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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Heel-less Sleeping Socks from Nancy Bush on: March 16, 2008 02:43:46 PM

These socks are super fast and easy tube socks. This pair I actually switched out the knits for the purls (so I k3 p1, instead of p3 k1). If you are loving sock yarns, but don't want to mess around with heels and shaping and what if it's not the right size issues, this is a terrific sock. It is basically a very long, very skinny hat. So if you can knit a hat, you can knit this sock.
Pattern:Heel-less Sleeping Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn:UYC Ditto, Colorway Purple Cascades #4803
Needles:Addi Lace Turbo US Size 4, I think 48 inches
Circular Style:2 socks by Magic Loop.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Summery Tank, or the first half of a twin-set on: April 11, 2007 11:41:04 AM
I am calling this tank "Liberal Bias". Overall I am pleased with how it came out, but there are a few things I would do differently if I did this again. First I would make the whole thing longer, it is a smidge short. I thought the cotton would grow slightly more than it actually did. And secondly I would put a purl ridge in for the rolled edge. But overall I think this came out pretty close to what I had in my mind.

This is the sketch I started with:

More details on my blog: http://knittilily.blogspot.com/search/label/Liberal%20Bias
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / United Colors of Benetton Circular Sweater on: August 29, 2006 01:08:15 PM
It is hard to tell from this picture, but this is a really awesome circular sweater with Fair Isle Motifs. I am totally going to make one. I think I am going to use the Elann Pinwheel Sweater as a base, but what about the motifs? Any suggestions on how to plan it out? In wedges?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Share the Yarn Love on: June 02, 2006 10:59:18 AM
Last night I cast on for the Julsey Anthropologie Mini Cardi using knitpicks Panache and I am just loving this yarn. The stitches are very well defined, the yarn as a nice amount of give, it is fabulously soft and I just love it. I knit this before using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, and I think I like this yarn better. I definately like the price better. Anyone else in love with the yarn on their needles right now?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Circular Yoke, too retro? on: May 24, 2006 02:07:29 PM
I have a great idea for a sweater featuring a skully fair isle pattern that if I were a braver person, I would design with steeks. But I am not a brave person. Plus I have never even knit an existing tested pattern with steeks, so I don't think that I really have any business designing a sweater using them. So I was thinking how about a circular yoke? Is that a style that is ready to come back? The sweater would be a gift for a friend that lives in Minnesota, and he is nice enough that he would wear it even if it was really unstylish. But I would rather not give a horribly unstylish gift. What do you all think?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Top Down Raglan on: April 04, 2006 01:09:18 PM
I used a top down raglan calculator to make this sweater. For a little bit of detail I did a panel of reverse stockinette with 3 ribs down the center, and 2 ribs down the sleeves. I used Knit Picks Merino Style in Hollyberry.

I highly reccomend using the raglan calculator. Or you can use Lucia's raglan generator. It is not a top down raglan(it's bottom up) but still a great sweater.
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Questions about booklet invitations on: January 12, 2006 05:20:07 PM
Ok, so I have decided to DIY my booklet invitations. I am going to use my new gocco to do the printing, but I have a question about the best way to bind them.

They are going to be pretty straight forward: a piece of cardstock folded in half wrapped around the invitation, a sheet with little details like website, accomodations, and map and the rsvp postcard. I have a sewing machine, a snaps plier,  and various hole punches. So I was wondering if I should do a stitch binding, should I  pound a couple of eyelets along the bound edge, punch holes and do the ribbon thing or do tape binding. If anyone has any other suggestions for an easy way to bind 5 measly pieces of paper for a wedding invitation I am open to suggestions. If anyone has any experience with any of these methods and can say which ones work better than others I would appreciate it.

Secondly, I have a question about inner envelopes. Since this is a booklet do I use inner envelopes? If I don't use inner envelopes, does a band that wraps around the booklet sound like a good way to address the booklets?

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to keep your finger oils off your work? on: November 17, 2005 10:06:22 AM
Does anyone have a good way to keep your hand oils off your work other than washing your hands all the time? I usually knit with washable yarns so it usually isn't a problem since the FOs can go through the machine. But I want to make some things with silk or cashmere yarns which are not washable, and I would like them to start their life free of hand oils.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pirate scarf and hat on: October 17, 2005 11:59:22 AM
This was my first adventure into double knitting. I watched the video on knittinghelp.com a couple of times and then I went for it. The trickiest part is castng on which is not on the video, and I actually made a smal boo boo and twisted my strands while doing it. But oh well, this is a gift for a guy friend and he wouldn't recognize that as a boo boo even if he saw it. Then I tried using the same jolly roger chart to make a hat, with  limited success. I was doing it round instead of flat so my tension on the white part is all wonky. If I were to do it again I would knit the hat flat.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A poncho for poochie on: September 19, 2005 10:03:56 PM
I knit myself a poncho using this pattern. It was fun and cute, and I decided that my doggie needed one to match me.
I cast on 21 stitches and worked back and forth to make one side of her poncho. The bottom side is a ribbed rectangle that I stitched to the triangle at the corners.
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