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31  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Completed Project! on: July 15, 2007 06:17:50 AM
Thats a really neat first project, and the colour and lining match so well.

This isn't a criticism, but it almost looks like you may be twisting your stitches, perhaps when you purl. It might be worth going to www.knittinghelp.com and comparing them, just to check.

I agree with zeeblebee except I think it's your knits your twisting which is why the garter looks wonky (a word that I lurv as well). Definately check out knittinghelp.com because she has great videos for all kinds of techniques. Maybe it will help you with your "strange" purling technique too Wink  Purling is a pain in the butt to learn and I assume you're doing it english style which is definitely hard to manage when first learning. I think you did a great job on this coin purse though!  Twisting stitches is also a design element so if anyone asks just tell them you did it on purpose Wink  The spaces between the stitches are just caused by uneven tension which will clear up with practice.  Hope I helped!
32  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Albert the Owlbear on: June 24, 2007 07:37:08 PM
I just finished with 2 hours to spare!  Cheesy I present to you Albert (pronounced the French way) the Owlbear. (click images for larger versions)

Albert is a gift for my husband who loves owlbears.

I used 1.75 skeins of Paton's Allure, felt for the face and assorted feathers.  I might do some embroidery to his face a little later to make black outlines but I'm not sure yet.  The pattern is a jumble of things-  I started out using the directions for Kate from Knitty only backwards to start with the head and then I did basic raglan increases like I was making a top down sweater to get the arms and then did like for a glove for the legs.  He is completely seamless with the exception of his little tail which I had to sew on.

He's not quite as ferocious as a real owlbear but he is loved just the same Wink I wish my pictures of him where better but it's late and the sun had gone to bed.  I think I might too now that my little buddy is done.
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: sun hat? on: May 26, 2007 06:37:44 PM
Another option that I just purchased is Vogue 8405. It has both a wide brimmed sun hat and a bucket hat as well as a fedora!  Vogue tends to be a little more pricey though.
34  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Very Dishalicious Gallery for knit dishcloths! :-) on: May 24, 2007 02:29:54 PM
Oooahhhahhh, I have something to show too but I still haven't taken pictures of it.  Ms. kahluakiggy sent me a wonderful angel package for this swap.  There is a brightly colored feather and fan dishcloth and a pink/black/white garterlec.  They are both awesome!  She also sent me some sweet extras.  I promise I'll get a picture up soon!  Thanks kahluakiggy, you rock!

Alright, here are the pics!
The package on my very messy desk:

She sent me the two dishcloths, two skeins of Fancy Fur, a magic towel and a set of green coasters.

Here are the cloths by themselves:

So lovely!  Thank you!
35  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please opine. on: May 24, 2007 02:24:06 PM
Which Interweave book/mag is that from, I love it!  I personally think you should wear what you want to wear and not be dictated by "fashion." People will be impressed by it's beauty and craftsmanship, not thinking you're so five minutes ago.  Cheesy  That's a really pretty color too but maybe if you did it in a neutral it would make it even more timeless.
36  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Maps and Stamps ATC Swap Gallery on: April 17, 2007 07:16:26 PM
I received my final card today from alteredmommy:

The scan doesn't really do it much justice (as tends to happen) but I love it.  I think it's a map of some place in Germany and there is silver foil around the outside edge that shines nicely in non-scan lighting.  Thanks alteredmommy!
37  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Maps and Stamps ATC Swap Gallery on: April 16, 2007 06:38:49 PM
alteredmommy received her card from me (even though I totally forgot to put my name on the back of the card *smacks forehead*) and she's having some internet troubles so I'm going to put up a picture for her:

I was inspired by the cancellation marks on the stamps Cheesy
38  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Anime costumes from Otakon 2006 on: April 15, 2007 06:41:25 AM
I saw this on "recent posts with pics" and started yelling about how awesome it is.  My husband came over and he totally agrees.  It looks like you even got Kenpachi's bells on the ends of the hair.  That it super good.  Your Yoruichi costume is great too (a wise choice of costume between her other two favorite ways to get around Wink  YOU ROCK.
39  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Maps and Stamps ATC Swap Gallery on: April 14, 2007 08:28:20 PM
I'm a pretty big nerd at times so when I opened my ATC from ariaya today I squealed and shoved it in my husbands face forcing him to acknowledge how cool it was.

It is titled "Galaxy Map" (click for larger pic)

Yay! Star Wars!  That's R2D2, the Millinium Falcon and a map of the Galaxy.  Thanks again ariaya, I love it.
40  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Maps and Stamps ATC Swap Gallery on: April 09, 2007 03:23:13 PM
I got my first card of the swap today!  It's from our wonderful organizer, Queen of Fools.

It looks really spiffy in person and has a waxy coating and a tiny little coin that add to its old Italian charm.  Thanks a bunch Queen.
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