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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT!) & Eiffel on: October 19, 2008 03:35:34 PM
Oh that first one is gorgeous! The second one is also lovely!

As for the writing on that yarn, that just says the name of the company,

The Egyptian Company for Washing & Knitting...more stuff I can't make out too well,
then underneath it says 100 grams.

Is there something on the back maybe that will be washing instructions?

If you could make out the rest that would be super! Smiley
- I have that upside down...don't I?  Cheesy It looks like it should be facing the other way. Sorry
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT!) & Eiffel on: October 19, 2008 02:08:05 PM
omgawsh your knockoff is fabulous!!!!!
who needs to pay $49 when we can spend $20!!!!
awsome  Grin can't wait for the pattern

Thanks!!! I'm so glad I decided to make it! And I just saw another, very similar dress that they have with seed stitch and RK, it has a cute cowl-like neck and a belt...I might just make that too Cheesy
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Victoria's Secret knock-off & Eiffel on: October 19, 2008 01:30:52 PM
I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small.  I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe.  Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves.  Great, great job!

I seem to shrink a bit in photos. I'm guessing it would be a Small, maybe a Medium in standard sizing...I'm a mixed size but my chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-24-37. It does stretch a good deal though, without looking too stretched out, so this top really could fit someone who is XS and someone who is M.

I'm writing up the pattern right now Grin
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT LINK!) & Eiffel on: October 19, 2008 12:49:41 PM
Me- "Oh, I like that! But it's $49 Undecided "
Luke - "Make it"
Me - "Ok Grin "
http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=9F-227226&page=1&cgname=OSCLOALSTUR&rfnbr=5190

I used Cotton Ease, a total of 3 skeins and a few yards from the 4th skein, in Hazelnut. I also wrote up a pattern but it's only in the size I made for myself...I'm not sure how to do different sizes.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081332a.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081331.jpg
I couldn't be more thrilled with it!! Grin And the best part is I spent less than $20 to make it. Pssh, Take that VS!! Tongue

And my Eiffel. I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never had a nice yarn to use. My grandmother actually made me a sweater dress Very simiarl to this when I was a toddler, except it was light pink with brown ribbon. I have no idea what brand of yarn it was as the label is written in Egyptian. I bought it on eBay, 100% Egyptian Cotton, and I still have 3 hanks and some from the second hand leftover.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459a.jpg

Closest to color-
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459b.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081528.jpg
 Can anyone read that? Also, how would I wash it?

I have mixed emotions about the Eiffel pattern, it was kind of weird. There's shaping in the arms but not in the waist, the neck is really big, chest is kind of small. So the things I did different was I added 2" to the waist (and it's still too short), I added 1" to the arms - I don't have long arms either and I have to stretch mine to fit. I left out the shaping for the arms so they're the same width up and down, I also added extra rows at the top to lengthen the bust and make the neck smaller. And I used the traditional method of binding off - the one given in the pattern left the opening way too small no matter how loose I bound it off, although I did like how it looked. And I didn't block it, it fits better that way, but I might block the arms so the length will stay intact. It's really comfy though Smiley



PATTERN!!!
http://darth-tardius.blogspot.com/2008/10/vs-knock-off.html
Please, please, let me know if any of you make it and there's a problem with it. I'm not that good at writing up patterns, so hopefully it all makes sense.
Enjoy! Grin
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help!!! Joann's Home Decorating Fabric on: October 16, 2008 08:44:49 AM
Have you checked their Signature Series online?
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3422

What does it look like? Color, texture, etc.
26  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: New Flash/Videos in Upper Right Causing Problems? Post here! on: September 23, 2008 06:33:32 AM
I've just been noticing problems altogether since the merge into making this site "faster". I've noticed the complete opposite, I have to reload pages several times because they say Done but it's just the yellow background. Nothing loads, and if things do load they are really slow. I also have everything up to date on my end and I'm on a wireless connection but I don't think my internet has anything to do with it because other pages/websites load in a matter of 1-2 seconds including those with flash. I wish the old Craftster were back. I'm not digging this new thing at all.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gingham bag, and other FO's on: September 21, 2008 02:23:17 PM
Thanks for all the feedback! Grin

My (soon to be) SIL saw my bag and loved it so she bought some dark purple and green yarn, so I'll be making up another one of those. And they go really quickly too.

I had a lot of fun knitting up that mesh top too, I need to make more of them, and it's really comfortable. Thanks for posting a pattern of it Smiley
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cute Fish Button Sweater on: September 16, 2008 07:33:04 PM
I concur! Now I have an excuse to by more yarn and make myself another sweater. Those buttons are adoreable! And the sweater came out very nice.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gingham bag, and other FO's on: September 16, 2008 01:26:29 PM
Smiley Thanks


I'll just have the steps for the squares because I don't remember, step by step, how I did the entire purse. But I knit in the round using size 8 needles.

Provisional CO 100 sts.
Section 1
Row 1: MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, MC1 K1, P1 x 10, rep to end
Row 2: MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, MC1 P1, K1 x 10, rep to end
Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows

Section 2
Row 1: MC2 K1, P1 x 10, MC2 K1, MC1 K1 x 10, rep to end
Row 2: MC2 P1, K1 x 10, MC1 K1, MC2 K1 x 10, rep to end
Rep these two rows until there are 10 rows

Repeat Sections 1 & 2 as many times as needed.
Each square is 10 x 10 sts.

I actually ran out of green yarn for the bottom so I knit it in the round doing decreases on the 4 corners but it came out bigger than if I had just done the bottom as I did the strap, so if you do it like the strap then a rectangle of 10 x 40 sts is all that's needed then stitch it together.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Gingham bag, and other FO's on: September 16, 2008 11:19:48 AM
I have a ton of Red Heart yarn. Mostly a large lot from eBay. So I've been trying to go through it lately and make things with it, and I came up with this gingham purse, fully lined. It's more suited to my size and it sits at my hips.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0910081901.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0910082014.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0910082014a.jpg

This was some random wool I got on eBay...wicked itchy. And I'm not sure what to do about the buttons. I don't know if it's me but they keep popping open across my bust. It looks better on my hanger Cheesy (It's the Anth. Capelet but I added length, darts in the front and back, and buttons.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0916081341.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0916081345.jpg
Anything I can do to fix that?

I love this one! It's the Pothole sweater from wakeupdonnie, but I did the pattern a little different, used LB Wool Ease and size 19 (I think) needles.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0916081347.jpg

And I had some extra Magic Stripes from LB used for a pair of knee-highs, so I used the rest for some armwarmers, just a 5x1 RK. I wanted them longer so I used a mystery yarn from eBay...it feels like a wool. I ran out on the second one so I had to improvise for the gray/white rows and blue row using gray and cream yarn and some random blue embroidery floss, lol.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0821081837.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/0916081401.jpg

I've been a busy little booger Grin And I still have a lot more to do!

Any suggestions for what I can do about those buttons?

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