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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My sock is wierd. Help!? on: August 27, 2008 01:05:41 AM

I've just finished my first sock ever, and it's the Kew from Knitty 06.
Love it.
There's a problem, though.
In the picture they look really tight and the lacy leg pattern really shows on whoever's wearing them. But on me they're too big and fluffy, and the leafy lace looks a bit like a compost.
My gauge is correct, as is everything else.

Do i have sticks for ankles or is this a common problem for the rookie sockie?
They only come in one size, so could that be the prob?

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fair-isle Llama! on: June 12, 2008 11:16:00 AM
So, i decided to teach myself how to Fair-isle
and i got a pattern for a bolivian llama-filled hat, and it kept med busy for quite some time (five double point-needles=not my cuppa tea) but i finished it up and by this winter Llamas will rule the northern hemisphere



And i also made this hippie ear-warmer on the train when i realized it was getting to cold to handle

All comments are more than welcome
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My very first knit finally out of the closet (w new pic, VeggieJess ;) on: June 12, 2008 11:06:28 AM
Hi again

I'm trying to catch up and i'm posting everything i haven't posted so far, and this Skully from Stitch'n'Bitch was my first ever real knitting experience.
It was done during the hottest summer week in july (i was being very punk and anti-everything knitting on the beach in the middle of all the bikini gals).
Since i have mad problems with accepting any authority, i changed the skull-pattern a bit.

Here it is..(model: my sister)

and the skull. I basically made it more detailed than the one in the book. It took quite some time before i got the pattern right, but i was sooo proud when i nailed it...

any comments are more than welcome
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pin-up Grrl with a twist on: June 12, 2008 10:57:58 AM
for some reason i quit coming to craftster, but now i've found my way back.
I love looking at all your stuff, people! You're all so very inspiring.
Anyway, during my time off, though, i've been knitting like a mad woman, and these are the results (i make three posts bc of image-obesity)

This is Pin-up Grrl from ths Stitch'n'Bitch-book. I made a few changes though, which sort of messed up the size (it's huuge), but i love my Grrl anyway.

and the back, where i did stockinette instead o rib, and added a hole and a button


Any comments are more than welcome
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / oh, baby! help with baby knittig needed on: November 02, 2006 07:44:55 AM
A friend of mine is going to have a tiny brother or sister sometime in december/january, and I thought I'd knit a gift for babys birthday.

i have two-three skeins of really soft sport w wool in nice greens and dark blues, and I was thinking I'd make a striped cardigan or sweater.

Two questions remain, though:

- Does anyone have a simple, simple pattern to share?
- I know you're supposed to make baby stuff in cottons or acrylics, but do you think it would be a terrible mistake to make a wool sweater? It says on the label that the yarn is machine washable..


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any ideas for my Skeins From Hell? on: October 28, 2006 01:55:53 PM

so I got tree skeins (olive green, turqouise and greygreenblue) of sport wheight yarn originally meant for the pippi longstocking-socks in S'n'B, and I was really looking forward to making my own socks. but knitting with four needles turned out to be.. well, not my cuppa tea.

I tried to make a sweater, but after a few inches I quit, because the colors looked nasty when put toghether in stripes.
so now I'm stuck with thes three skeins  and no pattern.

I would love any idea for anything, i have NOTHING to do, and I WANT TO KNIT!!
thanks, love
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / MURDER MYSTERY PARTY (image heavy) on: September 23, 2006 08:48:46 AM
Two weeks ago I hosted a murder mystery party. Im a firstyear drama student, and the week before the 2nd year students held a welcome-party for us, so we did one for them too. If you want to host one of these parties, I strongly suggest inviting amateur actors. they will dress up, enjoy it and go completley into carachter.

I got TONS of help from Catilin who gave me the idea in her thread in this forum: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72865.0
I got the original clues from her, and made up nine new and a second murder, new intrigues etc.

It was soooo much fun, here are some pics from the fiesta
me in the blackbox (our dramaroom), where the party was, making clues and ends meet.

"smokey" and "walt"


"Berlin" and "Bill"





more mingling (I think this is when they see the victim of the first murder)

People loved it, and we're planning on doing a very real version of murder mystery, in a big house, for an entire weekend, with fake blood and... well, you get it, I'm a drama girl...

If you want to know more about our party, feel free to pm me anytime.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / D.I.Y - the rise of lo-fi culture by Amy Spencer on: August 07, 2006 11:09:00 AM
I'm somewhat obsessed with journalism and love to read anything about anyone. Also, I'm a dedicated speed-crafter, crafting at least every day. Combine the two and you get something like Amy Spencer's wonderful book based on interviews with the people who made all of what we're doing here on craftster possible.

Thrugh interviews she tells the story of subculture and D.I.Y from the 1930's to today. And even though crafting might not be the exact word to describe what this book is about (at least not in the conventional meaning of the word)(these people "craft" zines, music and radioshows) it's a great read for anyone interested in learning more about sci-fi zines in the 1930's, the gay hardcore scene in the 80's or who on which recordlable signed who in the days of brit pop.

I love going all geeky and read wierd stuff about equally wierd people, and this book is so much fun I wish everyon'd be a bit more geek-loving.

read it!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / "Where Wild Things Are"-skirt on: August 07, 2006 01:26:18 AM
my all time top five fav artists resident no 1 Maurice Sendak's book Where Wild Things Are has so many wonderful pictures of cutsie monsters, who wouldn't wanna wear them?

I made this skirt from a stretchy cotton fabric, and then I freehanded the monster with acrylic paint. Now the skirt is a biiiit too tight, but I'm planning a skirt-to-top recpnstruciton. we'll see about that...

but anyway, here are some pics of it

all of it


I twisted the close-up, so that's why Monster looks to the left instead of looking like he does in the big pic..

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boring old bag+flowey fabric+black stitches=new cute bag!! on: August 06, 2006 05:09:08 AM
This is an old H&M bag I got a few years ago. Ever since I got it I've been planning on doing something fun with it, but never really managed to actually do something. Until this speing when I got a few scrap pieces of flowery fabric and started to sew...

all of it

and a nice little close-up
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