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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Honeycomb vest and Lambe handbag on: September 08, 2008 03:10:48 PM
Thanks dudes!

Love the vest!  That pattern intimidated me, would seem to take forever with all those honeycombs.  Did it seem hard, especially since you said you knit tight, were you tired of it at all by the time you finished?  It looks great!

I wasn't tired of it at all. In fact, it was so satisfying to do those honeycombs that I'd occasionally get carried away when told to "Continue in pattern until piece measures x inches" and end up going way too far. All that ripping back is probably part of the reason it took me so long to finish it--but that was my fault, not the pattern's.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Honeycomb vest and Lambe handbag on: September 03, 2008 09:15:25 AM
Thanks!

How many hanks did you use for the vest? It looks wonderful on you. And the purse is cute.

I believe I bought four balls of Cascade for the vest, but it didn't use up all four. I do tend to knit pretty tight though.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Honeycomb vest and Lambe handbag on: September 02, 2008 11:32:36 AM
I had been looking for a pullover vest pattern for a while when this came out in the spring '08 Knitty. I used Cascade 220 Superwash (loved it) but the colour is slightly greener than it looks in these pictures. I think it was a cloudy day.





It took me several weeks on and off to make it, but I finally finished it in May. It was a pretty easy knit, aside from the fact that I didn't gauge-swatch and the first piece, the back, ended up a little narrow. No way I was remaking it. I just made up the difference by casting on the number of stitches required for the Medium front instead of the Small one. Seems to have turned out OK. I'm going to wear it to work this fall when I start my new job.



Lambe is a free pattern from Berroco, part of a trio of similar bags that feature cables (the others' names are anagrams--Amble and Melba or something).



I loved the cable and I had some bamboo handles, so I just needed the yarn. I was going to get something cheap, since it's just a bag, but I saw this colour of Cascade 220 and had to buy it. It was just so beautiful... Plus there was a storewide sale so it was 20% off!
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My new "diner" room - super sized pic heavy!!! on: August 26, 2008 06:03:56 PM
That's a fantastic trompe-l'oeil! It really looks like the room is half a diner bigger. Great job!
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Anyone wanna do a Chronicles of Narnia swap? on: June 11, 2008 08:02:58 PM
We had one back in '06. As you can see from the gallery, there are lots of delightful things you can make. (Click "Show Images Only" to skip our gripes about the postal system, praise for each other's loot, etc.) My swap partner knitted me Dawn Treader-themed socks!
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Vinyl Tire Cover Turned Vinyl Record... on: June 11, 2008 07:47:47 PM
YOU'RE AWESOME.

Genius idea, excellent execution.
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Finally... a good book! (4 images) on: April 23, 2008 07:18:14 AM
Gorgeous! Looks like something I would buy in a stationery store--no, better!
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wooden Pendant Earrings on: April 23, 2008 05:49:53 AM
I love the first ones, and I really like that you put them on gold hooks; the colours go together very nicely.

These are all so awesome!  What is LBS?  I would love to find some of these myself!

LBS is my Local Bead Store. There are awesome bead shops in Toronto!

Aha! I knew from your spelling of "favourite" (the right way) that you had to be either Canadian or British. Can you please tell me which store it was?
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Easy Peasy Swap Gallery on: April 21, 2008 05:37:26 AM
The flower looks pretty neat that way, but my original idea was for it to be the other way as I was basing it off a rose (though I know it looks more like a colourful daisy! XD ) But whichever way floats your boat is cool <3

I so wish now that I used a stencil for the wording on the inside, I thought freehanding it would be okay. It was half way through that I realized "Oh wait. My writing's messy :/ " Glad you like it despite of this fact!

I should also mention to be careful with ironing the bag as I believe it's a chemically made material (though I'm not quite sure what ^^; ) when I was working with another piece of the same fabric I managed to get a lovely iron-marking on it  Sad better safe than sorry Wink

And what're you talking about? I think the first photograph looks AWESOME! (even if the colours are slightly off - but really not by much)

When I found out that you liked Dr.Who too I just haddd to craft something related. Crafting for Dr.Who fans is just so much fun!  Cheesy I adoree the Rose armwarmers you made me and will post soon!

Oh yeah, sorry, I've only just noticed I had it upside down in the photo. It would be pretty useless to put it in a book with the leaf on the left side!

Thanks for warning me about the ironing issue. I know all too well the pain of nearly ruining one's iron with non-ironable material. If the bag gets wrinkled I'll flatten it under some dictionaries.
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Easy Peasy Swap Gallery on: April 20, 2008 06:16:25 PM
When you're supposed to be studying for exams, any other activity is totally appealing. So instead of reviewing narrative structures in Ovid's Metamorphoses, I'm posting pictures of what I received from Astica!

First, my favourite thing obviously, a tote bag she sewed and stencilled a Tardis on:

The colour isn't quite right, I think... I'm not really good with the flash.

Here's a handy little pocket on the inside that describes this capacious bag quite aptly:

This is closer to the real colour.

Finally, the whole group. Astica also sent Scrabble magnets that spell out Tardis (I love Scrabble), as well as two pretty bookmarks inspired by things on my Wists:


Thanks Astica, everything's lovely and you're totally awesome!
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