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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Magen David (Star Of David) 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
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Missy Higgins' hat (beret or tam or something?) 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,
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Desperate Housefrau for Purim 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.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Desperate Housefrau on: February 05, 2008 09:24:21 AM
I know this is a long shot, but has anyone knit Desperate Housefrau? Can someone explain how the hair rollers fit in?

I went to about 5 stores today and finally found rollers, but they don't look like in the photo, so I'm not sure if they'll work. Basically, the hat has you knitting little tubes and then you put one half of the roller inside and the other half of the roller outside? Is that right? So if I have rollers in a different size I'd just have to use different spacing and more/less rows on each tube?

I love the idea of this hat. I plan on wearing it for Purim. If I'm brave I might actually wear it in the university Smiley

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Light up Pumpkin 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

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / recognize these cables (from a sweater worn on "Buffy")? 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.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / car cozy.... 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.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Rogue" from Girl From Auntie - my first sweater, yay! 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.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "The Marin" - hat from "Men In Trees" 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.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / writing thank you notes? on: July 20, 2007 08:06:35 AM
Just wondering if when you finish a project do you ever write to the person who wrote the pattern to thank them?

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