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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Plum Alpaca Shawl on: December 06, 2006 04:41:52 PM
Such a pretty color!

Yes, you can block alpaca and it makes a huge difference (especially on the pretty edging)! Just soak, stretch and pin like you would anything else... it'll make it a bit thinner, as it stretches the stitches, but I think you'll enjoy it- or your mom would, rather Tongue.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: good cotton yarns, do they exist? on: December 03, 2006 09:48:34 PM
I love elann sonata. Unfortunately, it's a bit thicker than what you're looking for... maybe you could alter the pattern a bit?

If not, I'd go with the Regia plus Cotton. Knitting the sonata on smaller needles might have the end result of an incredibly dense sweater- the chain mail weight of cotton and the feel of cardboard!  Wink
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A Tidbit of Lace on: December 03, 2006 05:37:48 PM
Thanks you guys! A little ego boost is good for everyone, ey?

This is gorgeous, and even though I know I could NEVER make one (so pretty! but such tiny needles! And what would I use a doily for anyway?)... maybe I could blow it up and turn it into a shawl....

That'd probably be a really good idea! If you use sport weight yarn and size, oh... 6(?) needles, I think it should make a medium weight, average sized shawl.

... But size 1 needles aren't really that bad! They're actually my favorite needles to use, because they make me feel so dainty and feminine- or maybe I just feel like I'm back in the Victorian days? Hah, knitting is like my own little time travel  Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A Tidbit of Lace on: December 02, 2006 08:33:26 PM
This is just a small bite of what I've been working on lately... I figured it's been way too long since I've last posted a finished object, but I can't post my mounds of knitting until Christmas is done with!! So without further hesitation, here is my Nona's new doily (do you actually know anyone besides Grandmothers that use them??):

Pattern: Free knitting pattern from this tag: http://www.suite101.com/external_link.cfm?elink=http://www.knitlacepatterns.com/
Yarn: unknown weight crochet cotton
Needles: Cheap boye size 1 dpns
Changes to the pattern: I used smaller needles, and had a little oopsies in the fourth row that gave me 10 pattern repeats rather than 8. But I had fun!
It took about a week, and is about 12 inches wide side to side.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: amazing stella mccartney turtleneck dress on: December 01, 2006 02:27:14 PM
The only knitted dress that I have ever liked! You should probably add some tulle underneath the skirt to have it poof out a little bit- and your increases sound like the best option. Go for it! Anyway, what's the worst that can happen?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: does anybody else think these boots / socks are gorgeous? on: November 30, 2006 10:00:28 PM
Hmm... I think I would prefer from the top down. Using a regular sock pattern, you could omit the top portion of the sock and simply knit back and forth. When you get to the heel, leave a few stitches on either side to make up the sides, work the heel, then pick up the gusset stitches like normal. Work the gusset decreases, then work the length of the foot. When coming to the toe portion, I would simple do a (cable?) cast on and begin working in the round with decreases.

If you work eyelets into the pattern, it would be very easy to thread the front tie (which you could make a 2 stitch i-cord).

I don't think you'd have to do much, if any, calf shaping given the function of the cord.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you use as a knitting bag? on: November 30, 2006 09:33:57 PM
I'm so lusting after that Jordana Paige bag!! It's classy and pulled together, but still functional- everything in one. I currently carry a large tote for my knitting, but it doesn't work in business attire. Can't you just imagine someone in a business shirt and dress slacks with a large pink canvas tote strewn over their shoulder?! Perhaps I'll add it to my Christmas wishlist- but it'll have to go after the ball winder and swift, and the knitpicks options set (by the way, their needles are fabulous!).
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help with xmas presents on: November 30, 2006 08:29:29 PM
Are they gamers? Maybe you could make a few PSP cases with something fun on the front (Ninja Turtles, anyone?).

Or, how about a knit tie?  Grin I saw a pattern on KnitPicks and was taken by the idea!

Other than that, I'm not sure. My guy doesn't really wear hats either, but when I made him a beanie with his fav. football team on it, he started sporting 'em!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ruffled capelet from "Scarfstyle" on: November 30, 2006 07:46:55 PM
Cute! Which picture shows the correct color though? The top looks more cranberry (I like it though- very festive). The purple bottom picture is cute too... so which is it?!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Musical Hat on: November 17, 2006 06:28:58 PM
That is so friggin awesome!! I think the best part is that it's from an actual song- and I would assume one that he totally loves!

And of course- this rocks!
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