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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yosemite Sweater on: June 18, 2008 05:25:43 PM
Hi all,

Here is my completed Yosemite sweater, from the Spring Knitty (www.knitty.com).  It was a really fun knit!

I used KnitPicks Shine Worsted in the colourway Laurel.  Thanks for looking.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hourglass Jacket (Broomstick Lace) on: April 28, 2008 05:58:06 AM
Hi everyone,

I just finished crocheting a great sweater/cardigan from www.stitchdiva.com called the Hourglass Jacket.  It's a fantastic pattern, and works up really quickly because the broomstick lace rows are nice and tall.

Close up of stitch detail:

I made a few modifications to the collar and buttonbands that were quite simple.

Thanks for looking!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Animated Kitchenware on: February 11, 2008 02:57:34 PM
I found an Aunt Martha's pattern for "animated kitchenware" at a local craft store.  After seeing the little tea towels that others had made and posted, I knew I just had to make some for myself.  Instead of making individual towels, though, I opted to make all of the patterns together in one large piece.  Kind of weird, I know.

Here it is:

Close up shots:

And the whole thing, again:

Thanks for looking.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lighter Circular Cast On (Toe-Up Socks) on: January 14, 2008 09:59:49 AM
Has anyone made the diamond waffle socks from Knitty Fall 2007? I am really stuck with the lighter circular cast on that is used. These will be my first toe-up socks. When I try the lighter circular cast on, I can't get the initial loop used to close up completely. It just ends up looking like a mess. Please help!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Totoros on: January 13, 2008 09:14:28 AM
Here are some sweet little Totoros.  I somehow managed to snap a metal crochet hook in half while making these!  I guess I have stress issues.

The pattern is available here:   http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/420.html.  Thanls for posting this, Heaven's Hellcat!

Thanks for looking!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Sizing Of Boye Hooks on: January 07, 2008 08:05:15 AM
Hi all,

I was using a Boye hook (E/3.5 mm) yesterday and I guess my tension was quite tight, because amazingly I managed to snap the metal hook in two  Angry !

I switched to another brand hook and realized that it was significantly larger (though also marked 3.5 mm).  I checked using a hook size finder, and the Boye hook that I broke is actually 3.0 mm, though clearly marked as a 3.5 mm.

Has anyone else run into this problem?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Athenian Scarf on: January 05, 2008 03:54:24 PM
First of all, a million thank yous to wibit for posting her Athenian scarf, and then a fantastic tutorial.  Here is the original thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208756.0

I used a 25 mm knitting needle as a broomstick to keep all of the loops the same size.  I know that wibit "eyeballed" hers and can't believe that she was able to get such neat, consistent loop sizes freehand!

The purple is slightly darker in real life.

The scarf is a gift for my mom.  Thanks again, wibit!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first knitted sweater: Salvia cardigan (pic heavy) on: September 10, 2007 07:31:01 AM
Hello everyone!  I've finally knitted my first sweater.  I'm usually a crocheter, but after seeing all the knit sweaters my sister makes, I decided to give it a try.

Pattern:  Salvia from Knitter's Spring 2007
Yarn:  Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Needle Size:  4.5 mm (US 7) straights and DPNs (the need for DPNs was an unexpected surprise!)

I'll show the pics and then give a breakdown of all the new things I learned:

New things I learned:
-How to use DPNs.  The sleeves started on straights for the split cuffs, then switched to DPNs and then back to straights.  It was a surprise, I thought you only needed the DPNs for I-cord!
-I-cord and attached I-cord
-Lace knitting
-Picking up stitches
-3rd sleeve syndrome:  due to a minor error in placing a stitch marker, the cuff was slightly off for one sleeve.  So I ended up making it twice.

I love how knitted sweaters drape in comparison to crochet.  I'm addicted now, I think!

Thanks for any comments.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Reading Crochet Charts on: July 01, 2007 02:07:50 PM

I have a question about crochet charts.  So far, I've been reading row 1 from right to left, row 2 from left to right and so on (as is with knitting charts).  However, I recently read in Crochet Today that charts should be read so that each row is left to right.  Thankfully, everything I've made using a chart is symmetrical so far.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Completed Orchid Cardigan (Pic Heavy) on: June 06, 2007 07:30:41 PM
Hello everyone!

I finally finished lprajogo's wonderful Orchid crochet cardigan.  It was one of April's Featured Projects.  I made this cardigan for my sister, and it fits her perfectly!

I made one modification, to the part of the cardigan below the "waistband".  In the original pattern, the bottom part flares out.  Instead of a flared bottom, I made a more fitted bottom by simply using the same shell and v-stitch pattern from the top half on the bottom.

The front

The back

The side

Stitch detail

Stuffed bobble buttons

Thanks lprajogo for making such a great pattern!

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