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1  Magen David (Star Of David) in Knitting: Completed Projects by whenfishfly on: April 17, 2008 06:52:58 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm pretty excited about this latest finished item. I wanted to knit something special to celebrate Israel turning 60, but I couldn't find anything, so I came up with this:

Second photo here (looks almost exactly the same)

It was knit modulated, which is great cause I'm not a huge fan of seaming and all the little bits of yarn are hidden inside. Also, I've discovered I love modulated knitting. I should only knit modulated things from now on, see how that works out, lol

There is a pattern on my "blog" (that hardly ever gets updated), because I thought everyone might like to celebrate Israel's Yom Atzmaut (Independence Day), and because someone asked me for a pattern Smiley

pattern: http://fishknittoo.blogspot.com/2008/04/3d-magen-david.html

Thanks for looking
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2  Missy Higgins' hat (beret or tam or something?) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by whenfishfly on: April 10, 2008 12:21:09 PM
I was on youtube the other day (as one usually is when she's supposed to be studying quantum chemistry) and I fell in love with a hat Missy Higgins is wearing in her video "Where I Stood". It's like a baret, or a tam (I don't know what the difference is, or if there is a difference at all) and I'm totally clueless because I've never knit anything this shape before.

Here are pictures:

lighter version:

I went looking for hat patterns and found this basic tam pattern. Do you think that's the right general shape?

What do you think of the actual pattern? I can't decide if it's just k1 p4 (are the knit stitches twisted?), or if it's something fancier.

Thanks so much,
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3  Desperate Housefrau for Purim in Knitting: Completed Projects by whenfishfly on: March 08, 2008 12:52:37 AM
I'm done! Smiley
I'm really pleased with what I got in the end. It's not my best knitting, but it doesn't have to be, it's just for fun.

I sent mom to the yarn store in the US to find yarn "that looks like hair". She came back with one skein of Lionbrand Homespun. It really does look like hair, but it's not very easy to knit with. One skein was exactly enough, I have close to no leftovers.

As for the pattern, it's a little odd because the shaping is mostly done with short rows. I couldn't figure out what I was doing for a big part of the hat, so I just did it. The curlers I got were shorter and fatter than in the pattern, so I couldn't follow that part of the pattern exactly. Anyway, I thought it was fun, but I wouldn't recommend it as someomes first knitting project (lol).

BTW, the pattern calls for 25 curlers. Make sure you have them before knitting.

Another photo here. It shows off the hat nicely.

Ravelry link here, if you're interested.
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4  Light up Pumpkin in Knitting: Completed Projects by whenfishfly on: January 26, 2008 12:30:24 PM
I know I'm a little late, since Halloween was months ago, but I just got around to taking photos and I thought you guys on craftster would enjoy this.

I knit the pumpkin a little larger than the pattern called for, then stuffed it with a ball that lights up and some polyfill. So... when you smack it really hard against something it lights up!

I put a video on youtube so I could show my grandma how it lights up Smiley

Youtube video

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5  recognize these cables (from a sweater worn on "Buffy")? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by whenfishfly on: January 26, 2008 11:11:54 AM
I saw these cool looking cables (at least I think they are calbles) on Riley's sweater while watching Buffy the other day.

I don't recognize the cables, but I think they are really pretty. I was wondering if anyone here has seem them in a pattern somewhere.

photo here

Lighter photo:

Any help would be great.

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6  Re: Science/Math geek Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by whenfishfly on: December 19, 2007 09:23:20 AM
My package from athena394 came today! I'm so happy. I was having a miserable day, and getting the package really cheered me up. She is so talented, I'm amazed that she actually made this stuff, it's all so wonderful!

All the things together:

Sorry about the weird perspective. I was trying to take the photo without my body casting a shadow over everything.
I got an awesome bag with DNA going along the sides. A cool pouch for a paperback book, to help protect it in my backpack from my evil (ok not evil, just heavy and large) chemistry books. A really fun little cell phone pouch. A cool 18-crown-6 with a Potassium ion in the middle and these fun earrings with pipet tips (I use ones just like that daily!) Smiley

Close up of the earrings and pendent:

A even more close up of the earring:

Cell phone pouch:

and opened

The pattern on the fabric is a lot of fun, and one of a kind. Athena394 printed it in the lab with ionductive ink (gotta go read about that now). Apparently the fabric has parts of security devices on it. I don't know anything about that, but it looks very cool. Smiley
Also, look at the spirograph pattern inside Smiley

Book pouch:

from the side

inside - look at that gorgeous fabric (sorry about my leg in the shot)

It's lovely and perfect. I really hate it when new books get all beat up. It's got the Hydrogen spectrum (seen in the second photo) on one side and Helium (seen in the first photo) on the other.

The bag!

I really want to use it tomorrow, but it's supposed to be pour, so I'll save it for a day when it's nice and dry.

And just one more of me wearing the earrings.

I'm wearing them now - they are so much fun. I'm going to be the envy of the lab! Smiley

Thanks again athena394 - I love everything, and I know everything is going to get tons of use. 


oh, and sorry about so many pictures - I just wanted you all to see how great everything is.
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7  car cozy.... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by whenfishfly on: December 07, 2007 01:05:08 AM
I found this in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago, and I just thought it was so funny Smiley

Above the picture is says "Warm and Safe Winter". I cut out the rest of the ad, but it's for a Hyundai car.

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8  "Rogue" from Girl From Auntie - my first sweater, yay! in Knitting: Completed Projects by whenfishfly on: October 09, 2007 04:52:07 AM
I finished my "Rogue" from Girl From Auntie. This is my first sweater, so I'm super excited. I can't believe it only took about two months of non-intensive knitting. It wasn't even that hard. I was so scared of the pattern when I printed it out. Those cable charts are so intimidating looking, but it was fine. The pattern couldn't have been clearer. I didn't have any questions going along. The lady at the LYS (not really local since it's near my grandma's house, in a different country) said the pattern had too much written down, but it didn't. It all made perfect sense and the extra descriptions really helped.

Close up of the sleeve and neck (this is my version of the photo on the girlfromauntie site)

I think my favorite part is the hood. The cables look so fancy but they were all simple.

I used 7 skeins of Galway Highland Heather wool color number 732 (sort of like denim color with pink/purple in it too). I really cut it close with 7 skeins. This is all I had left....

There are only two long strands in that little "ball". The rest are like 8-10 inch pieces that I'm gonna save just in case.

Seaming took me about 4 hours this morning, but I think it looks ok. I was so afraid of having to attach those sleeves, but it wasn't too bad. It looks hand made, but that's ok, it is hand made. I just wish it weren't so hot here. I want to wear it now, but instead I'm still in shorts.
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9  "The Marin" - hat from "Men In Trees" in Knitting: Completed Projects by whenfishfly on: July 30, 2007 06:33:27 PM
Here's the hat as it appeared on the tv show "Men In Trees". I think Anne Heche might have a nicer shaped head than I do. Smiley

Here's my version:

Yeah, I know the photos are blurry, but it's as good as I could do in low light. Outside in sunlight I couldn't get a shot that showed the color or the diamond pattern.

I wanna thank the crafters who helped me over on this thread again for their help. I used the diamond pattern and based my hat on the lionbrand one (though it really did come out looking like the Cameron's Cap, didn't it?). I'm still pretty new at this, and figuring out the pattern was hard work for me (probably some of you could have done it in minutes, but it took me about a day of frogging). I couldn't get the number of stitches right (for a normal sized hat) and still have the diamond pattern repeat. Then when I did I had a hell of a time on the pink and white diamonds. I hate colorwork so bad. I did the pink ones in intarsia, but not really cause I've never learnt that technique properly. I didn't like that so I did the white diamonds fair isle style. That was a little less annoying, but not much. I'm never doing anything but stripes ever again.

Actually, looking at the photo it came out pretty similar, at least from the side. I think the front is a little different, but I don't have a photo of the front, and I can't really remember what it looked like. The diamonds on mine are smaller, and mine has more repeats on the top, but that's ok too. I guess it doesn't matter really. I'm pleased with it as it is. I've been wearing it all day.
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10  hat like on "Men In Trees" in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by whenfishfly on: May 21, 2007 09:28:34 AM
I've fallen in love with this hat from "Men In Trees":

I'd like to make one like it, but I'm not sure how. I tried looking online for a similar pattern but didn't see anything. Does anyone know of a pattern I could adapt?
Even just an explination on how to do the diamond pattern would be helpful. Oh, and how to make it scrunch up at the top. Then maybe I could just adapt a hat with earflaps.


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