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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / make a doll portrait of your partner swap? on: February 02, 2008 09:10:55 PM
I have this idea for a swap where you'd make a doll to look like your swap partner (so you'd have to provide photos) including making little clothes like they wear, and maybe even little accessories like purse, jewelry or such. And the dolls could be made from any materials and in any styles, like with clay, fabric, crochet/knitted, with straw, whatever.

anyone interested?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / can this triangle wrap pattern be altered thusly:? on: November 26, 2007 07:47:23 PM
hey everyone, i found this beautiful pattern for a triangle wrap, see h ere: http://a.b.c.de1.cc/Cuspid1.pdf

or just see picture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63306883@N00/1970775936/in/photostream/

the triangles within the wrap are formed by short rows.

anyway, i was wondering, can this pattern be changed in construction so it's like the clapotis, in that first there is some increases until it gets to a certain size, then knit straight triangles (somehow) for a while, then do the decreases?

i haven't done much work with short rows so i am not sure if this can be done, and if someone has an idea of how to go about this, let me know , i'd appreciate it greatly.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question about getting guage & changing needle sizes on: October 21, 2007 09:44:24 AM
This has happened to me for several garment projects-

I can't get the gauge in the recommended yarn weight (too big) so i keep going down in needle sizes to get it. How many needles sizes down is too much?

for example, let's say i am swatching for a project that recommends #7's on a worsted weight yarn, my swatch is too big on 7, ,6, 5, and 4's which is my smallest needle size- What would be the best course of action?

 1. continue swatching on smaller needles, 3, 2, until i get it (even though it's worsted weight) and then use that?

2. take my gauge from one of the larger needle sizes and try to do a couple less pattern repeats to make the garment smaller - AKA "get all mathy on the pattern's ass" ?



4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / making boobies on a knit doll? ideas? on: September 22, 2007 10:01:11 PM
i'm attempting to improvise a knitted "doll" pattern, but i wanted her to be sort of anatomically correct so she needs boobies, but i can't figure out how i would create them.

i am knitting her in the round on dpn's

maybe there is some sort of stitch that would look like boobies?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / always check gauge :( : sweater on: September 05, 2007 02:49:06 PM
it doesn't fit  ! wahhh




hehehehehehehehe he.

sorry. i had to.

pattern from here: http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/minisweater-pattern.shtm

it's the bestest mini sweater top down raglan pattern i've found. i did yo increases instead of whatever it was they tried to get me to do.

i know this is too tiny to have a post by itself :p





6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / need help w/ drop stitch lace tank- fitted knits/ KTBL on: August 20, 2007 04:37:46 PM
okay, i begun my drop stitch lace tank from Fitted Knits , I am knitting it flat and i noticed that in the knit along a lot of people are recommending to Knit Through the Back Loop  on the stitches before and after the yo in the lace pattern so that they don't look so sloppy.

I'm doing that, but i was wondering if i should Purl though the back loop as well on the next row?

thanks for any help
7  Florida / Florida: North / New Yarn shop in St. Augustine on: July 23, 2007 07:02:42 AM
It's
Fran's Knitting boutique
904-797-9951

next to (and behind) Wester's Meat 2550 US Highway 1 S
near Krystals in US 1 south.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Skipper Doll Clothes & purses on: July 03, 2007 05:21:36 PM
In the latest swap I was in, i wanted to make clothes for my partner's Blythe dolls, and since i don't have any Blythes, I bought (4) vintage skippers on ebay, since i hear they match in body dimensions. And I think vintage skipper is just adorable! (this is why i got carried away and bought 4 of them instead of just one). I used patterns from the links here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164004.0
for the shirts I used velcro for the backs, and for the skirt and pants i used those little metal snaps sewn on.





I loved this shirt pattern! although, i must admit i ddin't add the sleeves, and so the sleeve edges were unfinished. I crocheted that tiny shrug just to cover the messy non sleeved edges! it's made with crochet thread and my #7 crochet hook, using a honeycomb pattern. The purse is also crocheted- with an F hook and sock weight wool yarn. (from knitpicks)



Here's skipper with a black boatneck tshirt ( i cut up my boyfriend's tanktop for this). The little skirt wasn't as hard to make as I thought it was going to be. She's carrying a crocheted market bag, hahaha she is on her way to the market, we can only assume.

and i got those little boots on ebay. this is "living skipper" and her arms, legs and wrists can move.

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / need help casting on (at beggining of a row) on: June 29, 2007 05:26:02 PM
i have to cast on stitches at the beginning of a row for mesilla sweater from knitty.com

here's an excerpt:

CO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

CO 4[4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 118[126, 134, 142, 150, 156, 164] sts.



so.. do i use a backwards loop cast on method? i tried this and when i went to purl into it it got all weird and there was a long strand between my needles. is this just because I'm a beginner?

thanks, and sorry for such a (probably) simple/stupid question Cheesy

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / removing skipper doll's head & other questions on: May 21, 2007 05:54:31 PM
this is a long shot, but...

If any of you own any vintage skippers (60's) have you ever removed their heads (for re-rooting of hair) or read/heard of how to properly remove their heads so as to not damage them.

also, I'd just like to know if there's any other crafters out there who own/collect vintage skippers? I just accidentally bought 4 of them this past weekend Wink on ebay.

 I started looking at them because i hear their body dimensions are similar or the same as Blythe. I am involved in a swap and my partner has some Blythes that I'd like to make clothes for. If anyone can confirm that skippers have same body dimensions, I'd appreciate that as well.

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