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1  Re: I Knit My! Knitted Unmentionables. Now Updated With Bra on pg.3!! (A must see) in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittydoll on: February 19, 2007 02:21:18 PM
Thank you so much for this pattern! I made the top, omitting the detailing on the cups. This was a fun and really quick knit- and I LOVE how it turned out. What do you think?!

The yarn is handspun throwsters silk in a colourway called 'Mai Tai' from here http://www.wooldancer.blogspot.com/ This colourway makes me want to drink (lots of) fruity cocktails! And the yarn has a bit of a glisten to it too- oooh shiny!! The bra is soft and comfy- I'm too timid to wear it to the beach  Wink but I'll definitely bust it out around the house when the weather warms up!

p.s. I sometimes mess up posting piccies so could someone let me know if this one doesn't show up- thanx!!!

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2  knitted monkey toy- some advice about how to knit the face warmly appreciated! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by knittydoll on: October 26, 2006 05:04:29 AM
Hi there! There's going to be a new arrival in my family around the end of Dec, early Jan and I'm beginning to dream about the perfect knitted gift to give from a knit-crazed and adoring Aunty! I've settled on the idea of a monkey toy- because who wouldn't love a knit monkey??!! I'm going to fashion my own pattern from the variety of free ones circulating on the net and on Craftster- but I'm in need of some advice on monkey faces. I really like the look of this guy, the pattern and kit for whom is available for around 20 pounds- WAY out of my budget:

Here's the question: do you think the head was knit as an oval in the MC, with the mouth panel in the CC added buy picking up stitches in the appropriate places and knitting over the top of the MC, or was the MC cast off at the mouth and the CC stitches picked up and knit later, OR was the mouth panel worked into the head by switching to the CC in the middle of the row, so the mouth as part of the head was knit at the same time??

I think its the latter, but I thought it would be wise to check with you guys first!

What do you think would work best? I'm really hoping I haven't done the shitty job of describing this- as I believe I have!

Thanks anyway Smiley 
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3  *~Frangipani Fuff-ball~* (2 pics that are actually working now!!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittydoll on: July 15, 2006 04:41:16 PM
*blissed* I think it's so lovely!  But what do you guys think?

The yarn was dreamy to work with too from Wooldancer http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=42855 It wasn't really difficult to work with the frangipani flowers that are plied in the yarn. I sat down and knit this in one night because I was so curious to see where the flowers would turn up in the knit! They all kind of bunched together on one side of the pillow... To me that's pretty cool, I think it would have looked a bit dodgy or... contrived(?) if they were like, evenly spaced around...

Finally I've managed a perfectly timed FO- usually I'm knitting summer things in winter (like the razor shell lace top I've just finished for example) or it's winter things in summer.... but this fuff-ball pillow is just what I need right now! So bright and gorgeous and a bit glitzy- perfick for chasing foggy winter days away!

Feel free to comment Smiley
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4  Re: One Skein Stirling Cloche NOW WITH PATTERN, pg. 6! in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittydoll on: May 22, 2006 07:33:07 PM
Here's mine, knit as a gift for my Mum for Mother's Day. It's so SO girly because she is, and so am I at times.  Knit in one day- an awesome pattern, thanx muchly for it Smiley
I substituted yarn, using one 50g ball standard 8 ply wool suitable for felting (eggplant purple colour), and also nearly a whole 100g ball of SIRDAR Salsa (red/purple colour). I manually felted but decided I had to go for a full machine wash to really tighten it up. This was definately due to the nature of the wools I used, so anyone else should probably go with the hand-felt first and see where you end up with that.... Smiley

There's a fuzzy photo of me modelling it on my blog, http://whensheknits.blogspot.com/2006/05/mums-mothers-day-gift.html if you want to see the hats dimensions on an actual 'head'!

Oh twist-stitch rose pattern from vogueknitting holiday 2005
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5  shazaam! It's my Letter-Have-It (the smaller one) from SnB Nation! w/ PIC in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by knittydoll on: April 30, 2006 09:16:30 PM
Here it is, woohoo! I'm super pleased with how it turned out (I really hope the pic works, this is my first completed project post- first post w/ pic).

wool: 3x purple 'Carnival' 50g, Pure wool, 8 ply
        <1x natural 'Carnival' 50g, Pure wool, 8 ply
needles: 5mm straigts
zipper: 7 inch

I knit quite loosely so my gauge was slightly larger than directed- as the bag is felted I predicted this wouldn't matter too much. Chart was easy to follow too. Somehow I still managed to use one whole ball less of the MC than you're supposed to.... hmm  Wink Anyway, good luck if you have a go at this pattern- the final product rocks!

There are some more details about knitting this bag on my blog too (link below)- mainly about how useful it is to read a pattern all the way through to avoid unecessary panic when knitting with a time constraint (such as for a birthday) and unecessary blog ranting Smiley But hey, it's all part of the process right?!

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