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Topic: My knitting projects!! Hurray! (Lots o' pics)  (Read 2483 times)
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« on: March 18, 2008 08:07:47 PM »

Yay, I get to post too!  Grin I've been knitting and knitting and not posting at all, so here I go for a big combo topic! (I hope that's OK...) You'll get to see the evolution of my knitting! hehe!

1st project: baby blanket
I knit this for a good friend of mine, who I hadn't seen in years, and who recently came back from Japan with a wife and a baby  Shocked !! Even though his little girl is about 1 or 1 I still knit this blanket...

I did it on too big needles because I didn't get the mm/US size difference... Anywho...

2nd project: Tea-Cosy Hat
Idea taken from this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221966.0
Pattern: http://www.woollywormhead.co.uk/userimages/WW016FTeaCozyHat.pdf

I didn't know gauge at this point, so the hat is too big, as you can see from the picture:

3rd project: Rose's Wrist Warmers (from Doctor Who)
Idea taken from this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=203734.0
Pattern: www.christinaslattery.com/rosepattern.pdf

After the Tea-Cosy Hat incident, I read a bit about gauge... and altering patterns!  Tongue I bought sock yarn and then realized it was too big or something because I couldn't get the right gauge for the pattern (even with different size needles...) So  I had to downsize the pattern.

This project was a lot of firsts! First gauge swatch (es), first altering of a pattern, first cable, and first THUMB! (They look horrible, I'll have to redo them! haha!) I found the cables really easy to do, especially compared to the thumbs!


(Blurry) Close-up of the seed stitch in the middle of the cables. If I had to do this again, I'd thread little pearls/beads on the middle purl stitch. I think they look like flowers!

Anyways, thanks for watching/reading my life story!  Wink
Oh and I have to say that I love you guys and all the life and crafty inspiration on this site!

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 09:59:45 PM »

Wow...those wristwarmers are amazing!!...I'd wear those to threadbare-ness Wink

Also, I admire your patience...a whole blanket!...I think that officially takes you out of 'newb' status...lol

Very awesome...keep on knitting!

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 05:20:13 AM »

those wristlets are so cute!

super awesome, all the time
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 06:58:21 AM »

Those wrist warmers look very cool!  The cable work looks difficult.

« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 02:06:24 PM »

Thanks so much everybody!

I think that officially takes you out of 'newb' status...lol
Yay! Thanks Kittyraja!

Wow...those wristwarmers are amazing!!...I'd wear those to threadbare-ness Wink
those wristlets are so cute!
Those wrist warmers look very cool!  The cable work looks difficult.

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! I love my wrist warmers, they are very soft and comfortable! And the cabling work looks more difficult than it really is! The pattern is very explicit and I watched the cabling video from KnittingHelp.com before hand which demystified the whole process!


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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 09:10:36 PM »

LOVING the wristwarmers! I need to make a set for my mom so you inspired me! =)

BTW - I'm nervous about the thumbs too!

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008 10:16:35 PM »

I love the wrist warmers.... need to learn to knit!  Smiley  These are great inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008 11:22:10 PM »

Amazing progress.  Everything looks great.  I love the Washington Monument pic, I really miss visiting there.  So much to see and so educational.
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008 09:01:18 PM »

Wow! This is the most comments I've had for one project! Thanks so much everybody!

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