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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: New Knitter makes Poor Son Wear her Ugly First Attempts on: February 20, 2008 06:54:16 AM
Well, it's obvious that your son LOVES wearing these pieces...look at that GRIN in the skully sweater!!! Grin

I think they're adorable!  The skully sweater is totally hip, and the sweater vest is adorable...perfect for a piano recital!

Your work in the first 3 months is AMAZING.  In the first three months I managed a couple of scarves and an iffy tote bag, but you've knit whole sweaters!  It took me over a year to even THINK about socks or sweaters.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Old School NES afghan (Updated chart and tutorial!!!) on: February 19, 2008 08:26:05 PM
Okay, I know this is an older post but I've been going on and on about it all year long Smiley  I crochet better than I knit (it's a painful truth).  Could the chart still work for crochet, you think?   Huh  Even if it were knit, do you just count each little grid/box as a stitch?  I still sooo badly wanna make one of these  Grin Grin Grin  I still absolutely LOVE it!

I'm sorry I took so long to reply!  I haven't been keeping up with my craftster lately!

To answer your question...I think it could definitely work for crochet!  Each square is one stitch, so you would just use the appropriate color and carry the other colors along.  I'd love to see it in crochet!

jeez.  how long did this take?

It took me about 3 months, working off and on.  The size 17 needles really made it go quickly...it was just those rows of alternating grey and black that made me want to cry sometimes...  Wink

Did you just duplicate stitch the A and B on or did you do Fair Isle for it?
Could we see a pic of the back of it pretty pretty please?
I might just make this my first color project Smiley

Ask and ye shall receive!  It is all done Fair Isle, and it is AWFUL looking on the back.  My first real colorwork.  Does the job, though.

I just found your picture here
http://www.ripten.com/?p=3256 and so googled it to find the pattern hopefully. That is one awesome blanket!!  Grin

DUDE!  I'm an internet celebrity!  I really should check flickr more often, AND this site.

Gracias AGAIN for all the love you guys have for this project...and hey, the guy I knitted this for MARRIED me, so clearly no afghan curse!  Grin
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Yum Yum Yum! With Pics on: December 18, 2007 06:51:39 AM
Just chiming in with love for the pooch!  Dallas...what a great name!

He makes me miss my friend and his Staffordshire, Bradley.  Looks just like Dallas except a gorgeous auburn color.  I'm glad Dallas got a non-Cadbury cookie!   Cheesy

I think I might have to try the Cadbury idea...even though I'm an American, I LOOOOOVE Cadbury chocolate.  Every year at Easter they bring in the Mini Eggs and I have to resist eating an entire bag myself!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Portal companion cube (my first knitting project) on: November 17, 2007 12:02:55 PM
The Aperture Science Weighted Companion Cube cannot speak.  In the event that your companion cube speaks to you, please disregard its advice.

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

My fiance LOVES this!  Way to go!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sticking it out: some encouragement? on: November 08, 2007 11:59:36 AM
I use a reward system of sorts to get through tough long projects. Right now I am working on the Mernorah pillow from Handknit holidays for a gift, but it takes forever, and it kills my hands. So for every hour I knit it, I get 15 minutes to work on something for myself (right now a super easy dishcloth) Or a lace knitter gave me this idea. Dump out some M & M's (or skittles or whatever you like) into a bowl and you get one for every row you complete!

Just make sure you don't have kids or pets (or in my case, a man!) around.  You can get REALLY screwed up that way. Cheesy

All joking aside, I have this trouble SO SO much.  Half the time I end up frogging them because I wait too long and can't remember why it was so important that I knit that project anyway.

I find that movies really help, or long telephone calls.  I put on my wireless headset and chat for an hour while knitting (usually to friends back home) and before I know it, there's a lot of knitting done.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK Winter '07 on: November 03, 2007 06:19:04 AM
ARGH.  My issue came in the mail the other day, and it is killing me! For two issues now I have had MULTIPLE crushes on patterns, and I've set a moratorium on new WIPs due to my upcoming wedding and the knitting I've got to finish in time for that.

Come Spring, though....oh, watch out.  Ten MILLION new sweaters knitted by me!  Cheesy
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: vegan yarn on: October 26, 2007 04:20:47 AM
This fall's Interweave Knits had a huge thing on organic yarns.  Not solely non-wools, but might be okay, and you might find some wools you feel okay about if you're desperate.

Amy Singer (editor of knitty.com) wrote a book called No Sheep For You!, that is patterns that use non-wool yarns.  She's got wool allergies, so it's vital to her.  I know she likes a lot of silk, though, and I don't know your opinion on that (lots of vegan knitters won't use silk either).
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jaywalkers too small!?! on: October 24, 2007 06:58:45 PM
I went back and reknit mine in a larger gauge with a larger needle.  It means they will probably wear out sooner, but that's the way things go, I guess.  I still love 'em, and wear them more as slippers than socks.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Old School NES afghan (Updated chart and tutorial!!!) on: October 06, 2007 06:51:29 PM
vrt, I have just updated the link for the chart.  I'm so lazy, geez.

Please drop me a PM if you have any questions!  Grin
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: costume idea's for hugely pregant woman. lol on: September 19, 2007 11:34:20 AM
When my mom was pregnant with my brother, they went as Adam and Eve.  Mom wore a green bikini with fake leaves sewn on it and wrote "Cain" on her belly with an arrow pointing to it.  Dad wore green shorts with leaves sewn on too.  You can wear a rubber snake like a boa around your neck and your hubby can carry around an apple.
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