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1  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: May 29, 2011 10:32:52 AM
Those lego things are awesome!  And I love the mermaid poppet.

And at last I've got an update.  Here are some of the bits I've been doing:

a crocheted sweater.  The cold weather was gone by the time I finished it, so I guess I'll have to wait till october to wear it.


a pair of slippers made with odds and ends.  They are very comfy... but far too big!


another monthly square for the blanket I am making.  I still haven't started May... (sigh)


Meet Rosie.  Isn't she cute?

And this is my first prototype of a universal timetable.  I'm trying to use my time better and I never know what to do when, so a timetable was in order, but I keep having to change everything...  I wanted to make it so the little cards could stand there if the board was vertical too.  I haven't managed yet.  In the mini folder on top there are extra cards.

The cards are loose so that you can organise your week however you want and change it whenever you need.  This can also be used to organise different people's timetables when you don't quite see how to do it, then write it down on paper and the board's free for a new timetable.


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2  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: February 09, 2011 08:00:52 AM
Well, at last I can show something.  I have had a horrible January, plus my internet services is hideous, and didn't have pics of what I've been doing up to now.  Here they come:

My second pair of double cuffed socks:


Another pair of slippers - I've already made a huge hole on the soles of the last pair.  I think I'll change my nick to "Shoebane" or something like that.

They fit better than the former pair, but those were prettier I think.

And a pair of fingerless mitts.  I love love love this yarn.  And the pic doesn't do justice to the pattern.

Does it qualify for the February challenge?
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3  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: January 16, 2011 01:18:00 PM
Well, I got the pics uploaded at last!  I am not opening threads for these projects, since they are quite straightforward, but I am very pleased with them.

My first 2011 project is a bracelet.  I bought the kit and kept it "for when I had time to concentrate on it", since it was a first for me.  The other day I decided I wanted to do it... it took me only ten minutes!  You can see it's beginner's stuff in how I spent most of those minutes carefully planning the layout so that the different types of beads would be well distributed... only to have them end clustered in the final product.  Bleh.  But I like it, I enjoyed the project and might be doing more of these when I want new bijoux - it's just that I don't wear jewelry these days.  Not even earrings.

The fabric on which the bracelet rests is my last 2010 project, a wool skirt knitted on the bias.

I am really happy how it turned out.  I fell in love with this yarn when I last went to Bristol, and I knew I'd make something really pretty with it.  And very comfy as well!
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4  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: December 28, 2010 03:26:05 PM
Pink and purple sounds good to me xD

Hey... I did it!  My last project is a success!  At least to me.  I love it.  It is a sock I have designed that has two cuffs.  It is a plain sock, but the double legs mean that if I want to turn the cuff over the boot, my leg is still covered!


If you want to see more pics and some info, here it is:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368281.new#new

I will make the pair of this one when I finish the skirt and the sweater I am making.  I really want to finish them before the end of the year (although, to be realistic, I will have to be happy if I manage to finish the skirt in time).  With those two, I would do my 50!

If I don't... well, I didn't count some things, like some of the hats I knitted last month -because they are all the same model-, or the project bag I carry in my handbag -because it is made with a trial fabric I printed and I didn't sew it; it is held together with hemming tape!  And it holds wonderfully well!
So... I guess I did it in the end.  One way or another, I am very happy.  Thank you all  Wink
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5  the Gemini sock: double cuff! in Knitting: Completed Projects by soorawn on: December 28, 2010 03:14:51 PM

Sometimes I like to turn the cuff of my socks over my boots but then theres a draft entering direct to my bare feet. With this double cuffed sock, no problem.


The foot is single knit and the double leg starts right above the ankle. And it is very comfortable!


It is a toe-up sock.  I used 2mm circs for the foot and inner leg, and 3mm circs for the outer leg.
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6  Another lace headband in Knitting: Completed Projects by soorawn on: December 18, 2010 11:45:36 AM
 I've been working hard lately and needed some instant gratification project.  So I downloaded Utlinde's Bellflower bookmark and tried it -I had wanted to do it for a long time now- with a metallic yarn I love but didn't quite know what to use for.  In the end it came out quite large, so I converted it into a headband.  I like them as much as some people like bags or shoes!
I couldn't wait to wear it:


And this is before joining the ends:

I feel more relaxed now.  I can go back to the harder work!
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: December 15, 2010 05:33:50 AM
Maybe she's thinking of the frozen food aisles in her local supermarket.  I know I can't stand the cold there even in August!

And I agree, those knits are lovely.  Great colours, great yarns.  Is that Drops' Charisma or is it another one?  I seem to remember having seen different one with that name...

And here is my last project!


I am going to publish the pattern too (yay, I managed to write it all and make a decent chart too!)  The big one makes a nice glasses case, and the smaller one is perfect as a sleeve for that tube of cream you must carry in your bag and want to keep low profiled, or just pretty.  That's good for your tube of suncream too - no more slippery hands while applying it!

I'll be very happy to share what I keep doing - only when I finally submit something to be publish in some e-zine or magazine I won't be able to, at least until it gets rejected or until the number where it is published is over.

I've got a few ideas now...  Will I be able to make them solid?  I'll try!
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: November 30, 2010 10:32:45 AM
I agree it's a sweet quilt.  And I am curious to know about the rest of those waiters' uniforms...  Anyway, I don't want to cry it out, just in case, but it looks as if my connexion has got back to normal.  So I've tried to upload my last finished item, and it's worked!

The panorama:  little money, cold feet, lots of yarn a friend's just given me.
The result:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365841.new#new


A pair of crocheted moccasins!  And I am really happy with them!  The link will take you to the project with a bigger pic.  I love, love, love them!
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9  Moccasin slippers in Crochet: Completed Projects by soorawn on: November 30, 2010 10:28:56 AM
I love this section.  You all show so many ideas about what to crochet, and so original!  I have been practising a little and I've just made my first crocheted item.  I am very happy, it looks good and feels better in use!  It's a pair of moccasin shoes whose pattern I found in Ravelry.  I skipped the fringe, but still they look very good to me.



They're very comfy and warm, exactly what I wanted.  One thing that usually puts me off about crochet is that the fabric you get tends to be too firm to my liking.  But hey, that's perfect for items such as this one, or bags, or many others that I don't care to knit (knitted bags feel too floppy to me, and I don't like it when the bag begins to stretch until it touches the floor!  I'm definitely going to make some room for crocheting in my life.  Besides, now I'll be able to make those beautiful amigurumi!
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by soorawn on: November 17, 2010 09:07:07 AM
Talking of knitting, yesterday I made something I really love!  It's my own design, and although it's very simple and easy I'm very happy with the results.  My new hat:

Click to see it bigger.
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