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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I thought these only existed in movies... on: May 21, 2010 07:39:42 AM
My Mom had a book safe for emergency cash!
They've been around probably since bound books were first developed.
Any way, love what you did.
I do Altered Books and I recently got a <i>nook</i> e-reader. My plan is to make a book safe-style cover to protect it from the wilds of my purse.
I already have the cover from an old journal I made years ago.
(Might post pictures when it's done! Smiley )
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Zephyr Style's Tree Jacket on: September 03, 2007 01:31:46 PM
According to the pictures of the sweater, the lace shouldn't be spiraling around the body.
When you're knitting in the round, especially if you knit Continental, if you knit into the back of the stitch, your tube will spiral.
If you knit from the front of the stitch, "opening" the stitch, your tube will knit flat.
(I found this out when I saw that any patterning on socks I was knitting was spiraling, against my wishes.)
I guess it's a matter of taste, but for me? That spiraling lace panel kind of ruins the look of the piece. You have all of that garter stitch texture, and then the lace panel is spiraling? Wow.  Undecided
But if that's fine with you? It's all good.
I'm just saying...
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / DKNY Cozy...anyone knit one yet? on: April 28, 2007 09:38:01 AM
Donna Karan's DKNY has had a piece that is a staple in their line called The Cozy
The season dictates what it's made with: cashmere, silk/cashmere, cotton...
It's basically a sweater and the front pieces are very long.
It's worn numerous ways and is very very versatile. (Go to the link called "12 Ways To Wear A Cozy")
I'd like to know if anyone's seen it and figured out how it's done.  Wink
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Not So Shrunken Cardigan on: March 15, 2007 08:07:39 AM
Oh, yeah. I'm all about the one-piece knitting as well. It's not that my finishing stinks, it's just that I don't like to knit a bunch of pieces and sew them together.
My mom was a tailor/seamstress and one of the reasons she never could teach me to sew was because of all of the little pieces that had to be sewn together!!
I don't like pieces so much that if I do have to knit pieces, like sleeves or sides, I knit them simultaneously so they match...and so I'm finished with both of them at the same time.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Not So Shrunken Cardigan on: March 14, 2007 11:52:20 AM
I've made one (Rowan Felted Tweed) and am finishing the 2nd (Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool)...and started a 3rd (Rowan Jaeger).
I really like making this sweater because it's all in one piece (after you get the sleeves attached). And I love the sweater because tho' it's supposed to be one of those little cardigans that everyone...everyone...is showing this Spring/Summer, it's completely customizable.
And that means a lot to a 6'2" amazon woman like yours truly.
When I try on a what's supposed to be XL short 3/4 sleeve cardi in the stores, the proportions are off and the sweater just looks plain too small for me.
The No So Shrunken Cardi, when I make it, fits me perfectly!
What are you using for yours?
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Viveka on: November 19, 2006 07:58:15 AM
Regarding any problems with sizing:
The schematics will give you the information you need regarding ease.
Instead of looking at the size range, look at the numbers on the schematic. That and knitting a swatch for gauge (yeah, I know...but ya gotta do it) will keep you from ever knitting anything too large--or too small--again.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Glove-Along or Mitten-Along on: October 21, 2006 02:04:49 PM
Is anyone doing the Mosaic Mitts fingerless gloves featured in the Holiday Issue of Interweave Knits?
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Curiously Clever Clogs anyone? on: October 21, 2006 01:37:34 PM
those are fantastic... but $7 for the pattern.... I'll bet that's US dollars, too, right?  That's a lot...

That's what I thought- for a garment I wouldn't mind paying that much but for slippers it seems a little steep.

I got the pattern, and you don't just get a pattern for one slipper,  you get knitting instructions and instructions the beading and shibori techniques.
I will be making probably 3 pairs of these for the holidaze and the pattern will more than pay for itself with the first pair.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: October 04, 2006 03:04:49 PM
I had to laugh a little when I read how you said magic loop is so simple. I've been knitting for quite a few years now and tried magic loop for the first time last night because I needed size 13 dpn and didn't have them. I ended up calling it nightmare loop because I found it so cumbersome and it stretched my stitches out. I know a lot of people like that method though. It's worth trying.  For me I'll stick to dpn  Grin

To avoid any stretching or any cumbersome knitting when you do the Magic Loop method, it's very very important that you use a super long needle. Like 40"...or better yet 47". Then you'll have plenty of play and the thin cables will keep any stretching at bay.
I knit socks and sleeves...and wristwarmers and fingerless gloves... the Magic Loop way and never have any stretching...and it's quite quick and easy!  Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Chic Knits Ariann on: September 30, 2006 07:40:57 AM
The minute I saw it I knew it was going to be a ChristmaHanuKwanza present for my sister. (I'll make one for myself later. Wink  )
I swatched it up and cast on Thursday night, and am knitting on it right now. Well, actually, I'm typing right now...
It's a fun knit. The pattern is easy and after it's established, you don't even need to look at the chart.
I'm using Cascade Superwash in a deep royal purple. (Mmmmmmm...)

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