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DotMom61
10-16-2006, 12:08 AM
In the past few weeks, I've managed to finish off a few items I had started. So ... here goes:

My Moebius Cowl (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_other/article/0,2025,DIY_14142_4894528,00.html) using a skein of Schaefer Handpainted yarn that I won over the summer @ my LYS ...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/MoebiusCowl.jpg

And a little cell phone pocket that I knit up on the fly while go 80 MPH across I-80 in Nebraska ... Hence: The 80 MPH Cell Phone Pocket:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/80MPHCellPhonePocket.jpg

I started knitting Sitcom Chic (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTsitcomchic.html) from Knitty some time ago, and I finally finished it the end of Sept. Incidentally, I don't recommend using Microspun for this sweater -- it's too squishy. Also, if someone could tell me why I ended up w/ such a wide-open neckline here, I would love to hear about it! I'm considering knitting this one again only I will use Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece instead ...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/SitcomChic.jpg

On a recent trip to CO I decided to tackle the Saturday Market Bag from Magknits using some Sugar & Cream (or was it Lion Cotton? :??) that I had stashed away. I also incorporated the modifications found on a blog that seems to have vaporized. :shock: Essentially, you knit a little pouch, pick up stitches around the edges of the pouch & knit the bag up from there in the round. After knitting nearly the entire bag, I realized that I should've cast on one extra stitch in order to make the stitch pattern work correctly. :doh: Also, I knit my pouch in stockinette instead of the recommend garter ... use garter if you make this. Also, if you use a variegated yarn for the bag and a solid color for the pouch ... pick up the stitches using the solid color and *then* switch to the variegated yarn ... :doh: #2. Oh yes, and make sure you make your pouch big enough to contain the final product. Otherwise, it will end up looking like mine which resembles roadkill that's been left a day too long ...

Saturday Market Bag open ...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/SatMarketBagOpen.jpg

Saturday Market Bag closed up in a very tiny pouch ...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/SatMarketBagClosed.jpg

And, finally, I started a scarf yesterday that didn't want to be photographed in bad lighting this evening. While I was knitting said scarf, I needed to look something up in The Knitter's Bible, and lo and behold ... I found myself knitting a COASTER from a pattern I found in there ... :shifty: ... her 'tis ... Oh look! That shy little scarf decided to sneak in a little edge there in the background :yay:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/HeartCoaster.jpg

That's it for now!

gimmesanity
10-16-2006, 12:22 AM
wow, you've been busy!
The cowl rocks.
The phone cozy is too cute.
Your market bag looks fab-o in that yarn.
I have sitcom chic on my never-ending to-do list - what's up with your collar?? ;) Actually, I really like the color you chose.
Oh, and the coaster - what a great idea to try out new stitches.

Georgiasmama
10-16-2006, 03:32 AM
I Just love the greens!! yummy

Jeep_Girl
10-16-2006, 08:57 AM
DM - WOW!!!! Everything is great!!! I'm so impressed! I feel like such a slacker now!

DotMom61
10-16-2006, 09:03 AM
Thanks, everybody. :aww: I always feel a little like a kindergartner bringing home a picture for my Mom when I post stuff here. "Look what I did!!! Do you love it?!"

Maybe we should re-name this thread "The Front of the Refrigerator" or something like that. :lol:

Jeep_Girl
10-16-2006, 09:09 AM
That is a great idea!

AnreeAce
10-16-2006, 09:33 AM
"Look what I did!!! Do you love it?!"

I feel like that too!

But I really do like your FO's!

Andrea
10-16-2006, 09:42 AM
You rock, Jules!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Everything is wonderful! :inlove:

Alice's Restaurant
10-16-2006, 09:57 AM
Maybe we should re-name this thread "The Front of the Refrigerator" or something like that. :lol:

I think that's a perfect name for it!

Everything looks great! I love the moebius. I may need to add that to my ever-growing list of things I want to do.

sara_jayne
10-16-2006, 10:19 AM
Everything is beautiful, Julie!!! Fabulous job! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

CarmenIbanez
10-16-2006, 12:19 PM
I love the market bag. How much yarn did you use?

rorygilmore
10-16-2006, 12:19 PM
I love the color of your cowl. I want to knit a Saturday market bag but I don't have the needles for it, they were left in FL. :verysad:

Jan in CA
10-16-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks, everybody. :aww: I always feel a little like a kindergartner bringing home a picture for my Mom when I post stuff here. "Look what I did!!! Do you love it?!"

Maybe we should re-name this thread "The Front of the Refrigerator" or something like that. :lol:

:teehee: :teehee: :teehee:

Beautiful FOs, Julie!

rebecca
10-16-2006, 02:19 PM
I love everything! I was wondering what happened to the info on the Sat. bag, too! I want one, another project on the list :wink:

emongamous
10-16-2006, 02:55 PM
I love the cell phone holder! I am always looking for more small and easy to complete projects and this one fits the bill perfectly!

DotMom61
10-17-2006, 12:45 AM
I love the market bag. How much yarn did you use?

I used a full ball of the variegated, and probably about 1/2 a ball of the solid green.

And thanks, everyone. :D

As for the cell phone pocket - I basically just cast on enough stitches (using Turkish Cast-On (http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2005/10/knitting-made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html)) to make it wide enough for the bottom of my cell phone. I increased a couple of times after a few rows. When I got bored with the plain knitting, I did a ridge of garter stitch, a row of [YO,k2tog], another ridge of garter stitch, and then I finished off in stockinette 'til it was tall enough for my phone. I bound off using a 2-stitch i-cord bind-off. When I got back around to where I began the bind-off, I increased a stitch & then knit an i-cord long enough for the strap. At the end of the strap, I fiddled around a bit & knit a tab w/ a yarn-over hole in the middle.

To fasten the pocket to my belt loop, I crocheted a short chain to the front of the cell-phone pocket kitty-corner from where I started the strap. My original intention was to place a button on the i-cord strap so that I could pull the tab through the loop & then pull it back up & button it to the i-cord. However, I managed to make the crocheted loop short enough that just pulling the tab on the end of the i-cord through the loop seems to hold it fairly well.

And that's about it for my fiddly 80 MPH directions. ;-) Oh wait ... it's knit w/ 2 strands of Microspun held together on about a size 6 needle.

SandraEllen
10-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Also, if someone could tell me why I ended up w/ such a wide-open neckline here, I would love to hear about it!

Hmm... Comparing the pic of yours and the pic on knitty, it almsot looks like you didn't do enough decreases before you put in the yoke detail. Those few extra rows of decreases might have brought the neck in enough...


oh well!!

Beautiful job on everything!!!

DotMom61
10-17-2006, 12:06 PM
You're probably right. I was working on this sweater so sporadically, that I think I lost track of my decreases. I had considered this before. I have no desire to un-knit it and do it again, though. <sigh>

:verysad: Maybe I should anyway.

Amber
10-17-2006, 11:17 PM
Everything looks great -- but the cowl and the French Market Bag :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: ! Wow! I've been thinking about knitting the French Market Bag for a while now, and seeing yours makes me want to knit it even more. I love it in the varigated yarn -- so pretty!

DotMom61
10-18-2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks, Amber!! I really like the Sat. Market Bag, too, but I haven't used it yet. I'm thinking I'll just keep it in my car for quick trips to the grocery store. I may make more as time permits for the same purpose.

Have fun with it, and *please take my advice* re: the pouch. :roflhard:

KnittyKitty
10-18-2006, 09:35 PM
You've been busy! Everything is lovely!

Amber
10-19-2006, 01:30 PM
Have fun with it, and *please take my advice* re: the pouch. :roflhard:

Thanks! And, I just realized I called it the "French Market Bag." Where that came from, I have no idea. Is there a French Market Bag? Did I make that up? I kinda like it...it sounds so...French. :roflhard: I'm a nut.

DotMom61
10-19-2006, 04:55 PM
:lol: There *is* a French Market Bag, as a matter of fact ... it's on Knitty right here (http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter03/PATTfrenchmarket.html). So, see, you're NOT nuts!!! :roflhard:

jamadian75
10-19-2006, 05:08 PM
Thanks, everybody. :aww: I always feel a little like a kindergartner bringing home a picture for my Mom when I post stuff here. "Look what I did!!! Do you love it?!"


YES!