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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My blue Lillian Tank =) 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.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pinkish Petunia Tote - IK Spring 2007 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.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Irish Hiking Armwarmers & Scarf 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

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