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21  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / Re: Beat the cold and make some new friends! on: April 16, 2008 12:07:59 PM
How did I miss this thread? Geez, me!  Roll Eyes

I'd be up for a Sunday in May, but it'd have to be pretty early on. Anything before the 20th, really. The 4th or 18th would be best. (11th is in the middle of finals, and the 24th is the day after my wedding, so not those, haha!) If we do go to Borealis, that's my LYS of choice generally, and while I'm no expert, I know a thing or two about their yarns so I could potentially help. Smiley

If we have a picnic, I know a GREAT little park near both Ginkgo and Borealis. It's down Hewitt Ave and Fairview, called Newell Park.
22  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Pinfish's wedding thread! on: April 15, 2008 07:55:18 PM
Updated with invite and shawl photos Cheesy
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Another question- modifying wristwarmers on: March 28, 2008 04:39:56 PM
Try the basic formula of this pattern.  It has a formula that's adjustable, although I think it's too tight around the wrist for a hand to get through easily.  I'd leave some ease there.

Thanks, but I don't think those are knit sideways, and that's really the problem- I can do shaping for things knit in the round, but this is knit side to side and seamed.  Undecided
24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 3/28/2008 on: March 28, 2008 06:46:55 AM
Oh my goodness, I love everything- especially tropical storm, the colors are amazing!  I have nothing complete this week, but hopefully now that all that knitting is done, I'll have more spinning time Smiley
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Another question- modifying wristwarmers on: March 28, 2008 06:31:28 AM
My friend has asked me to knit her some armwarmers using this pattern:

http://ysolda.com/wordpress/2007/11/25/garter-stitch-mitts/

The problem is that she'd really like them to be much, MUCH longer- like over the elbow, mid-upper-arm long. That wouldn't be a problem if they were knit wrist-up, laterally, in the round, but they're knit flat vertically instead. How would I do shaping to allow for her arm muscles? Short rows, maybe? I'm not terribly experienced with short row shaping, but if someone could give me some hints I might be able to figure it out.

Any ideas?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby bootie instep question on: March 27, 2008 08:49:53 AM
Ok, thanks. I just don't trust myself with this braingoo. Tongue
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / baby bootie instep question on: March 27, 2008 08:36:38 AM
So I'm making these booties: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babybootsgarterstripe.htm
I'm a fairly experienced knitter- made lots of socks and things- but this part has me stumped.
It says:

Instep:
K 12 sts on needles 1 and 2. Do not work 12 sts on needle 3.
K 1 row; P 1 row; K 1 row; K 1 row for 15 rows over the 12 sts from needle 2 only.
Next row: K2tog, k across to last 2 sts, k2tog
P 1 row.
Repeat dec row - 8 sts remain

Now I have a cold, so I may just be too loopy to understand simple instructions, but I'm just not comprehending this. I've knit the 12 sts on needles one and two, and that's where I've stopped. is the "k 1 row, p 1 row" etc on needles 1 and 2? Just 2? It says "k 1 row for 15 rows over 12 sts from needle 2 only" but do the preceding instructions also only apply to needle 2?

This should not be so complicated! They are just baby booties, but I'm too sick and addled to work through this on my own.
Help, please!

EDIT: wait, I think I may have figured it out. is "K 1 row; P 1 row; K 1 row; K 1 row" a repeat, and you do that for 15 rows on needle 2 only?
28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Another first yarn post. on: March 11, 2008 10:04:47 AM
My sister gave me a spinning kit for my birthday, which she got on etsy. It came with several small dyed batts of roving and one very small undyed practice batt. I spun it up this morning using the instructions here- it was easier than I expected, though of course it isn't perfect  Wink It's thicker in some places, so I'd guess it's about worsted-heavy worsted, 2 ply. I haven't set the twist yet as I'm at work, but here it is!





The first photo is more true color. One of my singles was much more even/thin/twisted properly than the other as I was getting the hang of it as I went along, but I'm still pretty pleased with the outcome. Now to make pretty colored yarn!

Thanks for lookin!  Grin
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Pinfish's wedding thread! on: February 22, 2008 05:05:11 PM
I'm just gonna make one thread for all of my crafty wedding stuff, so I can keep track of it and all that good stuff.

My wedding is May 23rd, and I've got most of the big planning done at this point. I just started actually MAKING things, though, since it's about that time. Cheesy

General details: We don't really have a theme. Our wedding will be in a public park, in a little amphitheater (very little- holds 100 people max) and the reception will be in the neighboring GIANT picnic shelter (holds 300! Shocked). Our colors are sage green, brown, cream, and black.

My mom is making my dress (sage green two piece, with one long skirt for the ceremony and one shorter one for the reception so I don't fall all over myself). Bridesmaids are wearing brown dresses of their choice. Groom and groomsmen are wearing black kilts and black dress shirts.

Food is hors d'oeuvres made by various friends, and cake is fancy filled cupcakes baked by a friend of my BIL. Photography is by a friend as well.

I'm doing everything else myself. Decorations, centerpieces, invitations, flowers, the whole bit. I'm also knitting myself a wedding clapotis out of cream colored malabrigo silky merino, which is LOVE.

On to the craft photos!
So far all I have completely done is the lino block for the front of the invitations. The invites will have this image on a sage cardstock background, and inside will be a cream colored paper insert with a love quote and all the basic details.



The image is pussy willow, which will be our central flower (I'm not a big flower person, but I love pussy willow). The initials are (duh) our first initials.

I've also purchased the dried portion of our flowers- pussy willow branches, curly willow, willow eucalyptus (see a pattern? the park is full of weeping willows, too), and sarracenia. We'll have some fresh ferns and hopefully calla lilies for the bouts and my bouquet.


UPDATE April 15, 2008:
Wedding is really rushing up, now! Not much left to do- just centerpieces, flowers, and other decor.

Our invitations have been completed and sent! Here they are Smiley



The inside top quote is from Antoine de Saint Exupry, the author of Le Petit Prince. It says, if you can't read it, "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction."

Here's my wedding wrap- a clapotis, in Malabrigo silky merino in "natural". It's also the background in the invite photos Wink

No pics on me yet, not til the wedding. Tongue

Another update- my mom made my card box, here.

I'll update when more is done!
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Givers and Needers Swap Gallery! on: February 08, 2008 05:08:49 PM
*looks at reciept*
*does a double take*

Wait... hamline university? In St Paul MN? Coz I'm a student there too!
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