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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Roza Socks from Spring 2007 IK on: March 20, 2007 09:19:20 PM
They're dead simple to knit, but switched it up by making these socks on Panda Cotton, a bamboo/cotton/elastic blend with lots of stretch.

It fits really well so far, but I wasn't able to get a good picture of it on my foot.

The colorway is Strawberry Lime, and they were knit on size 1 circulars.  I think I'm going to be pretty happy with these!  More details on my blog is you want to visit Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Licorice is back an Joann on: June 13, 2006 06:11:54 PM
I hadn't been in Joann for a couple of weeks, and went in there to pre shop before the 50% coupons go into effect.  I saw that they have new colors of Licorice on the shelves now.  They're more multicolored now than before.  There was a blue colorway and a dark reddish-purple (geez I forgot already and cream flecked with black skein that looked interesting.

It looks pretty nice, but the price might not be in my ballpark for a big project right now.   The price label wasn't even on the shelf where I saw it, but I'm suspecting it's in that $4-$6 range.

I remember people talking a lot about Licorice on this board about a year or so ago, so I thought I'd spread the word.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Canteen Bag from IK Fall 2005 on: January 11, 2006 01:25:03 PM
I made this in Patons Classic Merino (?),  2 balls of black and one ball of red worked double stranded.  It had been knitted up for quite a while, I just hadn't felted it yet.  Today was that day, because jeans needed washing.  Second FO of the day!

The only scary part is that the strap is way too long.  It called for a 60 inch strap initially, and I if I remember correctly I made it a little shorter.  I'm going to have to do some sort of emergency cut and splice, and probably felt that part again.  If anyone has ever done this let me know how it went.  It's that or try to make an adjustable strap of some sort, which I've never done before.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Landscapes Felted Bag: I have stash busted. on: January 11, 2006 11:25:15 AM
I keep telling myself not to buy yarn on a whim, but about a couple of months ago Joann had Lion Brand Landscapes on Sale for about $3.50 or something like that, and they had five balls of the Rose Garden colorway left.  I bought it, thinking i could wrangle a felted bag out of it.

The pattern is the Fulled Lopi Tote from helloyarn.com.  Here it is in all the wool blend glory:

The before shot doesn't so up the blue as well, but it sticks out prominently after felting.  The halo post felt gives the bag a funny cast  that I'm not sure I like.  It sort of muddies the color down a bit.  The part that bugs me the most is the pebbled effect of the acrylic bits sticking out of the wool makes me think the bag has broken out in pimples.  It's creepy, yet neat all at once.

I'm starting a new job next week and wanted to make a little bag to bring with me to work to carry lunch or snacks, or maybe just books and an mp3 player for breaktime, and this is it.  I used what I had on hand, and I didn't buy extra yarn for it.  Whoo me Smiley  Even if it's not quite what I wanted, it'll be more interesting than what everyone else is carrying.  I'm going to get some sort of closure for it and attach it as well. 

If I ever buy this stuff again, which is unlikely, I'll get one of the darker/primary colorways.  At least I got rid of the stuff ^_^

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Feathers, Fans and Vines: Two Lacy Gift Scarves on: December 25, 2005 03:13:32 PM
Score!  I got a digital camera for Christmas!  Now I can prove I'm not just talking about knitting, but actually doing it.

Here are the two scarves I made for gifts this Christmas.  The first is tried and true Feather and Fan stitch, made in Joann Angel Hair yarn for a friend that really likes purple.  2 balls of yarn, size 11 needles, and fuzzy yarn is now a lot more interesting.  More shape than straight rows, and when you're actually in the room with it, you can still see the lacy holes made by the YOs.  I just couldn't get a pic that showed them very well:

The Traveling Vine scarf is for my mom.  This scarf is the result of lots of headache.  She said something about not wearing a scarf very often because she doesn't stay outside very long, so I ripped all the thick, warm knitting out that she wouldn't wear in a million years.  I saw this pattern in the Knit Scarves! book and had a eureka moment.  It's light, not too long, and the wool and cashmere blend in the Cashsoft is warm and feels really good on.  I was convinced into buying 3 balls at the yarn store, but it only took one ball and a good part of a second.  I officially hate p2tog through the back loop now, and forever, but damn it's pretty:

She really liked it.  I hope she wears it!  They go with the pink socks I also made her for Christmas.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 3 balls of Wool-Ease T&Q: Any ideas? on: June 24, 2005 10:56:54 AM
I've got three (maybe four) balls of Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Claret.  I need to use it for something, because I'm trying to whittle away at my acrylic stash.  I was thinking about making some really thick legwarmers for the winter, but does anyone else have an idea that doesn't incude making a scarf? 

The yarn is actually from a scarf I made a a couple of years ago, so I don't want to do that again  Cheesy

Thank you!
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