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1  Tyrolean Stockings in Knitting: Completed Projects by isisfae on: October 08, 2007 09:16:12 AM
it took me a month to finish them, but here they are

also, i entered them into a local fair's needlework exhibition where they won 1st place in the sock category.



yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash worsted in "squirrel heather"
needles: US 3 bamboo dpns
pattern: Tyrolean Stockings from the Fall 07 issue of Interweave Knits
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2  Re: Fall 07 IK's Tyrolean Stockings in Knitalongs by isisfae on: October 08, 2007 09:12:24 AM
i finished mine last week. it took a month to complete the pair. it's been too warm to wear them, so i'm waiting patiently for sweater weather to finally arrive so i can wear them

also, i entered them into a local fair's needlework exhibition where they won 1st place in the sock category.

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3  Re: Fall 07 IK's Tyrolean Stockings in Knitalongs by isisfae on: August 24, 2007 06:40:24 AM
peanut-- yup i have... and my stitches always unravel. so it looks like i'll be wrangling the dpns and the cable needle. oh well, i think of it as an exercise in patience lol


update on my own socks

last night i finished the ribbing section of the chart and have moved onto the more complex cable pattern with decreases portion of the chart. so far so good and i've proclaimed a truce, albeit uneasy, with the dpns.... the cable needle, well we're still in diplomatic discussions, a truce should be coming any day now.

and i give you the ribbed portion of the cuff (it's a 1x1 rib with cables, so it's hard to tell it's ribbed)


oh and i'm loving this yarn. i think Swish is now my new favorite yarn... well after Malabrigo. Cheesy
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4  Re: Fall 07 IK's Tyrolean Stockings in Knitalongs by isisfae on: August 23, 2007 06:58:57 AM
i CO last night and got 2 rows finished.


the chart is really easy to follow, but a bit small. so, i had fun here at work when i first got in trying to use the photocopier to enlarge the chart... i think i was successful (you can see my enlarged chart in the picture)

i'm not fond of DPNs plus a cable needle... but it's working out nicely. oh, and the yarn is absolutely squishy soft and beautiful (i'm using KP swish superwash worsted in squirrel heather)

i can't wait to finish these!
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5  KP Felici Hummingbird Toe-Up Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by isisfae on: August 20, 2007 08:56:39 AM
i just finished my third pair of socks (still need to get pics of the first two)

and i have to say... i now understand. i was silly to write off sock knitting as, well, silly. i was wrong for doubting that sock knitting was interesting. i was wrong by thinking that i could never make socks...

so i present you with my third pair of socks (the 2nd made from fingering weight yarn)


yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Hummingbird
needles: Knit Picks fixed circulars, size 2
method: magic loop (me don't like dpns)
pattern: Knitty's Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula

i'm now addicted to KP's Felici and i'll be ordering more. this stuff is heaven to work with and heaven to wear.

i am now addicted to sock knitting, and with the help of the Yarn Harlot's book Knitting Rocks! i am now attempting my first pair of top down socks. and i am going to make the  Tyrolean Stockings from the fall issue of IK once i figure out a good yarn sub.

i also now love socks b/c they're so portable. i'm definitely making more
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6  Re: Rastafarian (Rasta) Tam/Beret/Hat in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by isisfae on: August 09, 2007 12:04:44 PM
the Headline News cabled newsboy hat from SnB Nation was designed for the designer's Rastafarian husband.

it's a super simple knit too, i made mine in a few hours! (i went to a family party and was bored so i knit this hat there)

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7  Re: What to knit? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by isisfae on: August 09, 2007 07:57:16 AM
helenk-- the one i made for a friend used all 215 yards of the Malabrigo worsted weight wool i bought for it. she wound up using it as a headband with really long tails down her back. she also used it as a hip scarf and a neck scarf. she was in Peru during their winter and she got a lot of use out of it.

it's up to you.

you can also make the shrug from One Skein Wonders i made one for my mom also out of Malabrigo wool and she loves it. she thinks that the malabrigo is softer than cashmere (and easier on her skin too). i used the entire skein. doing that made it longer, but she loves the extra length b/c the original length was a bit too short for her.

here's the one i made for my mom

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8  Re: TLC Cotton Plus yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by isisfae on: July 17, 2007 06:35:14 AM
i love the stuff... just don't cable with it or use small needles.

it has an amazing sheen and great drape too. i plan on making a second Coachella using it.

and i do have a few pictures. ETA: both items featured were made with the same skein of Cotton+

i made Ladybug from the spring 07 KnitScene
(this is the one where i used small needles and a cables and nearly gave myself carpal tunnel)


and Calorimetry (from Knitty winter 06/07)



(click the links for larger images)
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9  designer "knit" top in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by isisfae on: July 13, 2007 11:01:50 AM
i was at a department store browsing the designer clothes when i spotted this


(click for larger view)

it's a "knit" print top. can you see it?

what has the world come to? are hand knits so popular amongst the trendy people that designers are putting knit print on their tops, and people are willing to pay $100 for it? and people were buying it (they didn't have many left)

i found this funny... i had to share.
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10  Knitty's Sophie sans split neck. in Knitting: Completed Projects by isisfae on: July 10, 2007 08:30:32 AM
i adored the Sophie top from the summer 07 issue of knitty, but i didn't like the contrasting stripe of handspun, nor did i like the split neck. so i removed them and made it one solid color.




yarn used: Cascade Sierra color #04.
needles: denise sizes 10.5, 9, and 8
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