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1  My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty! in Crochet: Completed Projects by syrlig on: May 28, 2012 08:52:19 AM
Im so happy, I've finished my first granny square blanket! I've spent two damn years working on and off on this thing. Well, mostly off.

I had the idea to make this to get rid of all of the scrap yarn Ive collected in a basket. Now, two years and 160 squares later, you cant even tell Ive used any of it, the basket is still so damn full. Oh well.

It is a bit wonky, and I tried blocking it, but it didnt really help. Wonkyness gives it charm and personality, right?

Ive already started the next one. I hope to finish the next on in less than two years Cheesy
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2  My rockabilly dress to rock around the clock! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by syrlig on: April 05, 2012 10:28:14 AM
So, I needed a new dress for a rockabilly theme party. This is my dress to rock around the clock with. I was going to be dancing swing all night long so I needed something that 1) moves really well and 2) is comfy.

 I endend up making it out of stretch jersey. The bottom is a full cirles skirt so it has a lot of movement.

I even put in a pocket, to keep my cell and some cash, so I wouldnt need to have a purse.

 Its awesome to twirl in!

Heres a better view of the dress itself. Its a white top with red polkadots and a red skirt. It has halterneck tie straps and its gathered in the front. Its hand sewn by hand, since my sewing mashine is broken. I didnt bother heming the bottom, but its jersy so its ok.

I love it! What do you think?

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3  Im so happy - I made a rockabilly dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by syrlig on: March 12, 2011 09:25:46 AM
I haz made a dress!

We have a rockabilly theme party next week and I had nothing to wear - but a whole lot of white polkadot streachjersy...

 Im super happy with it. I think it looks really good. Some of the sewing in the back is a bit... alternative, but who can tell? Tongue Im wearing it with a black cardigan I own. Ill do that at the party as well - anything else will be way to cold at this time of year. There is still half a meter of snow outside. Brrr

I originally intended for the whole dress to be in polkadots - but its a bit much when youre my size Smiley Its not very rockabilly but I think everybody will get what i was going for anyways.

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4  Christmas knitting - img heavy in Knitting: Completed Projects by syrlig on: November 11, 2010 12:03:16 PM
So, Ive started my christmas-knitting, and is so excited I need to share! Im not gonna get feedback from the intended recipients for another month or so  Cheesy Im on a sock-roll this year, I feel.

Dark gray and teal socks in a traditional pattern

Better pic of the rose-pattern. Its so pretty

Same in black and light blue. Its for my dad and way to big for me

And another one in black and white.


I love them!

And *ehm* loving moose-socks

With trees on the other side. Thise makes me giggle.

More traditional socks.

Better pic of the pattern. I really like the "diamond" under the heel.

Same pattern in white

And some mittens - from my own pattern. They are really a dark purple and light gray - not bright pink. But my green carpet messes a bit with the colors

A view of inside.

Same colors, but opposite use.

And in dark gray and pink. I love making these - they knit up so fast

More socks - in thin, soft yarn.

And what Im working on now. Its gonna be another sock. I love the pattern

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5  Rockabilly gorgeousness! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by syrlig on: October 25, 2010 02:02:06 AM
So Ive found this beautiful beautiful dress that I want to recreate for prom, and I quite cant wrap my head around the top half.

Pretty, ain't it?

There is obviously a tire around the waist and 6 pleats on top of the bust, and two small beneath, but I just cant imagine how the pattern looks... There dosnt seem to be any seams either, but I might be wrong. 

Anyone got any ideas? Smiley
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6  Re: The Poppet / Amigurumi Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by syrlig on: August 13, 2010 02:51:25 PM
Ive got my poppet!

And looook at those sexy eyes!

And for the effekt

I <3 her so much!
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7  Re: The Poppet / Amigurumi Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by syrlig on: July 29, 2010 09:03:46 AM
teaser pic for syrlig!

she is on her way, hopefully only take a week or two to get to Norway Wink

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin So curios!
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8  Selbu mittens with link to pattern! in Knitting: Completed Projects by syrlig on: July 21, 2010 06:28:34 AM
So, a while ago I transformed my granny's old selbusock-pattern to a mitten pattern.

I'm in love with how the mittens look.

And here is the same but with opposite coloring.

I actually think I like white on black the most. It looks cleaner.

I've knitted a lot of these in different colors. It looks great in blue and white, or purple and gray. Unfortunately I never hang on long enough to the mittens to take a photos - they're more popular than warm cookies  Cheesy

The pattern is free and available on ravelry.

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9  Re: The Poppet / Amigurumi Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by syrlig on: July 21, 2010 03:10:37 AM
Adorable! Is this a "Delicous" pattern? If so, what weight yarn and hook did you use and how big is it?

It is the Delicious pattern!

I used DK with a 3.00 mm hook. It turned out bigger than I expected. I dont really have the measurements but I have a picture of holding the head in my hand, so you can get a feel of the size.

The pattern was for the most part really well written but I had some problems with where, exactly, to attach everything, especially all the small things on the head. But the result is really cool Cheesy
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10  An amazingly yellow dahlia for winter use in Knitting: Completed Projects by syrlig on: July 04, 2010 09:32:08 AM
So, I've knitted the wonderful dahlia sweater. It's sooo pretty! And the pattern is wonderful! Cheesy I was thinking of wearing it in the winter over a long sleeve. Cute and warm!

I changed the cable to something easier to knit up and made it a bit longer, to wear it as a tunic. It was a real pain in the end because I increased between the stitches to make a A shape, I think I had about 500 stitches to bind off. But it's really wide and flowy and lovely.

I bound off a bit tight so the neckline is too high up. I'm thinking of redoing that since I'll be using a top under anyway and it might give my bust a bit more room. Also, that would make it a bit longer and cover my butt a bit more - I think that wearing tights as pants with regular tops are tasteless, and I'm not sure my dahlia is long enough.

I also did some increases below the bust so it would fit my curves better. Here is a detail shot of the bust. Sorry for the boobage  *ehm*

Overall I'm happy with it. BUT - now that it's done I've realised it's so very yellow. I have no idea why I chose that color really, I'm more of a purple kinda girl. I guess I was trying to do something different but I've realised that it's just too damn yellow for me to ever wear Sad

It is 100% wool, but I don't want to dye it black - that would loose all the details. Is there anything else I can do to save it? Would blue dye make it green? I've never dyed yarn before and am a bit out of my league here.

It would be sad to frog all that hard work to knit it again in another color. 
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