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41  Eyelet skirt from knitty in Knitting: Completed Projects by Miss_westenra on: September 12, 2005 10:07:43 PM
Pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTeyelet.html
Yarn: Cotton ease cherry red

Yeah, I know you can kind of see my undies. I think it's partially the flash, and partially the stark contrast between my white legs and black undies, but I'm gonna wear a slip underneath. So no possible show-through.

Me trying to take a pic from above. Dunno if it does anything for you....

I took this pic after I finished the first half, but I thought it showed the eyelets nicely.

There was sooooo much boring knitting on this, and the seaming sucked huge balls (forgive my language, but it is truly justified in this situation). It was all worth it, though. This skirt is so HOT. I just wish I had done it earlier in summer. Oh well, I can wear my fishmets or knee high socks and wear it into the fall.

I know this is an old-ish pattern, but has anyone done this pattern, or plan on doing it? I'd love to hear stories/see pics
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42  Burnt-out light bulb earrings. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Miss_westenra on: August 02, 2005 04:07:17 PM

They came from the aisles of the theater at my former HS (I just graduated). They have this huge professional theater, able to fit almost 500 people (if I recall correctly) and I had stage craft as a class. I got to help make the sets for all the plays. The weee before the musical opened, me and some other classmates went to replace all the light bulbs int he aisles. I saw the burnt out light bulbs, thought they were snazzy, and snatched them up. Made two pairs of these. I am currently wearing one pair, and the other pair goes to a friend who was there that day who asked for them.

Hope you like them! I sure do.
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43  B&W Fixation Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by Miss_westenra on: August 01, 2005 01:37:57 PM

The pattern: http://www.knitlist.com/01gift/samanthas-fixation-socks.htm
The Yarn: Cascade Fixation, black and white

The pattern, I must say, was a bit more trouble than it was worth. The only thing it really showed me was the fake cable pattern and how many stitches to initially cast on. But, it did warn me before hand that it was for people used to knitting socks. Silly me. I had done only one pair before, so I just had to wing it, adapting other patterns to fit this one. I actually used the heel turn from Knitty's broadripple socks on this, adapted slightly though. I messed up on the toes, but I don't care, really. I still like the socks.

Close up of the fake cables (sorry for the fuzzi-ness):

Hope you like them.
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44  Finally, my own boobholder. in Knitting: Completed Projects by Miss_westenra on: July 28, 2005 04:08:43 PM

You know the pattern I used, so I will refrain from putting a link up here, though I will say that Glampyre is a freakin' genius. I used Wool Ease by Lion Brand in Ranch Red and Black, so it's easy to care for. I depoofed the sleeves, and worked them in the round when the time came on dpns. I had shown my boyfriend other variations on this site, and he didn't like them, but I pushed on with this anyways, and he says he likes the one I made. Awww, aint he a sweety? The button I found outside on the sidewalk of Top Foods. I think it fell off of someone's jeans or something. Well, finder's keepers.....btw, a WIP pic is on my blog, www.loony.pig-monkey.com

btw, little side note: I finished this at Phoenix Fest (http://phoenixfest.com/) and that's where the picture was taken. Look at the website. It was amazingly fun.
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45  Re: Head/Neck Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss_westenra on: July 08, 2005 09:28:25 PM
Finally, Digi Cam up and working again. here's the beautiful stuff Lisamarie sent me:

Isn't it all beautiful? I've been stairing at the scarf and hat (and wearing them even though it's warm in here) marveling, cause someone made stuff for me! I've been wearing the necklace all day. It will easily become my new staple necklace that I wear every day regardless of whether it clashes with what I'm wearing or not.
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46  Some of my stuff, pic heavy in Beads: Completed Projects by Miss_westenra on: June 14, 2005 04:31:23 PM

Amethyst, clear aquamarine briolettes, lavender blue chalcedony small briolettes, sterling silver. It can be worn really long, or doubled around. the clasp is really gorgeous, scrollwork, so it looks nice in the front. I hate getting pretty clasps and putting them in the back. They never get seen!

Watermelon Tourmaline, black glass, sterling silver, pewter pendant. I love tourmaline, the colors are so cool. I discovered rainbow flourite before tourmaline, and I liked the changing colors, but I didn't like the tackiness of flourite. Tourmaline is much more sophisticated.

Hmm...what's on this? Labradorite, garnet, citrine, dark blue pearls, blue topaz, and sterling silver. I was trying to use up some loose ends, and it kind of disgusted me at first, but the colors are growing on me.

Dyed quartz, quartz crystal, sterling silver. This one makes me think of little blue flowers just starting to bloom when it's still icy out. I think I'm gonna call it "Last Frost"

Black Onyx, amethyst, quartz, blue chalcedony, sterling silver. This necklace is very cool colored, it feels almost cold looking at it. I think the purple livens it up a bit. Plus, I heart chalcedony.

I don't know what's on this thing, the strands were unmarked and $1 per strand. I know there's quartz, but the others....anyone know? Neither of the other two flash blue, so it's not labradorite. I really don't know...Oh well. I already gave it to a friend, and she likes it.

I think that's it. Hope you like it!

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47  First post w/pics, pretty things I've made in Beads: Completed Projects by Miss_westenra on: May 24, 2005 06:00:47 PM
So, this is my FIRST POST with pictures, so bear with me, I hope it works...

This I made a long time ago, but I still love it. I found the leaves at Shipwreck beads, when I went to the store. I would never have picked them out of the catalog or off the website, I had to see them in person, and they are lovely.

Botswana Agate, Black Onyx, Quartz Crystal, and sterling silver moons. I got some great deals on these beads, bead shows=heaven. I wanted to show off the botswana w/out making the necklace too busy, so I opted for a simple pattern.

Moss Agate, black onyx, sterling silver. Similar goals with this one as with the botswana agate, simplify to show off.

Yes, I do sell my jewelry, but I have yet to sell it online, just at craft fairs. I have a website that has to be updated with the new pics, but was lovingly put together by my boyfriend: http://kennochajewelry.pig-monkey.com/

Hope you like it!
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