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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I'm looking for a crocheted moose! on: September 11, 2007 05:44:52 PM
I know this is sort of a random question and it trancends crochet and sewing circles, but maybe someone can help me.

In the March 2007 issue of Burda (the sewing magazine) on page 89, there's this really cute crocheted moose, and yet no pattern for it, even though it has its own close-up! I was so sad. So if anyone knows what I'm talking about and/or can help me find a crocheted moose pattern (or just get angry with me that Burda didn't include the pattern), I would really appreciate it.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Interweave Knits Lacy Thong (don't worry, no modeling) on: September 08, 2007 02:33:14 PM
I expected this project to take about two hours and it ended up taking two weeks! The pattern is fine, it was just due to my lack of knitting expertise.
Here it is without ribbon

And with ribbon

I had to block it three times to get the waistband to fit over my butt to get to my hips, where it fits fine. It's still a little bit of a struggle, though. haha. I don't know if it doesn't stretch because of the crocheted edging or if my bind off was too tight. But I still like it.

Thanks for looking!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Just a little striped top on: August 27, 2007 06:16:13 PM
Just finished this top!

It's McCall's 4454, but I made the straps wider. I got the fabric at Reprodepot, and it's still posted on the site if you like it.

I don't know if anyone's used this pattern, but I was a little confused putting the lining in, mostly tacking down the sides. Maybe it made more sense to someone else who cares to explain...

Other than that, everything went well! I just wanted to share.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Eeep! How do I do that?! on: August 25, 2007 05:14:24 PM
This is the second knitting question I've posted today! I'm trying to finish this project.

I'm making the lacy thong from Interweave, here's the link to the pdf


On page 2, under waistband, it says

"Place marker on needle and use the cable method to CO 50 (58, 66) sts, pm. Turn work so RS is facing"

Done. But then it says
"Holding front panel with RS facing, pick up and knit 25 (27, 29) sts across front CO edge of panel, pm"

I tried looking it up in my Stitch n Bitch book, but I don't know how to pick up stitches when the project is already on my needles. Does that make sense? And I know I'm supposed to add 29 sts, because after this I have to CO another 66 sts, ending with 174 total (66+29+66+the 13 I already had on the needles=174, duh). So hopefully someone can help me and I can finish this today! :-)
Thanks for your help, as always.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Quick question on yo on: August 25, 2007 10:42:37 AM
When a pattern says yo, does that mean to put the yarn over AND knit the next stitch, or to just put the yarn over the needle and move on to the next step?

The project I'm working on is the first project that I've used yo, and I always thought yo included knitting the next stitch, but in this pattern it doesn't. I just wanted to make sure that was normal.

Thanks for your help!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I can't believe I got to make these while getting my degree. on: July 15, 2007 10:10:19 PM
I took a class on jewelry making this summer quarter, which was a nice break from papers and class presentations. Anyway, here's what I did:
My midterm
And my final

The pendants were both made in pretty much the same way, I sawed them out, made a hammer texture and riveted them together. I didn't make the chains, though, so don't be too impressed.
Now I have some nice new jewelry that my tuition paid for!
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I think this Knit.1 skirt requires too many balls (of yarn I mean) on: July 04, 2007 05:25:20 PM
I wanted to know if anyone has attempted the Crochet skirt from the Fall 2006 Knit.1, here's the cover:

and here's the skirt:

It requires about 30 (THIRTY!) balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease. Here's what the requirements say:

I checked on their website to see if it was a mistake, but the "Oops" page assures me:
"13(14, 15) skeins of #153 Black, 13(14, 15) skeins of #100 White are required 26(28, 30) total."

That just seems like a little much to me. I was planning on making it in one solid color, but I don't think that would make a difference in the amount of yarn. I was thinking about just buying about 10 skeins at a time and see where that gets me. Since Lion Brand is mass produced, I don't think there would be issues with the dye lot being too different.

Some advice, please?
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / LYMD: Little Yellow Modish Dress on: June 15, 2007 09:42:26 PM
I just finished this great dress!

I'm really excited that I did the zipper the way the pattern told me to and not the cheater way that my mom taught me (where you just sew up the seam, press it out, sew the zipper onto that and rip out the seam...was anyone else taught zippers that way?). I think the zipper is one of the best I've done, even though you can't see it in this picture, oh well.

It's Simplicity 3803 in case anyone was wondering.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hootchie Kootchie from Naughty Needles! on: June 15, 2007 09:30:46 PM
I found the perfect project to give me an intro to dpns!

If you can't figure out what they are when they're sitting there on the table, here is my lovely assistant to model them for you

Pasties! Hehe! Fun stuff
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Retro Vogue Dress--with NO ZIPPER! :-) on: May 17, 2007 09:06:26 PM
I got this pattern at Value Village and finished it in no time! Here's the pattern:

and here is mine!

it's just a big, shapeless dress with a cool little belt. You could totally make it without a pattern, just sew together two big rectangles of fabric and improvise on the belt. Here it is shapeless:

Let me know what you think!
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