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1  Taylor: A pair of 18th century inspired mitts in Knitting: Completed Projects by Quincy134 on: November 12, 2007 11:51:51 AM
I made these for a friend of mine, Taylor, who is an American Revolutionary War reenactor.  She wanted some mitts to keep her warm at fall reenactments.  I tried to make these reasonably accurate, but I had to cut some corners (the most obvious being that I used sport weight yarn, when most 1700s yarn was much finer).  I posted a pattern here: http://longrunknitter.blogspot.com/2007/09/taylors-mitts-finished.html.   

Taylor wearing the mitts, also showing off the lovely wool cloak she made for herself:


Taylor wearing the mitts while carrying firewood:


Close-up on my hand:
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2  Re: Nantucket Jacket in Knitalongs by Quincy134 on: June 06, 2007 11:57:15 AM
I posted this in a thread in the finished projects section, but I thought I should put up a pic here too:



I really loved knitting this!
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3  I finished my Nantucket Jacket! in Knitting: Completed Projects by Quincy134 on: June 03, 2007 01:06:32 PM
That's right! I finished the Nantucket Jacket. I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. The cable/twisted stitch pattern is fun, and the gusset shaping is unique. I was dubious about making a wool sweater with elbow-length sleeves, but after wearing it around for a bit, I've decided I like that feature. Overall, it was an enjoyable project that produced an end result I am happy with. However, I am still unsure about the yarn, Berroco Pure Merino. It's very soft, but it stretches a lot. I will have to be very careful when I wash this sweater.

Pattern: Nantucket Jacket from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits by Nora Gaughan
Needles: US 9 Denise Interchangeables
Yarn: 13 balls of Berroco Pure Merino
Notions: 6 5/8" buttons
Size: 34" chest

Modifications to the pattern: After knitting the waist decreases as written, I knit for 2 extra inches before I did the bust increases. For the sleeves, I knit the sleeves for the next size up, because some people had complained about the sleeves being too tight (however, I don't think this mod was necessary, since the yarn I used is so stretchy). When I crocheted the scallops on the sleeves, I did it with the RS facing and worked in rounds, instead of starting with the WS facing and turning after the first row. For the crochet on the button bands, I did the sc row in one hook size, then I went up two hook sizes for the scallop row. I also did the scallops as *sc, skip 1 st, dc/ch 1/dc/ch1/dc all in next st, skip 1 st* instead of *sc, skip 2 sts, dc/ch 1/dc/ch1/dc all in next st, skip 2 sts*. I found that this made the scallops stand out a bit better. Finally, I worked six buttonholes instead of five.



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4  Re: Nantucket Jacket in Knitalongs by Quincy134 on: May 28, 2007 11:56:40 AM
I thought I would chime in as I have been working on this sweater lately.  I love all of the examples in this thread so far. 

I have currently finished knitting all the pieces and now they are blocking.  Here are some in-progress photos from the past month:







I am using the recommended yarn, Berroco Pure Merino in the recommended color (which is a first for me!).  A note of caution for those using this yarn: it stretches a lot when wet.  When I first took the knitted pieces out of the water, they looked huge.  However, you can scrunch the knitted fabric up on the blocking board, and it will dry back to a normal size.  If you are going to use this yarn, I would wet-block a swatch first so that you can see how the fabric behaves. 
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5  Re: Jane Austen Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Quincy134 on: May 17, 2007 12:54:46 PM
Here are pictures of the great package I got from knit_core! 

First you can see the knit clutch, JA wall plaque, journal, booklet of regency card games, stenciled box with two decks of cards, and pin she made: 


And here is the lovely neckace with JA charm (I hope I put this on correctly):


Thank you so much, knit_core!!
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6  Re: March 2007 Birthday Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Quincy134 on: April 13, 2007 06:23:56 PM
I got a huge box of yarn from Miss_cute_boots!  And in all of my favorite colors.  I'm already thinking up projects for these.  Thank you!

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7  Re: March 2007 Birthday Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Quincy134 on: April 06, 2007 06:24:37 PM
Glad you like the stuff I sent, ellie.henry! 

And I got an AWESOME clutch from lunascura. 



The inside has these lovely internal pockets, and the color really pops. 

Thank you!  Your card will be in the mail soon. 
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8  Re: Veronica Mars Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Quincy134 on: March 12, 2007 05:59:27 AM
Those are some great crafts, bekahzzz.  I love the photo frame. 

Here are the pictures of the awesome package xx_bumblebee_xx sent me. 

Everything together:


A beautifully woodburned box commemorating the "epic" conversation between Veronica and Logan:


An invisible ink pen (a la Lily Kane) and a necklace like Veronica had at the beginning of season 2:


And some LoVe knitting stitch markers:


Thank you so much!  Smiley
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9  Re: wedding dress-a-long? in Clothing Sewalongs by Quincy134 on: February 06, 2007 10:13:34 AM
Hey Fleur,

I'm a fan of the 1803 dress, too!  (I'm refering to your post in my regency dress thread).  That picture is of the back, to give an idea of the train.  I'm interested in making a trained dress, but I want to make sure I can tie it up with train loops or drape it over my arm for dancing. 

Here are some other pictures of the 1803 dress (also from http://www.meg-andrews.com/)



And here are some pictures of an 1803-1805 gown also from Meg Andrews's site. 



What do you think?
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10  Regency Gowns (pic heavy) *Updated 6 Feb 2007 with Wedding Gown Ideas* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Quincy134 on: January 09, 2007 04:32:58 PM
Hi all!  I'm normally a knitter, but I started sewing last fall.  I am practicing before I tackle making my own wedding gown for the summer of 2008.  I want my gown to be regency-esque (think Pride and Prejudice).  So I made a couple regency gowns recently:

1) A green one with pink flowers.  I used the "Elegant Ladies' Closet Pattern" by Sense and Sensibility patterns. 





2) A navy blue one.  I used 464 by Period Impressions patterns. 



I haven't finished sewing in the lining, so that's why it's sticking out of the back neckline. 

Feedback is welcome!


**Feb 6th 2007**
So I've been collecting photos of wedding gown possibilities. 

1) This is a gown from 1803 (from http://www.meg-andrews.com/showitem.php?item=6314)


2) This is a gown from 1805 (from http://www.vintagetextile.com/gallery_early.htm)


3) This is a gown from the V&A.


4) This was worn by Rosamund Pike in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie (the photo is from the Propstore, who was selling the costume). 


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