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Double Sided Knitted Pumpkin Scarf Give Away

If anyone wants it, just leave your address (comments are screened) here at my journal and I'll send it to you free of charge.

7"x 60"
100% Acrylic Yarn

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How To Add A Third Color To Double Sided Knitting (With Pictures)

pensnest asked me how I added a third color to my double sided knitting, so here's a quick pictorial.

Double Sided Knitting )
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Double Sided Pumpkin Scarf (WIP)

Here's my latest project. I choose black not only because it is my favorite color, but it's also a Halloween color.

I love this time of year )
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Hi comm! *echo echo* In an effort to encourage posting here, I thought I'd share some photos of a shawl/ette I made recently. I just learned how to hand-spin with a drop spindle. I did not spin all the yarn for this shawl. Rather, I mixed yarn from a local farm that I'd been hoarding like a dragon for that special project with some of my first handspun. It's a really simple garter stitch pattern, but I think that highlights the qualities of the yarn rather than distracting from them.

Without further ado...

Reverse side part homespun shawlette
Close-up of my shawlette that shows stripes of natural colored yarn in a triangular pattern. The bumpier yarns are the homespun, the smoother yarns are the ones that were machine-spun.
1 Photo of the entire shawl under the cut )

The local yarn is alpaca and the homespun is wool, so it is super warm. I wore it yesterday at my very cold partner's family's home, and was quite grateful for it. <3 spinning.
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I've been saving these up until I had enough for a mini spam. :) I've been knitting like a demon this (Southern Hemisphere) winter and I have a few things to show for it. Millions more photos at the relevant project pages ...

Leftover Legwarmers )

Bow-knot scarf )

Wine-coloured cardigan )

Last of all: my current WIP!
rainbow-yoke raglan tunic )
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Here are 3 more shawls I've done this year. One didn't count for the 12 Shawls in 2012 challenge (because the version I made didn't use enough yardage).

First up: The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief (this one didn't use enough yardage for the challenge). If you are on Ravelry and hunting for a quick easy knit, I'd suggest this pattern. It's fun, has enough of a pattern to not be boring and looks good in any color.
Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief )

Juneberry Triangle was my first Jared Flood pattern and won't be my last. I loved knitting this although I did think I'd never get to the end of the knitted edging!
Juneberry Triangle )

TRadiance was knit for a friend who retired this year. She's a beginning knitter and I knew she'd appreciate getting a hand-knit gift.

Radiance Shawl )

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on Ravelry and am kind of going wild with shawl knitting.

I'm working on my 10th shawl now.

These are some of my favorites I've done so far
See the shawls )

Mod post

Jun. 17th, 2012 11:11 am
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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to say how excited I am that we've been getting a few more posts lately!

Since there was a request to add some tags, I went through the previous posts (all not-quite-fifty of them) and tagged them up a bit too - there are a LOT of wonderful pictures, and people should be able to find them. I hope nobody minds the new tags I've added, and I would also like some suggestions, mostly on what to call stuff.

1. I named one tag "mitts/wristwarmers", but I've included gloves and mittens and such as well, plus it's not a pretty name anyway. Pithy alternatives?

2. There are some projects that aren't scarves/shawls/sweaters/socks. Like a coffee-pot cosy, cat bed, mini sock keyrings, fish, stuffed animals... Do they all go under an "other" tag?

3. There are a few fan themed posts - Dalek hat, Vulcan hat, and a mini sock with the Death Eater skull. Would there be interest in a "fannish" tag, or is that just me being too intent on making everything findable?

4. Would it be helpful to add categories to the tags? Something like "type: scarves" and "technique: lace"? That way the tag list wouldn't just be alphabetical and chaotic anymore...

Apologies for the pictureless post - I'll be posting my pink yarn noodles lace stole soon!
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I finished and blocked this at my parents' place a week ago, but today was a good day for my dad to bring it round to my place because I've just sucked it up and admitted that the jumper I was 3/4 of the way through was going to be way, way too big, and cast on to reknit it. Sigh.

So it was very nice to get a reminder of this FO. It's a square blanket based on the deservedly popular Adamas Shawl.
many gratuitous pictures below )

Hey mods - tags for blankets and lace would probably be useful. :)
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The design is Gail's Red Aran from the Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters book.

The yarn is completely handspun by us, mostly Emma, but a little bit of mine in there, too. The colour is the natural colour of the fleece, no dyes. Just a little wool wash to get the worst of the mud, sheep poo and lanolin out.


a couple more pics behind cut )


Also, I finished my Double Vision blanket, which I originally posted pics of in this post two years ago.


Me again!

May. 21st, 2012 02:21 pm
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So, my first entry to this comm a month or so ago was a ribbed scarf, here - and I have been meaning to share this with you all, but I kept forgetting. It's done! It's actually been done for some time, and rolled up in one of my knitting boxes. I located it today while I was searching for my lost pair of size 7 needles, and remembered that I hadn't uploaded the finished product here or to Ravelry. So here it is!

ribbed scarf yay! )

I'm really pleased with how this came out. It was a simple, improvised design - I cast on 28 stitches, then worked it k2 p2 on every row until I decided I was done, then fringed. One end is stretched out oddly, which is something I think I did when I put the fringe on, but I haven't blocked it yet so I'm hoping it'll fix itself when I do. If it doesn't, I may give it a stitch or two with some white thread to pull it back into shape.

Now it's time for me to gripe!!!

I'm sure you've all seen the Spectra frilly scarves - they look like this:

Spectra scarf )

I like these scarves; they're cute and trendy and VERY quick to make - I can do two in an afternoon of TV-watching. Well, when I was at JoAnn yesterday, I found that Red Heart is now making its own version of this same yarn. In case you've never made one of these, the Spectra scarf is made of a specialty mesh thing that you really weave more than knitting, and whenever I'm making one I kind of feel like I'm repairing a fishing net. *g* But here's my complaint:

complaint )

As you can see, the Spectra mesh is much larger, and the Red Heart mesh also doesn't like to stay open after you've opened it. It just sort of squishes back up. Because of this, it takes FOREVER to work. I sat down yesterday expecting to knock out two of these; I am only HALF finished with ONE of them. (I also found as I hunted down the Spectra in my stash, another brand of this called "Flounce" that has even smaller mesh. I didn't realize when I was grabbing EVERY COLOR THEY HAD at the yarn shop that I wasn't getting all Spectra. That'll teach me to pay attention!)

My other complaint about the Red Heart is that it's not as pretty all knitted up. You saw the Spectra and how cute and frilly it is; here's the Red Heart:

blah. )

In short, I am very unhappy with the Red Heart and I strongly recommend to anyone who's planning to make one of these that you go with the Spectra and avoid the imitations. *grumble*

Cross-posting to [community profile] knitting
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So here's a picture of one of the projects I currently have on needles! :) The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in a color called "Baby Brights Ombre." It's very springlike and light in color, as you can see. This will eventually - hopefully - be an oversized sweater for my mom. I can't guarantee that it'll turn out, because it's the first time I've made anything with sleeves, and I'm not actually following a pattern because really, why would I do that? :) The bottom is ribbed, as you can see, in k2 p2, and the rest is stockinette stitch.

picture )

As long as I'm here, though, I have a question for you all. I've apparently dropped a stitch or something in one spot, and then I guess picked it back up again in the next row, because I have a very neat little hole that looks like this:

hole )

Any suggestions on how to fix that? (Other than cover it with an applique, which is what I did on my frog bag LOL.)

Also, you guys need to post some pics! I want to see what you all are doing!!!!


Apr. 15th, 2012 01:17 am
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Hello! I'm new, and here is a photo of the scarf I am currently working on. This is the first item I have made with ribbing that has turned out successful!

Read more... )

I'm using Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn in Mod Ombre, and knitting on size 7 needles.
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Hello! I'm new to the community and thought perhaps it could use some fresh juice, especially as there seems to be a mass migration from Livejournal. (Also, feel free to friend me on Ravelry, where I use the same username.)

Here are some things I've been working on lately:

Still on the needles is a lovely Helix scarf that I'm making in lace weight baby merino yarn on #3 is slow going, but it's great TV knitting and is so lightweight and warm and lovely. Eventually I will finish.

Meditation Scarf 1

More behind the heavy )

Cross-posted to [community profile] knitting 


May. 27th, 2010 10:30 am
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sticks and string
don't mean a thing
without the knots to bind them
but when they slip
from the damn stick
you know you'll never find them
knit pics )
xposted in my journal


May. 11th, 2010 10:07 pm
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A bit over a week ago, I got this haul for $20 from a charity store in Sydney. That's 4.7 kg of 8ply acrylic. Exactly what I use to make toys with.

Now, given that 100g of cheap acrylic ranges from $3-$4, that's between $150 and $190 worth of yarn right there.

That's not a bargain, that's theft.

*feels simultaneously thrilled and mildly guilty*
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Just wanted to post a brag picture of my in-progress Double Vision.


As you can probably see, all I’ve retained is the colour blends. The technique is completely different. Each square is knitted from the outside in, and joined by picking up and knitting stitches of previously completed squares during the cast on. I admit that I’m using this technique because I HATE making up, and the idea of sewing up at the end of knitting made me shudder. This way, all I have to do is weave in the ends.

The yarn is Moda Vera Wisp, a synthetic polar fleece style yarn with a sparkle. I chose this yarn because I liked it, and because I simply couldn’t find the purple used in the top left corner in any other Australian yarn and still have a full spectrum. It seemed to be one or the other!

Each square is sixteen stitches per side, knitted on five 5mm DPNs or a circular needle (magic loop). This way, all of my squares are indeed squares, without the need for worrying about gauge or measuring. I’ll finish the outside edge with a crochet border in black when I’m done, just to neaten it and disguise any unevenness.
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I finished my Tiramisu Baby Blanket.

blanket1 blanket2 blanket3

Just needs the yarn ends tucked in, and a length of chocolate brown ribbon for the lacing. \O/

It's made of Panda Magnum Soft 8ply, which is a nice yarn to work with, even if it splits a little, but then, what plied yarn doesn't? I used a 5mm hook, and my cast-on was 125 chain stitches. It still worked out smaller than the pattern, though, by probably about 4" all round.
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The last project I finished was that cat bed that took me two months to make. And it was all red and brown and orange, so by the time I got done with it, I was all "OMG I NEED COLORS! And something I can finish inside of a month!" I took a shine to the Taos Felted Slipper Socks while I was looking around on Ravelry. And I had a skein or two of Taos in that brown/turquoise colorway I always like until I get it home lying around, so bonus! Then I went out to my LYS to find another color to twine with it, and I end up picking the two shades of Jaspe Wool that meant I would be knitting with all the colors in the world.
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