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1  Lillian Tank and Square Cake in Knitting: Completed Projects by Caclark4 on: December 17, 2007 07:56:13 AM
Please to enjoy: Lillian Tank

TLC Cotton Ease in Kiwi on 16" sz 6 circular needles
Love it...looks great on.  Next time I will repeat a lace section one more time and decrease the bust stockinette stitch by an 1" cuz I wish the lace start right under my boobage...lol.  Also, it took much less yarn than what the pattern called for.  I had close to two skeins left which was just enough to make...

Square Cake!

I also used my 16" sz 6 circular needles for this and made the larger version.  I LOVED this project until I hit the handles.  Then the swearing began.  I made the handles at 4" as the pattern called for but the holes were so small that I couldn't fit my hands through.  So, I had to rip out those nice new seams, increase each handle by 2" and reseamed it.  Part of me wishes they were still longer but I'm hoping that once I have goodies in the purse, the weight will stretch the handles.  I finished with just barely enough yarn.  I will be lining the bag but I need to hit up the fabric store for the lining.  I'm planning on making myself a skirt to go with everything so I can wear my ensemble to work and using that same fabric for lining.

BTW, did I mention I live in Michigan?  This outfit will be really cute in May...lol
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2  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Caclark4 on: December 12, 2007 10:50:02 AM
I recieved today!  Thanks PhotoJenn...I was having a crappy morning till this showed up!

Misc. fun-ness!

These really cute goodies to dress up your pens and pencils!  Yes, they made me giggle and I love them since I have a soft spot in my heart for fun pens and pencils (it's a writer thing).

Photo that shows off my great needle roll that I asked for! Cheesy

The before pictures (Yes, I know they are at the end but I'm on cold meds...lol)

Thanks again hon!
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3  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Caclark4 on: December 03, 2007 11:27:59 AM
OMG...I recieved and my cup runneth over with crafty goodness!

This stocking is by far my favorite thing.  DIY ho (ho ho...lol) got it absolutely right!  Its my favorite one I've seen so far.  The pics do not do it justice!

All of the fun goodies (sorry-crappy pic)

Stitch markers and earrings!  I'm so glad I have cool stitch markers...no more ugly Lion Brand ones for me! lol

Really cool magnets and delicious lip balm!  Did you make those magnets yourself?  They rock!

Action shot of my stocking!

Thanks so much DIY ho for making me such an awesome stocking!  It was great having you as a swap partner Cheesy
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4  Skully Mittens in Knitting: Completed Projects by Caclark4 on: November 23, 2007 08:16:45 PM
Well, this was my first really successfull charted project.  It was based loosely on this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70751.0

Sorry...this pic includes the hat I made to match.

As a side note, I am scared of the chart...lol.  I've been cross-stitching for the past 15 years so reading knitting charts go against everything that I'm used to.  It was a fun challenge and I hope the recipient, DIY ho, gets lots of use out of them! Cheesy  Thanks for looking!
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5  Her Favorite Hoodie in Knitting: Completed Projects by Caclark4 on: October 30, 2007 06:41:53 PM
Yeah!  Another FO!  I've decided that it drives me crazy to see UFOs in Ravelry so I'll be going crazy if I'm working on more than one (or two) projects at a time.  Anywho, this is "Her Favorite Hoodie" from "Creative Knitting" November 2007.  This will be a Christmas gift for my 4 yr old niece, Emma, who loves all things pink and purple.  I used Simply Soft in Orchid.  It still needs to be blocked, buttoned, and corded but that will need to wait until the next trip to JoAnn Fabrics.

Pattern Notes: I should have read the pattern before I started.  It was a giant pain in the rear which is a shame cuz it didn't need to be.  Both button bands were knit as seperate pieces so I ended up seaming 6 times (argh).  I also changed one knit stitch on either side of the cable to a purl stitch so that the cable "popped" more.  In the future, I would knit the back, sides, and button bands as one piece.  The shaping was minimal so this shouldn't be an issue.  Overall it was a cute pattern though.
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6  The Stocking, The Panta, and the Lobster in Knitting: Completed Projects by Caclark4 on: October 26, 2007 11:32:32 AM
Whoot!  A whole bunch of FOs!  Be kind...first time posting my FOs.

This is the lobster from Crafty Alien's Surf's Up! Vol. 1.  I made it using sz 10 1/2 needles (couldn't find my 10's) and Paton's Classic Merino Wool in Real Red.  This was my first felting project  (as well as toy) and I enjoyed it.  Luckily its for my 10 month old niece so I'm not too worried about the un-even leg length...lol

My first panta created using https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51351.0.  The yarn was Moda Dea Cache in Gypsy.  I love the colors and I'm including a close up so you can see the beautiful rainbow effect in this yarn.

This is my first Christmas Stocking.  The pattern is from the Knit Christmas Stockings! and is the "Rustic Lodge." I made it using Lion's Wool Ease in Heathered Forest and Cranberry.  Overall I'm happy with how it came out.  Now I just have to decide who to give it to!

Thanks for looking!
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7  Yarn help for Very Cropped Hoodie in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Caclark4 on: October 12, 2007 05:09:29 PM
Sorry to have so many yarn questions lately guys.  I'm in the process of finishing UFOs and starting to think of what's next (including Christmas gifts). 

I have 2 balls of Patons Divine that I want to use to make the Very Cropped Hoodie (http://magknits.com/Feb07/patterns/vcth.htm).  The yarn is a bulky yarn and my question is this: should I use a double-strand to get the super bulky effect or should I use it with a worsted weight yarn?  I would knit up a gauge swatch but I need to order the needles first.  Also if I need to order more of the Divine I want to do that at the same time.  I would prefer to do the double strand because it is a very fun orange color...one that I'm sure will be hard to find a nice match in worsted weight.  Pics to enjoy and thanks for the help!

The yarn to be used

The tank top that I will wear with this sweater
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