Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2005/10

My Bjork Swan Dress

Cute, huh? Compare to the original. The swan bit is Bernat Boa, knit on US 10 needles. The head detail and beak are leftover worsted wool. I attached it to an old tutu from my ballet days. The lovely wig is a $29.95 internet special named “Valencia.” I think I’m gonna try the less is [...]

Homemade Hair Falls

My homemade hair falls! I made them to wear at Playa del Fuego, but rain and wool hair do not mix well. Instead, I debuted them at Elektroschock last night. They were surprisingly easy to wear, once I got them on. I used Jo-Ann’s Sensations MARVEL yarn, a cheaper version of Colinette Point5. One skein [...]

Unfinished Objects

It’s that time of year: the weather’s getting cooler and people need to be kept warm with nice knitted goods. They also need knitted things for Christmas. Unfinished Objects on Needles: Pink Cotton Sonata Cardigan Aqua Cotton Purse “Swan” Scarf for Halloween Feather & Fan Baby Blanket Secret Christmas Project #3 Hermione Hat Hermione Mitten [...]

EVE-ning Stole

Here’s Eileen in full groomsperson regalia (not quite full- no bouquet).

You knit what??

There are many incredible knitting patters out there. You know, those gorgeous sweaters and ingenius accessories that have you drooling? Baby patterns that make you beg people to reproduce, just so you can knit for them? Then there are the countless patterns that simply make you say WHY??. This blog is fantastic! I spent almost [...]