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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Alternatives for a sweater's neckline? on: October 08, 2009 10:38:55 AM
Hi all!

I've been trying to finish a sweater for ages, but I keep getting hung up on the neckline.  It's a wide scoop-neck & the pattern calls for stitches to be picked up around the neck edge & knit in ribbing.
Sound okay, right?
I though so, too. 

I've tried to finish it so many times that I'm getting sick of it.  The number of stitches it says to pick up make the neckline sooo huge that it just falls off my shoulders altogether!  I've tried to decrease the number of stitches to be picked up, but the shape of the scoop makes it pucker really unflatteringly.

If anyone has any other ideas, I'm open to suggestions!  Even (*shudder*) crochet-edging ideas might be feasible, although I'll have to teach myself how to crochet first!

Please help, I'm desperate!

 Huh Huh Huh
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Dollar store clock on: August 27, 2009 01:45:37 PM
This is a clock I picked up at Dollarama.  It used to be a really hideous black & grey/silver colour, and I knew that just had to go.

The main part of the clock was painted with dollar store paint, the background is cute dollar store wallpaper (apparently), and the numbers are, of course, dollar store mirrors with numbers painted on.

I think it looks cute in my kitchen, but lately it seems to be losing time.  Has anyone else had this problem with refurbished clocks?  This is the second one I've done, and neither seem to keep the right time anymore.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Paraphenalia Pouch on: August 27, 2009 01:37:51 PM
This is a little satchel/bag/pouch I knit for a friend who is moving at the end of the month.  He's leaving for a different town temporarily, & I thought it would be nice for him to have something to keep some of his 'stuff' in.

I didn't use a pattern - I just made it up as I went along.  It's random stash yarn, knit with these old wonky circs I 'borrowed' from mom.  Somehow I think it works.

Oh, & my friend loved it!   Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chain Chomp hat on: January 03, 2009 02:56:17 PM
I started this Chain Chomp hat for my boyfriend even before he was my boyfriend.  We were hanging out a lot & I was talking about knitting & he said he wanted me to knit him a toque.  He's a video game nerd, so I knew that the Knitting Ninja's Chain Chomp hat would be perfect.  The only real change I made was to increase the size of the needles used (because my boyfriend has a big head!).

I guess I did a decent job, cos he hardly every takes Chompy off now   Cheesy
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bolsheviks! In the bathroom! on: December 02, 2008 05:02:58 PM
My dad is a funny guy & for a while he was going around the house saying 'Bolsheviks!'
So I remembered that old poster 'Is your bathroom breeding BOLSHEVIKS?' & decided to make something to surprise him with.  It's a little frame made of cardboard & yellow lined paper (cos I'm cheap like that) with a printed image of the Bolshevik poster.  And of course I left it on the bathroom counter for him to get a laugh out of!  Haha!

I'm glad my dad has the same sense of humour that I do!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lotus Sweater from Knit.1 on: October 24, 2008 07:40:54 PM
The pattern is from the Spring/Summer issue of Knit.1.  The only real changes I made were in the yarn called for (I couldn't track the right stuff down, so I used Vanna's Choice), and I decided against the belt (because I don't like actually wearing the belts on belted sweaters).  All in all, I think it turned out ok :-)

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