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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty! on: May 28, 2012 11:55:29 AM
Gorgeous and so colorful! I love how you used the white for the border/joins. You mentioned blocking--I've done a few blankets now and I always use acrylic yarns because they're inexpensive. Blocking acrylic can't really be done in the same way as other fibers. But I've found that putting my blankets in the washer and then in a nice hot dryer make them come out all fluffy and so much softer and sort of "blocked." You might give it a try Smiley
Awesome work!

Im a knitter so I just automaticly assumes that blocking helps. I used wool yarn, so I figured it should have worked? But crochet is thicker than knit so it might not be the same Smiley Ill give the dryer a shot - a flyffy blankets is always desirable Cheesy
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty! on: May 28, 2012 09:44:51 AM
Thanks everybody. It feels amazing to be finished Cheesy

What joining method did you use?

I single crochet through both loops on the right side of the pieces to get the ridges Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty! on: May 28, 2012 08:52:19 AM
Im so happy, I've finished my first granny square blanket! I've spent two damn years working on and off on this thing. Well, mostly off.



I had the idea to make this to get rid of all of the scrap yarn Ive collected in a basket. Now, two years and 160 squares later, you cant even tell Ive used any of it, the basket is still so damn full. Oh well.



It is a bit wonky, and I tried blocking it, but it didnt really help. Wonkyness gives it charm and personality, right?



Ive already started the next one. I hope to finish the next on in less than two years Cheesy
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My rockabilly dress to rock around the clock! on: April 06, 2012 03:37:26 AM
Did you use a pattern or just make it up? I love the gathered top, I've been looking for a pattern for that kind of top but can't seem to find one I like.

Thanks! No, no pattern, I just eyeballed it. The top is just a tube really, with lots of gathering in the middle.  With streach jearsy you can do no wrong Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My rockabilly dress to rock around the clock! on: April 05, 2012 02:14:37 PM
Thanks everyone! *blush*

Oh la la I like!!! I hope you rocked them all off the floor in that dress. It's great and that neckline is perfect for you. I bet you turned some heads that night. I like the pocket idea. Must remember that.

Pockets are the best! Ive started putting them in all the skirts I make Cheesy

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My rockabilly dress to rock around the clock! on: April 05, 2012 10:28:14 AM
So, I needed a new dress for a rockabilly theme party. This is my dress to rock around the clock with. I was going to be dancing swing all night long so I needed something that 1) moves really well and 2) is comfy.



 I endend up making it out of stretch jersey. The bottom is a full cirles skirt so it has a lot of movement.



I even put in a pocket, to keep my cell and some cash, so I wouldnt need to have a purse.

 Its awesome to twirl in!



Heres a better view of the dress itself. Its a white top with red polkadots and a red skirt. It has halterneck tie straps and its gathered in the front. Its hand sewn by hand, since my sewing mashine is broken. I didnt bother heming the bottom, but its jersy so its ok.




I love it! What do you think?

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Im so happy - I made a rockabilly dress! on: March 15, 2011 04:26:52 PM
Your dress is super cute. Also on a separate note where did you get the quote in your signature is it your own quote? I love it!

Thanks everybody - you are too nice!

The quote is my own - its just something I thought of one day Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Im so happy - I made a rockabilly dress! on: March 12, 2011 03:55:12 PM
ITA! I was thinking I wish I was shaped like you! I'm all lumpy and bumpy!lol

nice job!

Lol, thanks, but Im really quite bumpy myself, its just a trick. Underneat the top is the rest of the black dress, and Ive put bones in it, like a corset, to make it all smooth and flat Wink
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Im so happy - I made a rockabilly dress! on: March 12, 2011 09:25:46 AM
I haz made a dress!



We have a rockabilly theme party next week and I had nothing to wear - but a whole lot of white polkadot streachjersy...



 Im super happy with it. I think it looks really good. Some of the sewing in the back is a bit... alternative, but who can tell? Tongue Im wearing it with a black cardigan I own. Ill do that at the party as well - anything else will be way to cold at this time of year. There is still half a meter of snow outside. Brrr



I originally intended for the whole dress to be in polkadots - but its a bit much when youre my size Smiley Its not very rockabilly but I think everybody will get what i was going for anyways.



10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas knitting - img heavy on: December 13, 2010 03:31:27 PM
Oh wow! Those are insanely beautiful. How long does it take to make a pair?

Depends on the pattern and on how much knitting time I have. I think I spend about 8-12 hours or so for a pair of socks - so a day or two if I dont have anything better to do. Well, the skull ones is in really thin yarn so they  took a bit longer Smiley The mittens ar a bit faster tho as they are smaller.
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