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51  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What's your most ridiculous FO ? on: July 19, 2005 12:31:54 PM
Here's mine : My new "Kenny" remote control...!!!

I really needed to "baby-proof" the remote as one of my one year old's favorite game is to throw it on the ground (then batteries out = not very cool for a baby). So I had grand plans for a really chic cozy with a nice pompom and all...
And look what happened ! Somehow I couldn't find the right yarn in my stash (ie beautiful, bright colored, and yet not THAT beautiful that I could sacrifice it for a remote cozy..), and then couldn't get it to look right, and didn't want to work on it forever..
I might try to redo it later,  but at least it works, baby tested  and approved today  Wink.
Plus it's so bright  I won't loose it so often any more...  Grin

Anyone else ever did a super kitsch / ridiculous FO ? Like something you'd be hiding under the couch if somebody ever asked to see "some of your knitting" ?
52  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Shrug pattern testers needed on: July 12, 2005 02:13:24 AM
Ok, I'm not sure this is the right place, but there's this lacy shrug with slightly flared cuffs I'm designing right now, and I thought I could make it in 3 sizes. I'm finishing the smaller size for myself (kind of S size), but would love it if somebody else wanted to test one of the larger sizes, which I guesstimate would be M-L, and XL sizes.

You can see a pic of the baby version of that shrug on my blog (scroll down a bit to the june 30th post)

You'd need basically around 4 - 5 balls of Rowan "all seasons cotton", or same amount of debbie Bliss  "cashmerino aran", and straight needles ranging from US8 to US15. Probably for an intermediate knitter.

Then I'd be sending you the first draft of the pattern (for your eyes only please!!!) around sunday (I'm away until then), and hope for quick feedback, as I'd like to release that pattern before the end of the summer...  Wink

Anyone interested ? Please PM me, & by Sunday I should be able to send you a photo of the final result and you can tell me if you like it/want to test the pattern..?   
(You'd get a free copy of the final pattern, obviously.)

Oh, I also wrote the pattern for a 12-24 month baby, if someone wants to help me write the 3-4 year size (ie give me measurements, and then test the pattern I write according to that)..?
53  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / help needed: what is this stitch ? on: July 04, 2005 07:35:14 AM
I found this super cute cardigan for my baby, and I just love the stitch that was used. It just HAS to be crochet, but even in my "bible of crochet stitches" I haven't seen anything that would look the same.
Can somebody help ?

This is what the front looks like:

And the back:

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance,

54  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Stitchdiva Flower competition : vote and get 10% off on: June 24, 2005 12:21:41 AM
Ok, I'm not part of their staff or anything, but I thought I'd let other people know :

When you cast your vote for one of the entries in the competition, you get 10 % off your next order of Stitch diva products..  It's here : http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=56
55  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / slanted lace choker on: June 17, 2005 11:49:55 PM
This is a choker I designed yesterday for the stitch diva contest (which means yes, the flower is crocheted). The lace pattern is slanted, and there is a (knitted) picot edging on each border. What do you think ? (ie I am the only one into chokers?  Wink )

(More details and pics on my blog)
56  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My IK rib shrug ! on: May 29, 2005 01:23:11 AM
I fell in love with that shrug the first time I saw it and knew I had to make one... but I wasn't sure I'd keep it for myself though...
But I finished it yesterday night and haven't worn anything else since !!!!! It's so comfy, and cozy on my shoulders, I looooooove it ! ....So I guess I'll just keep it for myself ...  Grin

I love the yarn as well (a french brand), a really nice texture, awesome color, really cheap ... and it nearly perfectly met gauge !!!
57  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern for issey Miyake jacket in Marie France 1984 ? on: May 23, 2005 06:44:47 AM
Hi, I saw in this french forum somebody talk about  a "pattern featured in Marie-France 1984, 
 by Isse Miyake and the article was called: LA VESTE D'UN CREATEUR. "

That lady was looking for one page of that pattern that she had lost. And I was like "What ?!!! A knittiing pattern designed by Issey Miyake !!!" That would be super-fabulously hot !!!

Has anyone else heard about that pattern, or a pic of that jacket, ...or, let's dream, the pattern itself ? Who knows, maybe it was published in another language as well..

I'd love to see what it looked like.. And of course I'd love even more to see a pattern by that fabulous desiger !
58  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting patterns from 70s on: May 23, 2005 12:03:51 AM
Hi all, I've just found lots of vintage books from 70s with knit & crochet patterns this week end, & thought maybe I'd share the fun ...  Wink
Please see the full thread about it in the Vintage section https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36200.0;topicseen, but I thought I'd give you a preview of the patterns here as well:

.. some patterns from Elle magazine (still from 70s)

And last but not least .. Check out the "awesome" shrug !!!
59  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crochet patterns from 70s on: May 22, 2005 11:52:46 PM
I've just found lots of vintage books from 70s with knit & crochet patterns this week end, & thought maybe I'd share the fun ...  Wink
Please see the full thread about it in the Vintage section https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36200.0;topicseen,
but I thought I'd give you a preview of the patterns here as well:
(..we're talking about the hat in the last blue set)
60  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Crochet and knitting patterns from 70s on: May 21, 2005 05:45:57 AM
So I discovered this section of crafster yesterday, and I so felt the urge to go and visit my local thrifstore...
On top of 3 balls of "alpaca and wool of highlands", 3 balls of cotton, crochet hooks and knitting needles (only ONE bamboo yummy 3 mm needle.. Have to go back to look for the other one..!  Wink   )

...  there was this huuuge pile of knitting magazines, including tons of issues of a kind of "encyclopedia of crafts" from the 70 s...  I've enjoyed so much that some of you have shared your vintage patterns before, (and they being all from the 70s I wouldn't think the copyright would be too much of an issue on these anymore) i thought maybe I'd share the fun... Of course they're all in french (as I happen to be french..!), but I'd be willing to translate some. So here's the deal:
I'm posting pics of the "best / most interesting "ones (in my opinion..), and if several people are interested and agree on some, I'll translate and put it up on my blog.
How does that sound ?

Some are crochet, some knit, ... and some have much longer patterns than others (the ELLE projects are super short, & yes that's patterns published in ELLE in the 70s)

Edit: You'll find translations for some of those patterns in following pages  +  scans of the original patterns in french if some of you still feel like translating them. ( blue lay bikini + purple crochet cape
And the two one piece swimsuits (with assorted mohair jacket), and the off-white lacy top and jacket (all in all, the 4 first "knit" pics). Scans are There

So, let's start with the crochet stuff :

(in the last blue pic, I was thinking mostly of the hat, which is crochet)

Now on with the knit patterns :

.. Hm, and one of my favorites, but I'm guessing it would be in the "longer to translate ones".. I'l still post it for now..

And lastly, some of  the ELLE patterns (they used to publish one in every issue, and those ones were compiled in a booklet.) I think they're fun.. or aren't they ?

... Wow, so I guess that's it. Tell me what you think


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