charmingbilly's picture

it's darn hot!

i don't know if'n it is the heat and humidity but i'm on a hat rampage.  just a basic hat pattern i think from Sally Melville.....unfortunately, my co-workers steal 'em when they are finished.  *sigh*  i like this pattern because it is soooooo basic but forgiving so i can try some really stupid things but i now know a lot more things NOT to do, eh?  anyways,  y'all be good and stuff.  i'm tempted to offer some thoughts on knitting as a lay service at church.......something 'bout how it's good for the soul since in one small part of the universe one gets to impose a little order.  also, knitting in the round has to be a great metaphor for life don' it?  just round and round sometimes not remembering exactly where you are or why? 

kiwiknitter's picture

Quick & Easy Cable Vest

This is a Paton's pattern for a V-neck sleeveless vest.  It knits so quickly; it took me less than 4 week's worth of dedicated knitting to make it.  The cable pattern looked to me to be difficult around the neckline but it was actually very simple to do.  There are a couple of points that I would change in the actual pattern if and when I make this again.  For example, the pattern calls for the rib to be done in the same size as the rest of the garment so there is less elasticity.  Also, these patterns are "designed to be a generous fit" which doesn't make for a good look on me.  Baggy clothes look great on trim and slender people but on me and my build they just look sloppy.  I would definitely take some of the extra out of the pattern.

My first creation.

As promised guys. A pic of my first sweater. Its not all that I know, but Im chuffed with it. Learned a lot by making it and know how to do things differently next time. Haven't blocked it yet but will get around to it.

Steve liked it. I think he was just being kind though. Smile

Am working on another similar although this one is ribbed and in a different colour. Will post as soon as its finished.

A big thanks to all you guys who made me feel so welcome.

My first creation

As promised guys. A pic of my first sweater. Its not all that I know, but Im chuffed with it. Learned a lot by making it and know how to do things differently next time. Haven't blocked it yet but will get around to it.

Steve liked it. I think he was just being kind though. Smile

Wonartist66's picture

New Guy Who Knit!!!

Wonartist66's picture

MY Knit Scarf

Serge664's picture

2 Faced Monster Hat

I made this to try out Patons VooDoo. Gave it a happy side with black eyes and an angry side with red eyes. The angry side photo is attached.

Serge664's picture

Fibonacci Stripe Hat

This was a top-down basic striped hat. I altered the pattern to use the Fibonacci Number pattern (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13) and then added some ribbing at the bottom.

Aaronknits's picture

Collar Crazy

These are a selection of some of the collars I've done and donated to Italian Greyhound Rescue to sell. They made their debut at the Italian Greyhound Rescue table, part of the All About Pets Fair at the Empire State Plaza this weekend.  I had to work fast at that table to keep up with replacing collars that sold! I know there are so many people that hate the fun-fur and eyelash yarns for human wear, but it makes for some mighty attractive pooch accessories.  Since so much of what I used for these was either given to me or was on sale for ridiculously low prices, it kept the costs down.  I have to do up more for our monthly adoption awareness table at one of the local pet supply stores. 

Kenny's picture

Entrelac Bag

I had supposedly finished the Market Squares Entrelac Bag way back in June 2005 .... except for the handles. I was too lazy to sit and make I-cords. Besides, I didn't have any short dpns laying around and it was too much of a hassle to make I-Cords with long circulars.

Now almost a year later, I finished the handles and here you go. 

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