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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Brave Wolf on: Today at 05:07:56 AM
I'm always amazed at what you can achieve with felting. Lovely piece.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Jacket from vintage pattern on: Today at 04:44:56 AM
I've been away from craftster for a bit but I have been busy making things - just haven't gotten around to posting them.

This is from an old pattern that belonged to my mother-in-law.  The pattern is by Lux and just calls for Double Knitting wool of any make.

I dont know the date of the pattern but Lux were still using the "If it's Safe in Water, it's Safe in Lux" slogan. I guess they hadn't heard of goldfish.  Roll Eyes

The stitch is a bit like a moss stitch but with slipped stitches carried up to the row above.

I used acrylic yarn from an ugly twin set I  had made years ago where the tension had gotten looser as I knitted so the whole thing ended up very shapeless.  I did wear it occasionally but decided I could make something better with the yarn. After unravelling and washing to remove the kinks I soaked it in a lot of fabric softener and that made it much easier to roll into balls and to knit with.
If I make this pattern again I won't do the pockets as they don't hold their shape at all. Also I need to learn how to stitch up seams.  Mine turned out very lumpy especially on the cuff which is knitted in one long strip and I had to sew the cast off edge to the cast on edge.  Sad

I much prefer knitting in the round and no seams, but that wasn't entirely possible for this design.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 25 squares cardigan on: July 21, 2016 11:32:52 PM
Thank you
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: GIFTS for Ring Bearer and Flower Girls: "The ASK" on: July 21, 2016 11:27:03 PM
That's a lovely way to invite your ring bearer and flower girls. I'm sure they will be so excited. Congratulations on your engagement and looking forward to seeing all your preparations here.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Asymmetric Cowl in the 'Hunger Games' style - now with pattern on: May 25, 2016 08:51:21 AM
Thank you. Where I live you can't always get the needles you need so sometimes I have to make a plan.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Burp cloths + tips for sewing minky on: March 25, 2016 05:17:35 AM
Thanks. Sounds like a very useful fabric if a little tricky to handle.  I've never stroked a mink either so I couldn't make a comparison.  They have teeth so I don't think they would be happy to be stroked  Wink
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Harley the Chihuahua amigurumi on: March 25, 2016 05:15:29 AM
So sweet. He looks very like his namesake.
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Burp cloths + tips for sewing minky on: March 25, 2016 01:48:30 AM
Looks like a lovely idea for a baby.  I haven't heard of minky fabric before. Is it a kind of velvet? Ordinary velvet is not really suitable for babies so I would guess it is a more washable version.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-Forever! on: March 13, 2016 11:35:14 PM
Lovely. Thanks for the link
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES / Re: So many catfood cans, so little time!! on: March 13, 2016 10:26:03 AM
Love your version of a ship in a bottle Wink. I didn't know the quote but I like it very much.  How clever to use nail polish to paint the tin. I was wondering if you had used car spray paint for it as I don't know what paint sticks to metal. I look forward to seeing what else you can do with a cat food tin.
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