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05 March 2008 @ 04:52 am
knitting goodness  
okay, i mentioned on my personal lj that i'd been knitting, and promised to post some pics. so here they are:

Twink's gauntlets Twink's gauntlets
fingerless mittens, adapted from a pattern in a book i own. the first thing i ever knit in the round.
Twink's gauntlets, detail Twink's gauntlets, detail
where the swirl stitch on the arms meets the stockinette stitch of the hands
tiny knit kodama tiny knit kodama
y'know, the little tree spirits from princess mononoke...
Bunny's Raspberry Coat in progress Bunny's Raspberry Coat in progress
the first thing i put cables on! this is intended to replace the Pink Horror (TM) from PetSmart that's beginning to fall apart.
Bunny's Raspberry Coat detail Bunny's Raspberry Coat detail
closer view of the cables, and a more accurate depiction of the color
Bunny's Ostara sweater in progress Bunny's Ostara sweater in progress
started out as a scarf, but i quickly realized i didn't have enough yarn. so it's going to be another puppy sweater.
Sue's scarf in progress Sue's scarf in progress
i had intended this to be a birthday present, then sue decided she wasn't having a birthday this year. so when i finish it, i guess it'll be a "just because it's thursday" present.
Sue's scarf cable pattern Sue's scarf cable pattern
closer view of the cable pattern on sue's scarf
Sue's scarf - yarn Sue's scarf - yarn
jaeger natural fleece, in a lovely dusty pink wool.
Twink's stripey kneesocks in progress Twink's stripey kneesocks in progress
finished the toe, foot, and heel on sock #1! this is based on a toe-up sock pattern i found online with a short row heel, modified to (eventually) become a knee-high pair of socks to fit over my (sizeable) calves.
TwiNk's camera case, closed TwiNk's camera case, closed
my first nearly-finished project in doubleknit. all i have to do is attach d-rings to the bag and clips to the ends of the strap, and it's done.
TwiNk's camera case, open TwiNk's camera case, open
here you can see the ribbing at the top opening, which will help to hold things inside the bag.
Yoric's doubleknit scarf begins, side a Yoric's doubleknit scarf begins, side a
doubleknit with patterning can be a somewhat fiddly and tedious thing. but i love him, so i'm going to finish this - and it's going to be awesome.
Yoric's doubleknit scarf begins, side b Yoric's doubleknit scarf begins, side b
the beauty of doubleknit is that the pattern is the same on the back, yet you only have to knit it once!
Yoric's striped harlequin scarf, detail Yoric's striped harlequin scarf, detail
trying to get a good shot of the stitch pattern here, and only encountering fail. harlequin shapes in stockinette and reverse stockinette, which have a somewhat ripply effect in the finished fabric.
Yoric's striped scarf in progress Yoric's striped scarf in progress
started this a while back, on hold for now while i do some other things.
sweater swatch for Greenchimes sweater swatch for Greenchimes
leafy lacy faux-cable/rib stitch pattern i put together for greenchimes. haven't finalized the sweater design just yet.
sweater swatch detail sweater swatch detail
closer view of the faux-cable and lace

i'm TwiNkQ on ravelry, if you care to look me up there.

oh - and yes, i will take commissions for hand knits, but keep in mind that they *do* take a significant amount of time.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Elizabethashamanja_babu on March 5th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, lots of pretties!

I really like all your cabled stuff. I haven't ventured into cables yet.
Danathar Creationsdanathar_sewing on March 7th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
oh, cables are so much fun!!! really, they only sound scary.


d'you think the costume guild membership would be interested in a knitting class? i could throw together some historical info and a couple period (or period-inspired) patterns at different skill levels. i'm probably somewhere between advanced beginner and intermediate skill levels right now.

... hmm. i'll post that on our lj.
PAAAAAASTIIIIICHE!boy_pastiche on March 5th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I especially like the knit of greenchimes' sweater-to-be. Felicitations!
Danathar Creations: TwiNk & Charitydanathar_sewing on March 7th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
salutations and felicitations to you too dear lady!

i think the sweater may wind up being a raglan shape, to mess as little as possible with the lace pattern.

sorry we can't join you saturday, but we *will* make other arrangements soon - you and yours are good people and we don't see enough of you.
PAAAAAASTIIIIICHE!boy_pastiche on March 7th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
_call_girl__call_girl_ on March 5th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
I covet the arm warmers and the kodama.

Seriously covet.


I'm obsessed with yarn- but I suck at turning it into things.
Danathar Creations: knit kodamadanathar_sewing on March 7th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
i'm thinking of selling the kodama (when i make more, that is), at art fairs and such (con? pagan pride?).

and if you've got yarn you want turned into something, i'm more than willing to negotiate! ... or help you do it, if you'd prefer.
Carlyunknownpoet78 on March 5th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
pretty, pretty... yet so complicated looking... yeah, I'm sticking to crochet.
Danathar Creations: bunny prettydanathar_sewing on March 7th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC)
ah, crochet. where somehow a single loop at a time on a tiny hook manages to produce a fabric. never did understand it, though i watched my mom crochet afghans for hours. i'll stick with my pointy things for now, i believe.

though crochet does look like a fun thing to learn...

*headdesk*no time*headdesk*no time*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk*
Carlyunknownpoet78 on March 7th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Whenever you do have time, if you wanna learn, I'll show you how to crochet.