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1  Kool-Aid Pink Charm Bag in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by moska on: December 26, 2007 04:13:45 PM
I made something pretty similar to the Chinese Charm Bag for my friend's birthday, but in the round and no charm.  However, the kool-aid dyed pink yarn speaks for itself, I think.  The worst part of this project was the sewing of the lining (I used a gigantic tshirt).  Finishing nearly kills me on every project.

Here it is, modeled various places around my room:

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2  Re: Starlet (popcorn stitch hat) in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: December 26, 2007 04:03:33 PM
I made one too ^_^

I sort of wish the stitch pattern was bumpier -- maybe next time I'll try doubling up the yarn.  This time I used size 8 needles and cast on ~100 stitches.

stitch close-up!

I finished this yesterday and it's my first actual holiday knit completed.  Woohoo (Holiday knitting is stupid)

I hope the hat fits the girl I'm giving it to!
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3  Re: Ribbed Lace Bolero *with pattern!* in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: December 26, 2007 03:36:58 PM
Here's mine -- I had it on the needles last semester and finally got it finished once school got out.  It ended up taking a lot of yarn, but it turned out way bigger than I expected (maybe my gauge was off?)  However, I like that it's not too tight.

Now I just need to find a place to wear it.
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4  Re: Red Hot Cherry Legz! in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: September 03, 2005 02:42:36 PM
Here are mine.  They aren't red in the least, but hey, whatever.  They were made on US 6 dpns and generally followed the pattern posted on page 2 (but I didn't do the increases at the end, since I never figured out how).  I think they turned out nicely.

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5  Re: Alien Illusion Scarf - knitalong in Knitalongs by moska on: August 06, 2005 10:26:11 PM
I'm cheating since I haven't really knit this along with you, but I knit one of these last summer (while watching the first 2 seasons of smallville, ooo irony)...

I alternated the direction of the alien heads... i thought it looked cool.  Other than that I stuck exactly to the pattern -- same yarn, same needle size.  I've never followed directions more completely.

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6  5 month legwarmers, just in time for summer... in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: May 30, 2005 04:32:56 PM
Finally these things are complete!  AGH!

I bought 2 skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun (worsted weight) back in december or january, because I was inspired to make legwarmers that looked like baggy socks (but not socks, not white, etc).  So I happily knit along, and my yarn ran out a third of the way through my second legwarmer!  This would not be a nightmare for most people who have a normal LYS, but knowing from a bad experience last spring/summer with ordering yarn for my alien illusion scarf... ordering was the last thing I wanted to do.  But I had no other choice.  February, March, passed along with no sign of my yarn, and then sometime around the beginning of april (i think, i don't really recall), my good friend positron noticed the yarn was in the store.  Not that they ever called me about it.

So alas, I have managed to finish my legwarmers, despite the onslaught of end-of-school-year tests, papers, finals... hooray.  They actually knit up fairly quickly (I could get a couple inches done every day), especially if your boyfriend helps, and subesquently gets in trouble for knitting during math class Smiley

EDIT: Okay, I'm trying a pattern here guys (i hope i remember):

materials:  (needles are in US sizes)
-  US # 6 dpns (i used 4, because my 5th one broke)
- one 16 inch US #8 circular needle
- THREE skeins of that yarn.
- some elastic that you knit with the yarn.  I used stretchrite elastic sewing thread in black, 15-20 yards.

CO elastic and yarn onto dpns, 60 stitches (20 stitches each needle).

Rib stitch 1x1 (k1, p1) for about 1.5 inches. 
Note: it's really hard to knit with elastic so that it pulls tight.  when I first started, I let the elastic be too loose and it didn't do anything.  I solved this by sitting on the spool of elastic while I knit, so that I could pull the elastic fairly tight.

Work one round without the elastic, so it's looser.  Cut the elastic to have a long tail so it doesn't unravel.  You'll work it in as an end later.

Work onto circular needle, and begin st st (do all knit or all purl) until it's 25-30 inches long
Note: my legs below the knee are only about 16 inches long, and my legwarmers are around 30 inches, for bagginess reference.

Switch to dpns and 1x1 rib for about 1 inch.

Do some decreases (but not so much that they don't fit over your heel).  I can't tell you how many, but do enough so that it's not going to slip off your ankle.  I went from 60 stitches to 40.  1x1 rib in the decreased number for about 1 inch.

BO.  weave in ends.
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7  winter holiday scarves in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: January 02, 2005 07:21:00 PM
SO being the most excellent friend ever (right guys) I decided to knit 3 of my friends scarves for whatever holiday they go with.  Now, my craftster post is ready...dundundun.

Iiaeaux's scarf:

This one was knit with my friend Angelina.  It was meant to be a gay pride sorta thing originally, but it really doesn't look much like a rainbow come to think of it.  The whole thing is seed stitch, size 11 needles (they felt gigantic since the yarn wasn't very thick).

Domey's scarf:

Scarf for the boyfriend (don't worry, I wouldn't dare knit him a sweater) Combo of 2 yarns, 1 fuzzy, one worsted weight, to create the perfect manly-yet-fuzzy combo.  I also learned that it does not always take a mere 200 yards of yarn to make a scarf.

Noam's Scarf:

This isn't Noam wearing her scarf, I couldn't get a pic, so that's me  Sad  It's the butterfly scarf from SnB Nation, and I must say, knitting a butterfly is a completely ridiculous thing to do.  We have jokes about suicidal butterflies so it was perfect.
The butterfly:
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8  Re: How Lucky I am... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by moska on: December 30, 2004 10:07:27 PM
Thank you so much tinybits, I made my brother and dad find it last week, and they did!  I'm so proud of them!  They bought me tons of yarn, although apparently I didn't instruct them that well because they only bought me acryllic... those boys know nothing about yarn!  I am really happy though it's great.

i have a stash!

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9  ridiculously cool halloween costume (it involves a whip) in Halloween Costumes by moska on: November 08, 2004 05:40:09 PM
Okay so Halloween was an entire week ago, but whatever.  I'm posting for my friend, mpitt, because he doesn't really uh... frequent craftster by any stretch of the imagination.  But I asked if I could post his costume. 

So there's his costume (ooh scary).  We're not sure what he is, but here's what it's made of:

A list of what things were made of (written by mpitt):

"tassles" (those things that I got my feet caught up in all night.
That's not what they're really called) made out of an old halloween cape
cut into strips.

red material dangling from my wristsmade out of another cape

black stuff draped from neck to wristsmade from a skirt

red around neckmade out of an old t-shirt

Here's another picture:

Impressive, eh?
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10  is the world ready for my ASH KETCHUM GLOVES? in Knitting: Completed Projects by moska on: September 26, 2004 09:28:02 AM
ALRIGHT, it's sort of lame, and I completely SUCK at making gloves (I had to wing it, because I couldn't understand any instructions)....

My brother gave me the idea when I was pathetically leafing through all my knitting books, deciding what I could muster up the energy to make (I don't like knitting dry spells)... so here we go:

The real thing:

And my version!

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