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Saturday, January 16th, 2010
11:56 pm
interesting fact: Orion and I are the best loli/kodona ever.

true damn story.
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
10:57 pm
Slytherin Shrug
I started this project last year in an attempt to make one of the newer style slytherin-house scarves, and got bored. Cause really... stockinette can get boring.

So how do you mix it up? with needle size changes!

What started out as a scarf became an easy EASY quick shrug - nothing complex. Sizing is achieved through needle change, and no armhole shaping is needed - it's knit flat and then the sleeves are seamed up the sides.

This was done in a cheap acrylic but you can knit it up in a softer yarn if you'd like. I used a carron simmply soft in light grey for the stripes, but if you'd like a solid colour, one skein of the Red Heart is enough.

What You will need:
-about 300 yds of a worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green, 1 skein = 364yds. I had plenty of yarn left over! For the stripe pattern, you'll need about 60 yds of the contrasting color. I used Caron Simly Soft in grey heather)
-1 set of size 11 US straight needles
-1 set of size 17 US straight needles

MC: 28 Rows
CC: 4 Rows
MC: 6 Rows
CC: 4 Rows
MC: 27 Rows
CC: 4 Rows
MC: 6 Rows
CC: 4 Rows
MC: 13 Rows

1. CO 47 stitches onto the size 11 needles knit in STst for 90 rows [in pattern if desired]. This will be the first sleeve.
2. Switch to larger needles, knit in STst for 40 rows.
3. switch back to smaller needles, and knit 90 rows (in reverse pattern).
4. BO.
5. Seam the tighter knit sections together. I suggest starting at the armpit end for a smoother, tighter seam. Weave in ends.

Modeled by Nicole, my roomieCollapse )

X-posted to lucky_orion and hp_knitting
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
3:47 pm
I know, I brag endlessly, lol
In celebration of my new guitar, I am making a guitar strap similar to the one featured on knitty.

Only I'm using forest green and a dusty pale green with gold lame weaved in as my 2 contrasting stripes, and I haven't found any nice fluffy edging to match the color scheme.

Also thinking of maybe scratching it for a chrocheted version in the simple forest green, because the crocheted version would be more durable..

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
11:49 am
My suitemate, Molly taught me how to crochet, and I finished a white scarf over Thanksgiving break.
I'll post pictures as soon as my camera goes off the fritz and comes back to the real world.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
7:53 am

So far, i'm 7 rows into the cuff. Knitting entirely on what I *think* are 5s, as they are the smallest of my 2138472897634234 dpns, but i dont have any DPNS larger than 8. The yellow are 8, orange are 7, pink are 6, and my metals are 6 blue and 5 pink. I *THINK* because i am guaging this entirely on site, and, as we know, I am retarded.


Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
1:57 pm
As I promised
I promised pictures of my green scarf as well as the hat I finsished lastnight for my brother's xmas gift. I think it's heinously ugly, though. And possibly too small. If so, then I'll give it away to the goodwill. XD
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PS the colors are waaaay off on the scarf and hat top. It's supposed to be a dark forest green, not gray. As a reference, that bedpread is actually a lime color, but it looks brown. No idea how to fix my camera. XD

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
7:43 pm
I finished the green base of my monarch scarf. I like it so much, I've decided to amke a hat and perhaps some mittens.

My mom is sending me yarn because I'm making a scarf for my sis for xmas and mum wants one, too. ^___^V Will post pics once the cam is back in working status

Current Mood: accomplished
2:54 pm
i love you i hate you
Current Projects:
-Harry Potter Scarf. PoA slytherin style. working on my 3rd section, i'm going to have to do one section a day if i want it done for the premier... i dont think i can do that! but im going to try. IM GOING TO TRY x_x
-Windy-City Scarf from SnB. doing this in yellow cotton, had it planned to give to mi bello, but im not sure if it'll be warm enough on the size needles im knitting with.
-Alien Scarf. I totally started this 2 summers ago and im ONLY 1ft done. i did a shit done when i started and have done like.. 4 rows since =_= i need to finish this.

i want to be knitting socks. ;.;

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
10:29 pm
just wanted to share
Knit chat, thought it was funny:

Midowen: i've been reinspired to finish my scarf, lol
ZestyLemonJelly: yay!
Midowen: lo i went on knitty and was like "I want mittens to match my scarf-must-be-done"
ZestyLemonJelly: xDDD
Midowen: lol
Midowen: you know how you sometimes go into those trances where you start knitting at like the speed of light?
ZestyLemonJelly: yah
Midowen: yeah i've been in one of those

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
3:22 pm
Okay so I have a BUNCH of projects. erk! I promissed a commission of scarves..
First one: combo of sky blue, black and white.
Second one: any colors, but also preferred greens and browns...

not sure what stitches I ought to use. Any suggestions? Also having trouble with keeping stockinette from curling, so yeah. Can you iron it? how can you get it to not curl?

Also getting good headway on my monarch scarf. I shall be done soon and hopefully I'll be able to figure out the crocheted butterfly part. My suitemate crochetes, so I can ask her, maybe. I'll take photos of the green base, once I finished it.

Also excited to work on my new scarf project: the white skulls one. OMFG!

One good thing about feeling ill is that you're being confined to bedchambers and boredom, so you're forced to knit for lack of anything else to do to amuse! XD

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
1:50 pm
Miss Dashwood
i bring to you.. my first project on DPNS (double pointed needles) that actually worked. I was never really able to get the hang of them before, but once i did - i LOVED them! I think i may actually prefer them to circulars, but we'll see. Anyway, this project is from the winter 2004 issue of Knitty, and is called "Miss Dashwood". knit on size 6 US needles (circular and then switched to DPNS which were fab) in Bernat CottonTots ("sunshine" - the cutest yellow ever, 100% cotton). It was a surprisingly easy pattern, except for some knit-4-togethers which were hard on small needles. The hat, i dont think you can tell from these pics, has a great little scalloped edge made using a crazy-ass technique called a "Picot Cast-On", where you knit-cast-on 5, Bind of 2 and repeat the whole way around. I didnt take any pics of them - but there are cute buttons and ear flaps on the hat, too.

Normally I dont do baby stuff, but April, my roomie, needed a baby-shower gift, and i thought - hey, hats are easy and cute- and who doesnt love hand-made stuff for baby? So i offered to make it for her.

cute piccies!Collapse )

Current Mood: creative
1:01 pm
W00t! I liiiiive! Okay I am currently working on a little revamped version of a pattern Miss Anna gave me and it is this beautiful green scarf with a monarch butterfly crocheted on it (still doin the scarf). I decided to make it a seed stitch, instead of a stockinette, mainly because I hate the way stockinette sticthes curl up and you can't do jack, it seems, to uncurl them. Will take photos and stuffs later, when I've gotten more done.

Till then, I'll post up some lovelies that I someday wanna make:
-a BERET! Oui Oui, Je suis tres francaise!

Current Mood: beret!
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
10:47 pm
Formerly Lucky and Orion's Guide to Everything, this Comm is now....okay well it's still the Guide to everything

Everything KNITTING that is.

Our trials, tribulations, projects, patterns, and frustrations. Maybe even some pictures.

Keep it tuned, people.


Current Mood: geeky
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