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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first socks on: September 17, 2005 01:30:36 PM
These are the first socks I have ever made:

The yarn is Socks that Rock, Blarney Stone.  I believe the pattern is called "Autumn Socks" or something like that, in the book SocksSocksSocks.

I love them.  Everyone should make socks.

2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Wearing my heart on my sleeve on: July 24, 2005 10:36:28 AM
When my hubby went for his second trip to Iraq earlier this year, Sublime Stitching helped me make a little momento of him:

It's on the sleeve of a shirt, like a little old school tattoo of love.  Here I have the shirt on.  Got any idea how hard it is to take a picture of the side of your upper arm?  Only slightly easier than embroidering on a stretchy little shirt sleeve.

His name I did freehand (and ended up horrifyingly close to how my terrible handwriting actually looks).  I sent him the picture after I finished it.  Thanks, Jenny, for helping me craft a little tribute to the hubby I love so much while he was so far away.   Cheesy
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Dragon Filet Crochet on: April 22, 2005 04:37:13 PM
Howdy all!

Pardon the suckage of this picture:

This is a filet crochet dragon, size 10 thread, pattern found here:


Mine's not as nice as the sample picture with the pattern (could be the hook size I used, I dunno), but oh well.  I'm still a little proud of it.   Cheesy
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Too much chaining... on: November 22, 2004 07:54:56 PM
Despite the fact that I am in the middle (well, more toward the beginning) of the Kyoto sweater, I decided on a whim today to start a 20 in long, 12 in high filet crochet piece of a dragon (size 10 thread) for a gift.  The initial chain was supposed to be 271 long.  I counted out loud.  Guess I should not have had the TV on as well, because I noticed, three rows into this monstrosity, that I had chained an EXTRA, oh, HUNDRED.  Who chains an EXTRA HUNDRED??  Okay, maybe it was EIGHTY.  Whatever it was, it was an additional seven or eight inches long.  How brain dead.  I'm utterly disgusted that I wasted something like three hours on this.  I am hereby petitioning for an early end to this week.
5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Skully Sweater on: November 20, 2004 04:36:49 PM
Here's my Skully, first sweater ever.  Cheesy

I gained lots of weight while working on this, so the small isn't really convincing as an oversized sweater.  Still, I'm proud.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Kyoto Sweater (from Knitty) query on: November 05, 2004 08:24:01 PM
I just started on the Kyoto sweater, after a few painful swatchings.  I found that with the needle size called for, 5, my swatch was way too small.  On a 7, it more or less came up to the swatch spec.  I've done several rows on the 7, and it looks too diaphonous (I've probably misspelled that).  I freely admit that the only other time a project has come up too small, I gave up.  I really want to do this one, though, and I don't think it looks quite right.
My question is this--should I continue on the 7 and hope for the best, even if the sweater turns out a bit, uh, breezy, or should I try it on a 5 and make the large size?  I'm holding off on frogging until I get some opinions from my honored fellows here.  I don't relish the idea of another 180 cast on, as I don't seem to be able to count that high in any consistent fashion, but...whatever it takes.
Thanks for the help.  Smiley
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Borked Beret on: October 31, 2004 11:39:08 AM
I just finished a seed stitch beret, as found in the Sept issue of "Woman's Day" magazine.  I was terribly proud at how I hadn't screwed up the pattern, but of course when I started the decreases, I apparently read the beginning and the end of the instructional sentence.  Turns out the middle of the sentence had some key info in it.  Anyway, I tried to recover, then messed up a bit more in various other locations...the picture in the magazine shows a lovely, smooth beret.  Mine was all bulgey, like a muffin top.  Yeah, attractive.  Sorry I don't have a picture--I ran it upstairs to try to correct my multitude of sins with blocking before it occured to me that others may want to laugh at it.  No amount of blocking will hide the wonky stitches on the top, but it may save the shape, and so I promise I'll try to figure out that picture thing once it dries.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / "Star Wars" knitting patterns on: July 25, 2004 04:39:34 PM
Does anyone have any patterns based on "Star Wars"?  I found a few fairisle ones (stormtrooper helmet, R2-D2, ATST, ATAT--I'm sure a few of you have found the same ones), but nothing along the lines of an Imperial insignia.  I'm not cool enough to design it myself at the moment.
The Imperial insignia is really what I'm after, although I'd like to see more, if anyone had come up with any.
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