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January 29, 2005

2004 FOs

i made a few things in last year, mostly small things but i was really happy that i had completed the sweater that i started back in 2001.

2004 is also the year i started to invest in knitting- my yarn stash, knitting book, and bamboo needle collection. here are some of my FOs in 2004 and earlier:


rebecca no. 24

the sweater that took forever to finish!! when i made the sweater back in 2002, i had very vague concept of gauge/tension, and i substituted everything - yarn, needle size, actual size. i figured that if i used a smaller needle, then i'd just knit a bigger size for the difference. well, that was bold. anyway, the sweater turned out great, it fits well (surprise!). my only regret was my hasty seam job. oh well.

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the famous "stitch&bitch; needle roll"

i absolutely loved it! i did not know how to sew, nor had a sewing machine, but i went and bought some very orient theme fabrics and had in mind that i'd just hand sew the case! well, turned out i had a friend who one weekend brought over her sewing machine and showed me how to make this thing, we spent one night, and a beautiful needle roll was born!



blueberry waffle socks

the first pair of socks ever made for my husband. i was very pleased with it at that time. it was easier than i had anticipated. i have yet to make another pair for myself. any day now.



lopi lace scarf from weekend knitting

i felt in love with this scarf when i saw the book. it was so charming on the model showing the market bag (another great project). i made this for my sister in HK. she likes it. i have plans to make another two with the suggested color combination. the only problem i had with the pattern was the ends tend to roll. i blocked it to reveal the lacy waves.


rebecca no. 24, fils anny blatt (silver grey)

this is my favorite FO so far. i had wanted to make the eyelet scarf in this magazine forever but could not bring myself to buy the yarn suggested in the pattern. my friend (who is a great knitter) had offered me this yarn from her stash. this project took me so long as it was the first time i knited lace. i love the way it turned out. i think it feels more like a shawl than a scarf to me.


cable sweater in mission falls 1824 (putty)

this is the cable sweater i made for my husband back in 2002. i had wanted to make him a cable sweater but i did not know how to do cables, so i learned some basics from the book, and casted on! this was also the first project i had followed a pattern. well, i actually just followed the cable part and changed mostly everything else. it was a difficult project. but my husband likes it, he still wears it today.


ghost beanie in tahki stacy charles ghost (orange and pink)

i went to a LYS last year just to browse. i ended up buying yarns for a tote bag and a ball of this lovely yarn. it was a pricy yarn so i thought i'd just make a hat. i knew what i was looking for so i just knit along without a pattern. it turned out very nicely.

Comments

This is my first visit to your blog. I am intrigued by your projects and knitting story! Very nice work, all of it. Welcome to the world of weblogs and thanks for deciding to share your knitting through one of your own.-Beckyskinnyrabbit.com

Beautiful projects, Blossom!!! I'm looking forward to reading your blog and seeing more lovely knitting. I love the Rebecca scarf...just love it!