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261  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty Surprise is up! on: October 26, 2004 06:33:20 PM
The glossary on www.stitchguide.com tells me this:

psso
pass slipped stitch over knit (or purl) stitch
262  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: a hat and some slippers on: October 26, 2004 07:14:13 AM
Thanks. Smiley

The slippers didn't take too long -- a few hours each, I guess.  I just knit them on the tram on my way to and from work, so I'm not really sure.  I didn't put a button on mine (it's just decorative), but the other side looks the same as the side you can see.

The ribbing on the bottom feels lovely on my feet. Smiley
263  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: New Zealand swap in time for Christmas!!!! (Australians, you interested too?) on: October 24, 2004 03:07:49 AM
i'm in too. (i'm australian -- live in melbourne.)
264  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / a hat and some slippers on: October 22, 2004 05:22:24 PM
Here's some knitting I've recently finished. Smiley

The slippers from this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14885.0

http://www.crumpart.net/slippers1.jpg

http://www.crumpart.net/slippers2.jpg

And a hat based on the S&B Sparkle Hat, but knit with different yarn on different sized needles, more rows and more stitches CO, with eyelet holes instead of sparkles, and a thin thread of purple sparkly yarn added through the middle band. Smiley

http://www.crumpart.net/hat1.jpg

http://www.crumpart.net/hat2.jpg
265  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: stitch-it-kit embroidery projects! on: October 20, 2004 03:35:01 PM
Thanks. Cheesy

My mother and grandmother (and probably great-grandmother, etc.) all were fantastic at embroidery.  My mum doesn't do it so much anymore (she's been working on the same long-stitch thing for years, but had cataract/operations/etc., so can't do too much of it), but I have a beautiful ballerina doilie that she did when she was young.  She also has a bunch of pieces that her mother did (hand-made lace around the edges and everything) which are just beautiful.  I might scan the ballerina embroidery and post it one day. Smiley  So anyway, hopefully it runs in the family!
266  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / stitch-it-kit embroidery projects! on: October 19, 2004 07:57:34 PM
I got my Stitch-it Kit in the mail yesterday, and just did my first embroidery!  Well, it's technically not my very first embroidery -- I embroidered Bart Simpson onto my sewing bag at high school in 1991, and recently put some letters onto coats I was making for my puppies -- but it's my first apart from those. Smiley
http://www.crumpart.net/sspoodle.jpg

I'm going to do the kitty on the other tea-towel, and I've bought myself some more linen to make a whole set of tea-towels.  I also plan on doing some arty-farty embroidery on paintings for an art competition I'm entering, so we'll see how that goes. Smiley
267  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: badge makers australia on: October 18, 2004 05:39:30 AM
I'd also love a badge maker...
268  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Mole Button Cottage on: October 18, 2004 05:37:19 AM
That is the most adorable thing ever.  I love it. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
269  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Strechy Fabric? Please help! on: October 16, 2004 05:25:19 AM
You should sew stretchy fabric with a zigzag stitch as well.
270  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: little knitted slippers/ Mary Jane style on: October 15, 2004 04:04:28 PM
Also, I'm around a size 8.5-9 (Australian women's shoe sizes) and they fit my feet fine.  If my feet were much larger though, I'd probably add some more stitches to the rows.
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