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Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-02-2005, 08:38 AM
Here's this month's challenge... Since we know April showers bring May flowers, this month I want you to knit a flower!
A flower pin, a flower choker, the cool flowery tunic thingy (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTfolly.html)on knitty.com, a felted purse with a flower, flower intarsia on your summer tank.... maybe you are knitting your mom a "boo-kay" of flowers for Mother's Day! Baskets of Yarn (http://yarn.sitewizard.biz/flowersofhope_.html) in NC has a free pattern for "flowers of hope" they were knitting this winter to help battered women. The event is over, but the pattern is still there.
Don't forget to post your pictures when you are finished! I lost my picture, so I'll have to re-take and update. Happy Knitting!

knitfun
05-02-2005, 08:42 AM
OK, I'm IN! I'll be knitting a few flowers, I hear that they are contageous. I just have to figure out how to knit into the front and back of the stitches. Haven't done that yet!

Thanks for the link to Baskets of Flowers. Their pattern looks easy enough. Gotta check out Amy's videos for knitting into the front and back.

Thanks Hildi!

hippodamia
05-02-2005, 12:16 PM
I just finished knitting my first item!!!! OK, kinda second, but haven't totally finished my first item (a purse, need to sew it up and add the strap to it).

Anyway, it was a flower washcloth found in the Weekend Knitting ( or Knitter?) book. It was really fun to do, since I got to practice so many new techniques being the newbie knitter that I am. I'll try to take a picture of it later this evening and post it here.

For my next project, I wanted to make a baby sweater, so I may try this pattern out and try out this monthly knit along: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTdaisy.html

although this dress is absolutely adorable too!! http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTanouk.html

So, not exactly knitting a flower, but they have flowers in them :)

I am 5 months pregnant, but have no clue what we are having, but my neighbor just had a little girl, so i was thinking of making this for her.

fun! :D

Mer
05-02-2005, 03:46 PM
Did you all see the flower patterns at knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTpetals.html)? I'm thinking of trying a couple of those. Cute idea!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-02-2005, 11:43 PM
Mer thanks for the link to knitty! They have so MUCH stuff!

Hippo, yay! you win for fastest challenge completion! Will you post a pic of your washcloth? I LOVE the baby dresses! And they are perfect for this challenge... It doesn't have to BE a flower, just use a flower in your project somewhere! Great ideas!

Knit fun, here's some links to Amy's videos for the bar increase (knit in front and back) Continental (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos/increase/increase-bar.mpg) and English. (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos/increase/increase-bar-english.mpg) HTH!

and since I just love this emoticon :balloons: I'll just stick it here. :D

hippodamia
05-03-2005, 09:39 PM
Here's the flower washcloth I made. This is my first ever completed knitting project, yay. I just bought a bunch of acrylic yarn on my first knitting shopping spree, so I didn't have any of the cotton stuff for the pattern. I got things totally backwards when I moved from my circular to double-point needles, oops!! I was about to give up at that point because everything kept slipping off my double-point needles, ugh, but once I got going it was better. Anyway, it was lots of fun to make!

Right now we are using it on our kitchen table to put stuff on :D

http://www.hippodamia.com/knitting/washCloth/side1.jpg
http://www.hippodamia.com/knitting/washCloth/side2.jpg
http://www.hippodamia.com/knitting/washCloth/onTable.jpg


Also, I decided - making the Anouk - it's just too cute!! http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTanouk.html

So, from my initial yarn purchase, I have some Lion Brand Baby Soft (Spring Green for the main part of the dress and probably pastel yellow for the pocket background, I only have white left after that! :blush:) I think the yarn may be a little thinner than what is mentioned in the pattern, but not by much. ?? So, I am guessing if I make the 6 month size, I suppose that should be fine? It's for a baby just born in April. Although with this pattern, I don't think it matters so much :-)

I can't wait to get started, will probably start tomorrow evening.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-04-2005, 07:44 PM
YAY! thanks for sharing!

carollovesyarn
05-04-2005, 09:18 PM
There's a crochet pattern here (http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=20).

Carol

-sorry I didn't do anything knotty last month, I meant to!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-07-2005, 12:08 AM
Carol thathat is SO CUTE! It looks like something KK would wear (that's a nice thing, KK!) Don't feel bad about the something knotty, intentions are good too! Will you be doing this hat or the flower for this mornth's challenge?

carollovesyarn
05-07-2005, 05:28 AM
I just got some cotton chenille, so I think I'm going to try the flower washcloth. Unfortunately, the chenille is beige. I guess I could try dying it...if I had some dye.

KellyK
05-07-2005, 10:53 AM
That hat is adorable, but, Hilde, it would give me AWFUL hat-head! :fingerwag: One thing you may not know about me is that Im a bit neurotic about my hair. :oops:

Egeria
05-07-2005, 11:12 AM
One thing you may not know about me is that Im a bit neurotic about my hair. :oops:

Just your hair?

Doubt it! HA! :lol:

Mer
05-10-2005, 11:25 PM
Look, a flower! I had a very small amount of leftover yarn in these pretty colors. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet! Sorry the pic is fuzzy. I also had to include the picture of it passing the kitty inspection. ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-11-2005, 01:24 PM
YAY!

thanks mer! looks like your kitty enjoys it, too!

Julie
05-13-2005, 02:12 PM
Well, I'm in the midst of two other projects so I can't start anything major....but I did get Nicky Epstein's "Knitting on the Edge" for Mother's Day, and I've been dying to learn something new from it....

Minus the 14 BOBBLES :shock: :shock: :shock: this was kind of fun:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/j-m-h/flower.jpg

carollovesyarn
05-13-2005, 05:02 PM
Oh wow Julie! That flower is great!!! I really like it. Now I want to get that book...

KellyK
05-13-2005, 08:51 PM
THAT is SOOOOO COOOOOOL! :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-14-2005, 09:17 AM
Fabulous Julie! I'm putting that book on my list as well!

hippodamia
05-14-2005, 09:48 AM
Julie - that flower is so pretty!!!!!!!! :cheering:
That would be kinda cool to do for the anouk pockets!!!! Although it's probably beyond my skill, but I may try it out if I can find that book in my library.


I'll try to take a picture of my progress on anouk. Going very slowly (21 rows done), I only got to knit one time this week :crying: Having fun knitting it though, lots of little different things for me.

Julie
05-14-2005, 10:18 AM
Thanks!! :D

It really wasn't hard....just TEDIOUS. :shock:

foldedbird
05-18-2005, 12:56 PM
I am 5 months pregnant :D

Congrats on your up and coming blessing! What an exciting time this must be for you. We want lots of pictures of your babe upon arrival!

knitfun
05-20-2005, 02:28 PM
I did it! I did it! Woo Hoo! I made flowers! They are so fun!

Easy and quick gratification! Check mine out!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-21-2005, 12:02 AM
yay Lori!!!! :cheering: They look great! beautifully cherry and springy and... uh... may-y :-) Thanks for participating!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-27-2005, 11:26 PM
OKay ladies and gents!!!! Time for the May KAL is almost up! Only 3 days left to knit your flowers!

hippodamia
05-28-2005, 09:58 AM
ack! :p I am only half way done with anouk, maybe by next May I can post a picture of it, heehee.

Everyone's flowers look great! :cheering:

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