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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: January 18, 2006 05:34:27 PM
I used good ol' Lion Brand Wool-Ease on mine... Chunky for the Pumpkin (orange) and Spice (earflaps), and double-stranded Gold for the other.  Not as vivid brite as a lot of the ones around here, but I like it better.  I used acrylic/wool blend because the guy I was buying it for was bound to throw it in the washer and dryer without knowing wool care tips.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: December 26, 2005 08:36:00 AM
Hat went over perfectly, he squealed when he opened it and strutted around with it the whole night, though he said he would spare us the Hero of Canton song.  I couldn't even pay attention to what i was opening at the time because he was so excited and made such a ruckus.  :-)  I think it was a success.
23  UNITED STATES / Delaware / Re: local yarn store on: December 24, 2005 01:54:34 PM
I know there's a Newark Library group that meets one Tuesday a month.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: December 21, 2005 08:33:44 AM

Still minus pom-pom, 'cause I haven't gotten that far.  Finished the gold and the earflaps last night, did the orange the night before.  made with wool/acrylic blend to avoid felting accidents, size 11 straights (yeah, I did it straight and seamed).

I'm not a Firefly fan (yet), but this was made for a Secret Santa exchange... this guy, who is a FANATIC for Joss Whedon, was definitely lucky he got me, as  I'm the only knitter in our group.  ;-)  It was my first hat.  Very fun!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Oops! Asymetrical Poncho on: December 17, 2005 07:33:01 PM
I think it's lovely, the only thing I can't see very well is that back edge (and I like what you did with the neck area)... it could use some back fringe, but I think it's gorgeous without too.  I may have to see if I can figure out what you did.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mohair blend leaf lace scarf on: December 10, 2005 11:52:44 AM
Jeez.. I use Divine for, like, everything and never thought of using it on this pattern; yours is gorgeous.  What size needles did you use?
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Simple, FAST Mesh Scarf.. w/ pattern! on: December 03, 2005 04:54:59 PM
"the way i get this pattern is as long as you have a multiple of 3 as your total # of stitches.. you are set to go!!!"

Actually, as long as it's an odd number, you're good!  I made one with 7 stitches that came out a little thin (but that's what the beau asked for)...
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Simple, FAST Mesh Scarf.. w/ pattern! on: December 03, 2005 10:07:03 AM
Took me 2 hours; great for Giftmas!

Divine in the "lavender" shade (fairly new), and Brilliant in the same color, two strands held together. on 17s. The sparkle is subtle and the fluff of the Divine covers the little bit of scratchiness that Brilliant's metallic glitter has.

It's Mesh Stitch, only slightly different (as I realized when working a swatch to remember what I'd done). Mesh stitch is done with an odd number of stitches cast on. It's K1, *YO, K2tg*, except I knit into the back of the stitch. I'm not sure what the usual way looks like, I like doing it that way because it's easier for me 'cause it's a thinner knit, it's faster, and I think the little bit of "twist" looks good.

This one was made with nine stitches. I recommend 9 stitches or higher, I did a lovely super-long one for my beau in 7 stitches but the drape isn't as nice.
Cast on 9, and then the first row was:
Knit 1 into the back of the stitch.
*Yarn over.
Knit next 2 stitches together, in the back of the stitch.*
Repeat 'til end of row.
The next row is the same, with the YO and the k2tg repeated. This time you'll be knitting together a YO and a knit stitch.

Voila. Once you do like four rows, you have it memorized and it goes from there. I did this one during a class while we were watching a movie, so.. in the dark. Whee. (though the first time I started it, I was doing it during Rocky Horror and I messed up.. I blame the flying popcorn)

Here's the warning: It is almost impossible to pick the stitches back up if you drop one or mess up. I discovered that when I had to frog the entire thing and start over. So either use lifelines or plan on doing it in one sitting, when you're supposed to be paying attention to something. ;-) I counted my stitches every row the second time in total paranoia.

Also note: Brilliant makes terrible fringe unless you put little knots in the end of each strand, because it unravels. Divine is great for fringe, it's very tightly spun.

Happy Knitting!
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mystery Shawl 2 (mostly done) on: November 10, 2005 04:04:03 PM
I have that couch!!! and a really funny story about taking a knife to it to reclaim a lost pet rat out of the arm.

random, sorry.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Its like knitty gone goth!!! on: November 07, 2005 11:40:11 AM
how did I not know about this before?  love!
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