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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hubby has a problem LOL on: March 02, 2008 07:37:02 AM
He doesn't seem to know how to put a new roll of TP on the holder when it runs out...he just sets a new roll on top of the used up roll...so I did this yesterday and put it on the roller and set his roll on top like he had it...this is what he will see this morning LOL...

this is a shot from the side showing the inside of the tube...you can see the end of the roller...

I found this pattern here: http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/?p=169
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Made another hat and learned a new stitch on: January 26, 2008 06:28:52 AM
I had printed off this pattern quite awhile back but every time I looked at the picture I kept putting off making it because I thought the stitch would be hard to do...turned out I was wrong.  It was easy to do and can't wait to make another one...this one was sent to a friend in Louisiana.  I made it out of Caron Simply Soft in Off White and it is soooo soft.

I also made a no hair cap for another friend in North Carolina who is losing her hair from chemo...she said she wears it all the time and people think she has hair till they look closer...and she doesn't have to worry about gray hairs LOL
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Another hat and booties on: December 03, 2007 06:23:12 PM
I already made 3 sets of booties and hat from the Berries and Cream patterns (booties here http://tangleknits.blogspot.com/2007/02/baby-booties-to-match-berry-sweater.html) and (hat here http://tangleknits.blogspot.com/2007/02/baby-toque-to-match-berry-sweater.html)...2 in blue and white and one set in raspberry and cream.
I needed another set of booties and a hat for an older baby but didn't want to use the hat pattern again.  I love the bootie pattern and plan on using it a lot.  Instead of the same hat, I used this pattern instead (http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/leaf-edge-baby-hat.htm) and came up with this set:

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished up projects on: November 15, 2007 04:07:01 PM
I finished off some items and still have a stack printed out to go through.  Between Christmas being around the corner, babies due and a wedding to look forward to, I'll never get to the ones I keep intending to do for me LOL.
This first one is called a Happy Hooker...it's to keep your cable hook handy so you won't drop it on the floor or in the cushions (like me LOL). 

Next are two baby hats and a pair of booties I did a while back

This one is a hat and booties I just finished up.  The colors are a raspberry and a French vanilla offwhite color

This one is a small bag big enough for a small ball of yarn for doing walk around knitting or just to take a small project like a dishcloth if you have to sit and wait.  I made it out of some leftover raspberry yarn from the hat and booties, and changed the pattern from using D-rings to knitting the strap to the bag.

That's all for now.  Now I need to get busy on another hat and bootie set  requested in light blue with white...do you think in all of the 4 big totes and 3 boxes of yarn that I would have any white?  Of course not...had to go get some today LOL, so now I'm ready to go.
Maybe I need to rethink the putting off of something for me...our furnace went out and the weather is cold and my hands were icy all day...maybe I should go ahead and make those fingerless mitts I keep wanting LOL. 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lost a pattern on: April 02, 2007 06:43:12 PM
Would anyone happen to have saved a pdf pattern from Interweave Knits (I think it was Fall 2004) of a headband called Lacey Hair Tamer?  (Note: always back up your computer...or save things to disk)  I would really like to get it back...they make great gifts for people with long hair.  Thanks.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Which stitch do I use? on: March 01, 2007 12:17:29 PM
I am wanting to knit a flat circle (might end up being a rug for hubby) but never even thought before about my decreases till I heard someone bring it up.  Now I am not sure how I should go about it. 
I will put a drawing of a circle below to illustrate what I am talking about (if it even makes sense LOL).  Looking at this drawing it's  with right side facing you as if you are looking down at it.  I will start on the bottom edge (every other row will be wrong side and I will purl)
Now, is it ok to do a K1fb on each end of the right side rows (A and B) or would I do that only at the beginning of every row?
Next, when I get to the half way point and ready to decrease back down, I do not know which side to use these on: K2tog and SSK.
Which one would I use for C and which for D, and would I do this at each end of only the right side rows, or the beginning of every row?
Clear as mud?  I hope someone can help me with this and thanks for any input you can give me.  ~Tricia
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tried Something New and Succeeded on: November 18, 2006 07:35:14 AM
Ok, I have braved a whole new world to me and came out of it alive and doing the happy dance! In 40 years of knitting this was my first time knitting in the round. I started off with a circular and changed to double points when I decreased down to a smaller number of stitches...never worked with either before, except to use the circular for a large number of stitches on a big blanket, knitting back and forth like straight needles. You cant see it, but I am just jumping up and down inside with excitement, waiting to get my Christmas knitting done so I can start on something else Ive never done before...socks!

In starting this project I wanted something easy and was going to do the London Beanie, but realized I didnt like how it looked bunchy on top in the picture. Halfway through it I accidentally came across this site while looking for something else (http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patheadhugger.html), where the beanie pattern was modified by someone and I proceeded to finish off my hat with these instructions and I just love how it turned out.  A picture of my hat is below.

These are some of the things I learned along the way about knitting in the round the first time:
1. Trying something new is scary and exciting at the same time.
2. Its a little hard starting out, but determination will pull you through.
3. Its slower than knitting with straight needles, but with practice I can get faster.
4. It would probably help if I would relax and not knit so tight.
5. Screwing up my face as I work doesnt help me any, but at least it doesnt hurt either LOL.
6. Dont lose your marker or you can lose your starting place (found it, fixed it).
7. Its good to take a break every so often, then come back to it later.
8. Halfway through your project you find its not as scary as you imagined, but it is still exciting and you are already thinking ahead to what your next circular project might be.
Here is the cap flat and the top of the hat:

I am so tickled with it I almost hate wrapping it up LOL.  ~Tricia
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Washcloth on: September 14, 2006 09:48:45 AM
This is a baby washcloth I made for a friend who's having a baby...I am making another one to go with it.  I did not block it and it's about 6 1/2 x 7", made with Sugar & Cream cotton yarn.  This is the pattern I made up to make it: (the little lines are for checking off the rows as you do them)
Baby Washcloth

size 7 needles

Cast on 30 sts
Knit 5 rows (starting on WS) __ __ __ __ __

Row 6: K6, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P1, K5 __ __ __ __ __ __

Row 7: K6, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P1, K5 __ __ __ __ __ __

Row 8: K6, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P1, K5 __ __ __ __ __ __

Row 9: K5, P1, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K6 __ __ __ __ __ __

Row 10: K5, P1, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K6 __ __ __ __ __ __

Row 11: K5, P1, K3, P3, K3, P3, K3, P3, K6 __ __ __ __ __ __

Work rows 6-11 a total of 6 times.
Knit 5 rows __ __ __ __ __
Bind off.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for pattern on: September 02, 2006 09:29:16 AM
Didn't see where else to put this, so I will post it here.  I found a picture I had saved from years ago and have no idea where I got it from.  I would like to find the pattern to make these KNIT cowboy booties.  If anyone knows where I can find it, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks.  ~Tricia
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knit cactus dishcloth I made up on: June 25, 2006 04:23:32 PM
Someone on another forum asked me about the cactus I knitted and then wanted to know if I had a pattern for a dishcloth with a cactus on it...didn't and could not for the life of me find one on the internet, so I sat down last night and made one up...knitted it up today (fixing my instructions as I went) and this is what I ended up with. (back view, then front view)


Not too bad for having to make it up, but it sure was a pain in the butt doing it LOL...I sure do applaud all of you who can make up patterns cause I know now what a chore it is.  ~Tricia
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