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1  Snowball Cat Bed Redux in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by LAWebChick on: June 26, 2004 02:44:14 AM
Our cats stopped using the snowball about 2 weeks after it was done... but we found a new use!  We have a wicker footstool that's too scratchy, so we flipped the bed over, and it fits perfectly on the footstool.  Cushy Smiley
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2  Re:Big Bad Baby Blanket anyone??? in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by LAWebChick on: April 04, 2004 05:17:40 PM
I'm using a single strand of the Encore on US 7 needles to make the gauge called for in the pattern:
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3  Re:stitch n' bitch felted marsupial tote in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by LAWebChick on: March 13, 2004 01:19:44 PM
I finally finished my bag! I did change some things - I added an inside pocket in the contrast color (for the iPod, again Smiley or maybe my sunglasses case) and instead of the little pouch, I just attached a split key-ring to the i-cord prefelt so I can hook my keys to it if I need to. It didn't felt as far as I hoped, though. Is there a final limit to felting, where no matter how much you wash it won't get any smaller?  I'm also finding out that I bind off much tighter than I cast on, thus the handles are too loopy. All this complaining... but I'm very pleased with the results:

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4  Re:Fun with Kool-Aid in Dyeing: Completed Projects by LAWebChick on: March 09, 2004 06:19:07 PM
Great color matching on those pinks!  

I bought a bunch of koolaid to try this, but couldn't get up the enthusiasm to do it (I'd rather be knitting Smiley). But I gave it a shot tonight - mostly playing with the colors.  It looks like the green in your tutorial was what I was shooting for, but failed. (Any chance you remember the combo?)

I deliberately didn't submerge all my yarn all the way on the two greens, so it came out slightly spotty, which is what I was hoping for. I even remembered to write down the combinations, too, so I have a place to start from when I try again. Convenient to just rip off the top of the packets and put them in a pile as you mix!

Here's what I ended up with:


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5  Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by LAWebChick on: February 14, 2004 07:30:10 PM
Princess Snowball followup:



Of course, I made it for a smaller cat... if I'd known, I'd have knit the fat-cat size Wink

Suggestion - with so many SNB projects being posted, would it maybe be worthwhile to add a new SNB subcategory to the knitting category so we can break out the individual projects? Just a thought!
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6  Re:Stitch 'n Bitch Projects in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by LAWebChick on: February 14, 2004 02:26:57 PM
A successful Princess Snowball Cat Bed... I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to match the cat, or the house!  Let's just say it clashes terribly with the cat Wink

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7  Re:Hooray for me Gloves in Knitting: Completed Projects by LAWebChick on: February 08, 2004 05:28:57 PM
I used Marnie's pattern for fingerless gloves - I just followed the pattern and it worked!  Thanks so much Smiley for the inspiration - I'm so jazzed - I tackled a knitting project I thought was completely beyond my ability, and found out it wasn't!

I did find that for my short square hands, I had to change the pattern a little bit on the second glove... plus, I'm not a fan of the self striping yarn, so I made my own stripes.  I'm going to redo the first glove to match the second one: I'm going to keep it so that the stripes are reversed (like the picture), so one hand has green fingers & the other has purple.

If anyone's interested, once I type up my notes on what I did, I'll post them.

They take a bit longer than any of my previous projects, but totally worth it.  Thanks again, Marnie - you inspired me!


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8  Knit iPod Cozies in Knitting: Completed Projects by LAWebChick on: January 27, 2004 10:15:17 PM
I decided to combine a couple of the projects in my SNB book (finally found one - is every book store in Los Angeles sold out? Congrats to Debbie!) - I really love the felting on the marsupial, but I wanted a cozy for my iPod.

I used blue/green wool that I didn't much like after I got it home - pretty colors, but I didn't like the weight (worsted?) and it knit up into blocky weird splotches. So I garter-stitched a 4x16" rectangle, turned up 6", stitched up the sides, and tossed it in a lingerie bag and into the hot wash (x2) and cold rinse (x1).

Unfortunately, the length shrunk a LOT more than the width, so it was either going to end up too wide, or really a lot too short. But I wanted to check out the felting (I'm fascinated, I don't know why), and I wasn't happy with how not felted it was after rounds 1 and 2 in the washer. So I popped it in again for 2 more washes and one more rinse. Super tight!  But felted Smiley  So I stretched it, and pulled on it, and yanked on it, until it (barely) covered my iPod. And the color is much better, and much brighter than the pictures show.

I'm pretty pleased. My first non-scarf project! Still a rectangle, but I think I'm ready to graduate to Tank Girl.

So now to pick a button - any suggestions?
I'm thinking the button will be decorative, and I'll stitch a snap underneath. No velcro, though... velcro + dreads = potential pain Wink





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