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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 07:03:10 PM
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2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Tinkerbell Costume on: October 12, 2009 09:02:40 PM
Last year, I was Tinkerbell for Halloween. I made my entire costume: dress, slippers and wings. I never got around to posting it, so here it is, almost a year later.

I wanted to make my costume, and I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. (Most of the store-bought Tinkerbells you see don't really look like Tinkerbell - the dresses are often very elaborate, when Tinks is really simple.)

With a friend as Peter Pan:

I made the dress with out any sort of pattern. There are a lot of mistakes. It also came out a lot shorter than I had planned, which was entirely unintentional. (Although I guess that is accurate...)
For the wings, I used some wire my Dad had in his workshop and some cheesecloth my Mom had. I kept the cheesecloth in place by stitching around the wire and using tape.
I knit the slippers, using this pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/mary-jane-slippers/ I then added some pompoms I made.

With a friend as Hermione:

You can't see it in the pictures, but I also had a green ribbon tied around my hair (which was in a bun). Also - I did have wings on both sides. You can only see half in these pictures, from the way I'm standing.
Anyway, despite some mistakes, I loved this costume and was really proud of it. And it didn't cost too much, either - around $20 - I don't remember exactly how much the fabric cost, but the yarn (Patons Classic Wool) was relatively cheap, and I found everything else at home.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Eunny Jang Deep V Argyle Vest on: January 27, 2008 07:57:29 AM
I can't wait to see a progress picture! Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gretel Beret on: December 01, 2007 01:58:16 PM
haha, i've already told you how much i love it.
you're so cute in that second picture, btw. Smiley mary's going to love it.
i think i need to make one of these.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Most "Favoritest" Headband Pattern Ever! on: November 10, 2007 07:10:06 PM
This is so cute. Smiley
I immediately printed out the pattern. And I realized that the only suitable yarn I have for it is exactly the same as yours. Patons classic wool in the same colour.
I feel like such a copy cat...
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: August 31, 2007 09:06:16 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments. Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: August 30, 2007 06:48:50 PM
I'm done!
This was so easy. The first sweater I've ever knit. It took me just over a week to knit, which was very surprising. I thought it would take a lot longer.

Unfortunately, it's a bit too big. I'm going to see what I can do about that...
It's made in Red Heart Super Saver, but our washing machine broke down last week (our new one is only being installed now...), so I have yet to wash it. I'll let you know how soft it gets...

I also don't have any good pictures yet... I'm going to make a new topic with some other FOs once I get some better pictures. But here are the ones I have...

I ended up making it short-sleeved, because I realized that I'm always rolling up my long sleeves. And I figured that might wear it out a bit.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Collaged Binders - Archie, Music, Magazines and Dr. Seuss (imghvy) on: August 30, 2007 06:40:00 PM
I start back at school next week, and decided that I need some extra-cool supplies this year.
So I took four 1" binders that I had laying around and collaged onto them with modgepodge. Then I finished the edges with electrical tape.

Archie Comics

Sheet Music


Dr. Seuss's ABC

All Four
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: August 23, 2007 09:11:07 PM

I've just started the first sleeve. It seems too big, so I might rip back a bit and start decreasing sooner. The sleeves are most likely going to be three-quarter length.

Also, the shaping for the waist and hips looks noticeable when it's worn by the floor. But not so much when I wear it. (I'll post an action shot when I finish it.) The sweater's a bit big on me, too.

But overall, I am very pleased with it. I've been knitting like mad the past week, and I can't believe I've gotten this far. I'm not the fastest knitter (by a long stretch), but I had lots of travel/car time over the weekend.

Lovely pattern and so easy. Smiley Hopefully I'll be posting the finished product soon.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: August 20, 2007 10:47:18 AM
I cast on for mine last... Thursday. Smiley I'd been looking forward to knitting this for a long, long time. And I finally got the courage to start (and got to the store to buy yarn and needles).

This is my first attempt at a sweater, and it's been really easy and straight-forward so far.

I'm using Red Heart Super Saver. Because I am quite broke. And I thought that, for my first sweater, a cheap acrylic is a better choice. (That way, I won't feel as bad if I mess up or something, and I can also throw it in the washing machine.)

I was going to use Bernat acrylic, which apparently is softer? But I much preferred the Red Heart colours. I'm using 'Frosty Green' and 'Aran' on a 29" 5mm circular needle.
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