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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong on: February 03, 2006 01:06:12 PM
i'm in!  this is such a wonderful idea...

i'll be making knitting for boozehag's lelah top.  yeah, it was all the rage on these boards back in the summer, and i attempted it twice and failed miserably.  i was such a lace loser. 


however, a recent lace scarf success (knitty's branching out) has given me the courage to pick up my lelah again!  i haven't decided the color yet... a think a trip to the nice lys is in order, as opposed to all the cheap zellers wool i've been using lately. 

2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Need help with valentine's mitten from SNBN on: November 29, 2005 07:29:41 AM

Has anyone else made these mittens? Because I'm about to start the flip-top part and my brain's kinda hurtin' from trying to envision how this is going to work out.

first, you knit the 5 rows st st with two of your dpns (so they end up on one of them). 

then, with another dpn you pick up 12 sts (i think it's 12, i don't have my book on me right now) along the back of the mitten about 5 rwos down.  then you connect those in a circle with the ones on your solo dpn, and divide amongst 3 needles- i used one for the sts across the back of the mitt and 2 for the others.... it makes the decreases really simple because you're always decreasing at the end of one of the needles.  does that makes sense?  you end up with a tube that's attached to your mitt at the point where you picked up the sts. 

good luck!  i love this pattern so much... i've already made 2 pairs and it's perfect except for what bee noticed- that the edge of the flaps roll up a bit.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yoda on: November 10, 2005 07:57:53 PM
looks good your yoda does.
4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: 1st hat--Kitty from SnB on: November 10, 2005 07:54:18 PM
your kitty hat looks awesome!  i love that color!!

the devil hat was my first, and i still get compliments on it all the time a year later.  i made it out of red mohair.  i would make everything out of mohair if i could afford it!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: karen o dress-- first time sewing on: November 01, 2005 12:30:41 PM
thanks! haha next year im going to choose someone more widely known

i know how that feels... i went as Annie Hall, from the wonderful Woody Allen movie, and even with my man playing Woody beside me (though he's 6'4" and redheaded, so looks nothing like Woody at all!) I still had people giving me such blank looks all night.  But I loved it anyway... I got to be one of my fave fictional characters.  Lah-dee-dah.

The dress is awesome!  Great job on your first sewing project!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ugly vintage dress to miniskirt! on: October 14, 2005 09:27:43 AM
pics now  Wink

very cute! did you do the flower applique or was it on the fabric?

the applique was already there... the dress was actually so long is covered my feet!  there were 2 other appliques on the lower part that i have to do something with.  the extra funky fabric came from the top part of the dress.  i wish i'd taken a pic before i ripped it apart!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Hockey skates baby booties w/ photo and *pattern* on: October 13, 2005 07:29:50 AM
holy crap!  my brother had a pair exactly like these when he was a baby that i think my aunt or grandma made for him.  she stitched the word "bauer"- a hockey skate brand- across the side! 

great job!!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / ugly vintage dress to miniskirt! on: October 12, 2005 10:12:21 PM
so i bought this dress years ago for a dressup afternoon visit to Canada's wonderland with a girlfriend of mine.  yeah, we're kinda weird.  it was floor length black polyester, with the bust in the co-ordinating green-and-blue ohso70s flowery print.

the embroidered flower in the green-and-blue neon polyester was already there... i can't take credit for that.  but i did shorten the skirt immensely, remove the zipper from the back and resize it, hem the waistline and add the ruffle, which took 3 aggravating tries on my machine, but after much cursing, i finally got it!  i can safely say i'm no longer a ruffle virgin.

this is a bad pic of my trying to model it in my mirror:

and this is a close up of me wearing it while sitting down:

questions?  comments? 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Boy Knits! on: October 02, 2005 08:51:45 AM
i reckon they'll be the best dressed babies on the block... maybe even in town!

those pants are so freakin' adorable.  maybe i'll bust out the needles and make a pair for my preemie nephew as well... perfect for chillier fall nights.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first A-line skirt from scratch, sooo in love :D :D :D on: October 02, 2005 08:48:03 AM
i love that fabric!  tres 60s!  and the skirt looks great too... awesome job!
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