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Post Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
and anyone else who likes a bit of knitting.

Knit this:

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It's it sooo easy to knit and so friggin cute (yet to get a shot of it being modeled), I've done another one in cotton, intend to do a second cotton and have some wool cued up for another wool one (and even more ideas for colour combos that I want to knit).

It's the Tikki Rainbow dress on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-dress

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OH Manda that is gorgeous!!!! I have Ravelry open in another tab so will print out the pattern, what yarn did you use? And did you have to alter the pattern for knitting it in cotton?

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Wow , that is so cute. Would love to see a pic of it being modelled.


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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
I used Utiku Peoni Rose for the bodice and Utiku Watermelon for the skirt from http://www.thewoolcompany.co.nz/Product ... oductId=38 I love the Opal too and the Sunset is pretty nice, I'm using Gelato for the Tikki Oriental Lily dress but not really liking it. I didn't alter it for the cotton but it did turn out a bit bigger than I thought it would. Oh oh oh, one of the TNN (Fi) girls makes and sells wool kits for them dresses, so nice, I think she's only got a couple on Craft fetish at the mo, but she does custom stuff too http://www.craftfetish.co.nz/search.php ... age=1//url
I missed getting a pic of Lols in it today, bum, will work on that one.

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
that is sooo cute!!! So jeolous of your skills!!! Well done!!

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Manda, how many balls did you need of each one? I am thinking of doing one for Jess in the either 6 or 9mth size and using the opal and ballet for the bodice. How much wool would I need for that?

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You won't need more than 5og for the bodice and 150g will be plenty for the dress, that depends on the length. You can only get them in 200g hanks but for $15 thats pretty reasonable considering you pay and average of $5 for a 50g ball of anything else. I'm so jealous, the creche bill was more than I thought so i won't be able to get any for another few weeks :( I gotta get me some more of that opal, it knits up so nicely. Oh well, I've still got some russet and avocado here that I need to make some longies with for Gab, I've been knitting like a demon for Lols, need to make something for my boy (I just don't enjoy knitting legs and arms :twisted: ). There's a new pattern up by Tikki, did ya see it? sooo cute, I'd love to give that a try too. Argh, Ravs not letting me in, just search Tikki, in the patterns and it'll come up, it's a gorgy little apron top.


ETA: Oh here it is - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tropical-lily

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
oh that little apron dress is adorable!! I am with you on the sleeves and legs thing...I hate doing the raglan sleeve ones!! For the life I me I cant figure the darn things out, so I ask Mummy nicely to finish them off for me :lol:

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Oh it's not the raglan that gets me it's the small circumference knitting, tedious tedious and fiddly, I taught myself magic loop knitting but even then it's a drag, you think it would go quicker but noooooo. Oh and some people don't like whe the colours pool, but I love it, so i get bummed when the colours don't make a pattern :roll:

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Hey Manda, how did you get on with the knitting when you started out and were trying to join in the round?? I am struggling as there are only small amount of stitches and its not joining up :evil: could I start it on two needles then once I have more stitches change to the circular? I know it means that I will have seams to deal with at the end but thats no problem.

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
OMG Sis .. you are so clever!!! I might have to raid Lols wardrobe when I come and visit in November!!! I'm sure she's got so many things she would love to hand down to her soon to be here lil cousin!!!

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Julia's Mum wrote:
Hey Manda, how did you get on with the knitting when you started out and were trying to join in the round?? I am struggling as there are only small amount of stitches and its not joining up :evil: could I start it on two needles then once I have more stitches change to the circular? I know it means that I will have seams to deal with at the end but thats no problem.


What size circ are you using? 40cm is just enough for a smaller size, but i imagine you're doing a little one, you could start on 2 needles, orrrr, can you teach yourself to knit on 2 circs? or magic loop, it's really easy, 2 circs is easier than magic loop, bum, should've done this when you were up here. Seriously, I thought it would be tricky, but it's sooo easy. Magic loop you need a 100cm circ, knitting on 2 circs you need any length just the same size. I know there's some you tube vids somewhere, you want me to find the links?

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Sassy Shells wrote:
OMG Sis .. you are so clever!!! I might have to raid Lols wardrobe when I come and visit in November!!! I'm sure she's got so many things she would love to hand down to her soon to be here lil cousin!!!

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Meh, not clever, it's just a bit of knitting and purling on circular knitting needels, you should see some of the stuff the girls on Ravelry churn out, I'm small fry compared to them, you should start knitting sis :wink: , you can definitley have a rummage in Lols wardrobe, but you might get a liddle knitted package anyway :wink: not heaps cause I'm no speed knitter, but cute though.

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Thanks Manda, might have a rummage through my needles and see if I have another set of circs. as I tried the magic loop one and for the life of me I couldnt get the darned thing to join up nicely, maybe my needle isnt long enough?...anyhoo, best get a move on, still ahve to finish painting the cot so should do that before I start knitting really.

this is the wool I am using, I got the rainbow colour #2020 for the skirt and #1025 for the bodice
http://www.patons.biz/Colour_range.asp?yarnid=29

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Yup, magic loop definitly needs at least 100cm, 2 circs is even easier though.
Have you seen these, I'm going to slowely build up my collection, I only have 3 tip sets so far and 3 cables, they are sooooo nice to knit with: http://shop.vintagepurls.co.nz/knitting ... at_19.html

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
OH, i can't wait!!!! Will get Mikes parents on the look out for the post!
I can knit scarves ... thats as far as my talent goes ... you got all those genes!
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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
Hey Shells

Manda certainly didn't get all the talent.....from what I've seen you do, you have plenty of talent there just waiting to be tapped! BTW, I think this talent skipped the generation, I'm sure it has come to you both from my mum.

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
well here it is...the finished product

Jess's rainbow dress

I am now starting some legwarmers for her :D

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Oh cutie, noice, I've just finsihed my third rainbow dress :lol: , the last one is too big in the bodice, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do about it. I could leave it till she grows into it but I'm so impatient, I'm thinking of trying to pull the seams at the shoulders together a bit (hard to explain). The dress bit id fine. Now I'm gonna start another one :lol:

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There's this one too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kaia-babydoll

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Post Re: Carley, get ya knitting needles out....
oh Manda that is a cutie!!! Have added it to the ever growing list of things to knit. :lol:

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