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11  Re: Designing An "Inspired" Knit--Along! in Knitalongs by bijou_raoul on: February 02, 2007 09:54:15 AM
I'm excited to see this thread. For the past few weeks I've been working on this sweater:

I'm using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bare worsted (I dyed it a purplish-pink shade with Kool-Aid) on 3mm needles. Hence why it's taking me so long to finish. I tried with larger needles but then the lace pattern ended up being too loose so I had to size them down quite a bit. But I'm using a basic drop-shoulder sweater pattern, with v-neck shaping and the clover lace pattern from one of the sweaters in SnB Nation. I've finished the front & back and I'm now on to the sleeves only to discover that I didn't order enough yarn to complete the project, so I've got to put in another order before I can make anymore progress. I'll try to post some pics of my WIP over the weekend.

I've also got another Anthropologie sweater cast on:

For this I'm using Elann Devon (sport weight!) in Olive. I just started it last night so I'm not sure where it's going yet. I'm quite excited about this topic though!
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12  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by bijou_raoul on: January 29, 2007 03:12:46 PM
I finally got around to making this on Saturday. I was loving all the variegated versions I saw on here but didn't have access to any variegated yarn of my own, so I just made random stripes from scraps I had lying around from sweaters I've made. It's a little loose on my head (I sized it down to 110 stitches but it's still slightly floppy), so I think I'm going to put it in the wash next time I do laundry and that should make it fit nicely.

Edit: I just realized from a post I made on another knitting topic that my photobucket account needs to be public in order for my pics to show up on here.  So here's another attempt.  Smiley

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13  My knitting challenge #1 entry--Socks! in Knitting: Completed Projects by bijou_raoul on: January 29, 2007 03:05:29 PM
Pretty self-explanatory. I used the lace stitch at the cuff and just above the heel. Whatever company makes Pound of Love, that's what I used because I bought it two years ago when I started knitting and still had the stuff lying around.

Please excuse my pasty white winter legs  Wink

Close-up of the lace:

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14  Re: Movie Knits in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by bijou_raoul on: September 13, 2006 01:04:18 PM
Last night I rented Lucky Number Slevin and immediately was inspired by two cool sweaters that Lucy Liu's character was wearing.  The first one was a big orange cardigan with a big collar and cool elbow patches that looked very cozy.  I don't look so great in orange, but I like the design of the sweater a lot.  She also has a purple sweater with an orange band with circles on it going all the way around... if that makes any sense.

If it weren't for the fact that I already have like 10 projects in the works I'd be down to make both of them right now.

I also love all the crazy wallpapers they had throughout the movie.

I could only find a pic of the first one, my google image search turned out basically the same 3 screen captures over & over a million times.

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15  Tube dress for summer :-) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bijou_raoul on: May 17, 2006 01:01:33 PM
This is the dress I finished making last night (kinda...I haven't hemmed the bottom yet).  Nothin fancy really, but it's the first thing I've made using a pattern and it was kind of tricky for me.  I used See & Sew pattern B4492.  I had to tweak the sizing a little because I fall exactly between sizes, and my boobs are pretty small so I needed a little something extra to hold up the dress so I put some elastic into it around the top edge and it worked pretty well.  Also it was supposed to have boning in the top but I decided not to mess with all that, and I think it looks alright without it.  Here are the pics:

Full dress

Close-up of fabric (I love this stuff!)

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16  Two recons: Skirt to bag and jeans to skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bijou_raoul on: May 10, 2006 01:19:13 PM
Here's a couple things I've made over the past few days:

The first is a hobo bag that I made using this tutorial:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35575.0

I made mine a little smaller and added a pocket for my phone & keys.  This is the only second thing I've ever sewn that wasn't just a square, and I'm very happy with it.
It was originally a corduroy skirt that I hadn't worn in a couple years because I've lost some weight and it was too big for me.

I didn't realize until it was finished that it looks a bit like a fanny pack, but I like it anyway.

And here's a skirt I made from a pair of OLD jeans from high school.  I'd made something similar to this before, but with this one I ripped out the side seams and took off the waist band because this was yet another garment that was too big for me.  I took in about an inch on each side and shortened the waistband to fit and re-assembled it all.



I'm thinking of making another one of these because it was so easy and I have a couple pairs of jeans that are busting out at the knees so they're just begging to be made into something new.  That and I LOVE skirts in the summertime.  Hope you like!   Grin
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17  Re: Shirred tube top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bijou_raoul on: May 10, 2006 01:08:25 PM
Here's how mine came out:

I left a little bit of the back open because it was kind of bunchy around my hips.  (It looks crooked but that's just because of the skirt I'm wearing).

Sorry the pics are kinda small, I'm still working on this photobucket thing.   Smiley
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