Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A little more on Knitting Projects

Before leaving the topic on knitting, I would like to show one halter top I made (about 3 years ago). I like it but I never wore it coz I really dont wear halters ;) I chose to make it only because its an easy project, and I know I can finish it. I'm amazed that it used up very little thread, only about 1 1/2 balls of size 8 cotton.


Here's a close-up while I'm wearing it. I like the color and style, but it doesnt really suit me. I just wear it when nobody's looking ;)






I am proud to finish the halter because before that I had these UFOs:



The black one is the front of a sleeveless top, and I forgot where I got the pattern. I'm surprised I was able to pull-off the eyelet design on it. Now I dont know if I can relearn it again.
The blue one is the back of another sleeveless top, I also cant remember what pattern I used :p Both seemed to take forever to finish, so by that time a lot of other crochet projects had me occupied. Looking back it seemed quite foolish to attempt two tops instead of finishing one. I end up having one front and one back that dont match!

Btw, here's a knitted project a few months ago from Tina, she gave me a pair of this dishcloth. I like it so much, its one of those creations that inspire me to try knitting again =)

17 comments:

  1. Mimi, Looks like you are making headway in your knitting. Did I tell you I've started knitting too. Maybe I should keep a track of your progress as inspiration to me
    I'd love to see the pictures on your blog, flicker site in inaccessable by my server . WAAAAAAH ! I really want to see those pics of your lovely work!
    Now that I read it it becomes more and more maddening because the pictures are there but to me it appears as little x . Is there any way I cab see them?

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  2. The color is beautiful. It looks like it fits you well. You could always wear it like a camisole.

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  3. Hi Yasmin, I'm sorry you cant see the flickr photos. I tried to upload the pics directly to blogger, but its not working. If you want, you can email me so I can email you back and send you my pics as attachments.

    Hi Deneen! Thanks for saying that, maybe I could wear it inside a cardigan or shrug. I will have to find something to match with it in my wardrobe.

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  4. Wow...I can't wait to be able to attempt projects like that....my knitting is still into straight stuff! That green one looks really nice and summer-like!

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  5. Now we are all talking Knitting!!!!!Is that the new bug around town?
    Wow!!!! You are very talented knitter too!!!!.That halter suits you very well.Mimi I am just teaching myself to knit and its so nice to see your work.tfs.

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  6. Thanks Lucy and Raquel for the compliments! I am getting much inspiration to crochet and now to knit from all of you ;) But of course I'll have to postpone any attempt to knit again because crochet is still much in demand for now.

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  7. Mi, I really envy your knitting projects that you've done. I'm quite ashamed of claiming to be a knitter but i haven't even finish a single project yet, though i have started two or three projects already. Is it ok to use thread in knitting? with size 8 thread, do you use 2 strands or just 1?

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  8. Hi Fe!! I'm glad you're also interested in this. The green halter is knitted with 1 strand of size 8 cotton. I used 2.5mm needles for the ribbing and 3mm for the body. You can also use 2 strands with a bigger needle. I havent tried it but years ago I bought a handknitted skirt knitted in two strands and it looked like Cannon thread was used. Unfortunately, I gave the skirt away because the shape wasnt flattering.

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  9. Wow Mimi all your tops are gorgeous! (Even though the front or is it the backs aren't done?) Maybe you'll find the pattern and yarn or thread you were using and be able to finish them. I have never tried an eyelet design, I am impressed! If you did it back then, you could do it now, too. It will all come back to you. :)
    (I forgot I made that dishcloth. There is an easy garter stitch dishcloth called the idiots' dishcloth. (Not a very nice name, but it is easy.) I can't put the link in so here is the url: http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/dishcloth.shtml Hope you are having a nice day, Mimi.

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  10. Thanks, Tina, you inspire me so much! I will take up knitting again as soon as I'm done designing in crochet and I think that would be next year.
    Btw, the dishcloth pattern is nice, I already added it to my list of knitting projects to do ;)

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  11. You are so talented..i love the green halter top..i have tried to learn to knit more then a dozen times and i allways end up using the needles as darts,lol.

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  12. Thanks, Shaylen! I know you could do it too, if you really want to ;) You just have to learn the ribbing and the rest is easier. But honestly, that was several years ago and I've forgotten it. That's why I treasure my books, coz its all there ;D

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  13. Hi Mimi, I insist: you are very talented, you can crochet and knit, and both excellent! I like the green top, and I think it fits o.k. But if you feel unsure, you can wear something open over it, like a blouse.

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  14. Thank you Vik =) You will be my inspiration when I finally decide to attempt to make a knitted cardigan!

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  15. Nice tops and half tops ;) It's too bad you can't remember where you had gotten the pattern for the black one -- it looks like it'd be a super cute top. Great job, Mimi!

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  16. Hi Jaye! Thanks, I also think the black one will be pretty. I know I got it from one of my books, and I'll probably get back to it next year when I concentrate on knitting =)

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  17. I love the olive and black :)

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