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1  mitten obsession in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: October 19, 2008 05:29:50 PM
So far this fall I have made Anemoi mittens and Endpaper mitts. I am now offically obsessed with mittens. I started to make Elliphantom's Herringbone mittens (ravelink) but I read the chart, screwed up, and frogged. So while I'm regrouping from that, I made these, based on the herringbone pattern but with a smaller stitch count to account for fair isle/non-fair isle gauge differences.

I started these about 24 hours ago. They're blocking now.

Hey, this mitten smells funny...

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2  chunky pom beanie and endpaper mitts in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: October 11, 2008 08:21:16 AM
More projects of procrastination from my busy semester:

A mostly-improvised beanie in Cascade 128:

and Endpaper mitts (using the orange Dale Baby Ull left over from my Anemoi mittens and Patons Kroy sock yarn):

It's hard to take pictures of your own hands. I had to press the camera button with my chin.

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3  you should make Anemoi mittens. they are AWESOME. in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: October 09, 2008 06:28:53 AM
I have an insanely busy schedule this semester, so that clearly calls for insanely complicated knitting. I made Eunny Jang's Anemoi mittens in less than three weeks. Woo! They were my first fair isle project and first mittens. Yarn is Dale Baby Ull.

I thought I could have a beer with lunch and keep knitting. And I could! I just didn't keep knitting according to the chart.

I thought about fixing it, of course, but I actually like it. I feel like it shows the process.

Action shot!

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4  CPHoenix: self-designed lace-sleeved raglan in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: April 14, 2007 11:27:42 AM

Well, not entirely self-designed I guess, as I borrowed heavily from the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Once upon a time, I knit a Central Park Hoodie, or at least, the back, fronts, and sleeves. I decided it was time to seam it all together before doing the hood. Lo, then it came to pass that I made a horrible, horrible mistake, got angry at the sweater, and ripped it. From the ashes of this I decided to create something seamless, and the Phoenix sweater was born.

Due to a mysterious quirk of gauge *ahem*, it's too small for me, but perfect for my sister Katie, America's Next Top Handknit Sweater Model.

I used the embossed twining vine leaf lace pattern from Vogue Knitting. I also originally wanted to make the raglan lines stand out, but couldn't figure out how to do it; I wanted the appearance of a seam, to make the stockinette body and reverse-stockinette sleeves look like they'd been sewn together from other sweaters. But I like the little purl channel I made instead.

Oh, and it's good ol' Woolease.
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5  Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by aunt carrot on: February 14, 2007 02:00:25 PM
I've read this thread from the beginning--I can't believe the patience some of you have with these people--and only just realized I never posted my crafty (in both senses) idea of how to respond to this phenomenon...
I had a coworker who saw me knitting a sock in the break room and kept bugging me to knit him some. I played it off like it was a joke, but he kept bringing it up, probably because he actually thought it was funny. Unlike me.
So I took the other end of the skein I was using, cast on 12 stitches, and created the Teeny Tiny Spite Sock.

(That's an American quarter for scale. Sorry for the fuzziness, it was taken with a camera phone.)

...and he never brought it up again.
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6  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by aunt carrot on: December 29, 2006 07:27:06 PM
naelany, I've made two from Andean Silk from knitpicks. One is posted on page... 57? of this thread and in the pic below, and one is here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142143.0
I am in love with this yarn. It makes a heavy-looking but not heavy-feeling Clap, and it's incredibly soft. The stitches were a little hard to drop, though. I had to sort of work them down. But I wear it all the time, it's warm, and I get tons of compliments, so it was worth it. This color is slate, the color of the one in the other thread is olive.

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7  Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: December 29, 2006 01:19:41 PM
Love that color, Tygra!
I made another one, this time in my friend Jaime's hand-dyed yarn (http://www.scoutsswag.com/), colorway orchid:

(I'm also wearing my Last Minute Knitted Gifts Hourglass Sweater, of which I've never taken a proper FO pic, even though I finished it in... oh... April.)
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8  Two pairs of Log Cabin Socks and a Clapotis in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: December 29, 2006 01:07:55 PM
The sum total of my Christmas knitting. My parents got matching pairs of Log Cabin Socks from Melanie Falick's Handknit Holidays, both in Cascade Pastaza, and my sister got a Clapotis in Andean Silk. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures before I wrapped them, so these are the best ones I have.
Katie takes time out from playing with her new ipod to show off her Clap. My only mod was to omit one repeat of the increases to make it a little narrower.

My mom's sock. She's much too busy running the show in the kitchen to pose for anything else. (She's wearing black pantyhose under the socks, which is why her skin may look a weird color.)

My dad, on the other hand, is a total ham who will pose for pictures all afternoon. Not that any of them show off the socks well, so I added a progress pic that I took last month.

Joe Namath cheesecake photo.

Aaaaand progress shot.

That's all, folks!
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9  Re: Projects from "Handknit Holidays" by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: December 02, 2006 11:27:19 AM
Keletubbie--an evening's knitting? That sounds like an awesome gift idea! Luckily, I probably won't need it because after I finish this second pair of Log Cabin Socks, I will be... DRUMROLL... finished with my Christmas knitting! Yahoo!
I made the light blue pair for my dad, and the dark green pair for my mom. (I've got a bit of an eye-color theme going here.) I finished my mom's first sock yesterday but haven't cast on for the second yet.

(They look kind of weird and shrunken without an actual foot inside them, but they look okay when I put them on.)
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10  Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). in Knitting: Completed Projects by aunt carrot on: November 18, 2006 04:23:10 PM
Finally made a panta that I'm happy with--I supersized my first one because I have a big head, and it ended up too big. The second one was too narrow. This one is just right.

Oddly smug facial expression:
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