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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Knitted Copper Wire Ring with Freshwater Pearls on: December 17, 2007 08:14:09 PM

This is a little ring I made a while ago, but have just got around to posting:

I knitted it up in garter stitch using bamboo skewers and then wove the pearls into it. It was very quick to put together. ( I actually made it just after I'd broken my finger playing a scratch match of Aussie Rules football in the carpark at work. Nothing stops a determined craftster!) The construction was simple, although the wire had no give and was quite hard to knit with.

Someone I know was interested in selling this in their shop, which was very flattering, but I don't think it would be much fun to make these in bulk so I haven't followed through.  Even so, I've since bought some sterling silver wire and plan on making another ring with it. 

Thanks for looking!
2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / A scarf, a shrug and a question. on: June 15, 2007 11:17:51 PM

Here's a one skein scarf that I made
using Paton's Jet (a beautiful alpaca/wool blend):

Here's a knot ugly shrug that I crocheted last summer:

I made it with Paton's Jet, a machine washable wool.  It turned out wider than it was supposed to so I made an extra long set of ties and have been wearing it as a ballet wrap.

...And here's my question:
Should I lengthen it? 
I'd like to make it cardigan length but, because I'm not experienced at making garments, I'm not too sure about how to go about it.  I was thinking about adding a skirt of single crochet stitches with some increases to shape it slightly ~ or adding more net stitches, like in sleepybunny's version:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171194.0 although mine's going to be crossed over and I'm concerned about it draping strangely.
I would love some feedback from other crocheters, if you have the time...and other comments are welcome too.  Cheesy
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Felted Market Bag with Flowers ~ my first picture post on: May 25, 2007 05:17:17 AM
I made a bag using the Country Market Felted Bag pattern from Marlo's Crochet Corner ~ http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/patterns%20for%20sale.html
I crocheted it with two strands of Paton's Jet (an Australian worsted weight, angora and wool blend yarn) and a little bit of variegated Twilley's Freedom wool. 

Here it is before felting:

And here it is afterwards:

I stopped the felting process before I lost the stitch definition as I liked the texture made by the hdcs. 

Here's a picture that gives a better indication of the finished bag's shape:

Finally, the felted flowers:

It was easy to crochet, fun to felt and I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

Thanks for looking.
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