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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:47 pm 
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This thread is so inspiring. I am in awe of those of you who can make actual clothing!

I'm finally knitting again after about a two-year hiatus. It's been longer than that since I've been serious about it, as evidenced by the fact that I my yarn stash is entirely pregan. I plan to give a lot of my unused yarn away, but am going to use some of it while I'm getting the swing of things again.

Right now, I'm working on the Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl. Don't ask me why I thought lace would be the best thing to start with after not having picked up any needles for years. It took a couple of hours of false starts last night for me to remember all the stitches; for some reason, it took me forever to remember how to cast on, but sk2p came easily. So far, I've done about five repeats of the main pattern section, and I find the pattern to be fairly easy.

And yes, the relative dearth of beautiful vegan yarns is so AWFUL. I am not even going to torture myself by going to the local yarn store. I've been considering some stuff from Vegan Yarn, which is really the only place I've found so far that has yarn I like.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:49 pm 
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My best friend knocked up his wife (they'd been trying for a bit). My other best friend insisted that I knit something for the baby. So... I'm knitting them a blanket!

This one but with black as the main color and grey/silver as the stripes, using this yarn. I just did my swatch and got gauge using size 6 / 4mm Inox needles. The yarn is tiny bit splitty, but so soft and nice feeling! The splittiness was mostly noticable during cast on, not so bad while actually knitting.

I haven't knit much in the last couple of years. For some reason I was struggling purling with the yarn in my left hand, so I guess I'm doing this one up holding the yarn in my right hand. I used to be proficient either way. I'll find some less slippery yarn and needles and get the left hand purling back down.

Once I have something that is more than a ball of yarn and needles, I'll get a picture!

Edited to add: is "knocked up" inappropriate? I've realized some of my normal terminology is ok within my friend group, but not so appreciated online. Anyway, my best friend and his wife are expecting a wee little human and I'm super happy for him!


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:55 pm 
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i have friends expecting twins over the summer! i'm so excited! just finished two blankets (hoover pattern from knitty).
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plus some sweet pea hats.
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and i made these for myself over the winter:
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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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wow, esme! you're so good!

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THE PEA HATS!!!! how awesome.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:07 pm 
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esme, what kind of yarn did you use, it looks so soft and squishy! The hoover blanket is neat-o.


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Awesome, esme! Super impressive kitting. And the strawberries!!


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thanks, guys!

pi, the yarn is lion brand nature's choice organic cotton. it is super soft and squishy. it's a little expensive, but it makes for a really nice blanket. anything for babies, really.

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The hats are adorable esme.

I love the mittens. SpillyJane Knits has some really nice patterns for mittens.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:02 pm 
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esme wrote:
anything for babies, really.

Perfect! Thanks! I'll be knitting lots of baby stuff and I'd rather use cotton, even though this synthetic stuff I have now feels quite nice.


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KnitsByNat wrote:
SpillyJane Knits has some really nice patterns for mittens.

yes! her stuff is adorable. i have a bunch of them in my ravelry queue.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:57 am 
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It's raining. I feel like yarn-shopping today. Yarn shopping, then curling-up with my PVR and tea and getting a few dozen more rows done on this baby blanket I'm working on.

Can anyone suggest a pattern for a quick-knit baby blanket? I have 2 more to make before October.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Screw-it all. I'm making a sweater!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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My luchador mask is coming along nicely. I'm taking it really slow so I can keep it nice and neat.

Next I'll be making a sailor dress. It's based on and will feature the 'Lets Call Him George' fabric from Spoonflower so the colour palette will be black, acid green and white.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I need some button advice! The baby cardi has buttons running all along the edge and I'm not sure if I should do something cutesy like ladybugs, or something more flashy like gold or pewter, or just a shiny white or cream button. The hat needs a button at the top and I don't know if I should do a contrasting color (the matching non-striped outfit is lilac) or stick with just a flat boring gray button or something more ornate.

What do you guys think? I'm so terrible at finishing touches!

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:53 am 
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Cute!

I don't have the greatest eye for this thing, but I would say no to the ladybug buttons because I think the red of the ladybugs would be lost against the colour of the sweater (magenta?). I'd go for something contrasting like white or cream.

As for the hat, I think a bright yellow would look good, but really any colour could go with that!

I need my friends to have babies, I love knitting baby stuff! Adult sweaters take too damn long to make.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:19 am 
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those are so awesome!
I would go with white buttons for exactly the reason lobster says. As for the hat, I am more of a fan of making loops on the top instead of buttons, just because it would have to be big to be interesting and big buttons on a hat may end up in baby's mouth. (mothering paranoia, i still haz it)

i have been working so much that i have been taking a break from knitting- too much typing plus too much knitting makes my carpal tunnels get very nervous. I have an infinity cowl on needles but it's taking a long time. I am going to go yarn shopping this week though and hope I find something good.

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I made myself a big fluffy rainbow blanket!!
I want to snuggle it forever!

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(yarn is Bernat Tizzy, blanket is approx. 4.5'x10'.)

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Choirqueer, your blanket is wooooonderful!!

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That looks so pretty and cozy, CQ. Awesome job! <3


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esme wrote:
i have friends expecting twins over the summer! i'm so excited! just finished two blankets (hoover pattern from knitty).
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plus some sweet pea hats.
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and i made these for myself over the winter:
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WOW!! your work is absolutely amazing! WOW!

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Oh I forgot to thank lobsterrific and torque, for your input! I went with pearly white buttons and yellow loops for the hat. I will try to remember post some pics; I think they came out really well!

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I'm pleased with how the dress is coming along so far. Here is one of the sleeves (not attached to the body yet.) -

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Cute fabric choice!

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so, bitchin stitchers and stitchin witches,
i bought myself a yard or two of this
http://www.joann.com/anti-pill-fleece-p ... 12015418a/
and i have no idea what to do with it. it's REALLY soft, like softer than i would have expected fleece to be. i`d prefer something more interesting than a blanket, and i`m a knitter and a scarf addict, so scarf or gloves also isn`t my first choice.
what would you do with it? I forget if it's a yard and a half or two, but conceivably if there is an awesome project i could go and get more, since it seems to still be in stock.

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