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1  Re: Thermal from Knitty in Knitalongs by Angipants on: November 03, 2007 03:52:56 PM
Finally finished Thermal!  I have been hovering on this string for a while watching everyone else progress and finish theirs.  I actually started Thermal around Easter, but didn't finish it until September.  It turned into my lunch knit and that slows things down sometimes.

I added a button to the collar band, and did some short-row shaping on the sleeve cap to add a bit of length and somewhere for my pointy shoulders to go.

I used Knit Picks Gloss in Cocoa.  The yarn is a bit pilly not that I have worn the sweater a few times, but it is very soft, and not the least bit itchy with the silk. I love the buttons I found.  They have gold glints to them, and depending on how the light hits them, they go from a sparkly brown to a deep cocoa.

All in all I am very pleased with this sweater and have 2 requests from friends for one.  I ordered some Gloss in Dusk for another sweater.
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2  Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) in Knitalongs by Angipants on: November 03, 2007 03:23:37 PM
Finally jumped on the Butterfly band-wagon.  My Uncle's wedding was on October 19th, so October 1st I decided I wanted to wear Butterfly.  I ordered Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Stream, some Knit Pick interchangeable needles (love how pointy the tips are) and navy blue beads.  I got a size 10 bead, and ended up having to make my own bead hook out of 26 gauge wire.  I choose to slip the bead on where I wanted it instead of stringing them on to begin with.  As I am to OCD to allow the beads to 'randomly' appear on the dress, I instead opted to add a bead to the center of each 'diamond'.  I also added a bead to each knit stitch in the top hem ruffle.  It added quite a bit of weight to the dress, which is what I wanted.

I also bought a slip pattern and fabric a shade lighter than the yarn to wear underneath.  I was going to have the two separate, but once again OCD kicked in and I didn't like the difference in necklines.  I ended up whip stitching Butterfly to the slip's neckline.  This also enabled me to use the slip's straps and saved me from knitting straps only hours before the wedding. (I finished at 11:30 the night before the wedding!)

I knitted in the round instead of seaming the sides.  I did make some cap sleeves for it, but was told it made the dress look too granny instead of old-fashion.  I knit 10 inches of the hem and added a short-row cap to the top to rest on the edge of my shoulder.  I may still put the sleeves back on.  I will have to think on this longer.

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3  Re: What stitch is this? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Angipants on: February 12, 2007 10:50:22 AM
took another look of the original piece and my big book o'needlework...

Has anyone tried to make it as a tunisian bias or crossed stitch? The samples in my book are more well defined cause they used thinner yarn, but *shrugs* it looks similar, and poofier than basic Tunisian.

I did try Tunisian.  Here is my pic of how that turned out:

It made a nice rib, but it didn't have the individual "puffy" stitch look.  It looked very much like reverse stockinette stitch when knitting.

I liked the Tunisian, and want to try another hat pattern with it.  The wrong side looked more interesting to me.
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4  Re: What stitch is this? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Angipants on: February 09, 2007 04:35:31 PM
The yarn I ordered Monday arrived on Wednesday (go Jimmy Bean Wool!) and I sat down and whipped out the hat in 2 hours.  Here are the final pics:

Still finishing up the pattern if anyone is still interested.  Let me know!
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5  Re: What stitch is this? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Angipants on: February 02, 2007 09:24:16 AM
So lunch on Wednesday, after all the excellent suggestions, I just went with the Tunisian thing.  I wanted to do a whole skein of a swatch before I made any judgment calls. So here is the Tunisian:

After it was done (or as done as I could get with the one skein) I just sat and stared at it.  It looks REALLY close.  It has the "bubble rib" thing going.

So then rina was fabulous enough to go and swatch a single crochet round.  That got me thinking again, and I undid a few rows and chained a small round of 14 stitches and SC from the inside, so the WS appeared on the outside. (Is that what you were thinking rina?)  So here is that.

So I think I will pick up another skein of the Grey Wolf and try out an entire crochet pattern.  Which ever one I don't like will be toaded (frogging is for knitting, I decided toading is for crochet) and will become the ear flaps.  You can see pics of the earflaps on my blog.
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6  What stitch is this? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Angipants on: January 31, 2007 08:36:59 AM
I have been going back and forth in an internal debate in my head as to what stitch this is.  Is it knit or crochet?  Is it crocheted sideways?

Thanks craftsters!
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7  Re: Over the knee cabled leg warmers from Knit 1....anyone game? in Knitalongs by Angipants on: November 15, 2006 12:47:11 PM
Here is my progress thus far:

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8  Re: Hairpin Lace Cardi Wrap from Stitch Diva in Crochetalongs by Angipants on: April 18, 2006 02:27:37 PM
Whew, done!  My progress can be tracked on my blog at www.angipantskicks.blogdrive.com.

Here are the final pics:

I want to make a ton more of these!  Hairpin lace is adictive.
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9  Re: Hairpin Lace Cardi Wrap from Stitch Diva in Crochetalongs by Angipants on: March 22, 2006 01:28:56 PM
Here are my first strips!  I am so excited.  I haven't been able to do this project as quickly as I would have liked.  The strips are made up really quick, I just don't have a lot of time to commit to this project.  Anyhoo, more progress pictures to come.
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10  Re: Super easy ponchos! (now with "blue" pattern!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Angipants on: November 24, 2004 04:24:33 PM
Undecided I don't mean to sound rude... But people are using really wierd abreviations for the stitches and it's driving me nuts. Shocked A quick overview which might clarify a few things.

sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

Huh And a quick question, how do you connect Rows 15-26 back to Row 14?

I think these ponchos are really cool and I want to make one, but I'm so confused...


I was using ss for slip stitch.

to connect the poncho from being an "L" shape to an actual poncho, you slip stitch the pink ends together:

Second- Did I use a stablizer yarn?  No, just the eyelash, however a stabilizer yarn, either in same color or contrast color would look really cool, and add some weight to it.

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