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1  Old Navy has challenged my knitting skills... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by eatmoreplants on: November 12, 2007 05:49:10 PM
I went to Old Navy tonight and I fell in love with a scarf. I can't bring myself to buy a knitted scarf that I could make so I decided to knit it myself. I went home and got on the website and this is the description of the item:

Extra-chunky yarn gives this scarf a handmade look, but the intricate cabled patterns go way beyond "knit one, purl two." Each corner has the added bonus of a fluffy pom-pom.

It seems to me like they are saying 'the chunky yarn makes it LOOK hand knit- but it's too complicated for a knitter to make"... umm.. not this knitter!

How can I figure out this cable pattern? Does anyone know what it is?
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2  Twisted Ovary Hats in Knitting: Completed Projects by eatmoreplants on: November 01, 2007 09:40:51 AM
I had some painful ovarian cysts this past week and I have been in a lot of pain.  These hats took my mind off of it. I got the pattern off of crafster. Thanks to whoever wrote it up. They are the BR knockoff hat <3

in black-white

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3  Litter box cake!!!!! in Dessert by eatmoreplants on: October 28, 2007 03:29:40 PM
I made a delicious but disgusting looking cake for halloween last night. It was a big hit with everyone who saw it and it was seriously the best tasting cake I have ever had in my life! The recipe and more details are on my blog. I modified it to make it healthier Smiley


<3 what do you think?
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4  Re: TV cabinet in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by eatmoreplants on: August 09, 2007 08:09:48 PM
I just told my boyfriend about my idea and he thinks it might not work because we would have to hang it too high. I want it above the fireplace. What do you think?
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5  I NEED this hat in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by eatmoreplants on: July 13, 2007 01:02:17 PM
Okay, I feel really silly posting a picture of lindsay lohan- but I LOVE her hat and I would love to knit one. What stitch is that behind the ribbing?? Does anyone know of a similar pattern? Or any clues as to how I could make this?
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6  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by eatmoreplants on: July 10, 2007 06:54:04 AM
eatmoreplants - I use my ashford niddy noddy.

WAIT! I have an ashford niddy noddy! How many yards does that make for each strand? And whats this business about a skein winder? I have never heard of that and I want one badly!

Everyone's yarns look so amazing. I have a request- for those of you spinning with fibers other than wool- could you breifly talk about how it spins- I am trying to get into alternative fibers. I spun some bamboo this week and I found it pretty difficult. It kept slipping apart on me.

So I haven't posted pictures all tour- but now I have three days worth of pictures. I got a whole skein finished on the first two days- but last night when I went to spin and my wheel fell apart. It was really sad. A screw had come out. My boyfriend spent a long time trying to fix it- but something was wrong with the screw so he fashioned something  out of a paper clip that won't last long- luckily he's in the screw business so he'll bring one home from work. So I didn't get to spin for very long last night.

Here's some of the roving I am working with- both are 4 oz of hand painted bamboo- yummy Smiley

Here is the skein from day one- 4 oz 100% bamboo. This was my first attempt at spinning bamboo. It is amazingly soft! I navajo plyed it. I learned to navajo ply this week and now I am totally obsessed!

The next is from some merino/mohair that I handpainted with acid dyes. It was my first attempt working with acid dyes and I LOVE them! I'm really happy with the way it turned out- it's like autumn!

Lastly, I have my sad little unfinished bamboo singles still on the bobbin that I did last night. I have a final paper due tomorrow- but I really hope I can finish them tonight!

**Any Suggestions for what to knit with my single skeins of lucious bamboo?**
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7  Re: Fiber Friday 6/15 in Spinning: Completed Projects by eatmoreplants on: June 15, 2007 05:00:44 PM
Everyone's yarns are beautiful!!!! I love all of the experimental coolness!!! I dyed a bunch of roving this week and then spun some of it up- here's a few skeins...
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8  Do I have gauge?? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by eatmoreplants on: June 13, 2007 12:30:27 PM
Please help me if you can! I think I have gauge problems in life. I understand the concept- but I guess I am just bad at judging it. I am planning on knitting the two tone shrug from fitted knits, I just did a gauge swatch and it is a tiny bit big.
The book says: gauge= 20 sts and 26 rows= 4"

My whole swatch is 20 sts and 26 rows. It is a little bit big- but if I went down a needle size I think it would be too small. From my pictures do you think I have gauge? What should I do?

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9  A few skeins I spun up tonight :) in Spinning: Completed Projects by eatmoreplants on: June 11, 2007 06:09:33 PM
I am officially obsessed with plying with thread. This whole skein spun up in about 15 minutes. I don't know about you- but for me that's super fast. The second one on this page took me about an hour! This thread is metalic silver and it looks very sparkley and cute in real life. sigh... Cheesy

This yarn is the third skein of its kind I have made. I am going to make the little shrug from fitted knits with it. Um hopefully- my yarn might be a little too thin... It's sooooo nice though. Its a merino silk blend. YUM!

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10  Technicolor Dream Yarn :) in Spinning: Completed Projects by eatmoreplants on: June 07, 2007 03:17:44 PM
I am in love with plying with thread. I really like the affect and I am not into how much time it takes to ply two handpun singles together. I got some cool thread from michaels this week and made this---

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