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October 12th, 2006

Bill's picture

Baby sweater

just finished a sweater for my 18 month old grandson.
...it's knitted with two strands of a navy twist wool and cotton blend...machine washable... the yarn was a bit over $100. !!!!
I adapted a Debbie Bliss pattern so I could do it on circular needles... using steeks for the neckline and sleeves...
the hood is added by picking up the stitches all around...
it's a really beautiful shade of navy... a bright navy twisted with a deep navy...

MMario's picture

Shetland Tea Shawl

From 'Gathering of Lace' with a few changes (of course!)

I started the edge a couple days ago and should get a picture tonight. (Posting this should motivate me)

Eikon's picture

Snowing in Minnesotta

Oh but I thought they were joking about snow before Halloween. Must knit mittens!

~Jason

kylewilliam's picture

Baby Sweater Attempted!

Well, I decided that the "big" sweater I'm working on isn't moving fast enough - so I put it down for a few days and attempted a baby sweater pattern I got in palm springs - remember, I'm the one who doesn't know how to read patterns, right? well, I did it! I'm very proud of the fact that the sleeves are the same size, and although I still "interpreted" lots of the pattern, it actually looks pretty much like it should! I haven't put buttons on it yet, and on the button side of the jacket there's a hole where I didn't pick up a stitch in the right place or something when I made the collar... but all in all, not bad if I say so myself! I had to rip out a sleeve twice because the first time I picked up stitches wrong, but went online and watched a video on how to do it - which helped - and although I don't know how to really join pieces together, it all seems to have worked itself out. Anyway, I was very excited and wanted to share the excitement with my boys! I'm trying to get the photo on here but it's not working - I'll keep trying but if it doesn't work, check out my myspace page and I'll put it there :)

Kyle

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

For all of you that have been asking, and you know who you are, yes, I am still a living, breathing human being.

I've been busy trying to buy the condo that I have been living in but the owners don't want to sell. Well, I wanna buy so I've been looking for suitible property all over the city. I figure that if I don't eat, sit in the dark and hitch-hike to work I can swing this.

But that means more of that damn packing and unpacking that I've been doing since July! Crap.

My best to you all and hope things are going well in your necks of the woods.

October 11th

ronhuber's picture

Fair Isle

Finished a fair isle vest. The pattern is a combination of Debbie Bliss and my own design. I find fair isle such a satisfying endeavour

October 10th

OKknitguy's picture

Tats and purses

OK, gonna try for the tattoo again tomorrow night. Hopefully, I'll like the design and the guy won't be on jury duty again. Secondly, I figure I've really got to get my ass in gear to get 3-4 more purses and 2-3 more pairs of clogs done before Christmas. Started a new purse last night. Doing it all in Plymouth Outback, kinda a green/beige mix, I think its called an Elizabeth Bag, I like it cuz you put the handle on holders and its all knitted up, you dont' have to do Icord or poke it thru afterwards etc.. Anyway, it seems to be going pretty fast. Got the bottom knitted, picked up all my sides, and got 3-4 rows in the round done last night. Have 55 rows or so to do in the round. I will take a picture will all my creations and post it in the near future. Later dudes.

Robert

grandcarriage's picture

Favorite socks

Does anyone have a favorite sock pattern with the following considerations: heavier than sock weight yarn and lightly shaped...not full square heel treatment. I'm looking for a totally brainless and stretchy sock that I can knit on where-ever and whenever I have a free moment. (or when walking).

Thanks,
Bob

charmingbilly's picture

shoulda known better.

ok. working up a simple cabled scarf....42 stitches across with an 8 row simple pattern repeat....shouldn't need to use lifelines.....WRONG! i had to throw the WIP down and take off for a code and when i get back (the patient didn't make it) somehow i drop a stitch and unconsciously yarn over or something to replace the stitch. i complete 2 more 8 row sets when i notice a ladder falling thru the purls b/n the cable and a rib. *sigh* i learned the hard way that you can't fish for and pull a dropped stitch through cables very well. only had to rip out 20 rows. must always use a lifeline.

October 8th

grandcarriage's picture

machine washable socks?

OK, I have this ghastly yarn (actually, it's not so bad...just a little um, bright...turquoise, yellow, and leaf green varigated). I will never use this in a project, but wait...SOCKS! I don't know if it is machine washable, and frankly I don't care as I've already started knitting with it. I can of course, wrap a blob of yarn and try to felt it...then I'll know. But as I don't mind handwashing a pair of special occasion socks, it's kind of a moot point: I wouldn't use this for anything else. Question is, has anyone ever knit socks in non-machine washable? Does the heat and sweat felt them badly? Of course, in the olden days, they didn't have machine washable, and they wore socks...so does it make any difference at all? ramble ramble ramble.... This is what I do when I am on a diet and knit instead of eat....

Bob