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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Oatmeal Pullover on: February 27, 2011 02:56:37 AM

This is my second go at the Oatmeal Pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oatmeal-pullover

It's a great pattern - knit from the neck down and in the round. It would be a great first jumper pattern as it knits up really quickly too. I made some changes to the neckline as I wanted it to be a bit narrower. I used Wendy Chunky Skye, a mix of Polyester, Acrylic and Kid Mohair. You can read a bit more on my blog http://kestrelfindsandmakes.blogspot.com/2011/02/finished-object-oatmeal-pullover.html

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vintage-look ruffles sweater on: January 09, 2011 02:38:36 AM
Another recent project - the short-sleeved sweater Rosa by Kim Hargreaves from her book Thrown Together.

I'm sooo please with the finished sweater (lumpy sewn together seams aside...) which took from the start of September to the end of December 2010, with some other projects in between to break things up.

I've written about it on my blog in more detail with more photos if you're interested! http://kestrelfindsandmakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/finally-rosa-is-revealed.html and on my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LadyMissP/rosa
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hooded Scarf / Snood on: January 08, 2011 01:08:13 PM
Hello! I've not posted any projects for a while, but have been busy knitting away...This winter I was keen to knit this hooded scarf;

I found this pattern for the Little Red Riding Snood http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-red-riding-snood on Ravelry and it was perfect for me. It's basically a long scarf which widens out to make a hood, so you can wear it as a big scarf too. I much preferred this to some of the other hoods or snoods I've seen and it's soooooo cosy!

More info on my blog! http://kestrelfindsandmakes.blogspot.com/2010/11/back-to-blogging.html
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Super Bulky Yarn Ideas!? on: February 09, 2010 01:33:02 PM
So, last Christmas I got Twinkle's Big City Knits. I bought my big needles and some Rowan Big Wool. I made a cardigan out of the book but was disappointed with it and frogged it. Then I used some of the wool to make a cowl. Which I also didn't like.

I now have 3 balls of grey and 3 of green super bulky which I'd like to use, as it wasn't cheap, BUT WHAT ON EARTH DO I DO WITH IT? I few small things? Something big and stripy?

Any suggestions most gratefully received!  Grin
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Traveling stitch legwarmers on: December 29, 2009 07:29:06 AM
Thought I'd share what is possibly my proudest knitting achievement..Traveling Stitch Legwarmers!

It's a great pattern but they took nearly 2 months to knit, by which stage I was so desperate to start wearing them. The wool is Artesano Alpaca.


Thanks for looking!!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / ROAR! Monster Mittens on: May 27, 2009 12:31:28 PM

Basic Peekaboo Mitten pattern by Pensive Frog with button eyes...suitable for a big child!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Looking for retailer who sells very large circular needles! on: December 26, 2008 07:10:13 AM
Festive Greetings fellow knitters!

Hope this is the right section to post this question...I received the book 'Twinkle's Big City Knits' for Christmas and am dying to get started but am having problems getting 24" (61 cm) circular needles in US sizes 17 & 19 (12.75mm & 15mm).

I've looked on UK ebay but the lengths there are 80cm and I've not been able to find anything suitable on the other UK knitting supplies sites I normally use - have also checked on US Ebay, US Amazon and a few other US sites but none have the needles in stock/are the right length or ship to the UK. Also the prices are pretty expensive for the ones I have seen!

Please can someone recommend a good UK-based site or a US site which posts to the UK where I could buy the needles I require? I normally knit circular on DPNs but haven't seen any of these in the larger sizes either.

Thanks for reading  Smiley

K x
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Very Exciting!!!! Cabled Beret - finished at last! on: December 05, 2008 04:05:17 AM
I'm so relieved to have this finished!  Cheesy Cheesy :DIt was my second attempt as the first time I knit it, it was smaller than I expected, so I ripped the whole thing out (this was heart-breaking!) and put in an extra section so there were 5 instead of 4 parts and added a few extra rows:

I am really pleased with it now though as it fits exactly how I wanted- hooray!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What's your most disappointing knitting experience? on: November 02, 2008 08:52:17 AM
Hi there

I was wondering what's the most disappointing experience people have had with knitting? Have you finished an item to discover it really wasn't what you expected?

I have just knitted  a beautiful pattern for a beret with some lovely and expensive wool, only to find out it knitted up so small it looked really stupid.

As I knew I would never wear it I decided to rip the whole thing out as at least then I could use the wool again but I was so disappointed to have to do it!

The finished item looked so good, apart from the super-small size (and I have a small head!) and I don't have any younger friends or relatives who I could have passed it on to. *Sigh*
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fingerless gloves - first project circular knitting&with cables! on: October 18, 2008 08:33:49 AM
Hi there

So - these gloves were my first experiment with knitting on dpn's and using cables (this is also my first time posting a finished project here...)

I know the left one looks a bit crappy, but it was the first one I knit. I've still got wool left so I might knit it again at some point. Pattern was from a knitting pull-out in The Guardian newspaper a few months ago.

Incidentally I'm now hooked on circular knitting. Despite all the pain I had getting started with it - knitting, ripping out, re-knitting, I now really enjoy it circular knitting. Would have been a lot easier if I had been able to find someone to actually show me but I had to cobble things together through reading knitting books and perservering. I was really surprised that people who I considered to be more experienced knitters (including my mum) had never tried it!

Thanks for looking,

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