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1  Re: Zephyr Style's Tree Jacket in Knitalongs by sdawson on: October 23, 2007 05:54:42 AM
I just started my Tree Jacket for the SKC this weekend.  So far I am liking it more than I thought when I started!  I'm making mine in black Caron so it's really easy to care for and soft:)  Here's a progress pic:

I kind of like the spiraling, especially for a black sweater.  It gives it interest without being overly fussy.  We'll see how I feel when it's all finished (whenever that may be)...
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2  Sheldon the Turtle in Knitting: Completed Projects by sdawson on: October 14, 2007 08:46:12 PM

I finally finished my first Sheldon, aka Turtle!  He's gigantic, but oh so cute!  I think his blue hue makes him rather fetching, if I do say so myself:)  Hurray for knit toys!

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine [60% pima cotton, 40% modal; 110 yds/ 101 m per 50g skein]; color: 23621 Sky; 1 skein - and - Knit Picks Shine [60% pima cotton, 40% modal; 110 yds/ 101 m per 50g skein]; color: 23619 Turquoise; less than 1 skein

Care: machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Needles: US 4 / 3.50 mm double-points, US 4 / 3.50 mm straight

Pattern: Ruth Homrighaus

Modifications: I used more MC than CC with the harness so I could finally purge it from my stash! I also didn't have safety eyes, so I embroidered them on using embroidery floss in navy blue.

Date Begun: October 4, 2007

Date Completed: October 13, 2007
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3  Sweet Sweater with Frill in Knitting: Completed Projects by sdawson on: October 04, 2007 10:13:07 AM
I've finally finished my first sweater with sleeves!  It is from Rowan's #26 Magazine. 

I love the ruffled edges, and the length and diameter of the arms.  Usually arms are either too short on me, or they cut off my circulation:)  Anyway here are the specs for this project:

Yarn: Sandnes Uldvarefabrik AS Smart Superwash [100% Wool; 108 yds/99 m per 50g skein]; color: 1088 Charcoal; 7 skeins

Care: machine wash cold on gentle cycle, dry flat

Needles: US 6 /4 mm straight

Pattern: Rowan Magazine #26

Date Begun: several years ago

Date Completed: October 4, 2007

Modifications: Because I could not make sense of the making up section of the patter, and all the pictures of this version had a scarf around the neck (!), I made up my own neck pattern. It's basically 6 rows of garter stitch worked in the round as alternating knit and purl rounds.

My pictures always come out so big on this site:)
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4  Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] in Knitalongs by sdawson on: September 23, 2007 08:39:30 PM
Thanks Rina!  I've been working diligently on a cabled raglan, and I am close to finishing it after about a month of on-again-off-again knitting.  I've chosen to make this in Caron Simply Soft which is actually a lovely yarn.  Not sure about its wear over time, but I love the feel of it.  I've added a moss stitch hem which will also be echoed on the sleeves and the neckline, I think.  Here's my progress thus far (sorry about the size, I don't know how to make it smaller):

I hope to wrap this up soon, although I am not allowed to knit on it this week:(  Darn polygamy...see my blog to find out more...
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5  Re: Nantucket Jacket in Knitalongs by sdawson on: September 23, 2007 08:26:56 PM
I didn't realize there was KAL for this pattern!  I've restarted this several times because my gauge was always off.  Now I think I have a somewhat slimmer back that I think will work well.  I'm using Caron Simply soft, because I plan to wear it a lot and want to be able to wash it semi-often.  We'll see how it holds up:)  Here's my slow start:

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6  Re: Fall is coming! Knit along in Knitalongs by sdawson on: August 23, 2007 02:44:58 PM
My holiday knitting is going well.  I have two gifts going at once, and strangely enough, they're both heavy on the red. 

Gift #1: Scala Socks. Pattern from the Socken-Kreativ-Listen.  Made with Dale of Norway's Baby Ull Dalegran. Knit on US 1.  More up-to-date pictures to come when I buy new batteries for my camera...

Gift #2: Spanish Dancer.  Pattern from my brain.  Made with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. Knit on US 5.

I hope to finish the Spanish Dancer socks and start/finish another original sock pattern TBD before classes start!  I've got about 10 days, so it should be fine.  I also need to do some reading and rewriting as well, but that can wait:)  Yay for early knitting!
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