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1  polka dots and cold nights in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by jimenita on: May 14, 2008 06:15:19 PM
Winter is starting here in Peru, and staying at home during this cold cold nights seems like the best plan.

This skirt goes back almost a year and while its actually a summer skirt (due to the lightness of its fabric) I only seem to wear it during wintertime. I don't really know why that is. Maybe I just like it with the black tights and booties.



It has three sections, which are separated by thin black velvet strips. Over every strip there are tiny pleates of the next segment's fabric... grrr. That didn't make any sense (ocassions like this show me my english is not half as good as I sometimes think).



I wish I had a better camera, I could show you some of the details which to me, make it a lovely skirt.

There are some more photos on my blog,

http://www.mapofthepiano.blogspot.com

Thank you for looking!
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2  Anthropologie inspired tam in Knitting: Completed Projects by jimenita on: April 21, 2008 09:33:25 AM
I've got to admit it. I'm an Anthropologie sucker. Everything they sell just says cuteness to me... And after seeing Blair (from Gossip Girl... yes... terrible guilty pleasure) wearing the Anthropologie's Lothians Tam on an episode last week (we are far behind on the episodes compared to America) I knew I had to knit it.

The tam, unfortunately, is no longer on the Anthropologie website, so I couldn't really take a good look at it. I also didn't really have enough yarn to knit it as I would have liked, yet, I think its a fine attempt and will keep my head and ears warm during the upcoming winter!





I didn't really use a pattern, just kind of knitted it as I went by.

Thank you for looking, I'd love to know what you think. For some more info and photos, you can take a look at my blog  www.mapofthepiano.b logspot.com. This is the specific post http://mapofthepiano.blogspot.com/2008/04/inspiration-gossip-girls-roman-holiday.html
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3  My chunky braided scarf... (NOW WITH PATTERN LINK!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by jimenita on: June 15, 2007 11:23:52 AM
I saw a multiple braids scarf at a shop a few months ago, for the over-priced amount of 120 dollars... yeik...

After doing a lot of thinking, and multiple trial and error I finally managed to reproduce the same braiding....   And, I got to make it the colour I really wanted it (the original one was white)... The one in the shop wasn't chunky at all, but I'm in the midst of a love affain with chunky knits, so, here it is...

It was such a quick rewarding knit! And it's one of my most complemented FO so far... I just wanted to share it!



This is a detail of how the ends look, I finished it in a rib.





Ok... well some of you requested a pattern for this scarf, so I made one and posted it here:

http://jimenita.wordpress.com/2007/06/16/pattern-for-chunky-braided-scarf/

I hope it's clear, this was my first time attempting to write some sort of pattern. If any of you knit this, I'd love to see the finished result!

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4  mittens mittens mittens in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by jimenita on: June 14, 2007 08:38:35 AM
So... it's winter here,,, and an unbelievably cold winter as well... which means my hands are absolutely freezing and all the knitted mittens I've managed to find around are horribly tacky...

Last summer (your winter) I saw this lovely pair of mittens in the FreePeople's website and although there was no point on trying making them then, they do make a lot of sense now!



At first I thought they were fully knitted, but taking a closer look now, I'm beginning to think that they are half crocheted. I get that the part with the rib is knitted, as well as the center pannel where the embroidery is.. but what about the rest, isn't that crocheted? And if so, anyone's got any ideas on  how to do it???

Thanks!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer because it really does end too soon!!!!
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5  My hands are so cold I'm having a hard time typing.... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by jimenita on: June 14, 2007 08:12:31 AM
So, winter has begun here in Lima, and I'm FREEZING... according to the newspaper today, there has NEVER been a colder winter in Lima,, and because it's so freaking humid, it's a thousand times worse....

So... I've spent the last month knitting scarves and hats like crazy but I'm now realizing my hands are freezing... and when I say freezing I'm talking about not being able to type...!

Anyway, I saw these awesome mittens by Free People when it was still summer here but knew that when winter arrived I would LOVE to knit a similar pair....



I've never tried knitting mittens or gloves, but I'd like to give these ones a try. Anyone know where I might find a similar pattern or what I'd need to do to addapt a simpler pattern (like this one http://www.theirishewe.com/mt-static/2006/08/free_pattern_the_lilleys_maine.shtml) for it to look more like the one in the picture?Huh

Thanks!!!!
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6  My slouch in Knitting: Completed Projects by jimenita on: May 19, 2007 01:04:52 PM
Based on the easy and lovely pattern by tragicheroine... here is my slouch!





It's just perfect for the winter that's just starting. I love how easy this project is and how it instantly adds a nice touch to any outfit.

More details on my new blog... www.jimenita.wordpr ess.com
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7  Maybe now I'll be able to save.... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by jimenita on: May 19, 2007 12:55:21 PM
I didn't make this... my friend lili did, but she doesn't have a craftster account, so here it is.

I told her I really wanted to travel somewhere, but that I found it impossible to save some money.... and this is what she made for me..!

I didn't know where to post this, but here it is....





More details on my new blog! http://jimenita.wordpress.com/
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8  My quirky new earwarmer-headband.... in Crochet: Completed Projects by jimenita on: March 08, 2007 11:21:13 PM
right... So I made this during one of those lazy late summer afternoons and considering that the yarn used was alpaca and that  winter is approaching, I think this is going to be perfect for those cold cold nights just around the corner.

I had no idea what I was going to do when I started, but I'm really pleased with the result, it took less than an hour and was instant gratification, i love how it's quite quirky but still not really flashy...

thought i'd share it with you guys!

now pictures...!





and of course my 'i don't know how to smile to the camera' photo...



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9  My cute new armwarmers... in Knitting: Completed Projects by jimenita on: March 08, 2007 02:09:49 PM
So... this was my first attempt at braids and lace....

I love how they turned out... they are so comfortable and look so sophisticated and femenine.... i love them... what do you guys think? I am oh so proud....



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10  Re: iPod Cozies in Knitting: Completed Projects by jimenita on: January 09, 2007 01:38:26 PM
I hadn't realize there was an iPod cozy thread so I've already posted mine in one of its own... but still... here it is! It's my bird in a tree ipod cozy... hope you like it (i loooooooove the octopus one I just saw a while ago here... I'm definitely trying it as well!)






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