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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / simplicity 3780 for prom!!! on: March 10, 2008 06:26:21 PM
So my brother's girlfriend wants to make her prom dress this year, and she fell in love with this one:

anyways she is using Simplicity Pattern 3780 and I was wondering what would be the easiest way to go about widening the strap round the neck....so that it still works with the design...

I was also wondering if anyone out there has succesfully altered this pattern to look like the dress from vivien of holloway one. Please lemme know. Thanks so much

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Twinkle Trouble on: January 04, 2008 09:55:48 AM
I need help guys. I started Twinkles Tuxedo Jacket from the City Knits book. I chose large because I was told it would stretch a lot and it calls for a 20 1/2" bust (my SIL is 40"). I thought it would be okay, but it seems to be WAY too big. Now, I 'm nearly finished with the body and have yet to attatch the sleeves. Should I wait until I'm completely finished to see how it fits, or should I just start frogging now and try a medium.

The really ball buster is that I used a yarn that had a gauge a little off so that it would come out a little small. I was very nervouse about it being to big...I just don't know what to do!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lorna Laces Hat and fingerles gloves on: December 25, 2007 08:37:25 AM
Just a quick post. I worked on these fingerless gloves a while ago, but I knit the hat up recently. THey are both made from lorna's laces yarn in the Irving Park colorway. I like how it looked like a sunset. THe coolest thing, i found, is that when you knit it, it knits in a diagonal line pattern. Very cool. Anyways here's the pictuers, lemme know what you think.

14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first Intarsia! on: December 25, 2007 08:29:33 AM
Yeay! I have finally (and slowly) started working on my intarsia skills. My first project was a sweater for my Uncle and Aunts dog. I call it "Kiss Me I'm An Irish Terrier". Unfortunatly I don't have any pictures of the sweater on their dog, so you get to see it on my husky.

Sasha was a very good sport about trying on the sweater given that she doesn't need it. She's plenty warm enough on her own. Anyways Mocha (the Terrier) wears if often I'm told, and it even stretched enough for her to use as a maternity sweater while she was prego with puppies. (yeah, my aunt makes sure Mocha has a full, and I mean FULL, wardrobe).

Next up is a super cute hat i made for a personal swap with Miss Disney. i love how it turned out.Granted it is a bit snug and the mickeys pull a bit, but it turned out a lot better than I had anticipated for my second project.

I'm so excited that I finished these that I might be able to get up the courage to finish an intarsia sweater I started a year ago. Yeay! I am so happy! Comments are very very welcome!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Kalen Cables on: December 24, 2007 10:17:05 PM
I just finished this hat for my niece. We went back to Nebraska and, woo wee is it cold there! Well anyways she didn't have a hat to wear outside so I knit one up for her on the way there. I'm trying to decide if I should submit it to knitty or something. They denied submissions of mine before, so i've been hesitant to try again.

Anyways, what do you think? Huh

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern help please on: December 03, 2007 08:43:07 PM
i am currently making the tuxedo jacket from twinkles big city knits. unfortunatly I'm a bit stuck.... the pattern reads as follows

Mark center back rib with a knititng marker *which i've done* continue in rib pattern, work 19 left front sts, work next 27 sleeve sts and place on holder, dec 1, pattern to center rib (yo, k1, yo), into next st (4 st inc)pattern untnil 48 st remain, dec 1 place next 27 sleeve sts on another holder. pattern across remaining 19 right front sts - 64 sts

continue in in established k2, p2 rib, incorporating the new sts into the rib pattern and increasing 4 sts at center back every 10 rows 3 more times - 76 sts. work even until 60 rows are complete and sweater measures approximatly 27"

I dont get this, any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to finishe this as a christmas present and so far it's been pretty easy, but i just don't understand this at all! thanks for any help!
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Twinkles Big City....not for big busts? on: November 28, 2007 07:23:14 PM
OKay, here's the deal, i fell in love with the tuxcedo sweater in Twinkles Big City Knits, however the pattern doesn't go large enough in the chest. NOt for me (38) or my sister in law (38-40) who i intended to make it for! I am not too happy that the largest chest size for the pattern is a 33"!!!!!!

I really suck at altering patterns (my math skills lack!) so what can I do? I thought it would be a quick gift to throw together for christmas, but now what?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Marilyn Sweater....any idea on: November 27, 2007 04:59:27 PM
I was watching a Marilyn Monroe clip the other day. It's from "Let's Make Love" and she is wearing the cutest little lavender sweater. Anyone know how easy this would be to duplicate? It looks like it would be totally yummy in a cashmere or something soft!

Lemme know, here's the link:

19  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Snow White graphic....please help! on: November 02, 2007 07:47:40 AM
Hey all I found this great snow white graphick at the disney store, and i'd love to try putting it on something for my sister.

my concern is that this is as big a graphic of it as i could find, if i make it as big as i'd like it to be it will be very grainy. any ideas on how to keep that from happening, so that the stencil will still be easy to  cut out? please comment and let me know what you think...

20  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Quick Stencil alternative! Help me! on: October 15, 2007 06:10:07 PM
Hey all, I am thinking of taking a "job" making 60 band shirts for my brothers marching band. I have a pretty basic stencil design, 3 colors, but very easy *not even multi layered*. Here's the thing, I know how to do it with Freezer paper, but is there any other way to get the same result faster, without having to cut out freezer paper stencils 60 times?!

Please guys, I need info asap, if I accept the project needs to be completed by Oct.28!!!!
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