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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My knitted Zoo (positively exploding with pictures) on: May 04, 2009 07:38:36 AM
Thank you everyone for the super nice comments. It's great to know there are others who appreciate these cuties. Most seem to agree with me that the hippos are the best ;-)

And Ruby, I know what you mean about the giraffe's spots. I definitely didn't enjoy that part. If you ever try the lions, I would advice that, instead of knotting in all the single threads for the male lions hair, you knit a piece using knitty's Grr - pattern and sew it on. It's what I did, and it saved me a lot of time and hassle.
22  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Re: Silver Easter Egg on: May 02, 2009 01:32:24 PM
That is absolutely amazing and beautiful.

How did you get the silver to melt and stay molten long enough to cast it? I knew it was possible with peweter, but thought you needed one of those zentrifugal-maschiene-things to cast with silver. If you have the time, please, please do post a tutorial, especially on the casting process itself.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My knitted Zoo (positively exploding with pictures) on: May 02, 2009 05:09:43 AM
This was something I actually once asked my mother to knit for me, back when I was still needle-challenged (and about 7 years old ;-). Then when I had learned to knit, I wanted to give it a try, only to discover that my mother had given away the book with the pattern (a very old collection of knitting, sewing, and other crafts.projects) because most of the stuff in it was terribly out of style. But, because sometimes life is awesome, she found another copy of it at a fleemarked and got it for recently knitting-obsessed me, not even knowing these patterns were in it. There was a lot of squeeing ;-).

Anyway, the first birthday of my cousin's baby-girl gave me a good excuse to finally have a go at it, and so I tried my hand at almost al of the patterns. And now I finally found (half of) the pictures again. They're not exactly the best quality, but I had to share anyway.

Group Shots:

The Hippos:

The Giraffe:

The Zebra:

The Lions:

The Polar Bears:

The Brown Bears:

Looking at these pictures almost two years after starting the first, I think I will have to make another one. Maybe add the tigers and the monkeys this time. And possibly the humans, too.

Anyway, thanks for looking. I would love to know what you think. (they're also all on my ravelry-projects-page here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/arualms, if you prefere that.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My knitted dragon (picture heavy) on: August 04, 2008 01:55:54 PM
Thanks to everyone for the super-nice comments!

Regarding the pattern: I think once I have fixed some of my problems and made another one with working proportions, I might put it up for sale. But who knows how long that will take.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My knitted dragon (picture heavy) on: July 26, 2008 11:30:26 PM
This one resulted from a lot of experimenting, which is why the proportions are off for the head. But I think I like him that way.

There are some more pics on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/arualms/dragon.

He is made from acrylics, consists of more parts than I care to remember, has pipecleaners holding up the shape of his wings, neck and tail, lives on my stereo and he wants to get a name ASAP.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled cardigan + a question on: July 26, 2007 12:10:17 AM
Thanks again for all the positive feedback.
To those who asked for a pattern, I can not give you a deadline, but now that finals are over, I will try to turn my horribly chaotic notes into something resembling a useable pattern. Since I have never written a pattern before, This will probably tike a while, and then I have tofigure out how to make it work for other sizes. But when I finally have it all figured out, I will post a link here.

And about making the cables turn corners: I didn't find a tutorial anywhere, I made it up myself. Once I remember exactly how I did it (there was a lot of frogging involved), instructions will be in the pattern. If you don't want to wait that longe, I tread somewhere that there are turned cable-corners in Viking Patterns for Knitting. And I am pretty sure the Rogue-cardigan/sweatter has some in the collar.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled cardigan + a question on: July 08, 2007 01:41:42 AM

Just wanted to say Good Luck with your finals!!

Thanks.  Smiley
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled cardigan + a question on: July 05, 2007 11:23:53 PM
Wow. Thanks for all the incredibly nice comments. I am very flattered.

I'm afraid there won't be a pattern yet, as I am in the middle of some rather gruelling law-school finals. That, and I have never writtehn a pattern before, so turning my rather congusing notes into something everybody can understand will take some time. But when I get it written down, I'll post a link here.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled cardigan + a question on: July 04, 2007 11:53:18 AM
Wow, you designed that?! It's beautiful! Those cables look complicated, I bow down to your skill and patience.

Thank you.
The cable pattern really isn't that difficult. It's a saxon braid cable. There are several versions available on the net. I used the one given by Eunny Yang in her tutorial on unventing a cable http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled cardigan + a question on: July 04, 2007 11:38:14 AM
This pattern has a good hood design.  It's a children's sweater but it will give you an idea on making the hood:


I made this for my 3 years old cousin in Briggs and Little 100% wool and the hood came out sturdy but not so sturdy that it didn't lie properly.

That looks like it would work. Thank you!
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