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1  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: mccall's m3584 halter dress done! on: February 14, 2007 08:09:29 PM
thanks again for all the compliments!

*k*: i did have a hard time w/ the bust looking 'pointy' and i reworked the bust shaping several times.  it's still not perfect, and i'm not full-chested which doesn't help, but it's a lot better than where it started.  i figured i'd knit a little matching shawl or shrug to wear over my shoulders and cover myself if i still felt self-conscious about it.  i'm not sure that a stiffer fabric would help...it may create a stiffer point!  if i use this pattern again, i'll keep the shaping to a minimum (less pleats).  i agree, the bust was HUGE and it was really frustrating to fix, but now i have the pattern marked for next time.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shetland Triangle Shawl! on: December 07, 2006 05:33:51 PM
GORGEOUS!  i'm scared of lace, but seeing f.o.'s like this is so inspiring.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Backwoods Beanie (Cabled Hat) on: December 07, 2006 05:18:41 PM
great job!  the time and effort really shows.  love the cables!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: fetching from knitty on: November 20, 2006 02:42:56 PM
I (like so many others) also made a pair today  Smiley
http://torranceknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/fetching.html

yours turned out great!  i like the color you used too...very rich!
5  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: mccall's m3584 halter dress done! on: November 15, 2006 03:11:35 PM
wow, thanks for all the nice words!!  the amy butler fabrics are fabulous!  you can't go wrong w/ any of her prints!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: YES ASIA AND ORDERING BOOKS on: October 27, 2006 01:49:01 PM
i've never seen any of these books, but i have a few that i'm interested in.  would i even be able to make anything from them w/out knowing how to read them?...or would it just be eye candy for me?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: fetching from knitty on: October 26, 2006 03:15:42 PM
svea, this post on knitter's review explains the picot bind off (they start talking about how to start the thumb, but someone asks about the picot bind off so just keep reading): http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=63278

cranberry, i used a superwash wool yarn that's more for socks, so it wears well.  no pills yet.  i wanted to make sure i could wash them after use.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with short row heel... on: October 26, 2006 02:41:31 PM
For future reference, cosmicpluto has a fantastic tutorial on short row heels here, complete with tons of photos!

great link!  thanks!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: fetching from knitty on: October 26, 2006 01:16:27 PM
This looks great.  Any mods to the pattern?

nope!  i made it just as it was written.  if i make them again, i'd add a couple more cables to the top so my fingers get more coverage.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: fetching from knitty on: October 25, 2006 07:49:18 PM
thanks!  they were fun to make and easy!  yelutci, don't be scurred!  you'll learn a lot making these and they don't take too much yarn either!
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