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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Baby tomato hat - knitting in the round...Help!! on: September 11, 2006 05:36:24 AM
I knitted this as a small gift for my husbands work-mate who just had a baby. It was the first time I have knit in the round (first using a circular needle and then swapping to DPNS for the decreases).

Whilst I think it is not that bad a first attempt - I just can't cope with the horrible gutters and ladders that have appeared near the "stem" of the tomato  Angry 

I know this can happen when using DPNS - I really tried to pull the stitches tight between the needles - I wondering if maybe I pulled too tight  Undecided

The other thing I am wondering about is why my SSK's don't look right. I have looked in every book i can find and watched online videos about how to do this - it really isn't complicated and i am sure i am doing them correctly - but they just look wrong. I am a self taught knitter which i think is half my problem...

Last question! I promise...

This is going to sound stupid - but how do you block a hat? Is it necessary?

This is where I got the pattern from - http://acechick.typepad.com/knitchicks_patterns/2006/01/strawberry_bean.html

I know my hat looks nothing like that one (another issue...) and the pattern is wrong. If you follow the pattern exactly (including the listed corrections) the leaves come out wrong...

Sorry for the long post - but I am stumped!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone seen another picture of this dress? on: July 30, 2005 05:38:28 AM
Hey all,

I am desperately trying to find another picture of this dress - I found the picture in a magazine but it is very difficult to see what is going on on the front of the dress. I am hoping to recreate it for my wedding in freezing cold Paris in January. The blurb next to the pic says its a Louis Vuitton silk dress with velvet ribbon. I've looked at all the LV show reviews and no luck... Maybe you guys have some other ideas?


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help!! What should I knit to go with this dress??? on: July 30, 2005 05:22:06 AM
Hey all...

I need some help finding something to wear with this dress. I am getting married in it in freezing cold (to an Australian anyway) Parisian winter in January. I will have a big jacket (hopefully) to go over the top but I think I will need something to cover my arms when inside. I was thinking a short mohair/silk cardie with a velvet ribbon tie but don't know where to start looking for the pattern...any suggestions? I am also making the dress because I don't have the $3000 to buy it. I don't suppose anyone has seen another version of it where the front of the thing is more visible? At the moment I am making it up. Oh - it's Louis Vuitton by the way.


4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Take-away Knitting? on: June 04, 2005 04:53:58 AM
This is an unusual question - but I am stuck!! I am working on a packaging project at Uni (I study Graphic Design) and decided to make a knitting retail paper bag (we must use paper) that you would get when you purchase wool that doubles as a portable project carrier for knitting on the run (in the bus, at uni lectures etc). After reading about making needles out of chopsticks - I thought it would be great to combine the idea of take-way Asian with knitting (chop-sticks - needles, noodles - yarn)... not literally of course - just metaphorically. The trouble is that I can't think of a name for the project that combines the two ideas or the notion of takeaway knitting???... Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera so I can't show you what I have done - but it's a bag with strategically placed holes (to stop the wool from tangling) and it uses a knitting needle as a locking device across the top...

I know this is a big ask - but I find this forum so inspirational and I thought someone might have a good idea...
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