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1  3 pairs of socks to share! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atla on: November 17, 2009 07:27:23 AM
Pretty sure I won't have complete any more pairs this year, so my (unproductive!) year in socks follows Smiley

First, Crosshatch Lace socks from Sensational Knitted Socks knit with Austermann Stepp.  This yarn felt soooo nice to knit with, but I'm not terribly fond of the colors.  They socks are cushy and nice, though.  (I took this photo awhile ago, and I'm not sure why I didn't include both socks.  They both exist..)

Then, for my boyfriend's daughters 12th birthday, Parachute socks!  Also from Sensational Knitted Socks and knit with Noro Kureyon Sock which she picked out.  When I first started knitting these, I thought "I will never ever knit socks with this yarn again."  It was thin and frail and not terribly soft.  By the time I finished, I was used to it, but I think I'd stick with a stockinette pattern if I used it again.  And they softened up after washing.  Smiley  Happy with the end result, but these seemed to take foooorever.

Finally, my personal favorite and so terribly fun to knit... Mamluke Socks from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks book.  Knit inn Gypsy Girl Creations handpainted fingering weight in "A Taste of Wine" and "Fresh Lemonade."  I loved the yarn; the pattern was well-written and beautifully designed.  They're a touch big, but they'll be fabulously cozy in the Illinois snow.  The pattern just flies by.  I knit the entire second foot last night. These were my first fair isle socks, and I can't recommend Nancy Bush enough for first anything.  I first learned to knit socks from Folk Socks and that was lovely as well. I bought 2 extra skeins of this yarn since I feared running out, but I had just enough from the original skeins so I can't decide whether to exchange it or knit these in reverse.

They're in need of a good blocking, but I love love love them and wanted to share Smiley
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2  Re: Dulaan Knit-A-Long in Knitalongs by atla on: November 08, 2006 10:49:42 AM
I knit another hat for Dulaan yesterday with my some of my handspun I had in the stash.

I think it turned out lovely, and my self-striping yarn was very fun to work with  Grin
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3  Dulaan hat with my handspun in Spinning: Completed Projects by atla on: November 08, 2006 10:47:43 AM
I think I may have posted this yarn in a Fiber Friday a while back...

Last night I pulled it out and knit a Dulaan hat with it!

I like it a lot better than I expected since these really aren't my colors.  I think it's delightful though  Grin
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4  Re: Dulaan Knit-A-Long in Knitalongs by atla on: November 06, 2006 11:41:16 AM
Yes, those kid's mittens are so fun to make!  Any time you get bored of one part of the pattern, it's time for the next part anyhow!

I finished the hat I mentioned.  It's the pink one in the picture below.  I included the other one too because I knit it a couple of months ago for Dulaan out of the same pattern, but with my handspun.  The new pink one is Lamb's Pride Bulky.

I really love the pattern.  It's easy, but varies just enough that it keeps my attention.  It looks good with so many different yarns, and is so stretchy.  The pink one is a kid's size, but it easily stretches to fit me.  Perfect for Dulaan!
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5  Re: Dulaan Knit-A-Long in Knitalongs by atla on: November 04, 2006 06:09:34 PM
Yay!  everything I've been knitting lately is for Dulaan.  I have 5ish hats, 2 pairs of mittens, and a pair of baby socks.  I know I posted my mittens in the mitten kal thread, but here's the photo anyhow.

I just cast on for another hat as well.

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6  Re: Glove-Along or Mitten-Along in Knitalongs by atla on: November 04, 2006 01:43:19 PM
Hooray, got done with my first two pairs of mittens ever.

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7  Hooray, mittens! in Knitting: Completed Projects by atla on: November 04, 2006 01:06:05 PM
Finished my first two pairs of mittens ever, both for Dulaan.  The navy and grey are cascade 220.  The pink stripes are from some Tahki New Tweed I had in the stash.

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8  So what now? in Weaving: Discussion and Questions by atla on: October 12, 2006 12:41:31 PM
So, I got this baby in:

only I have no weaving experience and don't know what to do with it.  I believe it is a table loom, correct?  The lady I bought it from says it's in perfect working condition, so can anyone point me in the direction of some resources to get started?

Thanks!  Grin
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9  My first two cross stitches (possibly not work-safe) in Needlework: Completed Projects by atla on: October 01, 2006 03:50:12 PM
So I went to the county fair last week and saw some beautiful cross stitched works, and knowing that my mom knows how to cross-stitch, I asked her to teach me.  The knitter, spinner, and wool lover in me chose this little sheep as my first kit, and I finished it the morning after mom got me started.

Yesterday, I was working on cross-stitching her a thank you card and got frustrated because I had to rip out quite a bit of work because I had miscounted by one row, so I decided to do this bookmark as a break.

I got the chart for that one from Gayla on flickr.
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10  Re: Fiber Friday 9/29 in Spinning: Completed Projects by atla on: September 29, 2006 11:40:52 AM

The first yarn on my new Elizabeth.  2 ply unknown wool.  16 wpi, 224 yds.  I love it.  Lizzie spins so much smoother than my old Babe.  I can't figure out what to do with it, though, since it's not really soft enough for next to the skin wear, although I did really love working with that wool, and I have a little left in that color.. perhaps enough for another 50 yds.

2 ply merino, 62 yds.  This yarn is kind of my two wheels embracing each other, lol.  I was having a cruddy day and decided to do some spinning to feel better, and picked up a bag of neon green merino, and there was one of my Babe bobbins inside with some already spun up.  So I spun some more on Lizzie and then plyed them on my Babe since it has bigger bobbins.  I really like how this yarn turned out compared to the ugly roving.
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