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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Anybody up for the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" swap of some sort?? on: May 04, 2005 09:49:16 AM

12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Branching Out scarf knit-along on: April 07, 2005 07:58:56 PM
I just checked out the new Spring 2005 Knitty and saw the Branching Out scarf.  It was love at first sight, let me tell you.  I'm going to drop everything I'm doing to knit this baby up.


  I would love see all the different variations people can come up with.  It's a really easy pattern to follow.  The pattern offers both charts and the intstructions all written out.  I think that's what I love about it the most.  I think I am the only person on the face of this planet that prefers to read the pattern all written out (ex. k3, ssk, yo, [k5, yo] 3 times. . .you know, something along those lines)  as opposed to following a nice concise chart.  But what more can you expect from me?  I think I'm also one of the only people left in this world that prefers straight and double-pointed needles to circulars. 

Stop laughing.  I'm serious.

Anyhoo, anyone interested in this at all?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / B's sweater. on: January 30, 2005 12:03:18 PM

And here's a close-up:

And here I am in it, so you can kinda get an idea of how it looks worn.  I'm not going to be giving this to B until Valentine's Day so this will have to do.

Sorry that the place is such a mess.  How embarrasing!   Embarrassed

It's "the exception to the rule" from The Yarn Girls' Guide To Simple Knits.  One of my main motivations for getting this book was because of their men's sweater pattern. I find that most men's sweater patterns are just way too difficult or look really metrosexual.  But all of the men's patterns in the book are easy.  These are  sweaters that any man will wear, even yours!
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Can you block a sweater made from LB Wool-Ease? on: January 26, 2005 06:29:44 PM
Well, can you?

I'm in the midst of knitting by boyfriend a sweater with Wool-Ease.  It's like 80% acrylic, 20% wool.  I'm starting to think, now that I'm almost done, of course, that it might be a little tight on him.  So is there any way I could kinda stretch it out?  Anyone use any of this stuff before?   Undecided
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Cheddar Bay Biscuits (ya know, the ones that give out at Red Lobster) on: January 15, 2005 03:47:46 PM
I don't know about anyone else but I almost fell out of my chair when I came across this recipe.  I had to share it among the masses. The only reason to even enter a Reb Lobster is to get a basket full of these addicting biscuits. And now that I have the recipe, I can enjoy that cheesy, buttery goodness from the comfort of my own home.  Yay!

Check it out.

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Oh. My. God. I knitted a sweater. on: January 13, 2005 05:22:46 PM
My first sweater.  It's a cardigan, actually.

And here's an unattractive pic of me modeling it off. (It is really hard to take a picture of yourself.  Yeesh. Roll Eyes This pic was sadly the best I could do.)

It doesn't get any more basic than this but still, I actually made something that's not a scarf.  Wow.  I got the pattern from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits.  I highly recommend this book for the sweater-phobic.  Very clear and easy to understand.
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Gifts for quilters? on: January 12, 2005 10:27:36 AM
Hello all!

I usually stick my head in here once in a while.  I'm a knitter and usually keep myself busy in the Knitting forum but I do click here on occasion to admire your fabulous quilts.  I truly admire your patience and talent.

Anyhoo, I have a friend who's moving away in a couple of weeks (she got offered a new job).  I recently found out that she really enjoys quilting so I thought I could get her a little something that is quilting-related, since I enjoy it so much when somebody gives me a skein of nice yarn or a pretty knitting book and so on.  But I don't know a single thing about quilting so I would really appreciate it if somebody have some ideas.  (Nothing too extravagant, I am a poor college student, ya know.)  What is on your quilting wish list?

Thanks so much in advance!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How does one "Rib 2tog"? on: January 09, 2005 02:39:26 PM
I'm finishing up the "a craving to knit" cardigan from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits.  I'm about to to start the button band.  On the third row, the pattern tells me to:

 "Rib 3 (YO, Rib 2tog, Rib 13) 4 times, Rib 2tog, YO, Rib3".

The only part I don't understand is "Rib 2tog".  Huh?  If someone could explain this to me, I would really appreciate it. (I bet it's so easy and obvious but, oh well.)

Thanks in advance.

19  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Butterflies Are Free scarf on: January 02, 2005 02:24:15 PM
Finished it, finally.  Nothing too original here.  I used the same yarn in the same colors that the pattern wanted.  I just thought the orange, green, and brown combo was really pretty.

Knitting the scarf and butterfly was easy enough but I cannot, for the life of me, crochet. (I give major props to everyone here who can).  Single crocheting around the butterfly took me freaking forever.  I had no idea what I was doing. 

20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Flower washcloth (or whatever you want it to be) on: January 30, 2004 06:02:59 AM
Hey everyone,
This pattern is from the book "Weekend Knitting".  They have a lot of great patterns in there but be warned: It is not for the faint of heart.  It isn't intended for beginners.  I consider myself to be an intermediate knitter but the intarsia on some of these patterns make my head hurt.

Anyhoo, thought this flower pattern was cute.  It says it can be used as a washcloth but I think it can be whatever the hell you want it to be (ie. coaster, potholder, etc.).


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