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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
I do spinning. If I go to events where it's useful to demo stuff (but pack light) I spin on a spindle, and I like to work with pretty stuff. Alongside many other projects, I recently finished said on-and-off project and decided it deserved to be made into a gorgeous golden squishy scarf. And it's silk too :)

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janestarz
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janestarz
Is anyone else doing the free online sock knitting class on Craftsy?

Lucy Neatby has prepared three sock patterns and walks you through it in her lesson plan. It's free on Craftsy, you just need to sign up a free account in order to participate.

She calls out "so grab your needles and cast on" at some point, and well... you don't have to tell me twice! I'm half way down the leg section of the first sock. I've knitted socks before, but this class is great for anyone. If you can knit, purl, increase and decrease you can do a sock!

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Decided to get another Unfinished Project out of the way.. started spinning the yarn for this summer, started the socks then got distracted by spinning, knitting and sewing projects.
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lace_knitting
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lace_knitting
http://lacelegance.livejournal.com/1066.html

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
A work colleague found some nice yarn ("Crazy Zauberball") in a shop we were looking round and was kind enough to dig out a nice pattern to use with it:
http://cottonandcloud.com/blog/free-pattern-toe-up-ginkgo-socks/
(Toe-up, which I like, as you get a better idea of how much yarn you have left to work with).
As a result he's got some nice socks and I had a fun project to make over Christmas.

Very pleased with the results!
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chia777
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chia777
I don't post here as often as I should, but here are my 2015 X'mas Ornaments:
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Pattern from Ravelry:
Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino
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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
A couple of people get hand-knitted gifts this year :) (Should have been more completed items but I have been a bit distracted sewing dolly clothes and musical pastimes).
The gloves are made from some cheap yarn I bought and for my partner - first finger of left hand is deliberately shorter to enable barre chords to be done more easily when playing ukulele in cold weather (and knitted in the round using a modified version of an old 80s Women's Weekly pattern).
The socks are made of handspun yarn and I made them up as I went along.
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lace_knitting
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lace_knitting
This master class helps to make perfect looking seam of your knitted parts without knots and ends that needed to be hidden.
http://lacelegance.livejournal.com/555.html

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janestarz
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janestarz
My first commissioned knitting, these are for my friend Steelweaver. She found the wool and selected the pattern herself. I'm only responsible for the knitting, pattern adaptations and blocking. Adjusting the pattern had me frogging a lot, but the wool kept up really well.

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Found some cheap and cheerful soft fuzzy yarn to buy last weekend. Now a scarf!
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janestarz
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janestarz
Finally finished the second sock of my socks to wear around the house in my Birkenstocks. (I'm a little funny that way.)

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Next time I'll have to make sure all toe parts are equally long. Now the big toe has 2 rows more than the others, and it's obvious the other toes need a little extra length.
All in all, I am so proud of this pair and I'll wear them with joy.

Crossposted to my own journal.

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hakkai_duo
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hakkai_duo
Hello everyone!

I am currently pregnant with my first child, a little girl that will be born in April.

I want to make her some neat things, so I was wondering if you guys could maybe share some of your favorite patterns/things/yarns for babies.

Thanks!
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janestarz
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janestarz
This is a pair of socks I finished yesterday. They will be a gift for my mother-in-law. Half the fun was imagining her surprise when she gets them -- she will be ecstatic!

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celtic_flicka
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celtic_flicka
Hi everyone, I'm starting my first sweater, the Krydda lace cardigan, and I'm already stumped on row 3. :(

Row 2 is k3, pm, k5, pm, k31, pm, k5, pm, k3

Then row 3 says: [Kfb, k to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm] 4 times, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. (10 sts increased)

Since there's a marker after the first 3 stitches, am I just supposed to kfb, k1, kfb, sm? And it seems that the pattern of stitch markers in row 2 doesn't match what's needed in row 3.

I'm confused.
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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Back in the summer at a small music festival, some wool was found in the camping field. I made it into a hat!
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jlsjlsjls
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jlsjlsjls
The Pattern: Bloody Stupid Johnson by Sarah Lilly
The Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Volcan colourway
The Tools: Two 3.5 mm, 40 cm circular needles (for the true trivia buffs: The Collection SRK Bamboo Knitting Needles); I used one circ for the ribbing, used one as the stitch holder and one as the active needle for knitting the cable band, back to one again to pick up stitches for and knit the crown, and then went to the two circs method when the crown decreases got to the point where a single needle was too long. Bamboo wouldn't normally be my first choice for working with wool but the needles were on hand, it was just a hat so it wasn't going to be a long-term combination, and this particular brand are quite smooth and have long tapered tips similar to those on DyakCraft needles so they weren't all that grabby (sorry gang, S.R. Kertzer was taken over by Coats several years ago and these needles are, to my knowledge, no longer available)
The Ravelry Project Page: with bonus excessive notes! ;-)
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janestarz
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janestarz
When I get home in the afternoon, I love to kick back and kick off my shoes, but I have hard wooden floors around the house that hurt my feet. I can't walk around barefoot and should be wearing my shoes with support soles. Instead, I wear a pair of Birkenstock slippers that have podo-therapist approved foot support.
But now that autumn is approaching, it's getting too cold for Birkies without socks. I need the socks to keep warm....

This sock pattern was just a sock recipe, and so I chose to combine it with several other patterns to achieve the desired result. It might not look fashionable at all (not anywhere in this century) but at least I can show off my fancy hand-knit socks of gradient yarn and I keep my feet warm.

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Ravelry Links:
The base pattern is "Broken Seed Stitch socks"
The heel is a Fish Lips Kiss heel.
I used the instructions from the "Lateral Cable Socks with Toes" pattern for setting up the big toe
And the anatomically correct sock toe pattern for the other toes and pretty decreases.
And you might find the notes on my Ravelry Project page helpful.

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wild_huntress
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wild_huntress
Hello, all you knitters from a newbie to this comm! Anyway, I just finished knitting a mega bulky cowl/wrap combo loosely inspired by Katniss’ cowl in Catching Fire and the Lion Brand District 12 wrap pattern (I didn't follow it exactly but the idea is more like their adaptation than a really faithful version of the movie costume). The scarf/wrap part were knit separately and are supposed to be sewn together. However, I love the look of the two pieces separately as well, and after spending so much time and money, I’d like to have a versatile piece which I could wear as one seamed or fastened up Katniss inspired cowl, OR detach into two different items and wear a smaller cowl.

That brings me to my question. Is there any removable alternative to just seaming them together? I’m thinking of sewing a row of buttons into each side of the cowl and little button holes on each end of the wrap part, but I used Bernat’s Mega Bulky Yarn and am not sure if buttons would be sturdy enough to survive wearing such a heavy piece buttoned together, without having it detach when I don’t want it to. I definitely see myself wearing it buttoned or seamed together as the full District 12 wrap, so it would have to survive more than, say, one Halloween party, but I would like to be able to use them separately too. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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janestarz
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janestarz
On Ravelry there is a discussion topic in the Sock knitters group that looks for patterns that work well for variegated sock yarn. This is one of them: "Show-off Stranded Socks" and it means to show off your yarn.
This yarn was a gift for my birthday this year, so naturally I had to pick it up as soon as I started a new sock project.

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Incidentally, this is my first pair of socks photographed on home-made sock blockers, and I am happy with how they look. You can find the tutorial I used here.

Now I have stress because I don't know what pattern from my queue to pick up next.... so many beautiful choices!

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chia777
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chia777
Pattern from Ravelry by Aine Marriott: this is actually the first "toy" that I've ever knitted; most toy patterns are for crochet and I still haven't learned how! From the side, my elephant kind of looks like an odd mouse.
https://flic.kr/p/wRaeKe
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janestarz
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janestarz
This project was part of a knit-a-long. Three Dutch women researched the fishermen's sweaters of Zeeland (NL) and their knitting patterns and published a book with their findings. Every town with a rich fishing tradition along the Zeeland coast has their own knitting patterns distinctive for their town.
The patterns were collected in a blanket (afghan) to show them off, and then they started a KAL. The pattern is in Dutch, but over 1300 people (mostly women) from all over the globe participated. The revenue from the pattern went mostly into publishing the book and in that way preserving the rich knitting history of fishermen's sweaters and their patterns.

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e_moon60
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e_moon60
Hi.  I'm a knitter--almost entirely socks at this time--taking a look at knitting interest groups on LJ.   You can see pictures of my latest completed project (finished July 31, 2015) in my own journal.   I returned to knitting after about a 40 year gap in 2011, and started making socks for the first time in 2012.   I started knitting again as physical therapy for hand pain resulting from many hours/day pounding a keyboard, thinking the different hand position and motions would help.  I switch back and forth between writing and knitting--changing whenever one becomes uncomfortable.   Vision problems have limited my knitting to size 4 US, 3.50 mm needles and larger, as I can't see the stitches well enough to fix mistakes in more fine-grained work.  I'm on Ravelry as EMoonTx.

My posts here would be about my own projects (and you might get tired of endless socks.  My feet don't, though!) and comments relating to someone's questions or compliments on projects I admire.  As I get enough contention in other parts of life, I prefer laid-back, low-key special interest groups.  Most moderated groups are. 

I look forward to more knitters to talk with about knitting techniques, yarn, knitting books, etc.

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fantomatiquevie
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fantomatiquevie
I made a couple of these little hedgehogs from The Purl Bee. I think they're absolutely adorable, and a quick knit too! Just as a note, I didn't have chunky yarn, so I used WW for the back part of the body, and it worked just fine.

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passionfruitj
Hello, all!

I have fibromyalgia, and sometimes the repetitive motions and the tension hurts me, but I have PLANS and PROJECTS! Cable work is my favorite, but the tension involved is too painful. After about 20 minutes my shoulders hurt and the right side of my neck is sore.

Has anyone dealt with this and figured out a way to cope?
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fantomatiquevie
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fantomatiquevie
I haven't posted in a while! My mobility had been limited to *ahem* my smartphone just, and it's hard to cognitively write on a tiny keyboard/screen. But! Now I have a laptop again! So here's what I did this winter; The Elder Tree Shawl. It was the first charted pattern I've ever done, but it was super easy as the author of the pattern also includes super detailed instructions on how the read charts, a perfect beginner pattern for charts!

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I dubbed the color "Wes Anderson Yellow" ^_^

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