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1  AlterKnits Lace-Up Wrap in Knitting: Completed Projects by greenchick on: August 21, 2006 07:22:32 PM
I only have the wrap portion of this completed, not the scarf, but I am pleased as punch with the results. I wasn't going to finish the scarf, but upon further examination of the book's picture, the model is wearing the wrap with the scarf attached. The yarn, Andean Silk from Knit Picks, was a dream to knit with.

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2  Re: Sizzle KAL!! in Knitalongs by greenchick on: August 07, 2006 03:14:42 PM
I'm not sure what to make of this. On one hand, I am a grown-up who is wearing this with either her husband or girlfriends on a cruise. On the other hand, I am a teacher. I still am not happy with the length but understand better what a very low neckline means.

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3  Re: Salt Peanuts Knitalong (IK Spring 2004) in Knitalongs by greenchick on: October 15, 2004 05:41:22 AM
Cue Blur's "Song 2" - Woo Hoo - I finally finished Salt Peanuts! I actually finished it last weekend and wore it to see my sister and her family when they returned to the USA (for good) via Baltimore. Talk about a warm little number . . . I didn't expect this yarn to knit up this thick or warm, but was really surprised. I wanted to sew a button onto the sweater in place of the ribbon and did so until I realized that the fabric was too stretchy for it. I was in the process of clipping the thread at our hotel in Baltimore when my DH turned off the light I was using and I actually clipped one of the knitting threads and watched the carefully crafted eyelet unravel. Luckily I caught it quickly enough and rather crudely tied two threads together. The ribbon now fits quite nicely through the larger loop. Anyway, it is done!


PS - Sorry I always look so odd and in the same spot in all my pictures, but I usually take them myself!
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4  Stitch Diva's Hiawatha Poncho in Crochet: Completed Projects by greenchick on: September 14, 2004 07:04:13 AM
Jumping on the poncho bandwagon with this lovely little number by Stitch Diva. The Hiawatha pattern was very easy to do (once I realized that I crochet really tightly and had to increase my hook to an M) and the color weaving with the contrasting yarn turned out quite nicely in the end. All in all, it was a relatively easy pattern to do and I can't wait to wear it in the cooler weather.


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5  Interweave Crochet Projects in Crochet: Completed Projects by greenchick on: September 14, 2004 07:00:43 AM
I figured that others would be completing items from the mag so why not create a thread for it. I worked on the Colorsplash Handbag while on a trip to Ohio for a friend's wedding last weekend. It was a really quick project, but one that required me to crochet by touch and not sight. The Lion Brand yarn (can't remember the exact name, but it is new) is so dense when you work with it that it is easy to lose sight (or touch) of the stitches. That being said, I am sure that there were many double stitches or skipped loops, but the outcome was fairly nice. I totally fudged that part about attaching the casing, but it still turned out fine. I can't wait to see what other people come up with.

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6  Re: Paris Loop in Knitalongs by greenchick on: September 01, 2004 05:15:24 AM
Okay, how sad is it that I finished a knit along that I never "officially" joined yet I still have 2/3s to go on one that joined in May?! Maybe it was because this one was so simple and fun and the other one requires thinking (that means I can't do it while watching the soaps . . . not that I ever do  Wink). Plus, this one is a birthday present for my yoga instructor so I actually had a deadline. I used my Denise needles and couldn't imagine doing it otherwise. The Lion Brand Homespun worked well for everything other than the smallest needles (a little tight) and it only took about 1 2/3 skeins.

I hadn't thought of the breastfeeding advantages of this particular item.

This is such a great idea! I really hope that my sister makes one of these for herself since I know that she plans on breastfeeding. Maybe I will make her a Paris Loop instead of the Big Bad Baby Blanket, but I think I might make it out of nicer yarn.

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7  Star Wars "Rebel Scum" hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by greenchick on: August 26, 2004 08:29:44 PM
Okay, so intarsia doesn't work all that well on circular needles (as the threads confirm), but I went ahead and knit the darn hat for my husband anyway. He can have it on the 21st of September when he buys the trilogy (even with the "creative revisions"  Huh). Many thanks to Melodomi for her great pattern. I think that I carried the colors a bit too much in the last half of the symbol as it kind of scrunched in a little bit . . . I just hope that he likes it.


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8  Re: Projects from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by greenchick on: August 07, 2004 01:18:41 PM
I bought a really ugly sweater at the Salvation Army for $2.99 for the express purpose of "recyling" the fairly cool yarn (a pretty chocolate varrigated color) and this morning, I was bored (but not bored enough to start the increases on Salt Peanuts) so I decided to make the Uptown Scarf from Weekend Knitting. Instead of using just the one yarn, I added a rainbow eyelash yarn with slubs that I picked up at AC Moore. I think that I used about 100 yards (or two sleeves as the case may be  Tongue) and am fairly pleased with the outcome. My daughter thinks it looks like a "teacher" scarf . . . I guess that means no allowance for the week.


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9  Chinese Charm Bag (personalized) in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by greenchick on: July 29, 2004 03:29:28 PM
I looked through all the other threads to find one that had finished pictures for this purse, but I couldn't find any. If there are, mea culpa  Smiley.

Anyway, after knitting this bag earlier this year and being disappointed with the size, I decided to make another and make it longer. My daughters say that I should name it the "craptacular" charm bag as the yarn that I used (Bucilla Triple Tweed . . . the ball band was so old that the glue was crumbling) was so ugly that it was gorgeous. I tried to pay homage to the 80s and all things preppie by introducing pink and cables, but the cotton yarn that I used wasn't the best choice - live and learn. Instead of using a Chinese charm, I used a Poetry Dog Tag that says "wicked."  I also added pockets on the inside for my cell phone, pens, keys, and other riff raff. All in all, I am fairly happy with the results.

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10  "Newlywed" Shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by greenchick on: July 12, 2004 09:20:39 AM
Okay, I had to teach myself to crochet (knitter here)  to make this shawl and I don't know that I will use it all that much, but I really fell in love with the pattern and the ease at constructing it. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with the outcome even if I think that I did the final stitches in the rows incorrect. I am planning on making another one out of the soy silk to see how that works. I bought the pattern off of www.stitchdiva.com for $7. The pattern calls for 1,000 yards (YIKES), but I used 600 yards and the gauge was right.


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