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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginner sewer needs help with "Snazzy Knitting Needle Case" on: January 22, 2011 11:49:48 AM
Oh okay.  Here's the link to a picture and the pattern download.
  http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/Snazzy_Knitting_Needle_Case_Holiday_Pattern__D991471.html

The pockets I'm talking about are the diamond patterned ones on the right. They're only sewn onto the backing by their bottoms (and the pockets open at the left).  I will hold off one more night on continuing with the project in case anybody has a tip/idea for whether they should also be sewn up the right side or not.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginner sewer needs help with "Snazzy Knitting Needle Case" on: January 21, 2011 04:25:27 PM
Well, I'm pretty anxious to finish up this first real sewing project and I think I'll continue on tomorrow night without sewing up the side of those pockets. It seems really flimsy and annoying right now but, once it's full of stuff and I fold it over to close it, it should stay secure... I'm still pretty skeptical but we'll see.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Beginner sewer needs help with "Snazzy Knitting Needle Case" on: January 17, 2011 05:14:02 PM
I got the pattern "Snazzy Knitting Needle Case" from Connecting Threads (actually, ordered it through KnitPicks but that doesn't matter).  Luckily, it's now a free pattern and you can find it really easily.  So far, it's been going really well. The directions are really easy to follow - even for a complete newbie sewer like myself.  I've got almost all the pockets sewn on but I'm at the end of step 18 and I'm worried there should be more to attaching the cable pouches. I followed steps 14-18 and now have three cable pouches sewn on by their bottoms (actually 6 because they're all folded in half) but because they're not sewn up the side(s) at all, they're incredibly floppy and flimsy. Can this possibly be it?!?!  I was REALLY expecting a step telling me to sew the left side of all these pockets to the lining.  Huh
I really hope this is posted in the right place and there's somebody out there that can help me.
Thank you in advance.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finished sweater - how do I enlarge the neck?! on: November 20, 2009 04:12:16 PM
Nevermind. I decided to suck it up, take the neck out and rework it and I'm almost done. Should have done this from the start...  Wink
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finished sweater - how do I enlarge the neck?! on: November 20, 2009 12:12:53 PM
Thank you! Just one last detail please. Since I'm not attaching the steeked edge to anything later (like an arm of a sweater in the example) how do I cover up the ugly edge where the knitting has frayed to where the machine stitching is?
Thanks again!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finished sweater - how do I enlarge the neck?! on: November 19, 2009 11:57:11 AM
Yes, I'd really rather not take apart the neck, etc... but will consider it.

Can someone explain what is meant by this option please?:

OR, you could conceivably sew it up the middle several times to make sure it holds then steek and add a band to finish it off nicely.



thank you!
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: TWO-Hour Sweater! on: November 18, 2009 04:49:20 PM
Is it too late to get in on this?
I've never done a knitalong, but if I have the yarn for this in my stash I'd love to try it!!

Thanks!
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: queen of hearts bikini just the top :) on: November 18, 2009 11:40:05 AM
That looks great! I made one with purple hearts, wore it once, had twins (and nursed them) and now I think it's 10x too small! Your crochet work is a load better than mine too.
Did you also make the bottoms?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Finished sweater - how do I enlarge the neck?! on: November 18, 2009 10:35:24 AM
Hello all,

I finished making my first baby sweater but, now that the baby is here, I realize the neck is WAY too small. The yarn is very slick (it's Knitpicks Shine Worsted weight if you're familiar) so I'm reluctant to sew seams on the shoulder and cut it, but I think this is the only way because I already did the collar. Any suggestions on how to do this? I did it to a dog sweater I made once. It didn't look very nice in the end... but it was for a dog and it ended up on the dog's tummy so nobody minded much  Wink Being a baby sweater I would like it to look nice. I'm a pretty experienced knitter, but a very inexperienced seamstress.

thanks!!
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Queen of Hearts Bikini on: October 08, 2007 05:56:40 AM
I knit the Queen of Hearts bikini to enter in my town's annual Fall Fair to spice things up a little. I was skeptical for a long time... until it was finished and I tried it on. I really love it.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee177/JazzBunny07/bikini.jpg

Turns out the judges at the fair really didn't like it but that's another story.
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