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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / two, no wait, THREE chokers! on: November 20, 2006 08:45:36 PM
These two three chokers are going to be holiday presents for friends... or maybe they'll be the official prototypes for the presents. Yes, that's it. Wink

edited by vanillaxlight to include pics in the post.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / poll: continue WIP, start something new, or what? on: August 08, 2006 04:38:14 PM
Okay, here's the scoop:

I have a bunch of options, and after bouncing back and forth with no decision made, I'm turning it over to you. Y'all get to decide what I work on. Here are the options:

1. I'm about 2/3 of the way through a cabled shrug. It's getting boring, but if I work on it for two or three days, I can get it done.

2. I finished one knee-high, toe-up, fitted-leg stocking for my RenFaire garb a month or two ago, and I'd like to get the second one started. Once I turn the heel, though, it gets really boring... you don't realize how long your calves are until you make knee-high stockings. If I treat it as a full-time job for a week, it can be finished.

3. I have two pairs of socks I want to cast on. They're ankle-length, so I can finish a pair in a few days. Because they'll go quickly, I won't get bored, and they'll give me a break from my other stuff.

So what say you? Shrug? Stocking #2? New socks? What should I work on? Your will is my command!
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / RenFaire Garb on: July 23, 2006 11:57:43 PM
This outfit, in progress for the last two months (I procrastinate... a lot), made its debut yesterday at the Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival. It's very comfortable, and doesn't need the constant fussing-with some of my other outfits have demanded. I'm not entirely happy with the doublet, as it's a bit more loose and cylindrical than I'd like, but fixing it would be a PITA, so I'll just live with it. Clicking the thumbnails will show the full-size pics.


- two linen petticoats, one purple (not visible, clashed with bodice), one black, both drawstring waist and hand-hemmed
- muslin shift/chemise (will be replaced with linen one of these years) with blackworked cuffs and purchased eyelet lace on collar
- cotton corset (not visible) boned with round chair cane (going to be replaced with something more comfortable and historically accurate)
- wool square-necked doublet with heavyweight cotton lining and interlining in lieu of boning, hand-topstitched and hand-stitched eyelets (FRIGGINFRAGGINBLASTEDEYELETS!!!)... lacing is finished with aglets made from foil tape (proof that costumers love hardware stores)
- linen blackworked coif (all blackwork is DMC Pearl Cotton)

closeup of the blackwork on the chemise cuffs... the design was taken from Lara the Lacemaker

closeup of the blackwork on the coif... the design was taken from "Portrait of Joan the Mad" by Juan de Flandes
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / cabled winter hat on: September 05, 2005 06:31:19 PM
Hiya, new homemaking Jill of All Trades here. Cheesy

I made this last winter but only got around to taking a (crappy webcam) pic of it now. Didn't use a pattern, just got on a cable kick, did a swatch, and went for it.


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