May. 27th, 2010 10:30 am
zats_clear: (Knitting Purl)
[personal profile] zats_clear
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
iamshadow: Still from Iron Man of Tony Stark blacksmithing. (Knit)
[personal profile] iamshadow

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*
iamshadow: Picture of knitting needles with the caption Knitting Yet another socially acceptable way to stim (Autknit)
[personal profile] iamshadow
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.
iamshadow: Picture of knitting needles with the caption Knitting Yet another socially acceptable way to stim (Autknit)
[personal profile] iamshadow
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.
[personal profile] meretia
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.
Read more... )
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[personal profile] minxy
Pattern from: Sock Innovation
Pattern by: Cookie A (oh my goodness, I must fangirl her)
On Ravelry: Lindsay
Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah in terra cotta (tans and brick reds)

socks! )
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[personal profile] feywood
Last week, I was trying to sort through my stash and found some nice white fingering yarn. I browsed Ravelry for a while and so, a shawl was born. I've never finished a lace pattern like this before, so I'm quite pleased with myself.

Pictures below cut )

[Crossposted to [community profile] knitting]


Feb. 24th, 2010 01:58 pm
aunty_marion: Damson Mk.1 in green Zauberball (Damson shawl)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
I've finished my Ravelympics Ishbel shawl! It's now pinned out on the bed, and will shortly be either flipped over and repinned, or (more likely...) covered with another towel so I can steam press it to block it. (It's acrylic - so sue me - so it can't be wet-blocked as normal.)

Pic below cut )
sporky_rat: Grommit knitting from 'Wallace and Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' (knitting)
[personal profile] sporky_rat
something simple for the boything )

He works in a cold room, so a nice thick scarf will keep him warm.
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[personal profile] ames
I have been horribly amiss at posting here! I comment and coo, but I haven't posted hardly anything. So, welcome to the wrap-up catch-up knitty pics post!

it's all behind the cut tag )

All caught up! I'm not a speedy knitter, haha. There's a sock on the needle now, but no pictures until it's done.
aunty_marion: Damson Mk.1 in green Zauberball (Damson shawl)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
This one is called "198 Yards of Heaven". I, erm, was dared to make it. I dared [personal profile] kniteracy to make one over the weekend; then I realised I'd just been given some wool of about the right weight for one, and printed off the pattern and tucked them away together, and then she dared me back. I finished mine at 2.30pm yesterday, having cast on late Friday afternoon; she had a few more things to concentrate on over the weekend, but will almost certainly have finished it by tomorrow.

Here be pictures! )
aunty_marion: (IDIC)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
I have a Vulcan hat. Maybe I should call it Spock? The yarn was bought a few years ago, from a stand at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace. It's from Marks & Kattens, and I couldn't resist buying a yarn called 'Sarek'! But I only bought two balls, and they're only 50m per ball (it's quite bulky). And a few days ago I went looking for something easy to do, and thought about hats; and on Ravelry I found 'The Amanda Hat', and knew with that name, I HAD to knit it!

A Hat Called Spock )
[personal profile] meretia
I went through a thing in college of making Kitty Pi's (pis? Pies?) for people as catwarming gifts. I graduated over four years ago. The bed my cat has now is the crappy first Kitty Pi I made for my old cat, and it's looking a little sorry. I also had a bunch of Berroco Jasper to use up and thought that it would look cool in the dotty pattern. I just finished the goddamned thing earlier today. My earliest pictures of it are dated October 18.
Pictures )


Dec. 3rd, 2009 04:45 pm
alias: (lace addict)
[personal profile] alias
I recently made myself a pair of Veyla mitts with Yarn Lust Tencel Sock yarn, and I love the way the colour and the pattern came together.

Silver Leaves )

Damson Mk.2

Dec. 3rd, 2009 01:45 pm
aunty_marion: Damson Mk.1 in green Zauberball (Damson shawl)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
Having finished it yesterday, I'm now blocking it or attempting to, at least - since it's acrylic, it may not work, though I hope I don't have to try and steam-iron it!

Here be pictures... )
aunty_marion: Damson Mk.1 in green Zauberball (Damson shawl)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
Ysolda Teague's 'Damson' shawl, that is. Finished it yesterday, went out today and bought a set of foam 'jigsaw' mats to block it on.

And here it is! )
aunty_marion: (Tardis)
[personal profile] aunty_marion
Knitted for a friend in Chicago. It took me just over a month overall, in between other projects, and I had to unpick it and re-knit it a few times! I had to put lifelines in twice in case things went wrong, but I finished it tonight.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] yvi
I started knitting... four weeks ago or so. Knitting two dishcloths and then I saw a gorgeous lace scarf patterns and thought "hey, why not do that"? I frogged my first 4 attempts, but the end result was this:

Pictures of my first real knitting project under the cut )
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[personal profile] katieintheworld
I've just moved, and my new office is amazingly (read: overly) air-conditioned. I think this is largely due to the fact that they had to dismantle my heater in my office, so I can't adjust the temperature with my own radiator, but I've found a solution in the meantime!

Wrist warmers!

I made these from bamboo in my stash, and I'm both unreasonably pleased to use stash yarn and thrilled with how the wristlets look.

This is Denise Lotter's At Last pattern... )