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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me with my pattern, PLEASE! Winsome Cardigan, Knitscene Spring 2009 on: September 08, 2009 07:49:26 AM
Hi, my name is Beth, and I need help.  This is my very first adult sized garment, and everything was going well until I got to shaping the cap of the first sleeve.  It's a cardigan with raglan sleeves, I've got the fronts and the back done, but the shaping for the sleeve does seem to make sense.  If you have this magazine and you can just look, that would be awesome, if not, I'll relay the directions here.  But basically the sleeve cap decreases to 18 stitches, the instead of binding them off all at once the directions say to bind of 6 in the first row, then 7 the next row the 5 the last row, so the result is a sleeve with a weird tab on the top.  So I did this, but can't figure out what the hell the tab is for, it doesn't line up with the top of the front or back and after I attach the sleeves I'm supposed to pick up stitches around the entire top to knit the neckband.  Anyone have any ideas?  I already checked for errata and there was none.  I'm thinking just frog it and bind off all 18 stitches in the same row. 

Seriously any ideas would be so much appreciated!.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! My jeans are too big in the hips on: August 07, 2009 06:56:17 AM
thank you both.  I'm going to try this weekend, we'll see how it turns out!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help! My jeans are too big in the hips on: August 06, 2009 07:28:41 AM
Ever since I've had kids my waist is proportionally larger than my hips and finding jeans to fit me has been difficult, either I get a 14 and the waist is too tight or I get a 16 and the hips are too big. I have found that some brands fit off the rack, but those brands are very expensive and hard to find in a 14 or 16 anyway.  Oh, and also I'm like 6 feet tall, so I also need a 33"-34" inseam.  So I bought three pairs of Calvin Klein jeans yesterday because I found them in size 16 tall at Ross for $20 a pair and I want to do the alterations myself. The waist fits well, the hips are too wide and the butt sags, so the question is:  Do I need to only take in the outside leg seam or the inside leg seam as well?  Initially I thought I should do both places, but then reconsidered because if I take them in at the inside seam will that lower the rise, maybe?  I could do trial and error, but if anyone has tips, I'd really appreciate it!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: maching skirts on: May 15, 2009 12:03:58 PM
Absolutely adorable!  AND I have that same IKEA cabinet, I love it. 
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: NOW THREE! wallets and a purse, and vegan too! on: May 04, 2009 06:20:25 AM
Wow. That bag is delicious! Are you planning on making a tutorial? I'd love to make one

Thanks for the reminder.  I just cut out the pieces for another bag this weekend.  I should start sewing this week, I'll try my best to make a coherent tute. 
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My latest project: Hperbolic coral reef :) on: April 27, 2009 12:22:31 PM
This is absolutely amazing!  Great work!
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: NOW THREE! wallets and a purse, and vegan too! on: April 15, 2009 08:05:52 AM
can I just say that I got caught totally off-guard looking through your pictures because suddenly, in the middle of your wallet, sits a VCU ID. and here I am sitting in the sculpture computer lab at VCU right now. Small world, huh?

hahaha.  How funny.  We're just a few blocks away, I work over on grace street.  Of course after I put those pictures up I thought, maybe I should've blurred out the writing on the cards, but now I'm glad I didn't.
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: NOW THREE! wallets and a purse, and vegan too! on: April 14, 2009 01:28:48 PM
I really like the variation of the wallet where the card slots are sideways. If you did them all the way across would there be more slots than the original pattern makes?

Yes, I think it would.  You'd get maybe 8 slots instead of 6.  And I thought about that originally, but when I laid out the fabric it made the seams on that side VERY bulky, which I realize now is the advantage to doing side by side pockets instead of vertical pockets.  But since the moleskine holder is shorter than the checkbook holder, side by side pockets were out.  When I do the moleskine holder again I think I'll add a clear vinyl pocket in the blank space, then three or four vertical pockets.  That is if I can convince myself to work with the clear vinyl, I really don't like sewing that stuff. 
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the notetaker and file organizer on: April 14, 2009 10:38:55 AM
I like that a lot!  Great job and lovely fabric. 
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: NOW THREE! wallets and a purse, and vegan too! on: April 14, 2009 10:32:52 AM
Updated with a third wallet!  Let me know what you think!
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