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1  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: February 27, 2006 03:24:49 PM
Congrats on finishing, everyone!  I'm shocked what some of you guys were able to get done...Mariah in that time, especially!  It's amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it.  Cheesy 

Here's my Olympic FO, from Rebecca #30, the Ruffled wrap cardi (pattern 37)

Made with about 5 1/2 balls of delicious GGH Soft Kid yarn.  If you want the long winded, rambling explanation of the sweater, it's on my blog!  Mine's not as ruffly as the original but it works nonetheless.

I'd intended to do the Snap Cardi from Blue Sky Alpacas but had a last minute change of heart. I'd already done one of the fronts for this but knew that with it being mohair, I wouldn't get to wear it this season unless I got it done pretty soon.  The BSA cardi is cotton so I'll get a longer season of wear out of it.  The front pieces knit up so quickly compared to the rest that I didn't feel like I cheated at all.  Wink
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2  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: January 22, 2006 10:43:46 AM
In spite of how slow I have been to finish projects lately, I signed up! I'm going to be doing the Blue Sky Alpacas Snap Cardigan, using BSA Cotton.  The big challenge for me is not really completing a sweater in 16 days (it's not a complicated knit and is in worsted yarn) but overcoming my fear of zipper installation!  I decided that I want to put in a zipper instead of the snap tape.  I figure that if I need to get it done by a certain date, it won't languish unfinished at the bottom of my knitting basket awaiting merely a zipper! If nothing else, I'll have to finish it in time to get it to my tailor to put the zipper in.  Wink
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3  Finished Lucky from SNBN! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by legallyblonde on: May 25, 2005 06:41:15 AM
I posted this in the Knit-Along section but I thought I'd post it here too. I'm pretty pleased with it.  I didn't make many changes to the pattern, other than doing normal sleeves instead of bell sleeves and I made the sleeves 3/4 length.  I made the 32" chest size and didn't add all the increases above the waist because I didn't want that much ease.  It's a little big in the shoulders, even though I seamed the neckband on to cinch it in some.  I was in my LYS yesterday, and she told me that I could cinch it even more if I wanted. I will deal with the wider neck because I have no desire to do that seaming again! Smiley

I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fine in Prairie Lupine, 5 skeins with a little  of a 6th.

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4  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: May 17, 2005 09:38:35 PM
 Lucky's done!  It fits really well, except for being a little too big in the shoulders.  More details on my blog, and I'm going to post a more clear photo there tomorrow.  But here's one for now.
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5  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: April 28, 2005 02:11:55 PM
I really love working on this pattern. It's going slowly but not as bad as I thought it would be and after so many stockinette patterns, I'm enjoy it.  I've now finished one of the sleeves and have a few inches on the 2nd sleeve done.  I did the shorter tie because I'm able to knit it mindlessly. I am kind of dreading the 62" tie and seaming this thing though!

I ended up doing full length sleeves but didn't do the bell sleeve.

Here are all the pieces laid out...
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6  Re: Om Yoga Mat Bag in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by legallyblonde on: April 18, 2005 07:49:29 AM
I finished my Mom's yoga mat bag last night. It didn't take long at all.  If I'd worked on it every evening, without working on anything else (I have so many projects going on now!), it probably would have only taken 3 evenings.  It would be a great first lace project.  I've only done a few other lace projects, and this was probably the simplest.

I used the Lion Cotton the pattern called for and used less than 1 skein, instead of the pattern's required 2.

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7  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: April 01, 2005 10:26:38 AM
I finished the back of Lucky last weekend and am really pleased with how it looks.  I got about 6 inches done on the front right while on a trip earlier in the week.  I'm loving how much more quickly this moves along than I thought it would!

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8  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: March 22, 2005 11:13:01 AM
I'm about 9 1/2 inches into the back.  I really haven't put that much time into it. It's moving a lot faster than I thought it would, and the lace pattern is also getting easier the more I do. I hope I can get the back piece finished by the end of the weekend.  I've had trouble getting a good picture of it but here's a shot.

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9  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: March 13, 2005 12:53:03 PM
My yarn came yesterday morning, and I did my swatch yesterday afternoon.  This is NOT the project to work on while you are watching a close basketball game. I kept getting distracted and had to redo it several times.  I got through a couple of repeats just fine then messed up again and didn't feel like repairing it so since it shouldn't affect my gauge, my swatch is messed up at the top.  I had trouble getting a good photo but here is the swatch.

I am using Brown Sheep Cotton Fine in Prairie Lupine and I got gauge on the first time with size 2 needles. I went ahead and started on the back piece last night (and had to rip out a couple of repeats because of mistakes).  This pattern is going to try my patience but it will be all worth it in the end, I hope.  I've resigned myself to having to rip out rows from time to time but hopefully once I get going, it won't be as bad.
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10  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by legallyblonde on: February 20, 2005 10:45:29 AM
I finished Clapotis!  I thought it would take a lot longer than it did.  I agree with Acesulfamek that this is a really fun pattern.  It's great for working on front of the TV since it's not too complicated but it's not mindless knitting either.

Julia, mine rolled a lot but blocking it really helped.  Now it has a little bit of a wav to it at the edges but doesn't curl in. I love how it looks.

I ended up using almost 2 skeins of Koigu, size 6 needles, and after blocking, it's about 7 inches wide and 50 inches long.  I wanted it to be a bit longer but I hated to wind my extra skein of Koigu into a ball for just a few more inches.

It matches the Koigu hat I made from the pattern in the Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits.

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