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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you know about Plymouth Yarn Boku? on: September 04, 2007 05:40:32 PM
I got two skeins, around 200 yards in what I'm guessing is color #3 about a month or so ago.  It looked pretty!  Very Fallish.

But now I have no idea what I had planned to make with it.  Something for me, finally!  A hat?  I can't remember.

I'm searching around the net and a lot of people are saying it's similar to Noro Kureyon.  Don't people use that yarn for scarves a lot?  95% wool and 5% silk... it feels way too itchy for my sensitive skin but maybe it softens up?

Anyways, I'm looking to the experts.  What do you know about this yarn?  What is a good thing to make for myself? After all those baby knits I need something for meeeeee!  Can I just adapt patterns for Noro to Boku?

Thanks so much guys!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Layette and Knit toy on: September 04, 2007 01:13:04 PM

I made my first toy and most of an outfit for Evie this weekend.
Patterns, a lot more photos and all info are on my blog, I'm having way too many contractions to type it all again.  Possibly I finished this just in time! http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/09/04/babys-layette/
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit gifts for teachers on: September 03, 2007 09:07:12 AM
My kids' teachers have "classroom themes".  1st grade is Handy Helpers and 3rd grade is Shining Stars.  They are both looking for decorative type things for their classroom themes.

I was thinking I could make two halves of a glove and stuff them.  Do you think that would work?  Do you know of a simple pattern for childsized gloves?

I've seen a few star type things floating around but I can't remember where.  Again, any ideas?

14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Princess Leia Baby Bonnet on: August 30, 2007 05:03:46 PM

Modeled by the ever helpful but unfortunately not baby-sized helper monkey.

So I got the crazy idea to make a baby bonnet for Evie that looked like Princess Leia.  As I lie awake at night wishing for sleep these are the strange things that go through my head.  A few days later and we have her Princess Leia Baby Bonnet.

Pattern: My Own, Ill try to write it out if anyone is interested.

Yarn: Vannas Choice in chocolate.  Since it was a trial I dont mind using leftover acrylic yarn.

Needles: Size 6 straights and size 4 DPNs for the buns.

Tied with a ribbon but I think I prefer an i-cord.

Closeup on the blog, as always if anyone cares.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What to make with Bamboozle? on: August 18, 2007 01:49:09 PM
I've got 180 yards of Bamboozle in Fern, very pretty, but I don't want to make socks!  I'd like to make something for the baby, but the only patterns I can find (on the crystal palace website) aren't what I'm looking for.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Here's info on the yarn http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/bamboozle-preview.html
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Unborn Evie's Pinwheel Sweater on: August 18, 2007 11:26:35 AM

Pattern: http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=138024
Yarn: Vanna's Choice

This was my first big project, and my first circular project and I'm so excited to be able to share it!

I started Monday August 13th around 6pm and finished Friday August 17th around 10pm. Of course I didnt knit constantly and Ive been extremely sick all week, but thats a fast project. My husband didnt put it down last night, he told me how proud of me he was and how great it looked and what an artist I am, etc. Thats a good feeling. I cant wait for photos of Evie in her new jacket. Im ready for her to be born!

There are about a million more photos and information, including modifications and how to (I think) easily do the armhole/sleeves on my blog.  http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/08/18/you-spin-me-right-round-baby/
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Great Geeky R2D2 Beanie! on: August 13, 2007 04:14:17 PM

Don't you love it!  (Don't mind the weird cross-eyed photo I took)

The pattern is a combination of a craftster and megaknits pattern. I also used white instead of the called-for grey. Grey just doesnt look right to me.

Its too big for my head, which is great since its for my husband. I wanted to get it done while he is out of town and he will be home in about 2 hours so good timing! I just need to stick it on his head and see if I need to pick up even more stitches for his huge head before I seam it up.

Now I need to make one for me and the boys!

The yarn was Vanna's Choice - I'm no yarn snob!  And this was nice to work with actually - except the red which was just some scrap yarn.  I'd say this took about 20ish hours to do.

Lots and lots of photos and the hilarious first failed attempt on my blog.  http://knittingnoob.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/r2d2-beanie-complete-almost/
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Elann's pinwheel sweater 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?
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Can you help me convert this to "in the round"? 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!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Piggle 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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