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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first Enid Gilchrist dress on: January 04, 2010 07:47:42 PM
I've been collecting old Enid Gilchrist dressmaking books for a while now ... this is the first dress that I've made from them. It was so easy and fits great Smiley I now can't wait to make more!(there's more enid info on my blog)
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Retro Baby on: July 21, 2009 11:18:05 PM
A new, top down, winter warm baby hoodie  Smiley
It's made with double thickness dk yarn on size 7mm needles.
Quick ... easy ... and free!  Smiley
(the pattern is on my blog)
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: House on the Hill on: June 21, 2009 05:25:36 PM
Thanks to everybody for all of the positive comments  Smiley
Padester and Fairieknits: Liberated quilt blocks are made without specific measurements or templates ... you have an idea of the block that you want (in this case, the house blocks) and build them up by cutting roughly the size and shape pieces that you want, and sewing them together. This creates the complete quirkiness of each block. As long as you can cut and sew a straight line, nothing else matters ... there are some awesome examples and tutorials if you do a google search ... check out Tonya's tutes: http://lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/
Ecuadoriana: here's a photo of the backing.
Because the backing has a slight pile, the stitches are barely visible on the back (there's a bit more info on my blog  Smiley)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / What an awesome hat generator... on: June 17, 2009 03:56:53 AM
...with such cool earflaps  Cheesy
Using my own yarn, with my own measurements, finally, I have a custom made baby hat that stays perfectly in place...love it  Smiley
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / House on the Hill on: June 17, 2009 03:44:11 AM

I made this baby quilt with a mixture of traditionally pieced, and liberated pieced blocks (LOVE the look of the liberated houses  Smiley )... the top is machine pieced and then hand quilted onto a polar fleece backing, using embroidery thread  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lincraft Blossom on: November 18, 2008 02:41:57 AM

I bought 5 odd balls of Blossom from Lincraft in an amazing markdown sale (24c a ball!)
Working this basic tee top-down meant that I could just keep going until the yarn ran out...can't believe that I got a full length top for such an awesome price  Smiley
The pattern is written up on my blog
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby eyelet cardi :-) on: October 26, 2008 08:30:18 PM

A new cardi for our new grandson-to-be!  Smiley
(it's knitted top down and seamless, so it's really baby friendly)
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Wear this as a top....really? on: October 16, 2008 10:57:30 PM

I bought this old McCalls (1983) pattern for a top/dress from the op-shop for 20c. I love how it turned out, but I'm thinking that it's probably more an apron/pinny than a 'wear out' top ...
... and anyhow, a girl can never have too many pinnies, right?  Grin
(there's a side view and pattern piccy on my blog  Smiley)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle on: April 30, 2008 10:17:35 PM
did you have to adjust at all for the thickness of each yarn?

I'm curious about this as well.  (It looks like you have different weights in your bag of yarn.)  It turned out really well!  Cheesy

I especially love whatever gave that kinda fuzzy zig-zaggy pattern!

does it feel awkward because the materials are different?

Thanks for all of the comments  Smiley
Yes, all of the yarns were different weights ... I started with the thickest one (about a 12 ply/chunky/bulky) and used size 6mm needles. I then either doubled or tripled the other yarns to give a similar gauge ... the zig zaggy one in the middle was the only other one that I used singularly ... I added some waist shaping darts anyway, but I thought that using a thinner yarn would help with the waist shaping, and with it being a fluffy wool yarn, it tends to stick to my t-shirt, and hold it's shape really nicely ... I made the last grey slightly thicker than the rest, to give it some weight at the bottom to allow for all of the other different yarns.
I did think that it may be awkward to wear, but really, it fits and feels great  Smiley
It was heaps fun to knit, and now I know that it works, I can't wait to make more  Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Reduce, Re-use, Recycle on: April 30, 2008 04:49:16 PM

What started out as a bag full of assorted grey yarn from the Op Shop....
...ended up as a really warm jumper, in readiness for our cold Aussie winter!
It was knitted top down on size 6mm needles, following the basic raglan instructions in Barbara Walker's 'Knitting from the Top'  Smiley
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