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« on: November 09, 2007 04:04:51 PM »

so I've been semi busy knitting over the past 2/3 months or so and this is what I have to show for it:

green tank top- own design
all acrylic yarn, open back part and bottom is crocheted
the colors don't really go hehe but I was just using up what I had and it's just fun and colorful! The sort of thing I'd wear on a gloomy day Smiley

my first real sweater! well I had a failed attempt at a shrug before that doesn't count Wink. yarn's 100% wool. I started with a basic sweater pattern and added the lace panel in front...turned out too wide and too short! so I attempted blocking which didn't work too well and [warning: experienced knitters cover your eyes for the next part!] then threw it in the washing maching which semi felted it so now it fits perfectly. I just added some crochet on the bottom to make it longer. I like how it has character but next time I'll make sure I remember to subtract some stitches for my width.......

these armwarmers I've been wanting to make for a while. 100% wool, used the fetching pattern for a guide, added length and thumb gusset. first time doing cables! really easy!

got so excited making the first wristwarmers that I had to make another! found a crazy cable pattern and just used it for the top. the second one is still on the needles, I just wanted to show this one off  Cheesy yarn's paton's jet (wool&alpaca)

scarf for my mom- inspired by the ocean....bamboo yarn I got in a swap with some funky other stuff woven in. so soft! attaches with a button

thanks for lookin!

what is your inspiration?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 04:10:23 PM »

i love your wrist warmers! 

also, i think you were genius to felt that sweater.  it fits great and looks really cool!

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007 04:15:12 PM »

Everything's fantastic! Great job Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007 04:15:32 PM »

They're all beautiful, but I'm absolutely smitten with the shirt and sweater. Gorgeous.

« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007 04:17:53 PM »

Wow! you have been busy!I really love the additions you made to the fetching fingerless gloves. I think the added length and the gussets really adds to the pattern. Great Job on everything.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007 04:22:46 PM »

These are all great. I LOVE those grey wrist warmers. So cute!

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007 08:09:54 PM »

I adore them all, but the wristwarmers are my favorites. I'm just learing to do cables, but I might tackle something like that next.

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007 09:33:07 PM »

hearts need a beat- you should try them! seriously like looking at the cable on the grey one I would have never thought I could do it but it's really simple, just following the pattern. I used a paintbrush as my cable needle Smiley

to everyone else- thanks for all the kind comments! it's nice to see my hard work appreciated hehe

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2007 12:17:11 AM »

Wow! You have definitely inspired me. Cheesy
Love your cabled projects!

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007 06:52:44 AM »

Hi there Jo - that's GREAT! (I especially love the first top in the green with the mesh back).  Is that you wearing them?  They all look very well on you as well ;-)

Thanks for the tip about searching photos. I am a luddite in many ways. ;-)

Thanks also for the compliment of my moniker.  As it happens, it was a nickname given me by a high school teacher many years back, being quite similar to my real surname!

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(Please note that my site name might be a bit misleading.  At present I'm not in business and not selling pieces.  I just liked the pun aspect of "bespoke" given that I talk a lot!)
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