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July 11, 2006

Twist and Shout!

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This is my first finished scarf for the Think Pink Challenge. The idea is to make knitted or crocheted scarves (pink of course) for October for Breast Cancer Awareness. I believe they are being given away at some point, but please don't quote me! Go to the website and join in the fun!

Anyway. I used the pattern here I think I used #10 needles, but I'm not entirely positive. (I really need to post these things closer to when I finish them!) I do know that I used some Caron Simply Soft, dark pink for most of the rows and then light pink for the last couple (outside) rows.

OK. this pattern ends up incredibly cute, and I like the end result a lot. However! after the first couple rows I wanted to hurt someone. The increase rows made my hands hurt and cramp up just because it was all so tight. And can you say 720 stitch bind-off row? I honestly had to force myself to do "just a little bit more" in order to finish the stinking thing.

But I do like the end result a lot. So I'm going to try a different spiral scarf pattern and see if I like it better. I think just doing a different kind of increase would make it not so miserable. We shall see!

And because it just has to be included:

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That would be my co-worker Jeff. I had the finished scarf at work and he decided to model it (and his pop bottle) for me!

January 29, 2007

Pink Waves

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This is Wavy from Knitty. I finished it waaaaaay back at the end of September, but I am a horrible F'ed O poster! This was one of the two scarves I sent to the Think Pink Challenge. The other was the Twisty scarf.

I didn't mess with the pattern at all, the only thing I did differently was that I used Lion Brand Microspun instead of the Cascade 220 that was called for. I used the fuchsia colorway to fit with the whole Thinking Pink of the challenge. I've used the yarn before and I really like it. It's beautifully soft and smooth. This scarf used 2 skeins of the stuff.

I liked knitting this pattern quite a bit. It's a knit/purl pattern that makes the waves and (to me anyway) it almost has the look of cables without actually being cables. It's also reversible which is a lovely quality in a scarf!

Stop!

Macro Time!

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Yes, I know. I am a complete and total dork.

February 3, 2007

My So Called Scarf

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It's my first My So-Called Scarf!

I started out knitting this on 11's like the pattern says, but it seemed kind of tight so I switched to 13's (I don't think I have any 12's for some reason) and those gave me a fabric I liked a lot better. Once I got the hang of how to manipulate the stitches I enjoyed knitting this. And each row is pretty much the same so there wasn't a lot to remember which is nice.

The yarn I used was from my aunt. She wanted me to make her socks and my standard response is "buy me yarn, I'll make you socks." She picked out some yarn and sent it my way, it was rather too thick though so I found sock yarn in similar colors for her socks and decided to use this yarn for something else. This yarn would be two skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy in colorway #325 El Paso.

I finished it January 12th after about a week of working on it and then mailed it off to the Red Scarf Project.

The colors are more accurate in the... Close up!

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May 25, 2007

Clapotis

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I finished my Clapotis! I used laceweight instead of the thicker yarn the pattern called for so I did a ton more repeats than the pattern called for. I'm not exactly sure how many more, but I ended up using 24 stitch markers (that'll make sense to anyone who's actually knit the pattern) It's a fun pattern and I'm sure I'll knit it again at some point. I love how easy it is to modify it for different sizes/yarns!

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I wasn't paying the best attention to where the halfway point was so I ended up needing to use just a tiny bit of a third skein. Like maybe 50 yards tops of that third skein. But I knew I had that third skein as backup so I wasn't too concerned about running out! I did make an attempt at blocking it since I didn't like the ways the corners were curling, and I like it better blocked! Finding a place long enough to pin it out was a challenge though!

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The Stats...
Needles: size 3 (3.25mm)
Yarn: KP Shimmer in the Stained Glass colorway, two skeins plus a tad (about 920 yards total)
Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty
Sizing: 18ish inches wide by 88ish inches long
SPI: 7 in the stockinette parts
Started: 10-21-2006
Finished: 05-23-2007

October 1, 2007

Purse Stitch Scarf

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This doesn't have a home as of yet. I'm sure I'll give it to someone at some point, but I didn't start it with a specific goal in mind. Also didn't have a specific pattern. I used the "purse stitch" which is the November 8 page on the 365 Knitting Stitches Perpetual Calendar.

Cast on 28 and then just did that stitch until I ran out of yarn! Used 3 skeins of Patons SWS. This was my first time using this yarn. It's interesting, for the most part it's a pretty heavy yarn, but it does have moments of thick/thin. The end result is really soft and yummy feeling, but knitting it was slightly irritating, not scratchy, more like my skin was slightly sensitive to something in it.

Close up!

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I tried to stretch out the stitches in this one. When it's "at rest" it's a nice thick stitch, but it looks really cool when it's stretched out a bit. I think the stitch would probably work well as a string bag, it seems like it'd do that expanding thing quite well.

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The Stats...
Needles: 9's (5.5mm)
Yarn: SWS - colorway 70117
Pattern: Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog*; Row 2: k
Sizing: 6" wide x 78" long
SPI: 4.5
Started: 9-11-07
Finished: 10-1-07

July 15, 2011

Captain's Binary

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This started out as a desire to give some knitterly presents to the w00tstock guys. My original idea was something smaller (like hats) but once I figured out what I wanted to do for the pattern I knew that wouldn't work. They will be (or have been, depending on when this is read) delivered at the San Diego w00tstock on July 21.

So... the pattern. The large chunk of colorwork is the lyrics to the song "The Captain's Wife's Lament" by Paul and Storm converted into binary. If you've ever been to a w00tstock you know why. The 0s are color, the 1s are black. There's a little two row stripe near the top and bottom that says "w00tstock 3.0", also in binary.

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The code starts at the top and goes around and around and around. Because it's a bit hard to tell which end is up the next photo is a close up of the front/top.

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The following photo is a close up of the back/top.

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My gauge swatch was a lying liar (shocking I know) so these ended up a little bit longer and skinnier than I thought they would. However, considering the song... it's actually kind of appropriate that they're a bit long. If I ever do this pattern again I'd go up one needle size for the colorwork section. I'd probably also adjust the meat of the colorwork so that each row would be 8 "characters" long instead of 7. That would make each row 64 stitches instead of 56 and would solve the "slightly too long and skinny" problem. To be clear, I'm very happy with how they turned out, there are just a couple things I would adjust slightly.

Each scarf took about two weeks to make and used 4 and a third skeins of the black. Each scarf used either exactly one skein of the color or just a teensy bit more than one skein. For some reason the North Woods scarves used exactly one skein (with maybe a yard or two leftover), but the Midwinter skeins ran out with about 5 rows left and needed just a little bit of a second skein.

The Stats...
Needles: 6's (4mm)
Yarn: KP Wool of the Andes - Coal & KP Chroma - Midwinter (purple/grey) & North Woods (orange/green)
Pattern: my own
Sizing: 7'11" long, 4.5-5" wide
SPI: black - 5 spi, color - 5.5 spi
Started: 4-17-11
Finished: 7-5-11

Extra info because these are presents...

The black is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; the color is 70% Wool 30% Nylon.
If it needs washing it'll have to be hand washed gently and then laid flat to dry. It will felt if it's put in a washing machine.

Edited 7-24-11 to add:

The scarves were delivered very late Thursday night (or very early Friday morning depending on how you look at it) at w00tstock 3.0 and were very well received. Which made me very happy! There's nothing quite like having one's knitterly presents be appreciated.

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Left to right (not counting the photobombers in the back...) that's Storm, Liz, Paul, me, Adam, & Wil.

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