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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Officially Joining the Capelet/Shawl Craze on: May 16, 2005 07:53:17 AM
I have had this particular object done for a while now but have been monstrously lazy so haven't posted it here. I am terribly proud of it. The pattern is from the Spring/Summer 05 Edition of Family Circle's Easy Knitting Mag. Its quite simple and works up nicely. I made one error in it, that can't be seen in the picture. Then again, its a crappy pic so not much can be seen. Somehow I did a yarnover and it added a space. I contemplated frogging it back and fixing it, but decided to just let it stay, its in the back, my hair covers it and I had already completely frogged the project once so wasn't keen on doing so again, even if it was only two rows. I am justifying my choice of not frogging with the idea that the mistake/hole makes the whole object an original. Cheesy

I cannot say I am super fond of the color. I got it from Herschner's when they had a sale so the colors were kinda limited and as I was ordering it online it was hard to tell if I would like the color or not. Usually I have good luck, this time I wasn't quite as fond but it still is a nice color that goes with many of my clothes. Of course, I am so proud of it that I wear it with almost everything no matter if it goes or not. So I guess color really doesn't matter.  Grin

Excuse the bad pics. Hard to take anything good when one is taking the pics themselves.

Here is an attempt of a closeup of the ties, they are crocheted flowers and I love them.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Look Ma! Cables! on: February 17, 2005 07:29:58 PM
 I am waaaaaaay too easily amused. After knitting odds and ends, I decided I had the courge to try cables. My first foray into the world of weird needles and twisted stitches ended up a fairly successful Basic Cable hat from S&B Nation.

I am terribly pleased with it. As I am sure you have noticed. You will have to ignore the scary chick in the pics. That would be me after drinking half a pot of coffee. Zing!

I didn't follow the pattern exactly, mainly because I did not have the right needles, so I did the main part on size 7 circs and then ended up downsizing to size 5 dpns since I did not have size 7's I think I should have made it a bit longer and I think I will when I do the next one.

Oh, and the yarn, that is the color hollyberry  in the Wool of the Andes by KnitPicks. I rather like it. Its not as smooth as cascade 220 but still real pleasant to knit with. Good feel, at least in my uneducated opinion.  Very intense colors, btw. Not sure if that shows up in the pics.

For those of you who are chicken about trying cables, don't be. Monsterous easy they are, yes yes. If I can do it, you can too. Grin

Coooooofffffffeeee!!!! Yes, still on that caffiene high, yep, definitely.

And here is a closeup of the cables since I know you were all on the edge of your seats waiting for this very image.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Warm tootsies and ears on: January 03, 2005 04:00:16 PM
Over Christmas I was a knitting fool and I have to say that even tho I am not an expert by any means I have pretty decent results after only 2 months of knitting. Finally, after a scarf and several hats, I decided to expand my skills and made my first pair of socks. The pattern I chose was this one: http://knitting.about.com/library/blthreesock.htm  I used Adriafil Point, which I have decided I love the tweeds in the yarn. I also made a hat for my 5 year old niece. She loves cats and I am partial to the Hello Kitty cat so I knitted a basic hat and crocheted a two ears on and a bow. I decided, after working at it several times, to forgo the eyes and nose.I couldn't get it to look anything but stupid. It is my 3 year old son modeling the hat. He is a bit of a ham.

Son in a kitty hat:

My chubby legs in my new favorite socks:

I did the ribbing with the same needle as the rest so it stretches a bit more than looks appealing but I like it because I have a habit of scrunching my socks down:
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A silly question, perhaps on: December 06, 2004 07:56:03 AM
I've a question that may be foolish and I am probably overthinking things.
I am a fairly new knitter but have been crocheting for years so have a basic idea of how to read and understand a pattern. Currently I decided to try my hand at making a pair of socks.

The pattern I am using is listed here: http://knitting.about.com/library/blthreesock.htm
I am making a pair of socks for myself. I chose to use size 5 needles instead of 6 because I tend to knit a bit loose and size 9 socks are too large for me. Anyway, my question, I have finished the 2 inches of ribbing (k2, p2) and am now moving onto the body of the sock. The problem I am having is that it states to do it in stokinette stitch. Which I know stockentte is to knit one row and purl the next. However the socks are worked in the round so doesnt that mean I need to just knit each row? If I knit one row and purl the next I wont end up with that smooth look, right? So that means I should knit every row to get the right effect? Am I correct in thinking this, or am I overthinking things again?

Thanks in advance for the help Smiley
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