please... on: July 17, 2007 03:32:38 PM
I have been completely discouraged by this sweater pattern, I have tried and tried to knit the 2 final pieces so many times, I am about to lose my mind.  I even took it to my LYS, and they were kind of stumped.  I checked errata, and even e-mailed the mag for help to no avail!! Maybe you all can see what I'm not...

It's a striped sweater so here goes:

Stripe Pattern: working in Ss st, *work 14 rows B, 14 rows A;rep from *
Upper left front:
cast on 58 sts and work in k2 p2 rib for 4 rows inc 2 sts evenly spaced across last row.

Shape Shoulder and Bodice Edges note Read through entire shaping instructions before beginning to knit.

Work 10 rows, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg (bodice edge) on first row and dec 1 st at end (shoulder edge) on first and 7th rows. Cont in stripe pattern and inc 1 st at beg (bodice edge) on first row, and then every 8th row, 4 times more. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rows of the stripe pattern have been completed, cont to shape shoulder by dec 1 st a end of next row and then every 6th row, 3 times more.  

What I find confusing is the second AT THE SAME TIME, where it says after 2 rows of stripe pattern have be completed, is that the 2nd of the initial 10 rows it tells me to knit?  Help!! I really want to finish this sweater, and I feel like I am going crazy over thinking this whole thing...
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / "The Queen's Cache" Glam Geocache on: February 19, 2007 11:04:52 AM
My mom and I are avid hikers, and started geocaching a couple of years ago.  When I was totally stumped on what to get her for her birthday I finally came up with this totally Glam geocache!!  She's always been "The Queen", so I used that for my inspiration. It is made out of an ammo can that I got at the Army surplus store, and its all glammed up with mod-podge scrapbook paper and stickers, as well as rhinestones and buttons. She totally loved it!!! We can't wait until the spring thaw to go place it!! I packed it full of hiking related trade items, as well as a couple of queenish items (a tiara, a glittery wand, etc.).

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Please help me resize the Pinwheel Sweater!! on: December 10, 2006 10:09:22 AM
I am getting ready to make the Elann Pinwheel Sweater for my 7 year old, I got gauge with my yarn, but now I have some questions.  I measured her shoulders and got 12", so should I knit to like 13 or 14 inches before I do the provisional cast on for the sleeves?  Also, in the baby version you do color change every 10 rows or so, and the adult version color change is every 18 rows... Should I do a color change right in the middle at 14 rows??? HELP???!!!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / NOEL Frames (complete w/ photos) on: November 22, 2006 11:42:51 PM
I saw some plain jane frames with vinyl letters in them, and was inspired to make my own jazzed up version for Christmas.  Although these were a little time consuming, I love them and can't wait to put them up with all my other decorations!!!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What should I do? on: November 03, 2006 11:34:50 AM
I recently taught a good friend how to knit.  (Yay!! The more knitters the merrier right!!)  Anyway, she wants me to teach her how to make a hat I designed, and that has become my signature baby gift.  I wouldn't mind teaching her, but she's the type that will make them, and give to our same friends, or even worse, try to sell them (she's involved in a lot of craft boutiques etc.).  Now I don't mind sharing tips and hints and helping her learn, but how can I politely tell her I don't want to share that pattern?  Am I just being silly...?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A baby hat for my friend... my first FO post **now with pics** on: September 23, 2006 08:26:49 AM
I love this hat, I actually made it for a friend's baby, but it was so cute I had to have my little one model it for me...    I used Lamb's Pride Bulky in Lotus Pink, and the flowers were made out of scraps in my stash.  This is my first post with pics!! Yay!!! I can't get the web site to post for the pattern, its on stitch marker, and it's called a little hat.  Sorry.

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