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1  Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater in Knitalongs by koshka on: March 30, 2007 03:34:29 AM
Everyone's skb is looking really good!

It seems I'm a bit of a rubbish KAL participant - I posted way back when I cast on and then promptly found myself without camera until it was almost finished! Here's the end product, anyway:

There's a few more details on my blog Smiley
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2  First socks & a lace Freedom Spirit scarf :) in Knitting: Completed Projects by koshka on: January 13, 2007 06:58:23 AM
Woo, I've finished my first socks! They're from Lana Grossa Meilenweit Multiringel and made to the Basic Ribbed Socks pattern from Spunmag (http://www.spunmag.com/article/060421socks).

I also finally got around to blocking my Twilley's freedom spirit scarf, done in the Force colourway & from Brooke Nelson's Column of Leaves pattern (http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html):

Great patterns, and I'd definitely recommend the ribbed socks if you've never made them before Smiley
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3  Re: Sesame anyone? in Knitalongs by koshka on: December 10, 2006 06:29:55 AM
Well, I didn't get around to joining this KAL but for the sake of not adding a whole new thread here's my Sesame:

It's the first garment I've completed so I'm hugely pleased with it!

I subbed Sirdar Country Style wool/acrylic blend, on the grounds that it was 1/3rd of the price and machine washable, which seemed more sensible for this kind of cosy knocking about cardi than the recommended wool cotton, lovely though it is! It actually makes a nice fabric - quite warm and squishy but with a flattering drape at Sesame-gauge.
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4  Re: a general first-sweater knitalong? in Knitalongs by koshka on: October 07, 2006 04:25:28 AM
Absolutely, Mel - I'm working on the theory that if i put all this effort in I want to be able to wear the thing, even if it means ripping back and starting something again so if you're not certain about the sleeves even after blocking, CosmicCarrot, it might be worth it?

(Remind me of that if i'm whinging later on that something isn't quite right, will you? Wink)

Here's a progress shot of my Cactus Flower:

I've got the body done, as you can see, and have made a start on sleeve number one. My mum's actually due a visit for the first time since I started making this this afternoon - having knit all her life, I think she's more excited that I'm knitting something to wear than I am, bless her!  Grin
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5  Re: a general first-sweater knitalong? in Knitalongs by koshka on: September 23, 2006 05:05:54 AM
OK, wip picture time! I cast on the other evening - I decided to give Cactus Flower (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTcactusflower.html) a go, except rather than get separate mohair and tweedy yarn (faffy - and pricey!) I'm trying it in Lamb's Pride worsted (since that's got some mohair content anyway) and then plan to just add a matching mohair collar when I get there.

Here's the progress to date:

The pictures don't do the colour justice (and nor do the ones on the Brown Sheep website!) - it's a gorgeous rich peacock-feather colour (called Persian Peacock) in real life.
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6  Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 in Knitalongs by koshka on: September 18, 2006 11:24:04 AM
It must have been Fetching Weekend - I made them too! I used the recommended cashmerino aran in a gorgeous teal colour - I was treating myself too Wink

They were my first non-scarf project, first cables & first time using DPNs, so i'm really happy with how they turned out - will definitely be making these again Smiley
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7  First post - duck-tastic tie! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by koshka on: August 15, 2006 01:20:59 PM
So, I've been lurking for aages now (there's a *lot* of this place to lurk in!), and have somehow gone from interested-but-haven't-picked-up-anything-crafty-in-years to having the start of what looks to be a huge collection of crafty things thanks to all the inspiration here - drat this addictive hobby!

Anyway, this is one of my very first projects. My Dad's a painter, and it's been a running joke for years that he usually tries to shoehorn a duck into his paintings somehow, to the point where he even produced a whole series of pictures of highly stylised & colourful ducks, much to the amusement of his local art group. So, when I saw this amazing fabric and with his birthday just a couple of weeks away, I couldn't resist making him a present to wear to the next meeting of his art group. I present the ducktastic tie:

And a closeup:

It's actually a much brighter blue than my rubbish camera phone pictures suggest, but you get the idea. I just wish I could work out how professional ties manage to avoid visible seams on the points!
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