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1  Finished Glittens! in Knitting: Completed Projects by watchgirl on: February 23, 2007 08:52:50 AM
Pattern: Glove - Hooray for Me Gloves!
            Mitten - basic math from Broad Street Mittens
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Anne (60% Merino Wool Superwash, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon)
Needle Size: US 3

I promise the other glove is done, it was busy taking pictures of the other one!
The actual hand part and the glove part were surprisingly easy.  The fingers drove me nuts though.  I used double knitting, but I kept dropping stitches and would have to start the finger over. They are awesomely warm!
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2  My Sock Collection in Knitting: Completed Projects by watchgirl on: November 28, 2006 12:57:49 PM
I started knitting socks early this summer and this is what I have made so far! Please forgive the fuzziness of the socks....they have been loved!
My First Pair
Yarn: Lion Brand Woolease
Needle: Size 7 DPNs
Pattern: Knitty Gritty Sock It to Me

Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Merino Fingering Weight (Dyed with Cherry and Grape Kool-Aid)
Needle: Size 2 Circular using Magic Loop
Pattern: Knitty's Universal Toe-Up Sock Pattern + Marnie Maclean's Wyvern

Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Merino Fingering Weight (Dyed with Wiltons Icing Dye)
Needle: Size 2 Circular using Magic Loop
Pattern: Knitty's Universal Toe-Up Sock Pattern + Knitty's Broadripple
A distant cousin of mine (she's about 10 or 11) did quite a few rows on these socks for me! She was really interested in learning.

Aran Braid Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Merino Fingering Weight (Dyed with Wiltons Icing Dye)
Needle: Size 2 Circular using Magic Loop
Pattern: Aran Braid Socks for Teri
I followed this pattern to the letter and got a more comfortable fit.  I may have to make some adjustments on the Knitty pattern I've been using.

Sock Wars
Yarn: Interlacements Toasty Toes
Needle: ?
Sock Wars Rib of Doom Socks made for me by my assassin Debbie from Colorado!
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3  Re: Row counter bracelets - stylish AND functional! in Knitting: Completed Projects by watchgirl on: November 16, 2006 09:29:44 AM
I just made a bracelet! I forgot to get parts for the stretchy ring, so I used an elastic that was attached to some of the beads I bought. I'm really excited to use it.  I'm using copper for ones (pennies) and silvers for tens (dimes). I figure that way I won't get confused about which one is which.


[editing for replacing is with it a few times]
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4  Re: Knitty's Tubey Knitalong :D in Knitalongs by watchgirl on: January 04, 2006 09:31:38 PM
Well, I guess I'm at a good stopping point since I've run out of yarn.  My LYS has ordered some for me and it should be in early next week.  I though since I'm at a waiting point, I'd post pictures of what I have so far.
I'm not doing the bell sleeves.  I'm keeping the same number of stitches all the way down the arm.

Now I must wait.  Tongue
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5  Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by watchgirl on: December 06, 2005 06:33:29 PM
I finally made my own.  I got to read this thread before it was cut down.  I got a lot of great, useful information.  Here's the pads that I made:

I made these using the original pattern posted here.  I suck at sewing round edges.

I ended up making some more squarish ones because I can do corners!  I'm bought some bright red fleece to use, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

I like the idea of being able to change the whole thing at once.  I took a few pairs of period undies and used ribbon to make little pockets to hold the pads.  I've only been wearing them for a few hours, but so far, so good.

I really like them.  I've talked to my boyfriend about the pads and it kind of freaks him out.   I like the idea of soaking them in water and then using the water on plants. I just won't be able to tell him why our plants are so suddenly healthy!  Wink
I think if I had come across this when I was younger, I would have freaked out.  But now that I've been dealing with my period for 10 years or more, it doesn't phase me to clean my blood out from my pad.  Now if I cut my toe open or something, that's a completely different story.
I've also used the Jade & Pearl sea sponge tampons.  I do like those.  I've never really been great with tampons.  I always thought they gave me cramps and I was just being paranoid.  I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that was happening to.  The sea sponges were cramp free and comfortable.  My cats kept finding them though, so I gave up.  I just wear pads now.  I've never been much of a tampon person anyway.
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6  Re: real newbie question in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by watchgirl on: November 02, 2005 08:50:07 PM
After CH 5 and join.  Put hook through the hole the arrow is pointing at

After CH 3 and 1 DC:

All 15 DC done.  They're a bit sloppy.  Please excuse:

As you continue with your project, pretend like you are going across.  Make sure you keep count of how many stitches you have and check to make sure you made the right number.  I usually end up with extras if I'm not counting as I go.
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7  Some Painted Onesies in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by watchgirl on: October 25, 2005 09:01:08 PM
I made these today for my cousin.  She just had her second kid.  A little girl named Chloe.  I used FabricMate markers.  I had a problem with the shirt moving when I tried to write on it with the markers.  I put a strip of packing tape on the back side of the fabric I was working on.  It held the shirt in place really well!

For the words, I printed those out on my computer and traced them onto the shirt with disappearing marker.  The tattoo one is from a Sailor Jerry flash book that I have.
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8  Re: How hard is it to learn embroidery? in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by watchgirl on: October 25, 2005 10:42:12 AM
This was my second embroidery project ever:

It took me an afternoon to do.  I watched a Kill Bill marathon while working on it.
It's not hard, but it can take a long time if you fill everything in.  I started out just working on an outline for my first project, but I decided to fill it all in for my second. 
It got my beginner kit from http://www.sublimestitching.com/
I agree with get yourself a hoop.  Be sure to start with a stiffish fabric.  T-shirts are a bit too floppy.  Try something like a pillowcase to start with (or a similar fabric).  The shirt above is a 97% cotton, 3% spandex.  It has the same texture as a pillowcase.
The only thing that's hard for me is deciding which stitch to use!  There are so many neat ones!
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