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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty! 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
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My rockabilly dress to rock around the clock! 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?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Im so happy - I made a rockabilly dress! 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.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What to do with people selling stuff based on my free pattern? on: December 13, 2010 03:15:20 PM
Last year I made a pattern for some traditional mittens based on a old pattern my granny used to knit. Its free and available on ravelry, because I think its gorgeous and what better way to honor my granny than to spread her pattern all over the globe, eh?

And now i see a lady has started selling mittens online based on the pattern.

As I see it I have three ways to go about it
1) Email her and ask her not to sell it
2) Email her and tell her I am aware that she's selling my mittens and ask her to give me credit at least
3) Just ignore it because it was bound to happen, and will surly happen again.

I'm a bit ambivalent about 1. Because knitting a pair of stranded mittens is work-intensive and the knitting itself is absolutely worth the price. And the idea was to spread the pattern. But I feel like its rude nonetheless.

As for number 2, it would feel a bit strange, her linking from her shop to my blog (where the pattern is)? And Ive never been overly concerned about credit, not really...

And 3 - when I put it up on ravelry I know it could happen - because when you put something up on the internet you dont have control, not really. You can write disclaimers all you want, you still dont have control and its just silly imagining you have. If Id want control I wouldnt have put it up on ravelry. 

So... anyone have any thoughts? What would you do? Im not to sure how to go about it, its just strange.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Christmas knitting - img heavy 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

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Rockabilly gorgeousness! 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
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Selbu mittens with link to pattern! 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.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / An amazingly yellow dahlia for winter use 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. 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Christmas party dress on: December 10, 2009 04:56:06 AM
So, I never find dresses that I both like and that fit well (does that sound familiar anyone?), so I made one instead.

I didn't use a pattern, I just started with an idea and went with it. It fits me perfectly Cheesy It is in some kind of really heavy satin, which I think drapes perfectly. It has a quite poofy skirt and it did end up a bit shorter than intended.

It took me ages to find the lace. It was also the most expencive thing on the whole dress.I also made a corsett to go underneat since I can't wear a bra with straps with it and I have quite a lot to support.

I just wish I hadnt made it in black since everyone else also wears black dresses. But I love it anyways <3

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / really cool, omg expencive stockings on: November 20, 2008 03:52:17 AM
So, I really love these Chanel Stockings but at over $200 theyre waaay out of my price range :S

Anyone got any ideas on how to DIY? I imagine dying wouldnt create such a sharp line.

Sharpies maybe? Tongue And then die of toxic absorption XD
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