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Knitting Projects Up for Grabs
I'm getting close to done with everything in my "for real" knitting queue, including one Secret Project. Does anyone want anything? I make no claims on speed, I think it took me two years to get to doing the squid hat for kelkyag,, but if it's something for someone's kid, I will certainly attempt to make it sized for the kid at the time it's done rather than the time it's requested. :)

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: July 25th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Susan loves getting things from people, and she wears them all the time. If you want to make her a hat or a 4T-sized sweater she will happily wear them this fall/winter.

At the moment purple is her favorite color.
twe From: twe Date: July 26th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have a purple lover at our house too.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 26th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could do the whales in purple!
mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: July 25th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you run across a toe-up sock pattern that would work well in cotton (or other non-stretchy yarn), please let me know.

I want a doily for my dresser, but none of the patterns I've seen are quite right. I may end up tatting one.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. Non-stretchy cotton for socks seems like it would be really prone to sagging. I can find some toe-up socks designed for Fixation, but that's certainly stretchy. Do you have a cotton sock yarn you like?

I always like things like this for doilies, but I'm not sure about the whole "nothing is right" part. :)
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: July 25th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am always happy to absorb cool semi-impractical sock art, if you are looking for an excuse to make some. But that's not quite the thing you asked. :)

Someday I would love another Observatory Sweater, if you are up for a project of that magnitude. The one I've got is a great boon for working at home while keeping the thermostat fairly low, but it does get dirty now and then. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do have a kit for this sock that I need an excuse to make, so that can definitely go on the queue.

Another observatory sweater would be fun, and will make mjperson glower at it, which is also amusing. Cables are traditional for Observatory Sweaters, but you aren't required to follow the convention if you don't want to. :)
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: July 25th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee!

I find I don't have strong opinions about things like cables -- that is, textured patterns like that are cool and differentiate one sweater from another, but are not something I have much forward imagination about. (So, if there's a pattern it would amuse you to make, I'll probably like it.) I tend to focus more on color (mostly, my opinion there is: jewel tones!).

Thanks! :)
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: July 25th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
what's an observatory sweater?
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: July 27th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
mijven From: mijven Date: August 1st, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy molasses, but those are ADORABLE!
ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: July 25th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am not in a position to ask for anything, but I do love when you put up pictures of your projects, so I will hope for those. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to have a tradition that people I don't know are allowed to trade cookies for small projects (socks, hats, scarves), if you'd like! :) But I'll also keep posting pictures.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: July 25th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would happily squeee for socks, but having just gotten the giant squid of giant giantness, oh dear my goodness, I think I go to the very end of the line and then a bit further back. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I will put "socks for mikka" at the back of the queue, then. :)
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: July 25th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweaters! But I know they're time-consuming. :-)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
You always seem like the right recipient for something like one of the Norwegian sweaters:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/we-are-a-nation-pullover
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/norway
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: July 26th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel guilty commenting since I knit too, but Duncan always wants more sweaters than I have time to knit him. He loves the jedi sweater you made him.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 26th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
And sweaters for Duncan are way littler projects than sweaters for grownups, so it works out. :)
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: July 26th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed they are, but he will still outgrow them. I accidentally turned Margaret into a shawl wearer, and the beauty of that is you don't really outgrow shawls, they just gradually become shawlettes.
merastra From: merastra Date: July 26th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Moar pickchures please! ;-)
treiza From: treiza Date: July 26th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if it scales up well, but I would love a bigger version of the War Road sweater for Melinda! It was just the perfect weight and length/arm/width proportion for her!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 30th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, the pattern doesn't come in larger sizes, but I should be able to scale it up if she's basically the same shape as she was when she was littler? (Ooh, if you tell me how much she weighs now compared to when she was born, I can assume a spherical baby! :) )
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 1st, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see the "offer to give people stuff" post is something like my most popular post ever, as determined by comments. :)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 1st, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make! Even better!

I plead guilty to encouraging people?
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