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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Reclaimed leather - what to do? on: January 21, 2011 02:22:05 AM
Does anyone here have experience in relcaiming leather from old boots and turn it into purses or something else?
I am hard on my boots and have some pairs that have served their time as footwear and it is not worth taking them to the cobbler anymore. But I can't bear just throwing them away as the leather for the calves is still in good shape and I was thinking I could use that somehow. But I have no experience with leatherwork.
Any ideas or advice to share?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Seraphim shawl on: November 29, 2008 08:30:07 AM
Seraphim shawl from Mimknits, simple and beautiful pattern.

Added beads to the pattern section for some subtle sparkling.

Never thought I'd wear such a lace shawl som much, but it is tucked around my neck a lot, wonderfully warm, soft and light. The yarn is LittleKnits Indie II, which I can't recommend enough!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Faeroe Island Mittens from Folk mittens on: November 04, 2008 01:39:57 AM
Lovely warm red wool to keep my fingers toasty this winter...and the book has more tempting patterns!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ironwork socks on: September 02, 2008 07:14:30 AM

This pattern has both cables and lace and crazy needle maneuvers and I don't know what, it took a lot of focus an concentraion but it is really well written and the charts are great...and I'm so glad they are finished! Off to a special friend they go.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rogue extended version on: August 28, 2008 02:13:16 PM

One of my favourite projects of all times, both to knit and wear...

I lenthened the body and sleeves quite a bit and changed the bottom cable design to make it more proportional with the length. Also substituted the hems with attached I-cords.

The hood fits so well and I actually use it quite a lot, never thought I would.

More pics and details on my blog, I might post instructions for the cable alterations if I can make any sense of my notes :-D
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Pattern does not make sense.... on: October 04, 2007 05:32:32 AM
I just started the Nereides stole from Magknits http://magknits.com/July07/patterns/nereides.htm

And the instructions goes like this.

Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: K6, *yo, k1, (yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k1, yo, k6; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Knit, dropping all yarnovers.
Rows 5-6: Knit.
Row 7: K1, *yo, k1, (yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k1, yo, k6; repeat from * across, ending last repeat with k1 instead of k6.
Row 8: Knit, dropping all yarnovers.

Lots and lots of yarnovers, but no k2tog to compensate for them. The stole is just getting wider... What am I doing wrong?

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pinwheel Sweater in Artyarn on: August 09, 2007 02:09:10 AM

I'm really happy with how this one turned out and I'll wear it to pieces! More pictures and specs on my blog.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn for Nereides stole? on: August 02, 2007 05:53:04 PM
I'll knit the Nereides stole from MagKnits (http://www.magknits.com/July07/patterns/nereides.htm)
for my aunt, and she wants it in black, and possibly with some shine, or subtle sparkling or beads. She is a singer and will wear the stole to concerts. Any yarn suggestions or recommendations? I'm thinking silk/silk blend, but nothing too heavy either. I doubt I'll find anything in the yarn shops here, so I'll probably have to buy online.

Thanks for any help.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Books for learning to design lace and cable patterns??? on: July 26, 2007 10:03:32 AM
I'd like to be able to design my own lace patterns, that is, start with a shape or form and "translate" it into lace (or cables). Although there are plenty of good lace knitting books on the market, I haven't seen any about lace design. I've knitted enough lace so that I should be able to work out the principles the hard way but it would be great having something to lean on..
Thanks for any help.

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