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jwing



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My latest knitting project was a reversible hat for my nephew.

The outside was this:
https://24.media.tumblr.com/bb4aa684e294b560aa4ab6af41c6f1e3/tumblr_mxznn27Oyo1sock33o2_1280.jpg

and the inside was this (only not upside down; I wasn't thinking clearly when I took the pictures):

https://31.media.tumblr.com/d4dff5f4e055ada577b69c317f3da358/tumblr_mxznn27Oyo1sock33o1_1280.jpg

um, not sure how to get the pictures in. but I think the links work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh - you were just hoping we wouldn't notice what the moose were doing. but it looks great! (on both sides)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no, that was deliberate. I checked with my nephew beforehand to make sure it was cool. He didn't think I'd go through with it. He opened it, admired the red side, put it on and made sure everyone saw it, then he reversed it, turned red and laughed. It took everyone else several minutes to realize the motif, but then chaos ensued. Some pearl clutching by his mom, giggling by his grandmother (my mom), and some envy from his brothers.

One nephew said "I used to think you were an old lady with your knitting, but now I know you're cool!"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah yes - we must teach them not to make assumptions about little old ladies and their knitting!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That motif! I love it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to make these baby booties.

http://jahodnett.tripod.com/id112.html

My other forays into bootie patterns have failed because there are so many different ways to describe crochet things, many of them not showing up in crochet dictionaries.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jwing, that hate is hysterical and awesome <3

Stripey: I know with most patterns I've found that have weird crochet terms they will usually have a little section at the beginning or end of the pattern that will explain the terms in more detail? That's just what I've found, I haven't delved too deeply into crochet recently though. Alternatively, I'll tend to default to how I like to make things and sort of... wing it. Crochet is very malleable in that way, and as long as you stay consistent throughout the piece it usually turns out okay.

In my crafting news: I'm probably going to make a dress for one of my dolls. Woo. I found some cute yarn that's like... a soft white with a shiny strip going through it. It's not metallic but it is shiny enough to look it.
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jwing



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently knitting a shawl for my sister-in-law's birthday.



again, I have to figure out how to not take upside down pictures.

Anyway, the pattern is Icicle and it's a crescent shawl. I'm almost to the binding off part (yay!) I figure about another four hours should do it. The yarn is Knit Picks' Aloft, which is angora and silk. This shawl is going to take most of two skeins and still will be less than 50 grams. The needles weigh more than the shawl!

It is the first item I have knit for someone else that I am reluctant to give to them. I wanna keep it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished and blocked the shawl this morning.



It's very soft and lightweight. I really hope my sister in law likes it. If she doesn't, I would be more than happy to take it back. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooo - that looks lovely! and soft and warm and cozy...

i seem to see a lot of stuff in mohair lately and it looks so tempting, but i've never used it, because i worry that tangling will be a hassle. is it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only had to stop knitting and work out knots maybe three times the entire shawl, and that's only because I pulled out too much yarn and kitties didn't appreciate the yarn garland around their ears. I also took care not to make mistakes because I was afraid of frogging or tinking. It handled the small errors pretty well. With the Aloft yarn, a lot of the time I didn't even feel the yarn as I knit; it was that light. I also stopped several times and just kneaded the project because it felt so comforting and neat.

Just checked the label. Mohair and silk, not angora. My apologies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother and I don't know what to do with this one soft pastel rainbow yarn. It's hard to see what's going on when working with it. But it is so lovely to squeeze! I think we'll try to use it for puppets or something, but in the meantime it's a nice alternative to a stress ball.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is something to be said for keeping yarn around purely for the tactile sensations.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i have to show off my baby blanket that i did.


(it's really green, this was an inside picture)

it ended up being 45" square. so they can make the baby into a really big burrito.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's just wow, I knew you were skilled Mouse, but damn.

<---- super impressed

Also, I see a kitty photo bomb Wink
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