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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yet another Saturday Market Bag on: July 29, 2006 09:21:16 PM

I put the pieces together with single crochet, did single crochet for the band at the top, and made the short strap in double crochet. I also knitted an extra repeat, which in retrospect was overkill. It would have been plenty long as written.

The yarn is Peaches & Creme. It used less than one ball.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Link to tutorial--how to make string quilt blocks on: July 14, 2006 11:03:36 PM
These are great for using up scraps. The more and weirder fabrics you put together, the better it looks. I have thirty-six blocks so far...someday they will be a quilt.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Deep V-neck raglan on: April 27, 2006 07:45:40 PM
Did I ever post this here? I'm pretty sure I didn't...


I finished this more than a month ago. One of those basic deep-Vs that are absolutely everywhere.

Cascade Eco Wool, 2 skeins for a 40" finished bust. My own pattern, sort of based on EZ's percentage system. Mainly I wanted to prove that I could make a sweater out of just 2 (albeit large) skeins.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little girl sundress on: April 27, 2006 07:05:10 PM

I made this for my niece (she's almost 5). It started out as Simplicity 4927 and ended up pretty different. Can't have a sundress without a ruffle, right?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Completely out of season jacket on: April 27, 2006 06:56:05 PM

5 skeins of Beaverslide fisherman weight: $40.
Separating zipper: $3.
Pattern: $0 (mine!)
Finally getting to throw out my ratty old fleece jacket: Priceless.

The picture's not great because I still need to do some remedial blocking, but I couldn't wait.

(Edited to use new pic)
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tiered skirt w/ link to free pattern on: April 18, 2006 02:50:43 PM

Kind of quickie job, not my best work. I wanted to test the pattern. It's unbleached muslin, dyed after sewing with Rit (2 parts purple to 1 part black). It's just below knee length (my dummy is on a really short stand).

I followed this pattern, sort of. I didn't want a very full skirt, so each tier is only 1.25 times the length of the one above. For reference, I have a 44" hip, and the first tier is 6 x 49". The bottom tier is 8 x 100".
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Phildar cowl neck pullover on: February 15, 2006 01:32:57 PM
Another one...I'm just now getting around to photographing the stuff I knit in January.


Pattern: Phildar free pattern (no longer available)
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Petal, 2 strands together; about 18 skeins (I think; can't remember how many I started with)
Modifications: Added 1" to the body and made adjustments for row gauge as I knit.

Not a lot to say about this one. Your basic big soft bulky sweater. It fits. The neck is weird. It's not a proper cowl neck as the picture made it look, made by knitting up from a shaped neckline, but a funnel knit in one piece with the body. It can be made to sit attractively but it's not too comfortable.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Jemima sweater (raglan w/ buttons) on: February 14, 2006 03:19:24 PM

Pattern: Jemima
Yarn: Elann Highland Wool, Pottery Red, 10 skeins.
Modifications: Added 2" length to the body and 1" to the sleeves; used regular rib instead of twisted on neckline; 4 buttons not 3; and most importantly, did all of the stockinette by machine (Bond USM), and added the ribbings afterward. Tubular bind offs all around.
Size: 42".

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Kiri in snow on: January 30, 2006 02:35:27 PM

Pattern: Kiri from alltangledup.com
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Tree Bark Mix, 3 skeins exactly
Modifications: used a regular bind off rather than the k2tog version given in the pattern

It's about 70" x 36", I think. If I had it to do over again I would use larger needles (I used US8/5mm), to make it lacier. My first shawl, and easy to do, all around; one repeat and the chart is memorized.

Please excuse the photo. I took it outdoors (obviously!) with the highest flash and it's still dim.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A very purple Sesame on: January 26, 2006 06:35:52 PM

Pattern: Sesame
Yarn: Elann Highland Wool in Aubergine (see how it's already pilling on the sides? Angry )
Size: 41"
Modifications: for gauge, for size, tweaks to the lower sleeve and collar, no turn-back cuffs

I tried it with the big wooden buttons, but they were a light colored wood and made the thing look like a clown suit. Overall I'm happy with it.
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