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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Espresso and Cream (no, not ice cream! ) edited w/ new pics on: October 26, 2006 05:32:12 PM
* EDITED to include actual photos sorry for the best of puns - I work at Baskin Robbins, so just thought I'd have a little shout out to my ice cream flavors  Cheesy

Specs:


pattern:
-none, I traced a well-fitting shirt for the top and then altered it a gazillion, the skirt is a variation of the circle skirt, but it is slimmer at the hips, and then flares out.

fabric:
- the creamish fabric is some sort of non-cotton polyester (?) from the $1 table at Walmart. It stretches on the bias, but is a woven.
- the black fabric is a remnant from Walmart, feels like crepe, but I don't know what it is. No stretch, but drapes well.

notions:
-6 plastic pearl buttons (the kind with the pre-attached loop)
-black stretch cord for "buttonholes"
-black scalloped lace
-black bias tape

And 'cus no respectable granny would want the world to see her Depends,  Cheesy I also made a slip to go under the dress out of some muslin.


http://static.flickr.com/108/280206400_997e5d98df_o.jpg


http://static.flickr.com/100/280379069_ebb548eaf1_b.jpg
the back's my favorite part! the black sash is part of the dress in front, but it ties to make a bow in the back


oh my... that's a scary picture.  Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / i really nedd help with shawl border on: June 17, 2006 11:18:27 AM
Alrighty amazing knitters!  Grin

I need your help. I am knitting a shawl for my mom, and I am almost done with the shawl part. The shawl is a long rectangle (right now it looks like a really wide scarf, but I would like to attach a border to it all around).

Now, here's the question part. I would like to get a ripple effect on the edge but the only lace patterns I know of (and that are free) that do that is the soleil lace (from knitty, http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTsoleil.html ). More importantly, they start to ripple from the bottom.

I would like to be able to pick up stiches from all around the shawl and simply knit outwards, and bind off to create the ripple. Are there any lace patterns (preferebly free) that do that?

And if not, how do you attach a border to a shawl? Should I sew it on? How?  Huh

Thanks so much!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sideways Spenser from Interweave Knits 04 on: May 18, 2006 09:45:31 AM
So, I'm thinking of starting the Sideways Spenser, http://www.radialhonesty.com/photos/albums/blog/sideways_spencer.thumb.jpg
except... I don't know if I can get my hands on the pattern, and I would like to try drafting one myself..

Has anyone knit this sweater, or ones like it? (It is knit flat from one sleeve to the other)

http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/images/ImagesJune2005/spencer2_thumb.jpg

I don't understand how to increase from the end of the first sleeve to the body - it seems like there are way to many stiches added at once for it to be just a m1 or something like that. Is the first sleeve seamed to the body?

ps. - I'm sorry if I borrowed the picture from your blog, i couldn't find any other ones. Cheesy
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Holly by magnits? on: April 10, 2006 10:24:19 AM
http://www.magknits.com/Oct05/patterns/holly.htm

so, my question is, does anyone know by reading the pattern or if you already made it if the instructions are going from the bottom up or the other way around. I don't want to make it a tunic/dress, just a sweater/top length. I was wondering how I could do that without having to knit the entire thing, rip, and reknit?

thanks so much!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Not An Elephantine on: March 05, 2006 04:19:33 PM
Not An Elephantine is not your usual elephantine. In fact, he is not even your usual elephant. Not An Elephantine, born and raised in the last Ice Age, has survived the various climatic changes by hiding out in the freezers of mammoth-friendly folk around the globe.



100% mohair, cotton appliques, plastic buttons.



Now, grown, and fully protected by a 100% baby soft mohair coat, Not An Elephantine feels ready to brave the unexpected, to tread new territory...step into the world outside the freezer.


   *Due to the really long, fuzzy mohair strands, Not An Elephantine is not advisable as a toy for really small children.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Not An Elephantine! :D on: March 03, 2006 03:08:11 PM
Not An Elephantine is not your usual elephantine. In fact, he is not even your usual elephant. Not An Elephantine, born and raised in the last Ice Age, has survived the various climatic changes by hiding out in the freezers of mammoth-friendly folk around the globe.



100% mohair, cotton appliques, plastic buttons.



Now, grown, and fully protected by a 100% baby soft mohair coat, Not An Elephantine feels ready to brave the unexpected, to tread new territory...step into the world outside the freezer.

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / EDITED: (not) a whole bunch of illlustrations on: December 20, 2005 06:56:19 PM
so here they are, all made with a blue "debator" pen (ie, the kind that isn't a ball point or a felt tip, it's roly):









sorry for the not so magical quality, they all had to be scanned in at 72 resolution to be uploaded onto craftster. oh well.

8  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Simplicity 7068 :0 on: March 28, 2005 07:55:25 AM
alrighty.

so... I'm going to make a dress for a prom-i thingy. I found a pattern I liked, simplicity 7068, its strapless with a pouffy skirt thing.

I'm going to make the short version.

anyone used this yet? comments? helpful tidbits of sewer knowledge?
thx. 
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