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11  Chunky beret and even chunkier scarf *Now with chunky wrist warmers, page3* in Knitting: Completed Projects by Miss_Vicki on: June 17, 2007 11:06:04 PM
I start a lot of projects, but don't finish many.  The other day I was cold (it is winter here in Brisbane) and sick of not having any winter FOs to wear.  So I grabbed all my grey yarn out of my stash, and knit up a scarf from a strand of each (6 in total) on the thickest needles I own (a whopping 25mm  Shocked).  It only took an hour or two, I stopped when one of the yarns ran out.  So I knitted up a beret (only 4 stranded on 8mms this time) to match, with what was left.  Wanna see?  Of course ya do...
  Please excuse the odd look on my face, it is my cold face I think.
Because I used so many different balls at once, I won't list them all out.  But just about all your favourites are in there.   Cheesy  I got compliments all day for this set, and I didn't take them off because the office was too cold.  I just found another ball of grey yarn, I don't know how I missed it the other day.  I have two partial balls left from the scarf and beret still too.  What do you think, should I make wrist warmers to match?  They'd be pretty chunky even with only 3 strands Undecided

There is a few more pictures and a bit more info on my blog.  it is here  http://missvicki.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/picture-obese/  scroll to bottom, but I should warn you that that post is really pic heavy.
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12  Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Miss_Vicki on: June 17, 2007 09:56:37 PM
It was mentioned earlier on in this thread that tamarillo (sp?) flavour Kool-Aid is a nice brown.  I made a point of swapping for Mexican KA flavours very soon after I read about it, but only just got around to testing it out last night.   They were right!
  That is it in the centre.  I used it on a pale cream coloured yarn here, 100% wool.  It was just a single pack of tamarillo, on just over a third of my 50gr skein of yarn.  This pic is actually quite colour accurate (Wow, that doesn't happen often), but towards the bottom of the pic you can see where the brown was overdyed with a little red. It was weird, after all the brown dye was taken up, the water was milky rather than clear.  The orange shade on the left of the brown is dyed with the tangerine flavour, same skein.  It is quite a powerful colour really.  Just for reference the green just right of centre is lemon-lime and the greenhiding up in the corner is egg dye.  Sorry I couldn't remember who reccomended using tamarillo (that is tamarind right?  I have used tamaring in Vietnamese cooking but never considered it for a sweet drink), but thanks for the great tip.
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13  Re: Stitch'n'Bitch in Brisbane?<<NOW ORGANISED>> details on page 2 in AUSTRALIA by Miss_Vicki on: June 07, 2007 05:30:07 PM
Heh,  I made myself up a little singlet thingy to wear on World Wide Knit in Public Day.  Here's a sneak peek.

Yeah, I'm a dork.   Grin
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14  Tweedy braid cabled steering wheel cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by Miss_Vicki on: May 07, 2007 08:50:36 PM
I finished this a few weeks ago.  I wanted to test drive it a bit before I shared, quite literally.

I knitted myself a steering wheel cover.  I really do need one, it gets quite hot in my home town.  I fell in love with the look of this cheapo tweed yarn.  It is a wool blend from Lincraft (Aussie 'craft' chain store), because it looks great with my car seat covers.  At first I was going to make a Wheelie from Knitty.  But it just wasn't happening with this yarn, it is too thick (and not stretchy enough) to work with that pattern.  So I started playing around with other designs.  I decided a braided cable would look good, as I needed a long skinny panel (and cables are great for that).  What do you all think?

This is what it looked like before I sewed it on, so you can see the braids.
  I love the look of it, but it looks best from the passenger seat.  When I'm driving the cables are really not visible.

There is two more pics on my blog, if ya wanna see.  http://missvicki.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/updates-all-round-with-pics-lots-of-pics/  ...scroll down a little.
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15  Re: Worth Your While Apron Swap #2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss_Vicki on: May 07, 2007 08:35:34 PM
Well, I promised you all an action shot, ages ago.  Sorry I have taken so long to deliver.  Turns out, I do all my cooking in the evening, when the light is poor.  This is the best shot I have so far.    Not very good, but you can kinda see I wear matching earings and headband.  Well, I don't always accessorise with my apron, but you can bet I will when I have company.   Grin
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16  Re: Worth Your While Apron Swap #2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss_Vicki on: April 25, 2007 10:40:54 PM
Hey I'm back to show off, as promised.  Here is the super cute apron RecycleMicol made me.  Isn't it just adorable.

It is such a great colour combo, I'd never have thought of it, but I love it.  I did tell RM I love unusual colour combos and you can see she has delivered.  Check out the pocket detail, so pretty and you can see how well matched the prints are.

I just love the shiny red buttons too.  She included a few more for me to add to the back of the straps once I have secured them in place.  It was very wise of RM to leave the backs of the straps unattached, as I am unbelievably short waisted, I am off the charts just about  Cheesy if only I had thought to do the same.  I miscalculated somehow on RMs apron and so her straps were too long.  Whoops!  I have not actually sewn them down yet, I have misplaced my red thread, but I will hunt it down this evening when I get home.  Then I will be back to post up action shots, tomorrow I promise.

What do you think guys, is crossed at the back like this the way to go?
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17  Re: Handspun & Handcrafts Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss_Vicki on: April 25, 2007 10:08:12 PM
Here are the pictures I promised.

There is two packs of iron on transfers, these are great because my collection is so sparse that I often have to draw my own designs if I want to personalize with embroidery.  I like drawing my own too, but sometimes I'd like to go with a genuinely vintage design instead.
There is more of the knitterly stationery I loved last time, you really can't have too much stationery can you?
There is ric-rack for me to begin to build a stash around.  You never do now when you will need a little splash of happy zig-zag colour.   Cheesy
RM wrote me on a lovely little card featuring a frog and a gnome, I do love green frogs.  It was so cute it deserved to be in the picture too.
Lastly, THE yarn!  There it is, it is just glorious.  I will spare you all the singing this time though.

At this point, To The Extreme has a life as a tea cosy ahead of it.  I have a nice mission brown in my stash that matches the brown in this yarn perfectly and I'll use it to make a thick woolly doily of sorts to rest under my brown teapot while it is wearing its extreme cozy.  At this point I don't actually own a tea cozy yet, even though I have been busily collection up a crazy tea set.  Bad girl!   Grin
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18  Another baby onesie, this one with stomach tattoo in Needlework: Completed Projects by Miss_Vicki on: April 13, 2007 02:16:33 AM
I made this for my Brother in law's unborn baby girl. 

He has a stomach tattoo in the same style, so it should be appropriate.  Her nickname at the moment is Spot.  It took me the best part of a day to stitch, I really detest satin stitch, I suck at it.  But I like this piece.  The font is called Textura, I got it from the Tackorama website free.  More pics on my blog (in my sig).

Should I do her another onesie featuring a sailor girl pin-up like her Grandfather has, or is that too much?   Grin
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19  Re: Stitch'n'Bitch in Brisbane?<<NOW ORGANISED>> details on page 2 in AUSTRALIA by Miss_Vicki on: March 29, 2007 09:16:15 PM
Whoops!  I completely forgot.   Embarrassed  *skulks off to printer room* heh


Well, back from the print room.   Angry  Stoopid machine doesn't scan in any formats that are useful.  Well, that is as far as my photobucket is concerned.

I had to fall back on an old technique that makes for really crappy pictures.  Something I told myself I was to never do again  Roll Eyes, just taking a photo.
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20  Re: Handspun & Handcrafts Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss_Vicki on: March 28, 2007 07:39:56 PM
If ya wanna see more of this super yummy yarn, I have blogged some pics http://missvicki.wordpress.com/2007/03/29/skeins-on-trains/

I think this is destined to be the accent yarn on a vest.  Something I can wear in more than one season.   Cool  I really wanted a garment, rather than an accessory.  I'll probably work it as stripes of random thickness and as the bands.  It will be challenging to find a 2nd yarn for the vest that is worthy.  Wink

This one really shows up the variety RM spun in for me.  The earlier pictures are much more colour accurate in an overall kind of way, but they just don't show you that there really is a rainbow in there.
  This reminds me of rainbow ice cream and it makes me wanna go out and buy one, trouble is I was planning on a pine lime splice this lunch hour  Roll Eyes
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