Saturday, June 30, 2007

Watermelon in Summer Time Finished!

All done. Thanks to Bev Love for the name:

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Check out my blog to see my new project!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sewing too?!

Here's a photo of the 1st sundress I made! It's far from perfect, but definitely wearable!

More pics are on my blog.

Another lace project completed

I've been trying to clear up some of my WIPs in anticipation of MS3, which begins tomorrow. With that in mind, I finished working on and blocked my Seraphim Shawl last night. I know that some people don't think variegated yarns work well with lace, but I think this is one case where that is not true. The very subtly colored yarn worked wonderfully with the design, and I love the result.

Pattern: Seraphim by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Laceweight, dyed by moi
Size: 79.5in wide by 38 in deep
Needles: 3.75mm Knitpicks Options needles

So that's three shawls completed this month. I think that I will be frogging the last shawl that I have OTN, as I'm finding the pattern not interesting enough. Slogging through all the stockinette on this one was a beast. The shaped triangle shawl is not stockinette, but it is a four-stitch repeat for approx 110 rows, and that is totally not interesting to me right now.

I'm amazed that I've managed to avoid buying any yarn this summer. I even had what I needed for MS3 on hand. I DO go and look though. I just manage to navigate away from the page before temptation gets to me.

Ta for now.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tinking vs Ripping

I was commenting on Sheila's post below and thought I should share this tip with everyone. Tink is knit spelled backwards and it is the safest, slowest and most frustrating way to unknit your mistakes; one stitch at a time. However, you have to do it that way if you are working lace and some cable patterns. But for stockinette and garter stitch mistakes you can usually rip out your mistakes by the row.

A little ripping out trick I use, take your yarn needle and a contrasting yarn and go back to your last "good" row of knitting. Run the needle and yarn through the stiches of that row. Either run it through the first leg of the stitch or the second leg of the stitch - but be consistent.
V<-- or -->V

After all of your good stitches are picked up let it rip; pull out all of the bad stitches. When you get back to the good row, place the stitches back on your needles and remove the contrasting yarn. Take a deep breath and knit on.

I have done a lot tinking and ripping, if anyone has any tips on tinking please let me know.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Boobholder Finished

Hi All,

I finished my boobholder, come on over and take a look.

Tunic Troubles

I've managed to get in a good amount rows on the Tunic using the continental method. I noticed that working my project using the continental method the stitches are loose so my project appears to have wonky stitches.. (that I'm willing to live with). For the first couple of rounds I did stockinette and honestly it was driving me crazy and switched to garter stitches, which I love. Now the problem is 1x1 ribbing, which I understand is knit 1, purl 1 to end.... I've done about 3 rows and it does not look like ribbing to me... what am I doing wrong.....urggggh! .... please help.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Opal Hundertwasser yarn sock

Well I had already been working on this sock before the KAL was started but I'm posting this anyway. I'm making out of Opal yarn from their Hundertwasser collection. You can check it out, along with other yummy yarns at Ariadne knits (their knit pals of mine so I never miss a chance to plug them). I just started the second one. That's all.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hi All

I just wanted to pop in and say Hi. I really enjoy reading some of your blogs. I am working away on a few things:

This is almost finished:

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And, my July focus will be charity squares. 10x10 squares that will be knit into a lapgan and donated. check out the first three on my blog!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Knitting Needle Sets

Hello all,

I am interested in purchasing a circular knitting needle set. I have looked at Knitpicks Options Knitting Needle Set and Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles. Do you have any preference over the other and why.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I finished the Monkey socks last night.

Pattern: Cookie A. Monkey
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Devon
Needles: Clover / US #1 (3.25mm / US #2 to cast on)

  • Sl1, K1 Heel flap
  • Picot Edge
  • I knit 5 repeats for the leg and 6 repeats for the foot
  • Thoughts on the yarn: I love this yarn, first because it washable. Second, the weight of it is just right to wear with anything (sneakers, boots or shoes). This now my favorite sock yarn.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Hello everyone,

I'm Susan aka Knitters-Delight. I've been in a fair amount of KALs this year (2007 was my initiation into the online knitting world). Adrienne and I have been in a number of the same KALs, so I was excited to see that she's started this one. I'm a recent transplant to San Diego from the East Coast and enjoying knitting warmer weather items.

Feel free to check out my blog of knits and sometimes quilts.


Monday, June 18, 2007

1st Sock Done for EE KAL

1st Sock Complete

Knit Picks Simple Stripes
75% Superwash and 25% Nylon
Size 2 KP Classic Circular Needles

Cast On: June 14, 2007

I am really pleased with how the striping developed. I will cast on the second sock tomorrow night. Ciao for now.


Finished my baby blanket

Check my blog for the details Cassandra's Conundrum. I did it in five days! Woo Hoo!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Finished My Shetland Triangle

I've finished another of my shawls for the 2007 Summer Stash Out! Feelin' good about my progress, too.

Although this is more of a shawlette, it's definitely appropriate for a July wedding. Plus, since we're in the military, they will be having a wedding here in Europe and then again in the States. This will work as a little shawl for this one and a scarf as she gets ready for her April wedding in California. If you knew my friend Kat, you'd understand the color selection too. She is absolutely in love with pink. In fact, the shawl matched her outfit because you can invariably find her wearing pink most days of the week. Plus, she really wanted something she could wear over her hip, and this little thing will do the job well.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style
Designer: Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr in Coral (from Sarah's Yarns)
Needles: 3.75mm Addi Lace Needles (love, love, love them)
Dimensions: 42" x 20"
Next time, I may use fingering weight yarn and do more repeats. This is a light and delicate looking piece of lace. It was suggested as the only thing she wear on her wedding night, which I got a big hug for from her fiance. HE thought it was a great idea, of course!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hiya Ladies

I pass through and say Hola, Hello, and Hi to everyone :)

My name is Patrice, but I'll answer to anything accept Patricia. lol I'm brand new to knitting. Seriously! I started 7days ago. lol I just might like knitting better than crochet. Or not...i'm too new to it to see know any better :p

I make scented candles and soap too! That's my favorite of all the hobbies. Why? Because it makes my house smell good, even when it's a mess! lol

You can see what I've been up to at my blog.


Sock KAL

I cast on my sock for the Ebony Elite Sock KAL last night. I chose Knit Picks Simple Stripes yarn which is 75% Superwash Wool and 25% Nylon. I am not thrilled with the feel of the yarn, it is not nearly as soft as the KP Memories Sock Yarn which is 100% Merino. But the colors and the striping effect look promising. I will post pictures in a day or two.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hi All!

I just joined this blog and am looking forward to being inpsired by your projects. I love to knit and crochet.

You can see some of my projects on my blog at

Two new projects...

O.K. I just so happened to be in JoAnn's and I purchased yarn and found free pattern I must try.

Go to my blog for details



Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tangled Again!

I'm here to confess that I have the knack for tangling yarn. With out a swift, I'm quite dangerous. I've tried almost everything, including using the back of a chair, two chairs, little humans, but the tangles always win. Any advice for dream crusher like me? I know I just have to untangle this ball the hard way, but I'm ready to stop the madness. See this yarns intended purpose at

hi y'all!

thanks for allowing me to join! i'm eboni, known as mzundercover out in cyberspace :-) i'm looking forward to sharing my fiber-adventures with everyone. i don't have anything to show right now, but please do stop by my blog to see what i've been up to lately. pull up a chair, stay a while. i'll go fix a pitcher if iced tea!

Links to de stashing sites...

A friend, Kimberly is destashing at Some Bunny's Love. Please check out the link as it leads back to the main site! Thanks and don't think about that has my name on it! LOL!

Finished baby blanket

I thought I completed a baby blanket on Friday only to realize on Sunday I used the wrong color yarn on the edging. I removed the wrong color yarn and completed the blanket with the correct color yarn. If you go to my blog Cassandra's Conumdrum you can see the finished project. It's nothing hard just a single crocheted blanket with three rows of single crocheted edging. It was easy enough to do and it goes with a baby cardigan and hat I also made. I will block it sometime this weekend and also add some buttons to finish it off. I will post it when completed.

See ya!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I Love This Capelet

Hello all you lovely ladies of Ebony Elite! I wanted to take the time to share a finished product with you! I must say I love this capelet! It was such an easy, quick knit! I purchased the pattern from my favorite LYS. If you want to get a copy of the pattern, you have to contact Charlotte Yarn , or email the designer and she will forward you her designs and prices. She has alot of cute designs!! So check her out!!

"Passin' the Dress Code"

by Champagne Maker a.k.a. Stitch Poet

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino SuperChunky - 2 skeins

US 10 Needles

Started: June 3rd, 2pm

Finished: June 3rd, 8pm

I love those cables! This was my first time completing cables and it was a good experience!

If you make a purchase from her, let her know you learned about her from me....Here are more pix on my blog!!

Happy Knitting!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Hello Ladies...

My name is Cassandra. I mainly crochet but with very little effort I can be talked into knitting. I have knitted a scarf once but I did not continue the effort. I have been inspired by Adrienne to do some so I think there maybe a project in my future. We will see. I have a blog Cassandra's Conumdrum in which I do display some of my projects. I also sew, scrapbook and cook. Please come and check me out when you get a chance!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


I'm here because the art of crafting ones vision with a piece of string is so very empowering to me. Whenever I'm working on a project, my kids ask, "Is that for me?", because they know that know that wearing a finished garment is in some way like walking around wearing my love. I've been crocheting for about 15 years and learned to knit about one year ago. I'm trying to pick up spinning and yarn dyeing as well so I'm very excited. I'm so into this that I haven't had any lulls in my hobby for almost 2 1/2 years now. I'm glad to be here and hope to learn a lot from you all.

Love, Nicole

So happy to be here!

Originally uploaded by Renee Antoinette
Hi! My name is Renee and I am so happy to be here. I am 30-years-old and I live in North Carolina with my dog, Iris.

I started crocheting about 14 years ago when I had to learn for a high school play that I was in. I didn't pick up a crochet hook again until this January. Since then I have made a bunch of these simple crocheted scarves from the Stitch n' Bitch Happy Hooker book.

I have been knitting for about two and a half years and I am just now getting past the knit squares (blankets) and rectangles (scarves) stage. I am thinking about joining Adrienne's Summertime tunic knit along - that would be a really ambitious project for me.

I'm really happy that this group exists and that I am a part of it!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Hi Ladies...

Thank you so much for welcoming me to the group! I am brand new to the worlds of crocheting and knitting. I'm actually still trying to decide whether I want to attempt crocheting or knitting first. My blog, Napptural Knits is still under construction. I plan on tackling my first project this weekend so I have to get it up and running so that I can tell you all how it goes.

I'm hoping that through hard work and practice I can make clothing and accessories that are a reflection of me. If my creative juices really get to flowing I may dust off the sewing machine that I bought three or four years ago that still hasn't been used (horrible I know). I'm looking forward to ogling all of your creations and sharing information and new finds.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


My name is Andree and my blog is here.

I am a forty-something Gemini, and I enjoy knitting very much. It keeps me sane.

I look forward to sharing with everyone here.

Hello Ladies

My name is Nikki and I'm an Aries.

I'm happy to have joined this site, especially since I see so many familiar faces. I'm also excited about meeting new bloggers.

My blog's home is over at Nik's Knits. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you around.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Rwanda Knits...Get Involved

Hi ladies! I just updated my blog to inform people about the Rwanda Knits project. Not sure if any of you know about it but it is a great project that provides knitting instruction and knitting machines to the women in Rwanda in an effort to improve their economic standing.

I think it fits in well with the purpose of EE. Stop by sometime at my blog and if you have any questions or comments (appreciated) please leave them.


Hello All

Hello EEs,

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a member of Ebony Elite. My name is Sheila a 40+ New Yorker who loves to craft . I have been freestyle crocheting on and off for 18 years, also enjoy decorating, sewing (which focused mainly on curtains, duvets and pillows) and recently trying to dabble in garments. Always needing to keep busy, I have now added another craft learning to knit. I’m really getting my knit practice on so I can become a true Knit Diva and also looking to incorporate knit with crochet to create some funky CroNit. Last but not least, I’m looking forward to meeting all of you, learning, having fun and sharing. Feel Free to visit Sheilaz Crochetz.