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« on: October 03, 2017 12:07:27 AM »

Hi guys,


I've been browsing your wonderful projects for months now and I'm a tiny bit intimidated by the brilliant creative minds of Craftster, but here I am... Showing off my works. I hope you'll like them!


So...


I used superwash merino wool for the knitted parts, then added a crochet lace decoration in matching gradient colors for a fairy look. The most difficult part of this project was... BLOCKING!!!  Shocked A complete nightmare, but worth the effort.  Wink


Bohemian Knitted Teal Wool Gloves With Ombre Crochet Lace




Ombre Gloves In Denim Blue




Petrol Green Wrist Warmers With Ombre Crochet Lace




Royal Blue Peacock Fingerless Gloves With Ombre Crochet Lace




Purple Green Ombre Fairy Gloves




Pictures done by a professional photographer. Don't get used to them!  Grin


P.S.: I always see crafters complaining about weaving the ends in... Am I the only one who's struggling more with the blocking of awkward shapes?!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017 05:07:32 AM »

Welcome to Craftster! Glad to see your work Smiley All of those are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the lace work! Thanks so much for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017 05:50:40 AM »

I love the color combinations!  Adding the crochet lace really adds some fun and flair to the wrist warmers.  I love that they can be worn with so many things...that skirt is the perfect background for all of them! Grin

Welcome!  Hope to see more of your creations.

Is it the lace part you are having problem blocking?  I would suggest getting some PVC pipe in the diameter you want the wrist part to be...insert the glove and then you can fan out the lace flat on a towel with pins...you might be able to use a thin glass or vase as well...
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017 07:08:39 AM »

❤ Thank you so much PerfectlyBohemian! ❤



I love the color combinations!  Adding the crochet lace really adds some fun and flair to the wrist warmers.  I love that they can be worn with so many things...that skirt is the perfect background for all of them! Grin

Ha! The skirt was a lucky coincidence: initially we wanted to take pictures with white background, but the model came in in this amazing Indian sari silk skirt and the colors accidentally matched with all my wrist warmers... I'm such a lucky bastard!  Grin



Is it the lace part you are having problem blocking?  I would suggest getting some PVC pipe in the diameter you want the wrist part to be...insert the glove and then you can fan out the lace flat on a towel with pins...you might be able to use a thin glass or vase as well...

The whole project was difficult difficult to block! I knitted them too tightly (my bad), then I failed to block them before joining the sides (my bad), then I added the crochet lace to the unblocked, curling knitting (my bad), then I realized that the ombre yarn had acrylic in it (so no steam blocking for that part)... I made huge mistakes, but I learned a lot from this experience!  Wink

It's funny that you mentioned the PVC pipe - exactly what I used! Ok, it was the vacuum cleaner's extender tube (unused, clean!).  Cheesy Perhaps it wasn't PVC, because it overheated a little bit, but oddly enough it was perfect for the situation: faster steam blocking, and on both sides simultaneously! Did I mention that I'm a lucky bastard?!

I love that you seem to think like me: inventing creative solutions for desperate cases!  Kiss (My mom thinks I'm nuts!)
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017 08:05:55 AM »

Lovely! I love all of these - the colors are so vibrant and gorgeous!

Welcome to Craftster! I hope to see more of your work soon!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017 10:55:01 AM »

Oooh, they are stunning!!  I'm so glad you finally decided to post!
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017 01:59:44 PM »

So glad you jumped in and posted your work!  They are all beautiful.  I think my favorites are the 3rd set down, with the burgundy to teal ombre.  Or the last set, in purples and greens.  Or all of them!  Wink

Do you have a specific pattern that you used?
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017 02:08:01 PM »

They are all very lovely. I think the first pair is my fave though it's difficult to choose. Welcome Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017 02:25:07 PM »

A vacuum hose...ha ha ha...I love Craftster because everyone is so creative!! ha ha ha
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017 06:14:35 AM »

Wow! Those are all so beautiful! Also, welcome to Craftster!!!
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