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#31 Old 11-28-2006, 12:36 PM
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Glad to hear it.



Amy: I'm jealous, we only have one yarn store here, and it's not so much a yarn store as it is a craft store and cafe with about 2 dozen balls of non-vegan, expensive, handspun yarn. :P At least we have Micheal's Arts and Crafts, and department stores.
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#32 Old 12-11-2006, 06:27 PM
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I don't think I showed these here before, but these are purses that I made for my mother and sister. My sister's is the one with skulls. She saw the chart for skull potholders in the Stitch and ***** crochet book, and described how she wanted the purse. That's what came of it; it's more of a tote than a purse, she puts everything in there. There are 4 skulls on the back too, and it's lined with brown fabric and has a pocket. The strap is lined with an old fabric belt (not shown in picture). The yarn is acrylic camoflage, and acrylic satin touch white.



For my mother's, she wanted something like the Exchange Bag in the same book, but in taupe. And then when I was almost done, she suggested that I add in the blue. Since it's lighter, the strap is just lined with a ribbon to keep it from stretching. The ribbon goes all the way inside the bag, and it's lined with... I think it's just white fabric. White or beige. Yarn is Bernat cotton.



I made them in May and June.
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I taught myself to knit just over a year ago. Have done very basic things so far like scarves and a few purses.



One of the projects I really enjoy is making little kitty blankets, which I donate to my local animal shelter for use in the cat cages. I can experiment with different stitches and yarn, because the kitties don't care if the stitch isn't 'just right' or the colors are odd. And it's one of those 'no-brainer' projects that I can do while watching TV or a movie and not have to worry about counting stitches. Mostly, I've been using the cheap acrylic yarn because I found some at a really good price, and it's durable with all the washings the blankets will experience at the shelter. I've attached a little photo of some of the blankies.

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Those are nice, greenheart. That's awesome that you do it for animal shelter cats.
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This is a bit unreleated, but what are your feelings about yarn? As a vegan knitter I don't want to pick up wool yarns and the like, but I also don't want to unwittingly support unfair labor practices by getting cheaply made synthetic fibers. Does anyone know of yarns that do the least harm?
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Well, natural fibers like cotton, linen, flax, and bamboo are probably better if that's what you're looking for. You can look for recycled or organic. There's also soysilk yarn, which is made from the byproducts of the tofu industry.



I'm struggling a little with acrylic. I like it, and don't think it's all bad, but I've heard that it has an impact on the environment. I've never seen any writing that shows just what that impact is.
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Soysilk yarn! They really can make anything out of beans. I'll see what other info I can find out about acrylics.
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I have that website bookmarked, too. When I have more money I'm going to treat myself to soysilk or bamboo yarn.
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Bumping this thread to show off my latest projects. Meant to do so for earlier ones, too, but forgot (oops!).



Anyway, I finished 2 hats recently, a striped one for myself and a simple one with a knitted flower for a friend. Here's the latter:



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And me modelling with both:



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Aw, those are cute! Great job!

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I just wanted to mention there is a new knitting book out by Amy Singer called 'No Sheep for You'. It includes some patterns that use silk, but she also uses cotton, linen, bamboo...I'm borrowing it from the library before I buy. Anyone looked through it?
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I started another thread about this, actually: https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=69759



And you posted there, too. Maybe you forgot about it? Anyway, I've made Tomato from the book, I'll attach it. I love the sweater, it's made with super soft organic cotton, and it's top-down construction with no seams. It fits great, I wear it with a white cami underneath since the neckline is a little sexy for work.
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Anyway, I've made Tomato from the book, I'll attach it. I love the sweater, it's made with super soft organic cotton, and it's top-down construction with no seams. It fits great, I wear it with a white cami underneath since the neckline is a little sexy for work.



Ooooh, that's nice!! What brand of organic cotton did you use? Do you find it warm or cool? I'm trying to come up with ideas for warm, non-wool items for a friend who's allergic to wool (was thinking about getting said book, but I'd appreciate opinions more).
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It's Blue Sky Alpacas's Dyed Cotton, the company is Blue Sky Alpacas http://www.blueskyalpacas.com/yarns.php



The yarn is thick, so it's warm, but it depends on what climate your friend lives in, too. It's not as warm as I imagine wool is (I've never actually worn wool, so I don't know). I think you should buy the book, it's very informative and helps with learning how to select non-wool yarns for patterns intended for wool. It also has great non-wool patterns. Actually, if anyone wants to see works in process, go here: http://www.nosheepkal.blogspot.com/ Lots of people are posting there. There's also a video, if you scroll down enough, with Amy Singer where there are models wearing some of the sweaters.
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Thanks for the info!
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Blue Sky Alpaca cotton is wonderful. I just bought a skien of the organic and it's so soft.



Right now I'm crocheting the Sweet Pea Shawl from the Happy Hooker in a white cotton. I'm one shell short in the first row and have no idea how to proceed (this is only my second crochet project)
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread with a couple of things I made some time ago as gifts. The first is a shawl I knitted as a birthday present for my friend, which you can see here and here's another photo of me wearing it. I also made a silk lacy shawl for my mum, but I'm afraid the picture isn't very good.



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Well as soon as I'm done with the scarf that I've been working on since... October of '06 I'll post a pic! LOL I love making things but hate following directions... But! I got this great book calle Scarf Style and another called... Simply Scarves (I think...) that actually look like I can follow the patterns. That lacy shawl is awesome! Did you freestyle or was it a pattern?
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Well as soon as I'm done with the scarf that I've been working on since... October of '06 I'll post a pic! LOL I love making things but hate following directions... But! I got this great book calle Scarf Style and another called... Simply Scarves (I think...) that actually look like I can follow the patterns. That lacy shawl is awesome! Did you freestyle or was it a pattern?



Most of my knitting is meant as gifts for friends, so I've got plenty of motivation to finish what I'm making . Case in point, I'm now working on a shrug for myself and it's taking me ages! Glad you liked the lacy shawl, I used the classic Old Shale pattern (aka Feathers and Fans), with a garter stitch border.
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I need to dust off my needles and start on Christmas presents.

Last year I made everyone slippers,wrist warmers and made scarves for charity.Speaking of which,anyone have any leads on charities to donate to this year?
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Since Christmas is so close, I thought I'd post some more things I've made, and, hopefully, more people will post their finished items, so we can be inspired by each other's craftiness!



Here's a scarf I made for my bf's mum: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2245/...0775ba.jpg?v=0



And here's a photo of the (unblocked) scarf I made for myself: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/...c0509d.jpg?v=0



And, finally, the colourful sleeves I made: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/...424dce.jpg?v=0
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Nice! Those sleeves are awesome. What yarn did you use for them?
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Nice! Those sleeves are awesome. What yarn did you use for them?



Cheers! The pattern is Hug shrug from Magknits, and I used Lorna's Laces Swirl Chunky in Watercolour. It took about 2 1/2 skeins.



Yesterday, I finished my headband. I mainly knit it as protection for my ears against the cold! Here's a couple of photos: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/...212372.jpg?v=0



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If you like headbands, maybe you could try doing the Calorimetry: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/...lorimetry.html



There are also tons of them on craftster.org, to get more pictures, etc.
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