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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: put 2 and 2 together on: May 29, 2007 11:19:28 AM
I love the fabric you used for the top one! Where's it from?

it's from amy butler's belle line.  i got it from fabric.com
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / put 2 and 2 together on: May 29, 2007 10:38:33 AM
i put together the bodice from amy butler cabo halter and the skirt from simplicity 4994.  i came up with this.

and then i liked it to much that i made another.


3  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Babette's blanket from IK Crochet 2006? on: May 17, 2007 05:43:39 AM
Rgh the Encore colors didn't work out so great, now I have to send most of them back  Sad  But I had enough to start working on some squares. 

Glitch:  I don't know if it's because of the worsted weight yarn, but my squares are flaring/rippling noticeably, kind of like when you have too many increases while working a disc.  I tried doing ch3 in the corners instead of ch2; that sort of helped but also made bigger holes, and didn't really get rid of all the warping.  I wonder if I should also do a chain 4 loop in the center instead of crocheting into one chain as the pattern instructs.  Anyone else ever run into this problem with squares?

i had that issue when my yarn was too thick for the hook.  maybe use a larger hook?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Babette's Blanket on: May 12, 2007 03:14:26 PM
i admire your patience!  I started this blanket last year and still have a bag full of finished sqaures.  I tried putting them all together and became very frustrated very fast!  Did you wips-stitch or single crochet all the squares together? And which color yarn did you use to piece them together?  I have pleanty of the taupe color left.   I see from your blog that you pieced them together as you went, which is what I should have done.  I cant go back now.   Thanks for  any help you can give me.   

i slip-stitch crochet seamed the squares together with taupe.  it is pretty visible from the wrong side, but i decided i didn't care enough to sew a backing to the blanket.

if you want my advice, i would seam the squares with matching yarn when you can.  it would show up much less.  or you could just be lazy like me.  using one color to seam is a lot easier.

i assume that you are seaming sections together 1-10?  you might want to start with the biggest one (10) and work your way backwards.  i lost patience with mine when the sections kept getting larger and larger.

i hope that this helps you.  good luck!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Babette's Blanket on: May 11, 2007 12:26:33 PM
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

How did it ever turn out square, with all the different sizes of squares?

thanks for all of the comments.   Smiley

the blanket is square because the pattern is written so that the height of 2 two-round squares = the height of 1 four-round square, 2 four-rounds = 1 eight-round...etc.  the squares are all interlocking in rectangular strips that build from the inside out.  it makes sense if you look at the pattern.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: KAL*Psychedelic Squares Afghan* KAL on: May 11, 2007 08:48:21 AM
is anyone still working on this?  i am making the version from mason-dixon knitting with elann sonata.  here's my first block.


more info can be found on my blog
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Babette's blanket from IK Crochet 2006? on: April 29, 2007 06:43:32 PM
i finally finished it!  it took me almost a year.

more photos and blog entry here
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Babette's Blanket on: April 29, 2007 06:42:32 PM
i finally finished it!

blogged here
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Lizard Ridge on: April 09, 2007 09:06:50 AM
i am making mine out of two colors of silk garden.  i'm knitting in strips, and i'm missing one more block on the first strip, so it looks all curly in the photo.  i'll take another pic once i've blocked it.



there's also a flickr group for lizard ridge
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic) on: March 23, 2007 01:10:56 PM
Hi all.  I just bought this pattern and plan to start tonight, but have a question.  I notice in some of the pictures posted that the neckline looks lower in some and higher in some.  I would really like to wear this without a tank or camisol underneath, so I want the v-neck to be higher.  Did any of you make adjustments to the pattern or finishing at the neckline, or does it just fit everyone differently?

I would really appreciate any feedback you can give me. 

Thanks!!!

you knit the edging lengthwise and then sew the two sides from the bottom up as high or low as you want it.  so it is very easy to control how deep the "v" goes.
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