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knit-errant
09-29-2006, 05:30 PM
Over the weekend, we took a trip to Iowa and here's what kept me occupied in the car. :teehee:

The first is an Anthropologie Capelet, made longer. I used Patons SWS in Natural Earth. (Yep, because I loved Candice's so much!)

I'm working on one for my daughter, too, but in Natural Denim. I got hers all finished, and bound off, and woven in... and then she decided she wanted long sleeves. Sigh.

http://static.flickr.com/31/255859612_fb20ea9999_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/255859612/in/set-72057594077663833/)

The next are Pirate Mittens from Hello Yarn, knit with LB Microspun. I've only got one and a half done, though.

http://static.flickr.com/42/255859606_2cdd430a94_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/255859606/)

There are some pictures of them on my blog (http://knit-errant.blogspot.com), too, along with some earrings I made lately. :shrug:

Anyhoo, thanks for looking! :D

gardenmommy
09-29-2006, 05:47 PM
You went to Iowa and you didn't tell me? ;)

You won't have to put a name on those pirate mittens, everyone will know who they belong to!

Now I really have to get my MMMMMMalabrigo capelet done! When you make it in worsted, how many do you CO for the neck?

I just love your jewelry work too!

sara_jayne
09-29-2006, 05:57 PM
The capelet looks wonderful - I love the colors in the yarn!

Have fun with the pirate mittens, they look like so much fun!

Another Iowan here! :teehee:

knit-errant
09-29-2006, 06:15 PM
Thanks so much!

You went to Iowa and you didn't tell me? ;)

You won't have to put a name on those pirate mittens, everyone will know who they belong to!

Now I really have to get my MMMMMMalabrigo capelet done! When you make it in worsted, how many do you CO for the neck?

I just love your jewelry work too!

I'm sorry! :pout: We were in Newton for my grandmother-in-law's birthday, and then we drove over to Pella to visit my husband's great-aunts in the nursing home. Oh man, for getting there Friday night and leaving Sunday morning, that was one busy, break-neck trip. But we got pie, so it's ok. ;) I'll remember to tell you next time we head up there! I imagine it will be around the holidays, tho.

Lessee, as for the cast-on for the shrug, I think I did 70-some stitches. I'm pretty sure I got the number from Candice's thread, somewhere. Can't wait to see yours! :)

rebecca
09-29-2006, 06:31 PM
I love everything! I adore the earrings on your blog, too :cheering:

cara
09-29-2006, 06:39 PM
so how did you get the stripes in the sleaves to match? are they knitted at the same time or are you really really good at this?! :)

I haven't been knitting long... but my mother is a seemstress and she HATES using stripped fabric because of lining up the edges.. but you did it great!

psammeadred
09-29-2006, 06:46 PM
Gorgeous capelet, and the mitten(s) are cool! (er, warm)

Amber
09-29-2006, 07:05 PM
Beautiful capelet and I love those mittens!!! They look so cool in pink!

knit-errant
09-29-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks, guys!

so how did you get the stripes in the sleaves to match? are they knitted at the same time or are you really really good at this?! :)

I haven't been knitting long... but my mother is a seemstress and she HATES using stripped fabric because of lining up the edges.. but you did it great!

Thanks! Actually, there was some yarn wasting at work. I knitted one sleeve, then unwound the yarn until the pattern repeated and started the next sleeve there.

Your mom is a seamstress? That's something I'd love to learn to do. :)

Jan in CA
09-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Lovely! I like the capelet longer like that!

cara
09-30-2006, 11:20 AM
Your mom is a seamstress? That's something I'd love to learn to do. :)

Yeah, she taught me lots and I've had the opportunity to do it all my life, but I just never dug it.... I always wanted to be out in the shed with my dad doing 'guy' stuff. ya know? but now I am coming back around and I just love to knit.

Great, I wondered how you got your sleaves to match! great job!!!! :cheering:

chan58
10-03-2006, 06:55 PM
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Love them both!!!!!

Jenelle
10-03-2006, 08:18 PM
Both are very nice! :thumbsup:

rorygilmore
10-05-2006, 10:28 AM
I really like the mittens! :cheering:

knit-errant
10-05-2006, 11:10 AM
Thanks so much, everybody! :mrgreen:

kemp
10-05-2006, 11:23 AM
Cool stuff!