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1  Zimmerman Sweater with Some Mods in Knitting: Completed Projects by nongshim on: January 16, 2007 06:44:59 AM

Pattern is based on the saddle shoulder sweater from "Knitting Without Tears" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. More details on my blog: http://www.yarnabuse.com
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2  Re: LMKG Elephant- trunk help please! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by nongshim on: August 07, 2006 02:32:08 PM
You are knitting the trunk in the round, right? It sounds like you have your knitting oriented in such a way that you are knitting reverse stockinette in the round. This occurs when you have your knitting pointing "away" from you, rather than having it sitting in front of you. It should look kind of like this first picture here:


where the points are towards the body. (god, how sad is it that I can't figure out how to hyperlink?) Apologies if this is totally not what you were looking for.

Try "tinking" (knitting backwards) to your provisional cast on so you don't drop your first row. It's slow going, but fool proof.

Good luck with your elephant! I made one recently myself.

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3  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by nongshim on: December 29, 2005 05:08:15 PM
I made a Kim's Hat, the garter stitch version with ear flaps. It's for a baby, but I want to keep it! Instead of Manos, which I think is too scratchy for an infant, I used Berrocco Foliage. This yarn is awesome, I love how loud the colors are in this hat (they are kind of muted in this picture).

The best part is, this is like an insta-gift. Three hours and there you have it.
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4  Re: I have no stash in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by nongshim on: September 13, 2005 01:14:32 PM
I have a very small stash, at least, it's small compared to what's out there.

I like my small stash. It's cute. I don't feel obligated when I look at it. I have yarn for 1 sweater for me, 1 baby cardigan and 1 leftover skein from my first sweater.

Here it is, in all it's minimalist glory:

Better quality pics on my blog: http://www.xanga.com/minnesotaricecracker
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5  Re: Kyoto - anyone want to join? in Knitalongs by nongshim on: August 11, 2005 06:08:44 PM
I is done!

Ok, here is my Kyoto. Please ignore my man hands.


Added 3 inches to the sash.

Added 4 (that's FOUR) inches to the sleeves. If I did this all over again I would add one more.

I had to use size 8 needles to even get close to gauge, and still it was on the small side. Blocking helped this a lot, though.

I'm so glad I'm finally finished! Now if only it weren't 95 degrees here...
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6  Re: Kyoto - anyone want to join? in Knitalongs by nongshim on: June 13, 2005 01:28:54 PM
(SOB!) I ripped out the back, the fronts and a sleeve. My row gauge was waaaaay off, and The Maths were against me  Cry

Out of curiosity, does anyone ever have their purl stitches get stretched out? That's what happened to me. I can't seem to maintain tension using the English method. I've never noticed before, but this is my largest stockinette stitch project, so that's probably why.

BUT! It's ok, I've started over and now I'm just going to follow the directions as they're printed (with no Maths) and to keep the row gauge on track I'm going to use the combination method of knitting. It's keen!

Here's a snapshot of my progress. I've done a couple more inches since then. I am going to make the sash longer because me and the cropped sweaters don't get along.

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