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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Needed: pretty lace pattern on: October 25, 2010 01:48:33 AM
Hey all!
I found this top in a catalogue (exactly which catalogue is escaping me right now...) and I thought it's cute, but overpriced.  Plus it needs tweaking.

Pretty, huh?  Well, first of all, I wouldn't want it to be sheer.  Also, it was a bad idea on the photographer's side to have her wear that flowery top underneath.  It makes it hard to see the blue top, which is the one we're concerned with.

Anyway, I want to adapt this into a knitting pattern, so I started thinking about what lace could go into those side panels.  I started looking for lace.  Bad idea.  There were just too many options, and way too much pretty.  I started setting aside all the ones I thought were possible good choices, but that ended up being most of the patterns I saw.  I was paralyzed by the sheer volume of possibilities.

So!  I'm thinking it shouldn't be too openwork, but not too not-openwork (dense?) either.  Something with a simple, repeating motif, maybe, that would look nice set into this top.  What do you think?  Do you know of a lace pattern that would look awesome in this?  Also, please include pictures and charts if possible.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How did you get started? on: December 11, 2009 08:30:02 AM
I learned to crochet first, when I was twelve.  My mom taught me, and I made a total of three afghans, but I never did any more with it.  I had a book about needlework (everything from needlepoint to quilting), and one night when I was fifteen, I used it to teach myself to knit.  I started out using the back ends of crochet hooks.  I knit on and off for a year - basic stuff, scarves and hats (knit flat and seamed - I didn't know how to knit circular in those days).  I made a horrible off-gauge sweater, and that was right around the time I lost interest and stopped.

I started again two years later.  I was in college by then, and I spent a long time looking at patterns and knitting information online (knitty, craftster and knit blogs).  From there, I branched out into sweaters (that fit!), hats, gloves, socks, stuffies, anything!  That was four years ago, and I have knit on a semi-consistent basis ever since.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I love this yarn! on: May 28, 2009 07:12:53 AM
lovepickles: I recently moved to Tokyo to go to school, and bought it here.  I imagine it's sold in other places, but I hadn't heard of it until I saw it here.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Nintendo DS Cozy: Triforce from LoZ on: May 27, 2009 08:02:55 PM
I had no idea I inspired you!  I'm flattered.

Lovely work!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I love this yarn! on: May 25, 2009 05:16:35 PM
Yeah I've looked at some of their worsted weight yarns, but they don't seem the same...

Hmm maybe I'll just knit things in smaller gauge.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I love this yarn! on: May 25, 2009 06:53:44 AM
I recently started knitting a shawl with Diaketo Tasmanian Merino, and I've fallen in love.  It comes in great colors, and it feels like a dream against the skin.  Next-to-skin yarn if I've ever seen one.  And it looks great all knitted up.

Anyone know if Diaketo has the same thing in a worsted/aran weight?  Or anyone know of a yarn that's just like it in a worsted/aran weight?
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Sweater of Many Buttons" Knitalong! on: February 05, 2009 11:49:18 PM
yarndex says it's 50g per ball.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Triforce DS Case on: October 13, 2008 12:51:50 PM
Oh not even that - you could knit it without the triforce and then put it on later with duplicate stitch.  Knitty has an article about it here http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATspr06FK.html
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knit Triforce DS Case on: October 12, 2008 03:57:28 PM
I had some free time while waiting for new yarn to arrive in the mail, so I improvised this to occupy myself.  I used stash yarn - Tahki Cotton Classic in green and white - and size US 3 needles.  It was my first intarsia, but it was super easy - my main problem was trying to keep my tension even.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: WHAT THE....?!?!?! w/pics & pattern link on: January 09, 2008 12:00:36 PM
I am so making these.  Ugh I have so many bad memories of trying to sleep with those horrible plastic ones.  Btw, I totally thought they were tampons too!
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