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11  Re: Interweave Knits Bonsai Tunic in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: April 09, 2007 09:34:42 AM

That has to be the crappiest pic that I have ever taken. But at least it's a picture! I'm doing the armscye shaping on the back right now.
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12  Re: Knitty's Lizard Ridge in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: March 30, 2007 11:19:20 AM

Sorry about the crappiness of this photo! I had taken it with my phone a while ago, when I finished the first two squares. I'm sure you can get the general idea though. Like I said previously, the pieces will be arranged in an alternating checkerboard pattern.

jezebel- They look great!! I can't wait to see the finished blanket...
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13  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: March 27, 2007 04:49:42 PM


I'm slouching a bit in this pic, which gives the bulge in the front piece, but it actually fits like a glove! I lurve it!!
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14  Interweave Knits Bonsai Tunic in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: March 23, 2007 09:56:25 PM
I've searched, and realized that no one has started a KAL for the Spring '07 Bonsai Tunic! I think it's absolutely gorgeous, and I'll be starting as soon as I receive my yarn. I'm substituting elann's sonata yarn for the berroco bonsai, even though gauge will be a bit smaller. I keep looking at the picture thinking that sonata will be gorgeous in this pattern- and best yet, because there is more yardage, I'll only need 6 balls, which = about $11.00 USD!! How cheap is that?!

So, anyone in?

Here's a small pic: 
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15  Re: "Lucky" from SNBN knitalong in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: March 09, 2007 04:21:03 PM

Here's an incredibly blurry picture of the finished back piece. I modified almost every instruction... so I'm hoping the finished product comes out right!

I suppose I'll be the only one working on this knit"along"  Grin
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16  Re: Gah in Knitalongs by fragolina_piccolina on: March 04, 2007 01:24:19 PM
I finally got around to taking a picture of my sweater-in-progress. It's Under the Hoodie from SnB, and I've been working on it since December. I kept meaning to pin the pieces to take pictures, and finally did today. So it's just today that I'm realizing that one skein was off in colours:


The picture is a little fuzzy, but basically the back part (the lower one) and the pocket have darker greys and lighter blues than the background of the front (upper) part. I was so sure that I had matching dyelots, but apparently I did not. I don't know how I didn't notice. I can't decide if I should finish it, or get new yarn to make the front part again (and the pocket again.)

You're kidding, right? I can barely tell a difference in the two pieces! I think that after seaming, you won't even be able to tell a difference either- just be glad that you didn't have both of the dyelots together on one piece. I like the way it looks with the pocket just a hint darker- it makes it stand out a little more. But I suppose that if it bugs you enough, you should redo it in the same dyelot (if you can find it). I'm a firm believer in redoing something that doesn't make you happy- otherwise, you won't wear it!

PlayCrackTheSky- Practically every type of yarn could and should be blocked. It evens out the fabric and the st's, if nothing more. Being a "natural fibre" means that it's not manmade (like acrylic, which is pretty much just different blends of plastic), so any type of animal fibre and plant fibre (like cotton or seaweed) would fall into that category.

The fabrics that benefit the most from a good blocking are animal fibres, because they are so stretchy. However, I've blocked swatches of shine sport before, and it really evens out the st's and makes any type of motif really *pop*!
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17  Flower Basket Shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by fragolina_piccolina on: January 25, 2007 05:37:59 PM
This finished object was a Christmas present to my Nonna, who was here on vacation from her home in Italy. She loved it so much that when she opened the box, she started crying!  Undecided While I don't like making my Grandma cry, I did enjoy the fact that she liked the gift...

Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl
Yarn: KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in color "moss"
Needles: KnitPicks size 2 circs (which are awesome, by the way! Unfortunately, my Nonna took those with her when she left, so I'll have to get some more)

Pics: While blocking on an extra thick blanket on my messy floor:

And one in use shot:

Sorry the pics aren't the greatest- my camera batteries died, and the shawl is all the way across the ocean now.
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18  My keyhole entrelac scarf in SWS in Knitting: Completed Projects by fragolina_piccolina on: January 25, 2007 03:39:26 PM
This scarf was so inspiring to knit! I used the Danica pattern found on Knitty, but based the scarf ends on the fringed Lady Eleanor. The keyhole was an addition that I thought of going into the second half of the scarf- a desperate (but functional!) attempt to be able to wear a scarf this thick in North Florida weather. I didn't want doubled fabric over my neck, so wrapping or looping the scarf was out of the question.

As for the specs, I used 3 balls of Patons SWS in the colorway "natural geranium" on size 8 needles. I started and finished this scarf in three days- and it's the easiest possible knit for the amount of satisfaction and the WOW factor that I've gotten!

So what do you gals think?
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