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51  An Affair to Remember, Romantic Hand Knits in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: September 16, 2007 10:33:15 AM
I finished Romantic Hand Knits An Affair to Remember just over a week ago, but Mr. Drop KickGrl (who also serves as Mr. Camera Man) was on duty.

I cant even begin to tell you how wonderful this project was.  It took three days to knit, and if you dont have a three year old, you may do it in less.  I changed the yarn to Knit Picks Main Line in Blueberry.  I used ten skeins, with some to spare, for the smallest size.  Actually, if you buy eleven skeins, youll have enough left to make the High Society hat (which I think would be such a lovely pair).  I didnt change anything pattern wise, except I made mine just an inch shorter, but Im 63″ tall.

But there is another picture on my blog.
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52  Witching Hour wool yarn in Dyeing: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: September 04, 2007 12:01:47 PM
I'm glad how this turned out.  1200 yards of fingering weight wool, dyed with Jacquard acid dyes.  I call the color way "Witching Hour."  Let me know what you think!

Apparently there's something up with the picture hosting so here's the link to my blog:

Thanks for looking!

Here's a pic!
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53  Need to knit a USCG Uniform (long story) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by DropKickGrl on: July 05, 2007 03:33:55 PM
Meet Station Tybee Island's Boatswains Mate, Third Class Petty Officer Samson (I guess that's how his name is spelled, I forgot to ask).

Yes, he is a sworn in, official member of the US Coast Guard, in fact, he is the same rank as my husband (so my husband is hauling booty to make BM2 before Samson does).  But, Sammy doesn't have a uniform, he could very well be Masted for that (not really, but it could happen). 
I decided to knit him an ODU, which looks like this (on my husband, the other BM3):

Just the top of course, I'd like to include the collar and the pockets (though they'll be false pockets, just to keep it regulation), above which are tags.  On the left goes his name, and above the right goes "US COAST GUARD."  I plan on using KnitPicks Shine Sport (http://www.knitpicks.com/Shine+Sport_YD5420122.html) in River, and Cream for the lettering.  A cotton blend is best due to the warm weather we have, most of the time.

So I would like to ask Craftsters for in finding Samson a (preferrably) free dog sweater pattern, something I can alter a bit, and for a medium size dog (full grow lab, very lean... has to pass those fitness tests, you know).  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks for reading!

Here is a link to the USCG's past and present mascots (although it hasn't been updated recently.  The video on Sinbad is so awesome, please take the time to watch it):
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54  Bed Jacket from Romantic Style (many pics) in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: June 20, 2007 05:06:36 PM
Let me just say this first:  WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO! 

Ahem.  She is done.  The Bed Jacket from Jennie Atkinson's Romantic Style.  Here you go... I need a smoothie.

The Bed Jacket
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Silk Spun Cotton (I don't think they're making it anymore), 7 skeins (200 yards/100 grams), in Butter
Needles: US 8 24" circular
Time: Mid-April to June 20, 2007
Customs: None, I stuck to the pattern on this one.

This would normally go in the KAL thread... but no one looks over there... and I just HAD to share. 

Editing to add the original from the book:
(Bottom left corner)
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55  Spritely Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: March 12, 2007 05:34:55 PM
I designed this hat today.  There will be an adult version as well, but this is the wee-one size.  My daughter, Autumn, was kind enough to pose.  

It is made with about half a skein of Farmhouse Yarns Silk Spun Cotton in Mist, on US 6 dpns.  Let me know what you think.


*Edit on May 28th, 2009:  I've removed the pattern because it has been accepted for publication.*
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56  My own Mrs. Poppins Pocket in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: March 06, 2007 10:18:29 AM
I always loved the Mrs. Poppins Pocket by WoolyBully (http://www.woolybully.com/poppins.php), but hated the $150 price tag (http://www.dreamweaveryarns.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_132&products_id=717).

So while the husband is underway (USCG), I decided to make my own.  This is the test model, I used $2/yard fabric.  Now that I know what to do and what needs to be done, I'm going to make the nice, tapestry fabric version.  Pretty happy with how it turned out... and it only cost me $5 (for this one).

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57  Interweave Knits Lacy Kerchief Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: November 13, 2006 06:58:54 AM
I have the issue Interweave had first published this pattern in (Summer 2005), but didn't fall in love with it until I saw it again in this year's gift issue, the Lacy Kerchief Shawl (second from the bottom  http://www.interweave.com/knit/special_issues/gifts_preview.asp).

Fresh off the needles just last night.  I adore this pattern, I did not get bored with it at all (all 82 inches).  It was such a pleasure to knit.  I did not use the recommended yarn, instead I chose my absolute favorite yarn, Farmhouse Yarns Silk Spun Cotton in Grey Mist (60% cotton, 32% lamb's wool, 8% Silk, it took three skeins with a bit to spare).  I also have the same yarn in Butter (pale, muted yellow) and I'm considering knitting another for the hell of it.  So in love.

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58  Irish Lassie in Halloween Costumes by DropKickGrl on: November 02, 2006 04:05:29 PM
My husband wanted a kilt, spats, and peasant-ish shirt for Halloween, so I made his.  Then I decided, "Hey we should sort of match."  So I made a costume fit for an Irish Lassie.  I made everything INCLUDING the corset... in fact, when I was trying to find feather weight boning, I couldn't, so I took apart one of my curtains to get the plastic, flexible rods out for support.

Nice, poofy, two layer skirt (very warm... and heavy), peasant shirt, and corset.  Sweeeet.  I'm keeping this forever!

Just throwing in my husband's costume that I also made.  But not to be voted on... screw his costume, I did all the work and mine took WAY longer to finish!
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59  Vintage Knits Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by DropKickGrl on: August 11, 2006 06:16:24 PM
I finished this pattern from Rowan's Vintage Knits (which I LOVE that book).  Instead of using the Kid Silk Haze, I used two balls of Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in Crayon.  They were just sitting in my stash and cried out "LOUD SCARF."  I love it, too bad it's going in a craft show  Embarrassed

I made the hand warmers, too, my own pattern, but you really can't see those very well.

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60  Baby's First Tattoo in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by DropKickGrl on: June 25, 2006 02:55:55 PM
Hey, so this only my second post, but first posted FO.  I'm a long time knitter and have lurked for ages.  Anyway, here she is.  This is actually for our expecting tattoo artist, thought this would be perfect.  Thanks for looking.

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