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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Feathers Shawl on: March 28, 2006 12:31:59 AM
Just got hit by a bit of flu after posting this, but thanks so much for all your nice comments! I definitely think I'll move on with another one for my aunt's present now.
And, no, you don't need an excuse to wear lace, but if you're me and constantly get your shawl caught on doorhandles, people's rucksack zippers and the like, you might need an excuse to break it   Embarrassed
And, no, I don't have kids - I've heard they tangle your yarn and eat your candy!  Wink
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Feathers Shawl on: March 26, 2006 05:37:23 AM
It took me about three weeks so not insanely long, but I did have some days where I would knit for about 8 hours a day...
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Peacock Feathers Shawl on: March 26, 2006 05:22:13 AM
I just did the finishing/blocking on this last Thursday. Now I get to show off, right? My first thing in actual laceweight yarn (cashmere from the Colourmart store on eBay), it's very thin, I have no use for it whatsoever, but I'm still rather proud. Thinking of making another one for my fave aunt who turns 40 this summer.
Anyway, you've all seen Eunny knit it before, but the pattern is still Peacock Feathers from Fiddlesticks and it's an absolute joy to knit - I didn't have any problems with the reversing of the instructions whatsoever.

4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: February 24, 2006 02:04:44 AM
Yay, blocked and entirely finished now! Pictures on my blog. First Danish medal during these Winter Olympics, wa-hey...
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: February 22, 2006 07:34:25 AM
split splicing
  actually using your own spit to wet the two ends of the natural fiber yarn (old and new) rubbing them together between your fingertips to join them...I think...someone please correct me if I am wrong
That's pretty right. A lot of instructions say that you can only use wool, but I used alpaca and it was fine. It doesn't work with superwash, though - I tried it with the Jaeger Matchmaker 4 ply merino that I used for my Arisaig cardigan and that didn't work at all.
BUt just try your way and see if you like the results - the yarn for my shawl had a bit of fuzz so you can't really tell where I did the splice, but if you have a very smooth yarn, I imagine that it could turn out not entirely as nice...
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: February 21, 2006 10:16:42 AM
Finished the knitting bit of my shawl yesterday. Now I just need to weave in ends (only two! yay spit splicing!) and block.... No pictures of the finished thing as of yet, but I'll get to it.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: knitty's arisaig on: February 06, 2006 01:22:46 PM
I just finished mine last weekend. I didn't have much knitter's self esteem when I ordered the yarn, so I just went for the recommended Jaeger albeit in a shade darker on both the blue and the purple. I'm really happy with it and actually considering knitting one more in another colour - I just want to wear it all the time. It took me forever to finish the sleeves, too, by the way, while body it self took two weeks or so. Anyway, there are pictures on my blog, if you are interested (direct link to cardy pictures here).
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: January 26, 2006 07:10:27 AM
I'm in as well, doing the Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding in a sort of aubergine-y coloured alpaca 4-ply. Just got the pattern in the post yesterday, can't wait now. Does anyone know if there is a Team Denmark or am I the only one?

Btw, first Craftster post, yay!
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