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1  My blue Lillian Tank =) in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblegirl on: August 16, 2007 11:55:12 AM
So I could give you all lengthy stories about the knitting for this tank but I'll leave that outta here. I'll let you all know however that this was a really straightforward pattern. I'm quite proud of it, seeing as how it's my first knitted clothing item. I was originally going out tonight and was going to take darling photos with my matching (store-bought) skirt and heels but that got canceled so you all get my cell phone pictures taken in the bathroom! lol Cheesy Maybe I'll change 'em..


The lace pattern. Flattened, that is.

Pattern: http://deliciousstitches.blogspot.com/2007/05/lillian-tank-top.html Lillian Tank by Delicious Stitches
Yarn: Three skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Ease - with some leftovers (headband, anyone?) - Cost me about $15 CDN
Needles: 24" US 6 Pony Circulars - The pattern calls for 16" but A) I didn't want to buy new needles and B) I don't think I could have comfortably fit all my stitches on there. lol

The Good:
- easy to follow pattern
- affordable yarn
- great worn on its own or with something underneath
- fast knit

The to-change-for-next-time:
- I think I might make it a tad bit shorter so that I can wear it on my jeans with pockets without having it stretch around it
- Might do the middle ribbing in a slightly smaller needle
- Experiment with other lace patterns - though I do love this one

Interesting notes:
- before I blocked this it had the most interesting ridge pattern. Not something that I'd wear because it looked like I had potatos in my shirt but still really cool look. I didn't even block this properly. Enh
- It's just a teeensy bit too big around the waist area in the back for me. Whatevs!

Favourite knit so far, I think!

P.S. I knit this about a month ago and didn't get the ribbing done in time for my trip to Florida so I put it away for a month cause I lost the motivation to finish it until last night.
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2  Pinkish Petunia Tote - IK Spring 2007 in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblegirl on: May 26, 2007 08:31:58 AM
Hey everyone.

When I first saw the photos from the IK magazine I loved it but I can't say that about my FO. First of all, when I was picking up stitches I didn't exactly bother to read up how to do that ... so the base is inside out (haha) but I think I shall add some cord/edging to make it look neater. Also, I was tempted to stop after doing 1.5 repeats of the pattern but at that point it felt too small so I did the full 2 repeats... and it's ginormous. Enh. And while I was on gauge for the bag, once it came to the handles I started pulling my stitches quite tightly. Which I guess made it a stiffer fabric. Though it's not as long as it's supposed to be but if it was any longer my bag would be to my knees. I stitched a piece of denim into the handles so that it wouldn't stretch out and then lined the rest of the bag. I think I might fix-up a few more details but there you have it.

zoom-in on the lining

sitting on the floor

hanging on the railing

P.S. Didn't get a good action shot so maybe one shall come later.
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3  Re: Petunia bag from IK in Knitalongs by bubblegirl on: May 16, 2007 01:32:44 PM
So I'm trudging away on my handle. I've now realized how gigantic my bag is. lol It's my first time using DPNs and I find it ridiculously awkward with a huge bag hanging off the end of the tubey handles. After having a chat with a cousin about a knitted bag she received that stretched out, I've decided to machine-stitch a piece of (non-stretchy) denim inside the tube/bag strap so that it doesn't stretch out. The problem is that I seem to have busted my mom's sewing machine - eeee! I've got to figure this one out A.S.A.P. I'm also going to line the entire bag. And hopefully pack light - but with me that's always a problem. The fabric in the background is the one I bought to line it with. Kind of old-ladyish but I like the charm.

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4  Re: Petunia bag from IK in Knitalongs by bubblegirl on: April 29, 2007 08:17:34 PM
Oh fellow knitters, I've grown so bored of knitting the Petunia Tote. I was thinking about stopping after 1.5 repeats of the pattern instead of 2 but I can't find my receipt for the yarn and I really don't want to see anymore of this pink when I'm done so I figured I'd just do the full 2 repeats. Here it is, awkwardly stuffed with my (clean) pajamas. I swear, I'll get it done... eventually. Tongue

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5  Progress so far! in Knitalongs by bubblegirl on: April 07, 2007 09:21:04 PM
Over the past week and a half (?) I've been knitting about a row a day. Which is nothing but that's all I've really had time for - sad, isn't it? Yesterday I was at my grandparents' house and was able to knit quite a bit.

I basically have to do double what you see in these pictures + the straps + lining and it'll be done. I want to be done the knitting portion by the end of this week. For sureeeee. I can't wait to iron it out so that it's smooth and you can actually see the flowers properly - not as a mess like it appears right now. Also, it seems pretty bunched up because I'm using shorter needles than the pattern called for. It's stuffed here with a dress of mine for better viewing Smiley

Also, I adore the dress too! Sigh. So lovely.

// seema
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6  iPod Nano Cozy in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblegirl on: March 26, 2007 05:40:19 PM
I was bored one day and instead of working tried to make myself armwarmers out of some leftover yarn I had. Then I realized I had never really paid attention to the size as I went along and realized that it was knit way too tightly for that. Then I thought, ahh, it'll be a bracelet. That didn't work either. It occurred to me that a good friend had wanted an iPod Nano cozy and it turned out to be the right size! Perfecto.

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7  Re: iPod Cozies in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblegirl on: March 26, 2007 05:35:43 PM
I decided to follow spyderbaby's pattern...

... and do my own Smiley lol just so that my iPod was doubley protected - with both an iSkin and a cozy. Mmm another cozy. I decided not to put an iCord because the pink case has the right amount of friction with the yarn to prevent it from sliding out. It was my first attempt at colourwork and it was surprisingly easier than I thought it would have been.

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8  Irish Hiking Armwarmers & Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by bubblegirl on: February 22, 2007 03:06:50 PM
I've been wanting a pair of armwarmers for awhile now. I have also been meaning to try out cables. What to do? Make a pair of Irish Hiking Armwarmers. I followed the pattern (http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com/2004/12/irish-hiking-wrist-warmers.html) except I did a few more repeats so that it came up to my elbowish. I like them (but a friend told me it looked like a cast to him.)

Ah well.


Add-on @ 8:19 p.m. on March 26

So I made the matching scarf awhile ago and never got around to posting a picture:

It makes me sad that within a day of finishing the scarf, I lost the armwarmers. I'm still hoping that they'll turn up at my university's lost and found.

// seema

[More photos & randomness: www.theknitster.blogspot.com]
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