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Some things I made over the years!
As many of my friends know, I spent my life doing different kinds are art. Here is the first file I made and I hope you enjoy them!. (I think it is time was start doing something besides worrying about Politics and this is my first attempt to post a group of them here! I hope you enjoy the things I made. Shirley
Oops! They didn't go so I guess the file is too big. Will cut it in half and try again. Sorry everyone.
Theresa - new doll
I was going to add a motif to her dress but thinking it might be too much?? Still thinking on it. Anyway, she is done and I think she is adorable and my sister will love her. She is from my first fav designer Jean Greenhowe. I made a lot of Jean's dolls but now when I make them I sorta tweak them a bit, like this one. I named this doll Theresa after my sister. I always liked that name, such a pretty name.
I did want the petticoat to show, but when I completed the petticoat, it showed about 5 inches of it and I didn't want that much to show because I wanted the long bloomers the doll is wearing to show as well, but the petticoat was so long you could not see it. So, I had to cut and steek the petticoat down to where it is, now. Thankfully it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to...with just enough showing to show off the pretty little yellow rosettes I had crocheted on the slip and the long bloomers. They are the bloomers I had to steek (posted about that here on kp) because one leg of the bloomer was shorter than the other. Fixing up that hot mess encouraged me to cut the petticoat down and steek it like I did the bloomers. I am so happy it worked out otherwise I would have had to knit another petticoat!
PS: not crazy about that dull tan color I had to use for flesh color...I MISS the old color I used to use for all my dolls prior to this one. Such a warm color...now gone!
I am watching a video on doing SSK. My question is will I have the same amount of stitches that I casted on with with within the same row? Thanks!
Punch Lace/Thread Lace question
I have been a Brother 910 knitting machine knitter for many years, and have done transfer lace - but recently became the owner of an Empisal Knitmaster 321 knitting machine. I understand that it will only knit the punch lace or thread lace. I am liking the fact that I will be able to achieve a lacey fabric without all the back and forth with 2 different carriages !
My question is - what do others use as the "thin yarn" that will hold up to wear? I sell my knitted garments and want to be able to feel I have sold a product that will last well through repeated washings and wear.
I have noticed that most Empisal Knitmaster users seem to be from the UK, so I hope that suggestions for what is used there is also available in the US.Thanks for any help!
Thrift store finds
Yesterday I passed up some Red Heart yarn for $1 a skein with 3 matching skeins and a couple of others. I left it for someone that needed it more than I did. I was proud of myself for I have determined to reduce my stash (or at least not increase it considerably). So today I ran across some yarn at another thrift store and this time increased the quality of my stash. All this for $5.00.
Got my dak set up, drafted garment, added stitch pattern etc. Downloaded to km. But when i try and knit it its not happening.. Anyone know of online courses. Followed the tutorials to do everything but cant find anything on the actual knitting bit or trouble shooting.
Weather here in Lincolnshire
The heavens have just opened here
Thunder lightning Hale and snow.
And now the sun is trying to shine.
This morning a link was posted for a Cat Bordhi sock
I read the post but was unable to open the link because it was no longer available. If someone was able to read it, I’d appreciate it if you’d share it. AmyKnits posted a response. I think it was for an afterthought heel.
Thanks in advance.
Does anyone know what this stitch is???