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231  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Making stripes match across the front of a coat?? on: March 15, 2006 11:16:41 AM
I started knitting A 3/4 length coat in 'Colorado' (which looks akin to carpet shreds)  Roll Eyes Its made in 2 halves for the back, and the same 2 halves for the front. Only prob is, now I've finished one side, how the heck do I make the other match?  Huh

I'm using a raspberry shade, so its all similar shades in the stripes, but the pattern in the Rebecca magazine has 3 different colours in it, and the stripes are perfect, right down to the shading!!!  Shocked (Its called 'Gray and Red coat')

I see either 2 choices ahead if I can't solve it;

1. rip it back and knit a different coat on circs, and I hate circs.

2. Carry on and have a rather mismatched looking coat.

What to do... what to do???
232  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ATTN Knitters....cheap soft re-yarn! on: March 15, 2006 11:06:58 AM
I did this with a poncho I found in a charity shop the other week. The poncho looked brand new, I guess an unwanted Xmas pressie, as it had a nasty looking bukly neck on it.

I got it for about 3.00, took it home, ripped it back and got 400grams of what I can only describe as a softer acrylic version of Collinette Point Five and Point One mix (its a double stranded yarn).
Its in cream/beige/mauve/purple colours. Its beautiful.

Happy?? Moi??  Grin You betcha!!  Grin

Now, just what to knit with it?? I was thinking of the 'Boobholder/ Minisweater' from Glampyre... but dunno, will have to check the guage. Any ideas??  Huh

What you gonna do with your Wal Mart bargain??   Cool
233  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: reddish hat! DnD dice bag! first post! on: March 15, 2006 10:36:55 AM
I love how youv'e knotted up the ends on the hat, are they just gathered and knotted or is there a special secret to it???  Grin

Fab hat btw.  Grin
234  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baltic Sea Stole on: March 15, 2006 12:53:59 AM
This is fantabulous!! Oh, I sooo want one now!!  Roll Eyes

Fantastic job, well done  Grin

I wish my knitting was so pretty and delicate  Roll Eyes
235  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 10, 2006 03:00:06 AM
Wow Roe, thats fab!! Thats the kind of result I'm hoping for.  Roll Eyes

Does the yarn soak up to meet the next colour if you are space dying in different pots?? Um, cappillary action or something similar isn't it??  Huh
236  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 08, 2006 12:18:35 PM
Keletubbie, you're a Brizzle girl?? Get in touch!!! Smiley

I live outside Bristol, and run 2 knitting clubs. We are having an exhibition next month!!!  Cool

I try to go to get knitted most months... just to snuggle the yarn, if nothing else... I never seem to come out emptyhanded though  Roll Eyes

Did you know John Lewis at The Mall do a monthly knit group too?? Its this Sat (11th) at 9am.

Send me a msg if you want any details  Grin

237  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dr Who/Dalek dress up outfit... how the??... on: March 07, 2006 11:53:38 AM
Right, who stole my message??  Grin

The pc was playing up this morning, ah well  Roll Eyes

Ok, I have to make a Dalek outfit for my sons 'world book day' at school- go as your fave book charecter. I know Daleks arent strictly a book charecter, more a tv charecter, where the programme is aslo made into books, but my son HATES dressing up, but seems really keen on this!  Grin

I thought I'd run this by you, in case you had any good ideas, or if you thought it might work.

I have a load of dark yellow hot air balloon fabric, and I am going to construct a 'cone' shape, ankle length, pinafore type thing.(Bit like pulling a full length underskirt up under your pits)  I have 2 sets of hoops usually used to stick out the bottom of wedding dresses. I'm gonna put one in the middle of the cone, and another at the bottom to get the general Dalek shape. Then make the bumps on the Dalek out of orange circles of material.

The helmet has already been made from papier mache, and old landrover lenses (original Dalek lights were made of these!!) with battery powered fairy lights inside!!!

I'll see if I can get my hubby to put a pic of it on here.  Cheesy

So, is there an easy way to do this full length tabard/dress type thing?? Shall I make the top bit first, or the whole length at once? I've never used the hoops before.  Huh
238  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 05, 2006 10:58:31 AM
Well, I went to Get Knitted's warehouse open day (Yes ladies, I live near where the fabled www.getknitted.com keep there stash)  Grin

I got some undyed sock wool, can't remember what make, may be Opal or Lornas Laces???

So, give me a spare day, and I'll show you the results!!  Grin
239  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 03, 2006 10:38:44 AM
Thanks for that, I think the dyeing may be put on hold though  Sad We've had snow, and its too cold to be messing about outside with water at the moment!!  Roll Eyes
240  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 01, 2006 10:32:54 AM
My kool-aid has arrived  Grin But I've only got 1 sachet of each flavour.

How much of each colour do you need to mix up to dye with?  Huh
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