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brooklyn tweed goes west

i finished the ganomy hat and its looks pretty great. i haven't had a chance for photos because of my frantic preparation for thanksgiving. i'm leaving for home this afternoon. since i'm flying all the way to seattle, i am hoping that they let me bring my needles on the plane, dammit! i always get crap for my needles at security because i'm a guy... which makes me a "suspicious candidate" for carrying knitting. grrr.... don't get me started. anyway, i'll post pics when i get home next week. oh yes, and i'm finally closing in on my raglan. i've...

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some objects of the finished variety

thought i'd post a couple of photos. i finished these a while ago but haven't done the photo-documentation thing.* VOO-DOO *here are the old stand-by wrist warmers that most of us knitty fans have lying around somewhere. i wear them often, so they're already quite pilly... the look of love, right? pattern : knitty.commaterials: tahki 'donegal tweed.' color: dijonneedles: US 6 dpn's * Manos Scarf *This is a scarf I made for my girlfriend last winter. i finally took some pics of it. its made with manos in a GREAT color. its very long for multiple neck wraps. one of...

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good ol' liz

i've been spending much of my commute/general subway time with elizabeth zimmerman. i've been researching her methods and practical but inventive patterns. her outlook on our craft is wonderful and she has some great insight. while i wouldn't wear many of her designs, i still enjoy reading about their construction and of course all of her words about the joys of PROCESS.i've recently picked up knitter's almanac. i love her three hat patterns for the month of july. (maxine at stitch therapy in park slope (my LYS) has the maltese fisherman's hat knit up in her shop and it is...

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Finished Objects!

two of my favorite hats that i've recently completed: my prospect park inspired striped hat and Shedir from knitty.comShedir Cap materials: rowan calmer in "coffee bean" knit using US 3 16" Circular Needle and dpn's pattern: Prospect Park Striped Hat materials :: karabella aurora 8 in "rust" (color 16) and "brown" (color 6) knit using US 6 16" Circular Needle and dpn's pattern: my own laying dormant on the window sill..... and IN ACTION!!!       and look how great the tops look (especially shedir... how great is that?!)     there is a whole host of hats...

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SHEDIR IS COMPLETE!! i will take pictures of it this weekend to post. it looks GREAT and fits nice and snug. i'm so proud of the end product - lots of work and it really paid off. last night was an exciting race against the clock as my obsessive finishing compulsion kept me up into the wee hours, despite my knowledge of the alarm that was set for 7am this morning.... totally worth the loss of sleep. i've been pumping out the hats like nobody's business - the christmas gift pile is growing. here's a little inventory: * * *...

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