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« on: November 19, 2008 01:11:49 PM »

I broke my foot about a month ago, but while I've been couch-bound I've got SOOO much knitting done!  The only present I have left to knit is for my momma, and I'm working on it now.  In the meantime, here's some stuff I've got done:

Me modeling the hat and gloves I made for my dad for Xmas.  the gloves are a very slight alteration of Knitty's "Cigar"  http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTcigar.html  I even kept basically the same colours, as I liked 'em and thought they'd suit my dad.  The hat is a pattern I just winged and made up as I went.  Pretty simple K2, P2 rib, with a folded brim because dad thinks beanies without a folded brim are goofy (yah, he's not hip)  Made outta Paton's Canadiana.  Here's a flat shot:

My first time ever making gloves might I add!

Here's me again modeling the hat and trigger mitts I made for my brother.  Ever since he found out I can knit, he's been asking for a pair, and he even specified these colours.  I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I just winged it.  After knitting the "Cigar" pattern it wasn't hard to figure out how to make these.  The beanie Is my own pattern based off a beanie my brother used to have that I really liked on him.  Its a K3, P2 rib.  Made again outta Paton's Canadiana.  here's a flat shot so you can see the trigger mitts better:

Gonna be making more of those mittens, lots of my guys friends have asked for a pair!

This is a Beret and a felted clutch I made for my friend.  Again, I just made up the patterns as I went (I can pretty much make hats in my sleep)  I have a big tin of buttons that a buddy of mine gave me and one of them perfectly matched the awesome brown Alpaca wool of the hat!  The Hat is Bernat Alpaca, The clutch is SWS Natural Garden with wooden buttons from the big tin o' buttons!  I tried to use natural colours and fabrics, cause she's all earthy like that...

This is a black beret and a scarf I made for my sister.  She's a bit emo-kiddish   Cheesy  The scarf is the "Ska Scarf" from the book Pretty in Punk.  Super easy to make, but really cool looking.  I recommend it for a beginner knitter cause its all garter stitch.  The beret is another pattern off the top of my head, made outta Bernat Softee chunky, with a big black button from the button tin...

And here is my hat and scarf!  My friend gave me 3 skeins of yarn in my favorite colours, hot pink, lime green and black, and some tea for my birthday (she knows me too well!) So I made myself a scarf and a hat!  the scarf is again the ska scarf from "Pretty in Punk" and is super long, cause thats how I like them, It's probably like 12' or more, it pretty much nearly drags on the ground when I have it doubled loosely around my neck.  The scarf is made out of Briggs and Little Wool and Patons Merino, the hat is Bernat softee, cause my head gets itchy when I wear wool hats.  Smiley

Thanks for lookin'! Grin

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 02:19:51 PM »

I like the dad presents. Very manly. The trigger gloves too. its s cool concept.

Look! A common housewife! What's for dinner?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008 02:28:56 PM »

You have really good taste in colors.

I like the trigger mittens. Grin

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008 05:35:07 PM »

ahh man you have talent.  To just 'wing' anything is beyond my comprehension.  I'm new to knitting...but I think these would impress anyone.  Very lucky family and friends...so sorry you broke your foot.

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008 06:04:43 PM »

I only started knitting a little over a year ago, You'd be surprised how much you pick up in a short time.  I never thought I'd ever be able to make my own patterns, but I'm gradually picking up more techniques and learning more, I'm actually contemplating designing a sweater in the near future, and I never thought I'd be able to do anything like that!  So keep knitting!  you'll get better and better with every project I promise!

And thanks everybody for your kind words.   Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 12:10:41 PM »

You're family and friends are so lucky!  Look at all those beautiful gifts!  Great job!  I wish I had the drive to knit gifts more than a month ahead of time!

« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008 04:28:17 PM »

Nice work!  Hope your family doesn't peek at this thread and see all the great stuff they are getting for Christmas!!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2008 04:30:29 PM by JerseyGal » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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