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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 3 Wee Owls Sitting in a Tree on: December 27, 2009 01:05:35 PM
i love owls - these are very cute!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: birdy cushion cover on: November 23, 2009 01:27:27 PM
this is the magazine mum used
fait main No.205, mai 1999
she also found a friendly blog for it:
hope that helps!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: birdy cushion cover on: November 21, 2009 08:35:24 AM
i'll ask mum which magazine it was. thanks to everyone for your lovely comments! i've showed them to mum and she couldn't be more chuffed!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / blue-green wavy hat on: November 14, 2009 03:31:25 PM
I made the "pescovegetarian" hat from Ravelry - it's such a satisfying pattern! In fact, I've made it several times, the otheres have gone to charity. This one's for me and it's a lovely yarn, even though it's not my usual colours at all!

Thanks for looking!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / rose's armwarmers on: November 14, 2009 03:19:49 PM
I made these for my sister-in-law for Christmas. It's a free pattern from Ravelry, inspired by the ones from Doctor Who (Doomsday episode). Hope you like them!

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / birdy cushion cover on: November 14, 2009 03:13:18 PM
My mum just finished this - isn't she clever? She doesn't really use the Internet but I persuaded her to let me post it on here as I'm sure you guys will admire it! It's from a pattern out of a French magazine.

Thanks for looking!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / a question of selvages - can anybody help? on: January 06, 2009 11:04:00 AM
i've just finished knitting brooklyn tweed's noro striped scarf, using the method he suggested of slipping the first and last stitch of every 2nd row. it feels like the tension is much tighter on the edges where i carried the other colour, to the extent that my scarf has a bit of a curve along its length.

is that something i can fix by blocking it? or should i go back and reknit it - only i don't know any technique of tightening up the loose edge (between rows 1+2 of the same colour) or loosening up the tight edge (between row 2 of colour a and row 1 of colour b)

has anyone else found a similar problem? i'd really appreciate your feedback.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: cute hat for niece! on: December 21, 2008 10:01:44 AM
i used chunky yarn so cast on 66 stitches (for an adult head i'd probably do 72) and knit the seed stitch brim on 4.5mm, then the rest on 6mm. i wanted bigger ears, also both the inner and the outer flaps are done in stocking stitch whereas the original pattern wanted it done in seed stitch, i think.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / cute hat for niece! on: December 19, 2008 10:28:54 AM
here's a little hat i made way back in the summer, and have saved to give my niece for christmas. the purple yarn was from a bargain bin - it's really soft. the pattern was adapted from the kittyville hat. hope you like it! (i know she will wear it because she still wears the crappy black cat hat that was my first attempt when i learnt to knit)

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / holiday gifts: armwarmers on: December 18, 2008 11:04:26 AM
here are some armwarmers i knitted for gifts:

cabled (with thumbs)

Cabled and lace-ups:

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