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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Anything-Debbie-Bliss KAL on: January 14, 2007 04:31:39 PM
Hello all.
After almost a year or so of procrastination, I have finally finished my Empire cardi from DB alpaca silk 2.
It's a dream to wear though it can make me look a little bit fat since I have piled on the pounds over christmas. ho ho.
Anyhow... hope these piccys work and aren't insanely large. Apologies for a messy room in the background (in between deadlines at the moment!)


One of them has a clasp I tried out to bring the neckline up a bit and make the top look less like "boob holders". I don't know if it's really worked with the ribbon there as well. I think I may put buttons on in the future.
The neck is also a bit saggy as it has a band knitted on the horizontal which failed to gather together the top of the back and so it's quite wide. It's OK but not as brilliant as I would have liked and to be honest after putting off the picot trim for so long, I can not be bothered to re-do it.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / EUROPE / Re: Brussels on: December 25, 2006 07:26:05 AM
I am wondering if anyone who missed this post the first time around had anything to add? I am due to go out again to Brussels for new year (30th Dec until the 2nd Jan) and would really appreciate it if anyone know of any crafty stores/trimming suppliers/yarn stores, etc.
My french/belgian friend knows very little about shops in brussels (except where the main stores like H&M and Espirit are) and the last time I came around we went to all the museums in a guide book so I think I've exhausted all touristy things to do now.
3  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Travelling journal anyone? on: November 28, 2006 10:47:19 AM
Hey people. it's been ages since I was last on Craftster (hey, still should be working).
can anyone tell me what happened to this journal?
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Londoners Lets Share Suppliers on: November 28, 2006 10:41:47 AM
when's the walthamstow market actually on?
I went on either a saturday/sunday (can't remember which) in search of the market and couldn't find ANY stalls. I walked all the way down the high street as well. It was most upsetting.

I would recomend Liberty's of Regent street but it is SERIOUSLY expensive but always inspirational and good for the sales.
I would also recoment Fabrics Galore (it might be called something else). It's in Battersea on Lavender Hill (look on yellow pages for it). It's fairly well priced but I must say be careful of the tags as they fall off and the staff nearly charged me 3 extra per meter for something because it didn't have the tag on (it dropped off somewhere between the racks and the counter) and they thought it was the same as every other corduroy on the rack. I found the tag in the end and they were sort of forced to believe me.
can't say I've found anything else worth noting... I go mainly go John Lewis or the internet. humph.
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Re: London college of fashion.. anybody been or going? on: November 28, 2006 10:31:37 AM
quite a few people from my school went to art college in london (st martins, london fashion, city and guilds, chelsea, etc) but most of them went on an art foundation first. it's virtually impossible to get in with simply a-levels onto a straight degree programme. it also helps you build up your portfolio. they weren't especially talented and they didn't get particularly fantastic a-level grades (probably averaging with a few b's or maybe the odd bcc) so I think you should probably have a notebook with loads of blub/mission-statement-esque stuff. I dont think hardly any of them were interviewed, just dropped off the portfolio (though do this in person as someone nearly lost their work due to complete incompetence of one art college).
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitted Babes knitalong on: May 07, 2006 02:13:04 PM

I hope this comes out OK.
This is FiFi, which is a kit you can buy from Claire Garland (well, atleast they were on sale in Liberty, London before the book came out)
I knit her last summer and she is great. I keep meaning to finish her slippers though.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what's the stitch?/pattern on: April 11, 2006 05:55:12 PM
thank you kindly!
I've firmly bookmarked it now.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what's the stitch?/pattern on: April 11, 2006 05:37:49 PM
Hey guys,
I've seen this kit on sale (look here: http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/Nickerjac.html )
but I swear I've seen the scarf being knit up before on a few blogs in/around the net, but I can't find those blogs anymore (damn me for not bookmarking) and so I will never find out the stitch that has been used.

Anyone like to hazzard a guess at the stitch

I'm looking for something to do with 2 balls of Rowan Polar, preferably a scarf.. and I'm fed up with k2p2 scarves now!
thank you in advance.
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / EUROPE / Re: Good stuff in Prague? on: April 08, 2006 08:08:05 AM
http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/archives/000847.html

has some commentry about her visit to Prague and some yarn stores she came across. you might need to read around her archives as I remember there being more in there...
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Bizarre piece of Victorian Kitsch on: April 08, 2006 08:03:21 AM
the V&A is great for quirky stuff and an afternoon stroll.
they have a whole load of vintage knitting patterns on their website from the world war ii era.
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