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simplethings
02-28-2007, 01:59 AM
I finished 3 (real) objects last week! That's a record for me. :happydance: The week before Christmas I actually made about 7 scarves, but they were all really skinny scarves, relatively short, and knit in garter... and I used really thick yarn. :oops:

MySoCalled:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/405135234_4b2099b6bd.jpg

Knit in Manos Del Uruguay. Colorway: Stellar.
It's surprisingly itchy... anyone know what I can do to reduce the scratchiness?


Odessa:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/405137500_3331746dc4.jpg

Knit in Rowan Yarns Silk Wool. Color: Greenwood.
This was my 2nd attempt at Odessa. I knitted it almost perfectly. I have a big head so I added 10 stitches to the CO for the pattern... sadly, it's still a bit too small. I'll probably attempt it one more time with an added 20 stitches in the CO.


My third object is a prototype for a hat my cousin requested. She loved the Malabrigo I used for the scrunchable scarf so I knit this hat in Malabrigo: Autumn Forest.
It's a hat with ear flaps. She also requested a pom-pom.
My main augmentation to this basic hat was adding ribbing to the earflaps and carrying it up about 2 inches into the main body of the hat. All the hard work calculating the pattern was practically useless because the ribbing just disappears once I start the stockinette. I think I'll have to add a color change for the real hat I make for her.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/405124526_35cdf1a3c7.jpg

you can find more pictures on my blog!

Jan in CA
02-28-2007, 02:04 AM
Those are gorgeous!! So is your photography btw!

Ronda
02-28-2007, 06:30 AM
I'm impressed! I love your yarn choices, too. In the last picture, that bowl looks familiar! I think I have the same one! Did you get it at Pier I? I love what's IN the bowl! :cheering:

simplethings
02-28-2007, 01:08 PM
I'm impressed! I love your yarn choices, too. In the last picture, that bowl looks familiar! I think I have the same one! Did you get it at Pier I? I love what's IN the bowl! :cheering:


the bowl is very much from pier 1! good eye. =) the balls are from pier 1 as well.

MoniDew
02-28-2007, 01:33 PM
You have such a gift for selecting yarn! What an eye for color! I'm definately asking your opinion for any future projects of my own!
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Shannon4J
02-28-2007, 05:33 PM
Wow! They all 3 look GREAT!!! :cheering:

mwedzi
02-28-2007, 05:36 PM
Wow, Odessa. Thanks for the reminder. I put that on my to knit list waaaay back in the day when I wasn't confident enough in my abilities to knit it. I love the Odessa hat. Put it on. put it on! We wanna see. :)

Ronda
03-01-2007, 11:12 AM
the bowl is very much from pier 1! good eye. =) the balls are from pier 1 as well.

Darn. Now I'm going to have to go shopping.... :teehee: