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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Icarus Finished! *Link fixed, pics added* on: October 18, 2006 12:02:36 PM
Yippee!!!!  Please come over and take a look!

*Edit*  Oopsy!  It appears that I've done this poorly.  Here are pics.  I've fixed the linky.  SORRY!!!!  More pics on the blog.

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Squeeeee!!!!! I got a wheel! on: July 14, 2006 01:08:13 AM
Isn't she lovely???
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Starsky completed! on: June 06, 2006 10:47:11 PM
Holy hell!  I finally finished the bugger!  I had a few mishaps along the way; ran out of yarn and had to modify a few things, etc.  But I'm so derned proud of myself!  It's my second sweater.  Here's a link to the slideshow.

Tip, if you mouse over the top of the black box, it'll give you a timing control.  1-2 seconds per pic is good.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Starsky bind off trouble... on: April 17, 2006 03:20:47 PM
Hello.  I was knitting up the front left panel of Starsky and, after coming to what i thought was the end, I discovered I had 5 fewer stitches on the needle than I should according to the pattern.  The only thing I can think of is that I bound off one too many stitches at each shaping row (which would give me another 5 stitches).

My understanding is that, if you're told to BO 4, the 5th needle remains active.  It appears that, if this is my mistake, then the instructions to BO 4 are actually to BO 3 and leave the 4th stitch on the needle.
 Huh Huh Huh
Anyone else run into this problem?
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / HELP!!!! Dyeing disaster... on: April 11, 2006 10:07:51 AM
I won't bore you with the full pain of it (you can find that here if you would like to laugh at my pain... go ahead... I do), but I had quite the dyeing mishap.  Things turned out WAY too bright.
Don't click if you have a weak stomach.

So, someone suggested tea dyeing which would certainly be on the right track to getting these colors back where I want them but I'm afraid that the finished product will not be dark enough.  Anyone ever do coffee dyeing?  Anyone have any other suggestions?  Believe me.  This this is NEON like you wouldn't believe.  And not neon like you normally find in sock yarn or exciting wools... this is neon like "Garage Sale" signs.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FOs: 2 scarves and 2 socks on: April 04, 2006 10:02:54 AM
Clickable thumbnails of my latest lovelies.

Me modeling the drop-stitch scarf I made for my MIL.  And Mr. Camus inspecting my work.
Happy SIL in her new silk scarf
My first socks in a very odd colorway with which I'm in love.

Thanks for looking!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My first ever self-dyeing project on: March 20, 2006 10:36:33 AM
The yarn gods have smiled upon me, the angels have sung.  I have been blessed with this... Lo!  Two hanks of Irish hue.

I won't bore everyone with the details here but the play-by-play is on my blog, sans all the swearing I did....
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Handspun yarn link on: March 08, 2006 10:00:10 AM
I had to share this link.  These folks sell handspun yarn and their goats are the CUTEST thing I've EVER seen!  Makes me want to go to Iowa to pet the goat I'm going to make a sweater from.  The baby pics just make you want to run out and hug one.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My favorite scarf: w/rough instructions on: February 27, 2006 11:47:58 PM
This is my favorite scarf.  I made it about 5 years ago and I've used it every winter since, despite the fact that I've made and own others.  I'd made a blanket for a friend for her birthday with this pattern and yarn and had bits left over.  It was as easy as pie.  Two strands of Homespun with a Q hook.  Chain it for as long as you want it then single crochet into the back loop only all the way through.  I made one in olive for Ma around the same time and I know she loves it.  I kept the blanket I made in olive, the scrap yarn from which Ma's scarf was crochetted.

I always liked this pattern because, at the time, I couldn't knit to save my life.  This pattern looks very much like it's ribbing.

Sorry for the crappy photography.  The first is so that you can see the texture and the second is more true to the color.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first projects- Sweater and scarf on: February 27, 2006 11:37:07 PM
These are clickable thumbnails... (Love Imageshack!)  Didn't want to bum anyone out with a long load time for just these little, 'ol things....  Thanks for looking!

This is a sweater I made for my SIL for her birthday.  That's Camus, the poodle.

This is a scarf I sort of threw together as an instant-gratification project.  I'm making a gansey on #2 needles for DH so I needed something that would work up quick for me before I lost my mind or went blind from reading my chart.
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