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21  Re: Blossom (baby girl dress) KAL in Knitalongs by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 12, 2007 03:39:47 PM

Here's mine.  I also did not gauge, messed up the ribbing on the wrong side and knit an ugly flower for it.  *laughing*  I loved the yarn though!  Have to wait to see when/if it fits Evie as she's not yet born.
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22  Re: Elann's pinwheel sweater in Knitalongs by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 12, 2007 03:37:13 PM
As for yarn, I am hesitant about what I have got.  My mom took me to Michael's yesterday and they had a whole new aisle of Vanna's Choice.  It was $2.99 a piece and something like 16+ colors.  The most color choices of anything they had and my mom was paying so...

Here's what I grabbed, all the colors that remotely went together.

Im glad to see acrylic suggested instead of wool since that is what this is.  I'm just not too sure I like the colors.  They do look better in person at least.  They are chocolate, 2 taupe, beige, linen, mustard, honey, white.  (ignore the black and blue, those are for another project)

I was getting some details on this brand just now and here's a good review.

"Vanna's Choice is a good, inexpensive choice for all sorts of projects where you want to combine durability (and washability) with a nice look and feel.

It would be good for baby clothing and other accessories for baby's room, as well as other projects for the home. The easy-mixing color palette will make it a popular choice for afghans, throws and picnic blankets."  from http://knitting.about.com/od/yarn/p/vannas_choice.htm

What do you think of those combinations?

I'm just going to look at this as a free (minus the time) learning process, and if I don't like it I can redo it with Xmas money!  Since the baby will be here in a month, I'm trying to narrow down my projects to finish before she gets here.  I don't think I'll have much knitting time with a nursing newborn!
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23  Elann's pinwheel sweater in Knitalongs by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 12, 2007 09:55:58 AM
After seeing RippedoffKnitter's pinwheel sweater I decided I had to make it.  Only in children size!  I got my yarn yesterday and tomorrow I'll get the needles I need. 

You can see RippedoffKnitter's version here: http://rippedoffknitter.wordpress.com/2007/08/09/wake-me-up-when-september-ends/

Does anyone want to join me, either children or adult sized?
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24  Can you help me convert this to "in the round"? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 11, 2007 12:22:57 PM
I've been looking all over for a nice "going home" type outfit for baby Evie who will be here in a month or so.  I stumbled across this http://www.geocities.com/jewedyknit/tapestry.htm

Isn't it beautiful?! I could die. 

My only problem is I hate sewing and seaming and I'm really awful at it.  I don't have any friends or family who can sew either so thats out.

My question is, is it possible to convert this to some type of pattern where I wouldn't have to sew it together?  On dpns or circulars?  Can anyone out there help a desperate soon to be new mommy?

Thanks so much in advance!
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25  Knitty's Piggle in Knitting: Completed Projects by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 09, 2007 10:16:35 AM

This took me almost no time at all.  I'd been wanting to make it but the holes were throwing me off.  Then I made Fetching and figured it out.  I made it for my sons' step-sister and I was hesitant to put her photo on the net, so DH's monkey helpfully stepped in.

If you're interested, modifications, yarn, etc info is on my blog http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/08/09/piggle-and-the-park/
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26  My first sock - Monkey in Knitting: Completed Projects by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 07, 2007 01:12:41 PM

On one hand, I'm so proud of finishing this! And proud of finishing my first sock!

On the other hand, they came out too big!  Maybe DH just inherited some socks.

Add me to the "monkey" list.  I finished mine!  It took about a week, because I dreaded picking the needles up everytime I went back to Monkey.  I dunno why, I guess I don't find socks very satisfying.

Yarn and other info here: http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/funky-monkey/
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27  First Big FO - Blossom by Magknits in Knitting: Completed Projects by prettyfloralbonnet on: August 03, 2007 10:43:38 AM

Model: Beary, Zanes Bear (since Evie is still in my tummy she makes a terrible model)

Pattern: Blossom by Magknits http://www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby D.K. in Sage

This is my first big blocking and seaming FO and it could have gone a lot better. I didnt check my gauge so it will not fit size 0-3. She will have something to grow into. It looks pretty crummy on the bear, but I didnt make it bear-size. Also I somehow reversed the side ribbing so it isnt in the front, it is actually on the side. Still really not sure how I managed that. I think I would like to try this pattern again. I just didnt want to frog it, I wanted to feel some sense of accomplishment. Lets call this a run-through, shall we?

I knit a little flower and pinned it on.  Thank goodness I didnt sew it on cause its awful.  Ill figure something out.  Im not sure enough of my embroidery skills to risk that just yet.

Lots more photos and information about my blocking adventures on my blog. http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/
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28  My very first DPN project, all finished! in Knitting: Completed Projects by prettyfloralbonnet on: July 25, 2007 05:04:01 PM
I taught myself how to use DPN's on Monday and by last night I had made 3 Knitty's Fetching armwarmers,  Not 3 pairs, just 3, I messed up at least once.  

I'm too new to post photos, I think, so you can see the photos here, and also the fun story of using 8 dpns at a time, and see my new blog and see my huge 7 1/2 pregnant belly.  Wow, too much excitment for me!   http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/knittys-fetching-finished/

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