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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Gigantor to Skeletor! on: January 14, 2013 09:42:57 AM
This started out as a massive t-shirt dress. It didn't have a size but the bust was around 47" with LOTS of positive ease on a 36" bust!

I was going to turn it into either a regular tee or tank, or possibly a dress, but my husband liked this idea better  Grin

- haha! Spartacus...

Sorry for the bra showing! Embarrassed Kind of unavoidable, so I'll most likely be layering this with a cami or just wearing it over a swimsuit. But man, does this feel comfy! It'll be great in the summer. I decided to keep the finished edges on the sleeves and collar but the bottom is a raw hem.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 on: September 13, 2010 06:56:33 AM
(Reposting here. No replies in the Miscellaneous board)

Does anyone have the Fall 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine? I'm a little late in wanting to knit the GreenGable Hoodie, but I just picked up yarn for it yesterday and realized it is no longer available for d/l on Ravely or the Vogue website. No one has the magazine. I did find 1 copy on ebay, but for $15 and the auction has ended. I've checked my local library (checking another one today, but I doubt they'll have it either).

Does anyone know where I can find a copy?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled SS Hoodie on: August 03, 2010 02:49:33 PM
This was originally intended for one of my brothers when he was 10...about 17 years ago, haha. My grandmother lost the pattern and figured I could probably reuse the yarn for something, but I didn't want to take apart all her work. This is how much she had complete: (I'm guessing it was going to be a LS Crew Neck)

And this is what waking up at 3AM produces!


Sorry about the overload!  Grin Before I had the sides sewn and hood complete my husband said, "It's disgustingly cute!" Hahaha

I undid my grandmother's work to a few rows before the underarms, made sleeves, then joined for knitting in the round, then did a split neck. There is 1 row of single crochet along this split part that I did after I finished binding off the hood ribknit. The only bad thing about this is that it's Red Heart Acrylic. This is only for layering over long sleeved shirts in the dead of winter. I cannot wait to actually wear it!!! And I was going to make a pattern, but I'm not good at doing different sizes, plus I don't remember how many decreases I did along the top (there were some worked in the cables). The hood came out a little big, but that's better than too small. But it's basically a bottom up raglan, and believe it or not there are only 2 sets of increases in the front and 1 set in the back. The Moss stitch and cables are incredibly stretchy! (Thank God for that, otherwise this would not have fit over my bewbs! lol)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New swimsuit w/ reversible top =) on: June 15, 2010 06:27:32 AM
I decided to make one for myself after trying to find a suit that had cups with enough depth but a very small or adjustable back. And here is the result:

I used the following tutorial for the top - http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d22/bethgreen/projects/?action=view&current=bikinitut.jpg - but like Kimberrrr's gold swimsuit top I added sleeves to the fronts that can slide up and down or scrunch together.

For the bottoms I had a pair from Victoria's Secret that were pretty much the same exact style, laid them out flat on the fabric and cut around them, plus 1/2" for the seam allowance.

The only flaw is that the band on the top is not very supportive. JoAnn's does not carry elastic thread  Huh  so I used regular thread, but it stretches out, and I've had a couple spots on the bottoms where I've heard a thread snap  Sad . Since the top is reversible I can't put any kind of structure into it...unless I took it apart but this fabric does not hold up to a seam ripper, lol. And the good news is that I got 1 yd. of fabric for both colors so now I have endless possibilities for other styles. I have 2 more styles of tops in mind  Smiley Going to the beach this weekend so maybe I'll get some action shots.

Comments, critique welcome. (Where do you get your elastic thread and blunt/round point needles?)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Camden on: December 23, 2008 06:46:07 PM
Just wanted to share my latest project. I absolutely love this sweater! It's very versatile. I used Knit Picks Telemark Yarn in Brass Heather, made this in a size Small with a few mods to it - more on my ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ImNotTarded/camden

I thought that if I hand washed the sweater it wouldn't felt, and I've never done felting before so I didn't know. I put it in the dryer on medium heat for an hour, in a laundry bag and it felted a little but the waist/ribcage and shoulders fit a lot better, it was incredibly loose before even with the bust fitting tightly, really weird fit even with the mods I made (I calculated all the measurements and noticed only the XS had a defined waistline...usually that is opposite). I haven't washed/dried the sleeves yet because I finished those after washing the body so they're still a bit loose, and I do need to get some buttons for it but otherwise it's finished Grin And felting actually made the yarn a bit softer so it's really comfy now, not as soft as the Alpaca probably woud have been, but I don't have an Alpaca budget, lol!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT LINK!) & Eiffel on: October 19, 2008 12:49:41 PM
Me- "Oh, I like that! But it's $49 Undecided "
Luke - "Make it"
Me - "Ok Grin "

I used Cotton Ease, a total of 3 skeins and a few yards from the 4th skein, in Hazelnut. I also wrote up a pattern but it's only in the size I made for myself...I'm not sure how to do different sizes.

I couldn't be more thrilled with it!! Grin And the best part is I spent less than $20 to make it. Pssh, Take that VS!! Tongue

And my Eiffel. I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never had a nice yarn to use. My grandmother actually made me a sweater dress Very simiarl to this when I was a toddler, except it was light pink with brown ribbon. I have no idea what brand of yarn it was as the label is written in Egyptian. I bought it on eBay, 100% Egyptian Cotton, and I still have 3 hanks and some from the second hand leftover.

Closest to color-
 Can anyone read that? Also, how would I wash it?

I have mixed emotions about the Eiffel pattern, it was kind of weird. There's shaping in the arms but not in the waist, the neck is really big, chest is kind of small. So the things I did different was I added 2" to the waist (and it's still too short), I added 1" to the arms - I don't have long arms either and I have to stretch mine to fit. I left out the shaping for the arms so they're the same width up and down, I also added extra rows at the top to lengthen the bust and make the neck smaller. And I used the traditional method of binding off - the one given in the pattern left the opening way too small no matter how loose I bound it off, although I did like how it looked. And I didn't block it, it fits better that way, but I might block the arms so the length will stay intact. It's really comfy though Smiley

Please, please, let me know if any of you make it and there's a problem with it. I'm not that good at writing up patterns, so hopefully it all makes sense.
Enjoy! Grin
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Gingham bag, and other FO's on: September 16, 2008 11:19:48 AM
I have a ton of Red Heart yarn. Mostly a large lot from eBay. So I've been trying to go through it lately and make things with it, and I came up with this gingham purse, fully lined. It's more suited to my size and it sits at my hips.

This was some random wool I got on eBay...wicked itchy. And I'm not sure what to do about the buttons. I don't know if it's me but they keep popping open across my bust. It looks better on my hanger Cheesy (It's the Anth. Capelet but I added length, darts in the front and back, and buttons.
Anything I can do to fix that?

I love this one! It's the Pothole sweater from wakeupdonnie, but I did the pattern a little different, used LB Wool Ease and size 19 (I think) needles.

And I had some extra Magic Stripes from LB used for a pair of knee-highs, so I used the rest for some armwarmers, just a 5x1 RK. I wanted them longer so I used a mystery yarn from eBay...it feels like a wool. I ran out on the second one so I had to improvise for the gray/white rows and blue row using gray and cream yarn and some random blue embroidery floss, lol.

I've been a busy little booger Grin And I still have a lot more to do!

Any suggestions for what I can do about those buttons?

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Faux Clapotis =p on: August 16, 2008 04:21:12 PM
Because I just didn't understand the pattern for the real one. Cheesy

I've been trying to go through all my yarn and I had some extra LB Home Spun so I started making a shawl, stitch pattern is Lacy Diamonds. Then I ran out and had to buy more, haha! It's for my mom, part of her anniversary present...she's a shawl person but my husband was insisting I should keep it, or make another for myself. (no, not my thing)

It's super soft and comfy! The only thing that bugs me is it stretches out of shape if you really manhandle it...or just shake it a lot.

So, do you like my imitation?  Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Tips for unrolling/detangling yarn? on: August 06, 2008 03:06:45 PM
Can someone tell me how I can avoid this Huh

It started as a circle. I carefully found and clipped off the 3 strands of waste yarn holding it together and found two ends of yarn, both of which were entangled to begin with around the whole loop so I just picked the one that was less tangled. They were also both on the inside. Can someone explain WHY it's so difficult for a company to make a freaking ball of yarn?!? Angry And what exactly I'm doing wrong? This isn't the first time this has happened and of course I'm anal enough to sit there for hours on end and reroll it into a proper ball. The last one I had this problem with had 3 ends of yarn...3?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Scandelous Lingerie *w/pattern* on: July 28, 2008 05:20:48 PM
I wanted to knit a thong for some reason and I really liked this one: Frecklegirl Thong Minus the leafy lace. And then of course I had to make a matching top. The yarn is a mystery yarn I got from eBay but it feels like a wool-acrylic mix. I have no idea how the top fits because I just got it done today, the cups look a little small but it's not like it needs much coverage for what it is.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/set4.jpg - close to color but it's more of a purple.

My husband said the pattern on the bottoms in front is very suggestive. Hahaha!!  Cheesy
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