The boy wants a hat...

Whatever he wants, he gets...and the boy(friend) wants a hat!  Now, I am knew to kintting and quite timid at that.  I have only done/tought myself the simple kint stich.  Any suggestions for a cool/sexy hat that is easy to comprehend/learn how to do?  Any help would be greatly appreciated...there is a 40% off sale at my LYS tonight!

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Podcasts?

I recently got an iPod, and subsequently discovered podcasts.  I've currently got KnitCast, Cast-on and It's a Purl, Man on my subscription list.  For those of you who listen to podcasts, and specifically knitting podcasts, which ones do you listen to?  Are there any specifically male ones (It's a Purl, Man is, I know).  And what is the feeling on getting together a community podcast?  Is there any interest in it (like different authors on the podcast, in a collaborative effort)?

This is where my mind goes.

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Felted Entrelac Tote

Here's another one of my finished objects. I have a few more to upload to the gallery. But I am pacing them so I don't hog the homepage. Smile

This is Felted Entrelac Tote, done in Wool of the Andes. Both pattern and yarn came from KnitPicks. Their website described this as a nice introduction to entrelac. So I went for it. But either because I was too new to knitting, or some instructions were missing, I had difficulties figuring out how to continue in a couple of spots. BUT, since it was a felted project, I just fudged it. I think it turned out OK. It's now my favorite bag to carry knitting stuff around the house. Felting the bag was FUN (my first time)! I think I checked the washer at least 10 times throughout the process. Wool of the Andes worked really well.

The thong

I hused Cascade Fixation yarn and a size 5 needle. There was my maistake. I will yse a smaller needle size this time. It may take me awhile to knit it. I back on the road again tomorrow. Yeah! I can finally go back to work

Frogged the thong

I had to for the thong. The problem was the gauge. I cheked it half way through. I fit like I was King Kong. I wish I was that big. LOL. But I am not. I am starting over I will also try it on every so often to check the fit. Anway it will get done and fit.

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Toe Jazz

This is the third pair of socks that I knitted. Toe Jazz, tabi style socks. I think they are great to wear when visiting the temple. At our temple you have to take off your shoes when you enter various buildings. Wearing sandals makes perfect sense. You just slip them on and off. No shoe laces. But your feet sure get cold in winter. These will keep them warm.

Pattern: Toe Jazz by Fiber Trends
Yarn: KnitPicks' Simple Stripes

teddy bear pattern

does anyone have or know were i can get a simple teddy bear pattern?

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Two Easy lace shawls

I call this my "Un-Vention" shawl - the lace pattern is adapted from a filler stitch on a traditional lace stitch that goes by multiple names. It makes a lace that is virtually "little leaf lace" - but GROWS at a constant rate.

I tend to think of this a a single pattern with two ways of constructing it - but various friends insist that it is really two patterns. so here they are:

Un-Vention Shawl - tip up

Cast on 1.
1) K,yO,K into single stitch
2 and all even rows -purl
3) K, [k,yO,K into single stitch], k
5) k2, [k,yo,k into single stitch], k2
7) k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
9) k3, yo, k until 3 stitches remain, yo, k3

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OT:indulgent great-uncle

attached is a phot of my great niece Rowan indulging her taste for cash at the Sterling Renaissance Festival - unfortunately we missed the shot where she was shoving a $5 into her mouth.

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my first hat!!

ok, so i cheated slightly by starting off small. i made my first hat, a baby striped stocking cap. i gotta say, i need a little more practice using DPNs....you can definitely tell where the seam is. i am hoping that will kinda be hidden after blocking...

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