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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 2nd one skein clutch on: June 18, 2007 08:19:25 PM
this is my second one-skein clutch. from the book one skein by leigh radford. i actually used two skeins, but only because i wanted a striped bag. i used cascade 220 double-stranded throughout and used about 1/2 of the red and 1/3 of the charcoal. size 15 24" circulars.

i like the way it came out. i didn't screw up the handles this time, so it's not shaped funny. however, it did felt less. which i thought was weird. if i don't like the size, i'll try and felt it some more, but i haven't used it yet (still drying from last night). i may embellish, i was thinking of needle-felting my name or something. we will see.

comments appreciated!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / a cupcake and a clutch (img heavy) on: June 15, 2007 02:25:51 PM
i checked out One Skein by Leigh Radford from the library the day before yesterday and i've completed 2 projects and am working on a third. feedback is appreciated!!

the bottom is knit with rowan cashsoft dk and the top is one strand of berroco plush and one strand of lamb's pride bulky. completely stash made. it turned out a little wonky.

the clutch turned out a little odd, too, because i messed up on the handle on the one side so it was 1 stitch off on either side, making the increases one stitch off. but, i still like it. it's cute. i may line it, though i'm not sure. this was made with 1 skein of pastaza and the color is more true in the last few pictures. it's not quite blue, not quite purple. indigo, i guess. i am working on another clutch in dark red and charcoal with cascade 220 double stranded. hopefully i'll get this one done right and it will lay better. i will also be adding to more rows to the top above the handles so they are sturdier. it was also hand-felted as i am without a washer and dryer.
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / simple cell phone strap on: June 13, 2007 08:53:58 AM
i had posted this before in another section of this forum (i think), and since it was my very first beading project, i had used silk thread to string through glass beads (duh). so i went back to the bead store downtown and got a little bit of help from the ladies behind the counter. i learned about nylon-coated wire (how neat!) and crimper beads. and how to make a tear-drop strap instead of a circle one. on to the pictures:

i just got my phone a month or 2 ago (a sony ericcson w810i) and it needed something sprakly that wasn't a sticker or anything.

charm at the top.

back of the charm.

gorgeous chinese lampwork bead that set me back a whopping $4.

clearer pic (before i added the silver charm).

how could you not <3 these guys? one is actually mine and the other is my boyfriend's. they are brothers, and i have no clue which is which in these pics.

feedback appreciated!
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / beaded cell phone strap on: May 04, 2007 02:25:23 PM
a couple weeks ago, i got a brand new cell phone. obviously, it needed something pretty and sparkly to go with it so i went to a bead shop downtown and went to work on a pink cell phone strap. it took me about 45 minutes or so, and it needs to be re-strung on stronger thread, but here it is:

i love the lampwork bead in the middle. pricey little bugger. feedback is appreciated!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Christmas gift FO's on: January 01, 2007 09:03:55 AM
i had planned on knitting a few more things, but i came out on top, i think. it was rough there in the end, but i got through it!

i knit facecloths for my mom, aunt, and cousin. it's the pattern from mason-dixon knitting, and they were all knit with sugar 'n creme cotton and size 8 circs and dpn's. i put a bar of soap from a local soap making shop in each.

this is a hat i knit for my step-dad, as modeled by my boyfriend. i just did basic 2x2 ribbing. i used size 8 circs and dpn's, and i used paton's classic wool.

my mom bought my youngest sister an ipod nano for christmas. again, no pattern, but just pretty basic. the bottom came out a little wonky, but no big deal. i forget which needles i used, but the yarn is cascade 220.

this one i just finished yesterday (so it's late!), but i'm back in Ohio for the holidays until tomorrow (i live in NC), so i managed to finish before i left. it's a harry potter bookscarf, knit with DMC pearle cotton embroidery thread in garnet and goldenrod. i used size 0 DPN's and it KILLED my fingers, which is why it took me so long. i still need to add the fringe.
16  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / a zombie and a schoolgirl.. on: November 02, 2006 10:32:28 AM
my boyfriend and i went to a halloween party the saturday before, and we also went out on tuesday night. mine isn't all that impressive, but i did his makeup.

this one's from saturday.

i think his makeup came out much better on tuesday night.

comments appreciated. Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Winter Femme hat (image heavy) on: September 17, 2006 02:29:27 PM
i finished my very first hat! it turned out well, to my surprise. i'm not much of a hat person, but i think i'll appreciate this come winter when i'm freezing my tush off.

pattern: winter femme (.pdf)
yarn: A.C. Moore yarn called Peru Chunky Luxury in ecru, just over 2 skeins.
needles: #8 DPN's and 16" circs
modifications: i eliminated some of the "1 round even" rows in the decreases to get rid of the point at the top. also, it's a little long, but i kind of like it that way.

onto the pictures!!

non-action shot.

side view.


stitch detail.

not a hat person. lol.

yay! it's done!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fetching FO + 2 bonus WIP's! on: September 14, 2006 10:01:25 AM
i decided to make myself a winter set this year. i began knitting last November; just in time to make my family some knitted handwarmers! and by the time i got back to South Carolina, it was too warm for winter gear. but we've since moved to southern North Carolina, so i'm starting early.

this is fetching (knitty.com). it's made from a yarn called Alpaka purchased from A.C. Moore. I'd say it's DK weight. i knit these on size #4 DPN's because when i bought them i was thinking of a different pattern. but no worries, i have small hands, so it worked perfectly.

the first 1/2 of winter femme (.pdf). so far, so good. made from another yarn purchased at A.C. Moore called Peru Chunky Luxury, which is 70% merino wool, 20% alpaca, and 10% silk. SO SO soft, i love it. i plan on making slight modifications to the top in order to delete the so-called "nipple" at the top. lol.

now i didn't want the entire set to be COMPLETELY white, so i'm knitting this for my scarf. it's my so-called scarf knit on #10 straights using Paton's SWS (soy wool stripes) in natural pink. it's coming along just beautifully, but will definitely take awhile as the stitch pattern is a little difficult to maneuver.

thanks for checking everything out!!
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / perdita on: August 01, 2006 05:34:52 PM
pattern: perdita @ knitty.com
yarn: DMC Pearl Cotton size 5 embroidery thread, lavender
needles: 2 US1 double pointed needles worked as straights
time: roughly 4 hours
modifications: changed "bead1" to "k1" because i didn't have seed beads on hand.

the buttons don't match, and the cast on edge is a little wonky, but all in all, i'm proud. it's very cute. i was even complimented on it this afternoon by a (male) coworker!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Saturday Market Bag from Magknits on: June 09, 2006 05:39:19 PM
So i decided to knit this to match my bathing suit and use it as my beach/pool bag this summer. i used it today and it seemed to work out pretty well, although i made the strap longer than i thought. it stretches a LOT.

yarn: 3/4 skein Brown Sheep Co. Cotton Fleece, Paradise Blue
needles: #15 straight, #11 24" circular, #11 DPN's used as straights
pattern: Saturday Market Bag by Jodie Danenberg courtesy of Magknits

the blue almost looks neon in this picture.

excuse my messy bathroom.  Smiley

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