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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me block this hat... on: January 07, 2008 05:30:16 PM
So I made this hat


sorry, I don't have any pictures, but there's a free pattern for ya.
I would like to block the crap out of the lace part, does anyone have any ideas how I would do that?
Lay the hat out flat?
Thanks in advance for your help!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled living-on-the-edge sweater on: October 12, 2007 01:26:40 PM
When I was little, and my dad would drive our family around with a low tank of gas, my mom would always say that he 'lived on the edge'. I am not one of those people. I never go below 1/8 of a tank of gas. I am a planner. So when I started this sweater with 3 skeins of yarn (that had no yardage marked), I felt really daring and kind of stupid, with my heart rate getting a little jazzed.  Man, I have a thrilling life.

The pattern is sort of based on this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109542.0

The hood doesn't fit on my head, but like my mom also said, beggars can't be choosers.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my pumpkin patch! on: October 07, 2007 09:30:44 PM
man, these things are multiplying like crazy...

my little fantasy is to knit up the great pumpkin, so linus can be right about him this year.  only i don't know what the great pumpkin looks like...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit Picks, HOW DARE YOU! on: September 20, 2007 08:47:44 PM
 I was looking on Ravelry the other day and it said that Knit Picks Sierra was DISCONTINUED.  I couldn't believe it.  Then I looked on Knit Picks and it is gone! Just gone! I was going to use this in the near future! I didn't even get a chance to buy it on clearance.  I suppose I will just sub that Candea or maybe Wool of the Andes Bulky. Looking around Ravelry, this seems to be a very popular yarn. Any thoughts on why they discontinued it?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A Knitter's Greatest Fear... on: July 18, 2007 08:21:37 PM
...My wrists hurt. And my shoulders.  And my index fingers.  I rode in the cars for a total of 6 hours today, and believe me, I was a knitting fool.  I knitted nonstop.  So yeah, the small amount of pain I have is logical... But part of me worries that it will stay.  My mom loved to knit and did it for years, but even now, 20 years later, when she picks up some knitting after about 3 rows she says her whole wrist goes numb. EEK!! I feel that carpal tunnel is inevitable, and then I wonder exactly how many projects does that equate to before I can no longer knit? DOES ANYONE ELSE WORRY ABOUT THIS STUFF?  Lips sealed
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Confusing J Crew sweater?! on: February 26, 2007 12:40:51 AM
I have this great fitting brown cable ANGORA (bunnies!!) sweater from J Crew. it's a bit long, so I thought that unraveling and reknitting the ribbing would be a good idea.  It looks just like regular knit/purl ribbing, and the tag even says 'handknit'.
Well, I am so confused by what I have found.  I can't just frog the thing, it seems to be like every other stitch the yarn is wrapped around the stitch, and I have to stop and pull the whole tail of unraveled yarn through it.
Has anyone else seen something like this when ripping out sweaters?What on earth stitch is this? what's the point of it??
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Granny's no square on: February 25, 2007 12:08:29 AM
This bag was so fun to make! I didn't follow the pattern exactly as it was written... I love crochet because you can just hook the seams together...no sewing needed!  Cheesy

one side

other side

The lighter green is knitpicks shine worsted in grass. everything else was stashbusting!
What do you think?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Celtic cable bag...TRANSFORMED! on: February 24, 2007 11:35:59 PM
Let me apologize in advance for the crappy pictures...

First it was this...

Now it is this!

I changed it because I only had one skein of lamb's pride and that short strap wasn't working for me.  Also, I finally found some rod handles!

What do you think?
9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / My fairly easy fair isle on: November 19, 2006 02:15:54 PM
here it is. <sigh>. i love it, but it is huge!! i used knitpicks sierra for it.  it was my first fair isle project. i think i am going to give up on making sweater for now, because i am super picky about the way they fit!! grrr!!

Did anyone else's end up huge???
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Some recent FOs... on: November 19, 2006 02:05:39 PM
Some of these are kinda old...Like the razor cami made with crappy lion brand microspun...my first lace!

irish hiking scarf

i love this pattern and can't wait to make another that IS NOT WHITE and not acrylic.

then there is the most recent...mittens! this is the lopi mitten pattern and then i used the fair isle chart from the knitty sweater with the hearts...don't know the name of it.. i lined them with polarfleece but i haven't sewn it in yet, and i might not.  

thanks for looking!

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