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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Purse for Work on: February 25, 2013 05:03:27 PM
I usually like very small purses, but lately decided I needed something a little bit bigger for work. The bag itself is about 7.5 x 10 (big for me). 

 I thought about using Amy Bulter's Blossom bag, but after reading about how difficult it is to make, I decided to just use "Blossom" style handles on a bag of my own design.  The lining has all sorts of pockets so I can stay organized. 

I took it for a test run to the store yesterday and I am pretty happy with it.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A dress I have been itching to make. . . on: July 15, 2012 05:12:32 PM
Since summer started I have found myself itching to make a dress. Something cool and comfortable but dressy enough I could wear to work.  So when I saw this tutorial by violentjayne I had to give it a try.
Here it is:

C & C welcome.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question about reading chart for cableing on: February 05, 2012 09:18:12 PM
I am sure this is an easy question but I am still a little unsure of myself when it comes to cables.
So I have just started my second project with cables and my first project with charts and I am a little bit confused. I am working on this pattern. . . http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elbow-patch-cardigan.
On the third row of the chart the instructions are to put 1 stitch on cable needle in the back; knit 2, purl 1. Then put 2sts on cable needle in front; purl 1, knit 2.
My question is when do I knit the stitches that I put on the cable needle?
I am thinking maybe I should  put one stitch on cable needle in the back; knit 2, purl 1 from cable needle. Then put 2 sts on cable needle in front; purl 1,knit 2 from cable needle.
Is this correct?
Thanks in advance
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I heart your mind on: December 24, 2011 06:32:51 AM
These were for a recent swap. I used my partner's love of anatomy as an excuse to learn a bunch of new stitches.

The heart:

The brain:
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Snowflake Mobile on: December 11, 2011 06:50:58 PM

My new place has rather high ceilings.  I created this snowflake mobile to hang over our table. Hopefully it is high enough that the cat will not bat at it.  Wink She seemed very interested when I was making it. 
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Sonic on: July 21, 2011 08:56:13 AM
I made this for my hubby's birthday. He is a big sonic fan.

I wanted it to be a surprise so I tried not to let him know I was working on it. I would work on it while watching TV and hide it under a blanket when he came into the room. He must have thought I was very lazy for all the time I spent just sitting in front of the TV with a blanket on my lap, but I was able to fool him and make it a surprise Cheesy.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Sweater and Booties on: May 06, 2011 05:38:17 PM
I knitted these as a baby shower present for a friend of mine who is expecting. The sweater is Knitting Pure and Simple's Easy Baby Cardigan . I liked it because there was no seaming.

I had some left over yarn so I made the booties.

I made the sweater in the 12 month size because I wanted it to fit during the winter, but since I did not remember ever seeing a 12 month old in booties, they are smaller. Hopefully, it is OK that the sweater and booties match but will probably not fit the baby at the same time  Tongue
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Brocade Purse on: March 08, 2011 01:27:21 PM
I made this bag as part of the make a purse and fill it swap
Purses are one of my favorite things to make and I had a lot of fun putting this one together. This purse is made from an original pattern and it has a magnetic closure.

The front of the bag: It has two outside pockets on the front. 

The back:

The inside lining: The inside has a zippered, pocket that was padded. It was designed to hold my partner's eReader.

A little picture of show off the strap. The strap has a little slider so that it can be adjusted and worn as a shoulder purse or an across the body bag.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Buddha Pendant on: March 06, 2011 10:10:04 PM
I made this Buddha pendant as part of a swap. It was inspired by a Scrabble tile pendent my partner hand on her wist. The pendant has a little bit of dimension because the Buddha is actually a shrinky-dink that I decoupaged and glued to the wooden back.

I used Glossy Accents to make it shiny and I think it turned out OK, but I felt like maybe there is a trick to using it that I had not figured out yet . If anyone has any suggestions/advice I would love to hear them.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What size to make baby sweater? on: March 05, 2011 10:44:10 AM
A friend of mine is expecting and I would like to knit a Knitting Pure and Simple Easy Baby Cardigan for her. My problem is that I am not sure what size to make it. The baby is due in June and I would like her/him to be able to wear the sweater during her/his first winter. The pattern has options for newborn, 6 months, 12 months & 18 months corresponding to chests of 18, 20, 22, 24 inches and length of 9, 10, 11, and 12 inches.
I tried to look at size charts to see whether or not the average 6 month old fit into 6 month old clothing or even whether the 6 month size of this pattern is the typical 6 month clothing size; but I was having trouble figuring it all out. Huh
I was hoping that maybe someone who has had children or knit for children or maybe even knit this cardigan could help me. I have never made baby clothing before and I would really like this to be a usable garment.
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