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41  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / (proof)-reader for a pattern needed on: July 06, 2006 05:42:54 AM
hi all, once again I turn to Crafsters for help...  English is not my native language so I always like to have my patterns "re-read" by a native speaker to look for things that sound odd or unclear...  would anybody be interested to help me with that ?
Obviously you'd have the pattern in exchange (final version that is...). I'd like to have that done pretty quick, if possible.(no actual testing of the pattern involved, just need proofreading and rewording if needed)

The pattern is for that baby set. Please send me a word via IM if interested.

Thanks !!!!

42  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My Lucille Peep dolls on: May 31, 2006 04:48:24 AM
So we celebrated the 2nd birthday of my niece and daughter last week-end, and I made them a Lucille Peep each with some recycled yarn I had in the stash. They're pretty quick to make really although all the little parts seem a bit daunting at first...

I did mess up some, like I misread the instructions for the dress and it ended up too short. So I added a few extra rows to the top. (second dress also got longer to match), and I made the legs of the second doll a wee bit short. But hey, who cares, right ?

Oh, and ended up not embroidering faces (buttons were out for 2 year olds)  cause... was too afraid to make a total mess !  ;-P

NB: Because the connection to Crafster was problematic when I tried posting this earlier today, seems it's been misposted already (but blank, only title). So there are 2 posts with the same title, but only one showing images ect... And I can't seem to be able to delete the first one. I've  contacted the board moderator about it, hope she'll be able to fix that !...
43  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / need your help: do you have the book "The crochet stitch bible" ? on: May 19, 2006 12:49:50 AM
Hi, I'm sylvie and I'm finalising the writing of a pattern that uses a stitch described in that book (The crochet stitch bible)  that I own, ..but french version !!!  Tongue

In order to make it clearer and everything, (+ give the exact page reference in the english book), I'd rather try and quote the exact instructions than just translate them.

So if somebody had this book (which I highly recomend btw!!!) and wouldn't mind helping me with that, I'd highly appreciate. (will send you a copy of the pattern too if you want, it's for a baby shower gift set, pics  there ) (scroll down a bit, pics are clickable)

Thanks !!!
44  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bois de Rose wee cardi on: April 08, 2006 04:38:07 AM
So I have this huuuuge stash, and there was lotsa boring white yarn in it.  I started dying it a couple weeks ago (with food-colouring, no Kook-aid here in France) and now it all screams "me, me, me!!".  

I made this wee cardi yesterday with some soft pure wool. The colors remind me of "bois de rose" for some reason...

Now the only problem is I made it for my daughter but for some reason she won't let me approach her with it !! (not that it's scratchy or anything !!)
45  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My WIP crate on: March 15, 2006 06:54:35 AM
So I recently got me new shelves to store all my stash. But I still needed something to store my works-in-progress at night without always running after needles and scissors ect..

So I made this "crate" with real nice yarn (don't you love the colours?!) but soooooo scratchy !!! And to think I once envisioned to make a sweater with it... !!

Anyhow, it worked perfectly for this. I made it so it fits nicely in the shelves, AND I can store any project inside including my notebook and magazines and whatever...

I took me several attempts to find the right way to finish the handles, but all in all I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. And the "seams" on the side really help giving it a more structured look (I crocheted in the round so it looked a bit like a blob before that)

... Also, I'm happy: that was stashbusting big time !! Still have lots of the pink yarn though, will probably be one of my next crochet projects... Am thinking of a round bucket-thingy... my mum said she liked that one, and I just taught her to crochet : she could use it to store her  projects..  ;-)
46  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Red daisy crossover on: February 22, 2006 10:59:58 AM
..can you believe I made TWO sweaters for myself this year ?!!! Anyhow, this one was also a quick knit, used this big cone of red mohair that I've had forever and happened to be spot on gauge !
The pattern is from an issue of this french mag called "fait main". It fits well, although I regret a bit not doing the S size. (I figured the M was a sure bet, especially being preggo this winter !)
47  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 8 sk of kureyon : enough for a (small) cardi ? on: February 15, 2006 06:05:15 AM
 So I've been drooling over the Kureyon for months and months now, and have just splurged on 8 skeins (color 138: pic on the blog).Looks like I should have bought one or 2 more, but I was kind of already over my budget... So I'm just wondering, do you think I'll have enough  ?
I'm like a size small, and want a rather plain cardi, probably all st. st, maybe with a scoop neck (which might help)..

What do you think ? Any opinion / experience appreciated. Thanks

48  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Xmas beaded scarves on: December 31, 2005 12:49:52 AM
So I had grand plans of all these things I wanted to knit for gifts.. and ended up having time only for those 5 scarves ! ..but I'm still happy with how they turned out, and I think the recipients liked them. (I put them in a basket and let the ladies choose their favorites)

..and sorry, that last one is crocheted, but I'd just rather post them all together..  Wink It's after a pattern I found in that french I just bought. Seems my sister in law loved it !

Sylvie, aka "small projects queen" ;-)
49  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Prune's hat on: November 23, 2005 09:59:08 AM
Here's a little hat I just finished for my little girl prune (a pretty name in french).
It's just a basic hat, finished with 3 rows of i-cord on top. Then I picked up the stitches along the bottom  and knit one more row with some short row action for the earflaps. I'm just too lazy to make earflaps the "right" way...   Wink

As for the yarn  it's a single ply yarn, 100% wool I think but very soft. Unfortunately I lost the labels so I have no idea of the name and brand of the yarn, but I really like it.
I still have 2 skeins of the same yarn, but in turquoise (& brownish) tones. Don't know yet if I'll use them for another hat for prune's cousin, or maybe some fingerless mitts...?

50  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / weirdo "scarf" on: November 17, 2005 12:49:03 AM
Here's a scarf I finished like a week or two ago. I used a "ball" of mixed yarns initially prepared years ago for another project (a toddler sweater for which I didn't swatch =>disaster!). I made it mostly in the train, and it was a fun project.

Despite my initial fears, I even think it would be wearable.. !  Wink  But it wasn't for me...
I might make another one in this really soft angora yarn I have. It's just the perfect project for train commutes.

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