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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / blanket help... on: April 06, 2010 05:38:20 PM
I'm making a blanket for a friend of mine who's due in June (being in Australia, start of winter)
I've got the front done, its a patchwork of flannelette squares, bordered in satin. Now, I don't know what to back it with...I can do:
a plain and simple polar fleece,
a plain, heavy-ish cotton,   (Or I think I have some white flannelette somewhere?)
or the cotton but with a layer of that batting (or whatever you call it that you use in the middle of handmade quilts)

I'm not sure which to use because I don't want it to be too heavy/hot, and with the patchwork, i've got all those lovely seam bits on the wrong side (or should I trim them off a bit?) which might sorta 'poke through' or just be lumpy through the back. Also, not sure if the batting would make it stiff...
Could someone  maybe steer me in the right direction?
I'm planning on making a few for my bub due at the end of september too - gotta start soon...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Short-rows cardi on: March 02, 2009 03:24:01 PM
Any chance we can see your notes?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How can I adapt a fair isle pattern to my garment?? on: March 02, 2009 02:31:06 PM
It kind of depends on what it is I think.

Have you got a link or pic of the things you want to do / combine?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: FO: Bitty Bolero - Shawl Collared Bolero on: October 13, 2008 08:30:52 PM
I agree with everyone else - gorgeous! (the bub and the bolero!)
I would also love to know if you think you might share the pattern? I've a few babies popped/ing out around me and this would be lovely...
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Tubey... on: February 25, 2008 03:54:14 PM
mmm, tubeys are great! I like yours, very simple, very nice!
Yep, thats the pattern, its rather well known for its 'unique' construction!
I might make another one of these one day...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Razor Lace Cami on: February 17, 2008 03:15:25 PM
Looks really nice! I like the colour.  Can't say I've ever used that yarn but you did a good job.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple sweater pattern on: February 14, 2008 03:56:52 PM
Mmm, that dietdiary site is good.  It's a top down round yoke sweater, for  if you dont really want a normal raglan style. It's made on the same principles, you just increase around the whole thing, rather than just at the 'arm seam' bits that you would on a normal raglan. 
Tubey from knitty was my first (successful) sweater.  It's a very simple knit, looks pretty good on a wide range of bod's and you can customise it a bit too with colours, stripes, FI on a sleeve etc.
Are you going for an 'in the round' sweater or a flat one?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: little help in altering bought corset? on: February 13, 2008 02:43:15 PM
It did work.
Yeah, the sizing chart had a little note on it, something about "this is for your actual measurements; if your bust/waist/hips are 'x' you should get a 'blah' size" So I thought I was pretty safe.
Well, that and I figured I could always send it back or alter it!
Fits much better now, and actually has space between each piece and laces properly! Need to get DH to lace the back up properly tonight to get it just right.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / little help in altering bought corset? on: February 12, 2008 08:15:48 PM
I got a couple of premade corsets the other day, but their sizing details were a little off. My bust and waist were in the middle of one size bracket, hips one down from that But when they arrived, I can have it laced as tight as possible, and it's still kinda baggy/saggy.  Huh To the point that I can pull the laces in so much it bunches up the fabric around the laces, and still no good!  Cry
Now, I'm pretty sure that my idea will work, but need a little reassurance. 
If I were to pick 'equal opposite' boning spots, fold a smidge of the excess fabric under and sew it there, it should be enough to take it in that bit that I need, right? (being VERY careful not to hit the 'bone' obviously) If needed, I could do this in a couple of spots right? Say, the ones that run down about over my nips, and then the corresponding two at the back?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Magknits? on: February 11, 2008 07:19:44 PM
Aha! I see, thanks!
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