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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pomatomus Socks 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!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tubby, the knitted bathtub (Many silly pics) 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.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tangled Yoke Cardigan 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.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My Little Squiddy (More Cephalopod) 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
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Octopus (Cephalopod Obese) 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
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Clam and Lobster: Amazing "Surf's Up!" Amigurumi! 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.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Blue Cherry Cardigan (img heavy) 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!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Is Lopi too itchy to wear against the skin? on: September 03, 2007 06:40:11 AM
I have some extremely beautiful Lopi yarn that I was thinking about knitting up into a simple sweater (V-necked deep-ribbed sweater from Fitted Knits).  It's burgandy and tweeded with little flecks of multi-colours.  My swatch looks great.

I've never knit with Lopi before, and it feels quite itchy.  Does it soften up with washing?  Would it be better suited for something like a cardigan that would be worn on top of something else?

Also, how warm would a Lopi sweater be?  I'm thinking it would be too warm to wear a long-sleeved shirt under without broiling.

Thanks for your help!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me find something to knit with these yarns! on: August 29, 2007 07:20:54 AM
Hi Craftsters,

I was hoping to knit the Twinkle Best Friend Cardigan, so I picked up what I thought was super bulky wool for it.  Of course, it turned out to be more like bulky wool and now I have yarn with no project!  I knew you guys would be able to help.

1.  10 skeins (50 m) of Twilley's Freedom Wool in a beautiful burgandy colour.  10 st and 14 rows in 10cm.

2.  6 skeins (100 m) of Alafoss Lopi in the most amazing burgandy colour tweeded with little nubs of blues, greens, oranges and purple.  I can't wait to use this one!

Hopefully I can post pics of the yarns soon.

I can get more of both yarns if needed.

I would prefer a nice cardigan or sweater that is fitted.  All of the Lopi patterns I have found so far seem to look pretty bulky and non-fitted.

So, any suggestions?  I'm not a scarf/hat/mitts type of person either, unfortunately.

Thanks in advance!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions for first stranded project? on: August 27, 2007 07:07:37 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone have suggestions for a good first stranded project?  I love Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts, but would never use fingerless gloves, so they're out.  Similiarly, the lovely pirate hat that I've seen as a FO around here is out, once again since I would never wear it.  I *heart* Eunny Jang's Deep-V Argyle vest, but many people seemed to have problems with the fit in the shoulders, so I'm not sure if I should try it -- it takes me months to complete a project, so it's pretty traumatic for me if it doesn't fit.  I do need a small felted messenger bag, but haven't been able to find a good pattern that I like.

So, any suggestions?  I appreciate the help!
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