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I'm A Pinhead - Help

Obviously my head is much smaller than I thought. I knit up a half-dome this week, and it just a smidge to big. I'd love to shrink it down just a bit but I don't want to felt it or have it end being baby size. Does anyone have any suggestions for just a wee bit of shrinkage. And don't say take a cold shower!

Thanks

emeraldboy's picture

Super Knit Sunday and other sundry things

A friend from www.livejournal.com posted a note about "Super Knit Sunday" tied to DIY/WUA and Warm Up America for this Sunday's game. Here's the links she left if anyone here's interested:

DIY/WUA

Warm Up America

As for the sundry business I've made the 'Medallion Mittens' from the Knitting With Balls book. I loves them. So does the whole cast it seems... Thinking about taking orders. Never thought to sell my projects! Used SuperMerino in dark grey on US 5 double points. Also my first time knitting in the round! Woo!

Also working a garter stitch blankie for my niece's dolls in Lion Brand suede. Never did like working the stuff but it's pretty.

Pictures when I find the camera!

Been A Long Time

Wow it has been a long time since I been here.... I almost forgot this place existed... anyway... I am back now... and still knitting up a storm... I am working on knit my second blanket... I did one before christmas as a gift for a family member... it took just over a month... I spent all my free time on it... which is the main reason why I have not been here in sometime...

Michael

RainCityRick's picture

Brokeback Yarn?

I've been a big fan of yarn.com (aka Webs). They have great deals and even discount regularly priced yarns if you buy a certain amount. Check them out at yarn.com (pretty easy URL - bet it's worth a fortune!)

I got an email this morning talking about The Vickie Howell Collection. Okay, I'll bite. I follow the link. One of the selections that they have is a yarn called "Love." It's 70% Bamboo and 30% Silk. Sounds interesting. The description also mentioned that the colors are all named after famous couples. How cute.

So, I start scanning the list. The first one is Lloyd and Diane (from the movie Say Anything.) There are a bunch I don't recognize and then I see a beautiful pink yarn. The name - none other than Shelby and Jackson (from the movie Steel Magnolias) Perfect. The next one down the list is kind of purple. Guess who? Ennis and Jack (from the movie Brokeback Mountain.) Nice touch!

They've got some other fun combinations too:

- Mulder and Sculley (X-files)
- Harold and Maude (Movie of the same name)
- June and Johnny (Walk the Line)

I may have to knit something that combines characters from two of my favorite movies - maybe a scarf that alternates Shelby and Jackson with Ennis and Jack!

Kerry's picture

WIP

I'm working on too many pieces to show a finished photo of anything, so here is a pic of a lace scarf on the go. The yarn is Zephyr merino/silk laceweight, and the design is 'Staggered Fern' from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting. I've added a garter stitch border to the design.

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Not knitting related - yet

From left to right, Camel Down, Grey Cashmere, White Cashmere

I've been slowly but surely spinning these up into fingering weight yarn on a supported spindle with the intent to make a hat out of them. I might save the grey cashmere for another project since it's spinning up alot softer than the other two.

Does anyone know of any good sites for fair isle charts?

Also:

Does anyone know what's up with Knitting-And?
It's not loading up right for me, gives me a download box when I go to the site.

emhinsch's picture

Afghan..errr...Lapghan complete!

I finally finished my mom’s afghan, although due to time contraints it ended up being a lapghan. It turned out very well for my first try at something that big and complicated. I’m working on my daughter-in-law’s Philosopher’s Cap in Lion Wool Autumn Sunset right now. I have several other projects I want to add to In My Stash, but I have to get them organized first.

http://www.hasgothslair.com
gregory's picture

New bag and Magic Loop Knitting

Well, I finally just broke down and bought the most expensive bag I could find. :-)

http://jordanapaige.com/messengerbag.html

I got that bag in the brown. Should be here in two weeks (ordered it from the LYS). I will let you all know how I like it when it arrives.

Also, I finished up my 3 session knitting class at my LYS. The last lesson we learned magic loop knitting:

http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html

I like the idea of not having to buy all different sizes of circular needles (especially after I bought that bag above!). However, I started my first real project using it (on 40" circulars) and am having trouble. I think I got one half of the knitting twisted and I don't know if there is a way to fix that outside of just ripping it all out. I also have a problem with how stiff the wire is between the needles, it really seems to bend and twist my work, and I don't need any help there. Any experienced magic-loop knitters here that might have a suggestion?

BTW, here is the hat I am doing, it's Ann Norling's Head Huggers:

http://store.valueweb.com/servlet/jeangood/Detail?no=288

OKknitguy's picture

Chris V, where are you?

Anyone seen or talked to Chris lately? I've sent him a few IM's, no reply. I haven't seen him online in about a week. Chris, if you read this, give me a holler! Someone in Dallas go check on him!

Robert in OKC

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Multidirectional Diamond

I hate to count! So, having finished this scarf where there's plenty of counting to do on the middle diamonds have given me a great sense of accomplishment. This is not a scarf to do when you can be easily distracted. The pattern is:
Diamond Modular Scarf
PATTERN P50
Designed by: Iris Schreier

from Artyarns.com

This one is knit using Plymouth yarns 'Boku' on size 11US needles.

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