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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Twilighty Mitts on: January 02, 2010 10:37:46 AM

I cannot tell you how happy I am to finally have these finished. I finished knitting them on New Years Eve, I was determined to have them done before the start of this year. I absolutely love them and can't wait to start wearing them. I washed and dried them and it made them super soft. I knit them using pink wool ease that I had in my stash. These mittens were probably the most unenjoyable knit to date. It wasn't because they were difficult, they were actually really easy, but they were boring. I had to do cabling every other row which also made it boring because I couldn't watch tv while I was making them. I didn't use a pattern to make these, I just picked a cable pattern out of one of my stitch pattern books that looked like the one from the movie. There are a few patterns floating around for mittens like these if you want to make some. I think someone posted one here on crafster a few months ago and I know there are a few on Ravelry also.

P.S. Ignore the other knit in the picture, it was for a blog post.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mara Shawl, Free Pattern from Ravelry on: September 15, 2009 05:26:06 PM
I made the Mara shawl and I love it, I found the pattern for free on Ravelry. I changed the pattern a little. In the directions it tells you to do a k2, p2 rib, but if you look at the close up shots you can see that it is actually a k3, p2 rib so I did the k3, p2 rib. I used up all the fisherman's wool in my stash, by the time I reached the ribbing it felt like it was taking a half hour to knit each row. I was like, "I am in knitting hell". I'm glad I stuck it out and made my shawl as big as I did, it's so cozy and warm. I can't wait to wear this tomorrow.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Clementine Shawlette, Spring 07 Interweave Knits on: September 06, 2009 05:30:11 AM
I knit this with some fingering weight yarn that I had in my stash for a few years, I died it with purple kool-aid. I had originally done the first half of the shawl incorrectly so I had to frog it and start over from the beginning. It was really fun to knit and the pattern was simple. I really love wearing it, I have blocked it again since I took these pictures because it was to long, now it looks like the picture from the magazine.

I did a 3 needle bind off instead of grafting so its a little wonky but when I grafted it, it didn't look good that way either.

This is showing the way I did it the first time beside the correct way

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 2 Pittsburgh Hats on: August 26, 2009 02:06:03 PM
The first one I made mostly black with gold stripes and its slightly smaller than the second. I didn't use a pattern for it because it's really simple but I did learn a new technique in order to create jog less stripes. For the second one I did use a pattern, one that I found on Ravelry of course. Here's a link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-boy-hat I chose this pattern because I really liked the pattern on the top of the hat and I thought it was manly, although I think I might possibly make one of these hats for myself in the future. I used knit picks superwash wool so they can both be machine washed. They are sooo soft you would never even think they were made of wool.

Mod's Edit:
Non-ravelry Pattern Link:  http://limulusknits.blogspot.com/2007/11/boy-hat.html
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first ever shawl "Gabriels Wings" on: August 21, 2009 04:36:47 PM
I have just completed my very first shawl and I think I'm hooked. I used a very easy pattern that I found via Ravelry and it took me a week from start to finish. The only modification that I made was I knit mine using a size 5 needle instead of a size 3 because I wanted to make sure it was big enough. I had this skein of sock yarn in my stash for probably over two years, I had purchased it from Etsy and it is hand dyed in a very pretty pink and green combo. I can't remember what seller I purchased it from, I don't use Etsy anymore cause I'm broke, lol.

Here's a link to the free pattern http://redcorsetdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/05/gabriels-wings.html
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Bender Bending Rodriguez on: August 04, 2009 01:15:00 PM
This is a crochet and felted Bender toy I made for a friend of mine who is a huge futurama fan. There is a pattern for making a crochet bender here http://stitch.hellooperator.net/free-patterns/bender-bending-rodriguez-amigurumi-pattern/ I didn't use the pattern because I wanted mine to be bigger.

You can see more pics and posts following the progress on my blog.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Socks:Knitty Hedera(image heavy) on: June 07, 2009 11:35:20 AM
My first pair of socks EVER!!! I am so happy with these, I wasn't sure about my yarn choice and Joann doesn't really have a good selection of sock yarns but I didn't feel like ordering yarn and having to wait. I used Knitty's pattern Hedera written by Cookie A.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My Blogger Knitting blog has been locked on: May 31, 2009 03:42:29 PM
I have a knitting blog with blogger and this afternoon it was locked and I was given this message on my blogger dashboard:

This blog has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.

This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.

So I clicked the link to request a review and the message stated that their robot has detected that my blog is a possible spam blog. Hopefully my blog that I have had now for several years will not be deleted. I just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else. I know it happened to alot of people last summer and blogger issued a statement about it.

Also I dont understand why my blog would show up as being spammy, I dont even have any ads on it or links to products. I do have links to free patterns but I dont see how that could be considered spam either. Any advice or comments would be much appreciated Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / February Lady Sweater on: May 23, 2009 05:32:26 PM
I finally finished my february lady sweater and I love the finished result. I actually lost this project months ago and so I used the remaining yarn for other projects and then when I found this the other day I had to search for enough of the oatmeal colored yarn in order to finish the sleeves. I used brown lion brand fishermans wool and the oatmeal color is patons classic wool.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Carry Me" crochet bag with FREE PATTERN on: May 17, 2009 02:22:25 PM
I made this bag so I would have something to carry my yarn in for knitting on the go. You could whip this up in an hour. I made an I-cord strap but you could make a crochet one if you dont know how Smiley.


Size F/5 3.75mm crochet hook

2 size 6 double pointed needles

1 skein Patons Silk Bamboo in "Sea"


Chain 4, join with slip stitch to form a ring.

1. Ch1, 1 sc in the same loop, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sl st in ch1 to join.

2. Ch1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in ch1 to join.

3. Ch1 *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

4. Ch1 *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

5. Ch1 *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

6. Ch1 *sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

7. Ch1 *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

8. Ch1 *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

9. Ch1 *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

10. Ch1 *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st in ch1 to join.

11. Ch1, sc around, sl st to ch1 to join.

Repeat row 11 20 times.

Buttonhole Row

Ch1, sc in next 14 sc, ch 10, skip next 3 sc, sc in 4th sc and all remaining sc around, sl st in ch1 to join.

Sl st next round to finish.

I-Cord Strap

Cast on 4sts using double pointed needles.

Knit, don't turn.

Slip the sts back to the beginning of the needle and k the row again.

Continue in this manner until you have a short length of knitting, pull down on the cord and the gap at the back will close.

Continue until your cord measure approximately 4 feet. If you are tall you may want to make yours longer, I dont need a long strap because I'm only 5 foot 1


Slip the end of each side of your I-cord through the bag from the inside out about 1/2 an inch from the top of the bag and tie a knot an inch from the end of the cord.

Add a button of your choosing.

Lots more pics on the blog http://deliciousstitches.blogspot.com/2009/05/carry-me.html
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