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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitting Needle Holder for my Mummy on: March 31, 2008 07:45:27 PM
I realize it's not knit... but it has to do with it.

My mom, a long time crocheter, has recently decided to take up knitting because of seeing so many patterns she liked, but were knit. So she went to the store and picked up a couple pairs of needles. And...I had a few extra pairs so she's getting them as well as something to put them in.

It's slightly shiny up close  Smiley At least in person it is...

I didn't fill/line it though...I see them a lot like that but I think it makes it too bulky. Or is it there for a reason?

And since she does have a ton of crochet hooks, I'll probably be making a much smaller, matching one for those too.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / V-neck shell, Leo, 2 Calorimetries and some long armwarmers [IMG HVY] on: February 18, 2008 07:36:06 AM
I was on a hiatus but knit a bunch of stuff and now I'm back (I pissed a few people off on here who threatened me in my blog which I then deleted so I decided to delete my account as well but it didn't work so I'm deciding to keep it now...but no blog because I'm not allowed to rant in it when I get frustrated with a project  Huh God forbid).

Anyways...I had made a sweater some time ago that came out utterly huge, but I liked the shell of it. I had some bright blue yarn that looked like it would make a nice cheap sweater, so I took the pattern apart...sort of...and made a simple little V-neck shell/tank top. And it came out awesome, it fits me nearly perfect!  Grin It's not blocked or washed yet so the stitches on top and edge of the armhole look kind of crappy.

I'm hoping to make this in a more comfortable yarn but am not very knowledgeable with the various types. Can anyone recommend a soft and not so humid yarn that is a worsted weight or 4 ply? Bamboo? Or is that too skinny? Something that will be comfortable enough to wear in summer...

My husband now has a new sweater that will keep him warm in well below arctic temperatures...because I used acrylic yarn, lol. It's Caron Simply Soft and the pattern is Leo from Knitty.com. I made mistakes with the arms though, I forgot to do the decrease shaping a few stitches in on both the arm hole and top of the sleeves, I did them on the edge instead but I don't think it makes much of a difference. And it actually fits him! It took me almost 6 total rolls of yarn and a lot of sore fingers.

We were going out to Boston one day and I knew it was going to be rainy and snowy but I didn't want to wear a hat, have to take it off and have hat hair so I made a Calorimetry, finally, my husband loved it on me so I made a second one out of the remaining yarn from his sweater. The brown is Lion Brand Wool Ease...and the blue one looks kind of stretched because Lukey decided to try it on one day...

I'm not sure on what brand or type of yarn this is, I got it from my grandmother and it had no label but it feels like a wool/acrylic mix...I think it may be Wool Ease but it doesn't feel as smooth. I was almost done with the second one when I ran out of yarn...4 rows left!! So it's still on the needles until I can find something similar. Really simple with a Rib pattern on either side.

And I almost forgot one...I made some little ankle protectors for my husband to wear underneath his socks because I just bought him some Demonia boots...I had to make some for mine as well to keep my heels from blistering and they worked excellent, the only thing I changed was the back of the heel...instead of it being the K1 Sl1 pattern I did a seed stitch so they're extra squishy...it's acrylic yarn though with a little stretch in it.

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