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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Zephyr Style's Juliet on: September 07, 2007 10:34:29 PM
i just bought and downloaded the pattern.  i think i'm going to do the long version first.  might make both eventually!

i have some cottonease in my stash, but i'm not sure if i want to use that so i'll have to think a bit more and maybe buy something else. 

2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Zephyr Style's Tree Jacket on: July 26, 2007 04:16:51 PM
I just bought this pattern, but I have a few more things to finish up before I start it.

I haven't decided on my yarn yet, but I'll watch this thread.

And I'm doing the holey version like the pictures - I love the look!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wicked FO - Zephyr Style on: April 30, 2007 06:59:15 PM
thanks everyone!  Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Monkey-along? on: April 30, 2007 02:23:19 PM
OMGosh - that yarn dying job is to die for!  Those socks look amazing!!

I successfully completed my first Monkey.
I used yarn I dyed myself with kool-aid and food coloring. I am SO glad they came out alright. I was afraid it'd pool a bunch or something.

they're going to be a Mother's Day gift for my awesome mother-in-law.
as you can see, I significantly shortened the leg and made an eye-of-partridge heel--

and in case you're interested in what the yarn looked like before it was turned into a sock--

I put half in a mason jar with yellow and half in a jar with an orchid color, both jars in a cast-iron pot with water. i "cooked" it until satisfied, then i dipped the un-dyed center into some greenish-blue water. I probably made it sound harder than it actually is.

also note  my totally cool hanger blockers.Cheesy
 i <3 diy.

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5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Monkey-along? on: April 30, 2007 02:22:39 PM
I started these last week!

I'm about 3/4 of the way through the first sock and should have some pics to share soon.  I just love this pattern and how it's turning out.

Everyone's looks awesome!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: April 30, 2007 02:05:23 PM
Ok - that makes sense!  I think I'm just past that part so I'll have to see when I get home.

I casted on for the XS because that's the size that fits me in their patterns.  I'm sure I'll lose the puffiness because my arms are big at the top. 

Now I have to decide if it's worth frogging it.  Smiley


Thanks for the kind comments!

randomsnapshots - there are probably lots of different ways to get the sleeves to puff more. What I did was CO for the medium size, and follow the medium instructions right up to round 36, then switched to the small. So I did the sleeve increases and neckline of the medium, and sleeve decreases and body of the small. This does change the stitch count a bit, on mine the body is 4 sts bigger, and the sleeves are quite a bit bigger (I had to work in a few decreases right before the ribbing, because they were a bit too loose).

The only thing is, it won't be exactly the same if you do that with the small and extra small, because it looks like the sleeve increases are the same for both sizes. I have a theory that the larger sizes of each increase "bracket" are the sizes that lose the poof - so the extra small and the medium would be least likely to lose the poof. Just my crackpot theory though. Grin

The sleeve increases happen on round 8 if you want to tinker with them. (They're the crazy k1f&b&f&b sts.)
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wicked FO - Zephyr Style on: April 30, 2007 11:30:56 AM
Thank you!

I was really unsure about the color of the yarn when I got it in the mail, but I decided to take a shot anyways.  I never wear blue, but I love the way this turned out.

Thanks for the compliment on my ring.  Smiley

I love the color, I am never really attracted to that color of blue when I see it at the yarn store, but it looks wonderful knit up!
Also, your ring is to die for!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wicked FO - Zephyr Style on: April 30, 2007 11:30:08 AM

Yes - I washed it and blocked it.  I haven't dried it yet and don't plan on it because I heard that's when this yarn starts to pill.

Also I washed it inside out - not sure if that makes a difference or not.

so neat!  i like it!  have you washed it yet?  the sweater i just finished for my man is pilling like crazy!

i really love the cables along the neckline...
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wicked FO - Zephyr Style on: April 30, 2007 09:52:10 AM
I love this pattern!!

Here's my Wicked - knit in Superwash Swish by KnitPicks!

10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Wicked from Zephyr Style on: April 30, 2007 09:51:22 AM
Thanks everyone!
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