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1  Wristwarmers for Nina in Needlework: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: January 05, 2009 02:53:50 PM
Hello!
I made these for my coworker. It's polyester fleece with embroidery with cottonyarn.  I don't do embroidery very often but I think I should because it's so fun  Smiley . I made the pattern up as I went along.







Thanks for looking!

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2  Some kind of 3-hour sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: January 05, 2009 02:43:24 PM
Hello!
I modified a pattern I found through Ravelry. It's called 3-hour sweater. The result is this:







I'm very pleased.
Thanks for looking.
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3  Milano hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: October 26, 2008 01:40:38 PM
Hello!
This yarn is called Milano (eng: Milan). There fore Milano hat.
I think I like it.....The weather is still not very cold here so I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet.
When i was done with the base shape I didn't like it so I put a thread through one side of the hat and pulled it together a Little. I also put a bow (right word?) there.

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4  Raglan sweater with structure from Strikk in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: October 26, 2008 01:54:25 AM
Hello!
I've made this 'fury' thing. Im very happy with it but maybe I will felt it just a liiiiittle to make the fibers stay in the sweater and not on all my other garments, floors, bed.....
The yarn is Eskimo from Drops and the pattern is from the shop Strikk in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The description called for another yarn, Natur Ull, but I really liked this green colour so I used Eskimo. Maybe the sweater would have been 'more stabel in shape' with the original yarn...and that would have been good.









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5  Re: My newest creation in stashbusting. *Instructions added* in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: March 10, 2008 06:55:50 AM
I was inspired by your model and knitted a hat. I really loved the lace pattern you used. But just now I realised I didn't do it like you wrote. I guess I'm no good at following instructions even when they are great.
Maybe I'll do another one. With the pattern you used.
My sister is modeling my hat and then she left with it..... Angry Wink
I used quite thick wool yarn and 5 mm needles.



Thank you, Just_A_Girl for the inspiration!

My sister recently made the coat she is wearing in the photo. If you want to see more of that, look here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232885.0
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6  Intarsia collar AND lace shawl. Update! 6/3-08 Both finished!!:) in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: January 23, 2008 02:49:07 AM
Hello!
I'm in a real knitting mood and can't chose between these two projects. My taught from the beginning was that the shawl would be very exhausting to knit so I needed something else to do in between. But till now I have only knitted on the collar..... But today I might dare to start this lace knitting. I admit that I am a bit worried about it. I intend to keep you updated on my fortunes and missfortunes. I haven't don lace neither intarsia before. Horror!? Smiley

Date and start pictures:
Intarsia collar


I follow this pattern and ad the colours. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/se/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=34&lang=se Sorry, it's only in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. I have also added a button edge since i realised you can't knit in circle when you do intarsia. You have to knit back and forth. First lesson learned Cheesy.
I use scraps of wool yarn in lovely colours. I started knitting on a straight needle and then a circular one, 3,5 mm.


Lace shawl


I will use this pattern. http://mimknits.com/shop/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=65&products_id=199&zenid=9a04b16b6bb420dcba8e74eea6c781df
But try do leave more space for the neck. That is, do a curve in the upper edge.
I use wool yarn that is actually meant for weaving furniture fabrics. I don't know if it's suitable for lace knitting. What do you think?

I knit with 4 mm circular needle.


An this is how far I've come right now on the intarsia collar.

Front


Reverse


close up (I love this kind of pictures Wink)

Wish me luck!

UPDATE! 25-01-08
I have restarted the lace shawl about four times now. I give up doing the neck modification. I will just follow the pattern!! Angry Lace is hard!

UPDATE! 04-02-08
The collar is finished!
I knitted it flat and then I sewed the lower part of the button edge together for about 5 cm. After binding of I crocheted along the edge. I'm not very pleased with the edge. It curls...And maybe i wouldn't have knitted for so long. It's a bit wide over the shoulders. But besides that I'm really fond of it. Especially the colours.







So, now I'm left with the lace shawl. Luckily I have a 10 hour train journey tomorrow. That means a lot of time for knitting.

UPDATE 22/2-08
Hello! One week left and the shawl is not finished. But there is hope. Smiley Lately I have been knitting things that don't require that much concentration. I'll be back!

UPDATE 26/2-08
I just have to face it..... I won't finish the shawl in time for the challenge. Sad  But I keep working on it and I'll let you know how it goes. Grin

UPDATE 6/3-08
I'm done!!!! Can hardly believe it.  Grin Grin Grin I caught a cold but I was well enough to knit. That helped me work on it alot this last week.
The edge is not as it's supposed to accordning to the pattern. I ran out of yarn. But I think it's ok anyway.
And here it is Smiley Tada!!









This is my first time knitting lace. (Of course, thats the challenge theme. Wink) I'd appreciate comments from everyone but especially from people who do lace knitting. I'm wondering about my choise of yarn and pattern. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! (at this huge post!  Smiley)
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7  entrelac braid scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: January 14, 2008 02:44:02 PM
Hello!
I have learnt to knit entrelac. It was fun and hard. I really like the look of it. I used this fantastic tutorial. http://knittyotter.typepad.com/otterknits/2007/03/entrelac_scarf_.html
I used different colours of yarn to make it look like a braid. This gave the side effect of many loose treads on the reverse side. So I had to line the scarf and knitted a similar piece and embroidered my husbands initials there too. (He is the one who will use it.)
I used scraps of wool yarn. They were quite thin so I knitted with double yarn on the front piece. The lining is knitted with one yarn.



close up

reverse side with the lining attached to one side.



Comments and questions are most welcome!
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8  mens shirt to womans shirt using pin-tucks in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by blomsterböna on: January 03, 2008 02:22:37 PM
I was inspired by a magazine, Kreativa kvinnor (scandinavian), and turned my husbands shirt into my own using pin-tucks (right word??). He's not sorry. He hates all clothing that needs ironing Smiley. And it turned out really good.
(I'm sorry about the pictures being in the wrong direction. I've tried to fix it but I can't. Embarrassed)


in progress

from the beginning I didn't plan to make the pin-tucks in the back that long. But if I hadn't there would have been to much fabric for my taste.

Comments and questions are most welcome. Smiley
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9  Re: Warm patchwork skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by blomsterböna on: January 03, 2008 02:04:55 PM
It's a wearable quilt! Love it! I see myself wearing this after a day of skiing, taking off the ski pants yet wearing this over the black silk long johns I wear underneath the ski pants.

Being a non-clothing sew'r (but an addicted quilt'r), was it hard to put together? Was it just a large rectangle that you put a zipper in? The pic of the two panels has me a bit confused.
awesome- I'm not the only one that likes quilted skirts-but to use actual quilt pieces- now that's a great idea!

(Winter skirts are much like mittens in that they will keep you warmer Wink )


What fabric did you use for the outside, please?



I constructed a pattern from my body measurements. It has darts from the waist to make the shape. Looks like this:

Then I cut the front and back piece for the skirt from the patchwork panels.

You asked if it was hard, and yes is my answer. I have bad nerves when it comes to zippers.
I used the patchwork panel it self to finish the edges and I think that made it more complicated than necessary. I'd recommend tape binding (right word??) for the edges and since the zipper is separating it's not too terrifying Wink.

I don't know for sure about the outside fabric. My guess is cotton polyester blend and it's plain weave (word???). Densely woven but not very thick.

I hope I have answered your questions but feel free to ask again. And if you make something like this I'd love to see.

Now a question for you: What's the difference beetwen quilt and patchwork? (English is not my first language as you might have guessed.)

All the best to you!



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10  patchwork panels for skirt in Quilting: Completed Projects by blomsterböna on: January 02, 2008 02:27:03 AM
Hello!
I made thees patchwork panels and then I made a skirt of them which you can see on the clothing board. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217381.0
(Mod's: I don't know if it is OK to post like this. The projekt splitted in two on different boards. Please let me know if it's illegal Wink)
This is my first attempt on patchwork and it was fun and not so hard as I had imagined. It was tricky to get the seamallowanses in the stars right. Even now I don't really know how I made it but they turned out the right size.
I used an overlock machine. How do you sew??





Please let me know what you think and have a look at the finished skirt if you like. Smiley
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