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1  Recent projects from tragicheroine in Knitting: Completed Projects by tragicheroine on: July 23, 2008 09:54:24 PM
Here are a few FOs from the past few months. Enjoy the pictures and please comment if you like what you see Smiley

Pattern: Lacy Skirt with Bows from Greetings from the Knit Cafe
Yarn: recycled
This pattern is great because of the pretty but simple lace and flattering A-line shape. My only mod was to knit it in the round instead of flat and had no problems in the conversion.


Pattern: http://blog.designedlykristi.com/?p=287 *free!*
Yarn: self-dyed wool
Knit this cute plushie for my squid-loving boyfriend. I hand-dyed the yarn to a squiddish shade of pale pink to be more anatomically correct. I had a few issues in the process of making this, namely with the felting. It was my first time, and as you can see, a lot of the stitches are still visible. The pattern is a bit fiddly when adding the tentacles, but it isn't too difficult, and worth it in the end.


Pattern: Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade Pima Tencel
This top is SO pretty! The pattern is really nice, however is isn't exactly "fitted". Many people on Ravelry had problems with the top being way too big around the waist, because it is a straight tube without any shaping. I used my own measurements to create serious waist shaping, and it fits perfectly. I also added 1 extra lace repeat and knit to 1 inch less in the bottom ribbing. My only problem with this project is the yarn. It's lovely in theory, a beautiful colour and very soft, but it stretches out almost immediately, not ideal for a tube top. I plan on adding elastic around the top and waist, which hopefully with make it more wearable.


Pattern: http://stephanieknits.blogspot.com/2007/03/keeping-boyfriends-ears-warm-since-2006.html *free!*
This was knit for my friend's birthday in June. It's a good pattern with an interesting decrease technique. The hat is a bit small for my friend since he has a lot of curly hair to contain, but he wears it all the time now, so it's a success. Sorry about the camera angle too, he's half a foot taller than me and doesn't like to sit still.

Pattern: http://www.agoodyarn.net/PT_FL12_StripedBedShoes.htm *free!*
These were for another friend's recent birthday. These slippers have an interesting construction like a lot of vintage patterns. The pattern as written is a bit large (would fit a size 10 or 11 womens) so I had to decrease the cast on number by quite a bit. They're cute and comfy and remind me of candy canes. My tension on these is a bit wobbly because I had previously knit them in the larger size and not all the kinks in the yarn smoothed out with washing.


Pattern: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/extermaknit.html*free!*
Knit for my boyfriend. It is a great pattern for any Doctor Who fan and its pretty cuddly for something so unapologetically evil. My only mod was to make the grill part on its neck more grilly by adding vertical stripes. Also, if you liked knitting bobbles before attempting this pattern, you sure won't after finishing.
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2  Three Colourwork projects with free pattern links in Knitting: Completed Projects by tragicheroine on: March 21, 2008 01:08:13 PM

Swell in Patons SWS solids
Changes I made were adding stripes, knitting it in a smaller gauge, and crocheted around the edges. I'm really happy with this! Hee


Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban scarf knit in Classic Merino. I made this a few years ago as one of my first projects. Took a sweater shaver to it before that picture and it looks as good as new.



These aren't finished yet, but they fit with the theme so I thought I'd share. The pattern is in Japanese, but it has really good charts so its possible to follow if you don't speak the language (I don't). The yarn is Regia Solid 4-ply.
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3  Classic Red Riding Hood Costume (plus this year's pumpkins) in Halloween Costumes by tragicheroine on: October 31, 2007 03:20:05 PM
I made this cloak last year actually, but I didn't take pictures in time to share it on the Halloween board. I'm reprising it again this year, so I thought I'd show it off!
We took this pictures this morning (the 31st, wee)





The cloak is a really big half circle, and I can dig up the pattern if anyone wants it. The fabric is a huge remnant I got on the cheap last year, and its also used as the cover in my basket. The 2nd picture shows a close up of the lined hood and velvet ties. The fabric is a little ripped around the collar because I tore it having too much fun this weekend  Lips sealed

ETA: My dad and I love to carve pumpkins, here are ours from this year!


Thanks for looking
and
Happy Halloween!
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4  Re: Order of the Phoenix knits!! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by tragicheroine on: August 15, 2007 04:41:25 PM
I got a hold of some screen shots from the film and saved these ones of Ginny.

This is the vest she wears as they're leaving Hogwarts. I think the vest I posted earlier is really close, just a different cabled and hers is buttoned instead of tied.

This is the top she wore at Christmas. I must be losing my mind, because I remember that one being lacy and purple. It's pretty blurry, so those ridges may be lace. I guess that's what you get for bootlegging.



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5  Stitch pattern help in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by tragicheroine on: August 02, 2007 12:54:26 PM

I'm looking for a stitch pattern like in this Phildar  sweater. I don't need the exact one, even just tips on the technique would be great.

Thanks!
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6  Ribbed Lace Bolero *with pattern link!* in Knitting: Completed Projects by tragicheroine on: July 04, 2007 03:12:42 PM


The shape of this is based on the circular shrug on here. I used less ribbing and subbed in my own lace pattern to create a very different look. The yarn I used is Lion Brand Cotton Ease, and the needles are 8 and 10.5
I've put the pattern up in my blog here because there was interest in the circular shrug knit-a-long

-kelly
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7  Re: Circular Shrug- created by keridana, julsey723, guessica, and others... in Knitalongs by tragicheroine on: July 02, 2007 12:25:49 PM
I followed the shape for the circular shrug, but not the exact pattern to make this shrug:

I'm going to write the pattern out for it soon.
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8  Dracula Jr in Knitting: Completed Projects by tragicheroine on: June 15, 2007 11:02:54 AM
Little Dracula Jr was the result of a secret tryst between Drac and Mina (just don't tell her husband, he thinks the kid is his).




He's knit on size 4 needles using assorted stash yarn. The shape of his body is based on the pattern for Kate from knitty, but I made his head a bit more round. The buttons on his jumper are bobbles that I knit in as I was going along. The cape was knit separately and whip stitched on around his neckline. It flares out at the collar and hem to exaggerate the shape. The little ties are crochet chains. His frilly collar was made by picking up stitches around his neck, then doing a picot bind-off. His hands were picked up along the sides of his body, then sewed them down do they'd "puff up" a bit from his body. I use The Cats Mother's technique for sewing in hair (tutorial here --naked knitted man if you scroll past the hair!). Even gave him a little widows peak, like Béla Lugosi! His mouth, teeth, and eyes were embroidered on.

Well that's all his specs. Hope to see more entries soon!
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9  Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs in Knitting: Completed Projects by tragicheroine on: June 13, 2007 12:29:08 PM
I just finished this top and I love it!
I used Patons Grace cotton yarn and size 6 needles to get guage.
The pattern is here.



I haven't sewn in any beads to the hem, but I may in the future if I find some that I like. I like the more casual look it has without the beads, so I'm undecided.

I added a few modifications, including changing the positioning of the bodice seam on the front, adding short rows so it would hang lower in the back than the front, and slimming the pattern overall by a couple inches.
I've put some more details on the problems I had and my modifications on my blog here
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10  Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs in Knitalongs by tragicheroine on: June 12, 2007 03:31:19 PM
pattern here!
I've been working on this top for awhile now and it's turning out great. I'm almost done now, but I wanted to start this to see if anyone else was interested in joining me.

Anyone? Grin

Here is a photo of the hem of mine, though I'm much further now

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