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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: No Pattern! Two Civil War Era Ball Gowns on: December 16, 2007 04:56:37 PM
Yay!  You finished! 

And they look awesome!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Taylor: A pair of 18th century inspired mitts on: November 16, 2007 04:38:26 AM
After ages of lurking, I had to register just to tell you how FABULOUS these are.

I'm a tour guide on Boston's Freedom Trail, and have been meaning to design a knitted pair of mitts/muffatees for a long time--to go with my voluminous garb...so thanks for working it out for me!

And, though I try to remain authentic, I wouldn't use finer yarn, either. Your yarn choice is pretty close to what the heaviest weight probably was, so don't sweat it--they're gorgeous!

Thank you!  I'm a Boston person too (I live in Cambridge).  It's great to hear that other reenactors/living history people can use the pattern!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Taylor: A pair of 18th century inspired mitts on: November 15, 2007 01:34:28 PM
*waves* I saw these earlier on your site, but I still stay they're awesome.  Grin

Hi Amanda! 

btw--I'm having trouble commenting on your entries on seams historic.  Is there something wrong, or is it just me?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Taylor: A pair of 18th century inspired mitts on: November 13, 2007 06:56:43 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Adult Costume: Just Call Me Jane Austen on: November 12, 2007 11:59:53 AM
Very pretty!   Cheesy

I love the bib-front style, because I can actually put the gown on myself (though since I have back-lacing stays, I still need help getting dressed in my regency outfits).  I've made two bib-front regencies myself. 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Taylor: A pair of 18th century inspired mitts 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:
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Apricot Jacket and Leaf Tank on: August 23, 2007 06:07:34 PM
Awesome job!  The color is perfect on you!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finally Have Pics, VK Celtic Cabled Cardi on: August 23, 2007 06:03:37 PM
Thanks, TurkishVAnn.  As you can see by the date of my original post, I knit this a couple years ago.  But it has remained my favorite knit.  I am considering making it again. 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 800 yards laceweight cashmere? on: July 24, 2007 09:01:07 AM
The shetland triangle shawl from the Wrap Style book takes under 600 yards, plus it's a pattern repeat that would be easy to enlarge.  I'm contemplating that pattern right now. 

Best of luck with finding a project!
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Post here, if u made or altered a skully sweater from Stitch n Bitch on: July 23, 2007 08:18:43 AM

How did you add a hood to this?? I am a knitting n00b, and I would love to do that!!

I pretty much knit the pattern as written, until you're supposed to pick up the stitches for the collar ribbing.  I picked up stitches around the neck opening like normal, but then I knit back and forth, making a long flap.  The flap was garter stich for the first and last 5 stitches, and stocking stitch in between.  When I decided the flap was long enough to make a hood from, I bound off.  Then you fold the top edge of the flap in half, and sew the edges together.  I hope that helps!!!
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