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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: June 21, 2007 12:33:01 PM
I frogged my Twiggy Tunic b/c the lion brand thick and quick, though quick, was just too thick!

I recently overdyed some lion brand bolero into a nice variegated dark green and it's becoming a Rockefeller sweater.  I loves it.

I'll save the thick & quick for the BFC, I think.
12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit & Tonic's Flair anyone? on: June 18, 2007 11:20:44 AM
So I really want to make this, but I'm on a just-graduated-no-job-yet budget. Sad  I'd also like to make this in some sort of cotton blend in a yummy chocolate brown, but it's been so damn hard trying to find yarn that fits that description!   Knitpicks Main Line seems to be the best bet so far.  Any opinions on that yarn?  Any other suggestions?
13  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic) on: June 18, 2007 11:14:50 AM
I'm on the increases using a RYC 100% bamboo yarn.  ITs a great yarn but when I do the M1R or M1L I get holes.  I've followed all the instructions I have access to.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Is there supposed to be a hole there? thanks
Have you knitted very far beyond any of your first increases?  I remember when I made Rogue (and was doing those increases for the first time) I got holes.  After a good number of rows, though, they seemed to diminish and weren't as noticeable.   

M1R and M1L are used so much because they're usually the least noticeable increases.

My dear Sahara is kind of on hold until I get some more yarn.  (I had 3 balls spirited away from me in March thanks to a wonderful car thief.. and Elann is out of stock of the color I need)  But who needs a long sleeve wool sweater in June (90F) anyways?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ravelry! Extra invites... on: May 25, 2007 09:19:45 PM
I cannot wait for it to go public.  Some knitting friends of mine are beta testers and they love it.  So jealous!
At least while we're waiting we can document the stash and um get our pattern collection actually organized..  ahem

I'm going away for two weeks and I hope it's live when I get back!  *crosses fingers*
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Doing it in public: Leave me alone and let me knit! on: May 24, 2007 09:12:00 AM
I don't really like random people talking to me about my knitting either.  (I think the whole "Don't talk to strangers" thing was really beaten into my head) 
"Hey, my mom taught me how to knit when I was 5."  "uh, that's nice."
I've concocted plans in my head to say "euh.. je ne parle pas anglais" if someone tries to talk to me while knitting, but I never do.

I've only knitted in class once.  It was a very boring lecture and I was sitting way in the back.  Most of the time, I'm usually taking notes.  I feel like knitting would distract me from the lecture. Also, my university has very small class sizes, so the professor would see and would probably not be pleased.  (but now I've graduated, so it doesn't matter)
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: May 23, 2007 08:34:12 PM
That is soooo pretty!  I've been thinking of making one from lion brand cottonease, but shine sport's a good alternative I see.  I love that color so much.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Flair by Knit & Tonic on: May 23, 2007 09:52:02 AM
Pretty!  I love that sweater in brown.

That's also on my to-do list this summer.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Vogue Embellished V-Neck on: May 22, 2007 08:47:48 AM
Also, I LOVE the decorations and things on your wall.
thanks..   that's all my mom's doing.  I guess our family really likes rich jewel tones.

I ended up doing some marathon weaving and was able to wear it out last night.  Grin
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vogue Embellished V-Neck on: May 21, 2007 02:28:38 PM
Ok, so this still isn't 100% finished, but that's ok.  I actually finished knitting this in January or so and finished the seaming in March.  I wasn't motivated to finish because I wasn't sure I liked how it was turning out.  The armpit seams were too tight, did I like the length?, what would I wear underneath it?, etc..
I still haven't woven in the ends because I had been seriously thinking of frogging it and knitting something else with the yummy yarn.
However, I think I've finally decided that I like it.  I plan on weaving in those pesky ends on my loooooong plane ride to Northern Europe this weekend.

It's been raining outside, so the photoshoot had to be done inside and things came out a little dark.  With flash:

That's not the true color, but you can see how it fits.

Without flash:

Many thanks to the "sheer jersey chemise" from American Apparel for renewing my faith in this sweater!  I need to buy some more of those..

Laying on the floor.  This is the best representation of the color.

Yarn: plymouth suri merino
Pattern: Embellished V-Neck from Vogue Knitting Fall 2006
Notes: I made the smallest size and because I'm lazy I decided to leave the embellishments off even though I've made 5/6 of them.  I aggressively blocked the shoulders/armpits to get them to not be so awful looking.  I also left off the weird crochet detail around the neck.  I suck at crochet and it looked bad.

I'm starting to love this sweater.   Grin
20  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Golden apples of the sun on: May 16, 2007 11:16:21 PM
Nice!!! I love the name!
thanks.  I couldn't get that title out of my head when I was knitting with the gold yarn.  It's the title of a compilation cd put together by Devendra Banhart.  And according to wikipedia, he got that title from a Ray Bradbury short story.

Hopefully I'll soon post FO photos of the hat in the knitting board when I finish the edging.
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