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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wicker from Rowan 37 (Modified Version) on: October 06, 2006 03:22:37 PM
I just finished this sweater and I am pleased as punch with it, so I thought I'd share.  It's a modified version of the sweater Wicker from Rowan 37.  I knit it up using KnitPicks Main Line yarn (75% cotton, 25% wool).  I love working with cotton blends, and I'm sure I'll be using this yarn again.

More details on my bloggity blog.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Belted Wrap Jacket from Interweave Knits Winter '05 on: April 17, 2006 02:45:11 PM

Pattern: Belted Wrap Jacket from Interweave Knits Winter '05 Issue
Yarn: 17.5 skeins of Knit Pick's Merino Style in the 'Cinnamon' color

This project was touch and go towards the end, but the collar really made all the difference for me.  Plus, I LOVE the ribbed bell sleeves.   

Merino Style is great stuff too.  I noticed that the yarn was thinner in some places, but it is super-soft and I didn't run into a knot in the 18 skeins I used for this project.  I will definitely use it again. 

Thanks for looking!  More details on my blog.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Magnetic Clipboard? on: January 17, 2006 10:11:45 AM
Hullo craftsters!  I'm knitting up a sweater with a lacey pattern and this is the first time I've really had to follow a chart as I'm working.  As a result, I have a hankering for a magnetic clipboard with a ruler-thingie attached to it that I can slide up and down as I work the chart.

I found one at WEBS here: http://www.yarn.com/knitting/knitting6.html#magnetboards.  But before I rush out and order one, I thought I'd see if any of you knitters use something similar or have any recommendations?  I think this is the sort of thing that will make a cumbersome project much easier to handle.  Thoughts?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Halley's Comet Hat on: November 10, 2005 05:01:59 PM
I finished this hat a few days ago and thought that I'd share!  It's a free hat pattern called "Halley's Comet" designed by Marnie MacLean.

It looks much more complicated than it actually is and took just a few hours to finish.  And it cost me about a buck, since I got the yarn at Target.  Since I just discovered the wonders of MAGIC LOOP this past week, I used this technique to make the hat, rather than using dreadful DPNs. 

Side note:  while I love the design and the fit of the hat, I am not smitten with the color of the yarn.  I can't overdye acrylic can I?  I'm thinking no.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Trek on: June 06, 2005 07:38:59 PM
Juuuust in time for the heat and humidity.   I finally finished Trek from Rowan 37.

I really love this sweater, but it ended up just a bit too big for me.  *sigh*

Don't suppose there's anyway to shrink this safely?  Just a smidgen?

See my blog entry for more details.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Apricot Jacket from Rebecca 27 on: May 28, 2005 07:18:16 AM

I was inspired by gloriana's post earlier this month in 'Completed Projects' to knit up this beauty, the Apricot Jacket from Rebecca 27.  So I googled it and discovered not only had a lot of other knitters already made this, but alot of other people had this on their 'To-Knit' list so I thought I'd start a knit-along for it.

It seems like some people were having trouble finding this particular issue of Rebecca, but I found it pretty easily on yarnmarket last week, ordered it and it's here in my eager little hands already. Also there's some talk that the pattern is rather, um, vague.  So all the more reason to have a knit-along.  We can suffer through it together.  Also since quite a few people have already made this, we should be able to figure out all the tricks from the notes these guys have posted on their blogs.

Now I just need to decide what yarn to use.  The pattern calls for GGH's Java, but here's what other knitter's have used (click on the name to see their finished Apricot Jacket):


So any takers? Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 'Trek' from Rowan 37 on: March 09, 2005 06:45:51 PM
How cute is this sweater? CUTE!

It's the one on the right.  *squeals with glee*

I instantly fell in love with this sweater from the latest Rowan magazine #37.  I want to make it.  BADLY.  I fear that it may be out of my knitting league.  But I'm going to attempt it anyway.  I figure why did I bother learning to knit if I don't ever make the things that I really love?

Does anyone else covet this sweater as I do?  Anyone else interested in knitting this along with me?  I'd feel less apprehensive about starting it if I knew that some craftsters were there with me along the way.   

[Just some basic info about the pattern:  It uses about 1300-1400 yards of DK cotton.  The pattern calls for Rowan Handknit DK Cotton, but it's not within my knitting budget constraints so I'm going to try to find a good substitute.  And it requires a combination of US 3 and US 6 needles. ]
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / POLL: Knit or Knitted (or Knat :) ) on: March 02, 2005 08:57:44 AM
When you talk about things that you have knitted in the past, do you say "I KNIT that kickin' rad sweater" or do you say "I KNITTED that kickin' rad sweater"?

I was talking with one of my non-knitting friends and he asked which was more correct. I had no clue.  I think I just interchange them as I see fit.  Does anybody know which is grammatically more correct?

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New Adriafil 38 Up? on: February 25, 2005 03:30:33 PM
The Adriafil website says that the latest issue (number 38) is up online, but alas!  I don't see any information when I click on the link! Sad  Is it just me?  (I'm using Safari on my iBook and sometimes websites don't load correctly.)  Or are the patterns just not up yet?

Here's the linky link: http://www.adriafil.com/index.html?id_pagina=3&id_lingua=2&id_rivista=38
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Greta the Sweater (from Adriafil) on: January 23, 2005 02:26:29 PM
Well, I've finished my second sweater.  Although it's not perfect, I have to say it is a vast improvement over my last sweater.

I followed the pattern for the Greta sweater from http://www.adriafil.com.  That being said, I would NOT recommend this pattern.  I had to make several modifications to the shoulder shaping of the sleeves that caused me several headaches. 

I used about 2 and 1/2 skeins of Red Heart and am I glad I did.  The whole sweater ended up only costing $6.00!  I'd have been angry if I had spent a bunch of money on some yarn and ended up with a sweater I probably won't wear.  But come to think of it, if I'd used nicer yarn, the end result might have turned out better and then I would have worn it! Smiley  Next time I make a sweater, I'll try better yarn and a pattern that has been tested!  Like Glampyre's Minisweater.... Smiley
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