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Bullmonty
Seriously Hooked

814 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2007 :  04:47:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bullmonty's Homepage Send Bullmonty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love to see what you would say is your greatest knitting project!
as for myself, i'm rounding time and patience to tackle a lace project....soon I hope

http://designsbyhuileng.blogspot.com

KarenB
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  05:35:10 AM  Show Profile Send KarenB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely my lace shawls. Although none of them was particularly difficult, they all required that extra portion of skill and patience that lace always demands. They are the FOs that gave me the greatest satisfaction.

Karen
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Atavistic
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  05:55:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think writing my first pattern. I had been knitting for less than a year and designed it for a friend, who loved it.

Then I got it published at Chiagu.com.

I'm pleased.

Amanda Takes Off... and Amanda Knits

Hand and foot when harmonized forms martialism/but Military and literary when harmonized is art and this brings/philosophy. (Lee, Chang Hoo)
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COgirl
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  07:55:09 AM  Show Profile Send COgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can think of two or three. One is a traditional fair isle sweater that I knit last year or the year before, but I've also got a Dale of Norway sweater with a zipper that I made for my husband that would be right up there. The other is an Aran knit from several years back.

I'm currently working on Alice Starmore's Fulmar pattern from her Aran knitting book and I think that will be my ultimate crowning achievement when I'm done. It has cables on EVERY right side row, uses a thin yarn and size 1 needle with lots of stitches. I started it at the end of February, but put it down for a few hot months to work on socks. It's probably 40-50% complete at this stage and it will be a beauty when I'm done.
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azknitter
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5539 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2007 :  08:32:23 AM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My Madli's Shawl.

http://tinyurl.com/2rtqg2

Trish
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Knotingale
New Pal

30 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2007 :  08:49:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knotingale's Homepage Send Knotingale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those are some very impressive projects! I can't brag on many of mine; I'm still fairly new to knitting. I think my most difficult project was a pair of beaded gloves--I've put them up on my blog: http://3sleeves.blogspot.com

If you are reading this later, and I've updated, look for the July 30 entry, or click this link: http://3sleeves.blogspot.com/2007/07/beaded-gloves-and-little-cloud.html



Knotingale
http://3sleeves.blogspot.com
'Knitting my way through...'
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  10:46:24 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So far for me it is lace, but this yr I am going to attempt a beautiful cable sweater using a Japanese pattern.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Wonk
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
273 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2007 :  12:16:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wonk's Homepage Send Wonk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would say my lace shawls, but, well, I haven't finished any of them yet.

So I guess I'd have to say my golden gloves. I'm very fond of them.

Wonk
http://wonkknits.blogspot.com
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DaniW
Chatty Knitter

USA
164 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2007 :  3:47:17 PM  Show Profile Send DaniW a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Teaching myself how to knit!
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lucylocket
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  7:46:14 PM  Show Profile Send lucylocket a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting and completeing 6 Jean Greenhowe scarecrows one after the other including Great Uncle Angus and Hamish(from the MacScarecrow Clan booklet)The other four were Sammy and Sally, Grandma and Grandpa from the Scarecrow Family booklet. Hamish's kilt and GU Angus's trews and bagpipes were a bit of a challenge . This was about 10 years ago so I don't have either the scarecrows or photos of them - didn't have a camera back in those days. However I am hoping to get these done again sometime - I have made several Sallies and Sammies over the years plus one more Hamish but not the other three. Some pieces are already knitted - I need more time!! Happy Knitting!

Lucy [IMG]http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q61/loliwoli/catyawn.gif[/IMG]My Blog - Lucy Knits
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KL
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  8:48:46 PM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting lace. KL
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sandyt
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Posted - 07/30/2007 :  9:06:07 PM  Show Profile Send sandyt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitty's Serrano lace cardi for my daughter! 2 sleeves to go!
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knitwitt
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USA
700 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2007 :  09:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit knitwitt's Homepage Send knitwitt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lace shawls -- most recent FO was the Children of Lir Stole from Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls.

Someday, I'd like to do some kick-ass Fair Isle, too.

--Jennifer

http://impatientknitter.blogspot.com
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alliwenk
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
373 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2007 :  5:02:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit alliwenk's Homepage Send alliwenk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely it is my Rosy Fingered Dawn. This is a year old, and while I'm a pretty experienced lace knitter now, this was a challenge as the directions are a bit vague. I learned so much and it really is beautiful...if I do say so myself...

Allison
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cinderindi
Chatty Knitter

Canada
244 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2007 :  6:43:31 PM  Show Profile Send cinderindi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perhaps not the most difficult piece I've ever done, but my greatest accomplishment was the day I knitted a mohair/wool patterned cardigan for my Grandmother. She had taught me how to knit, and I grew up with all sorts of Grand-mother knits. So for her 85th birthday, I made her her first "grand-daughter knit". She has sinced passed, and the sweater is back with me.
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sydo
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USA
225 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2007 :  05:22:00 AM  Show Profile  Send sydo a Yahoo! Message Send sydo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by azknitter

My Madli's Shawl.

http://tinyurl.com/2rtqg2

Trish



I love your shawl, Trish. It is beautiful, as is the light blue one on your Flicker page. Can you remember the pattern name for that one? I am currently addicted to rectangular shawls, knit with a slightly more substantial yarn----I have some sport weight cashmere waiting for the right pattern.

Right now my greatest project is on my needles! Gothic Leaf Stole in Sarah's Yarn Bamboo.

Sydo

Sydo
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FLknitter
Chatty Knitter

316 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2007 :  7:14:32 PM  Show Profile Send FLknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My most proud knitting project is a sweater that actually fits! I think it is so exciting to make a garment that I can wear with pride.
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azknitter
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5539 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2007 :  7:30:07 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by sydoCan you remember the pattern name for that one? I am currently addicted to rectangular shawls, knit with a slightly more substantial yarn----I have some sport weight cashmere waiting for the right pattern.


Thank you!

The blue scarf is Sally Melville's "Painted Lace Scarf" and the pattern is here...

http://www.knitnet.com/common/support/pdf/lace.pdf

Trish
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SR5Rfan
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USA
1232 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2007 :  9:13:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit SR5Rfan's Homepage Send SR5Rfan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, you all have some wonderful accomplishments! So far, my greatest achievement is turning a sock heel without having to frog ... [:00]

Beth
"I was taught to respect my elders, but it is getting harder and harder to find one"
http://sr5rfan.blogspot.com/ Not much knitting on it, but it's a start ...
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2totangle
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Posted - 08/03/2007 :  10:36:48 PM  Show Profile Send 2totangle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Somehow, when I was 17, I knit a pair of stranded Norwegian gloves from a pattern in Norwegian, which I don't speak. I'm not sure I could do that now.

These days, I proudest of the projects I've designed myself. Even though I haven't knit anything particularly hard, and I'm still not a good color knitter, it's nice to look back and recognize the points where you had the confidence to make your own choices on a vague pattern, then to question a published pattern, and finally to abandon patterns altogether and make up what you want. I don't know why it surprises me that if you spend a lot of time doing something, you do tend to get better!

Suzanne

My (incomplete) photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2totangle/
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8kids4me
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
398 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2007 :  06:36:49 AM  Show Profile Send 8kids4me a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have recently learned to:knit socks and all that goes with it(dpns, heel turning, etc), how to cable(and without a needle), and I made kimono sweaters for expected grandbabies. I'm pretty excited about all of that, but I would like to make a shawl for myself. Never done lace, and want something sturdy, so I will have to start the hunt for that.

Cindy B
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