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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ~My Kiri~ on: January 30, 2008 11:44:24 AM
I believe the suggested yarn is Rowan Kidsilk Haze, but I didn't really want a fuzzy shawl, and I liked the color and texture of the 2/8 Shetland.  And I got a boatload (over 2 lbs!) of it for very little money, right here: http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1008-1326/0/0/1354/

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ~My Kiri~ on: January 30, 2008 11:20:09 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / ~My Kiri~ on: January 30, 2008 09:25:01 AM
This was my first real go at a lace shawl and this pattern was the perfect first... it's well written and virtually error free.  I couldn't stop knitting it and had a great time.  Here's a few pictures:

Pattern: Free online: (Beware of PDF) http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf

Yarn: A super thrift: Webs 2/8 Shetland in a cone.  It initially knits up rough because of the spinning oil, but after a soak or two it fluffs right up

Recipient: My knitterly friend, Rebekah.  A very belated Christmas gift, but as a fellow knitter I'm sure she'll understand.

Ravelry users: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lifelikeweeds/kiri

I'm totally up for questions/comments....
Thanks for looking!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tying up loose ends: Jarrett, A Scarf Askew, and Ganomy on the Lake on: December 30, 2007 04:39:04 PM
I finished up a few projects around here and thought I'd share.

First... my white whale... Jarrett...

Pattern:  Jarrett by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan Vintage Knits
Yarn: Peace Fleece DK in Sheplova Mushroom
Buttons:  7 Italian Leather buttons from trimfabric.com
Recipient:  My Jeffrey who loves it and looks so handsome in it!

Second: A Scarf Askew that I finished a while ago, I just needed to get a decent picture of it:

Pattern: A Scarf Askew from MagKnits
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool Merino
Notes:  It curls in like crazy.  Just so you know.

and Lastly... a little something for myself:

Pattern: Ganomy Hat by Elizabeth Zimmermann from the Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool
Notes:  This hat is perfect!  The pattern is genius... it covers the ears but doesn't come down too far on the forehead.  Awesome.

Thanks for looking... there are more photos on my flickr and also on Ravlery: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lifelikeweeds

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fishtrap Swatch Cap on: December 26, 2007 08:45:18 AM
I've been wanting to make one of these since I saw it on figandplum's blog.  But I have a question: How do you decrease at the top and still keep it pretty?

I just stopped the pattern and turned to stockinette.  Really it's at the top of the head, so you can't really see it unless the hat is laying flat... I didn't really attempt to decrease in pattern and it worked out just fine...

Thanks for the compliments, kids!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fishtrap Swatch Cap on: December 23, 2007 10:56:30 AM
I needed a little, meaningful project for in between massive amounts of holiday knitting... so I made a swatch cap for the Fishtrap Aran Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Someday I'll make the whole sweater... someday....

Pattern: Fishtrap Aran Hat (January) by Elizabeth Zimmermann from Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Natural Brown
Needles: Size 8 16" Circular needles
Notes:  I only casted on 90 sts for the hat and did almost two repeats of the pattern before decreasing.  It fits pretty well.  I probably could have casted on 100, but I've seen other hats out there end up way too big...

More pics on flickr and Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lifelikeweeds/fishtrap-aran-hat-january

Happy Holidays, Craftsters!!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Muir on: November 25, 2007 12:30:46 PM
That quote is really wonderful, and fitting... I wrote it down to remember.

Beautiful shawl as well!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Autumn is still hanging on: Oak Mittens & Backyard Leaves on: November 25, 2007 12:28:05 PM
I love walking around outside in the fall and seeing all the colors that come with the season, so when I went to get some yarn for another wonderful Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, I couldn't pass up the beautiful Blackberry Ridge colorway Autumn Oaks:

Pattern: Mitered Mittens by Elizabeth Zimmerman from the Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Kaleidoscope Yarn in Autumn Oaks
Notes:  Kind of big on me, but effective nonetheless... These were probably the easiest mittens I've ever made.  You just keep going and stop when you're done.  Then cut a few strands where you want the thumb!  Amazing! The yarn ended up working great with the pattern.

...and some more leaves:

Pattern: Backyard Leaves by Annie Modesitt from scarfStyle
Yarn:Cascade 220 Heathers in Celery
Notes:  I bought this book when I first started knitting just to make this pattern but I was always so afraid of that chart... once I started, it really wasn't that hard.  It actually became a bit boring  Shocked

Thanks for looking, everyone.  Long live autumn!

(more pictures on my flickr and Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/projects/lifelikeweeds)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mad Dashing, Trellis, & Perfect Booties: finishing objects! on: November 03, 2007 07:46:31 AM
Frosted:  Sorry I didn't put the link for the booties: http://golightly.typepad.com/RuthBooties2.pdf

It's a PDF.  Just so you know.  Thanks for the interest!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mad Dashing, Trellis, & Perfect Booties: finishing objects! on: November 01, 2007 08:10:52 AM
I just got home from a three month stint in California selling posters... and finishing up some loose ends, I have three more projects to share:

1.  Mad Dashings made quickly going from the sunny Southern California coast to the frigid mountains of Utah, and on home to Pennsylvania autumn.  My Jeffrey needed something to keep him hands warm:

Pattern: Dashing from Knitty
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Sportweight bought on the road at Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, NV

2. I started this two part shower gift in California and just did the finishing this afternoon (sewing on buttons, blocking, etc.)  I'm pretty happy with the results:

Pattern: Trellis from Knitty
Yarn: Rowan Soft Baby bought on the road at Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, NV

3. Part two of shower gift.  I started and finished these yesterday.  Such a cute little pattern and I used up some yarn from my stash:

Pattern: Perfect Baby Booties from Ruth B.
Yarn: Dark Horse Fantasy bought last year on the road at Yarn Heaven in Arlington TX

Boy, it's good to be home and to finally finish up some of these projects.  There are a few more pictures on my flickr and on ravelry.  Thanks for looking!

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