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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / baby e - a noro entrelac scarf on: January 03, 2007 08:04:57 PM

it was a treat to me, a scarf that when people looked at it they'd say 'wow! what an awesome scarf!' (all my other scarfs are garter-stitch acrylic).

i've typed up a template/ pattern and have more pics on my blog Smiley
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / a lovely fifties number for christmas day on: December 21, 2006 04:07:36 AM

butterick 4790. my second attempt. this one fits much better than the last. plus the fabric is super-comfy. it's for xmas dya, because every girl deserves a new dress for xmas.

more on the alterations and pattern comments at the blog.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / fluffy rabbit for an xmas gift on: November 26, 2006 08:41:09 PM

its jess hutch's bunny pattern, knit in brown polar fleece-type yarn. a christmas present for the best friend. and my first knitted toy, i think (can't remember for sure).
for more details and a fantastic finishing tip that i invented myself (as far as i can tell), as ever, http://lupinbunny.blogspot.com/2006/11/lucky-rabbit-and-tips-for-finishing.html
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / guide to setting zippers into knitting? on: November 26, 2006 05:15:43 PM
anyone know where there's a guide with picture (preferably photos, but illustrations will do) to setting zippers into knitting? (including stuff like 'you need to knit a selvedge, or anything necessary like that).
looked online, but studioknits had nothing (that i could see), and googling it led to picture-free, brief instructions that were a bit confusing.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / more ongoing clothing sizing angst *sigh* on: November 21, 2006 07:46:56 PM
i'm trying to design some stuff, so was looking up standard american sizing (i'm australian, but other than different numbers to mark the size, i think we use the same proportions) and... argh!
leaving aside the whole 'doesn't reflect modern women' issue... i'm confused by 'misses' and 'women's' sizing. to me, misses would be teenage girl sizing, but the actual sizing numbers and measurements are (approximately) those of adults, while the smallest 'women's' size would be swimming on me(38 inch bust... uh no)! so.... just to check... most american women wear clothing in misses sizing, right?
26  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / spreading the crafty love via oxfam? on: November 21, 2006 03:35:43 AM
i was browsing about all those charity websites where you can buy something for someone in a third world country on behalf of a christmas gift recipient (you know, goats or a garden or a water filter), and i found this one:


sewing training for disadvantaged women, including the fabulously named "Hot Girls Fancy Stitch" group that helps women with HIV and AIDS increase their incomes...
well, i added it to my xmas list, and i thought some other craftsters might want to do the same Smiley
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / [more] christmas decorations on: November 19, 2006 05:34:11 PM

i drew a template, cut two out of felt, free-hand embroidered one side and stitched 'em together, stuffing with polyfill as i went. i am soooooo pleased with how they look. well, i only have one finished but i love it. it was pretty heavily 'inspired' by chika mori's chrissy decorations (but i like mine better Wink ). chika's are here: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=13072&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1780&iMainCat=1779
i used running stitch and backstitch, and lazy daisy stitch that went a bit messy. i also made sucessful french knots for the first time in my life! i remember trying to do them when i was a kid and getting soooooo frustrated. the eye is a slightly off french knot, a stitch i claim to have invented myself. when i pulled the thread through, the knot didn't tighten up properly, leaving two little loops of thread. so i made three other little stitches to pin the loops down in a ring shape. i call it... um.... donut stitch!

here's birdie number two, in polka-dot felt.

i don't like the pale green bits, so i'm going to unpick them, add some more dark green stars. because the bird reminds me oh-so-vaguely of a swallow, i want to do a sailor jerry one next, with an anchor and some nautical stars (though they might be a bit hard).

more christmas birdies posted at my blog now. a kind-of atomic boom polka dot birdie (well, that was the idea behind it), a starry one and a tropical one. good fun.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / fetching, modified for for the petite of palm on: November 15, 2006 02:26:09 AM

okay, not exactly original or recent. i know there's a squillion others floating about on craftster Smiley but i still wanted to post, because it's the only thing ive finished in a while.

in 8ply (DK) black, machine washable merino. for a friend who has begged for fingerless mitts forever. they knit up in a mere three days, and were my first cabled knit (well, once i knit up a gauge swatch, made up some cables as i went along, though 'yep! i can cable!' and threw the swatch in a corner).

pattern modifications at the blog.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cotton for a knit dress? on: November 11, 2006 05:34:53 PM
i'm thinking of knitting a shift-like minidress, in a lace pattern. and i'm thinking cotton is the way to go, because wool would be too warm, i think.

is there some hideous problem with cotton that i'm not thinking of in the context of a dress? will it stretch out of shape easily, or something? (i haven't knit anything in cotton before).
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / how did i kill my cardigan? on: November 10, 2006 03:55:11 AM
i'm too distraught to post it all again, so this is copied and pasted from my blog (pictures are there if you need them).

see my first ever jumper? beautiful, sailor-esque candy, knitted in snuggly soft wool/ silk blend? she got a weeny bit of indian takeaway on her, so i went to handwash her. i used tepid water with pure soap, i didn't let the water fall straight on her, i didn't let her soak, i didn't wring her. i did gently squeeze the water out. yet when i drained the water out of the bucket and laid her out to dry - well! this! she stretched! ALOT! my fingers are stretched out and you can't even see them poking out from the cuff! [she's gained five inches in sleeve length, four inches at LEAST around the bust] the shoulders don't stay on! and she smells weird. like burnt hair.

why, why did she do this? what did i do wrong? i killed not only the first jumper i ever made, but my favourite jumper of all.

any ideas on how to fix her? or what i should do with her battered, elongated remains? (a formal burial remains a possibility. do you think the cats would dig her up?).
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