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1  Re: Projects from "One Skein" in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: March 24, 2007 02:41:19 PM

Here's my Asymmetrical Cabled hat with a few changes:

At a certain point (I don't remember how far in, maybe 6"?) I began decreases as follows:

k5 in pattern, k2tog (or p2tog depending on the pattern), to the end
knit one round in pattern
k4 in pattern, k2tog (or p2tog depending on the pattern), to the end

so on and so forth. I tried my best to incorporate my decreases into the pattern. If I came to a spot where I needed to knit a purl together with a knit stitch, I turned that stitch into a knit.

Also, two corrections to the pattern too. The big cable should be twisted on the 8th row and then every 12th thereafter (according to the photo.) And I think it's near impossible to get the gauge on 11's, I'd start swatching with 10's and that's what I used.

I used one skien of Misti Alpaca Chunky which is just the softest yarn EVAR!

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2  Craftivity Baby Blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: March 09, 2007 12:09:21 PM
I'm usually more of a knitter, but I couldn't pass this blanket up.  I decided to make it less of an heirloom blanket and more of a blanket that will wipe up spit up and get thrown down on the floor for play time so I used Peaches and Creme yarn (far superior to the Sugar and Cream IMO.) And I used a 6.0mm hook.

The pattern is from the wonderful book Craftivity.  Love it!

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3  Striped kiddo sweater with skull applique in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: February 01, 2007 10:31:44 AM
I finished this a couple weeks ago for my 3 year old. Here he is making a silly face.


The pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple's Baby Sweater Pattern #214.  It is sized big - I made the 24 months size. 

The yarn is GGH Samoa - 50% cotton, 50% acrylic.  And I hand made the applique out of felt and embroidery floss. 
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4  Re: Projects from "Handknit Holidays" by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: January 12, 2007 12:45:37 PM

I made this stocking last year from Cascade 109. gotta love those cables
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5  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: April 25, 2006 11:44:12 AM
A few things I've finished lately.

placket neck sweater (make sure you check the website for corrections, the pattern is totally wrong - found out the hard way)  Yarn is Rowan Cashcotton - it's so amazingly soft.

leg warmers - next time I'll do them sans mohair, KSH is way too scratchy for my sensitive skin!

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6  Re: Projects from "One Skein" in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: April 20, 2006 10:08:24 AM
your baby bolero looks great!  do you know what the gauge is for this project?  I bought some wool on sale, and hopefully it will work for this project.  if so, i'll buy the book.  but if not, i don't want to have to make a special trip to b&n, cause i'll go crazy and spend way too much money! 

The gauge is 18sts and 22 rows - 4" in St. st. using size 8's

I just finished my first Cabled Footie.  I made the ankle longer cause I'm not into the ankle sock thing and did a short row heel rather than a flap.  It's so comfy! 

Yarn - Cascade 220

The only mistake I've found with the pattern is in the Gusset Section.  It says Rnd 2: knit and it should be Knit in pattern. 

When it says to Rnd 2: Knit on the toe, it's right.
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7  Projects from "One Skein" in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: April 02, 2006 10:44:25 AM
I've been loving this new book, One Skein.  There's hardly anything in that that I DONT like.  Like this amazing stash buster rug.

So far I've made this itty bitty baby bolero.

I think next I'm going to start on that rug, I really, really love it. 
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8  Re: Cabled hand bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: March 29, 2006 02:40:25 PM
here's my most recent variation of the purse.

you can buy the pattern here:

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9  Re: Projects from "Loop-d-Loop" in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: March 27, 2006 01:28:38 PM
I made the kiddie ballet tee.  and leg warmers to match. modeled on my 4 year old.

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10  Re: 1 skein of noro = buttony neckwarmer! (pattern inside!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by pretendingsanity on: September 19, 2005 02:12:38 PM
So tell me about the white buttons?  Are they just sewn on?  You didn't knit button holes for them right?

Here's my version, without ends weaved in.

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