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« on: October 31, 2005 08:46:20 AM »

I started knitting in July and here's some of my FO's.  I've also made a sweater out of polarspun and a couple mp3 player cozies, but I forgot to take pics of them when I had access to a good camera.

SnB's Windy City Scarf, out of Paton's Be Mine:

Purse, my own pattern.  You can't see the pocket on the front really well, but it buttons closed and the main pocket zips shut.  Felted, in Cascade 220.

My pasha, she has some issues but my mom likes her Smiley

Fingerless gloves, I used Magknit's Urban for the hands and kinda made up the cap as I went.  Ignore the unweaved end Smiley  In knitpick's Elegance and some black TLC (I ran out of elegance and didn't want to pay $5 + shipping for 1/3 skein of knitting)

Dog sweater for my Whimsy, I made it up as I went Smiley  She's a miniature dachshund and when she gets cold she shivers.  My mom put ground beef wrappers in the trash, that's why she's trying to get in it Smiley  It's in Lionbrand's Jiffy, can't beat a dog sweater for less than $1.50.

« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005 10:18:21 AM »

Great stuff!!! I adore the black bag! Did you really design that yourself? I'm very impressed. Could you maybe, possibly post some directions? I would love to make something like that.

Oh and a very cute dog!

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005 10:23:28 AM »

Wow! You just started knitting in July?! You're doing great!!! I love the dog sweater. Especially the trim at the top. Your dog looks so cute in it!

« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005 10:52:29 AM »

Wow! You just started knitting in July?! You're doing great!!! I love the dog sweater. Especially the trim at the top. Your dog looks so cute in it!

Lol, the "trim" is actually her collar.  We buy about 5 inches of fabric, sew them into tubes, and slip her collar through them.  She has one for every holiday Smiley

I tried to write a pattern while going along with the purse, but the purse is not perfect so neither is the pattern Smiley  It's done entirely in garter stitch.  For the sides, I made two rectangles, casting on 60 stitches and stitching 56 rows each.  The sides I c/o 22 stitches, gs rows 1-46, then decreased 1 stitch each edge row 47, 49, 51, 53, 55 so 12 stitches remain.  Then I knit even for how long I wanted the strap to be, then I reset my row counter to start at row 1 and  increased 1 stitch each edge to mirror the decreases on the other side (row 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) until I reached 22 stitches then knit even through row 56.  The bottom, I really can't remember, but I believe I cast on 60 stitches and stitched however many rows so the short side of the bottom rectangle was the same width as the width of the side of the purse on the strap.  Then I stitched the two sides to the bottom rectangle and stitched the sides of the sides to the strap.  I had to make little squares which I sewed to the straps and the top of the sides of the purse so I would have something to sew the zipper to.  I knit up a square with a button hole at the top and stitched three sides of it to the purse to make a pocket.  After felting, the zipper flappies made the purse too wide for the zipper, so I cut out a triangle and sewed the sides of the triangle together to make the purse less wide.  Then I sewed on a button for the pocket, lined the inside, and sewed on the zipper Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005 11:39:52 AM »

Oh my, your my hero! Only started in July?!?! I didn't get that when I read this the first time. I've been knitting for a little bit longer, but I haven't nearly knit as much as you. The fact that I have a small kitten running around has a lot to do with that. Smiley

Thank you so much for posting those directions. I definitely want to make this, but since I allready have a lot on my thing-I-want-to-knit-list it will have to wait for a bit. I will put it somewhere on the top of my list, though.

Tanks again!

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2005 11:53:47 AM »

Cute penguin! And super cute puppy!  Isn't it nearly impossible to find a nice fitting doxie sweater?  Yours looks great.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2005 12:42:05 PM »

I'm especially impressed with the penguin! I've been knitting for a few years and still had some difficulty with that pattern. (Mine is named Squishy and he's imperfect but well-loved). The dog sweater is adorable too, as is the doggie wearing it Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005 02:12:48 PM »

I can't believe you've only been knitting since July! Cute stuff. I'm so impressed by that bag. I want one.


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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2005 02:42:16 PM »

Wow, you're good!  I've known how to knit for four years and I still suck.  You are awesome, and the dog sweater is adorable.

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2005 10:13:58 PM »

Brilliant! I love it!

My sister in law has two dachshunds, and they get pretty cold  Cry... I was thinking of knitting up two sweaters for them for XMAS gifts... how did you make yours? Can you post a tutorial or pattern? I would majorly appreciate.

And you rock! I have been knitting a lot longer, and let me tell you, you definitely have natural talent. Your stitches are nice and even, and you are making up patts... you go girl!!!!  Shocked


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