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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wandering Aran Fields on: April 12, 2007 12:27:56 PM
It's beautiful.  I love the cables.

(I also had to post just to say, my kitten looks just like yours.  I bet she's every bit as attention demanding as mine! Wink )

22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Aran Braid Socks - neon pink and purple on: April 11, 2007 05:50:53 PM
Ok, I double checked the band from this yarn.  It's Koigu KPPPM, dye lot P21798

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Row counter bracelets - stylish AND functional! **Photos Restored!** on: April 10, 2007 05:39:02 PM
I love these, but I'm curious, are you supposed to take it off to use it? Isn't it hard to slide the beads through the elastic ring while you're wearing it? Maybe I'm just clumsy, but it seems like it would slow down my knitting Cheesy

I think that's a personal preference thing, really.  I tend to take it off while I'm knitting and lay it out on the table so I can see my count as I go, but I think it would work either way.  I tend to wear it as an ornament when I'm not knitting, and take it off to knit, unless I'm knitting somewhere like the train.  THen it's just easier to leave it on the wrist.  Smiley

Er...yes, so to sum up: it's up to you!  Wink
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / (almost) Instant Gratification Summer Anklets - photos galore on: April 09, 2007 08:43:16 AM
I just tried to refer to these socks in another post, and discovered that I must not have ever actually posted them.  So, just in time for spring and summer knitting, may I present the summer anklets I knit last summer?  Smiley

I used the Summer Sock Wardrobe pattern from Spun Magazine: http://www.spunmag.com/article/050605socks

These were my first socks, and GREAT for a first try because they go quite quickly since there isn't really any ankle to speak of. 

Zen shot:

They look kinda weird off the feet:

Maybe I'm a nerd, but I like wearing mine with clogs (but I don't usually wear them with cropped pants like this... Cheesy )
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Aran Braid Socks - neon pink and purple on: April 09, 2007 08:31:29 AM
I have been wanting to make socks for the longest time, I just haven't been able to bring myself to commit to them. I know from years of experience that I will probably be unable to finish a pair!

My first pair of socks was actually a pair of these ankle socks: http://www.spunmag.com/article/050605socks.  Mine were plain colored, but without a separate toe so they were the shape of the yellow and pink striped ones.  They were a great first pair because they go really fast and you don't spend nearly as much time on long boring parts.  It's a lot easier to finish a whole pair when they're as small as that!  After that gets you addicted, it's much easier to keep with larger sock patterns.  Smiley

ETA:  This is the first pair of which I speak.  Had to pause and post them, since I discovered that I never had... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162958.0
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Aran Braid Socks - neon pink and purple on: April 09, 2007 07:44:04 AM
Those are very pretty!  What kind of yarn did you use?

Kudos for finishing the second sock before starting on your next project, that can take a lot of will power!  Wink

My sister loves those colors.  What yarn did you use?

I'm pretty sure it's kpppm (which stands for....um, something like "Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino").  I don't remember the exact color, since they seem to have 5 or 6 different pink/purple colorways.  Color P217 looks close, but I'll see if I still have the band in my knitting bag when I get home this evening.  Smiley

(Multiple edits because I can't spell or type this morning, apparently)
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Aran Braid Socks - neon pink and purple on: April 09, 2007 06:41:46 AM
I've been working on these socks on and off since about February. You know how it is...you finish the one sock and can't seem to bring yourself to cast on and start over. However, once I ordered yarn for the Clapotis (I know, I know, I'm years behind the times), I found new momentum because I swore to myself that I was GOING to finish these socks before I so much as unwound a skein of that lovely Lion and Lamb. Talk about motivating factors...

I used this pattern for Aran Braid Socks for Teri: http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/aransocks.htm  (Aside:  This pattern has some major mistakes in it, but with some ripping out and frantic emails to mom, I soldiered through.)

The pattern up the side is sort of a double cable that looks like celtic knotwork, and a single strand of that carries on down the foot.

My socks ended up a little big because, even after subtracting 4 stitches from the circumference, I have narrow feet. I'm hoping that if I toss them in the dryer once, they'll shrink enough to not be baggy on my feet.

Sorry for the giant photos; I didn't look at them before I uploaded them.

28  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Hey you Vegetarians! I have a question on: March 14, 2007 08:27:47 AM
Your mom will probably be a lot more accepting if you offer to help plan and cook a couple meals a week.  It's a good skill to pick up anyway, and it will make life easier on the rest of your family if you help out rather than just asking them to make changes for you.  Smiley

Editing to add:  offering to make your own lunches, or at least help with it, is also a good way to contribute.
29  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Letterboxing Rocks! ( I dont know where else to put this topic!) on: March 05, 2007 01:01:45 PM
Oooooh, shiny!  I'd heard of Geocaching, but wasn't really ready to plunk $$$ down for a GPS so that I could go treasure hunting.  I love the thought of a book full of various stamps.  Maybe this will actually get me off my rear and outside.  Smiley

Thanks for sharing!
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tech Guy Socks - Apple Logo on: December 29, 2006 06:55:14 AM
I made my boyfriend the Apple logo Tech Guy Socks for Christmas/Hanukkah this year.  Haven't gotten to try them on him yet (they...uh...weren't quite finished for Christmas... Wink ), but they look lovely on my coffee table.

I used the pattern from MagKnits web magazine: http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/tech.htm

The Apple logos are stitched in duplicate stitch after the socks were finished. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pewter and Charcoal (machine washable! Yay!).  They have an interesting shortrow heel and toe that was a little tricky to get used to, but I think they turned out pretty well.  They seem a TAD bulky to me, but I'll get more feedback on that after they've been worn.  Smiley

I think they won't look quite so wrinkly once they've been worn and washed once.

[edited because I apparently can't spell "socks" in my title on the first try]
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