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1  Re: help me make this dress conservative! or tell me if its impossible. in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by QueenofSporks on: June 17, 2008 10:22:24 PM
What if you bought some satin of a same color as one of the colors in the dress, and widened the cups with strips up both sides? Then, you could continue the strips down over the actual straps. I think it would actually look cute that way, if you make the strips a inch or two wide, they would gather as you crossed them over in the back, and it would make the cups slightly more supportive, too.

Here's a bad MS Paint of what I'm trying to represent:



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2  Petunia Tote from IK Spring 07 in Knitting: Completed Projects by QueenofSporks on: May 23, 2007 09:27:10 PM
As you can see, I didn't include the purl flower motif. I switched it to leaf lace panels from Barbara Walker.

I used < 3 skeins of the new Lion Cotton-Ease in Maize.

The Bag!



A giant seashell, a picture of horseshoe crab eggs, and a chatwin novel. This picture makes me look much cooler than I actually am.

Closeup on the lace



I used some crazy $20 a yard silk I had leftover from a project a long time ago. It was cut into 8 x 8 inch squares, so I had to patch it together and just barely didn't have enough, so you can see I patched in a bit of brown fabric for the bottom.



This is a more accurate representation of the colors:



I just got a new camera and this was my experiment, hence the bunch of pictures. The pattern suggested putting a piece of cardboard in the bottom for stability, but I figured cardboard would deteriorate, so I used the plactic cover of a notebook. Odd, I know, but it has the perfect amount of flexibility.

The inside is shiny and amuses me constantly.
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3  Re: Petunia bag from IK in Knitalongs by QueenofSporks on: May 16, 2007 11:35:50 PM
I've been working on the bag, too, but decided to forgo the big flowers and instead put in a leaf lace panel. For some reason, this feels like it's taking forever to knit. That, and I keep knitting it late at night and messing up the lace pattern.

It's the new lion brand cotton ease in maize. I like it, but you can tell it's a cotton acrylic blend.

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4  Rainbow Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by QueenofSporks on: August 21, 2006 09:50:06 PM
So I just finished weaving in the ends of my rainbow socks (so many ends, argh) while watching my boyfriend and friends play an 8 hour board game. Yes, eight hour board game. I've learned to stop questioning such things.

Anyway, here's the socks:



I modified the Very Tall Socks pattern from knitty to make them only knee highs instead of thigh highs. I used terribly cheap Caron's "Brites" yarn in six colors.

And the board game (Twilight Imperium, in case anyone's geeky and curious):



he's the cute one in the silly hat. Although you can't really tell, because these are camera phone pictures.



As you can see, one of the socks is significantly more slouchy than the other. Confound it, I'll have to put elastic in or something. I made the secons sock slightly smaller, when I realized that the first sock kept falling down. All in all, they came out pretty well but they took forever.

YAY ALL DONE.
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5  Re: *Sock Virgin* KAL in Knitalongs by QueenofSporks on: August 21, 2006 09:45:17 PM
So I just finished weaving in the ends of my rainbow socks (so many ends, argh) while watching my boyfriend and friends play an 8 hour board game. Yes, eight hour board game. I've learned to stop questioning such things.

Anyway, here's the socks:



And the board game (Twilight Imperium, in case anyone's geeky and curious):



he's the cute one in the silly hat. Although you can't really tell, because these are camera phone pictures.



As you can see, one of the socks is significantly more slouchy than the other. Confound it, I'll have to put elastic in or something.

YAY ALL DONE.
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6  Re: *Sock Virgin* KAL in Knitalongs by QueenofSporks on: August 10, 2006 03:11:30 PM
alright, so first sock finished:



I followed the written pattern for the toe and it cause me to end up with a sock that was like and inch too short, so I pulled it out and made it longer, but in trying to make it even longer at the last minute, I made the toe square and pointy. grr. Patterns with issues annoy me.

I cannot even begin to express how little ambition I have to do the next sock. Damn you, feet, and the fact that I have two.
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7  Re: *Sock Virgin* KAL in Knitalongs by QueenofSporks on: August 09, 2006 12:50:44 PM
Sort of jumping on the bandwagon very late in the game. I'm making knitty's v. tall socks, but slightly modified so they're knee height rather than thigh-highs. I'm using super cheap caron "brites" yarn in psychotic rainbow colors. These aren't my first socks, but they are my first on a small gauge (the others were on like 9s).

I'm almost done with the first one. I'm shaping the instep now:



I hate knitting the second sock, but knitting two socks together with the circular needles just sounds demented. Next time I think  I'll knit both socks to the ankle point and then do the feet.

Also, aliastriona_angerbo da, what yarn did you use on your socks? I really like the strange self-striping.
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8  Re: Love/Hate Shirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by QueenofSporks on: April 26, 2006 07:58:54 PM
Here's the link to the shirts: http://www.madeindesign.com/prod-Psyshirt-love-femme-Pa-Design-refpa85t1l.html

I just used an image capture program, Grab (I have a mac) to capture just the text, and then I blew it up on Word and negitive-imaged the colors.

Here's the image I used:


Photomanipulating with microsoft word, yo.
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9  Love/Hate Shirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by QueenofSporks on: April 26, 2006 06:58:37 PM
Someone posted a thread with a link to shirts that say "LOVE" and when viewed in a mirror, say "HATE". I thought this was pretty clever, but not $25 + shipping of clever. So, I made my own. Mine says "LOVE" normally, and my roommate's says "HATE" (Awww aren't we cute...)

Photos taken in my ever-classy dorm bathroom.


This one is a good picture of the shirt, but as it's taken in a mirror, it says "HATE". Yes, that is a spoon.


This one shows the color of the shirt better.


This is taken front on, so this is what the shirt actually looks like if you just saw me wearing it.


This is my roommate's shirt.

Wheeeeeeee.

Laura
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10  I Suddenly Remembered I Have a Sewing Machine in My Dorm Room. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by QueenofSporks on: April 17, 2006 08:52:28 PM
Sometime last week I remembered that I did bring my sewing machine to college, and I in fact know how to use it. Who would have figured?

I go to a science and technology school (Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Go geeks! er...) so unfortunately there is little outlet for my random fits of craftiness. I dragged my roommate to Joann's a few times this week (she is not a happy camper. There's only so many hours she can spend looking at the pattern catalogues before she tries to murder me) and these are the fruits of neurotic 3am sewing.

It holds mentioning that I rarely sew before 11pm, and keep going until around 4 am. This results in many sewing mishaps, such as SEWING THINGS INSIDE OUT. My seam-ripper and I are getting to know each other very well. We're almost on a first-name basis.

The first thing I did was take this big sweatshirt I have and alter it to be smaller.

Original sweatshirt and model sweatshirt:



Excuse the crappy image quality. I don't know why my camera all of a sudden hates me.

New, smaller sweatshirt held by a friend (you get a cookie if you know what artist is on the sweatshirt).



I made this skirt using a pattern. If I knew where the envelope was, I'd tell you what number. I like it, but I wish it was more foofy.



I really like the fabric, I got it on clearance at Joann's. Here's a close-up:



I made this skirt by altering the above skirt pattern. I am ashamed to admit it took me longer to turn the drawstring than it did to sew the entire skirt.



I used Simplicity pattern 5003 to make this tank top. Unfortunately, the pattern is irrational. Much altering ensued, and I turned it into a halter top and put a zipper in.



Laptop case for my roommate (erm. Not clothing, but sewed?)




Sewing in the velcro was a lot more painful than I remembered it being. It kept breaking the thread and covered the needle in adhesive. It was at this point that I realized that I didn't have a single new machine needle. Eep.

Aaaand, for your amusement, this is where I sew. I sit on the floor, cross-legged, and press the foot with my knee. Yeah. Don't ask.



My mommy would be so proud of the state of my room. Shhh, dresser drawers make excellent shelves.

So this has been keeping me busy in the middle of the night. When I'm not writing lab reports or chasing horseshoe crabs around.



Laura

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