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Alterknits rug. Ugh.

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

It took me like a dozen tries of a dozen stitches before I decided that the one called for in the book (garter) was truly the right stitch. I don’t know why I thought I knew better. Anyway, I knit it all up with my pretty pink and orange-dyed tshirt yarn. And about 3/4 of […]

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Swatch-o-rama!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

I decided (in retrospect) that I wanted to do a different pattern swatch from 365 Knitting Stitches a Year each week this year. I’m going to make 3-4 6″ x 48″ strips of swatches & then seam them all up as a simple poncho. The yarn’s actually a bit less shiny than this, so the […]

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Tshirt yarn

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

All those dyed shirts, cut into strips. The 2-color ones were made from sweatshirt rags, dyed separately & then stitched into big loops. The darker balls all started gray. I’m carrying a strand of wine-colored Schulana Morbido (80% wool/20% nylon, sorta lofty thick/thin) along the whole way. I’m trying to decide what stitch to use. […]

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Alternate Alterknits Rug

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

I’m dying a bunch of t-shirts that I’ll be cutting into strips to make a version of the Alterknits rug. I’m using wider strips & maybe bigger needles, and I’m thinking of carrying a strand of bulky wool along with for extra texture and strength. There was a giant rag bag in the hallway when […]

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Thrifty Critter

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Hooray! Now I can feel free to ramble endlessly about knitting without destroying the Housewife. I’m starting to modify the lovely Girls Suck theme for WordPress, and right now, I’m working on a little critter to use as my mascot. Orignally, I had a sort of retro navigation icon thingy I’d made before I decided […]

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