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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first sweater! on: March 17, 2008 02:41:37 PM
I'm so excited!  I finally finished my first sweater, using fingering weight yarn!  It's Joelle's Favorite Yoke sweater from the book KnitKnit.  I knit it using Zen Yarn Garden's Bling yarn.  Roxanne from Zen Yarn Garden was great to work with, and dyed the yarn just the colour I wanted!  (much closer to the second picture - the first is a bit light and unsparkly)

Thanks for looking Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Harry Potter Hermione Mittens, finally! on: December 27, 2007 04:17:10 PM
I have loved the cable and bobble mittens that are in Charmed Knits, for like ever!
So I finally knit a pair for a mitten swap!  It took me forever to finish the first, but only 3 days to finish the second....  Here they are!

I used Louisa Harding's Kashmir Aran, and I really liked it!  It was a bit snaggy with Addi Lace needles, but nothing too terrible.  I think there's a bit more info on my blog, but if not more info, definitely bigger pictures!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ease, aargh! on: September 24, 2007 04:57:52 PM
So, I want to knit the Sand Dollar Pullover from Knitting Nature.  I have no idea what size to knit though!  I think either the 40 or 44" would be appropriate...  My bust is about 39", and it needs a shirt underneath.
Here is a picture of a finished sweater, but I think I would find it too snug.  Here is one I prefer.  I'm planning to use Rowan Summer Tweed, so maybe it will stretch a lot after wearing it for a while...  What would you do?
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Bought a wheel, spun some yarn! on: September 16, 2007 04:48:42 PM
So I'm starting a new job, and decided to buy a spinning wheel to celebrate!  So I bought a Louet Victoria.  I looove it.  Here's my first handspun (that is fit to be shown in public...)

It's corriedale, and my very rough estimates say that it's about 80g and 75 yards.  I think it may become a hat.  I'm having so much fun Smiley
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / My first handspun! on: August 05, 2007 05:42:13 PM
I am taking a class to learn how to spin on a wheel (since I am hopeless with a spindle!), and I finished my first skein of yarn today!  It's just under 50g, and I'm so pleased with it.  I used an Ashford Kiwi, and I liked it!  I'm so looking forward to trying different wheels at my next class Smiley

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Monkey Socks! on: July 30, 2007 08:27:36 AM
After many trials, I finished a pair of Monkeys for my Sockapalooza pal.  I really hope she likes them, because I just love them!  I used some Posh Yarn Lucia, which is so nice!  Really soft and lovely, but it stood up quite well to repeated ripping and re-knitting...
Instead of putting ribbing at the top, I started with a picot edge.  I really like how it looks!  I think I'll need to knit a pair for myself someday soon Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / June Magknits! on: June 01, 2007 06:19:12 PM
It's here!
I really like the hoodie!  I wish I had some Summer Tweed.  The clover chain is really cute too Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Amy Butler Covington purse! on: April 26, 2007 10:32:04 AM
I've been working on this off and on since February, and I finally finished it!  This is my first real sewing project in years, at least 4 or 5...   I haven't seen too many completed Covington purses, but I'm happy with how mine turned out, even though I made some changes.
It was a good learning experience, but my next sewing project will be something a bit less complicated Smiley

Here's a picture:
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Madge from Knitty on: October 28, 2006 07:50:37 PM
I just finished Madge today using some cosmicpluto handspun I bought on etsy recently, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

(please excuse the silly picture, I had such a hard time taking a picture of my own head!)

I have enough yarn left to make a neckwarmer tube, but would it look strange to use the same stitch pattern?  Would it be better to use stockinette?  I'm not sure and I want to avoid too much ripping and reknitting...
Thanks Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New Magknits and AntiCraft! on: August 01, 2006 05:55:57 PM
Yup, it looks like Magknits is doing a one-skein/handspun issue this month. 
And don't forget to look at The AntiCraft!  Always interesting...
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