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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fruit of the Loom Guy Costume Help on: July 20, 2008 07:08:03 PM
He's their "leaf character" -- I emailed the company a few years ago and asked.  They subsequently switched to a green costume for the ad campaign that looked much more leaf-like.  I suspect it was because of my email.  Wink
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red Dress from 1940's Vintage Pattern and Viva! Las Vegas Photoshoot on: June 13, 2008 02:51:51 PM
Is that Ron Decar as Elvis?  He officiated at my elopement 4.5 years ago.   Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Invaders- From Space! on: January 21, 2008 07:14:50 PM
... all you need now is a two-liter bottle of Shasta and an all-Rush mix tape. Wink

Sweet mitts!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Ferret Fashion. *IMG HEAVY* on: January 01, 2008 09:44:53 AM
How well does it stay on her?  Our fuzzies are able to slide out of pretty much anything we put on them.   Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: do sweaters unwravel...? on: December 02, 2007 08:45:12 AM
Sweaters do unravel, but cutting them for shaping has been around for much longer than the recon craze.  Wink  Traditional Norwegian sweaters are made as one big tube, and then cut apart to add sleeves or to make a cardigan.  It's pretty scary at first, especially if you're doing it on a sweater you made yourself!!  (Can you tell that I knit before I started sewing?)  Anyway, it's called steeking. 

It helps to understand the construction of knit fabric, so that you understand not just how to steek, but also why you do it that way.  These articles should have some tips you can use:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATsteeks.html (quick demonstration)

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/steeking_chronicles_the_should.html (the longer and more thorough version)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein wonders book on: October 28, 2007 08:39:02 AM
I have this book and have made a couple of things from it.  It's a good investment, although some of the items are a little cheesy. 

I'm still bitter about running VERY short of yarn for the raglan shrug pattern.  I had stitch gauge, I had row gauge, and I ran out of yarn with many, many full pattern rows left. 
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ballet t-shirt on: October 27, 2007 08:31:26 AM
new2knitting2 - it sure is! 
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ballet t-shirt on: October 26, 2007 04:03:30 PM
Can I grab the OP coattails?  I also completed the ballet t-shirt awhile back but never posted it.   Smiley  I used two skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and did modify the pattern. 

I wanted to a closer fit through the body and a longer length than the pattern gave. So after the decrease row, I knit even to round 58; that was my first increase round. I knit three even, did another increase round, and knit three more rounds even before binding off.

The whole thing took less than 24 hours!

 

 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need pattern for easy but pretty scarf. on: October 26, 2007 05:39:57 AM
Branching Out is a lovely and very easy lace pattern scarf that works with many different types of yarn.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: question for those who have knit sweaters with cascade 220 on: October 23, 2007 05:35:26 AM
This link gives approximate yardages for different sizes of top-down raglans:

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
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