I've done some online searches for this, but can't find anything that works. I need a black photo mat to hold an 8x10 photo. I need to have 12 words (90 letters) embossed in gold or etched in gold. I've found a few diploma sites that can do it:
But they max out at 70 letters. I would be able to have the text put on an engraving plate, but that's not the look I'm going for.
This is for a work project and we're sending the framed photo to a client, so I really need it to look professional. Does anyone have any suggestions? If you know of a website or have the capabilities to complete this project, I'd love to work something out!
I love Elizabeth Zimmermann "unpatterns" and this is no exception. Very fun knit, and such a guy friendly sweater.
Notes: Pattern: Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann Yarn: about 5.5 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Praline colorway Needles: US 7 I did a contrasting hem for the cuffs and body and 1x1 ribbing with a tubular bindoff for the neckline. I had to aggressively block the body when it was completed as it was too slim for hubby's taste, but now it's almost perfect (he'd like it a tad longer, which I think will happen with wear, and the sleeves are a bit too long, but he likes them that way).
I'd love to hear any feedback or questions/comments and thanks for looking!!
I found a sweater at the thrift store and liked the yarn, so I frogged it a year or so ago, and it's been sitting around. I thought this pattern was quite cute and it made gauge, so a nice way to destash!
Mods: I knit this in one piece up to the armholes. I didn't want the bottom as wide as in the pattern, so I cast on fewer stitches. I added 2 inches to the body length. I picked up and did short row sleeve caps and worked them down in the round. I love this method of doing sleeves, although I end up doing a bit of frogging since it's a guessing game for me.
I have all of my notes and would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
I'm not a lacy girl. I'm not really a bandwagon girl. For some reason this sweater called to me and I decided it was worth trying out. This is actually the first sweater my husband was really impressed with (though I must admit this was after he had some beers during fantasy football draft, but still...), and I've knit a LOT of sweaters. Pretty easy knit, and I'm quite happy with it. It'll definitely be a staple in my wardrobe.
Pattern: February Lady Sweater http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151 Yarn: 3.75 skeins of 100purwool 3 ply merino in Tostada colorway (LOVE this yarn - so soft) Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) Mods: I worked raglan increases until I had 235 stitches and then did 17 M1 increases (for less visible body increases than YOs) to get up to the 252 stitches needed for the smallest size. Buttons: Fabulous find at Stitches Midwest. Finding these is what made me finish up this sweater.
Cast on: January 21, 2008 Finished: August 3, 2008 (I really didn't work on this much over all of that time!) Yarn: Peace Fleece DK weight in Grassroots (2 skeins) and Antarctic White (1 skein) Needles: US 4
This took quite a bit of modifying (some with my sewing machine...), but I'm very happy with it now. Let me know if you have any questions - I have detailed progress on Ravelry (I'm Pugmama there).
Inez and I did a personal swap and she had requested a knit hat. I had about 80 yards left from the skein of yarn after knitting the hat, so I decided that I needed to knit up fingerless gloves to match. I made up this pattern to utilize all of the yarn.
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch
Materials: 80-100 yards of worsted weight wool (gloves shown knit with about 80 yards of 100purewool.com Merino Worsted 3 ply)
Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I knit mine with US 8, but I knit them very tightly - I'd say anywhere from a US 6-8 would work for this pattern, but check gauge)
These gloves are knit flat and seamed up the side. They knit up quickly, and really look more complicated than they are!
I decided to knit up a vest for my brother for Christmas. I used 2.25 skeins of Noro Kureyon in colorway 150 and the contrasting color is Little Barn worsted weight yarn that I purchased at a fiber festival last year. I thought the colors worked well to balance each other out.
Started - 6/21/08 Finished - 6/24/08 (I was on vacation so had lots of knitting time!)
The pictures are modeled by me, but my brother is thin so I'm hoping it'll fit him. Definitely not perfect as I should have worked at least another inch, preferably two before cutting the steeks. I also need to find a jogless jog that works better than what I did. Overall I like the concept of this vest a lot and I think my brother will wear it. I made this up as I went along and have my notes written down and would be happy to post if they'd be useful to anyone.
Close up of neck line and arm - I used a tubular bind off for the edging:
Last, but not least, I knit my fourth Sahara sweater for my friend. I knit it with 3 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, which I love working with. Modeled by me, but my friend is shorter and smaller chested than I am, so I think it'll be a good fit. Pattern here - http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-031
I'm addicted to sweater knitting... I thought I'd share my recent FO that I'm very happy with.
Pattern: modified version of Jared Flood's Cobblestone Sweater from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007. Needle: US 6 Yarn: 4.25 skeins 100purewool.com worsted merino (LOVE this yarn - it's so soft) Started: 5/26/08 Finished: 6/6/08 Mods: I resized the pattern down for a bust/hip measurement of 33". I also added some waist shaping. I have my mods written out if anyone is interested. My mods are now in post #4.
This was a well-written pattern. I knit men's versions twice, and it was easy to modify it down to my size. This will definitely be a favorite sweater.
Yoke close up (which is also the most accurate picture of the color):
Side view, which shows the garter stitch band and waist shaping:
Thanks for looking! I'm happy to answer any questions on the mods made!
I've been on a sweater knitting kick recently, and need to show off my most recent item. It's Sahara by Wendy Bernard. I love this sweater! The pattern is easy to knit and to customize. I knit this with 6.5 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold silky wool that I got for 60% off at my LYS so it only cost about $25. Actually, $25 was for 8 skeins, so less than that. I should go back and see if they have more...
This sweater actually makes me look bigger than I am, although that could be due to the tank top I wore underneath. This doesn't change my love, as it is very comfortable and I can see us being very happy together for a long time.
Started: Feb. 18, 2008 Finished: March 2, 2008 Size: Small Mods: None
Without further ado... (DH and I are going to work on how to get better modeled pictures... I always look so awkward!):