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21  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by frenchnewwave on: August 23, 2007 06:48:46 AM
Here is my finished tunic, after blocking and adding the ribbon. It looks ok from the front, but I'm unhappy with the back. I wish I had made it a bit smaller.

Pls excuse the crappy hair/no makeup. I took the pic before going to bed Wink

More pics on my blog, if interested.

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22  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap - Round 25 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by frenchnewwave on: August 15, 2007 06:56:55 AM
Glad you like the paper and stickers!

Here's the great package I received from GatsbyGirl. So much stuff!

I asked for tea towels to embroider, and ephemera. She sure delivered:

There's a ton of Paul Frank catalogs and ads, with a ton of cool images. Where did you get all this!?

Also, she added a few wisty surprises, including these adorable felt pins:

And - something I've been admiring from afar for a long time - the Aquarius felt tote bag. I LOVE THIS:

I was truly surprised and thrilled. Thank you so much!!! I know my camera is on its way out, so the pics are a bit blurry. If you have better ones, please do share.
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23  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by frenchnewwave on: August 13, 2007 08:45:36 AM
Well, I finally finished my tunic. It's a bit...large. I went for the "small" instead of "extra small" but I think that was a mistake. It's blocking right now, so maybe that will help.

Here's a pic of it still wet from blocking. I'll get an action pic tonight.

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24  Re: Amanda's Squatty Sidekick anyone? in Knitalongs by frenchnewwave on: August 09, 2007 08:01:55 AM
I'm joining the KAL! Well...I'd like to, at least. I have this yummy Noro Big Kureyon that would make a fantastic bag, but I only have one skein. It's a chunky weight, so no need to hold two strands together. I may try to make a smaller version by casting on fewer stitches. What do you think?

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25  finished fingerless gloves (first full DPN project) in Knitting: Completed Projects by frenchnewwave on: August 02, 2007 09:46:59 AM
My first DPN project was started for me by a friend. She cast on and did a few rows to get me started on a hat with super bulky yarn. Once I was comfortable with DPNs, I decided to start a project myself.

Fingerless gloves! These will come in handy at my work, where they seem to keep the temperature somewhere below freezing. I'm also working on a shawl to bring as well, lol.

I haven't blocked them because I was anxious to wear them. I'm not sure if it will make much of a difference?

Made with Koigu KPM fingering weight yarn (which I adored!).
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26  The Red Scarf Project in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by frenchnewwave on: August 02, 2007 08:18:58 AM
Check it out ---> http://www.orphan.org/index.php?id=40

What a sweet idea. I happened to recently acquire two skeins of red novelty yarn that wasn't really my style. But I wanted to put it to good use. I found this charity that perfectly fit the bill.

Here's the scarf I'll be sending on Sept. 1:

It's made from Trendsetter Savvy, and is quite warm.
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27  Re: Penpal themed swap! - the gallery! in The Swap Gallery by frenchnewwave on: August 02, 2007 07:58:34 AM
I received from jerriblank! It's a great package, here are some pictures:

The pretty journal:

I asked for certain prompts inside, to keep track of my letters:

Tissue paper envelopes:

Cute notecards:

And a really terrific vinyl pencil case with my avatar! I love it!:

Thanks again for everything!
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28  Re: Penpal themed swap! - the gallery! in The Swap Gallery by frenchnewwave on: August 02, 2007 07:54:02 AM
I'm glad you liked the package jerriblank! I sent a tote bag as well, here's a pic (did it reach you ok?):

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29  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 23 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by frenchnewwave on: July 27, 2007 04:28:30 PM
I rec'd a wonderful purse from la_chrystelle. I love it, it is completely my style, right down to the big button! Thank you so much, and if you would like to post better pics, go right ahead!

it's the perfect size for a small knitting project, too Wink

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30  Re: knit crochet goodie bag swap gallery! in The Swap Gallery by frenchnewwave on: July 27, 2007 04:17:49 PM
I'm really pissed that my camera bit the dust this weekend and I haven't been able to take pictures of the amazing package rebeldaisy sent me. I'm hoping to get it fixed tomorrow and take pictures then (last resort, I will use my camera phone).

In the meantime, here's a list of what she sent:

--A huge black tote that is perfect for larger WIPs.
--Three back issues of Vogue and Interweave (I've already picked out a vest I want to make)
--A pair of bamboo needles
--A Magknits pattern for the Sophie bag (cute!)
--2 skeins of Cascade 220 to make the bag (orange and yellow)
--Adorable Craftster magnets that I can't wait to show you all!
--Some really useful knitting tools and goodies, like stitch markers, etc. and a cute zippered pouch to store them
--A handmade knitting journal with pages for recording pattern notes, a needle conversion chart, abbreviations glossary, and blank pages. It's so adorable and useful, and I love it!!

I hope I'm not forgetting anything. I'm at work, so the goods are at home. Thanks so much rebeldaisy! This has been a really fun swap Smiley

FINALLY I have my camera back. Here are a couple pictures at last!

This is not including the magazines or magnets b/c I left them at work by accident!
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