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a knitter who sometimes crochets and is learning to spin, while fighting startitis and project ADD

Archive for November, 2006

Lotsa Knits

Posted by allie on November 29, 2006

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting this past week. I began a scarf from the Rowan Classic Art Pattern Book with some Alpaca, Woold, Silk blend DK yarn from A.C Moore.

I was knitting my 3″ wide scarf on 14″ needles…

So I went to A.C. Moore to get some shorter 9″ needles.

Here’s the scarf’s detail:

I’ve been expanding both my book repertoire and enhancing my stash this week. I got the newest issues of Rebecca and Rowan at Loopville, it’s the first time a LYS in my area has had my two favorite knitting mags.

So I snatched them up immediately.

Today I was shopping at a used bookstore and found Knit loves Crochet in excellent condition (seriously, I’m picky about used books) for only $9.50.

Also, I bought some more of the wool, alpaca, silk DK yarn I’m using for my scarf in a great taupe color. I’m planning on eventually making a nice winter wrap, probably from my new Rebecca!!!

I will try from now on to post more regularly… try being the operative word.
Happy Last Day of November tomorrow!! I will be making the December Monthly Dishcloth KAL cloth soon and I’m excited about the holidays.

Soon to come… wrapping up my holiday knits.

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Finishing Up

Posted by allie on November 20, 2006

When I got home today, I decided that I would finish a few projects that were near completion. My Mom’s birthday Dishcloth, quite a bit late is finally finished.

I also finished the front piece of the Bridgetown Belt Bag.

I’ve been trying to get some gifts done for both birthdays and Christmas. Lately, my progress has been a bit boring, but I’ll try to keep it updated with FO’s.

Lousy pictures, I know, but a great simple gift.

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Back Finished

Posted by allie on November 16, 2006

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Central Park Knitting and Finished Socks

Posted by allie on November 13, 2006

A little late for Socktober, but I finally finished my Embossed Leaves Socks!! My very first pair of completed socks, you have no idea how exciting it is for me!!!

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks from Interweave Knits Winter 05
Yarn: Lanett Superwash Wool
Needles: size 1 1/2 Brittany birch dpn’s. I love knitting with these needles until they inevitably break
Modifications: Needle size and number of cast-on stitches… I like tighter-knit fabric

Here’s my swatch for the Central Park Hoodie:

Now I’m nearly finished with the back of the sweater:

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