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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: miniature--my sewing room on: May 25, 2011 10:16:59 PM
Oh my gosh, this is incredible!!  I love the thread, but I think my favorite part is that little measuring tape and hangar- so cute!

I might have to do something like this... I've always been fascinated with little miniatures.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you know this pattern?? Mystery Jumper wanted on: January 17, 2009 12:15:20 AM
Nice sketch!  I think you want the Simple Knit Bodice from Stitch Diva.  I really want to knit it too!


Hm, can't figure out how to stick a picture from the web in here, so you'll have to check the link. :-p
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: my HANDMADE teddy BEAR - Pepper from "PAST TIMES" on: November 03, 2008 10:06:24 AM
That is one of the cutest bears I've ever seen!  He's adorable!!!!  Great job!  I've tried to make bears before and they just come out as lumps of furry fabric, so I know they're not easy.  So cute!  And what a great face!
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Hello everyone, new member sharing her art. on: August 15, 2008 03:25:43 PM
Those are beautiful!!  I love the polar bear and the wind!  Really nice work.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves- Pattern Included! on: February 18, 2008 05:24:34 PM
Do you think they would be something that a new knitter would be able to accomplish? Hmmm, I think I should commission a pair instead. Methinks they are above my knitting capabilities; still at the scarf and kitchen cloth stage.

I believe in you!  If you take it one stitch at a time, it's not really that complicated.  It depends on how adventurous (and patient!) you're feeling... Hm, in the interest of not being hunted down by an angry knitter for bad advice, I say take a couple of colors of yarn (any kind) and try knitting some vertical stripes or the palm pattern as a trial.

In your pattern, I noticed that you weave in your ends 10 to 15 stitches and start a new yarn so you overlap 10 stitches.  This is more than I've seen from other patterns and discussions, and personally, I feel more secure overlapping more.  Did you do this because of the type of yarn you were using in the gloves or is this something you do all the time?

I saw this tutorial a while ago, and it seemed to be a good way to save myself some time, because I hate weaving in ends.  Now, if I possibly can, this is the only way I do it for any project.  Plus, by adding the new colors at the end of the previous row, there aren't any holes at the join. 

I'm crazy careful with ends.  I try not to tie knots, so I like the extra security of more weaving.  It's a personal choice, I think.  Palette will felt itself a little as it's worn, securing the yarn tails even more, so I guess I didn't really need to be so careful, but....  Tongue

i am a newbie and still trying to understand how to navigate and see stuff. like I'm lost! where is the pic of the fingerless gloves?

Under the last post on the page, there are page numbers to jump forward or backwards.  The pictures are on the first page.  Hope that helps!  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Albuquerque Fingerless Mitts on: February 04, 2008 11:41:26 PM
Thanks so much!  My MIL has also been enjoying the comments, she's very proud of her gloves, lol.  I'll have to post DH's gloves at some point, but they're not nearly so pretty!  Cheesy
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves- Pattern Included! on: February 04, 2008 11:37:51 PM
Whoa, cool, it's featured!!  That's so awesome.  (DH looked at me very strangely when I declared that last night.  It took a while to explain.)  Grin

Thanks for the great comments- it's really wonderful to know that people like them so much!  I hope people will post pictures if they knit up a pair for themselves; I'm really interested in seeing them! (is that strange to say? Hm... I hope that doesn't sound weird.)

Anyway, thanks again!!  Cheesy Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Albuquerque Fingerless Mitts on: February 01, 2008 03:56:29 PM
Thanks for the great comments, everyone!  I'm so totally addicted to Fair Isle/colorwork now; I'm beginning to think it might be unhealthy.   Cheesy

As to how long they took to make... I spent at least 10 hours designing and polishing up the design in Excel (including the redesign after the first mitt.)  The actual knitting took about 2 weeks of evenings (lots of knitting during the Daily Show!) not including the first mitt that became cat-bait.  Things got a lot faster once I learned to knit 2-handed, although I still haven't found the perfect way to hold the yarn in my right hand.

Looking at the yarn in balls, I was worried that the oranges and reds wouldn't go with the blues, but they sure knitted up nicely... I'm glad other people agree!  I'm thinking of using a similar combo for a pair of mittens. 

Also, I love that word, "skillery."  I think we should make it part of the knitter vocabulary!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Albuquerque Fingerless Mitts on: January 31, 2008 01:35:02 PM
My MIL lives in New Mexico and I wanted to make her a pair of fingerless mitts for Xmas.  I spent a long time looking at Navajo and Pueblo pottery and rugs, and then tried to blend the patterns with a traditional-ish Fair Isle style.  DH helped pick the colors (6!) in Knit Picks Palette.  She took these pics for me, because I forgot to snap pictures before I gave them to her!

They're not as detailed or long as the gloves I made for myself, but I love the palms and thumb of these.

I actually knit 3 mitts... I finished the first one and decided to redesign the cuff and a few other things; DH thought I was crazy when I started over.  It's since been felted and turned into a cat toy, lol.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Green box on: January 26, 2008 09:05:25 PM
That's incredible!!!!!  So beautiful!
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