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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Projects from "One Skein" 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!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: :: Sweater from Malabrigo in Tiger lily :: on: March 24, 2007 02:15:05 PM
very pretty! I love malabrigo!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My finished Venezia on: March 17, 2007 10:16:21 AM
gosh, that is just gorgeous!!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Norah Gaughan "capecho" - now a MINI-CARDI! on: March 10, 2007 12:44:50 PM
that's the way to do it!  I really love it.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Two Together Doctor's Bag on: March 10, 2007 12:41:22 PM
It's beautiful!  I read on your blog that you didn't like how floppy it is.  What about putting some plastic in between the lining and the knitting to keep it more stiff.  I've been loving using that plastic grid that little kids use to learn sewing with a big tapestry needle and yarn. (does that make sense at all?)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Hatty hatty joy joy! on: March 10, 2007 12:36:55 PM
hmm, I have a single skein of that yarn too, maybe a hat would be perfect for it!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's alpaca like? on: March 10, 2007 12:27:32 PM
The best alpaca I've found is Misti Baby Alpaca.  The bulky only has 108 yards on it for $14 but it's well worth it.  It's the  softest yarn I think I've ever touched, including cashmere. 
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Storing knitting supplies on: March 10, 2007 12:24:42 PM
I have a whole shelf designated for yarn and I store mine in ziploc inside those crates that double as filing boxes.  I'm really loving the xl and xxl ziplocs for yarn because they can fit  SO  much.  Plus I think it's really important to keep your yarn in something airtight to protect it from bugs, etc. 
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Craftivity Baby Blanket on: March 10, 2007 12:22:17 PM
I really love this project.  You did an excellent job! 

The hook you used, was it one of those long ones used for Tunisian crochet, or just a regular hook? 

And which company manufactures Peaches & Cream?


I just used a regular crochet hook, most of the stitches are either half double or double crochet.   Elmore Pisgah makes Peaches and Creme, you can find it in very limited colors at Walmart or I carry it at Tangle (see below).
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Craftivity Baby Blanket on: March 09, 2007 02:35:29 PM
Thanks everyone!!

I love it! It's really fun. Just curious, what's the diff between Peaches and Sugar? I only ask because I've been using Sugar 'n Cream for my cottony crochet projects.

I've found the Sugar to fade, shrink and pill WAY more than the Peaches.  Plus the overall texture is much nicer to begin with. Smiley
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