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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rogue on: April 17, 2007 07:48:48 AM
I started this sweater in January and got all the way up to the point where I would divide front and back before I admitted that it was turnning out too small.  I frogged it all and started over.  From that point it took me 5 weeks of pretty much only working on this project.  I love how it turned out.  One thing though - I was knitting it with some white yarn (that fellow craftster Tonic sent me from Australia) and I didn't realize one ball was a different dyelot.  I was not about to frog again so I dyed the whole sweater a very light brown.  You can still see the difference in certain lighting if you know what you're looking for but that's good enough for me.  Other than that, I love this sweater!

you can see the original yarn colour in this photo of it blocking.

This is the most complex things I've knitted so far.... it was a challenge but by the end of it I was feeling very comfortable with all those cable charts. 

Thanks for looking!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / GREEN clothing on: January 08, 2007 07:06:43 PM
I found an awesome Green Lantern shirt at Salvation Army and it was brand new but GIGANTIC (like 4XL or something).  My brother is a big Green Lantern fan but he is not huge.  So I used this tutorial:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100217.0  and two green tshirts from Value Village and made this instead.

Double pockets

And the picture which inspired it all.

I don't normally sew so this was a very ambitious project for me.  Hopefully it holds together.

I also made myself this skirt just before Christmas.  It is made from a bed sheet and seam binding.  It is only two pieces of material.  It is a wrap around skirt.

Thanks for looking!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I knitted The Force (and some gifts) on: January 08, 2007 06:56:58 PM
My brother is a member here on craftster and he goes by the name Padawan because he is a Jedi.  He has the padawan haircut (little braid down the side, ponytail in the middle of the back of his head, short hair everywhere else) and he wears full Jedi robes which he sewed himself.  So for Christmas I wanted to knit him something Star Wars.  He does not like scarves so I knitted him The Force instead.  A scarf, this is not.  It has a light side and a dark side and you must choose how to use it.  Even though you cannot always see evidence of it, you know it's there.

(Okay really, it's an illusion scarf but don't tell him. Shhh.)

modeled by me - looks like a plain scarf

full length shot showing the light side

close-up of the dark side

For my mom I knitted a hat, scarf and mitten set out of Chenille Thick N Quick.  I unravelled a badly knitted shawl from Value Village and scored all this yarn for $1.50 Cdn.

I knitted stockings for my husband and myself.  I made them huge and then felted them. Unfortunately I forgot to take post-felting pics before I packed them away but luckily my husband modeled for some pre-felting pics.

My Dad is a courier driver and has to take his gloves on and off a couple hundred times a day so I made him a pair of fingerless gloves he can just keep on. 

All the above are my own patterns but I used the illusion knitting charts from here: http://strayalleycat.com/blog/images/uploads/meowy_Alphabet_1_ShadowKnit.pdf

I also knitted an illusion scarf for a swap recently but have no pics of my own.  Illusion knitting is so fun!  And much easier than I thought.

Happy Knitting!


4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Envirofil on: November 21, 2006 04:18:23 PM
Has anyone seen this new yarn at Wal-Mart? It's called Envirofil if I'm remembering correctly.  It is 100% recyled - 75% cotton, 25% acrylic.  It's inexpensive too, 255g for $3something CDN.  I'm curious about how it knits up.  Has anyone tried it?

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 2 Birthday gifts (and a l'il something for myself!) on: August 14, 2006 09:31:56 PM
My friend Kris asked for a Canadian hat.  I had made her one a few years ago but I didn't know the importance of guage back then so it was slightly large. Wink   This time around I got the sizing much better.
Generic hat pattern with duplicate stitching because I friggin hate fair isle and intarsia.
My other friend saw a purse that I had made for myself and requested one similar.  I forgot to take picturesp ost-felting so it actually turned out much smaller than this.     I'll tyr to get a better photo of it sometime.  It's the Sophie pattern from Magknits.
And here is my most recent project for myself - a clapotis. 
When I first saw the pattern I swore I'd never make one because I thought it ugly.  But then I saw so many nice ones around here on craftster that I changed my mind. (And I happened to have 1/2 skein of fleece artsist mohair left over from a sweater.)  It's a bit short but I quite like it.

That's it for now.  Thanks for looking!


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 2 Sweaters, 2 Socks, and a Bear! (8 images) on: June 17, 2006 06:57:29 PM
I made this sweater using the Anthropologie Inspired Capelet tutorial as a foundation and then I just kept going.  The yarn was a gift from fellow craftster Tonic sent all the way from Australia to Canada (you may remember me freaking out about it a few months ago).  I like this sweater pretty well.  It's not perfect but it's good enough.  It's only my second successful adult sweater and it was my first time sewing in a zipper. 

This is a stupid dog sweater I made for my mom's poodle.  It was kind of a joke, made to match a shawl I gave her.

These are cabled socks I made for my dad for father's day.  I made a pair for my father-in-law as well (different pattern, same yarn) but I lost the photos.

And finally a cute bear from a Berroco pattern.

Thanks for looking!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Entrelac Cushion Cover on: June 02, 2006 09:27:07 AM
This is the first entrelac I've tried.  The pattern is from Debbie Bliss' book, How to Knit.  It's a great resource book and it has some cute patterns.

I've had this yarn in my stash fora few years leftover from another project and I've been meaning to use it for my best friend's mom but I didn't know what to make until I found this pattern.  It used up the yarn perfectly and it'll match her house exactly. 

The playing card tied to it is what I used for the tag.  The backs of the cards have a photo of yarn and knitting. 

This closeup shows the colours most accurately.

Those green buttons actually match a lot better in real life - they're not that bright.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fleece Artist Sweater (and many more projects!) on: May 13, 2006 07:16:48 PM
I finished this sweater last week and just got a chance to get photos taken today.  I used some Fleece Artist mohair and the To Dye For pattern from SnB.  I had to go down a few needle sizes to get a working guage though.  I love this sweater.  It's my first successful adult sized sweater. 

I've been working on these Jaywalkers for forever!  Since I only knit on them while at work, they took a while.  This is my first of socks made for MYSELF and it's about time!

I made myself a Sophie purse a while ago and only just took pics today so it's a bit beat up looking.  It's made of all Canadian Wool and I'm including a (blurry) detail pic to show how there's a gradient of pinks in there.

(Pattern is from Magknits.)

About a year ago a guy I know told me that my bunchy legwarmers made my legs look like Big Bird's.  I thought "great idea!"  and so here are my Big Bird Legs legwarmers.  I used softer colours though to make them more feminine.  (Detail shot is to show how the pink stripes protrude.)  This is also knit in all Canadian yarn.

Socks for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  Paton's Grace. Pattern from Helloyarn.com

And lastly I just want to show off a project my little brother made  me for my birthday.  I use this box to hold all my dpns.  It's the perfect size.  He painted a wedding pic of my husbad and I (you can see us in my avatar) and gave this to me for my birthday.  he's a fellow craftster, Padawan. 

Thanks for looking at all my stuff!  Comments would be appreciated of course.  Smiley


9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Recent Projects (Many photos) on: April 27, 2006 09:15:21 PM
Here are some of my recent projects: (It's all small stuff.)

A camera case for our digital camera.  It's 3 strands of random yarn from my stash and a big button I found on the sidewalk. I just made it up as I went but I started off using the double sided stockinette tutorial started by Beppycat here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=8542.0

A scarf for my friend Tanya.  I found this yarn (Moda Dea Ticker Tape) for crazy cheap at Michaels so I just HAD to buy it to make something for her.  She's a very pink type of girl.  The pattern is Knitty's heart scarf in the mini Breast Cancer Issue.

A Capelet meant for my sister-in-law (who is 14) but it turned out way too small (more like for a 9 year old) so I gave it to my mom to give away.  I added icord ties at the neck afte the picture was taken. 

 (See knitalong here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0 )

After the failed attempt at a capelet for my SIL's birthday, I whipped this up quick.  I was inspired by the knitalong here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77317.0

Another Craftster thread ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=40974.0 ) inspired this guy: He's my second one.  He belongs to my husband who loves him dearly.

And finally, a pair of Victorian Cabled Wristlets that I knitted to test out a pattern written by fellow craftster PretendingSanity.  She has the pattern available on her blog at www.pretendingsanity.com

I also knitted a Sophie bag a little while ago but can't find it now to photograph.  I'll show it to y'all someday.

Thanks for looking!


10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A HUGE Shout Out to Tonic! on: April 20, 2006 04:28:16 PM
Awhile ago, a fellow craftster, Toinc, came onto the Ottawa board and asked if someone could take her Australian son shopping for craft supplie to bring back to her.  I volunteered, took her son shopping and ice skating and had a great time.   So you see, there was no need for her to send me a thank you gift.  And yet she did.  And she went way overboard.  I just wanted to share with all of you nice craftsters here how great this woman is!  Here is what she sent me:

12 balls of Australian wool:
10 balls of cotton:
6 balls of an Alpaca blend:
And two sets of Ivor knitting needles which I have already used and love!

How awesome is that?  She doubled my stash! 

Three cheers for Tonic!  Hip hip Hooray!  Hip hip Hooray!  Hip hip Hooray!


p.s. Here's the original thread that hooked us up: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63428.40
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