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on: February 22, 2007 07:58:26 PM 
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Anyone want to knit some Twinkle patterns with me?

If you have peeked inside this book, you may have noticed that the gauges and sizes are totally wacky! I really want to knit these, but a knitting a sweater with a 22" bust measurement may require the support of my fellow craftsters. Any takers?
on: January 03, 2010 05:36:15 PM 
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I attempted the Groovy Sweater and although I love the design, I am very disappointed with it. I found the pattern difficult to decipher, and there are more errors in it than are published in the errata. I shouldn't have used the yarn I did (Lion Brand Thick & Quick)...

I feel like ranting about it I'm so frustrated, but I won't. I waited until I got brave enough to knit the thing - I have never, done twists, cables, bobbles until now, and now that it's laying there waiting to get frogged makes me weep... Sad Sad Angry Cry

Here she is....<sniff>

on: March 13, 2007 10:12:04 AM 
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Here's my twiggy tunic:

My 22" sweater is kinda big. So big that it falls off my shoulders and then onto the ground big. It's so loose and drapey that it drives me crazy. More photos and complaints on my blog.

Oh well. I'm moving on to the Best Friend Cardi, but I feel like I have been waiting for the Twinkle yarn to come out for a long time. It is pretty tricky to figure out a good sub with all the double and triple stranding that it can take to get gauge.

Oatmeal, sorry to hear that you had to backtrack with the sweater so much. I saw a finished cardi on flickr made with lopi, and it is really really cute! I was actually thinking of using big wool because I thought it would make a lighter sweater, which makes more sense for my climate. Maybe I'll try to strand a dk yarn along with the Big Wool, since you thought it wasn't dense enough on its own.

Has anyone heard news of when the yarns are coming out?
on: March 22, 2007 07:15:34 AM 
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I knew I didnt have the right size needles, but  I didnt realize how they wrong they were... turns out I was using a 15 instead of a 26!  That's what happens when you have a skein of Twinkle yarn, and are just itching to knit it I guess!  My Mum said I should just make it into a hat, but it's been ripped out and now that I finally have the correct needles I will start again...

The color is eggplant and it is a beautiful lush deep purple - exactly how it sounds I guess.  I think this vest will look spiffy over a chiffon-y dress, and wierdly the yarn doesnt feel super hot, so it could well be worn in summer.  Fancy that!

on: March 24, 2007 09:35:32 AM 
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Balthazar grows quickly. O_O

Progress shot after about 3 hours. Soft Chunky is awesome. I don't think I've ever quite knit with merino like that; knitting with it is definitely a pleasure.
on: March 24, 2007 03:09:32 PM 
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Ok, after looking at my photos, I think I over-reacted. The gorilla smurf look is growing on me. I wore it to work with a poofy patterned skirt on Friday, and I got a lot of crazy looks. I played around with it while my man took these pictures, and I think I just needed to figure out how to wear it. I found this belt that goes with it perfectly, and I think it sort of tames the gorilla a bit and makes me feel less smurfy and more feminine.

I think I'm going to give her another shot before I frog her. It just might be the perfect thing to wear on my trip to NYC in 2 weeks.

I go into a bit more detail about yarn and needles on my blog post.
on: March 25, 2007 06:40:00 PM 
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Finished my Balthazar Vest.  Smiley

I barely used the 3rd hank. I might just have enough left over to make the Aspen Hat, which fills me with glee. I had some trouble with the back/shoulder shaping instructions, but thankfully someone on Flickr made note of the pattern errors. I actually did the shoulders short row shaping shorter than called for because it made me look like I was wearing linebacker pads. Overall, I am okay with how it came out. Now if only 5 hanks of Soft Chunky in Urchin would arrive on my doorstep, I could start the Best Friend Cardigan...

Posed for a photo:

Then I massaged my dog!

on: March 28, 2007 07:54:04 PM 
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erikasewing, the Chelsea Sweater looks nice in black! I see that you're using Flickr; you can grab the photo's URL from the "All Sizes" link on the photo page, and surround it with [img] tags:

[ img ]theflickrphotourl[ /img ]

without the space between the brackets and img.

rorosity, oh whoops! I started the Aspen Hat too with 19s. Guess it's time to frog!
on: March 29, 2007 09:20:46 AM 
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I finished the shopping tunic!

I love the Soft Chunky. So soft, so totally worth it. This sweater makes me want to touch myself. I really like this. So far, it's the first of the three twinkle sweaters I have made that I immediately loved. It didn't have to grow on me at all. I just want to pull the cowl over my head and sleep in it. Yay for yummy yarn.

More details on my blog.
on: March 31, 2007 02:56:15 PM 
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*lol* I submitted a couple photos of my Balthazar Vest, but I doubt I'll win. Oh well, it's cool that the designer Wenlan Chia will look through everyone's photos though.  Smiley

I whipped up an Aspen Hat in under 2 hours with the remaining yarn I had left over from the Balthazar Vest. My sister helped shoot a photo of it on me even though I don't have any buttons for it yet.

on: April 06, 2007 10:12:31 AM 
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p.s. here's my prog shot:

on: April 07, 2007 08:18:02 AM 
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I started my BFC yesterday - I'm making the medium size and am using Lamb's Pride Burly Spun. It's yellow! More info at my blog: http://knitmedic.blogspot.com/2007/04/current-projects.html

on: April 07, 2007 01:46:23 PM 
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Here's another BFC shot to add to the lovely bunch so far:

I did the English Shoulder Technique from the book for seaming the shoulders. I rather like the boxy shoulders since I have very narrow shoulders and I welcome anything that makes them look broader. The sleeves were done in the round to eliminate seaming. I am going to check out Britex in the city tomorrow to see if they have any buttons that come close to that purple, if not, I'll settle for black.
on: April 11, 2007 08:56:08 AM 
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Hi Twinklers! I just got back from a freezing week in New York, where I ended up wearing my ST every day, like this:

Twinkle knitting has been on my backburner lately for two reasons. First, because I fell in love with the minidress from the new Vogue. Second, because I keep hemming and hawing over what to do with my canary soft chunky. I have been having second thoughts about the color and am a little scared now of a great big chunky yellow sweater. Originally, I intended to use it for the hoodie, but now I'm thinking about the sweater dress. Either way, it's a whole lotta yellow. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
on: April 13, 2007 03:52:33 PM 
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I finished my Groovy Sweater Dress last night. I used 4 strands of Lion's Pride Worsted on the recommended needles and eliminated the pattern on the top. It tends to ride up a bit and get a little Empire-waisty but it's very comfy and VERY warm.

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