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1  Onesies for Lily in Needlework: Completed Projects by spaceniblet on: September 01, 2008 05:39:59 PM
So, friends are having a baby in a few months that they are naming Lily.  Here are a few onesies I made for her: Lily of the Valley, Water Lily, Tiger Lily, and a Cubs logo, for the dad.

I was too impatient to post, so the Tiger lily and Cubs onesies both still have stabilizer on the back of them, and the Cubs one is still sopping wet from washing out the tracing marker.  Oh, and I've only embroidered two tea towels before this, so I'm still a beginner!

I used back stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch (padded), split stitch, pistil stitch, french knots, threaded back stitch.  I also learned that t-shirt stabilizer doesn't like it when you use all 6 strands, but does okay with 3 or 2.  I got the lily patterns from a book of embroidered flower patterns, but after the Lily of the Valley, I just used them as outlines instead of following the complete stitch instructions.

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2  First Embroidery - Veg and Camping Tea Towels in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by spaceniblet on: September 01, 2008 05:27:01 PM
So, since I never have enough time to knit, I decided that meant I had spare time to pick up a new hobby - embroidery.  Really, I needed another hobby.  Anyway, here are my first two projects.  Nothing too tough, mostly split stitch, stem stitch, and backstitch.  I have a sushi towel in the works too, and am posting a series of onesies in the other, non-Sublime, completed projects board.

Close-ups of Camping:

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3  Re: Zelda fans will love this! **updated with link to pattern** in Knitting: Completed Projects by spaceniblet on: October 20, 2007 10:43:07 AM
The pattern was really easy to follow!  Pictures as promised:

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4  Diagonal Striped Baby Blanket and Baby Pumpkin Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by spaceniblet on: September 26, 2007 05:16:56 PM
A couple more recently finished items.

I got a whole bunch of Caron Simply Soft awhile ago in a gift basket and I finally decided to use it.  I asked on the discussion board for suggestions and this is the result - Thanks!  This will be given to one of my many friends who have recently had babies. 

I have a lot more of the yarn, but I won't be making anything this striped for a looong while.  Weaving in all those ends! Ugh!

I snuck ahead in the SnB calendar to get this pattern - infant sized pumpkin hat!  So super cute!  It's a very easy pattern and I didn't get frustrated once, even though it was my first hat and my first time using dpns.  It knit up super-fast too, in about 3/4 of a college football game on tv.  I'm just holding it on my hand so the pattern isn't stretched out at all, but it looks great.  I'll be making several more of these in the next few weeks - again, for all my baby-making friends.  I think I might have to make one for myself though, too!

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5  Argosy and Branching Out in Knitting: Completed Projects by spaceniblet on: September 26, 2007 05:07:56 PM
I've know how to knit for a few years now, but I only recently decided to really get into it and learn how to read patterns and all.  The first pattern I ever used was Argosy from knitty.com.

Inca Alpaca in Peridot
knit on size 6 needles
Knit from Aug. 13-24 with a couple long coast-to-coast flights
New moves: cable cast on, ssk, yo, k2tog, and generally how to read a pattern

My second adventure in pattern reading was Branching out from knitty.  I had purchased some KidSilk Haze for it, but it was too fiddly with metal needles.  So I went out and got bamboo needles and some 50/50 merino/silk instead.  I'll get to another version in the Kidsilk someday. I started on size 8's but then I made a mistake about 5 repeats in and started over with 6's, which was just as well since I felt like I was knitting a table runner, not a scarf.  The second time around I learned about lifelines and it was much less stressful.

RY Silk Wook DK (50/50 merino/silk) in velvet
size 6 needles
knit from Sep 1-9
New Moves: using lifelines, k3tog, sl-k2tog-psso, sl2-k1-p2sso

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