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1  Pomatomus Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: July 01, 2008 07:30:03 AM
Here are my latest socks!  The pattern in from Knitty.  I think everyone has already knitted themselves a pair of these, but I thought I would share.

Thanks for looking!
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2  Tubby, the knitted bathtub (Many silly pics) in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: May 25, 2008 01:38:50 PM
Hi everyone!  Here's my version of Tubby, the knitted bathtub.  The pattern is from the wonderful site www.mochimochiland.com.

I've got to admit that some of the pictures are a little silly:

Thanks for looking!  Yes, that is Jareth the Goblin King getting ready for a bath.
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3  Tangled Yoke Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: May 19, 2008 08:13:17 AM
Here's my Tangled Yoke.  The pattern was from the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits.

The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed in the "Watery" colourway.

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4  My Little Squiddy (More Cephalopod) in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: February 11, 2008 02:46:25 PM
Hi everyone!  After my success with knitting the octopus (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216458.msg2327505#msg2327505), I thought I would knit Hansi Singh's squid.  Here she is:

The pattern can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5162135
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5  Octopus (Cephalopod Obese) in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: December 28, 2007 11:28:56 AM
I've finished my little octopus, knit from a brilliant pattern by Hansi Singh.

And finally, fighting Inu Yasha (as an octopus demon):

The pattern is amazing.  There are pipecleaners in the legs to make him posable.  Pattern available here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5162135
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6  Clam and Lobster: Amazing "Surf's Up!" Amigurumi! in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: October 10, 2007 09:53:33 AM
The patterns are from Crafty Alien (www.craftyalien.com) and are absolutely fabulous.  I bought the kits, which eliminated the need to even try to find the right yarns.  Crafty Alien was very helpful with some errata for the clam.  There were also some errata on the lobster that I have e-mailed her about.

These were my first felting project -- I felt weird putting the lobster into hot water!   Shocked

They keep cute-ing me out with their eyes.
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7  Blue Cherry Cardigan (img heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: September 08, 2007 07:24:55 AM
Hello everyone!

I've finally finished my Cherry cardigan!


The pattern is Amelia Raitte's "Cherry", found here http://needleandhook.co.uk/journal/fashionable_life_knits_patterns_to_buy/

The yarn is Rowan Handknit DK Cotton (I think the colour is "Thunder").

Knit on U.S. number 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

I think there's still enough warm days left to be able to wear it a little before winter.

I would love to hear any comments!
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8  My first entrelac! Another SWS scarf. in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: June 11, 2007 08:06:32 AM
Hi everyone,

This is my first entrelac project.  I've always wanted to try it, and it seemed on paper to be a difficult technique -- but it really wasn't once I actually started knitting.  The SWS yarn was perfect for making different-coloured blocks appear like magic.  Thanks to the Craftsters that inspired this post!

I know there have been a million of these already, but I was proud of my entrelac-ing and wanted to share.


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9  Cranberry Starsky Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by PrettyCranium on: May 24, 2007 06:36:01 PM
Just in time for summer  Wink . . . a nice wooly Starsky.  I know many Craftsters have made this cardigan, but I loved the design and wanted to share my results.  This is the most complicated design I have knit so far.  I used KnitPicks Sierra in Cranberry and needles that were 4 sizes smaller than recommended to get the right gauge!   Shocked

Here are the pics:

What do you guys think?  It fits great and is really warm.  Too bad I have to wait for winter to wear it!

With this project I learned:  short-row shaping, double knitting and mattress stitch seaming.
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10  Please help with Starsky -- belt question [UPDATED: more help plz!!!- PICS] in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by PrettyCranium on: May 11, 2007 08:43:40 PM
Hi everyone,

I know a lot of people here have knitted fabulous Starsky-s, so I was hoping for some help.  I've tried searching the past KALs, but I can't find my answer.  The part I'm stuck on, of all things, is the belt.  The pattern says:

Pattern row:  [K1, sl 1 with yarn held to front of work] to end
Repeat pattern row until work measures 63 inches.

Question 1:  Is this really supposed to be K1, sl 1 with yarn held to *front* of work?  Or is it a regular sl st knitwise, where the yarn is held to the *back* of the work?  What does the belt end up looking like?  In the pictures it looks like a nice stocking stitch, but if I try knitting it this way, will it look like that?

Question 2:  So with the way the pattern is written, do I start row 2 with K1?  Or do I just keep alternating knits and slips around and around?

I hope my questions make sense and I appreciate any help.  I hope to have my nice warm wooly sweater done in time for the heat of summer!   Tongue


So, I thought I had figured the belt out, but the more of it I knit, the more I'm starting to think I'm doing something wrong.  What I'm getting is basically a thick tube that is closed at the top end and involutes inward at the bottom.  The top edge and the bottom edge seem to be attatched.  I keep knitting and knitting and I seem to only make very slow, slow progress.

Here are some pics (ignore the colours, the lighting is bad -- it's really a nice cranberry):

Bottom view:

Top view:

Does this look right to all of you guys?  Does this belt just take forever to knit?   Huh
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