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« Reply #1980 on: December 13, 2010 04:56:57 AM »

Thank you all for the comments. I'm wondering if I'll be able to wait until Christmas to give it to her. I'm excited.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1981 on: December 13, 2010 06:37:04 AM »

thank you tworottellittleboys! Smiley
Shane got me a singer (im almost certain) he knows that the brand I first learned to sew on (my nana has a really old (about a hundred year old) Singer machine, it took me so long to get used to pedal operated sewing machines!)
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i guess the loom will have to wait 'til I can get a job/possible phd position (maybe September 2011 Sad ireland is really in bad shape)

Those scarves are to.die.for laughinglark, so jealous!
<3 the cowl
oh and the pillow cases are really cool!
that cardinal has made me want to try needlepunching Smiley

on the plus side, I have made several hats (we've had about 3feet of snow in some places in Ireland!) and its gone down to -10degC so a lot of my friends have been really chilly in student accom. so I have been making hats and stuff in their favourite colours as little surprises Smiley

(it has been distracting me from my exam preperation though, so I need to buckle down and lay off crocheting/sewing and the internet for the next ten days Sad )



I look forward to another twelve pages to read!! Cheesy
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« Reply #1982 on: December 13, 2010 08:40:49 AM »

Not sure what you mean KLKing bout the walking foot...I tried making simple pot holders on my machine and I know they will turn out much better w/ a walking foot attached...I hope to destash plenty of those for charity next year!! (also didn't follow order of instructions...so that will help, too!)   Grin

You have OnE join on your vest?? =]
You ArE talented!  I followed the patern(mundane instructions) and had two joins.  Which I like to take time to improve my joins so that I will make pretty fine-guage sweaters someday.  * Roll Eyes.....that's me dreamin'!!*
WalkingFoot: As in a specialized industrial sewing machine, capable of sewing thru thick leather, and anything else you can put thru it!
Sweater Vest:
I'm using size 11 needls, and Homespun yarn. The yarn is a bit fuzzier than I wanted. It comes in 8 ounce skeins. I estimated 2 skeins, based on previous projects. Plus, I added a few inches in both directions to make sure it wasn't too snug. I wear an XL.
Very anxious to finish it! I only have about 6 inches left to go!
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« Reply #1983 on: December 13, 2010 10:21:13 AM »

Thank you for explaining, KLKing...=] I'm a bit dense...I DO know what you're referring to now.  I had been doing enough research online before ordering...and, no, I didn't get a heavy-duty machine like that!  I could hope for one someday! =]
I have just the little attachment coming in the mail for my Singer machine.   Cheesy  Supposedly it is universal and may work on my Brother, too!  I have lots to learn just sewing/quilting basics before moving on to another fancy machine.

I wear an XL too.  I haven't tried on the sweater/vest as I made it for someone else.  I'd like to make another for myself and will pick out some fun yarn when I do.  I was using up thrift store yarn (good price, nice wool!) and trying the pattern.  I can't wait to see what you've created!!
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« Reply #1984 on: December 13, 2010 11:25:37 AM »

I have a walking foot for my machines...used in quilting to keep the layers of fabric together for even quilting...it does fit on my Singers and Brother machines...

I have not used it for anything other than quilting...

I am actually working on a crochet sweater...this will be my first clothing I have ever crocheted, so I am sure it will take some time---the good news is that it uses about 8 skeins of yarn! Cheesy

I was stuffing my Cyber Monday yarn in the huge drawer we have under my king size bed when my hubby walked in!!!  He took one look and said "Oh my god!"  I told him he was not suppose to see that and he turned around and pretended it never happened! Cheesy
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« Reply #1985 on: December 13, 2010 11:38:23 AM »

That's FunnY!!  My DH is all to used to it...it's what I have to explain to family/friends when they come over that gets difficult!!  Grin  Most know me and 'weaknesses'...=]
Way to go w/the crochet sweater eating up 8 skeins of yarn!!

here's my latest batch of Calorimetry headscarves...slow going on destash!

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« Reply #1986 on: December 13, 2010 12:05:11 PM »

Ooh. O.o I love those caliometries!!! I believe designVigilante knit me one for a swap. @.@ I can crochet them, but I think that the only balls I have to knit them are in yarn form. But they're SOOOO comfortable, and warm, so I wore the one she made me all the time!! lol, thank you for reminding me, I'll have to break it out of my hats box.

Woot! Way to go always!! What kind of yarn are you using for the crochet sweater?
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« Reply #1987 on: December 13, 2010 12:11:27 PM »

Those calios are pretty and look easy to make. I wonder if I'd be able to do it. I can only knit and purl and have not tried increases or decreases yet though. Hm.....
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« Reply #1988 on: December 13, 2010 12:33:57 PM »

I am using Simply Soft by caron to make the cardigan sweater...

The yarn I was hiding was Cascade 100% wool because I am using it for felting projects...

I love making calios, but I kinda burned out on them a few years ago when I made over 20 of them for friends and the mods! Cheesy
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« Reply #1989 on: December 13, 2010 04:13:15 PM »

I finished another pair of socks and used up a few crocheted flowers to embellish a t-shirt today. If you go to Ravelry, I have a couple of 'meh' pictures there of the socks. The sun has been hiding here for a while now.  Smiley http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pewterwings/blackrose-socks

My socks never take an entire skein of yarn, but it will join one other partial skein and a full skein to make a lace/fingering weight shawl in about another month or so. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/south-bay-shawlette

I really wish I had more to show. We have been running around trying to take care of Dh's parents. One broke her leg, the other is heading for hospice. Sorry, don't quite know how to say that with out it being sort of just, there.
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