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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Winter Vogue Knitting Preview Up! on: December 26, 2006 08:09:41 PM
I don't know why, but knitting mag previews always get my knickers all a'twist!

holeee crap! The first jacket in New York Noir--SWOON!!! And the cover sweater? I love. Must have.

Actually, most of them are pretty nice, except the enormous intarsia ones at the bottom. Not for me.

Thoughts? Since I can't compose complete sentences?  Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO: hourglass sweater (last minute knitted gifts) on: November 06, 2006 05:26:56 PM
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Pattern: Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Wool) spruce, 5 skeins
Mods: Unintentionally lengthened the sleeves (read wrong size bracket--D'OH)

Weee! I love finished objects--here's me digging up an old FO to distract myself from the WIP sitting on my desk as we speak. Smiley This sweater was finished last January (ummm...  Roll Eyes) and has been sitting in a box under my bed for the past two seasons, whilst I've been waiting eagerly to take it out. And lo, it's cold again! So back comes the sweater into rotation. I finally had a chance to take some pictures of it, and that's a good thing, since this was the first wearable sweater I ever finished. Ohhh...do I love it.

This is one of my favorite patterns and I recommend it to just about everyone (sorry if you've been one of those people. but seriously, it's a great pattern). Next time I make it, if I do, I'll use a softer yarn, though, and go down a size. I talk about this a little more (but not much) on my ever-so-uninformative blog.

More pictures here (another generic shot) and here (obligatory thumbs up nerdlinger pose).

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Winter 06 Interweave Knits Preview! on: October 14, 2006 02:39:47 PM
For anyone who was worried that the holiday issue was all we'd see from Interweave this winter (I was Roll Eyes) have no fear--the preview is up!

I have to say I love this one. Cabernet Ribs, Equestrian Blazer, Nantucket Jacket, Provincial Waistcoat...ahh I like Rambling Rose and Venezia too but not sure I'd knit them. Wee, knitting magazines are the bomb-diggity!  Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / holiday '06 vogue knitting on: October 08, 2006 01:32:51 PM
The preview for the new Vogue Knitting is up! The actual magazine, according to the website, will be available next Tuesday.

Is it just me, or has Vogue Knitting been really good lately? Pretty much everything in the third column is making me drool.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / new magknits! on: October 01, 2006 08:55:57 AM
The new October MagKnits is up...! A good distraction for anyone who has to, say, finish a lab report by tomorrow (who, me?  Roll Eyes)

The Minimalist Funnel Neck, I think, is pretty rad.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO: Ms. Marigold on: September 15, 2006 06:16:33 PM

Have you seen enough of these yet?  Tongue

Pattern: Ms. Marigold from Zephyr Style
Yarn: Frog Tree Pima Silk (85% Pima Cotton, 15% Silk, 155 yards) 4 skeins
Mods: I basically followed the pattern as written, save for knitting the size 38" instead of the 34" due to gauge shenanigans.

I wore this to the first day of school...(yay!)...about three weeks ago...(nay! I'm a bad knit blogger!) It's a winner, most definitely, although I picked a bad time to finish it, as it's just starting to get cold in my neck of the woods. I mean, I'll still wear it, I'll just freeze.  Cheesy (Will I put my flip-flops away, though? Never.) If you're looking for a fairly quick knit for a fairly minimal amount of yarn, this may be the project for you.

As always, my pictures are not the best, so I'm going to present quantity over quality!

More (excrutiating) details over at da blog.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cables and gauge? on: September 03, 2006 02:51:47 PM
Hi everybody! I just started knitting the Marseilles Pullover from Summer 2006 Interweave Knits (literally, I'm about 4 rows in  Smiley)  and I already have a gauge question...

The gauge is listed as followed: 20 sts and 25 1/2 rows = 4" in k1, p4 rib on larger needles after blocking; 70 center sts of cable chart =12" wide after blocking, with suggested needle sizes of 8 and 7. (Smaller needles are only used on the neckband) I knitted a few swatches for the rib, and had to go two sizes to a 6 and got a tiny bit smaller than gauge when stretching the rib only slightly...but didn't block.

I figured I'd be okay, but I started knitting the back and it is HUGE. Like, about 3" bigger than the recommended measurement for the back. I haven't gotten to the cable part yet--just the 4X1 ribbing on the bottom. Anyway, I'm wondering--this is an Aran sweater, will the cables pulling in the fabric account for a 3" difference? Or should I go down a few more sizes?

I'm thoroughly confuzzled  Undecided Any suggestions?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO: knit.1 plaid turtleneck on: August 07, 2006 04:31:13 PM

My first post! Eeee I'm nervous!

Pattern: Plaid Turtleneck #13 from Knit.1 Fall 2005
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, 4 skeins chocolate brown, less than one skein camel
Mods: Scaled down the color scheme to two colors, shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length (I always find myself rolling up long sleeves) and omitted the turtleneck, because I have a strange aversion to turtlenecks for reasons unknown *cough* makes me look like I have a DOUBLE CHIN *cough*

Sorry the picture is so big...and of such dubious quality...I'm not good with my camera's self-timer, and there was no way I was going to keep a wool sweater on for much longer than 10 seconds because I believe it was 576 degrees outside.  Wink  Here's a link to another photo--quantity over quality!

I go into a little more detail on my knitting blog </shameless self promotion>  Grin
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