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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Felt boutonniere on: January 06, 2009 06:46:30 PM
I'm knitting my bouquet (which can be seen here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280934.0) and needed something similar for the guys.

After some searching I came up with this pattern http://cards-by-paula.blog.co.uk/2008/01/25/how_to_make_a_felt_white_calla_lily~3630857 and had a go.

These are what I came up with:

I haven't shown these to any of the guys who actually have to wear them yet!

What do you guys think?
22  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Florists' wire in Canberra? on: December 06, 2008 11:50:55 PM
I need some florists' wire for the flowers I'm knitting.  For some unknown reason, the nearest thing Lincraft sells is jewellery wire and I'm not expecting to get out to Queanbeyan any time soon.  Does anyone know where I might procure something suitable?
23  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Iris fold Christmas cards on: December 06, 2008 11:45:35 PM
Here are the two designs of my Christmas cards this year.

I was inspired by a post here on Craftster to look up the Circle of Crafters site and these are my first ever iris folding efforts.

What do you think?
24  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Bouquet with a difference on: December 02, 2008 01:39:57 AM
Okay, so it's not quite a bouquet yet.  I'm knitting flowers for my wedding from the Knitty pattern for calla lilies (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTlilies.html).  I'm knitting it with 6mm needles and wool and hand felting.

Here is one freshly knitted:


Here is one freshly felted:


Sorry for the links - photobucket is doing something strange...

And here they are side by side:

What do you think?
25  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Which invitation design do you like? on: November 20, 2008 10:37:37 PM
I'm getting married in April and I finally chose some paper last week.  The next step is to decide on the actual design of the invitation and who better to ask but my fellow Craftsters!  At this stage I have three options:

For the one with the strip down the side, I'd probably align the text (when I make it up...) left or right.  With the other two it'd be centred.

My favourite two are the one with the side strip and the one with the corners.  If anyone has an opinion on these or another suggestion I'd love to hear it!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / hand felting/fulling on: November 05, 2008 08:35:03 PM
I'm hoping to felt a flower that I've knitted and haven't had much luck with hand felting in the past.  I was wondering if anyone can help me: could I chuck the flower in a container with hot, soapy water and shake it around?  Would this actually work?
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / First felting attempt on: August 14, 2008 07:35:23 PM
I hope someone can help me with this!

I'm hoping to knit and felt flowers for my wedding bouquet.  The problem is, I've never done felting before so I don't want to knit them all and then find it's a fail when I go to felt.  I was going to knit a trial and then felt it.  My problem with this is that one knitted flower in the washing machine is a big waste of water and energy.

My question is this: will it be okay to throw the flower in with a load of other washing?  Will this give me a good idea of what the finished product will be?  I really hope I can do this well!

Thanks in advance!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Quant complete! on: January 05, 2008 10:26:31 PM
My first entrelac!

I would have liked a yarn which changed colour quicker for this pattern (the original on Knitty was so beautiful!) but it was a happy coincidence the way it turned out symmetrical!
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted bangle on: January 02, 2008 09:47:59 PM
My mother likes chunky bangles but has trouble getting them over her hands these days.  This is kind of good for me because she gave me all her old ones!  However, I have to extend great thanks to vysews for posting her knitted bangles.  Instead of using an existing bangle, I used the inside of a roll of masking tape with a slit cut in it.  It will expand to go over her hand but the slit doesn't show because of the knitted cover.

You can see how the colour varies in the yarn.

I actually meant to post this before Christmas but the net was playing up.  Mum was quite intrigued by it and Im really hoping she gets a lot of wear out of it!

30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wisp on: December 20, 2007 10:01:55 PM
Here's my take on Wisp, from Knitty:

I'm really happy with the colour - it's called Denim and I think it will live up to its namesake's quality of going with everything!  I didn't stop at 17 repeats, just kept going until I ran out of yarn.  Similarly I haven't been too bothered about getting the buttons because it was the idea of lacing it into a hood that intrigued me.

And while I'm at it, here's a preview of my Quant, also from Knitty:

It's my first entrelac project.  The colour of the yarn isn't fabulous but I wouldn't wait to get something just right!
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