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Offline LisaB

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Re: Knitting IV
« Reply #245 on: February 11, 2012, 08:43:29 PM »
Jenna and Marji, thanks for your kind compliments.

Marji, I like all of the monsters you posted, so I'm afraid I can't help choose one over another. They look soft and cuddly and not at all scary, yet calling them monsters could help a youngster facing a difficult time. Best wishes to you and your family over these next few weeks.

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« Reply #246 on: February 11, 2012, 09:28:25 PM »
Jenna - your shawl is lovely so delicate looking.

Lisa B - both your sweaters look wonderful - I think my favourite one is the lilic one - I do love cable knit.

I did some knitting last weekend - nothing as wonderful as these garments, but I thought for such a quick project to make it may encourage those that don't knit to give it a go. This was made from one ball of wool that looks like netted yarn and you knit into the top of it - its only 9 stitches and I knitted this in an evening.  I would like to see if I can buy some more to knit a trim for a sweater or something.  I wore this today and it was lovely to wear.



There is more on my blog about it if you are interested: 
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« Reply #247 on: February 11, 2012, 09:33:54 PM »
Good to hear from you, Marji.  I am so sorry to hear of your nephew's illness - how scary for your brother, SIL and the entire family.

I would say DEFINITELY a monster.  I like the family of monsters - something like that and you need to make a booboo on the monsters head, don't you think?  Monsters these days are so "in" and so popular.  My kids love stuff like that, even now.  If you make a second monster, maybe it's a (cute, harmless) doctor monster and it hugs the booboo monster?  This could be very therapeutic for him.

Anyway, that's what popped up to me.  Good luck, and all the best to the little one and family!

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« Reply #248 on: February 11, 2012, 10:43:54 PM »
OMG, this is too funny.  Maybe all of you knitters have seen this already. I used to knit a lot and can relate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Tx32hwJ28&feature=player_embedded

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« Reply #249 on: February 11, 2012, 11:46:49 PM »
Lisa B, your newly completed sweaters are beautiful. Your knitting is just lovely!

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« Reply #250 on: February 12, 2012, 12:12:03 AM »
OMG, this is too funny.  Maybe all of you knitters have seen this already. I used to knit a lot and can relate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Tx32hwJ28&feature=player_embedded

JUst linked it to my facebook page with the comments'
It's too hysterical. If you knit, you'll get it, if you sew, translate to fabric and in place of "swatch" read "muslin", and you'll get it. If you don't knit and don't sew, don't bother!

That is too funny! My hubby is sitting here, and at the part where she stashed the yarn into her own bag saying she had to sneak it into the house so her husband ddidn't see it, my hubby didn't see the humor. He evidently knows I've done that!
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« Reply #251 on: February 12, 2012, 04:37:25 AM »
Marji - good to see you here again. Good thoughts and wishes wafting your way for your nephew's surgery. I really liked the monster family but the elephant cuddle blanket would be just the thing I think. My DGD still sleeps with her "bear blankie" every night and whenever she is upset over something that is the first thing she reaches for. JMHO.

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« Reply #252 on: February 20, 2012, 09:36:54 PM »
Here are the two Adrienne Vittadini sweaters I finished awhile back:



I finished the winter white one first, and the caramel colored one second. I added the front pockets (I'm a pocket leaner!) as there were none included in the instructions. They were fun to do.  :)

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« Reply #253 on: February 20, 2012, 09:52:56 PM »
Wow, sewsy, not one but two! Both look beautiful!

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« Reply #254 on: February 20, 2012, 10:11:24 PM »
Thanks Kathryn. I so appreciate your good opnion.  :)

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« Reply #255 on: February 20, 2012, 10:50:48 PM »
Sewsy

I ditto Kathryn's comment - they are beautiful - I love the cable knits.
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« Reply #256 on: February 21, 2012, 12:07:18 AM »
Thanks Pauline.  :)

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« Reply #257 on: February 21, 2012, 02:01:38 PM »
Great sweaters, sewsy! They look comfortable and cozy.

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« Reply #258 on: February 21, 2012, 02:37:10 PM »
Thanks LisaB! They do feel pretty good on! Like a great big 'ol hug.  :)

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« Reply #259 on: February 21, 2012, 06:56:32 PM »
Lovely sweaters, Sewsy.  I love all the cables; they always seem to add extra warmth don't they...

What yarn did you use?

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« Reply #260 on: February 21, 2012, 07:11:46 PM »
Thanks, Ann. The cables were so much fun to do.  :) I used worsted weight Paton's wool for the winter white, and worsted weight acrylic for the caramel.

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« Reply #261 on: March 08, 2012, 09:35:33 AM »
Love your sweaters and those cables are inspiring.
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« Reply #262 on: March 08, 2012, 11:54:04 AM »
Love the two sweaters, especially the cables. I can seeing these sweaters being worn a lot.

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« Reply #263 on: March 08, 2012, 12:22:29 PM »
Thanks Sharon and Ann! They were great fun to do! Especially the cables and pockets.  :)

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« Reply #264 on: April 05, 2012, 07:32:31 PM »
I haven't been on this thread in what seems like years!  There are a lot of beautiful new things to see! Marji, hopefully your nephew is doing better.  It is hard when such a little person is going thru such a difficult time.

I was looking for a sock pattern someone posted here in the last 5 years....I went thru all the different "knitting" threads here, and I can't find it.  I have used it in the past, and my DD finally decided she wants to make socks, and not just scarves.  She is a knitting freak, and knits like lightning, and mostly in the dark(sneak knitting).    If anyone knows where I can find that basic pattern, I would appreciate it if you could help me out.  TIA. :)

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« Reply #265 on: April 05, 2012, 08:31:10 PM »
Do you remember any details about the pattern, like toe-up or cuff down? Since I started knitting socks, I've used the Universal Toe-Up Formula and substituted whatever stitch pattern I wanted.

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Re: Knitting IV
« Reply #266 on: April 18, 2012, 06:24:07 PM »
I've never knitted socks - I don't wear them, but I have just knitted these fingerless gloves

                                           
Domino Fingerless glove

I saw the pattern at a show I went to recently and was intrigued.
 The yarn is Regia sock yarn, designed by Kaffe Fasset, hence the wonderful colours...
An interesting and fun knit, with the squares picked up and knitted first and then the welt added on four needles.

My piano-playing grand daughter has requested a pair...


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Re: Knitting IV
« Reply #267 on: April 18, 2012, 07:25:51 PM »
Ann - what a great idea - I can see why DGD would want a pair.  Beautiful
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« Reply #268 on: April 18, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
Ann, what an intriguing pattern and beautiful yarn! I've never seen any fingerless gloves like these before.

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« Reply #269 on: April 19, 2012, 06:55:19 AM »
Ann, those are gorgeous fingerless gloves, love the colours and might be just what I need for our cold office.
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Re: Knitting IV
« Reply #270 on: April 19, 2012, 12:33:07 PM »
Beautiful work, Ann. Lucky granddaughter to get those fingerless gloves.

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« Reply #271 on: April 19, 2012, 04:06:21 PM »
Thank you! It's so damp and chilly here today I was tempted to wear them while typing this morning...

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« Reply #272 on: April 19, 2012, 06:02:13 PM »
Love your fingerless gloves AnnR. They are bright and go well with the pattern. Do you know if the pattern is available online?

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« Reply #273 on: April 20, 2012, 10:18:52 AM »
Do you know if the pattern is available online?

Unfortunately not!
 Lakeside Crafts is run by a retired couple and their site is pretty rudimentary. But there's a 'Contact Us' page which might be worth checking.
They were very helpful when I spoke to them at the show.


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« Reply #274 on: July 28, 2012, 07:02:50 AM »
I've finally finished the Shona Vest that I purchased whilst visiting Puyallup last year, mainly because I had a sewers thought about the buttonholes, wrong  :o



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« Reply #275 on: July 28, 2012, 09:21:14 AM »
Lovely Sharon! All those cables are most impressive.

I like the way you've fastened it; probably better than if you'd made the buttonholes...  ;D

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« Reply #276 on: July 28, 2012, 12:50:30 PM »
That is a *gorgeous* sweater, Sharon!

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« Reply #277 on: July 28, 2012, 02:07:03 PM »
That's really pretty, Sharon. Congrats!

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« Reply #278 on: July 28, 2012, 02:20:43 PM »
That is such a WOW piece of work, Sharon. Thanks for the pictures. I agree with Ann, you came up with a fine solution for your closures. Your vest looks like a classic but also very current.
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« Reply #279 on: July 29, 2012, 07:57:59 AM »
Thank you Ann, shams, LisaB and miriam for the compliments. I love the colour but was having doubts once it was stitched together about what I would wear it with, however I wore it last week whilst we were away just about every day with plain brown and cream knit tops and a chartreuse/navy knit which surprised me how versatile this vest could be.
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