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Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-29-2005, 10:44 PM
Hey check me out! I'm 2 hours EARLY this month!!!!! :-)


October's challenge: Knit something round.


Here are some Octobery things you can knit that are round:
1. A pumpkin (duh)
2. A boob (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/cot_chenille_boob.html) (October is breast cancer awareness month (http://www.nbcam.org/))... (kk i know you're doing this one)
3. A ball (in celebration of the first world series in 1903)
4. A hat-- learn to knit in the round! Make it a pumpkin hat, witches hat or a mickey mouse hat (the mickey mouse club premiered in october 1955)
5. A big 'ole O for "OJ" (found not guilty on Oct. 2, 1995), "Onassis" (Jackie K married Aristotle Onassis on Oct 20, 1968), or Opal (october birthstone). Check out "knitting over the ege" for some nifty icord rings that could be Os!


Remember, you don't have to start a new project to join in the challenge! Happy Knitting!

koolbreeze
09-29-2005, 10:50 PM
don't u mean 2 DAYS early???

Aby
09-29-2005, 10:51 PM
Poor Hildie.. ~hugs~ :roflhard:

InterNette
10-01-2005, 10:16 AM
not great coloring in pic, but it is alas a Boob, one of two that will finish last years project.

rebecca
10-01-2005, 12:41 PM
There it is again....LOL!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: The 3rd thread that I've opened today....boobs... :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: I'm afraid of the attack of the big boob :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Okay, now that I have composed myself I can type again. This month I can finally play along :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: I'm in the process of knitting the hat to match my Dulaan Scarf now. Altho it doesn't have one of the other themes, it is a hat with a double cable border, then will pu sts for the hat after the cable border (which is the replica of the scarf) is grafted together. I am using knitpicks 'color your own' fingering wt yarn in the natural color on size 2 needles.
Here is a picture of the hat band on needles by the scarf blocking.

Ingrid
10-01-2005, 01:00 PM
In case the big boob attacks you here's your weapon:

KellyK
10-01-2005, 01:46 PM
:shock:

:roflhard: Ingrid, WHERE did you gind THAT?? :roflhard:

Ingrid
10-01-2005, 01:52 PM
Years ago there was a Woody Allen movie "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask" In it, there was a giant boob attacking people, that they captured with a giant bra.

I just googled giant bra. (I wanted a pic of the boob from the movie, but it's probably too old) :roflhard: I just realized how that could sound--the boob got too old and now it just drapes on the ground. :roflhard:

rebecca
10-01-2005, 02:09 PM
Ingrid....now I'm really going to FEAR the giant boob...LOL :roflhard: :roflhard: Will this also catch the KK's elephant with the giant boobs?! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Pixywhispers
10-01-2005, 08:52 PM
Thanks Hilde! I decided to knit some boobs for my lactation consultant, midwife and a breast obsessed friend before my Dec due date! But the yarn I purchased for the projects were um, a little too fuzzy! Hairy is not very feminine. :) HEH I was just starting to get discouraged and feeling like the boobs were not going to bloom. But Im on fire again! I'm in! I'm making my own pattern, from a baby hat and using the same kind of decrease found on the Gnomey Hat. :) Thanks now I have a challenge.

Candace

KellyK
10-02-2005, 12:55 AM
I was just starting to get discouraged and feeling like the boobs were not going to bloom.
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

beldaraan
10-02-2005, 02:24 AM
Hope very soon to be finished my booby scarf (http://www.marblehead.net/amy/knittyF04surp.pdf). Yes, I'm making them with the nipples. As pixy's philosophy goes with hairyness, mine goes with nipples - boobies must have nipples.

Pixywhispers
10-02-2005, 10:13 AM
Hope very soon to be finished my booby scarf (http://www.marblehead.net/amy/knittyF04surp.pdf). Yes, I'm making them with the nipples. As pixy's philosophy goes with hairyness, mine goes with nipples - boobies must have nipples.

I'm with ya, if your gona go through the trouble of making it lboobesq you might as well go all the way.

And for the record, hairyness can be very feminine. I meant I dont think its feminine on boobs. Its just a personal thing of mine.

Kelly, it took me a second to think of a really good breast adjective just for your enjoyment. heh

Hmm, maybe I should talk about knitting. heh

So lets talk about the other side of the boob, the bottom. Im thinking there are three different ways to "close" the breast. You can close it in circles (that looks hard, is it?), or you can close it by knitting a seperate st st square and then "grafting" it on the bottom, and I had another idea, but have lost it, anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?

KellyK
10-02-2005, 10:26 AM
BOOBESQUE! I LOVE IT!! :cheering:

Ingrid
10-02-2005, 10:28 AM
I was just starting to get discouraged and feeling like the boobs were not going to bloom.
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Sounds like the diary of an 11-year-old girl!!

beldaraan
10-03-2005, 05:42 PM
I won't be making my booby scarf anymore. I ran out of yarn even though my guage was right and I had the correct amount of yarnage. I'll take some pics before I rip it though.

Pixywhispers
10-03-2005, 05:46 PM
I wonder if the addition of the nipples threw your gauge off?

Candace

beldaraan
10-03-2005, 08:01 PM
She had nipples on hers, so I wouldn't imagine that it would. Besides, I'm "really" short of yarn (like a foot short) and I made my nipples smaller.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-05-2005, 08:05 PM
the case of the shrinking nipples...

Ingrid
10-05-2005, 10:29 PM
Imagine if someone clicked on this site and this was the first thread they read? :shock: I don't think they'd really believe its all about knitting! :rofling:

roxyquiksilver34
10-05-2005, 11:08 PM
Imagine if someone clicked on this site and this was the first thread they read? :shock: I don't think they'd really believe its all about knitting! :rofling:

Well, let's see - we have SEX, yarn p0rn, how odd is nipples on a wacky forum like this, really?

:roflhard:


PS --- any new yarn treks up and down the NJ Turnpike lately? ;)

:thumbsup:

Ingrid
10-05-2005, 11:13 PM
Nope, still sticking to the www highway!

Pixywhispers
10-06-2005, 08:43 AM
wait, wait, wait.

Yarn porn? And what is that? I have some ideas. . .

Someone please explain. :oops:

Pixywhispers
10-06-2005, 11:32 AM
Imagine if someone clicked on this site and this was the first thread they read? :shock: I don't think they'd really believe its all about knitting! :rofling:

What? This site is devoted to knitting?
HA

Ingrid
10-06-2005, 04:05 PM
wait, wait, wait.

Yarn porn? And what is that? I have some ideas. . .

Someone please explain. :oops:

Yarn porn is when someone posts a gratuitous picture of beautiful, sexy, luscious yarn--everyone else breaks into a mild sweat, the pulse quickens, and an audible sigh escapes. :rofling: :inlove:

Pixywhispers
10-06-2005, 04:16 PM
Yarn porn is when someone posts a gratuitous picture of beautiful, sexy, luscious yarn--everyone else breaks into a mild sweat, the pulse quickens, and an audible sigh escapes. :rofling: :inlove:

Ok Ingrid, stop it. Im getting hot. ::giggle::

So at the expense of looking like a yarn/knitting virgin, I must also ask (that is if I can stop laughing) what is SEX?

KellyK
10-06-2005, 04:19 PM
Also a fairly innocent word...
Stash Enrichment eXpedition.

Rorshach
10-06-2005, 11:24 PM
Imagine if someone clicked on this site and this was the first thread they read? :shock: I don't think they'd really believe its all about knitting! :rofling:

Heh, I've been on this forum a bit, and there are times when I still find it a bit hard to believe that it's about knitting. especially after seeing some of the posts you ladies write, wow.

rebecca
10-06-2005, 11:42 PM
I have my KAL completed...it's a hat...but without boobies..unless, as we have discussed before...one could consider the bobbles (boobles per Ingrid :roflhard:) several tiny boobies ;) ! If that is the case, then I have covered 2 things, boobs & hats.

Here is the Dulaan hat that I made to match the scarf. It's made from KnitPicks natural fingering wt yarn on size 2 needles. Cable was knit, then grafted together, sts picked up & crown shaping done with spiral decreasing.
The pics are of the hat blocking, but I'm having such cable trouble that I don't know when I might be able to post it if I don't do it now while the internet is working :D

liznwillow
10-07-2005, 04:58 PM
I just have to say... I love this board!!! :roflhard: I have to take pictures of the hat I'm working on. will post later. ;)

amy
10-08-2005, 12:26 AM
Wow, this Oct. KAL has turned into quite the thread!

That giant bra picture is outrageous Ingrid!! :shock:
:roflhard:

Beldie, noooooo, oh that's so sad! :( Can't you get more yarn? I know it might not match perfectly, but it seems too sad to rip it!

Rebecca, WOW, that hat must have taken ages! I'm impressed! Nice work!
I confess, I don't have patience to knit anything bigger than socks on size 2 needles. Even socks.... :zzz: I'm soooo impatient!

rebecca
10-08-2005, 01:06 AM
Oh, thanks Amy, but it only took a few days ;)
Yes, everyone must WATCH OUT FOR INGRID she may pop up with boobs anywhere & everywhere :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

Ingrid
10-08-2005, 09:46 AM
So tempting--hard to find pics that are funny and tasteful! ;)

KellyK
10-08-2005, 10:58 AM
Yes, everyone must WATCH OUT FOR INGRID she may pop up with boobs anywhere & everywhere :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:
Becca, Im fairly certain that Ingrid's boobs popped up some years ago... :roflhard:

Im glad that the reputation for "boob popping" has passed on to my friend here...Im now in the CLEAR!!

Ingrid
10-08-2005, 11:06 AM
Kelly--you can have the title back! I don't want it!!! :rofling:

rebecca
10-08-2005, 01:04 PM
Yes, everyone must WATCH OUT FOR INGRID she may pop up with boobs anywhere & everywhere :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:
Becca, Im fairly certain that Ingrid's boobs popped up some years ago... :roflhard:

Im glad that the reputation for "boob popping" has passed on to my friend here...Im now in the CLEAR!!

LOL, :blush: my apologies....I'm sorry Ing...I should have some sort of a filter on my fingers before I type what I think. :roflhard: :roflhard:

Hey...and u will NEVER be in the clear, my friend....u r the one, that started the speaking of ahem...everyone's 'means' as u now call them :roflhard:

amy
10-10-2005, 07:03 PM
I want to make a felted baby hat this week, if I have time before I go. My concept is to do a giraffe-print baby hat, maybe with matching mittens or something. It's sort of obscure, but I've got this concept totally in my head and I just want to see if I can pull it off. If it turns out well, it may make it on the show (just displayed).

I figure I can knit the whole thing in a solid color and then go in and topically apply the lighter-color outline with a crochet hook. It has to be a felted hat, to hide the meandering crochet stitches, which definitely won't look like they were knit in, unless the thing is felted.

It's hard to describe, but should be a fairly quick knit. I'm going to start on it tonight I think. I'll let you know how it goes!

KellyK
10-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Amy, why dontcha duplicate stitch it? Wouldnt that be easier?

rebecca
10-10-2005, 10:13 PM
You are talking about knitting the dark colors & doing the crochet-type treatment for the curvy white areas of the body, right? Am I understanding correctly? I think that will be a very cool hat & show idea ;)

Okay, here's my hat....post-blocking and ready for my head ;)

KellyK
10-10-2005, 11:52 PM
Looks GREAT, Rebecca!

feministmama
10-11-2005, 11:27 AM
I googled "boobies" and found this

http://www.rit.edu/~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/Boobies.html

KellyK
10-11-2005, 11:42 AM
You've got some nice SULIDAE, there, Femmy!! :eyebrow:
:roflhard:

amy
10-13-2005, 08:06 AM
Rebecca, that looks AWESOME! You do some fine work, girlfriend. :cheering:

Femmy, the blue footed boobies are my fav's. ROFL

Okay, nix the giraffe hat this week, too much else happening, and I decided I don't like the yarn I'm using. Getting yarn for this projects has been very challenging. It has to look giraffe-like and pretty at the same time (hard enough!), and also be soft enough for a baby and feltable. I'll have to deal with it when I get back!

KellyK, I thought of duplicate stitch; it would be nice in that I wouldn't have to felt it. But it would take SOOOOOO long. This way is very fast, and fun to do.

The concept of this hat is actually even more absurd than it sounds, because the plan (actually, the inspiration), is to use two baby pacifiers sticking up through the hat as the giraffe's horn-thingies. I know, it's totally absurd!...which is why I just have to see if I can pull it off and make it actually cute. (Picture the whole hat, with giraffe ears and all, and maybe you can imagine it being cute.). It's one of those things: either it will be an awe-inspiring hit, or a totally laughable flop. We'll see! :lol:

Ingrid
10-13-2005, 08:13 AM
Binkies for horns! What a clever idea! I love it. :roflhard:

KellyK
10-13-2005, 08:20 AM
That is SUCH a COOL idea, Aimola!! :cheering:

rebecca
10-13-2005, 11:07 AM
That is a very, very cool idea, Amy, with the binkies! You could fashion some type of 'pocket' inside of the hat so that the binkies wouldn't hurt baby, or just knit the binkies in, therefore knitting over them...OR, where u thinking of taking the nipple off & sewing it directly into the hat? I do envision it...and NOW I WANT TO SEE IT...LOL!! BC I know you have nothing else going on ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-13-2005, 03:38 PM
Hey, Amy, (and all). in Knitting Over the Edge there are some patterns for colorwork that look like aninmal prints; I don't recall giraffe (off the top of my head anyway), but they did have lion tiger and leopard, plus a few more, Maybe that would work? Or be inspiration? I'd imagine that you could use one of the spotty looking ones, and just go giraffe colors... and once it's felted who's going to know the difference... it's not like someone will say "hey your 'giraffe' hat looks more like a 'leopard' hat to me, dofus!!"

My friend Trish had her baby today!!!!! I'm going to make a pumpkin hat for him for Halloween; I bought the sotftest baby alpaca/silk blend in a very Halloweeny orange. I got some black too, so I'm going to try to do a pumpkin face (a smiley happy kidish one, not a grotesque killer pumpkin one...not that the baby cares :-) ).

everyone's projects look so good!!!!!

KellyK
10-13-2005, 04:05 PM
CONGRATS to Trish!!! :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-17-2005, 08:48 PM
hey there IS giraffe skin in the knitting over the edge! I'm be durrned!

my hat is READY for decreases!!!!!!!!!!!! I love baby hats! I could make 5 or 6 of these suckers!!!!

Problem....
Uhhh, first, I just made this up. :oo: but if it doesn't work I retract my earlier statement of making 5 or 6 of them...

I cast on 72 stitches, and I'm doing a K2P1 rib to emulate a pumpkin texture....so I was thinking about the decreases like this: k6 k2tog all around, then k5 k2tog etc,.... but how should I work the ribbing in there? Part of me is saying "screw the rib pattern" but then it won't look pumpkinny......

KellyK
10-17-2005, 10:28 PM
Hild...I just made a hat, too, and the decreases started on a seed st row...this hat had double decreases....k2tog & then k2tog thru the back of the sts. I wonder if something like that would work for ribbing, too? Paired decreases of some sort?

OH! My hat works for the Oct KAL! Here's my submission.....

ebrperk
10-19-2005, 01:34 PM
Here is my first effort at knitting in the round.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/ebrperk/IM001384.jpg



Robin

rebecca
10-19-2005, 03:02 PM
Love that hat, KK!
:cheering: :cheering: WTG, Robin! Excellent knitting in the round :happydance: :happydance: That's my fave knitting...in the round, don't u find it fun :D

ebrperk
10-20-2005, 01:13 PM
Yes Rebecca I loved it. I totally hate to seam anything because I can never get it to look good. I am thinking of making one for my sister for Christmas. I did it in one day since hubby was gone overnight and I couldn't sleep. Stayed up really late working on it but I did it.

Robin

KellyK
10-20-2005, 03:37 PM
REALLY good job, Robin!!

amy
10-21-2005, 02:12 PM
Hildie, Congrats to your friend. Can't wait to see the baby hat! It sounds like a great idea. Marnie has a hat in ribbing that she decreases beautifully for the top. You might want to check out her site for how to do that.

Thanks for the tip about knitting over the edge; I'll go check it out! And thanks all, for the enthusiasm about the binkie idea. :blush: I hope it works!

Robin, nice job!!!

KellyK, awesome hat!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-24-2005, 09:58 PM
well, my pumpkin hat turned out to be a pumpkin hat for godzilla :lol: But I had enough yarn left to makea normal baby head sized hat too. Baby didn't like the camera flash, so I don't have a picture of him with the hat to post yet. I'm giving the godzilla hat to my girlfriend who has a 2 year old... it will be too big, but in a cute way (instead of a "the person who knitted this is a moron" way).

Debbie
10-24-2005, 10:05 PM
A Pumpkin Pencil Topper .... don't ask me why anyone would knit a pencil topper ... but I did ...

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 10:35 PM
I think the pumpkin pencil is adorable! Turkey for Thanksgiving? Santa for Christmas? The possibilities are endless!

KellyK
10-24-2005, 10:40 PM
CUUUUUUUUUUUTE!

rebecca
10-24-2005, 11:59 PM
Luvin' the punkin!!!

amy
10-25-2005, 04:24 PM
Yes, cuuuuute Debbie! :D

Hildie, I hope we get to see some pics! They sound cute! Congrats on finishing them. How doooooo you do it all? You rock!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-27-2005, 04:09 PM
Love the pencil topper Debbie! I might make a few of those for my classroom... to keep the kids from stealing my pencils!!!!!!! (What? you mean they should bring their own???? they've only been coming to class for 10 weeks, how are they supposed to remember that they need one everyday????)

InterNette
10-27-2005, 05:19 PM
love the pencil topper, great idea

my boobie pillow is finished , I so hate making these. This is for a friend who wanted one so badly. It is a neck rest pillow. I made one with a bikini to clean it up a bit, the other one my friend begged me to make one for her to give her hubby

Ingrid
10-27-2005, 05:20 PM
Those are a riot! :rofling:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-27-2005, 11:05 PM
that is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you could totally sell those... with the bikini tops on, i mean. Like for beach house accessories? You could do a bottom, too! I'll bet frat boys wouldbuy them!

KellyK
10-27-2005, 11:08 PM
HYSTERICAL!!!! You could make them with ties at the top of the bikini so it could be removed, if the owner wishes....with a tag like on a mattress?? :roflhard:

InterNette
10-28-2005, 11:02 AM
I did make the bikini with a tie first and well the boobies kept popping out, i sorta was winging it on size and so on and just decided to sew this set down. I dont particularly like these things, but I made one years ago as a gag gift for my dad and well the last 10 years I get requests. I had to limit them cause i hated making them so it became one a year someone would get. I guess i was caught again and ended up with 2. I sorta forgot and was winging it again. I would much prefer them knitted as opposed to crochet but have no clue how to knit round yet. Guess I need to make a hat to see how to do it smoothly. One year my brother flew back to germany with his as a neck rest on the plane. He had people bidding to buy it. Go figure? Anyway that is my October challenge and a tribute or something to breast cancer month.

KellyK
10-28-2005, 11:54 AM
Why do you hate making them so much?

InterNette
10-28-2005, 01:22 PM
Because I must have made 100 over the years and well I am a knitter now and want to be taken seriously, or something like that, yeah thats it, yeah. I was lucky I think i didnt make any the last 2 years, I was moving, then planning a big party last year so I got a major break.
They arent exactly classy if ya know what I mean. :roflhard:

katiyana
10-28-2005, 03:34 PM
:roflhard: @ the bikini clad pillows - those are just a riot....

I joined the forum late, but I made some doll headbands which are round, so I guess that counts. 8)

Lying flat:

http://www.katiyana.com/doll_clothes/american%20girl/headbands.jpg

amy
11-01-2005, 05:12 PM
Anette! OMG, those are a riot!!!! :roflhard:

Katiyana, those are cute. Small for dolls? Adorable.

Well, I never did do a round project for October. I did design and knit some mittens, but I designed them to be worked flat, not in the round! I guess it just wasn't meant to be!


Hey y'all, happy November!

katiyana
11-01-2005, 05:43 PM
Yes, they're pretty simple, but make a great accessory. 8)