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1  Overdying soysilk? in Dyeing: Discussion and Questions by laceypooh on: September 20, 2007 03:24:17 PM
So today I was lucky enough to score 3 free skeins of Pastimes (100% soysilk) from my LYS.  It was on sale for $3 but i think the colorway is hideous, and she told me I could just have them to see what I could do with it.  What a deal!  I've dyed yarn with koolaid before, but I didn't know if there is anything special you have to do with soysilk.  I've never over-dyed anything.  So any suggestions for colors or specific kinds of dyes that would work with this well would be great.  I basically want to make it a more monochromatic scheme, maybe focus on the greens and blues and cover the orange.  If that's possible.  Any suggestions (please and thank you)?   Btw, new to this board, so hello.  I'm usually on the knitting boards.  Smiley

here's my yarn.  the orange is VERY bright.  i really don't like the orange and blue together at all.  blech. but i'm optimistic.
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2  Re: A very bad dog. in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by laceypooh on: September 13, 2007 11:50:53 PM
aww i can definitely feel your pain.  i have a 15 month old english mastiff (he's a BIG boy!) and lately my boyfriend and i have been extra busy and he has just been a terror.  i feel bad because i get mad and upset when he destroys things, when i know he is just bored cause we're at work/school.  a couple weeks ago he crapped on 2 textbooks ($200) that i had to clean off and continue to use because like i'm going to shell out the money for new ones...    and today i was gone for an hour, and i don't know what got into him but i came home to a half eaten chuck taylor (a pink one, my favorite!), destroyed sunglasses, and the plug chewed off of my phone charger.  i was so upset but i knew why he did it and i that i shouldn't have left them out in the open, and his face is sooooo adorable.  so i forgave him.  but ::sigh::  he's expensive.    luckily though he has never touched my knitting.  ::knocks on wood::

i would crate my boy, but he is so big and we live in a small apartment, the crate would take up half a room.  just not gonna happen at the moment.  maybe when we get a bigger place.

here's my boy, Sir Mack.  oh and the other one is the boyfriend. Smiley

EDIT:  forgot he was already on my avatar, but oh well.  he's cute.
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3  VK Fall Flower Scarf (cover) in Knitalongs by laceypooh on: August 18, 2007 10:08:27 AM
Is anyone planning to knit this?  It didn't occur to me until I was trying to figure out what to do with some Classic Elite Fame that I bought to knit my mom something for her birthday.  The pattern used 25 flowers to celebrate 25 years of VK.  So I thought I could use 46 to celebrate my mom's 46th birthday.  So now I'm excited about it.  This is what I am using.

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4  Re: Jaywalker Socks KAL in Knitalongs by laceypooh on: August 18, 2007 09:56:16 AM
this is my first completed sock...who knows when i'll get around to finishing the other one.  so many wips!  the yarn is hand dyed with koolaid (and what a weekend it was!)

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5  Where's Waldo? in Knitting: Completed Projects by laceypooh on: August 14, 2007 02:49:17 PM
So I'm going to a Where's Waldo? themed party next week and of course jumped at the opportunity to knit a Waldo hat.  I would do a sweater too if I had the time.  Anyway, it's nothing fancy, just made it up as I went.  And it's knit out of Caron Simply Soft.  I should have cast on some more cause it's a little stretched out when I put it on, but it's not a big deal.  Just wanted to share! 

I'll add another photo later with my full outfit. Smiley
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6  Re: How do self-striping yarns work? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by laceypooh on: August 06, 2007 03:44:39 PM
When I wanted to dye some self striping yarn for my Jaywalkers, I started by knitting a few rows in the necessary guage.  Then I frogged it and measured the yarn I had used and divided by the rows I had knitted.  That way I knew how much yarn was needed for one row.  Then I made it into a huge loop and divided it into sections for that yardage and dyed each section a different color.  Thankfully, it worked out perfectly.  I imagine this is generally how manufacturers do self-striping yarn.  They probably just use the average guage for a pair of socks, and make the stripes like that.  And like someone else had mentioned, even if it changes in the middle of a row, you're not going to notice on a pair of socks.  Maybe that was not the information you were wanting, but I just thought I'd explain how I did mine.  Hopefully it helped.

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7  Cable and seed stitch hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by laceypooh on: February 09, 2007 07:50:29 PM
This is a hat I saw in the winter Knit Simple. I knit it with Plymouth Galway.  I LOVE it.  I knitted it for a friend though, so I have to give it up.  Anyway, here it is. Smiley

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8  Cabled Handbag in Knitting: Completed Projects by laceypooh on: February 05, 2007 09:00:38 PM
This is a bag I made tonight for my sister-in-law.  I used this pattern basically but took the ribbon idea from the margaret nicole bags (which are gorgeous) http://www.yarniverse.com/page.htm?PG=FreePatterns

i used two strands of caron simply soft and size 10 needles.  it made the guage different from the pattern so i just knit it until it was the length i wanted.  hope she likes it Smiley

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9  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by laceypooh on: January 23, 2007 02:23:40 PM

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and knitted my calorimetry last night!   I used Rowan Tapestry, can't remember what the color is called.  I held two strands together, and I didn't bother to match the colors together , I just held two random pieces.  I was sort of scared how it would turn out, but it actually turned out beautiful I think.  The way the striping went turned out pretty symmetrical so I'm very pleased! Oh, and I didn't knit it as wide as the pattern calls for.  I wanted it to be a little more like a headband.  Anyway, here you go..

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10  Re: am i wasting my time? (mishapen scarf made w/ microspun) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by laceypooh on: January 20, 2007 10:50:00 PM
this is from the new knit.1 and it calls for microspun:

just in case you wanted to do something other than a scarf
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