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Friday, October 3rd, 2014
2:56 pm - Super Soft Knits

New bridal and everyday boleros and knits in Super Soft Knits Etsy store!

Visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/supersoftknits/

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014
6:05 pm - Super Soft Knits 003

New super long and soft shawls from Super Soft Knits @ SuperSoftKnits Etsy shop!
All knitwear is made from either 100% natural fiber yarns as linen, cashmere, silk, wool or a mix with acrilic yarns (30%-50%)

Go and take a look here:


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Sunday, August 10th, 2014
12:49 am - collection 002 for Super Soft Knits

New collection for Super Soft Knits on etsy! Many new wedding, evening, and day time wear boleros with short and long sleeves. Also some oversize models and models with twisted front detailings. New scarfs for fall/winter as well! Shop now at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/supersoftknits


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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
1:51 am - Super Soft Knits

Check out these new 100% handmade Italian merino/wool scarfs and boleros collection from Super Soft Knits on Etsy!
Prices from 15 EUR to 35 EUR for scarfs, shawls, boleros. All sizes available, custom made items available.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/supersoftknits

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Friday, March 1st, 2013
5:49 pm - Just one...


So, knitterly types, what would you do with a single skein of Manos del Uruguay Wool Classico? It's a fabulously silvery grey, like moonlight and shadows.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012
8:15 am - Help out maybe?

Okay first off Mods if this is not allowed Delete delete delete! Where I work there are no boys at all in the hotel desk staff, Just Us Girls. One of my co workers, though I must admit to wondering HOW this is possible, was unaware she was pregnant for her whole pregnancy! Her newborn Son's name is Odin and he of course has NOTHING! since he is so unexpected. Truthfully he is lucky to have such a cool name I think ^__^ So In the spirit of this I wondered if anyone had any charity plushies that would be baby safe or any finished baby blankets that would be boy appropriate or anything that they might be willing to donate to the cause. I have nothing close to finished otherwise I would be doing it myself and of course I am going to crank out a little square one for him but all the help we can get for this little boy would be appreciated.
I will try to get the Mailing Address for work as the street address is not a valid mailing address here in Wendover where even the Casinos just have PO boxes. it is however 1225 West Wendover Blvd, West Wendover NV 89883 and the post office staff will surly forward. Care of Hotel Front Desk. for Lillian and Odin!
xposting to 20sknitters crochetcrochetpolite_crochet 

current mood: determined

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
8:39 am - I need opinions

Okay folks... so I'm knitting an ugly yellow sweater. 

So here's the trouble... this ugly yellow sweater was once the beginnings of an ugly yellow lace scarf.  A scarf that sat for years before I had the balls to finally frog it.  So I started knitting this sweater and it was kinda wonky... the stitches were uneven and ugly and I thought it was because I was knitting tiny sock yarn on size 6 needles and I was just doing so in clumsy uneven fashion.  Well I've knit a lot more of it now and the top part is all even and pretty (as pretty as it can be) and the bottom is all twisty and ugly and I realize now that it's because the bottom yarn is the stuff that used to be a scarf.  

So this is where I need opinions... do you guys think that the ugly can be blocked out of the bottom? or should I just suck it up and frog this again and cut out the stuff that used to be a scarf?  The yarn is sock ease 75% wool 25% nylon.

Thanks in advance!

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Monday, October 31st, 2011
7:46 pm

Took me forever but I've finally finished my first sweater.  ... and by finally finished I mean I finally stopped putting off completing the zipper and tucking in ends.

Hopefully he will not ruin it any time soon.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2011
11:30 pm - The Angels Have the Bag

So I made a Weeping Angels purse. I used a couple of different charts for the angels and the TARDIS and the Bad Wolf on the back, but the purse is my own design. Took a lot less time than I assume, about a week to knit up, and then my roommate put a liner in it (because I can't sew). So um... here it is.Collapse )

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011
1:32 am - Question!? Or help rather...

Hello everyone! Seems pretty dead in here but I will try this just the same.

I am trying to knit this ---->http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermione-hearts-ron

The Hermione Hearts Ron hat off of Ravelry. Now the pattern calls for DPNS size 3. I'm using DPNS 3 but stitches keep falling off the ends frustrating me. I'm looking into the Needle Point Protectors but I was wondering what would be the damage if I switched to circular 8's? I know this is a sizable jump but I do not have any circular 3's and honestly have no desire to spend the money on some for one project. I don't know how many 3 projects I'm going to feel like completing after this one.

Would I have to change the pattern around completely because of gauge? I'll still have the same number of stitches ect so I don't know if it will work.

Can anyone help me? Would it completely mess the hat up to knit with bigger needles and the same number of stitches or should I just invest in the Needle Point Protectors?

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011
9:10 am - I haven't posted an FO here in forever...

 or anything else for that matter.... but I ought to before I'm no longer a 20's knitter :(  Stupid getting older all the time.

All my projects are currently huge... sweaters, blankets, dr who scarves... so I needed to crank something out to make me feel accomplished for actually finishing something. As luck would have it my coworker came into work w/ free yarn for me. Yay for me!  Yay for my puppy!

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Monday, July 18th, 2011
9:51 pm - Finshed Object!

This pattern is called Little Boy Blue Blanket and it is a free pattern from Caron International.

Pictures!Collapse )

The cables are pretty easy, this might be a good project if you are looking to try cables for the first time. More details available in my Ravelry Notes.

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
7:36 pm - Halfway Through The Yarn Project

In two days, I will be half-way, through The Yarn Project. I really cannot believe that a year, has already passed. It seems like just days ago, I had the idea, of starting this project. Now, it is half done.
June 9, 2011. I have made it through the crochet segment, of my Project, and am well into loom knitting, with only a few projects left. Then, it will be on to knitting.
And, I have decided that, since I didn't think (at the beginning) that I would make it this far, I am going to throw myself a party. One year with The Yarn Project.
I have made up a bunch of yarn goodies, and will be giving some of them away, to my readers.
God...Half-way done. It is absolutely amazing. And, I can't help but think...
This time, last year, I knew ABSOLUTELY nothing, about yarn.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001
6:56 am - Yay!

So today, I have OFFICIALLY entered into the world of Felting. I am currently, in the beginning stages, of my very first felted project-a yoga mat bag. I am totally excited, about the whole thing. I have wanted to learn to felt, for quite some time.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011
1:08 am


I'm seeking some advice.  I'm currently knitting Rinoa's duster from Final Fantasy 8.  I have everything done now except the trim/bias along the arm hole edges and front edge.  

Basically, I'm wondering how I should go about making the trim. 

My thoughts were to either 1)knit a strip of material in stockinette stitch for about an inch and just sew that on as a trim or
2) pick up stitches along the edge and knit for an inch, making sure my knit would be on the outside, and just sew the BO end, folded over,  to the piece, completing the edge. The second method might ensure my trim is long enough, while the first method I could potentially just do on a separate circ.

Also, what advice might you have for the button straps seen center?  Maybe just knit two more pieces, fold them over, and sew a snap on them?

HELP!  Please and thank  you.  =^.^=

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Friday, May 6th, 2011
7:59 am - Blankets Made with Love

So many children were left orphaned, homeless or injured after the tornadoes that hit Alabama on April 27, 2011. These littlest survivors need love. They need to feel safe and they need to be comforted. That is exactly what you give by knitting, crocheting, sewing or fleece knotting a baby blanket made with love. If you do not know how you can donate yarn or fabric to those who can make a blanket.

If you would like to donate fabric to make minky baby blankets, it takes 1.5 yards cotton fabric for the front and 1.5 yards minky fabric for the back.

If you would like to donate yarn, please email Amber at blanketmadewithlove@gmail.com to get a address of one of the knitters to mail the yarn to.

If you would like to give a homemade blanket, please mail the finished blankets to Blankets Made with Love, 4807 Melissa Way, Birmingham, AL 35243.

current mood: jubilant

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Thursday, March 10th, 2011
9:46 am - The Fish Pillow, Is Done

When I first started working on the loom knit fish pillow, I thought it was going to be this INCREDIBLY easy project. Oh boy...WAS I WRONG! The increases, and decreases completely threw me for a loop. I never thought I was going to finish this fish pillow. It was just such a nightmare to make.
But, as of last night, I finished. It is done, and I am ready to move on, to my next project. Fingerless Mitts, here I come!!!

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
7:52 pm - Ivey's Autumn Dress

Just uploaded the pattern for my Ivey's Autumn Dress, available for free here.
Sizes 12 months, 24 months, and Child 4.

It's a very easy knit, so this is perfect for beginners. It actually only took me three days to make it and I was drunk half the time. Don't worry though; I was completely sober during the writing part, so the pattern should be error free.

current mood: accomplished

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12:48 pm - Thanks!

 A little while ago I posted about some troubles I was having with a sweater pattern (making it symmetrical) and one of you suggested I draw out the pattern on graph paper.  I did that and it made a world of difference.  I finally finished the sweater and the front pattern looks great!


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Saturday, March 5th, 2011
3:33 pm - The Loom Fiasco

I am currently working on a loom knit fish pillow. Now, you would think that this would be easy. I know I did. I thought I would have a blast making it. But, my friends...THIS FISH PILLOW, IS EVIL! You have to increase, and decrease. I am still not entirely comfortable doing either, and I am CONSTANTLY fearful. You see, to inc or dec on a loom, you have to remove loops of yarn, from pegs. I am always afraid, that I will lose the loop, once it is removed, and will then have to start over. It is very unnerving.

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