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11  Why oh why?? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by bron on: September 29, 2007 10:23:03 AM
I've just started making a scarf for my boyfriend using ribbing because it's what he likes best... but the sodding thing just doesn't look right!! This is how the stitch looks:

and this is what I was expecting (stretched basically):

Does this have something to do with the yarn I'm using, how tight the stitches are, or witchcraft? Is it possible to stretch it permanently?

Thank you for any advice you can provide on the matter!
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12  My mum's wood painting (5 pictures) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by bron on: September 19, 2007 01:02:28 AM
My mum - who's a multi talented person, knitting, picture framing, patchwork, sewing, you name it she's good at it - recently decided to try her hand at wood painting. These are the practice projects she made for me.

All three together:

And a closeup of the detail on each:

And a last one, but this is more for the story... She asked my granddad who does a lot of wood carving to make me a 'wotsit to hang keys' so that's just what he made, a wotsit (from an old vegetable crate) and she painted it!

Any comments will be passed on to her!

Thanks for looking & have a nice day
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13  pouch in Knitting: Completed Projects by bron on: August 15, 2007 08:32:57 AM
In an attempt to put some remnants to use, I made this little pouch designed to carry my keys & a little money when I go out.

Here it is Smiley

and a better view of the lining and zipper

Have a nice day everyone!
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14  Pencil case in Knitting: Completed Projects by bron on: August 14, 2007 10:10:51 AM
I recently came across sistersarah's sunglasses case (you can find it here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187482.0) and thought reproducing something similar would a cool way to practice a new stitch (I'm a beginner so I'm only onto seed stitch). I really liked the way it turned out but it looked a little dull so when I found this old dice just knocking around, I decided to put its uselessness to an end by drilling a hole through it and using it as a bead Smiley

Here's the finished product, used as a pencil case. I hope you like it!

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15  Re: Yipeee! Wearable trousers! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bron on: June 16, 2007 02:52:35 PM
Thank you for all your lovely comments!! Here is the picture of the pattern I used. I love how the legs are a million miles long Smiley

The pattern calls for drawstring but I prefer buttons and I added a sew-in-crease (I don't know what the proper term is) down the front and back, the waist band and the belt hoops (??) so they ended up being quite different to the picture

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16  Re: Shirred tube top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bron on: June 16, 2007 07:48:02 AM
Thank you mickncrispy for your tutorial! I gave it a try with some material I had lying around and made something I quite like (but boy is it tight on the boobs!). Here's mine, once again thanks for helping me get started with shirring!!

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17  Yipeee! Wearable trousers! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bron on: June 16, 2007 07:38:43 AM
Trousers that fit well are what I find most difficult to find so I used a pattern my mum bought about 30 years ago to make these. I made loads of adjustments because I had a very specific idea of what I wanted. So yes, victory! I've got some decent trousers!! (they're a little creased because they're linen but I sort of like that...) Thanks for looking!

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18  Liberty sun hat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bron on: June 11, 2007 11:06:31 AM
I fell in love with a liberty print some months ago and kept thinking I should treat myself one day when I had a special project that justified the expense. Then - because I couldn't find a good sun hat in the shops - I decided I would be brave (sewing skills not up to scratch yet!) and made this. I'm glad I did because I am in LOVE with it now Smiley

Thanks for looking!

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19  Beach bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by bron on: June 11, 2007 11:01:01 AM
I'm off to Corsica (ie. paradise) in a week and I wanted something to carry my beach stuff so I made this.... and because I love matching things with a passion, I made a little glasses case Smiley They're both lined and the bag has loads of pockets. I know they're nothing special but I got all my inspiration for the bag from this forum so thanks to all of you!

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20  Let loose with knitting needles for the first time! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by bron on: April 10, 2007 09:30:22 AM
Hi everyone!

As you will have gathered with the title this is my first ever knitting project... that said, well I honestly can't take all the credit for it because:

a. it was given to me as a kit, so I didn't do any of the designing (although the instructions were crap and I did end up altering it in places so maybe I did in a way)

b. because mohair turned out not to be the best wool to learn with, meaning my mum ended up doing a fair chunk

Without further ado, the bag!! (sorry for the big pics, don't know what to do about that)

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