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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Antique Stitch Lace Scarf on: October 29, 2007 01:28:28 AM
Great work!  I've knit a scarf in that stitch before for a gift.  It looks tricker than it actually is.  The receiver was suitably impressed!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted coathangers - daggy or desirable? on: October 29, 2007 01:20:49 AM
Whoa - thanks for the replies!  I too have some of the daggiest lace hangers that survived my childhood and I didn't realise their value until I started storing my dresses on them.  I know what you mean about their not being appreciated or 'desirable' as such - but I think I'll make them for the nanas, mums, aunties, etc.  Or maybe as a 'side present' along with other goodies.

Unfortunately they're from an Aussie Paton's book called 'The Big Book of Small Projects', so I can't share the pattern.  What I can tell you is that these are super easy to make, and you could create your own pattern.  I can whip up 1 in a couple of nights (depending on the pattern) and, but I'd say I'm a slow (and easily distracted) knitter.  The ones here are knitted using 8ply scrap yarn on 3.75mm needles.  I'm still not sure about embellishing them, but I guess I'll try a few things and see what works.  I really like the idea of little buttons to wrap spag straps around!

If anyone's after a tutorial lemme know.  Once again, thanks for the feedback.  Kiss
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted coathangers - daggy or desirable? on: October 28, 2007 03:46:41 AM
I knitted up a few of these covered coathangers for possible Christmas gifts.  What do you think?

I think they're nice but are they the kind of handmade gift you'd like to receive...?  One last question - do you think they need any kind of embellishments, such as ribbons, buttons, etc?

Thanks for looking.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bolero border help! on: October 21, 2007 03:11:59 AM
Thanks zig zag!  I'll give it one more go with the crochet and if that doesn't work I'll knit an edge and sew it on.  I want to get the bolero finished before the weather here gets too hot to wear it!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Bolero border help! on: October 18, 2007 04:04:36 AM
Please help me finish the bolero that's been sitting under my coffee table for a week!  I've knitted it, but it has a crocheted border.  The problem is that the knitted edge (stocking stitch) is rolling up and my crocheted border (3 rows of sc) does not seem to be making it lie flat, as the pattern suggests it should.

I haven't done one sc per knitted stitch - more like "sc, sc, skip a knitted stitch, etc".  Do you think I need to do less single crochets?

I don't know if this even makes sense!  It's late and I have cold...

Any assistance would be most greatly appreciated. Undecided
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Striped Slouchy Shrug on: August 29, 2007 11:50:36 PM
Looks great!  Nice colour choice.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet bag on: August 29, 2007 11:45:47 PM
I know what you mean about mistakes...I've just made one!  After deciding whether or not to pull it out, I went for the 'design feature' option too.  As I learn to crochet I am beginning to understand the importance of 'paying attention to what I'm doing' too!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Spiral blanket on: November 22, 2006 03:27:52 PM
Wow - that is amazing.  It has a definite aqua/oceanic quality!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Homage to My Grandma on: November 21, 2006 07:42:55 PM
Oooh, that's so sweet! My grandma used to make those toilet-roll dolls, too.  Also reminds me of the Dolly Varden birthday cakes that I used to covet when I was little... Cheesy
10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: australian craft blogs? on: November 16, 2006 04:31:50 PM
Thank-you for getting this thread going.  I don't have my own blog yet, and although I do manage to check in with the web ring occasionally, many of the fabbo blogs you've listed here aren't on it!  What a great way to waste time at work...!
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