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DUDES!

This looks like an excellent community and I've gone back and read through old entries. You gals are fun! Anyone still around?

I'm currently working on knitting a tank top for my daughter with a cape on the back, a tote bag for my sister with a fun band's quote (shoplifters of the world unite!- ten points to whoever names that band!), and a bright turquoise shawl because, whatev, I want one.

What are you all working on?

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nelsolidarida
Jul. 13th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
The Smiths? I'm still around but not knitting as much lately.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 13th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
You got it! Bummer, why aren't you knitting? I hit a dry spell a few months ago and didn't touch anything for about 2 months, but now I'm back and doing it more than ever.
thelasttruth
Jul. 13th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Those sound like fun projects. I'm currently working on #20 Cross Bodice Top by Joan McGowan-Michael from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012. I've grown very very fond of Vogue Knitting patterns lately.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Nifty! I bet it's going to turn out gorgeous. What kind of yarn are you working with?
thelasttruth
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
It's just Red Heart. Nothing fancy. The colour is called Tea Leaf and it's quite pretty.
basketcaselady
Jul. 13th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm knitting (and writing the pattern for)a Fairy Elf Coat for my daughter, the Lace and Cables Cardigan, a Daisy Lace Scarf that I'm designing (here is a link to my post with the swatches), The Great North American Afghan, and a pair of socks--my travel project. Why yes, I might have knitting ADD--ooh look..something shiny.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
That looks like fun! Lotsa variety there too, whoa. I've got a bunch of stuff on the needles other than what I listed, good lord. I've got the worst ADD these days! Also, comment was de-spamified. All comments with links automatically get marked as suspicious, unfortunately.
xdragonladyx
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I just adore the Fairy Elf Coat! How long has that taken you?
basketcaselady
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
I started in March. I've finished the top part of the sweater which is in dk weight. I've knitted the sleeves which are in dk weight for the short sleeves part and fingering weight to make them long sleeves with a layered look. I still have to do the stripes (fingering weight) from the midriff down and the hood which will also be in fingering weight. All the knitting left is fingering weight. Her sweater is resting comfortably now in an undisclosed location while I work on a sweater for this winter for myself, the Daisy Lace Shawl and a few other things. I'm also working on a Market Squares Bag in Entrelac. I'll let you guys google that so I don't get spamified again. I teach knitting, crochet and spinning so I have a lot of work related projects to do.
basketcaselady
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
The Faery Elf Coat has been a real challenge because there is no knitting pattern written for it. I am having to write it as I go. In fact when my daughter first asked me to do it, I told her no and to just pay the lady what she's asking for the one she wants. But after I looked at them for a couple days I decided to give it a go. She paid for the yarn--so far about $160. I may have over estimated on the dk weight yarn though because I didn't realize she wanted the top part so short. So I guess will have some of that left to knit a hat and scarf for her husband.
basketcaselady
Jul. 13th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Please unmark my above comment as spam. It is not spam. I provided links to the projects that I'm working on.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
I saw your comment in my email, off to go fix it so it's not spam! Don't know why lj does that with links, sheesh.
basketcaselady
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
moonpupy
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, you're not going to believe this, but . . . a sock! Yes! A straight ss sock! Toe up, circs, purty purple dyed by my niece, and, wait for it . . . I'm not screaming and throwing things!

Can you tell I'm not a sock knitter?
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Oh dear, me either. I have made roughly 2 1/2 pairs of socks, and I'm hoping maybe later I'll be able to stand it. I've got a single sock that was super simple tubesock, no heel or anything, just a tube! And it's on #6s, with nice squishy yarn I love. But the sock has been friendless for a few months now, because I just can't do it. Also, it's for a kid. Kid with a big foot, but still... shameful!

I curse whenever I touch the damn thing, so you're way better than me, haha.
moonpupy
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
The community icon reminded me that one of my very first projects was a voodoo doll. In dark brown acrylic. With black dreads. I need to finish that, lol.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
That sounds awesome! My first project was a squid and he hangs from my rearview mirror.
xdragonladyx
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I'm working on a bunch of socks right now. I've got one blue one done, but have put the second one on rest since I had to force myself to finish the first. I'm also making some "Ballet School Dropout Sockettes" with a stretchy purple and pink (mostly purple) self striping yarn. I'm planing on making a pair of normal sized socks with the left over yarn when I'm done with the slipper socks and the aforementioned blue sock.

I'm expecting a wee one though, so I'll probably drop all that and start working on baby stuff as soon as I find out the sex of the baby. I saw a really cute "tattoo hat" on Ravelry that I'm thinking I might borrow the idea of for a baby sweater or something. Love Tattoo Hats...it's someone's personal project, but I don't think it'll be too hard to reproduce.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Looks like fun! I'm horrible with socks, I've barely finished 2 1/2 pairs of them and they were all kid sized. So shameful!

That tattoo hat is adorable! I really dig it. I think I'd be tempted to embroider it, though. I've gotten really into embroidering lately. Using a smaller yarn for the heart and banner and smaller needles would make it easier to stitch into.

Ooo, baby stuff. I've got a Tiny Tea Leaves sweater started for my girls and can't wait to finish it. Next I want to try Laura Chau's Baby Bunting Sweater. They wear the same sized stuff so I'm able to justify making more cute things for them right now and I love it. I've got a niece coming in October too, so I've got a few tiny hats to make. Isn't it fun making tiny things? Or maybe this is your first? I don't know, but congrats regardless!
xdragonladyx
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
I've found that I stick with socks better when I use a self striping yarn. In theory a neat pattern might work too, but I haven't tested my attention span for that.

I was thinking some kind of combination of intarsia and embroidery for the heart and banner too. It just looks a bit to bulky with them all being individual appliques. It'd be really cute on the rear end of some diaper covers or on a little jacket.

I love making tiny things too. This is my second, but I didn't make much for my son when he was a baby. He just grew to darn fast, there's no way I could have gotten things done in time. At one point he was 3 months ahead of what size he was supposed to fit in. I still have trouble judging how old other people's babies are. I've tried to make up for it for making adorable baby clothes for babies of friends. I have no idea if they ever get used, but at least they were a joy to make and give. One recipient was just kind of like, "oh, cool...a baby blanket" while her mother just gushed over it. Her mom I've known since I was a little kid and she knows how to crochet, so she had a clue what went into the blanket. I made socks for my niece once, but I don't know if she even wears them. :/ I'm glad your family is open to the hand made gifts, it's always such a tough call. And thank you, my family is super excited.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 16th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Awww, I didn't make almost anything for my first either. I didn't know how to knit or crochet very well back then, so I just made him a small, simple blanket.

Dude, nothing is worse than the "oh..." when someone looks at something you've worked on for hours. Bummer. I guess I'm lucky enough with my family- they're a bunch of mooches! My sister in law asked if maybe I could make her a hat for her baby coming in Oct and by the end of the conversation she was asking for matching hats for them both, and hey, could I also make one in purple..? Hahaha, she's a hoot. I love her dearly, so I'll have fun making her baby stuff.

Next on my list is finally mastering socks! I have some really cute self striping sock yarn and it's the only way I can power through them. Cross your fingers for me?
xdragonladyx
Jul. 16th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed.

If you want any suggestions for sock patterns look up "Ann Marie: Pink Ribbon Stockings for Breast Cancer Awareness". The pattern is free, the designer just has a deal made with a yarn company where they donate money to breast cancer charities when people buy pink yarn from them. The pattern itself is pretty easy, the design is simple and one of the things I love the most is that it's a toe up pattern so you can make them as short or long as possible. I love the way the heel is made, even when I'm making a different sock pattern I use the Ann Marie heel.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 17th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
Oh, those look great! I haven't tried a short row heel before, that looks really cute too. I am suddenly just really feeling making socks, I think I'll have to try some like that. Thanks for the recommendations!


And regarding the tardis phone cozy, that is awesome! My friend will love that, and it'll give me a good reason to embroider it.
xdragonladyx
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
Like basketcaselady, my entry above this was NOT spam. It has a link to a free sock pattern and a link to the hats project page on Ravelry. Could you or the mod please un-spam it?
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Un-spamified, lady! I know it wasn't spam, lj did it automatically.
xdragonladyx
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Thank you!
thalialunacy
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
I just finished Bigger on the Inside :D



Edited at 2012-07-14 02:09 pm (UTC)
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 16th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
I love that! It turned out beautifully, too. I've got a friend who wants me to knit her a tardis -anything-, and this looks like it'd be a fun project to try.
xdragonladyx
Jul. 16th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
If your friend wants a Tardis anything, I've got a suggestion for a free quick little project. It's a Tardis phone cozy, a fast knitter could probably finish it in one evening of TV watching. I tend to take two evenings to finish one, but then I was either writing the pattern or trying to fix my notes at the time, so I bet I could have been faster.
thalialunacy
Jul. 17th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
Ummm that is AMAZING. Totes doing to make one! Thank you!
thalialunacy
Jul. 17th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Ee, thank you! It was an awesome pattern, very clear and precise. I'm going to use the TARDIS chart to make a babyblanket next. :D
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 17th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh god, tardis baby blanket! That sounds amazing.
danabren
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
I am making a grey/black wool Viking #9 sweater. Not gonna post a link because of all of the issues folks above have been having ;) but I am on Ravelry, same username, and the link is on my project page.
pleasesupriseme
Jul. 16th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds fun! I checked out the pictures of it on rav and am digging some of your projects. Nice job!
danabren
Jul. 16th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ♥
banan1983
Nov. 15th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
This looks like an excellent community and I've gone back and read through old entries You gals are
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