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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: how to make MARSHMALLOW FONDANT! (super pic-chunky!) on: April 05, 2008 07:52:49 AM
So fab!
Love your cake and love Twin Peaks!
Your cake also reminded me of Beetlejuice with those black and white lines.
Well done!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vogue Knitting vs. Interweave Knits on: November 24, 2007 08:43:30 AM
Heya,

Thanks for your help!  I looked through the issues of each that I have and compared the number of patterns that I like from each...Interweave won!  Their patterns are more wearable and they are a better match for my level of knitting skill.  And like knittinfiasco says, there's always the library for VK if there's a pattern I want.

Cinderella Undercover.
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles amigurumis for my daughter on: November 23, 2007 08:01:29 AM
Heya!

Nice work indeed.  I love how the stitches under the masks make the TMNT look like they're smiling! 

Cinderella Undercover.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Vogue Knitting vs. Interweave Knits on: November 23, 2007 07:59:36 AM
Heya!

I checked through the board and I couldn't find a discussion on this topic so I thought I'd open it up.

My brand new Mother in Law wants to give me a magazine subscription for Christmas and I'm agonizing between Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting.  I'm going to compare the mags to see which has more patterns that I like and I'm interested in your thoughts... So which would you pick: Vogue Knitting or Interweave Knits?

Thanks!

Cinderella Undercover.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice needed on Franken-Cowl-Minidress on: September 02, 2007 07:31:50 AM
Thanks for the advice Spaghetti and Nooneeversuspects!

I got gauge for the Cowl part with 4.5's and I casted on on Friday.  I'm nearly 4 inches in and it's looking good...My camera died but as soon as it's charged up I'll post a progress pic.

Good call, Spaghetti, about matching the ribbing on the Cowl to the waistband...I was trying to figure out a way to connect the two pieces (and eliminate the garter stitch, since I didn't love how it looked).  And Nooneeversuspects, you must have read my mind about the elbow length sleeves!  I like your idea of a slit and buttons too. 

Have a great long weekend,

Cinderella Undercover.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learning to knit tommarow any tips? on: August 30, 2007 07:57:37 PM
I think it depends a lot on what kind of learner you are (ie: visual, learn by doing, etc...).  I learned how to knit through a combination of being taught by a friend and my Oma and by reading books (Knitting for Dummies...bad title, good book, Stitch and Bitch) and online (craftster & knitty).  You could look into knitting shops to see if they offer workshops.

Good luck!

Cinderella Undercover.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Advice needed on Franken-Cowl-Minidress on: August 30, 2007 06:46:49 PM
Heya,

I'm so completely consumed by my dream to combine the Somewhat Cowl and the Vogue Ribbed Minidress that I can't clear my head enough to work out the details to my satisfaction.  Add to that my intermediate beginner status and I admit my goal might be out of range for me given my skill level.  Nevertheless, I am forging on and I'm hoping that you could help me!

My vision is to make the cowl portion of the Somewhat Cowl and the skirt portion of the Vogue Ribbed Minidress and connect them by means of the Minidress waistband.

The gauge for the Somewhat Cowl is 24 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches.
The gauge for the Vogue Ribbed Minidress is 24 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches.

I am using is King Cole Big Value DK in a fabulous purple tweed (#162 "Heather")
and I got gauge for the Minidress using 5.5mm needles.  I'm planning on casting on for the Cowl portion on 5.0mm's.

Given all this info, would you say that I should cast on or slow down?  Is there anything I haven't considered?  Any success stories/horror stories to share?  I'm all ears!

Here is my crafty inspiration...thank s fellow Craftsters!!

Anky
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181768.0

So Soon
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176021.0

Somewhat Cowl Knitalong
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71940.0

Thanks,

Cinderella Undercover.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbed Minidress and Equestrian Blazer on: August 18, 2007 02:07:19 PM
I also knit in the round up to the armhole decreases which made it go a lot faster.

Heya,

After seeing your minidress, I ran out and bought the mag and yarn (it's on the tweedy, respectable side of hubba bubba grape purple) to make one of my own!  Before I begin, I have two questions...The first is: was it difficult to adapt the pattern to knit in the round?  I'm an intermediate beginner and I don't have much experience in tinkering with patterns.  My second question is sizing...As a 36" bust, do you think I'd be safe to knit the 36" bust or should I go down a size to allow for stretching?

Thanks for your help and great job!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tubey! on: April 20, 2007 08:22:35 AM
Looks great!  You've tempted me to try and tackle the Tube!
Supi.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Fair Isle! Green, white and pink Inga Hat on: April 20, 2007 08:20:41 AM
Your hat strikes me as a modern take on a classic look.  The colours you chose are perfect and you did an amazing job!
Supi.
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