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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bonsai Tunic + Mods on: February 12, 2008 11:52:42 AM
That is your first garment?!  Wow!  You did a really incredible job, looks like you've been making garments forever.

Yes! My very first garment ever! I was so excited when I finished it the other day. I'm still on an FO high!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bonsai Tunic + Mods on: February 12, 2008 10:12:11 AM
The pattern is from Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits, called "Bonsai Tunic".
This is the original look:

I made it out of Cascade 220 in .. some unknown green. I increased the ribbing at the waist to 5" instead of 3" because I'm long waisted. I did 1x1 rib instead of 2x2, omitted the tie waist and split for the neck after knitting up 2.5" instead of the 1" the pattern calls for.

There was no 36" bust size (it went from 34-38 without anything in between :/) so I fudged with the needle size to get a 36" , more or less. My back is quite narrow so I decreased a little more..

I love it more than I thought I would.


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My very first garment, woo hoo!
13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty blues on: January 19, 2008 09:36:33 AM
That looks great! I can't believe your first yarn in so thin and even. It'll look beautiful as that scarf.

Haha, it's a little TOO thin in some places.. but I'm working on it. Tongue
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Pretty blues on: January 18, 2008 05:22:16 PM
My next-door neighbor is a master spinner and she let me take a drop spindle home, along with some gorgeous 60% wool 40% mohair roving dyed a pretty blue with some purple and light green.

I spun about 60 yds worth, and here it is! My very first!

My MIL is making a branching out scarf with it (it'll actually look like it when it's blocked), to put on the mantle. I'm pretty proud of it.. Cheesy

(the color is more accurate in the spindle photo)
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: baby blue summery dress on: December 14, 2007 12:10:24 PM
This is GORGEOUS. Grin
I love it, I`m jealous. Would you happen to know which patter from Simplicity it is from?
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Come all ye Faeries on: December 11, 2007 03:11:09 PM
This is gorgeous, I especially love the elaborate pentagram. Did you make the box yourself? If not, where did you get it? I'm often on the lookout for  boxes similar to that myself.

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / shawl embellishment? help! on: December 09, 2007 06:29:00 PM
Hi! I'm making a triangle shawl in fingering weight silky wool.. pretty much just winging it. Basically, so far, I've been going about it in stockinette stitch, increasing in a yarn over after the first stitch, just before the center stitch, just after the center stitch and just before the last stitch, if that makes sense. Basically, I have pair of eyelets going up the center of the shawl, and eyelets going up either side of the shawl.

It's looking boring.

I want to try to incorporate some kind of eyelet design, or reverse stockinette chart of sorts in the stockinette portions of the pattern (on either side of the center eyelets), without disturbing the increasing thing I have going on.. but I don't know how to go about doing this.. :/

Any ideas?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Coffee and Hand Cozy on: November 24, 2007 06:48:28 PM
Thanks so much guys! Cabling was a breeze! Waaay easier than I thought.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled Coffee and Hand Cozy on: November 24, 2007 04:25:10 PM
I made this project with some Paton's Merino in the 'Harvest' colorway, as a diversion from a shawl I'm in the middle of.

It was my first attempt at cabling and the pattern was really well written and easy to follow, I'll definitely be doing more cables in the future.

(The pattern is from aproudUSAFwife's post a couple weeks back)

Shout out to all the Tim Horton's fans out there, their travel mugs fit perfectly in these cozies!
20  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Retro Appetizer for Cocktail Party on: November 22, 2007 07:55:21 AM
Yeaaaaah... I was thinking they looked like little "Bobbit bits" myself..

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