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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Whale of a... tshirt. on: March 17, 2008 11:44:32 AM
Although I did not have that much time over spring break for crafting, I was able to add a cute detail to a plain tshirt I had. I just sketched out the design on paper and freehanded it onto the shirt. I think it turned okay, although I can't decide if the whale is too rectangular or not. Or if it is too small in relation to the shirt. What do you guys think?

There's a little more about it on my blog.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix knits!! on: July 11, 2007 01:10:45 AM
Who's seen the new Harry Potter movie yet? I was squeeing over the knits the whole movie. This seriously went beyond the whole house scarves and Weasley sweaters. Hermione had some lovely sweaters, Luna had some great crocheted things... and when they all went to Hogsmeade in their winter gear...! Also Umbridge and her office looked like an explosion of pink funfur. So delightfully tacky. I was already starting to think of patterns on the drive home. What did you guys think? Anyone have any good pictures?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My (slightly smaller) Lady Eleanor! on: March 11, 2007 09:47:37 PM
I just finished my own Lady E. over spring break and I have to say that this has been my most favoritest project ever ever ever. Everyone should make one.

I used six skeins of Noro Kureyon. I made it with only 4 base triangles instead of seven to make sure it was long enough with only six skeins.

A few pictures, more at my newly redone blog!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / $50 + big lys sale help! on: December 26, 2006 04:58:14 PM
My boyfriend's mother kindly gave me $50 to my lys. Sounds great, but the only problem is that tomorrow they are having a huge sale on almost everything in the store and I have no idea what to buy. Even more upsetting is that the sale becomes less and less of a sale as the day goes on. 40% off before 8am, 30% off before 9am, and 20% after 9. But I really don't have any real projects lined up that I need yarn for. And I usually just buy my yarn at hobby lobby or a garage sale so I don't know what the "good" kinds of yarn are.

So if you had 50 bucks that had to be spent tomorrow morning, what would you buy?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / quick gauge question. sigh. on: May 10, 2006 08:23:57 PM
Okay so my high school graduation is coming up and I've got this great dress from Anthropologie to wear...


And I wanted to knit a nice little shrug/cardigan to go with it. I finally found the perfect pattern. Spring Fling from Knitty.


So today I went out and bought yarn and needles. After making up a gauge with the US6 needles, I realized it was far too big and so I went down to the size 4's. The gauge still wasn't right though. There was five stitches to an inch and the pattern calls for six. I don't have anymore needles to go down a size, so I calculated it out. I just want to make sure someone with more experience will tell me if this is going to work out.

So for instance, with the back piece, at the bottom, the medium is 19 inches wide, which would have 76 stitches. So if I knit the x-small with my gauge, I'll have 77.5 stitches. I did math like that for all the different measurements and they were never more than a stitch or so off. Except for the sleeve. It was four off. But will this work? I'm thinking it will, I just don't want to get going on this and have it not turn out and have no time to do something else.

I'm sorry if this was confusing, thanks for your help.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dinosaurs and whales oh my! on: March 03, 2006 02:41:57 PM
So I was inspired by the cool stuff on craftster and a shirt from Delias, so my sister and I decided to add animals to some our own shirts that needs sprucing up.

I like dinosaurs. I just found a good profile pic of a t-rex on google and printed it off. Then I cut out the dino and used it as a stencil to cut out some red felt I had around. I handstitched it on, I don't really know how to sew things by hand so I just made it up.

Just the position on shirt. Sorry for the lack of light.

My sister did most of this one. I copied the whales directly from the Delias shirt and just fiddled with them until the were the right size to make stencils. She sewed them on herself. I think she's planning on putting a heart above the whales out of some pink fabric that looks a lot like the blue fabric.

I think they turned out pretty nice for our first time adding details. What do you guys think?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first skirt! (bet you get that all the time) on: January 25, 2006 04:55:21 PM
So I've been inspired by all you cool people at craftster and I wanted to try my hand at sewing. Also I had to make something for home ec. And here is the result:


Ignore the dirty mirror and the crazy boots and the bad quality and the general messiness.

The pattern is from Simplicity, and everything is from Walmart. Yeah I know, but the fabric was 75 cents a yard. I'm pretty pleased with the result, for my first time. The bottom was a bit frustrating just because it was so long and round. And the bobbin ran out halfway through the last hem and I didn't realize it, so I thought I was done... Eh heh.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Socks questions on: January 09, 2006 02:40:36 PM
Alright so my boyfriend has requested (demanded) I make him a pair of socks. I'm not a super n00b, I know more than how to knit and purl, but I've also never made socks before. However I am ambitious about knitting. So is there a) a nice easy masculine pattern not invovling dpns or the more likely  b) a nice easy masculine pattern in which does involve dpns, so then what size needles should I get (I don't own any dpns) and is there a warm sock type yarn that would be good? Thanks so much! This is my first post on crafster, you guys are amazing.
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