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1  Homemade apple "pi" :-) in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: November 12, 2007 04:58:57 PM
It's a felted apple cozy. Because I have a nerdy sense of humor.

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And my apples DO get bruised in my bag a lot...

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The pattern is here: http://squeakyweasels.blogspot.com/2007/11/homemade-apple-pi.html
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2  What IS this yarn??? I know I've seen it... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by squeakyweasels on: June 28, 2007 09:44:14 AM
I have about 2000 yards of this yarn that I reclaimed from an obviously handknit sweater donated to a thrift store.

It looks and feels like nice yarn, either wool or a wool blend. It's super bulky, at least 3 st/inch gauge.

It's just so familiar to me! I feel like I've passed it a thousand times in the lys, but I can't place it!

Does anyone have a guess?

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3  Re: Petunia bag from IK in Knitalongs by squeakyweasels on: June 13, 2007 12:11:55 PM
Finished!  Grin

I did one and a half pattern repeats, and it's mega huge!


I lined it with the skirt portion of one of those long rayon dresses I never wear anymore.


My only gripe is that the flower motifs don't pop as much as I'd wanted them to. I think the yarn I used had a little too much texture to it. But I'm happy with it, overall!

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4  Tea Rose Halter, turned corset in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: May 18, 2007 08:16:21 PM
This is from IK spring 07.

First let me say, I hated. Hated. Hated knitting this.

I thought it would be a quick and simple knit, but I used a coarse, recycled silk yarn, quadruple stranded, that was a nightmare to knit with. I thought I had gauge, but it turned out to be about three sizes too big. It was a horrible experience. I wrestled with it for months and finally finished it out of spite hoping I could come to terms with it or throw it away.

But then, when I was sewing the straps on, something miraculous happened. The yarn and the pattern suddenly realized they were supposed to work together.

Tea Rose Halter

The corset lacing in the back fixes the size issue just perfectly!

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5  Perfect lacy summer sweater! in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: May 01, 2007 07:43:47 AM
I've been wearing this constantly with tees, jeans, dresses, everything -- and NO ONE has yet said, "Did you knit that?" which to me says it looks pretty hot. But I'm biased.

It's the perfect thing for summer because A) it's cotton, perfect mix of cool and warm, B) just wad it up into a ball and toss it somewhere when it gets too warm, and C) so easy to wear, just tie it and forget it!



I also sewed the tunic top (I made it up myself). The straps and trim along the top edge are single crocheted out of the same yarn as the sweater. So it's a twin set, right? Yay!
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6  Re: poor little weasels... in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: April 11, 2007 07:30:42 AM
I think it's going to be hard to give them up... each one has such a personality!  Undecided

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7  poor little weasels... in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: April 10, 2007 09:51:49 AM

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8  Yay, it's spring! Pink dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by squeakyweasels on: March 20, 2007 01:15:31 PM

First sewing post!

Can you tell how much I love it? It's my first dress. Now off to make more...  Grin
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9  A Bit of Lace in Knitting: Completed Projects by squeakyweasels on: February 28, 2007 07:26:08 PM
I love old lace. I also love the idea of knitting new lace from antique lace patterns because of the sense of actually connecting with and even touching the past, in a way.

This is the "Kendal" lace insertion from the 1891 book "Home Work" archived and referenced at knitting-and.com: Kendal Insertion

This piece of lace can be worn as a belt, as a neck-thingie, or as a way to keep my hair out of my eyes.

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10  Re: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting in Knitalongs by squeakyweasels on: February 23, 2007 06:33:46 PM
I remade mine into a mini-cardi!  Grin

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