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11  UNITED STATES / Rhode Island / Best Yarn Stores in RI?? on: August 26, 2005 11:15:11 PM
Hey everyone~

I live in MA right now, but I go to school at Salve (in Newport) and I intern in Providence.  Can anyone recommend any good yarn stores around those areas?  I'm thinking Prov, Warwick, Newport, Middletown mostly.  I'm really pretty much willing to go anywhere, though, since the state is so small.

Thanks for any suggestions!!   Cheesy
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Just another grocery bag bag on: August 24, 2005 09:14:36 AM
So I started this early in the summer and just finally finished last week.  It took me that long to save up enough bags!!  Here's the pattern I based it on: http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/round%20plastic%20bag%20tote.html  I'm pretty sure mine is bigger because, although I didn't keep exact count, I know I used at least double the amount of bags the pattern called for.  (Each bag came out to make about 12 stitches.)  I think I might use it as my book bag this semester, see how it holds up.

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Stashbusting fun fur/microspun purse on: August 24, 2005 09:04:58 AM
I actually made this a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to taking the pictures.  Oops!

Anyway, I needed something to finish off my Lion Brand Fun Fur and Microspun that I had left over from an Easter Shawl I made.  I searched on the LB website to see if they had any possible patterns and they did!  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-funBag.html  And better yet, it called for one skein of each, which is what I had left!



And this is it inside-out so you can see the lining:

14  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Got a run in your hose? That's ok, make this super hot bikini (Look, new pics!) on: August 23, 2005 10:13:15 PM
And the best part is, it's totally wearable!  Nylon is both stretchy and quick-drying!  And I really wanted to be able to make something useful.  Anyway, here's my semi-tutorial:

Step One:  Cut the legs off of your pantyhose!
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/32014nylon-cutting.jpg

Step Two:  Cut the toes off of the legs.  (Sorry, no pic, but I think you all can follow.)

Step Three:  Cut those leg-tubes into smaller strips.  (I got 10 strips per leg, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide.)
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/32014nylon-stripping.jpg
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/32014nylon-strip.jpg

Step Four:  Tie those strips together!


Step Five:  Knit away!!


The cups are actually two different brands of pantyhose, hence the slight color variation.  I ended up having to buy more at the dollar store.  My fiance was afraid nude 'hose would be too see through, so I had to buy more black.  

I used the waistbands as the halter strap and lower band.


Thanks for looking!!   Cheesy

Now it's a full bikini!!
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A Ponchette for all Occasions on: August 16, 2005 07:08:27 PM
I made this on a long car trip from Massachusetts to Michigan last week.  I was going to a funeral and I wanted something to cover my shoulders (my black dress had skinny straps).  Since I'd been wanting a capelet/poncho/ponchette for some time, I decided this was a good opportunity to make one.  I used a stitch pattern from the Crochet Stitch Bible, transferred it to use in the round and then just crocheted until it was long enough for me.  I didn't do any shaping, so I put in the ribbon to keep it on my shoulders and to make it pretty .  As the pictures show, I think it looks nice casually, too.  I may buy different ribbons for it, too, so I can match it to different outfits.

In use:


More detail:


Close up of stitch pattern:


Thanks for looking!   Cheesy
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Cute Pillow Covers for blah Pillows! on: August 07, 2005 07:19:00 PM
Hey all~

This is my first time on this particular board (I've only posted knitting stuff so far), but I love to sew!

My fiance and I finally got an actual futon cover which means we were able to do away with his old, torn, burgandy/navy/green plaid comforter we had been using for one instead.  Well, we had some plain burgandy throw pillows that I decided to recover.  I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to all of the fat quarters at JoAnn's, so I was able to deplete my stash a little with these:

Pillow #1


Pillow #2


They both have the same back:
 
 
I'm really happy with them!!   Grin
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Target's KNIT THIS Summer Halter on: August 01, 2005 08:17:50 PM
Hi All!

I just completed the Summer Halter KNIT THIS kit from Target.  I modified it slightly by adding pink yarn around the bust.

Here's me all happy that it fit:


And a close up of the front:


And a shot of the back.  I need to shorten the lace-up tie a bit and neaten it up a touch.  I just wanted to hurry up and put it on so I just put it together quickly!


Thanks for looking!!   Cheesy
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Ribbon X-Back (My first non-scarf!!) on: June 07, 2005 08:14:18 PM
Hey everyone,

I just stumbled across this site about a week ago and I love it!!  It's so much fun to see what everyone is making.  And, because I don't really have any knitting friends to share this with, it's great to be able to "show-off" here. Smiley 

Anyway...this is it, my first completed non-scarf object Smiley


and from the back...


Sorry about the geeky smile and...umm...garbage in the background...they're a result of being a) non-photogenic and b) having a small apartment!   Cheesy

Amy Smiley
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