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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hot Lava Cardigan on: October 07, 2005 11:35:31 PM
I am so excited to start this project--my very first sweater used Manos as a (poorly chosen) substitute, and now I know exactly what to do with the frogged sweater! But looking at the picture of the model wearing it...is the upper back usually that loose, or is it because she's not very busty? If I (blessed with C-cups, but only five feet tall!) knit this in a size small, and give it enough room in the front, will I avoid the loose back?
I am wondering about the loose back, too. It is my dream knit apart from the loose back(I don't mean to be rude to the designer, either)....
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fiery Bolero Pattern on: September 25, 2005 06:28:16 PM
The firey bolero was in the summer issue of interweave knits, I'm not sure if that might help you? Your library might have it?
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: SYDNEY check in on: September 08, 2004 01:32:46 AM
Hello! I haven't checked in here for ages!
Spotlight in Penrith is huge and a total pigsty, it always seems so dreadfully understaffed, too. There are a couple of really good fabric shops on High Street, though, My Hung and another further up(heading towards officeworks/Kingswood way).
Anyway, we're organising a Stitch and Bitch for this coming Sunday(12th), in Hyde Park some time after 12.30, if anyone is interested? We're not knitting nazi's and welcome crafters of any persuasion! I see a couple of people who are members of the yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sydneystitch are here! Woohoo!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: hat for the cooler months with NEW! updated photos of cute dog on: June 25, 2004 12:40:48 AM
You can make that by using the same yarn and needles as the kitty ear hat(or any other hat pattern that is knitted on the round) and knitting it until it is long enough to fit around your head(I'm guessing about 20cm/8" long) and then casting off and sewing it together and then tying a plait to either side? They are really confortable and warm hats, and easy and fun to make!
Good luck!
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: SYDNEY check in on: May 15, 2004 05:04:30 AM
Hello!
I hardly ever post here but I'm just checking in for a bit(it's hard to keep up with Carftster and glitter). I'm friends with Amy(gadgetgirl) *waves*. I've never been to the Cricketers Arms Hotel snb just cus it is so far from the train station and late at night and I'm outer suburban, but I made the website for Amy, late last year http://sydneystitch.cjb.net. That is weird that it is ran by a PR company. I hate that people think knitting has to be cool to do it.
Anyway, I love to wear old lady clothes, knitting(although I am on a hiatus cus I strained my wrist the other night- mainly I make up my own patterns because I'm picky like that and love designing), I sew(Clothes and bags and guitar straps), and spinning wool, I love small dogs(esp. my girl snuffy), local music, yarn. I make websites for a living, and write bad sentences when I am tired.
I'd love to come to park knitting one day!
-Helen
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:boy beanie on: March 11, 2004 03:51:13 PM
You're not whimpy, it just takes a bit of getting used to!
I love the hat, btw.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Armwarmer + newbie goodness on: March 11, 2004 03:49:13 PM
Hello!
I swear I'm not stalking if you're the girl from the spinning list on lj, but I'm from australia too and I'm pleased to see another Aussie <-- is a dork.
I have a pattern for wristwarmers which has been published in this seasons creative knitting magazine! It is an ace magazine and I'm excited to have it published, and I just thought I'd let you know, in case you were interested.
I scanned it here:http://members.ozemail.com.au/~astrogrrrl/lj/wristiscan.jpg
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Disc Case on: December 29, 2003 08:10:24 PM
Walrus: That is so cute! I really should make one of those.
There used to be a sega world in sydney, but it was expensive and we didn't get around to going until it was in the last week and their gift shop was closed Sad
Abricot: Thanks so much! Sonic is so great. I'm a big fan of him. Atari  knitting would be awesome, too! I remember on lj knitting there was a girl who once mentioned she was making a pitfall bag, but I might have missed it  Undecided The xstitch pattern maker, is here http://www.creativeaddiction.com/printnstitch.htm. It is old and cute. Before you do intarsia, you'd probably be best to do a bit of reading on it, it takes a while to get your tension in carrying the yarn right. Be sure to tell us how your atari project goes!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Disc Case on: December 29, 2003 07:21:42 PM
Twas the day before Christmas and Miss Helen realised that she had given her boyfriend almost all of his christmas presents for his birthday(it was on the 13th, and they were Hamtaro toys! Yes, we're 23. Oops!), so she set about on a project to make up for her palty selection even though she knew he would think her silly for feeling bad for not giving a large bounty of gifts!
*switches out of third person*
So, using  a nifty freeware cross stitch pattern maker, I made a chart of Sonic the Hedgehog and set about knitting a bag for his mini disc player. I looked up the measurements online and did a quick guage check and knitted. I was shocked that nothing had gone wrong, but when it was done I tried to block it(it was 100% acrylic), with steam on a very low setting through a towl. I'm not sure how, but it melted it, and it was sad, but not dead, so I made a lining for it with cotton fabric and sewed it in and crochetted round the outside rim, sewed on some press studs to hold the flap down and crocheted a little handle. The boy was chuffed, and I was really proud of my skills.
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects on: December 29, 2003 07:11:00 PM
*points up* Hello Catty!

This is my version of the sparkle hat, on the beautiful model, Monkey. I made it without sparkles, and with 2 strands of worsted held together, because it is hard to find anything chunkier than 8ply in Australia, and with it being winter and all, the range was paltry. I'm thinking of weaving in a contrasting yarn through the purls or attatching beads or something. I left off the sparkle just because I personally wasn't fond of sparkle and wool. Maybe I'm just cranky, or it could be because it is so hot and I cannot imagine wearing a knitted hat, but I don't really like it. I made it from a really soft german acrylic, and I think it would have been nicer to make it out of wool, but a blend like was suggested in the book would have given it a lovely sheen.  It was very quick to knit up and I did it with some homemade dpns! It might benefit from a gentle wet blocking...
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