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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / difficult sock patterns? on: November 16, 2007 07:37:21 AM
What's your favorite intermediate/difficult sock pattern?  I really want to try something complicated.  These are the patterns that have caught my eye so far:

Bayerische - http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/09/bayerische_sock_part_ii.html
Cablenet - http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTcablenet.html
Pomatomus - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTpomatomus.html
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Erika Knight's Silky Wrap Sweater on: November 14, 2007 09:46:17 AM
I made this for a friend's baby.  The pattern is from the book Knitting for Two.  I love how it turned out.

Yarn is Knit Picks Gloss in Woodland Sage, needles were US 1 and US 2.  I made the 22" chest size.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knitty's womb on: November 14, 2007 09:43:33 AM
A friend of mine asked me to make this for her mom, who was having a hysterectomy.  I'm happy to say her mom loved it!  The rest of the family is horrified though, lol.

A fun little project to knit.  Yarn was TLC Essentials in Fusion, US 8 needles.

It also inspired my friend to ask me to teach her to knit, solely because she wants to make one for herself.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help! Chinese character for luck? on: November 13, 2007 09:10:30 AM
I knit the satin-edged blanket from Knitting for Two by Erika Knight (it's a knit blanket with ribbon edge sewn on) and I'd like to embroider the Chinese character for luck into one corner of the ribbon.  However, doing a google search on it, I find tons of different characters for "luck" or "good luck".  I would hate to get this wrong since it's a gift (and for a Chinese friend, who would know immediately that it's wrong).  Does anyone know for sure what character would be best to use?  I'm trying to avoid asking her since the gift is for a surprise baby shower.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / a few quick FOs - Panta, Fetching, Ruby on: March 04, 2007 09:27:14 PM
I've recently made two Pantas (one for me and one for my sister), a pair of Fetching for my other sister, and some Ruby socks for my friend's baby.  All were very quick projects, which is all I really have time for right now.  More pics and details on my blog: http://kribit.com

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Besotted Hat on: January 23, 2007 06:57:47 AM
I made this hat to match the Besotted Scarf I just finished.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Besotted Scarf on: January 13, 2007 11:52:05 PM

free pattern here: http://www.helloyarn.com/besottedcarf.htm

yarn: Black Oak Wool Company Fisherman 100% wool in Medium Sheeps Grey
needles: US 8
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / crochet g-string on: December 14, 2006 08:11:47 PM
I made this as a gag gift for a $5 pollyanna a bunch of my friends are doing.  What do you think?  Someone suggested crotchless panties that hopefully one of the boys would end up with, but I thought I'd try this first.  Smiley

Here is the pattern:

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc across, ch 1.
Row 2: Sc across, ch 2.
Row 3: Dc 1, *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next stitch* until 2 stitches left. Dc 2, ch 1.
Row 4: Sc across, ch 2.
Row 5: Dc2tog, dc 1, *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next stitch* until 3 stitches left. Dc2tog, dc to end, ch 1.
Repeat rows 4 & 5 three times more.
Row 12: Sc across, ch 1.
Row 13: Sc2tog, sc across until 3 stitches left, sc2tog, sc 1, ch 1.
Repeat row 13 three times more.
Row 17 - 29: Sc across, ch 1.
Row 30: Sc 1, Sc2tog, sc 1, ch 1.
Row 31: Sc 1, Sc2tog, ch 1.
Row 32: Sc2tog, ch 20, cut yarn, tie end of chain down 6 stitches into itself to create a loop.
With new yarn, ch 70, sc 20 across top of main piece, ch 70. Weave in ends.

To wear, pull yarn ends through loop in back and tie in bow. This way, it fits many sizes.
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / 1940s costume for me this year on: October 14, 2006 01:49:48 PM
So I decided to be Ingrid Bergman this year, but then had a really hard time finding pictures of her that included clothes.  She's so gorgeous, all the pics are just of her face!  So I changed it slightly to just be any 1940s actress (I'm going for the glam look) since no one will know who I am any way.  I found a bunch of pattern sites:
but ended up just getting a Vogue one since I happened to be at a JoAnn's and it was 50% off.  So this is the dress I'm doing:

(the long one in a burgundy crepe-back satin)

So my questions here are fabric, shoes, makeup, hair.  I couldn't find any of the recommended fabrics at JoAnn's (and I had a 50% off coupon so I was determined to get the fabric there).  They recommended crepe, silk-like faille, and challis.  I got the crepe-back satin because that's what I used last year and it drapes beautifully.  My question is, can I reverse it and have the crepe-back on the outside, or would that just look funny?  I've never sewn with crepe before so I don't know how that would work, if it would have the same effect.

I have t-strap character shoes from my 1920s costume last year, do you think those would work again?  I found some hair and makeup tips online but my hair is shorter than most of them are calling for.  I have kind of a graduated bob, shorter in the back, mid-chin length in the front with long bangs.  Do you have any ideas?  I really wanted to have a look at Daniela Turudich's books "Vintage Face" and "1940s Hairstyles" but they are out of print (even though they were printed in the last 5 years!) and ridiculously hard to come by for a reasonable price.  You have no idea how much this bothers me, but that's a whole other story!  So any way, any 1940s beauty tips would be much appreciated!  Smiley
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / baby ripple blanket on: October 03, 2006 07:29:05 PM

details here: http://www.kribit.com/2006/09/23/haleys-ripple-afghan/

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