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May 10, 2006

It's a Hat!

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OK, it's actually a really bad picture of a hat, but you get the idea.

I used this pattern along with some leftover yarn from the Harry Potter scarf I made for Keva a couple years ago. I followed the pattern with the one exception that I used #6 needles instead of the #9's that the pattern called for. They were the biggest needles I had on hand that didn't have something else on them. Oh, it also said to hold two strands together throughout, I didn't do that. I just did one strand.

The end result is really a quite fun hat! I think I might make another one at some point, but on bigger needles 'cuz on #6's it's a little big tight on my head. Of course I have a massive head so that might have something to do with it too.

I lost the lables for the yarn a long time ago, but I'm pretty sure it was Red Heart Super Saver. I'm not a fan! It's very scratchy and rough and I just don't like it. So next time, bigger needles, softer yarn. Because I really do like the hat, it's a fun design! And very quick, I knit this bugger up in just a couple days (an hour or two each day I think) Plus, I now know how to do short rows! Yay!

May 16, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

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This little guy was my Mother's Day present to my mom. The pattern is here. The picture that goes with the pattern is rather more short and fat than mine, and the head looks different... I'll have to work on that next time...

I followed the pattern except for the recommended yarn. I used the old reliable Caron Simply Soft. I like using that stuff when I don't know what I'm doing!

May 21, 2006

Warshrag Fever!

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It's the slip-stitch warshrag from the MDK book!

I used a light blue and an off white 100% cotton worsted-weight from Sugar n'Cream. The pattern doesn't belong to me so I'm not reprinting it here. It was really fun and easy to knit up. The only problem I have is with the right edge, it just doesn't look smooth and "finished" to me. But I'm not really sure what to do about that.

I've heard other people have problems knitting with cotton, but I was ok with that. My only issue was that it has a kind of strange texture to it. It almost feels like cloth that has had soap dry in it, kind of waxy I guess. But the finished product doesn't have that feel at all. I've since started the bathmat project from the book with Peaches and Cream and it doesn't have that weird feel to it. No idea what that's all about.

(cross-posted to the MDK Knit-a-long)

Close up!

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May 25, 2006

For Amy

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This is the baby bib from the MDK book. I followed the directions exactly (I think!) using just about an entire ball of Peaches and Cream yarn (color, Sea Mist) and #7 needles.

And I just got an e-mail from work and the intended victim recipient of the bib arrived around 5 this morning! Apparently she was in labor during the 5 last night (my show in case you're wondering) I had no idea!

(cross-posted to the MDK Knit-A-Long)

In Use

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I just had to take a picture of this... I used my hand-knit! And oh my word does cotton take a long time to dry!

It's a Mitre!

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It's my first mitre! One of the other gals at the MDK KAL said they used Caron Simply Soft for a blanket and I realized that I have a ton of it laying around the house and there's nothing wrong with using acrylic yarn! And there ya go, 1 down 79 to go! Oh, I'm using #6 needles for this project.

I think I'm going to do black and another color for each mitre. Black & blue, black & purple, black & green, black & yellow... you get the idea.

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