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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Where can I find ribbing? on: December 17, 2007 10:29:06 AM
Hi everyone.  I am making Sew Baby!'s sleeve saver bib...or at least I will be when I can find all the supplies I need.  I cannot find the ribbing for the neck and cuffs.  It calls for 4" ribbing (28" wide).  Local stores don't have it so does anyone know where I can find this online?  Thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lillian Tank and Square Cake on: December 17, 2007 07:56:13 AM
Please to enjoy: Lillian Tank

TLC Cotton Ease in Kiwi on 16" sz 6 circular needles
Love it...looks great on.  Next time I will repeat a lace section one more time and decrease the bust stockinette stitch by an 1" cuz I wish the lace start right under my boobage...lol.  Also, it took much less yarn than what the pattern called for.  I had close to two skeins left which was just enough to make...

Square Cake!

I also used my 16" sz 6 circular needles for this and made the larger version.  I LOVED this project until I hit the handles.  Then the swearing began.  I made the handles at 4" as the pattern called for but the holes were so small that I couldn't fit my hands through.  So, I had to rip out those nice new seams, increase each handle by 2" and reseamed it.  Part of me wishes they were still longer but I'm hoping that once I have goodies in the purse, the weight will stretch the handles.  I finished with just barely enough yarn.  I will be lining the bag but I need to hit up the fabric store for the lining.  I'm planning on making myself a skirt to go with everything so I can wear my ensemble to work and using that same fabric for lining.

BTW, did I mention I live in Michigan?  This outfit will be really cute in May...lol
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knitty Square Cake-a-long on: December 11, 2007 02:52:39 PM
Hey everyone!  I'm getting ready to cast on my next project, Knitty's Square Cake, and was curious if anyone was working on this too.  I'm finishing a Lillian tank and have a skein and a half left over.  I thought it would be great to make a purse to go along with it and I think Square Cake is just the thing!  Mine will be make using TLC's Cotton Plus in Kiwi. 
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Barbie Doll Tote Pattern? on: December 01, 2007 08:21:03 AM
Hi everyone!  I'm hoping you can help me.  I know I have seen once upon a time a pattern from one of the major pattern makers (McCalls, Simplicity, etc;) that was a cute little tote with pockets on the outside to carry your Barbies.  Now that I want to make the blasted thing, I can't find the pattern!  Has anyone else seen this pattern or seen some crafty Craftster that has made their own?  I spent 2 hours searching the internet and Craftster last night and I had no luck.  If I can avoid making my own pattern, I would prefer to do that.  Thanks in advance!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pin Up Girl Rd 2 Swap? on: November 24, 2007 08:30:53 PM
Now that the swap I'm in is coming to a close, I'm on the look out for my next swap.  I was thinking I would love to do a Pin Up Girl swap!  Anyone else liking this idea?  Unfortunately I need to do one more swap before I can start hosting though. 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Skully Mittens on: November 23, 2007 08:16:45 PM
Well, this was my first really successfull charted project.  It was based loosely on this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70751.0

Sorry...this pic includes the hat I made to match.

As a side note, I am scared of the chart...lol.  I've been cross-stitching for the past 15 years so reading knitting charts go against everything that I'm used to.  It was a fun challenge and I hope the recipient, DIY ho, gets lots of use out of them! Cheesy  Thanks for looking!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Christmas Light Wiring Help on: November 14, 2007 06:27:04 PM
For a gift, I am making one of the wine bottles with the Christmas lights inside.  I purchased the lights but forgot to check to make sure that the end of the line of lights was a bulb and not a plug.   Obviously a plug will not fit into the mouth of a wine bottle.  My question is this: Can I simply cut off the plug and seal the end of each wire using electrical tape?  If not, any other ideas so that I don't have to buy more lights?  Thanks ahead of time!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Riddle on: November 13, 2007 07:02:35 PM
So I found these fingerless gloves and I can't wait to cast on.  However, I'm not sure what kind of yarn to use!  Here is the link for the pattern in English: http://www.bentemor.com/free/smockies/Smockiesenglish.pdf
I've done a search for the yarn and come up with nothing.  I'm guessing its a fingering or DK weight due to the sz 1 or 2 needle size.  There is also no gauge listings so its impossible for me to just go with what I want and adjust the needle/yarn.  Oh Yarnies, please enlighten me with your wisdom! Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Huh? Pattern Help please on: October 31, 2007 03:01:30 PM
I hate asking these kind of questions.  I am beiginning the DROPS tunic in moss stitch http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=100&d_id=8&lang=en  The description of the moss stitch reads as follows:
"Moss st: 1st row: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*. 2nd row: P over K, K over P. Repeat 2nd row."

So would this be row 1: *K1, P1* repeat.  row 2: *P1, K1* repeat.  row 3: *K1, P1*?

Seems to me like this is a seed stitch but maybe they call it moss stitch in British English...
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Her Favorite Hoodie on: October 30, 2007 06:41:53 PM
Yeah!  Another FO!  I've decided that it drives me crazy to see UFOs in Ravelry so I'll be going crazy if I'm working on more than one (or two) projects at a time.  Anywho, this is "Her Favorite Hoodie" from "Creative Knitting" November 2007.  This will be a Christmas gift for my 4 yr old niece, Emma, who loves all things pink and purple.  I used Simply Soft in Orchid.  It still needs to be blocked, buttoned, and corded but that will need to wait until the next trip to JoAnn Fabrics.

Pattern Notes: I should have read the pattern before I started.  It was a giant pain in the rear which is a shame cuz it didn't need to be.  Both button bands were knit as seperate pieces so I ended up seaming 6 times (argh).  I also changed one knit stitch on either side of the cable to a purl stitch so that the cable "popped" more.  In the future, I would knit the back, sides, and button bands as one piece.  The shaping was minimal so this shouldn't be an issue.  Overall it was a cute pattern though.
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