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Old 02-23-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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FO - My first knitted items....
I was first introduced to knitting by my future inlaws (my boyfriends mother and grandmother) over xmas (not this past one, but hte one before that), when I expressed an interest. I was gifted the yarn and pattern to make a simple poncho...so I started knitting this :



I then thought to myself : "Self, I hate this thing.. I would never wear it...I hate the colors and the thickness..." ...

So...I gave it to my cats...



Then, I got some yarn I actually liked, and made myself this scarf :



I loved doing it... loved my new smaller bamboo needles... but wanted to do something a little more than a scarf....so I made this hat [this is the project where I discovered I knit preddy damn tight]:






I want to make another hat with that yarn, doubled, and with more stitches, so it doesnt look like my brain is gonna pop out of my skull.

Now, since I started knitting, my brother asked me to make hima Jayne hat. So I found a pattern, and knitted it last night in about 6 hours. This is the prototype. Im gonna have to knit a new one, once again, with more stitches to make it look right...I added some, but apparently not enough





Oh yea...this is what the other cat does when I knit... the yarn is a good pillow I guess



P.S. Can anyone tell me the proper tags to make my pictures center aligned??
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Great hats! I love them.

Your cat is also adorable...
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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I love the Jayne hat! do you have the pattern? I would Love a Jayne for myself! I love Firefly.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Thanks!!!

I have actually seen a few Jayne hat patterns out there...

This is the one I used...
http://redshirtknitting.com/?page_id=222

I plan on modifying it slightly on my next jayne hat... Like doing a few more rows of reducing up top to create a smaller hole...and just running the yarn through the stitches at the end to draw it together instead of binding off and then sinching....And like I said, since I stitch tight, I need to add a few stockiniette rows to each section, including the ear flaps...and widening the ear flaps from 8 stitches to 12 ... then I think it will look like it does in the picture
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:13 PM   #5
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I LOVE the Jayne hat. The first hat I made was one.

I also really like the colors of your other hat. What kind of yarn is it?
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #6
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LOVE the FO's!!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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They look great

My cats would like to tell your cat that they agree with the choice of pillow. And are a little envious that your cat has some knitting of its very own to lay on.

Apparently my cat would also like me to know that I must get off the computer now. That or scroll back up to your kitty...
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:13 PM   #8
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great FO's. i was thinking that maybe instead of adding stitches, you could go up one or two sizes with your needles to make a looser stitch :D
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:18 PM   #9
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Great hats!

Have you been working in the round, on circular needles?

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Old 02-24-2007, 12:16 AM   #10
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Nice work!!! Cute cats!
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