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1  Re: My 4th Doctor Scarf Finally Finished! in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: September 15, 2014 05:30:01 PM
This is great krissy-poo, I love the tradition of knitting  4th Doctor scarves it's a bit of a knitting staple. My husband made his own back in the day, it's full of holes now (he wasn't the best knitter). After he died I gave it to my youngest daughter and she slept with it every night for the first year after he died to remind her of him. I made this one from a pattern book from the early 1980s that his sister gave me (probably the same one he used)

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2  "Camouflage" Loop-d-Loop yoke vest jumper in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: May 12, 2014 06:19:51 AM

I haven't been on Craftster for such a long time, but lurk every now and again.

I'm especially proud of this jumper which came out better than I expected. The pattern is from Teva Durham's "Loop-d-Loop" book, the yoke vest, and I added sleeves by picking up and knitting stitches at the armholes and then knitting in the round with occasional decreases.

The yarn is  the textured King Cole Waves (part wool, part acrylic, part nylon) which I bought lots and lots of in a pound shop a few years ago and didn't know what to do with it. It's really soft and easy to wear, if a little heavyweight.

I'm really pleased with the camouflage effect of the yarn.

Thanks for looking

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3  Remembrance Day Poppy knitting pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: September 22, 2012 12:53:41 PM

Hello to all my Craftster friends worldwide, I'd like to share with you all my knitting pattern for Remembrance Day 2012.

It's been a momentous year for us Brits with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, and we have another Remembrance Day approaching when we remember the fallen soldiers and civilians in many wars in our recent and past history.

There is a tradition in the UK of wearing poppies during the months of October and November to commemorate those who have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today. This culminates in a ceremony on the 11th November at 11am when we remain silent for 2 minutes to remember those who lost their lives in historical wars ("the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month" as quoted by Winston Churchill, I think).

In honour of that pledge, I have designed a poppy to raise funds for the Royal British Legion in the UK, a charity supporting the retired and disabled soldiers who have fought in conflicts for the sake of the UK.

Thank you for your time, and an additional thank you from the Royal British Legion.

Phyllis (80schick)

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4  Lily's Sunshine and other FOs (IMG heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: June 11, 2007 12:06:39 PM
I've just finished Lily's Sunshine Sweater in Patons Diploma Gold DK. I decided to make the sleeves full length. Washed, blocked, lovely and soft. I highly recommend this pattern, it's an easy knit (lace drove me wild though), it's a good pattern for the sewaphobes among us and Lily is really helpful and responds quickly to queries

This is the yoke vest from Loop d Loop in Sirdar Click. Too warm but looks good and the shape is lovely

Very Berry t-shirt from March's MagKnits in Sirdar Denim Tweed DK, modelled by Georgie, my daughter (aged 9, ain't she purty?)

Briar Rose from Knitty Spring 2007 knitted by my sister in law in Patons Diploma Gold DK. We love this yarn, machine washable and dryable! Ddn't dare put it in the tumble dryer though, it's hot enough here in the UK to dry naturally at the moment (brownie points to those who notice that Georgie couldn't be bothered to take off the Very Berry t-shirt)

Finally, julsey728(?)'s anthropologie inspired capelet in Rowan Polar. Georgie took this photo on the day that I attended the ceremony to announce the UK's new children's laureate Michael Rosen, author and poet. I was lucky and honoured enough to be a member of the selection panel. I went on the underground, knitting all the way there and all the way back home. Got some funny looks but mostly smiles

P x

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5  Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL in Knitalongs by 80schick on: May 03, 2007 07:56:03 AM
I made this over Easter on holiday at my sister-in-law's in Somerset. I so love you indieknitter for sharing this with us. Thanks a million. I love it, it's the first piece of knitting in a long time that I've seen through from start to finish without being distracted by a more interesting project  Embarrassed
I added 6 rows to the twisted rib on the sleeve as I was born with long orang utan type arms  Undecided and when I make another one (as indeed I shall) I'll make the armholes more generous, it's a little tight up there. Sorry for the lousy image, the wool is a gentle lilac colour, I used 6 balls of Cygnet Wool Rich Aran. It washes really well on a machine wash wool cycle too! Here's the action shot, and a close-up of the buttons, I love the classic look of these, I got them from a wool shop in Wells, Somerset.

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6  Marnie Maclean's "Deciduous" in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: September 08, 2006 11:31:13 AM
Just finished the 'Deciduous' camisole which I got from:


I'm really pleased with it except that you can't really see the tree pattern in the colour I used. It would probably have looked better if I'd shot the picture outdoors.
I used the recommended yarn Rowan Calmer after a failed attempt with another yarn which wasn't so stretchy. For anyone attempting this pattern I would advise the following:

1) Use the recommended yarn. It goes really far and is very stretchy and I believe well worth the price (6.50  a ball in the UK, about $12 USD)

2) I have a 36DD bust but I made the 32" bust size because of 1)

3) If you don't have a perfect stomach (like me, post-babies or whatever) add 9 rows as recommended

4) If you are determined to use another yarn double the quantities (see reason 1) again).

It's a fairly quick knit once you get a hang of the chart and gets admiring looks and comments (and I've only worn it once).

Thanks for looking


P.S. In the 2nd picture the  bottom looks weird because I had to pull my bra down to get the full effect and it's poking through. oops!!

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7  Re: Red bobble and Minty fresh, now with Tutorial in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: August 26, 2006 03:47:49 AM
Thanks for this myloveasdeep. My daughter and I admired this for ages and she asked me to make it for her 16th birthday. I finished it the day before (phew!) Had a few problems with the short rows though so botched the sleeves a bit but she's really happy with it. I call it Aqua fresh. thanks for looking


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8  To Trellis and beyond...... in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: July 28, 2006 08:18:47 AM
So many Trellises I thought I'd join:

Just waiting until I find some nice buttons. It's for my neighbour's grandson and he's not big enough for it yet. In the meantime, I've got one ball of yarn left (Rowan All Seasons Cotton) and manage to pick up 2 more balls in a sale at my LYS, voila:

and make this based on the Instant Gratification top at http://www.jenanne.com/instantgratificationpattern.htm. I did a different cable pattern so it's centrally based:

Thank you for looking
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9  Re: Knitty's hedera? in Knitalongs by 80schick on: June 07, 2006 09:45:47 AM
Gosh this is a tricky one! Finally finished the first sock. Had some mishaps along the way but decided to ignore them (as some wise woman earlier pointed out... hey they're only for your feet...well my daughter's in my case). As far as I know, you can't get 2.5mm needles in the UK and I already have some 2.75 ones so I used those. Here is the lovely girl herself modelling the sock number one...MY FIRST SOCK. To those new at knitting socks my one piece of advice is "Don't drink and knit!"


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10  Another Shimmer in Knitting: Completed Projects by 80schick on: May 14, 2006 04:47:44 PM
I was looking for a shrug to knit for my friend s birthday. Shimmer on knitty was the prettiest thing I saw so here it is (on me, not my friend):

Thanks for looking. This was a really fun knit. I used Cygnet wool mix aran (75% wool/25% polyamide). It's really quick because you knit it all in one piece on circular needles ( I conquered circular knitting...yay!!). I've bought more of the same wool in other colours to knit one each for me and my daughter. Cygnet wool rich is available from John Lewis in the UK for 3.75 (about $7.10) for 100g. Bargain!!


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