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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First Quilt: Flock of Triangles by Denyse Scmidt on: November 04, 2007 01:16:56 PM
So I just finished binding off my first ever quilt!!! I used the Flock of Triangles pattern from Denyse Scmidt's Quilt-It Kit. I love the pattern and I've learned a lot. I'm moving on to make a queen-size one for my brother-in-law next.

I know it's a bit bunchy and uneven but it's a starting point, right?



Here you can see a corner of the back:



What do you think? Thanks to all the talented ladies on the quilting board--you guys inspired me along the way!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Denyse Schmidt Quilted Eyeglasses Case on: August 25, 2007 12:58:04 PM
I'm currently working on Denyse Schmidt's "Flock of Triangles" quilt, but because I'm hand-quilting it, it's going to be a while until I'm done! I have a ton of leftover scraps from it though, so I thought I'd make something quickly.

This is her "I Can See Clearly Now Eyeglasses Case" from the Quilt It Kit (and I believe her book as well). I love this kit because each pattern is on a handy card. OK, enough typing, here it is:

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My version of Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts on: February 18, 2007 02:09:34 PM
I made a pair of Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts for use in my cold, cold office:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/394526252_499c303034_m.jpg

I knit them on size 3 needles, and did not change size for the ribbing because I wanted the tops to be very loose for typing. I used KnitPicks Palette (the dark brown) and Essential (the light brown). I bought this yarn ages ago for socks that were never made. These were a lot of fun to make!
4  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Etiquette on adding to a thread on: December 10, 2006 04:09:25 PM
Hi everyone,

I hope this hasn't been covered--if it has my librarian skills are failing me now.

Often I will become motivated by a post in the Completed Projects Knitting section and will knit the same exact project as someone else. Is it better etiquette to post my version in the same thread or would it be better to create a new thread for the same finished project?

I don't want to hijack someone else's thread, but I don't want to be making new threads left and right of the same project.

Any tips/opinions/rules would be appreciated!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidery on library cards on: November 25, 2006 07:27:43 AM
Hello! I recently purchased The Stitch-It Kit, which is excellent, and started learning about embroidery. I love how it is a fairly simple activity with amazing results.
I heard the craftypod podcast about embroidering on cards and was feeling inspired! Since two of my friends have birthdays coming up, I took this as a sign. I used library cards because they are readily available at my work and are on a decent paper stock. On the back is the catalog information for old medical textbooks, which I hope adds intrigue, rather than cheapness!




I'm very new to this, so it's not perfect, but I used chain stitch and back stitch on them. So much fun!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fad-Freakin'-Classic on: May 16, 2006 03:03:51 PM
I just finished up Fad-Classic from the Knit and Tonic blog
I used the yarn called for (even in the same color!) which was Tahki Cotton Classic. I enjoyed working with it, very smooth and soft and pretty. I'm happy with how it turned out. I added 3 repeats of the pattern to make it long enough for my ridiculously long torso. It's still short so it will be great for layering. There are two other pics. on my blog if you want to see a super-big picture that shows off the stitch pattern.

edited to add: Go here: http://emileee23.blogspot.com/2006/05/fad-classic-complete.html for the picture I'm talking about or visit my blog through my signature.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The one and only Greek Pullover from IK on: March 13, 2006 01:29:34 PM
Here's my (as close to as possible) exact replica of the Greek Pullover from Interweave Knits

      

I used the same yarn and everything! It was a present for someone who loved the original so I just ran with it. I only used 3 balls instead of 4 as the pattern called for though. Remarkable! The yarn (Rowan Kid Classic) is a bit expensive but it goes very very far!

I had to go up a size to hit gauge. Unfortunately I sent it to her and it's too short! I'm having her block it now, if that doesn't work does anyone have any tips on how to lengthen sweaters? Can I pick up stitches along the bottom or will that be obvious?

On a brighter note I got a ton of practice with seaming and I was starting to feel like a seasoned pro by the end!

With any luck I'll get a picture of this ON the recipient soon. But only if they can get it to fit!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Holiday Knits Winter Tote on: February 11, 2006 08:35:14 AM
Well I searched and searched Craftster for any reference to the book Holiday Knits by Allison Isaacs and Sara Lucas, but I couldn't find anything! So I suppose I'll make a new topic here. I just finished up the Winter Tote bag from it for my mother's birthday (which was yesterday):


There's a little heart embroidered on the top left of the pic (that's what the little blue blob is). It didn't felt nearly as much as I wanted, but that's one of the pitfalls of living in an apartment building with no washer/dryer. It felted a bit, and I hand washed it to felt it more at home. It's perhaps stronger than it looks, but not nearly as tough as I would have wanted. A couple more pictures are on the blog, as always.

Has anyone else made anything from this book?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Holiday Knits Winter Tote Question on: January 12, 2006 03:10:24 PM
Quick question of someone who has this book: Do you know which size handles I should buy? They come in 18" and 24" lengths, and correct me if I'm wrong but I can't see which size they used. They look like the 18"s right? Or is that 24??

And, please don't laugh at me, but what color are the handles and bottom of the bag? The website offers 9 choices: Denim, Forest, Red, Purple, Tan, Dark Brown or Black which can be seen here: http://www.somersetdesigns.com/Bags.html all the way at the bottom. What do you think, brown? Is that what they used in the pic.? I don't have the book here, but I think that's what it was.

Anyone have any ideas?
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Warm Fuzzies Scarf on: January 03, 2006 03:45:23 PM
Here's my version of the Warm Fuzzies scarf from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation:

I used Plymouth Yarn Encore on size 9 needles which stained my hands something fierce. I pretty much just ignored the yarn used in the book and what the yarn store lady told me and bought the color yarn I wanted. It's wicked long and skinny. There's a close-up and another scarf-shot on my blog if you care to check that out.
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