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11  Linux Illusion Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by PlayItGeorge on: October 20, 2006 06:56:01 PM
My oldest UFO is finally complete!

Started in December 2005, finished today.  It was a pretty boring knit and that's why it took me so long.  It's probably about 7 feet total.  I'm so happy to have it done!
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12  Re: yarn weight for knitty's "Broad Street Mittens"? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by PlayItGeorge on: October 02, 2006 02:48:49 PM
I was able to snag a few pics of the gloves.  They're a bit big on me but fit the guy (my BF) perfectly.  Perhaps this will give you a better visualization of the fabric you end up with when you use worsted on such tiny needles. 

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13  Mountain Laurel Counterpane Baby Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by PlayItGeorge on: September 30, 2006 10:02:37 AM
It's finally finished! I started it in June and worked like a madman throughout September finishing this up.

I used Caron Wintuk/One Pound in Fisherman.  I did 18 full panes, 4 half panes, and 6 seed stitch panes.  For anyone else making this I would recommend that too as it's big enough for a baby this way--if I made all the panes the pattern recommends I would probably hang myself with the yarn before I finished!! 

I don't loooove this, but it's nice enough I suppose.  I was hoping I would like it better.  I am just glad to get it out of my sight!  This was by far the largest project I have ever completed and it was really, really tedious towards the end.

Onto other projects now, using nicer yarns.  The squeakiness got on my nerves after a while.
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14  Re: Projects from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by PlayItGeorge on: September 24, 2006 08:38:29 PM
I have one FO, one almost FO, and one just started from this book:

There's the finished Cozy Armchair Socks.  I made them in leftover woolease.  They were my first socks and I thought they were pretty easy.  Woolease is not the greatest yarn to make socks out of.  Not enough wool IMO.  However they do make for nice slipper socks, or for those extra cold days.

The other projects that aren't quite finished are the garter stitch baby pullover, which I plan on finishing within the next week or two, and the perfect pie shawl that I will finish this month provided I have enough yarn.  It's looking like the yardage estimate in the book isn't enough  Angry.
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15  Re: Day in the Life Photo Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PlayItGeorge on: June 28, 2006 07:54:06 PM
From Teapot:

A card:

And a CD with lots of pics:

I like how the CD case turns into a little picture frame!  I am so stealing that idea from you!

Thanks a bunch!
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16  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by PlayItGeorge on: April 26, 2006 08:33:17 AM
I found it a billion times easier to just purl that one lonely stitch in between the knit through back  stitches rather than using a bunch of markers.

Here's my finished clapotis.  I want to wash it out before gifting it to make sure it opens up nicely.

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17  Re: e-based recipe swap for omnivores in The Swap Gallery by PlayItGeorge on: April 20, 2006 07:56:58 PM

Isn't it cute!  knittnkitten made it look like the craftster page!

Thanks, I love it!

On a sad note...I think I am going to have to look for a swap angel, as I fear someone is flaking on me.
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18  Re: e-based recipe swap for omnivores in The Swap Gallery by PlayItGeorge on: April 16, 2006 11:45:28 AM
OK knittnkitten said she received mine, so here are the pics.  The box is just a normal index card holder I decorated with retro pictures of old food mascots and stuff.  The recipe cards are postcards I had, local ad postcards, and ones of Chicago I got at the store, I thought it would be cool to have postcards of stuff about where I live.
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19  Lelahvoli **NOW WITH TUTORIAL** in Knitting: Completed Projects by PlayItGeorge on: February 24, 2006 05:38:26 PM
Look what happens when you put the top of Picovoli on the bottom of Lelah:

I'm really happy with it.


Here's how to make it to any size.

I used worsted weight yarn.  The Lelah calls for worsted, the Picovoli something lighter.  So here's how to get gauge--first knit a swatch using the size needles you'd like to use for the top.  Look at the picovoli's gauge, and determine the stitches per inch (this is now x).  Then figure out how many stitches per inch your swatch has (this is now y).  Now, to convert the pattern.  For example, let's pretend that you have to cast on 60 stitches.  I don't know, I don't have the pattern in front of me, this is a made up number.  So, if you divide 60 by "x", you get the number of how many inches you're casting on rather than stitches in the original pattern.  Now multiply that number you get by "y" to figure out how many stitches you should cast on.  Do this for the entire Picovoli pattern up until the bust, and now that you've got your new numbers, knit away.  Stop when it is just below your bust.

At this point you do one round of k2 tog, YO, to make the holes for the ribbon.  Then the next round you knit as normal--BUT you must find out how many stitches you have on the needles, and then either increase or decrease the amount needed to make the # of stitches on the needle equal to a multiple of 11.  Spread out the increases/decreases over the round.  Doesn't really matter if you increase or decrease--if you're one stitch over a multiple of 11 decrease, if you are 4 stitches under, increase--whichever way you have to round the closest to.  

NOW, start Lelah.  Just follow the lace as on the pattern.  NO you don't have to manipulate the lace pattern in any way...basically your lace will be "upside down" since you're knitting top down and not bottom up.  Compare my lace pattern to the original and you will see.  Then when it's long enough bind off and call it a day!

If you're doing the Picovoli top as I did you will have to finish the collar as the pattern specifies and also the sleeves.  I wanted my sleeves a little longer so I picked up stitches from under the armpit and knit in the round till it was desired length.  
Hope that helps--and that trick on how to convert the sport (I think it's sport the pattern calls for) weight to worsted weight will work with any yarns, any size.  It's just math!  See, math is useful!  Please let me know if there's any way I can edit this tutorial to make it more useful.
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20  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by PlayItGeorge on: February 24, 2006 05:23:48 PM
Cute bag!

Here's my FO for the Olympics.  I might put some thin elastic strips around the sleeves as they're a tad big but not so big I need to reknit.

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