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Colostomy bag cover

I have done some research this evening and can't find any patterns for a colostomy bag cover. A friend of mine had his perforated bowel removed a year ago and has to wear a bag now for the rest of his life unless they can figure out some way to restore things inside. Until then, he needs a bit of a boost. He hasn't been intimate with anyone so I thought he might like something a bit more than just a girdle type piece of cloth to cover it.

Percy Sweater Riff

It's been a while since I've posted on this sight but all is well and I am still knitting. Finished a sweater yesterday and thought I'd start the new year off by adding a photo. It is a riff on a Martin Storey pattern "Percy Sweater" he did for Rowen. It is in their book Classic 4 Ply Designs for Men and Women. I modified his pattern to fit and changed the collar. I used Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 color charcoal. It feels great on the body. Hope everyone had a happy new year's eve.

Guidelines for Felting

I want to try my hand at felting something and I need some guidelines. Is there a rule of thumb for how to calculate how big to originally knit the item to achieve a certain smaller size after blocking? I want to knit a doll's jumper and felt it. I know the final size I want to achieve with the felted garment but I have no idea how large to make it first. Help will be most gratefully accepted!

SOS Short Rows! The needles and yarn are back in circulation!

Hello again everyone.

I dove back into my needle and yarn collection a couple months ago with some projects behind me now. Feel free to check them out on my Instagram: @fitterknitter

I need help and couldn't think of a better group to ask. I want to scale this bandana cowl down (There is also a photo attached)

https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2011/10/11/sweet-stitching-with-erin-bandana-cowl/

Their gauge is 16 st 6 rows = 4" bulky yarn US 10 needles

Eyelet Lace Cable Afghan

It took three months, but I finally finished the afghan for my son's Christmas present. Cables, oy!
I used Galway Highland Heather pure wool. Plymouth Yarn sells it. I used 10 skeins, each 210 yards. I'm not sure I will use this yarn again as it irritated my forearms and made them itch pretty badly after an hour or so. Thankfully, no rash.