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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wristwarmers for Nina on: January 05, 2009 02:53:50 PM
I made these for my coworker. It's polyester fleece with embroidery with cottonyarn.  I don't do embroidery very often but I think I should because it's so fun  Smiley . I made the pattern up as I went along.

Thanks for looking!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Some kind of 3-hour sweater on: January 05, 2009 02:43:24 PM
I modified a pattern I found through Ravelry. It's called 3-hour sweater. The result is this:

I'm very pleased.
Thanks for looking.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Milano hat on: October 26, 2008 01:40:38 PM
This yarn is called Milano (eng: Milan). There fore Milano hat.
I think I like it.....The weather is still not very cold here so I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet.
When i was done with the base shape I didn't like it so I put a thread through one side of the hat and pulled it together a Little. I also put a bow (right word?) there.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Raglan sweater with structure from Strikk on: October 26, 2008 01:54:25 AM
I've made this 'fury' thing. Im very happy with it but maybe I will felt it just a liiiiittle to make the fibers stay in the sweater and not on all my other garments, floors, bed.....
The yarn is Eskimo from Drops and the pattern is from the shop Strikk in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The description called for another yarn, Natur Ull, but I really liked this green colour so I used Eskimo. Maybe the sweater would have been 'more stabel in shape' with the original yarn...and that would have been good.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Intarsia collar AND lace shawl. Update! 6/3-08 Both finished!!:) on: January 23, 2008 02:49:07 AM
I'm in a real knitting mood and can't chose between these two projects. My taught from the beginning was that the shawl would be very exhausting to knit so I needed something else to do in between. But till now I have only knitted on the collar..... But today I might dare to start this lace knitting. I admit that I am a bit worried about it. I intend to keep you updated on my fortunes and missfortunes. I haven't don lace neither intarsia before. Horror!? Smiley

Date and start pictures:
Intarsia collar

I follow this pattern and ad the colours. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/se/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=34&lang=se Sorry, it's only in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. I have also added a button edge since i realised you can't knit in circle when you do intarsia. You have to knit back and forth. First lesson learned Cheesy.
I use scraps of wool yarn in lovely colours. I started knitting on a straight needle and then a circular one, 3,5 mm.

Lace shawl

I will use this pattern. http://mimknits.com/shop/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=65&products_id=199&zenid=9a04b16b6bb420dcba8e74eea6c781df
But try do leave more space for the neck. That is, do a curve in the upper edge.
I use wool yarn that is actually meant for weaving furniture fabrics. I don't know if it's suitable for lace knitting. What do you think?

I knit with 4 mm circular needle.

An this is how far I've come right now on the intarsia collar.



close up (I love this kind of pictures Wink)

Wish me luck!

UPDATE! 25-01-08
I have restarted the lace shawl about four times now. I give up doing the neck modification. I will just follow the pattern!! Angry Lace is hard!

UPDATE! 04-02-08
The collar is finished!
I knitted it flat and then I sewed the lower part of the button edge together for about 5 cm. After binding of I crocheted along the edge. I'm not very pleased with the edge. It curls...And maybe i wouldn't have knitted for so long. It's a bit wide over the shoulders. But besides that I'm really fond of it. Especially the colours.

So, now I'm left with the lace shawl. Luckily I have a 10 hour train journey tomorrow. That means a lot of time for knitting.

UPDATE 22/2-08
Hello! One week left and the shawl is not finished. But there is hope. Smiley Lately I have been knitting things that don't require that much concentration. I'll be back!

UPDATE 26/2-08
I just have to face it..... I won't finish the shawl in time for the challenge. Sad  But I keep working on it and I'll let you know how it goes. Grin

UPDATE 6/3-08
I'm done!!!! Can hardly believe it.  Grin Grin Grin I caught a cold but I was well enough to knit. That helped me work on it alot this last week.
The edge is not as it's supposed to accordning to the pattern. I ran out of yarn. But I think it's ok anyway.
And here it is Smiley Tada!!

This is my first time knitting lace. (Of course, thats the challenge theme. Wink) I'd appreciate comments from everyone but especially from people who do lace knitting. I'm wondering about my choise of yarn and pattern. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! (at this huge post!  Smiley)
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / entrelac braid scarf on: January 14, 2008 02:44:02 PM
I have learnt to knit entrelac. It was fun and hard. I really like the look of it. I used this fantastic tutorial. http://knittyotter.typepad.com/otterknits/2007/03/entrelac_scarf_.html
I used different colours of yarn to make it look like a braid. This gave the side effect of many loose treads on the reverse side. So I had to line the scarf and knitted a similar piece and embroidered my husbands initials there too. (He is the one who will use it.)
I used scraps of wool yarn. They were quite thin so I knitted with double yarn on the front piece. The lining is knitted with one yarn.

close up

reverse side with the lining attached to one side.

Comments and questions are most welcome!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / mens shirt to womans shirt using pin-tucks on: January 03, 2008 02:22:37 PM
I was inspired by a magazine, Kreativa kvinnor (scandinavian), and turned my husbands shirt into my own using pin-tucks (right word??). He's not sorry. He hates all clothing that needs ironing Smiley. And it turned out really good.
(I'm sorry about the pictures being in the wrong direction. I've tried to fix it but I can't. Embarrassed)

in progress

from the beginning I didn't plan to make the pin-tucks in the back that long. But if I hadn't there would have been to much fabric for my taste.

Comments and questions are most welcome. Smiley
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / patchwork panels for skirt on: January 02, 2008 02:27:03 AM
I made thees patchwork panels and then I made a skirt of them which you can see on the clothing board. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217381.0
(Mod's: I don't know if it is OK to post like this. The projekt splitted in two on different boards. Please let me know if it's illegal Wink)
This is my first attempt on patchwork and it was fun and not so hard as I had imagined. It was tricky to get the seamallowanses in the stars right. Even now I don't really know how I made it but they turned out the right size.
I used an overlock machine. How do you sew??

Please let me know what you think and have a look at the finished skirt if you like. Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Warm patchwork skirt on: January 02, 2008 02:03:45 AM
I made this skirt to wear over your jeans or other clothes.
It's made from patchwork panels I made and lined with fleece. It's a separating zipper in the left side that goes from waist to knee and a 30cm slit in the right side.
I came up with the idea because I need warm clothes in the winter when I'm out for a walk for example. But then I might want to sit down in a coffee shop and then I need to change and thats not always very convenient among people Grin. So this skirt is very easy to take on and of. I'm very pleased with it besides the fleece tend to stick to the trousers beneath sometimes. (Depends on their material) It would have been better with a slippery fabric over the fleece. But it was hard enough to get one layer of lining in place so thats the way it is.








What do you think? Comments and questions are most welcome. Smiley
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / In plain swedish; Raggartärningar! on: December 26, 2007 01:31:33 PM
I made these for my father in law and I don't know what it's called in English. Please let me know.
The idea is to use them as an accessory for your car. They usually have dots like ordinary dices but I embroidered the names of my parents in law and hearts. They turned out better than I expected but I'm not sure if they will be used in public. Maybe it will be an accessory for theire garageshelf.  Roll Eyes
 I used chain stitch (I hope it's the right term Embarrassed) It worked well to sew in the holes of the crocheted piece. I even filled the hearts that way.

What do you think?
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