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I have nothing that I want to knit right now... seriously!! I'm trying to force myself to finish sheldon, and i have no money to buy yarn right now, so i'll have to work on using up some i already have. I was wondering what you all are working on, maybe I'll get inspired.
 

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I'm working on some longies for a friend's baby right now. Just started the first leg last night, and they are looking so cute! I really want to make myself something soon. Some socks maybe, but all the yarn and pattern choices, yikes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd also love a sweater, light weight cardigan maybe?<br><br>
Have fun picking a project! I look forward to everyone's ideas!!<br><br>
Lisa <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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-the knitting pure and simple free baby cardi, size 6 months. I frogged the baby yoda sweater and used the yarn to start this instead. That yarn just had a hard time telling me what it wanted to be!<br>
-ltk vest. this has been around a while, it was supposed to be a size 12 months, but my guage was off so badly it will fit a newborn/3 months or so! Just needs neck and armhole edging.<br><br>
Sitting close to the needles but not yet cast on: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Another half dozen fancy dishcloths for my sister's wedding box<br>
felted coasters<br>
felted hotmits and hotpad set<br>
hat for my other sis<br>
mason dixon baby kimono and bibs<br><br>
I'm excited to finally have some inspiration back in my knitting!
 

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I have<br><br>
--LTK picky pants (probably will make these capris for spring) in BFL that I dyed myself<br><br>
--a cabled scarf in alpaca for myself for next winter<br><br>
--LTK raglan in the round in HPY bulky merino for my 6 yo dd<br><br>
--fingerless mittens for my 8 yo dd in Mosaic Moon dyed full belly farm<br><br><br>
planning on starting<br><br>
--the KPS free baby cardi (like bdavis) with cotton--if I don't like this yarn, I'm going to go with a cotton/wool blend<br><br>
--a quick knit bag from a vogue book I got at the library in grey wool double-stranded
 

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LOL I have a bunch of stuff OTN right now.<br><br><br>
I have the afghans for afghans child's vest (From "Knitting for peace" which I got for Christmas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) almost done, just need to crochet the edging. This will be for my DD1. I did it in Noro silk garden in a gold and purple colorway.<br><br>
I have a long ribbed cardigan on the needles for me, in a navy alpaca and silk from knit picks. It is so soft and luscious, but I have been working and working on it and am only about 1/20th of the way done. Wah.<br><br>
I have LTK flirty skirty for DD3 on the needles in knit picks shine in a cornflower blue.<br><br>
I have deconstructed 4 wool sweaters to reclaim various yarns. One is a cotton/viscose, two are wool/bunny wool, and one is 100% merino. I am still waiting to gather up the energy to unravel the 5th, which is cashmere.<br><br>
I just finished a LTK halter top for DD1 and when I am done with flirty skirty, will do another for her.<br><br>
I have all my stuff in a bag which I cart around to whatever place I am hanging out. The sweater for me is really boring so I do a few rows every night and then switch to more fun stuff. I do the unraveling while the kids take their bath.<br><br>
I also want to start the kenobi sweater for Mr. D, from the recent knit scene magazine. Oy, when will I have all the time to do these projects?<br><br>
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-LTK Babywearer for me and dd#2. Plymouth Encore Chunky-a pretty brown.<br><br>
-LTK Picky Pants for dd#2. Peace Fleece-Ancient Fern.<br><br>
Usually I have much more OTN but I have been trying to keep things under control. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Naughty Dingo, it seems like it's been ages since I've seen you around. I don't think I even knew you had a new daughter to knit for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">. Congratulations!<br>
I finished off a pair of picky pants a couple of nights ago. I'm doing the last touches on my item for the mystery skein swap through Yahoo, and I have yarn and needles assembled for one of Jess Hutch's bunnies, and the dinosaurs from xtreme knitting.<br>
I have a jaywalker on the needles, but we don't talk about that much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm using that stitch pattern for my swop piece, though, and it looks so much better in acrylic (gulp. Did I really say that?)<br>
The next thing to be cast on is a Harry Potter scarf, though, and after that, it's going to be lace. There's an awful lot of stockingette in my immediate future, I'm looking forward to a challenge.
 

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New York Hat from Magknits<br><a href="http://magknits.com/Jan07/patterns/nyhat.htm" target="_blank">http://magknits.com/Jan07/patterns/nyhat.htm</a>
 

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* Twisted Spiral Neckscarf from <i>One-Skein Wonders</i><br>
* sock for me using Wool-Ease (no longer my favorite yarn, but I bought it two years ago and might as well make the socks and get out out of my stash...then I can make the socks I want with Brown Sheep Wildfoote)<br>
* Flannel bathmat from the Kntting pattern a day calendar<br>
* Wooly Wonders perfection pants for DD<br><br>
I'd love to finish the bathmat this weekend, and maybe the scarf too.
 

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A crocheted jacket/shrug for me<br><br>
a striped sweater that I'm just making up as I go along<br><br>
a pair of worsted weight socks for ds...I've discovered I don't hate socks if their worsted weight!<br><br>
and I need to start something quick for a friend who just had a dd.
 

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I've just sarted the crossover front of Magnits Blossom for my littlest dd. I started it before Christmas but got distracted by knitting gifts for my nieces then 3 scarves for a friend to give as gifts then the same friends mother gave me yarn to knit her a glamourous looking fancy yarn thing and then dh said he wanted a a scarf as everyone else had one.... His was an eternity of knit knit purl over 30 stitches but it looks great and he likes it.<br><br>
I'm torn between knitting and seing because I'm a new knitter and sewing has much faster results! I cut the fabric, sew it together and its done<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm using Fun Fur and a variation on the standard short-row ball technique to make a Muppaphone Muppet because my 16-month-old is obsessed with that sketch from the S1 Muppet Show DVD.<br><br>
If you don't know what I mean... <a href="http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppaphone" target="_blank">http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppaphone</a><br><br>
And Knitty's Binary scarf.<br><br>
And some finger puppets to go along with Moo Baa Lalala, my daughter's current favourte book.
 

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Just finished up a baby surprise jacket<br><br>
-Started an adorable tulip skirt for dd2<br>
-finishing an LTK cardign in size newborn<br>
_desperatey need to finish hubby's LTK raglan in the round. I am up to the shaping and have the sleeves attached. It is just soooo heavy to work on.
 

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Bdavis, is the yoda sweater in dk weight yarn? I may do one for my friends baby, but i only have ww cotton. and kinberlychapman- i love that idea!! you must tell me when you have the pattern done, i've been wanting to make a dr. seuss-like animal for ds out of some cheapy acrylic bouce (sp?) I have.
 

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Natalya, the yoda sweater is supposed to be worsted weight. I think cotton would work, it's a small sweater so it won't end up heavy. Just make sure you get gauge, of course!
 

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socks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> im almost done sock 1, to stop for the sock KAL, and then i'll finish sock 2 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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A cable knit sweater for ds in rich chocolate Malabrigo. It's my first cab;e project and it's coming out so well! I'm excited. I just can't decide if I want to do a pull over or a cardigan.<br><br>
Up next are some Aubrey doodle pants for a friend's dd once the wool arrives. That should be any day now. Then I plan on making dd a little red riding hood cape for her birthday. She's way into dress up right now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A crocheted jacket/shrug for me<br><br>
a striped sweater that I'm just making up as I go along<br><br>
a pair of worsted weight socks for ds...I've discovered I don't hate socks if their worsted weight!<br><br>
and I need to start something quick for a friend who just had a dd.</div>
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What pattern are you using for the socks? DD hates regular socks so I think I need to try and make her some. I just hate the idea of knitting anything on small needles. It kills my hands.
 
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