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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / my dream summer hat on: March 29, 2006 05:51:24 AM
Oh how I wish I picked up more of my Mom's sewing skills before she passed away...

I saw my dream summer hat at Anthropologie

Isn't it cute?  I usually wear a floppy hat.

I can only sew by hand.  I was thinking of taking a pattern like this( the pink one in the lower rt corner) to use for the nicely shaped to the head part and then figure out the rest.  I should be able to get a buckle at Joanns:

I would love any advice or words of wisdom..suggestions...etc.  This is my first sewing project besides linings for some bags that I knit.



2  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: Help! Need allover bridal lace in Massachusetts or New England on: March 28, 2006 12:54:56 PM
Osgoods textiles in Springfield MA is HUGE.  I never went there looking for lace, but I sure saw people buying gobs of it.  They do stock some vintage fabrics.  Perhaps you could send them a scan of your lace to see before you make the drive.



that dress is amazing!

good luck
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? on: March 22, 2006 08:16:39 AM
I can't tell you how much I love this purse, it's by far my favorite knit purse. If only I had more knitting patience.

Hey simplyfussfree

I am enjoying making this and I have a ton of yarn.  Perhaps you and I can have a little swap...I am a swap virgin.

email me if interested
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? on: March 22, 2006 07:00:52 AM
Shocked  I JUST figured out what I was doing wrong! ( I had to 'knit' by making little marks on paper with a pencil. No yearn here at work)
When doing my yarn overs I would automatically knit the next stitch and THEN k2.  This also explains my may pattern isn't symmetrical.

Thanks for your help.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? on: March 22, 2006 06:39:52 AM
bugink, I think you are counting the yo as stitches, but they are stitches that you are adding, not stitches that you are knitting kwim?  Then the k2tog and the skp are stitches that you are decreasing.  The lace pattern only uses 9 stitches (multiples of 9 + 3)

Hope that helps,

Thanks Bucky! Sort of helpful, I am trying to think about this in my mind (at work) and the knitting is at home.  Perhaps I am doing the yarn-overs wrong.  Ahhh, I hate being away from my knitting!

In any case, it looks nice so perhaps I will proceed.  There is no such thing as the knitting police...right?
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabeau, small and quick... anyone game? on: March 22, 2006 06:03:48 AM
Hi all.
I started this last night, but I have a question - maybe I am doing something wrong.  Or I missed something?

It says cast on 30 stitches, but then when you get to the lace paterning, it seems to me that it takes 11 stitches to complete the lace repeat and you are supposed to repeat 3 times, plus 1 k to start and 2 k on the end.  That makes 36 stitches.  So that is what I ended up casting on, and so far it looks pretty nice and it working up really fast. 
I am using Brown Sheep Company's "Cotton Fleece" 80 cotton / 20 wool....sort of a raspberry color.

I am really excited about picking out the lining, something that will contrast nicely and show through the lacy holes.

I'll post when I finish.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 on: March 09, 2006 01:06:31 PM
welcome!  What an amazing and inspiring first post!

I really appreciate your exuberance in having everyone join in the star making.  I will do so promptly!

I think my daughter (4 years old) would love to paint one.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ISO a pattern from Knitter's summer '04 on: March 09, 2006 08:02:16 AM
I don't know if this is what you are looking for...check out "marley" on knitty.com.  It looks like a big chunky piece of chain. 
I think it may be felted though....

9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Women Who Kick A@# on: January 26, 2006 11:56:05 AM
Margaret Cho!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Quickie Baby Sweater on: January 22, 2006 03:15:56 PM
maybe 3-6 month size...hard for me to judge because my daughters are tiny.
Here are the measurements for a Carter's zip front hooded sweater size 12 months:
chest: 24"
length from the shoulder:12
sleeve from armpit: 6.5"

hope this is helpful.  Maybe you could go to some kids clothing websites and see if they have fit or sizing info.

The sweater is adorable by the way!
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