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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bird Charm Bracelet Re-shoot

Well, I'll try again in the morning.

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Jewelry Repair

This poor necklace was in pieces. I don't know how Granny broke it. I had to figure out where to put the charms. I tried to use symmetry. Now that I see it in photo form, I'm thinking that it's too much symmetry. Besides one of the anchor's looks lopsided. Granny's repaired Nautical Enameled necklace. It's now ready for the next nautical season.

Baby Bamboo Sweater

My newest creation for Baby Mahdi. I'm very proud of this sweater, if you can't tell already. Also, playing around with my camera and Photoshop again. I used Baby Boo by Knit One Crochet Too, Bamboo and Nylon in Olive. This isn't my favorite stuff to knit which is too bad because I have loads of it. This little sweater only consumed two balls. I don't like the feel of it, nor do I like the loose ply. I think the nylon is there to give it shine. You can see how the camera picks up the reflective properties of the nylon. I'm not going to rag on it too much because it works well with this particular pattern. It gives it good weight and the gauge works with size five needles. The neck has an opening over the left shoulder for the baby's head. I crocheted the button loops. Yes, I used a hook and didn't muck it up! The closure doesn't overlap completely but it's fine. I constructed this using The Complete Fabrication's (Jack) Seamless Baby Kimono as a size reference. I don't need to tell you how much I adore her patterns. I also used concepts and formula's from Barbara G. Walker's Knitting From The Top down. Sometimes I'm a slow learner. It's taken me four patterns and ten projects later to finally fully understand this book. Did I ever say how much I love Schoolhouse Press? I think the lovely wooden buttons are German and therefore not cheap. I'm trying to decide on which material to use next just in case the success of this sweater was a fluke. I'll tweak the neck opening along the way. Wish me luck!