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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sheldon's girlfriend on: December 13, 2007 12:35:42 PM
Super cute!  I wonder what the easiest way to make baby-sized sheldons is.  That would be just the sweetest thing. Almost too cute for words:)  Are you going to make little buns?
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Zephyr Style's Tree Jacket on: October 24, 2007 06:34:28 PM
Ok... I bought the yarn.  and I bought the pattern, which I haven't actually looked at yet.  and I'm still planning on making this as soon as I finish my summer project (which still isn't done even though winter will be here very very soon).

But I'm wondering about this spiralling lace.  Why doesn't it spiral in the pics on the Zephyr Style website?  Did they block it out, as has been suggested, or did their lace just not do that?

Has anyone with spiral lace tried blocking it to get it straight?  If so, did it actually work?  I don't have tons of experience with blocking (or knitting, for that matter), and I'm not so sure I want my sweater to spiral.

Looking at Jessdmill's sweater, you should be able to block out the spiral.  I would suggest getting it nice and wet, and then pinning each lace section so it doesn't regain its spiral after it's dried.  No idea if this will really work, but worth a try?
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Zephyr Style's Tree Jacket 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)...
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fall is coming! Knit along on: October 23, 2007 05:47:37 AM
Update: I added Sheldon to my list and finished him about a week ago.  I've also started Tree Jacket for the SKC KAL. Hmm...s:)

Here's my revised list of WIPs:

2% 1930s Stripe Sweater (still needs to be frogged back to waistband)

2% Mossy Leaves Afghan

2% My First Aran Afghan

20% Nantucket Jacket

10% Rhiannon Socks

35% Riblet Platter Socks (gift)

75% My Raglan Sweater

50% Scala Socks (gift)

100% Sheldon

5%  Tree Jacket

20% Wide Rib Scarf

Right now the focus is on getting the gifts finished.  For some reason, I decided to make really finicky gifts that take months and months to finish!  Hopefully I'll make it...
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fall is coming! Knit along on: October 23, 2007 05:33:28 AM
They're knit in stockingnette, two colours. I'll look into drawing a presentable chart and maybe even some kind of a tutorial when they're both finished. Smiley I'm just very bad at reading patterns so writing is bound to be even worse. I CO 54sts for the ribbing (it's 2x1) and then added six more before starting the colourwork. But I think that starting with the final amount of stitches with smaller needles for the rib would be just as sufficient. The colour pattern is a six stich repeat.

Thanks a lot!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fall is coming! Knit along on: October 22, 2007 03:52:33 PM
I LOVE those socks, Rozar!  I would actually start these today if I had 1) yarn and 2) less WIPs:)  I definitely would be interested in a pattern or at least in the number of stitches you cast on!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sheldon the Turtle on: October 15, 2007 05:40:52 PM
Thanks everyone!  I'm so happy you like my little Turtle:)
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sheldon the Turtle on: October 15, 2007 07:17:03 AM
Thanks a lot, cranberry and littleblue girl!  

While I found Sheldon fun to make, I have to say I found the directions a little complicated at times.  Particularly the shell and harness which required seaming and crocheting, neither of which I am particularly good at.  The actual knitting for the body and limbs was pretty easy.  A lot of counting, though!  The finished product definitely makes all the puzzled moments worth it!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sheldon the Turtle on: October 15, 2007 07:10:53 AM
ooh.. he/she is adorable.  Great job!  I like how he/she is climbing on the sofa.

Thanks artteacher!  I'm glad you liked my attempt at a funny photo shoot:)
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sheldon the Turtle 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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