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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial! on: September 03, 2010 04:05:28 PM
It was the same pattern, but each row was written out.

Anyhow, no matter if it doesn't seem to bother anyone!

Emms
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Baby items Knitalong on: September 02, 2010 05:34:42 PM
I'm in!  Grin

Knitting a baby blanket for a friend due at Christmas!

Pattern: Baby Diamonds, Knitting and Crochet Mag in Australia, Issue 2 pg. 52 Changed my mind, due to lack of patience (always an issue with me!) to
Pinwheel Baby blanket http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm
Yarn: Patons Big Baby 4ply in white #2540
Needle: 3.25mm Addi Turbo circulars with 100cm length

Started:  Around noon... today  Cool
Methods used: Magic Loop (see tute's here: http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html my fave still after five years~ and video http://www.graspr.com/videos/Magic-loop-knit-in-the-round-on-a-long-circular-needle-1

My progress:


Hope for the best! Roll Eyes

Emmie
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial! on: September 02, 2010 04:01:10 PM
I'm really shocked and PO, I went into a yarn store in Fremantle, WA Australia (where I now live, emigrated from Canada) and I saw this shrug, on the floor, and the accompanying pattern, by Asian Trends, and they are selling it! Its the same pattern! Julsey, have you seen it? I made this years ago, thought about making another, but its almost summer here. Anyhow, let me know!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Come rides the Waves with me... tube tops rock! on: December 20, 2008 07:40:47 AM
Hi all, sorry I lamed out on this one, I have a joint disorder and it seems like I can only knit when its hot or in the summer, otherwise I end up with hands that look like claws and hurt like hell.  Undecided

So anyhow, I'm going to see about crocheting, but possibly you may only see me in the summer...

BUT:

I'm looking into moving to either Australia or back to Mexico or Guatemala, or possibly Miami-

It depends on what I can afford or what connections I can make to start a life somewhere new. The dampness in Vancouver is just not conducive to my health!

I miss you all, thinking about blogging again, but we'll see.

Emms  Grin

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 1940s housewife style turban on: December 20, 2008 07:30:11 AM
Hi nimblefingers,

I love this turban! I am going to be visiting NYC in November, and I am going to need a hat, but I have been resisting making one because I have dredlocks  and I find that most hats don't sit well, because mine are kind of puffy... so I think that your turban might work.

I have a couple of questions, because I want to make this soon.

  • What yarn did you use? I want to use worsted weight, because I have joint pain and if I try to make it with fingering weight it will take me too long, and I will give up from aching fingers;
  • It seems to me, on looking closely at the pictures that accompany the pattern, that you may have made more rows somewhere in the pattern... did you? Or is it just because you followed the directions exactly, but with a larger gauge yarn??

Hope to hear from you!

Emms (Admirer of the hat!)

thank you Smiley
i actually didn't make any mods, it comes out pretty big all on it's own.  you could probably change the weight of  the yarn...you'd just want to make sure you adjust the cap portion accordingly so it fits your head.  when you're making this thing, it is odd and i didn't really know what part of the hat i was knitting or even if it would even work until i was done. 

here's the basic shape of the pattern

construction:
you make 2 of these shapes, then you seam them up around the curved part (to make the cap) and then at the vertical part of the ends.  So, you've got a cap with a big loop coming off the end. 

when you're knitting the shapes, you start at the back of the cap part and do your increases until you get to the widest part, then you start making decreases....then you knit the part that extends off the cap.  if you want to change the yarn type, make sure you do the appropriate increases/decreases so that the cap fits your head. 

confused?  Wink




No it makes sense!!!

I decided not to knit this, too much joint pain for now, but I still love it though and aspire to it someday Smiley

Thanks for the diagram!

Emms
6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: One-Skein scarf (with free pattern link) on: December 20, 2008 06:47:46 AM
I love this scarf. I'm sending my best friend a link to this thread so she can join in with you guys.

I don't know if this is possible, does anyone know where I can find a pic of the scarf that is from the Happy Hooker book? I want the original pic that has a black girl wearing it- because I liked the colors on that version, but I can't remember where I found it online ages ago!

ta very much crochet fiends friends  Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1940's Red Gingham Sun Top on: December 01, 2008 06:11:16 PM
Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous!!!! I'm so impressed!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Affro Girl Doll on: October 16, 2008 01:52:59 AM
Thanks to you both!

Emmie, I miss your blog! I'm gonna go find you on Ravelry Cheesy

Aww thanks Lulu! I'm writing a book actually- so you may get to read more of my writing soon (if I could stop being distracted by Craftster!!!) I'm Cutieknittahfairy on Ravelry Smiley

I'm not able to knit anymore really- unless I'm in a really warm place, then I don't feel like knitting lol. I have a chronic pain disorder (had it while I was writing aforementioned blog, you may remember me mentioning it) and its worsened to the point that I can't knit... I'm trying all kinds of treatments so I may be knitting again before long!

I was really inspired by your doll! I'm knitting vicariously through you!!!
Such beautiful work Cheesy

Emms
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 1940s housewife style turban on: October 03, 2008 11:23:26 AM
Hi nimblefingers,

I love this turban! I am going to be visiting NYC in November, and I am going to need a hat, but I have been resisting making one because I have dredlocks  and I find that most hats don't sit well, because mine are kind of puffy... so I think that your turban might work.

I have a couple of questions, because I want to make this soon.

  • What yarn did you use? I want to use worsted weight, because I have joint pain and if I try to make it with fingering weight it will take me too long, and I will give up from aching fingers;
  • It seems to me, on looking closely at the pictures that accompany the pattern, that you may have made more rows somewhere in the pattern... did you? Or is it just because you followed the directions exactly, but with a larger gauge yarn??

Hope to hear from you!

Emms (Admirer of the hat!)
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Affro Girl Doll on: October 02, 2008 08:58:07 PM
absolutely gorgeous! I love the outfit on the middle one... you are extremely talented! Keep up the great work and inspiring knits!!!

Emms
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