Knittingdodo’s knit rants

Yarn, Needles, An Extinct Bird……What More Do You Need?

FO: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret March 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 7:22 pm

Another thing that I discovered at the end of 2009 was the ISO/Destash group on Ravelry. I was able to take advantage of some great destashes and find some truly awesome people to trade with. A perfect example of both was with two skeins of Mal worsted. I found some in pink for a great price in a destash. And, since I hadn’t tried that particular yarn before and had heard great things about it, I went ahead and bought it. Of course, i should have remembered that I’m not a fan of pink. And when the yarn came, it was *really* pink.

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So, I put it out there that I was looking to trade my two skeins of pink for 2 skeins in a different color. And, luckily, I found a taker.

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And, of course, I had to knit that beauty up super quick. So, a new hat was born.

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Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret (Rav Me!)
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Verdes
Date Started: January 16, 2010
Date Completed: January 18, 2010
Mods: None

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FO: Twisted Flower Socks

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 6:46 pm

Last January brought with it two things: My true love for Cookie A patterns, and my discovery of knitting for yarn. Both discoveries came about with these socks. I was trolling Ravelry, as I tend to do and I saw someone was offering a skein of sock yarn in return for sock knitting services.

And, I fell in love with the arrangement. You’ll see, once I get all my FO’s posted, that I’ve been doing a lot of knitting for yarn over the past year or so. :o)

But back to the one that started it all. I can’t really recall if she picked out the pattern or I did, but it’s an awesome one. As I stated earlier, it was the pattern that helped me discover my true love with Cookie A. I had made 2 other of Cookie’s patterns before and had enjoyed them, but this one blew my mind. I mean, twisted stitches and single stitch cables. I was in heaven. ;o)

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And, yum. The Jitterbug was nice and plush and the color was fantastic. Just about the perfect purple. My only complaint about this yarn was that the skein was a little light on yardage. But, as you may know, they have changed their put up since I made these and the new put up is more generous.

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Pattern: Twisted Flower by Cookie A. (Rav Me!)
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Velvet Plum
Date Started: December 31, 2009
Date Completed: January 13, 2010
Mods: Because of the low yardage, I went ahead and only did one pattern repeat on the leg. I personally think the socks look better that way, too. :o)