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December 12, 2007

Peacock Feathers Shawl

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Wooo! Finished lace shawl!

This is by far the most complicated thing I've made. Not the largest, the insane Dr. Who scarf would be the largest, but that thing is just garter stitch so not complicated at all. I'm really happy with how it turned out. And it's nice to know that I can do lace. It requires a lot more out of me than most other knitting, but with a little extra concentration I can do it.

This was my mom's Christmas present. I told her she is not to expect anything like this every year! It took me more than three months of continuous effort and that's something that's hard for me. I do better if I can switch around a lot, so deadline knitting and I don't really get along very well.

The yarn is lovely. It's smooth and has a kind of shine to it (I think that's the silk?). I'm not sure how much of it I used since I forgot to weigh the finished shawl (which would at least give me an approximation) but the pattern says it's 1260 yards so I'm sure it was something around that. I still have a ton left on the cone.

The pattern is wonderful. I showed a picture of the finished shawl to someone at work and the first thing they said was "it looks like peacock feathers". Which it does!

And here's a bunch more pictures:






The Stats...
Needles: 4's (3.5mm)
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool/Silk - colorway: Iris
Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl
Sizing: 79" x 42"
SPI: not sure, I forgot to measure
Started: 8-30-2007
Finished:12-12-2007

Sunset Striping v 3.0

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Third attempt at the sunset socks. Continuing to get closer. This time the yellow part is nice and short, the orange and red are good. I think I'd like a bit more purple and blue and a little less white. The idea is that the white is clouds, but I think there's a few too many of them.

The yarn is the KP Bare superwash which I've used before and is incredibly soft and yummy.

I tried decreasing by 4 stitches once I got to the leg. Which seems to have worked well. The leg part seems to fit better if it's slightly smaller than the foot part. I have ridiculously wide feet so this does make sense, and I've also lost a pretty big chunk of weight over the past year so I'm sure that's affecting how the leg part fits as well.

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The Stats...
Needles: 0's
Yarn: KP Bare superwash dyed by me
Pattern: my standard generic, 4.75" to gusset start (this is a tad too short, I was experimenting), 1x1 twisted rib at the top
Sizing: 14/needle up to 32/needle, decreased to 30/needle for the leg
SPI: 8
Started: 11-22-07
Finished: 12-12-07

December 22, 2007

Black and Blue Puzzles

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The yarn for these is from the same bag as these socks just one of the other colors. They're my standard generic pattern. I'd like to run them through the washing machine once since that usually makes the slightly more string-like superwash bloom and soften up. I usually hand-wash all my socks so I don't have to keep track of which can go in the machine, but I think these should go through a machine at least once.

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The Stats...
Needles: 0's (2mm)
Yarn: Elann Sock it to Me Puzzle - color #720
Pattern: standard generic toe-up, 10 rows of 1x1 twisted rib, double crochet bind off
Sizing: 14/needle up to 30/needle, 5" to gussett start, decreased to 28/needle for leg
SPI: 8
Started: 12-13-07
Finished: 12-22-07

December 17, 2007

Basket Weave Dishcloth

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The picture isn't the best, the stitches just don't show up that well. When I took it I had to shoot inside and use my flash and that washed out the texture a bit.

I was home for Christmas and didn't know what to get my grandpa. My mom said she'd been helping him clean or organize his kitchen or something and they found a hand-knit washcloth in one of the drawers and he said how much he liked those. So I made him a couple! It's so much fun to be able to give someone something that they like and will appreciate. I love it when that happens. And ya know, he's my grandpa! It's wonderful to be able to make him happy.

The Stats...
Needles: 8's
Yarn: Lily - Buttercream ombre
Pattern: Woven Dishcloth, the pattern calls for 8 and a half repeats, but I did 9 and a half to make it more square
Sizing: 10.5" x 10"
SPI: 4
Started: 12-16-2007
Finished: 12-17-2007

December 18, 2007

Four Corners Dishcloth

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This was given to my grandpa along with the Basketweave Washcloth.

The end result is a fine washcloth, but I don't think I'll make this pattern again. The little hole things along the diagonals are a bit large for my taste; I did knit through back loops all over the place to tighten it up as much as possible.

The Stats...
Needles: 8's
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream, 00202 - midnight magic ombre
Pattern: 4 Corners Dishcloth
Sizing: 9.75" square
SPI: 4
Started: 12-17-2007
Finished: 12-18-2007

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