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Post by thistlechick » January 20th, 2006, 11:52 am

I've been meaning to tinker with some of the patterns in Beeton's Book of Needlework http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15147 ... last night I pulled it up again and actually started working with pattern number 345 into a shawl pattern... it's working out pretty well, of course, it takes some thinking to figure out what they really mean... the other one I like is The Ladie's Work-Book http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16605
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Post by Gesine » January 22nd, 2006, 4:01 pm

Let us have a photo when you're done, will you?
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Post by thistlechick » January 22nd, 2006, 4:05 pm

Gesine wrote:Let us have a photo when you're done, will you?
oh, "done" usually never happens... but perhaps I'll sneak in a "in progress" image for you.... *goes to scanner*
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Post by thistlechick » January 22nd, 2006, 4:28 pm

Beeton's Book of Needlework http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15147
Pattern number 345:

A low resolution image can be viewed here:
http://betsie.info/knit/knit345_lowres.jpg

If you wish to see every detail, a high resolution version can be viewed here: http://betsie.info/knit/knit345_highres.jpg
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Post by Gesine » January 23rd, 2006, 4:39 pm

Oh, that looks very nice, Betsie! Thanks for posting it :)
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Post by kri » January 23rd, 2006, 9:45 pm

I've been meaning to do a crochet shawl of sorts lately. I saw some great ideas online, and they've inspired me. It's too bad that inspiration doesn't go towards many of the other projects i HAVE to get done for the wedding. Bleah, I'd love to do some gratuitous crafting but I suppose that'll have to hold off.

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Post by thistlechick » January 24th, 2006, 8:01 am

Kri, how about crocheting a shawl to wear for your wedding? That's what I did. I used this pattern: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-shal.html ... It was perfect for our early May wedding in the UP (where we weren't sure if we'd still have snow or not!). Our wedding was a bit non-traditional, so it fit in nicely with the handknit sweater that my husband wore that day.
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Post by pberinstein » January 24th, 2006, 9:07 am

thistlechick wrote:Beeton's Book of Needlework http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15147
Pattern number 345:

A low resolution image can be viewed here:
http://betsie.info/knit/knit345_lowres.jpg

If you wish to see every detail, a high resolution version can be viewed here: http://betsie.info/knit/knit345_highres.jpg
Very nice, Betsie. You do very even work. And what a lovely pattern and color!
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Post by kri » January 24th, 2006, 9:36 am

thistlechick wrote:Kri, how about crocheting a shawl to wear for your wedding? That's what I did. I used this pattern: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-shal.html ... It was perfect for our early May wedding in the UP (where we weren't sure if we'd still have snow or not!). Our wedding was a bit non-traditional, so it fit in nicely with the handknit sweater that my husband wore that day.
That's such a great idea, although unfortunately something I can't do. We're doing a medieval themed wedding, and I think some sort of cloak would be more accurate.

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Post by thistlechick » January 24th, 2006, 9:48 am

kri wrote: That's such a great idea, although unfortunately something I can't do. We're doing a medieval themed wedding, and I think some sort of cloak would be more accurate.
Oh, fun! ... you're right, as crochet wasn't really "invented' or at least not popular until the 18th century or later. Knitting in European countries however is documented as early as the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth I had several sets of silk knitted stockings... at about 25 stiches to the inch! There are a couple of other fiber arts other than weaving that are documented even earlier in both European and Middle Eastern countries (though forms of knitting and crochet may have been in Middle Eastern countries earlier as well.)
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Post by thistlechick » January 24th, 2006, 9:51 am

pberinstein wrote: Very nice, Betsie. You do very even work. And what a lovely pattern and color!
Thank you Paula. The yarn is alpaca sport weight made by Frog Tree. It's so soft and was very affordable (though I don't think I have enough to make a shawl). Aplaca seems to be the new wool... and has been going down in price quite quickly as the market is flooded by alpaca hobby farmers in the US. Greatly to our benefit! =)
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Post by pberinstein » January 24th, 2006, 10:45 am

thistlechick wrote:
pberinstein wrote: Very nice, Betsie. You do very even work. And what a lovely pattern and color!
Thank you Paula. The yarn is alpaca sport weight made by Frog Tree. It's so soft and was very affordable (though I don't think I have enough to make a shawl). Aplaca seems to be the new wool... and has been going down in price quite quickly as the market is flooded by alpaca hobby farmers in the US. Greatly to our benefit! =)
I didn't realize alpaca was becoming so popular. I have spun it, which is a lot of fun to do. There is a house nearby on Mulholland Highway with a sign out front advertising their llamas and alpacas. I've never seen any of the animals there, but there was a llama living at a house over by Malibu Creek State Park. I've often been tempted to go round and ring the bell, or at least call, but never managed to work up the nerve.
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Post by kri » January 24th, 2006, 10:58 am

thistlechick wrote: Oh, fun! ... you're right, as crochet wasn't really "invented' or at least not popular until the 18th century or later. Knitting in European countries however is documented as early as the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth I had several sets of silk knitted stockings... at about 25 stiches to the inch! There are a couple of other fiber arts other than weaving that are documented even earlier in both European and Middle Eastern countries (though forms of knitting and crochet may have been in Middle Eastern countries earlier as well.)
You know I never thought about the historicity of crochet and knitting. That would be something interesting to read about.

And I still need to learn to knit. First I need to be able to afford needles and more yarn, then I will have to teach myself!

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Post by kri » February 4th, 2006, 2:40 pm

You'll be happy to know, I knitted my first three rows!! It's slow going right now, but I'm developing a slow, but steady rhythm.

Here's a (somewhat large) picture. http://www.greenkri.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/firstknit.jpg

[Edit] URL fixed. The URL does actually work without the www, but for some reason...I think the forum messes it up.
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Post by ChipDoc » February 4th, 2006, 4:32 pm

Arrrgh! It goes to the YourDomain.com site... sigh
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