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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cobblestone Pullover on: October 16, 2007 09:08:55 AM
A quick and easy knit!

Pattern if from IK Fall '07.  Original pattern is a men's sweater.  A swatch and a little math and voila - a woman's sweater.  Knit in Classic Elite Skye Tweed on US 7 needles.  I'm really happy with the color and fit.  And finished just in time for the fall weather!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How Big? on: August 03, 2007 06:12:42 PM
I'm looking to buy a yarn swift but noticed that they generally come in two sizes - medium (expands to 60 inch circumference) or large (expands to 100 inch circ.).  Does the medium expand enough to properly hold most skeins of yarn? Or should I spend extra bucks for the large?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Calla! on: July 08, 2007 01:47:47 PM



Pattern: Calla from Magknits
Yarn: Butterfly Cotton, colorway Terracotta

I modified this to knit in the round until the split for the armholes.  It was a simple, quick knit and I'm fairly pleased with the finished product.  I wore it out last night and got a few complements.  Nothing like a few cables to impress the non-knitters!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Sweater Finally Finished! on: May 23, 2007 09:02:41 AM
This took me forever to complete!  I'm happy it actually fits.  Too bad it's hot, hot, hot outside.  

     Pattern--Under the Hoodie from Stitch n Bitch
     Yarn--Lamb's Pride Worsted in Deep Charcoal, Light Grey, and Brick
              Red  (the second pic shows the colors best)

I finished the knitting months ago but took forever to get down to the seaming.  Just a tip for anyone who's thinking about starting their first seamed item...don't pick dark gray mohair yarn.  Pain. In. The. Ass. To. Seam.  Wink
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Ugliest Socks In My Sock Drawer on: April 14, 2007 12:46:48 PM
How can yarn that looked so, so pretty as a skein look so, so ugly as socks?

I finished these out of sheer stubborness.  Knit out of Lorna's Laces, colorway Seaside (or Mistake by the Lake, as I took to calling it.)

I did work on these socks while we were visiting the Grand Canyon, so at least they managed to see some beauty even if they're not beautiful themselves.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Danica on: January 25, 2007 07:53:09 AM
I finally finished Danica from Knitty.  Knit using Cascade 220 on size 7 needles.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Beaded Wrist Cuff on: January 24, 2007 08:48:16 AM

I whipped up this beaded wrist cuff in a jiffy using nylon cord on size 10 needles.  The stitch definition is lost a bit in the black, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lorna Hates Me on: January 22, 2007 08:45:30 PM
I have some Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in colorway seaside.  This stuff is gorgeous on the skein...I couldn't resist buying it.  But when I started knitting (basic, boring sock pattern) it pools in a very unattractive way.  I ripped out and started over, casting on in a new spot.  Same result.  I frogged and started for a third time, changing needle size hoping the different gauge would yield different results.  Now I having an ugly-ish pooling that spirals around the sock.

Does anyone have any sock pattern suggestions that might make this yarn work?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / color knitting in the round? on: March 30, 2006 07:29:53 PM
I'm trying to make a hat with red flames on a black background.  After much charting and perfecting of flames, I cast on and then realized I didn't really think this all the way through.

I'd love to knit this in the round, but I can't do intarsia in the round.  I tried doing floats, but the color I was carrying behind was showing through on the front of the hat.

Is there any way I can knit this in the round?  Or am I just going to have to buck up and knit flat?

If I do knit flat, how do I seam the darn thing so that you won't see a seam?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Securing woven ends? on: March 16, 2006 08:14:44 PM
Any tips for keeping woven ends from popping through on a blanket?  This is a  baby blanket so it will most likely see lots of trips through the washer and dryer.  I want to make sure the ends are nice and secure. 
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