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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Atouria's first projects.. (photo intense) on: January 17, 2005 06:10:42 PM
Here are the first things I've ever knitted.  I just taught myself in mid-December '04 and you guys have really inspired me.  I try to make each project a little harder than the last.  Although, nothing has really been hard thus far.. I try to up my skill with each project.

My first knit thing ever was the  Bernat Boa scarf in the color Ostrich to the left.  I didn't realize how hard I was making it on myself by using eyelash alone for my first project ever!  It was kinda nice though, it hid all the mistakes that I'm sure I made as I was learning.

The second knit thing was the scarf on the left.  I made it out of Wool-Ease Chunky in Charcoal for my husband.  I've since learned that stockinette curls, so I'll probably give this one to my dad.  My hubby hates the way that it curls and I can't blame him.  I'll do the middle stripes in 1x1 rib next time, and a seed stitch border instead of garter.

Here's a closeup:

The next scarf was made for my mom out of LB Homespun in Airdrondack (sp).  The colorway was perfect for her.  She loves the mauves, tans, and greens it has.  I did this one in moss stitch. She was at work, so this was a rushed shot.  I'll have to chase her down for a good closeup of the scarf.  The colors seem a little off on it.

This is a scarf, that is nearly finished, for my brother Ross.  It's  1x1 rib in his school colors.  The blue is LB Jiffy in Denim and the grey is Wool-Ease worsted in some grey.  I doubled up the grey to make it closer to the same gauge and I like that it stands out (kinda thicker).

Finally, here is my progress on my first ever sweater.  I'm doing the Hourglass sweater from Last minute knitted gifts.  This is a completed sleeve and the start of the torso.  I can't wait to finish up Ross' scarf so I can really get to work on this!

And just for fun.. a photo of the stash for the sweater.  I was So EXCITED when this came in the mail!!

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hollywood Knits Style review on: January 15, 2005 08:13:25 PM
Actually, I'm looking for comments on both of the Suss cousins' books.  Amazon has some really bad reviews for Style.  I want to know what those of you who have the book and have made some of the designs think.  I have sucky book stores locally, and would have to drive an hour to maybe flip through the book, if they have it.

I've seen the looong errata, which irks me to no end.  Are the patterns inspiring?  Do you have any pics of items that you've made and used/worn from their book(s).  I like the patterns available to buy through their site ~ specifically the shrug.  I was going to order just that pattern, but is it in their book as well?

Thanks so much!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What length DPN's? on: January 01, 2005 07:10:24 PM
I'm about to make an order with elann.com for some goodies.  I'll be ordering a few sets of dpns for varioius projects.

 What length should I get 5" or 7.5" or 9".  I'm guessing I should get 5" with the size 2 dpns for my coffee holder and bottled watter sling. 

I'll be using size 7dpns for my kittyville hat, should I get those in  5" or 7.5"?  (isn't 9" a little long?)

14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 4x4 rib scarf ideas on: December 21, 2004 02:08:51 PM
I've started making my husband a 4x4 rib scarf (24 stitches) with Wool-ease Chunky 80%acrylic, 20% wool.  I've got about 1' done and the sides are rolling in.  It's almost starting to do a little accordian number. 

I am doing K4,P4. Is there a better rib I should be doing to prevent this?  Of course, I want it to be flat. I'm wondering if it will block very well since it's 80% acrylic and only 20% wool.  I chose 4x4 because I like the thicker lines and, to me, it looks more manly.

Please respond.

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