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Old 11-10-2010, 11:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for your kind words!

Yes, I always BO buttombands 'in pattern'...otherwise the ribbing will be defeated.

I'm not home right now. But click my Ravelry notes link and read my notes. I give a boatload of tips.

With the bind-off-on-one-row/cast-back-on-next-row method of makind buttonholes...always use a pointy needle and work with very tips for the binding off...as close to the tips as possible...so that the stitches on each side of 'the bridge' don't become loosey-goosey. When working the next row...use the knitted cast-on method. Keep things as tight and tidy as possible. There are lots of buttonhole methods to chose from. A book that I've found to be invaluable is "Seven things that make or break a sweater". It's available on Amazon. It is G-R-E-A-T! Lots of finishing tips, too, in addition to buttonholes!

IMO, a bad buttonhole is like a pimple on Prom Queen's face!
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:00 AM   #12
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A lovely sweater knit and modeled by a lovely lady! Your knitting is always top notch and gorgeous.To you I bow. You are so inspiring!You'll have to start modeling more often for us, Dollyce.

Oh! Almost forgot that I wanted to ask you a question. I was just curious. When you've knit handbags to match some of your sweaters, do you have to line them with any sort of fabric, or do they hold their shape as is? (Seems that no matter how hard I try, I still cram too much into my purses. Even if I'm just using it for an evening out.)
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:22 AM   #14
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Gorgeous, as always. Love seeing you model your own sweaters!
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #15
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Amazing! I love all your sweaters but I think this is my favorite showing the beautiful different stitches. As always, I am in awe of your work
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Originally Posted by kittykins View Post
Almost forgot that I wanted to ask you a question. I was just curious. When you've knit handbags to match some of your sweaters, do you have to line them with any sort of fabric?
I didn't line those two 'Quinn' cabled bags. The thickness of the cabling really stabilized the bag! Those type of cables don't budge! Woven, sorta.

With my big felted bucket bag: I didn't line it either cuz it was so thick. The wool I used was a bulky yarn (Noro IRO).

But I wouldn't hesitate to line a bag if needed. I think you prolly should. Lining adds a lot of artistic value, too! So many exciting prints and fabrics!
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Wow, that is just gorgeous and looks beautiful on you! You are the undisputed queen on the cardigans!
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Another lovely sweater Dollyce! I love the cables and the length of the ribbing. The yarn is nice. Which color looks the most like the sweater? It looks like you were desperate for some pictures. I don't think I've noticed you taking your own picture in the bathroom before. I see you got some help another time. You are looking very good too.
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Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
Another lovely sweater Dollyce! I love the cables and the length of the ribbing. The yarn is nice. Which color looks the most like the sweater? It looks like you were desperate for some pictures. I don't think I've noticed you taking your own picture in the bathroom before. I see you got some help another time. You are looking very good too.
Thanks Judy!

Actually, I took all the photos. The bathroom mirror photos are obvious.
I took them before I left for a 7 o'clock meeting. It was totally spur of the moment. When I got back at about 9:45……before John was back home from the meeting, I set up my tripod, set the timer-photo thingy, and jumped in front of the camera before it 'clicked'! It gives you just 10 seconds to get inside the camera's range and compose yourself! It's really hard. I think I took 30 photos that way. Not sure. Only 2 or 3 were ok.

When DH takes my photo, he'll only take 2 or 3 before he's tired of the whole thing. And usually, if he takes 3 I hate all 3. One time he was.more patient and took maybe a dozen...I think one was ok.

Bah. I need to have my head examined.
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I forget such things are possible (re: the tripod self-photo session). Yes, I guess it would be rather hard to get in the right spot and get posed as you want in 10 seconds. Tom takes almost all the pictures around here. He is fairly patient and willing to redo if none are good, but I'm not super fussy, so that helps. Not saying you are, but based on our two methods of blocking I'd guess that you are a little more particular than me. P. S. Not a bad thing.
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