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[personal profile] labellementeuse
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 )

Me again!

May. 21st, 2012 02:21 pm
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[personal profile] xdawnfirex
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

Hello!

Apr. 15th, 2012 01:17 am
xdawnfirex: (Sasha - Forever)
[personal profile] xdawnfirex
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.
lizcommotion: text: "If only yarn grew on trees" with a photo of trees that have been yarn bombed (covered with knitted yarn) (yarn trees)
[personal profile] lizcommotion
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 needles...it 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 cut...photo heavy )

Cross-posted to [community profile] knitting 
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] 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] kikiduck
A couple pictures of the striped sock yarn scarf I started last night. I'm using the 1x1 ribbing from the Noro striped scarf, but with sock yarn on size 4 needles. Up on Ravelry here.

Pics. )
iamshadow: Still from Iron Man of Tony Stark blacksmithing. (Knit)
[personal profile] iamshadow
Blackberry Stitch Scarf with Garter Stitch Border )
I used four complete balls of Cleckheaton Vintage Hues yarn (#1268) for this project. (The Vintage Hues line is now, sadly, discontinued.) As you can see from the picture, it's as long as I am tall, and being pure wool, it's incredibly snug.

There's no pattern; I sort of made it up as I went along. I like the look of blackberry stitch, and I liked the combination of the pattern with the multicoloured yarn.

It's not a trick of the light; one half is brighter than the other. I didn't buy enough wool the first time, and so half the wool is from one dye lot and half from another. The camera flash makes it really obvious, but to the naked eye, you don't notice it unless it's pointed out.

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