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1  Re: Too many WIPs-along in Knitalongs by snowsculpture on: March 26, 2007 12:09:34 PM
great shrug aunt suzi.  i would go with the sleeves myself...  i like sleeves.

and I finished some stuff!

1. anthropologie inspired capelet

2. knitty's Danica
3. entrelac hat finished here
4. sweater from Knit.1 summer '06

5. vest from domiknitrix
6. pink socks
7. cotton socks

8. eunny jang's argyle vest

ETA:  Oops, I forgot I started some things as well.  Bad!

9. Chuck's cabled socks
10. jaywalker socks
11. Rusted Root

I don't think my list will ever really be gone...   Grin
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2  Re: GAH! Why aren't bodices EVER long enough??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by snowsculpture on: March 02, 2007 03:09:01 PM
I think I can help; I altered a pattern like this once for myself.

In this picture the black lines are the original pattern.

So, you would extend along the red lines down the sides to lower/extend the waist.  The middle red lines show that the three pieces that make up the front are all extended (at least, it looks like three pieces in the picture you posted...).  Same for the back.

The green lines are if you need to increase the width to go over your hips.  If you do this you are then changing the width of the bottom edge of the bodice (in purple).
The purple line would be the measurement of your hips where it will sit divided by two, plus seam allowances.

The bottom edge of the bodice and the top edge of the skirt should be equal to each other so they match up when you sew them together.

The skirt is increased to the light blue lines to keep the fullness of the skirt.  You can just cut parallel to the original pattern, but outside of it as far as you need to.

-->  all of this is the same for the back.  Be careful if there is a zipper; extending the bodice is going to change how far down the zipper will reach.

I hope that helps; good luck!   Smiley
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3  Entrelac hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by snowsculpture on: February 26, 2007 12:40:27 PM
This is the first hat that I've knit that is close to fitting (still a little loose) and it was "kind of" my own pattern!  I used other patterns to help do the entrelac; the shaping is my own weird idea.

it was made using debbie bliss cashmerino aran and #6 needles.

in this one from the top you can see how I decreased sections by sewing active ones together.
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4  Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long in Craftalongs by snowsculpture on: February 26, 2007 12:34:54 PM
i love that blanket xx_kellybean!  definitely more ambitious than my project.  I made a crochet hat from the SnB crochet book.

i don't really wear hats like these, but it was fun to make.  (and quick! Grin)
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5  Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long in Craftalongs by snowsculpture on: February 02, 2007 08:47:21 PM
Oh, I'm almost late, but I finally had a chance to do something.  Knitpicks 'bare' yarn dyed with kool-aid.  Two skeins of sock yarn and one worsted.

As of right now I plan on doing Chuck's Cabled socks by eunny jang with the orange and pink sock yarn and julsey723's anthropologie-inspired capelet with the blue/purple. I'm excited!  I must resist and finish some other things first...
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6  Re: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting in Knitalongs by snowsculpture on: January 29, 2007 11:41:00 AM
argh, ok, i'm posting my progress, but it's disastrous.  It actually fits better upside down.  Huh

and upside down...

I guess I could remove the two front bottom pentagons and work with it upside down... or I could just rip and start over with smaller needles.  gah!  how frustrating.  I was so excited...  Sad
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7  Re: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting in Knitalongs by snowsculpture on: January 17, 2007 09:50:58 PM
I'm in too.  This sweater is inspiring.  Thanks for starting the KAL or I never would have known about it!   Grin  I love craftster

I'm using Knitpicks Swish in Fired Brick.  I hope the dark color works out.  I just finished my first pentagon.

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8  Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID in Dyeing: Completed Projects by snowsculpture on: December 06, 2006 09:37:50 PM
I tried this too; it was so fun.  I used this tutorial, one at Knitty.com and eunnyjang.com's self striping tutorial.  blue is ice blue raspberry lemonade and green is lemon-lime.

and I started the socks too.  toe up pattern help from knitty.com, wendyjohnson.net, and socknitters.com    Cheesy
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9  Re: COOL WOOL Sweater and Pi Vest Knitalong Knit.1 Fall in Knitalongs by snowsculpture on: October 13, 2006 10:48:41 PM
ok, nevermind that I'm-going-to-start-next-month-'cause-I'm-busy stuff.  I'm half way through the 'cool' lettering.  I'm going to leave off the 'wool' on the back and maybe do a couple stars instead.

I'm crossing my fingers b/c I made an attempt to resize the sweater and then had to resize the chart etc.  Mostly I'm worried that the word will fall in a funny spot once the sweater is finished, but who cares... first hand knit sweater!  whee!   Cheesy

EDIT:  i finished the front!  it's not really exciting since it looks just like in the magazine, but here's a picture anyway.   Tongue

it's not blocked; i just pinned it down for the photo.
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10  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by snowsculpture on: October 10, 2006 11:14:45 PM
I want to jump in, though I can tell already it'll be slow going.   Tongue

superstitch, I'm going to use acrylic too (and sew the steeks).  caron simply soft.  my swatch tension looks pretty terrible; I was experimenting with how I'm going to end up holding the yarn.

I don't think I've quite got it yet.  haha.   Cheesy
I think I also made it harder by deciding to knit the swatch flat.  d'oh.
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