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1  Re: Honeymoon Cami Frustration in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by sararosa on: June 12, 2006 02:45:59 PM
ultraviolet, here's a close-up of the edging along the neckline.

the yarn makes it hard to see the stitches (a good thing for me!) but you can sort of see how the decreases slant towards the edge, rather than going the same direction as the edge slant. I like the look of this, and I think it might help prevent curling, but you could probably do your decreases the other way if you want, so long as you're consistent.

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2  Honeymoon Cami - slightly modified in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: May 28, 2006 11:19:54 AM
Hi, I just finished the honeymoon cami from knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATThoneymoon.html). I found this yarn at Maryland Sheep and Wool -- Autumn House Farm Sagamore, the color is called "beach plum" and it was pretty cheap too, so I snatched it up. The gauge was right-on for this pattern. My only modification was to make the straps a little wider (to cover bra straps). I'm really happy with it, although it is a pretty deep vee. Definitely need a cami underneath.

And here's the yarn. It was three unspun strands of silk, linen and rayon, with purple, pink and gold. I was worried that might make it hard to work with, but it wasn't really a problem, and it knits up into a neat, slightly shiny FO.

thanks for looking!
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3  Re: Orangina a-long in Knitalongs by sararosa on: April 19, 2006 07:01:19 PM

I finally finished! I'm generally really happy with the fit, I did the size small and it's just right. the yarn is dmc cotton senso, 100% cotton.

But UGH -- do you see that horrible stripe around my waist? I bought the pattern and yarn in a kit, so I didn't bother to check the labels -- I assume a kit will all be the same dyelot. It was too late when I noticed that stripe was forming, and I thought maybe it wouldn't really show in the finished object. But it really does....and I don't think there is anything I can do about it. Dammit.

Lesson learned....check dyelots...

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4  Coveting a Silk Sweater in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by sararosa on: April 06, 2006 11:21:55 AM
I'm just doing the misery-loves-company thing...because I keep finding new things I want to knit! My brain goes sooo much faster than my needles. And then I end up un-enthused by my current project, which is dragging on forever. I've been working on Orangina for over a month. And I have at least two weeks left to go. But I'm already coveting tubey, and tivoli, and green gables, and then I saw this!

I just got an email from an online yarn store about the new Debbie Bliss 100% Silk yarn and the pattern book, and I LOVE this sweater. The yarn looks divine.  Of course, at 13.99 a skein, I definitely couldn't afford this -- it would be well over $100 for the yarn and book. But I can't help but drool.

There are some other nice patterns too. You can view them here: http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/DBS/DB-PureSilk/index.html
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5  Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: February 06, 2006 08:24:18 AM
I finished a panta! What a fun, easy pattern. It will be perfect for gifts...but I'm keeping this one. 

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6  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: January 29, 2006 06:39:46 PM
Finally finished my hourglass sweater! My sweater virginity is gone.

I used double-stranded Elann baby cashmere, and it was a great yarn sub. Also a lot cheaper than the Cash Iroha.

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7  coffee table out of picture frames! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sararosa on: January 15, 2006 02:28:54 PM
I'm so happy with my new coffee tables! When I was trying to figure out what I could use to build one, I searched on craftster and found a link to an external site with a tutorial on how to make a coffee table out of picture frames but the link was dead. I still thought it sounded like a good idea so I tried it sans guidance.

I used wooden picture frames and plant stands from Ikea. I put a step-by-step tute on my blog if anyone's interested: http://buonasara.blogspot.com/2006/01/adventures-in-interior-decorating.html

Thanks for looking!
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8  Re: Shrug it ON. :) in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: September 12, 2005 01:20:30 PM
Woot! My first shrug! Based on the Shrug Recipe here: http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/shrugrecipe.htm

I used yarn from AC Moore called Luxury Chunky, a great cheaper sub for cashmerino superchunky.

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9  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: July 29, 2005 08:26:45 AM
I did the drawstring baby pants, but used Pakucho organic cotton (in cafe) instead of the Rowan denim. These are for my little niece for her first birthday -- she is all-organic all-the-time so this yarn is perfect! (Plus, it was on sale at elann.) It was a great substitute because it shrinks 10-15% just like the denim, so I didn't have to adjust the size, which means I didn't have to do any math, which is a good thing Smiley

I'm sure they will be much cuter when she is wearing them!

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10  Re: Mary Ella from Winter Knitty in Knitting: Completed Projects by sararosa on: July 26, 2005 06:39:33 AM
Yay, I finished my first MaryElla! There will be more to come, because this was so fun and easy, and there are so many color possibilities. It will be great for gifts.

More on my blog: http://buonasara.blogspot.com/2005/07/livings-easy.html
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