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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Leafy green baby blanket [img heavy] on: November 04, 2007 04:47:32 PM
Thank you all for your kind words!!  Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Leafy green baby blanket [img heavy] on: November 01, 2007 09:01:10 PM
I made this baby blanket for a friend from work, whose wife had a baby.  I incorporated the baby's initials into the fabric with Fair Isle (although I haven't mastered making the stitches blend in properly yet).  The blanket is a hybrid between the S'nB Big, Bad Baby Blanket, and a leaf border featured in Knitting On The Edge.  I did it in Cascade 220 Superwash, 'cause handwashing baby puke out of merino didn't seem like it would be high on the priority list of new parents.
I didn't do so hot on the joining, either, but overall I think it turned out well for my first blanket.  It was hard to part with, but I'm hoping they'll keep it as an heirloom for a long time.  That or just let Conner roll around and spit up on it, then throw it in the washing machine. Smiley

Thanks for looking. Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: I'm so pleased with this wool! on: September 30, 2007 06:33:49 PM
Oo, that's so pretty!  You've got to knit something special with that!!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Wicket the Ewok on: November 02, 2006 06:52:26 PM
This is the greatest thing ever.  You must post your tutorial!!  Please!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Icarus Finished! *Link fixed, pics added* on: October 24, 2006 07:43:59 PM
Wow, that's crazy.  Shocked You did a great job!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Winter pom baby hat on: October 24, 2006 06:50:22 PM
I made this hat for a girl who my boyfriend and I are taking the lease over for.  She's moving to have her baby near her parents, and I thought it would be a nice parting gift.  It's merino and nice and soft and cuddly.  Cheesy
The empty Choxie container is for form, hand for scale.

Close up.

I used a couple knitting patterns as a guide, basically just for the decrease form, but winged it from there (though, I did steal the seed stitch on the edge from SnB).  I have a tendency to knit way smaller than gauge, and so it was pretty much just guess-n-check while I was making it.  I think it came out well, though I have problems with loose stitches when I use dpns.  I also just hand-washed it, and it stretched out a bit.  I kind of lumped back into its smaller size to dry, but does anyone have any advice about this?  I've had this problem before, where I wash something and it stretches way out.  Is it possible to get things back into (smaller) shape after this happens?
Thanks, guys!
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: big #@%! baby blanket is FINISHED! on: October 20, 2006 06:22:35 AM
Wow, I love those colors!  It looks great.  Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Accidentally on Accident: Tell me what to make next! on: September 16, 2006 10:47:32 AM
I made this Accidentally on Purpose (first on page): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17155.130
But I decided that even with the modifications, it still looks terrible on me.  I want to frog it and use the old yarn and the leftover stuff for a new project for myself, but I'm not sure what to make.  I have all the Stitch 'n Bitch books, and a few other crochet books.  So, lay it on me.  What should I make with this yarn?  All suggestions will be entertained. Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First Knitted Project on: September 10, 2006 11:42:29 AM
This is really cute, but I'd worry about the stretchiness of the fabric.  I once knit a bag in a similar weight that refused to felt since it wasn't a high enough percentage of wool.  As a result, it was too stretchy to be of use.  The design on this is good, but you should either look into doing a tighter (and less stretchy) knit, or into felting the fabric so it won't lose its shape when you put stuff in it.  That, or just line it with sturdy fabric.  Otherwise, good job!  I love the flower design.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Feelin' Nautie? on: September 10, 2006 11:38:31 AM
That is so cute!  He's going on the list!
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