Completed Projects (by date):
Grey Tie Top Baby Hat (08/04)
Variegated Scarves (08/04)
Checkerboard Scarf (07/04)
Snake Scarves (11/03)
Wrist Warmers (11/03)
Stripey Hat for a Newborn (8/02)
Pull-Through Scarf (7/02)
Halter and purse (6/02)
Learned how to knit when I was 10 or so - my mom's a fabulous needleworker (sews, knits, crochets, embroiders) and she taught me the rudiments early on. Think I have a half finished scarf from back then somewhere.
In college I picked it up again and was known to bring needlework (mostly sewing though) to keep myself busy during sorority meetings.
Then came grad school. Joined up up with "Las Banditas de la Machina" (loosely translated as a "sewing gang") and started knitting again. And since graduation and moving back to DC have continued - doing two stitch and bitch groups plus my own projects. Knitting keeps me sane.
What: a baby hat with a tie at the top.
(Made) With: a wool acrylic blend that's actually pretty soft.
Who (designed it): From Stitch and Bitch by Debbie Stoller. She calls it the umbilical cord hat which has skeeved out several people I've given it to.
(For) Who: My newest nephew Devon...
Note: Despite the photos and the colors this really is two photos of the same hat. Wow I need to firm up my digital photography skillz.
What: two scarves, made from variegated yarn
(Made) With: some reclaimed wool yarn from an old shell
Who (designed it): Superskinny Wooly Scarf from Hollywood Knits : Thirty Original Suss Designs by Suss Cousins
(Now) Wiser (Because): First time I ever frogged a sweater to reuse the yarn.
(above) the whole scarf
What: patchwork scarf
(Made) With: chenille blend and acrylic/wool blend
Who (designed it): me, as a way to use up all of the chenille
(Now) Wiser (Because): hadn't had much practice sewing together seams nor making sure items fit together - this was a good way to practice both.
What: set of wrist warmers - sort of finger and thumbless mittens designed to cover the space between your jackets sleeves and gloves.
(Made) With: soft wool and acrylic blend (despite that description really it is soft).
Who (designed it): these are Bonne Marie Burns' "Voodoo Wrist Warmers" (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html).
When: finished around Thanksgiving time.
(For) Who: Am not sure yet...
(Now) Wiser (Because): Confirmed that yes you can bring double ponted needles on an airplane, but it does tend to make the stewardesses nervous.
What: skinny scarves, made to look snake-ish
(Made) With: two with acrylic yarn, three with mohair; button eyes and flet tongues
Who (designed it): snake scarf pattern fro the book Hip to Knit
(Now) Wiser (Because): Combining knitting with some (albeit basic) sewing was a first for me.
What: blue and green striped hat, sized for a newborn baby.
(Made) With: worsted weight, soft wool.
Who (designed it): adaptation of Ann Norling's "fruit cap".
When: started 8/25, finished 8/26.
(For) Who: don't actually have anyone to give this to yet. Was bored yesterday, I had a little bit of the yarn from the cap for my new nephew, it was fun to make, and I figured someone eventually could use it.
(Now) Wiser (Because): First time I made anything with stripes.
Pull-Through Scarf (7/02)
What: 32 inch long pull through scarf, half light blue half dark red.
(Made) With: chunky hi-loft acrylic yarn.
Who (designed it): pattern from a Vogue Chunky Knits book.
When: early July.
(First) Worn: it's too damn hot to wear it now but I gave an all-blue version of this scarf to Sarah for her birthday and it got rave reviews there.
(Now) Wiser (Because): It definitely wasn't the yarn that the pattern called for - but I eyeballed it to make sure it was close and the scarf turned out cool
What: one piece apron tie halter top and matching purse
(Made) With: cheap variegated acrylic yarn from walmart.
Who (designed it): halter top adapted from a pattern in "The Urban Knitter" (replaced stockinette with garter stitch), purse own design.
When: both on the cross country trip - the halter top between New Mexico and Chicago, the purse between Chicago and DC.
(First) Worn: worn the halter around the house but need to pick up the appropriate undergarments to actually wear it outside the house, saving the purse for then too.
(Now) Wiser (Because): Adapting this pattern was such a cool thing for me - made another of these tops and it just wasn't fitting right - the stockinette stitch is larger than garter so it made the top too blousy. But replacing it made the top actually fit me.
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