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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: September 11, 2007 05:13:35 AM
Finished!  Here it is blocking, and two weeks to go before the baby shower!  Yay!

2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: August 31, 2007 09:57:28 PM
Whew, only one repeat to go.  I have stretched this project out for a looong time!  The baby shower is in three weeks, I should make it, hopefully!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Curtain Call Shrug on: July 13, 2007 08:08:49 PM
I think it looks great, a good relaxed fit.  One thing I've found though is that when I knit something with elbow length sleeves I feel frumpy.  Extending the sleeves to three quarter length, or even to an inch below the elbow always eliminates the feeling of frumpiness for me.  Maybe you could try that if you're still not super happy with it? 
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: July 01, 2007 10:55:32 PM
I'm still going with this blanket, I'm nearly half way done.  It's going slowly because the baby's not due until November, which gives me an excuse to cast on for other projects!  It's looking good though, and it is fun to knit. Cheesy
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Sky Alpaca Cropped Cardi on: June 20, 2007 06:18:45 AM
I think it's a perfect summer cover up!  And I hope you have a very happy reunion with hubby.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Empire-line dress from a vintage pattern on: June 17, 2007 08:52:56 PM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone!  Cheesy
You are making me like this dress more and more myself!

It looks so professional and fits you perfectly.  Is it lined?
No, it isn't lined.  This was actually a test dress to see if the pattern was going to fit, that's why I made it out of stretch denim first rather than fancy fabric. 
Some of these old patterns are drafted much better than current day ones, for example, this pattern has three elbow darts in the sleeve!  You just don't see that these days.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Empire-line dress from a vintage pattern on: June 17, 2007 06:04:17 AM
I love vintage patterns and have a huge collection of them.  I even use them sometimes.  Wink
Here is a recent project.  I bought the pattern on ebay, and made the dress out of stretch denim.  I want to make another, maybe in satin or silk to wear on special occasions.
Here's the pattern:

and here's my take on it:

Thanks for looking  Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Something Red, from Knit and Tonic on: June 16, 2007 04:46:55 AM
Love yours so much I've bought the pattern and cast on!  Great job!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: June 09, 2007 12:51:40 AM
herekitty: OMG! The colour of your blankie is SO like mine I'm having flashbacks! What kind of yarn is it? It's looking awesome!  Cheesy

Thanks Nashira, it reminds me of the colour of yours too, which I'm very happy about!  Especially as I got the yarn from ebay...and you never know if the colours are going to be what you expect when you buy online.
The yarn is 100% merino, dk weight from ebay seller yarn treehouse.  It's lovely and soft.  Only problem is it said it was machine washable in the auction listing, but the label says it's not...oh well. 

10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL! on: June 07, 2007 09:15:01 PM
I haven't had much time to work on this, but it's a long weekend here so I'm hoping to get a good chunk of it done.  Here's a progress shot...

It's not a very clear photo sorry, I had to use the flash because it's dark, wintry weather here in Sydney for a change
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