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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bzzzzzz Laptop Sleeve on: December 04, 2006 11:42:37 PM
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I needed a laptop sleeve to protect it while it's in my regular bag when I don't want to lug around my laptop bag.  I was getting tired of the usual black neoprene sleeves that everyone had, so I made my own with this leftover fabric I found.  I think I made it a little too snug, but hopefully the padding thins out and it'll be a perfect fit.

Sewing through padding is such a PAIN.  I want to make a matching DS Lite sleeve with the leftover material, but I don't know if I can handle sewing through padding again.

Yay for iron on velcro!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo DS Lite Case on: August 22, 2006 11:34:56 AM
I wasn't satisfied with any of the cases I found in the stores. They were either too bulky, too big, or too ugly, so I made my own. Out of some cheap fabric I got at the store for $1.99 a yard.


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fuzzy Phone Bed on: December 27, 2004 11:58:19 PM
I made this fuzzy phone bed a couple days ago. The story behind this bed was that I was going to frog a fuzzy scarf I knitted a few months back, but it was so hard to rip apart, I just gave up halfway. I didn't know what to do with the one and a half foot remaining part of the scarf and then, I thought about the kitty bed in Stitch 'n Bitch. I don't have a cat, but I have a phone! I wrapped the half scarf around a roll of packing tape, sewed it, and now my phone has a fuzzy bed to call its own.

http://www.runawaysquirrels.com/blogblog/archives/phonebed3.jpg
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt Domokun monster on: August 17, 2004 06:36:37 PM
I'm surprised no one made this yet, but as soon as I saw the Nina-monsters, I wanted to make my own felt domokun!


http://www.cardhouse.com/travel/japan/domokun.htm (for those who don't know who/what Domokun is.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Invader Hat and Intarsia Question on: April 03, 2004 01:10:16 PM
I made a Space Invader hat for my fiance, but it looks better unworn than worn.  When I did the intarsia pattern, I didn't want the green yarn to float, so I twisted it in the back with the blue yarn. I'm not sure if that's called fair isle or what.  Unfortunately, when the hat is stretched (like when it's worn), the green yarn in the back shows even where the hat's only supposed to be blue.  Does anyone have any tips about weaving in the different colored yarn so that it doesn't show when the work is stretched?

http://www.runawaysquirrels.com/blogblog/archives/spaceinvaderhat.jpg

Someone asked for the color chart for it, so I made one up and posted it here
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mini-skull Mini-scarf on: March 31, 2004 05:52:52 PM
I got the idea to make this mini-scarf from sugar. My mom gave me a huge ball (think watermelon) of some sort of fluffly pink yarn that she had knitted half a sweater on. I frogged the sweater and used some of the yarn to make this mini-scarf. It's a keyhole scarf that's pretty short and about 2 inches wide. I think it serves more of an aesthetic purpose than any warming purpose.
http://www.runawaysquirrels.com/blogblog/archives/miniskull2.jpg
http://www.runawaysquirrels.com/blogblog/archives/miniskull.jpg
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Zeeby's (mini) Star Bag on: March 12, 2004 07:30:59 PM
During my no-internet hiatus, I started and finished a little bag. I started thinking I was going to make the Zeeby's Bag from Stitch n' Bitch, but after a few rows, I decided it would take too long to make the bag full-sized and I was afraid I wouldn't have the patience to finish. So, I just decided to make a smaller bag and modify the pattern a bit.
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The main part of the bag was made by casting on 68 stitches, just like the instructions say, but I just knitted until I decided it was tall enough for a bag, folded it in half vertically (so that one big piece is the back half and the front half of the purse), sewed up the side, sewed up the bottom, and added the straps. Halfway through knitting, I thought it needed some more color, so I decided to knit a pink stripe at the top of the bag to contrast with the straps.

Unfortunately, whenever I put my wallet in there, it seems to stretch out the bag. I think that means I have to line the inside of the bag?
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / (my failed attempt at) Tank Girl on: February 28, 2004 12:34:14 AM
I attempted to knit a tank top from the Tank Girl pattern in Stitch 'N Bitch, but 1/3 of the way through knitting the front, I realized I wouldn't have enough yarn to complete the front.  So instead, I decided to use my finished back piece into a front piece and to make the piece I was knitting the back piece. That way, I could make the back piece a bit (like a lot) lower than the front and it would be wearable in public.  

Unfortunately, I made the straps a bit too long and I forgot about the arm-shaping on the completed (formerly known as back) front piece.  The finished result was a tank top that bared a lot more skin than I would like.  It made the sides of my chest just a *bit* drafty.  I took some leftover yarn and laced it through the front part where the arm-holes were shaped, and laced it to part of the back strap and now I think it's a bit less risque.



9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A Question about Smiley's Yarns on: February 22, 2004 06:16:48 PM
I just recently ordered some yarn from Smiley's Yarn.  If anyone has any experience with them, how soon do you think I might get the yarn and are how are they compared to other online yarn sellers?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit Slippers Pattern? on: February 18, 2004 10:36:42 PM
My bf suggested some knit slippers as a next knitting project when I remarked that I was bored of making arm warmers and hats.  He doesn't like wearing socks, so I think something that he can easily slip his feet into and out of would be ideal.  He said he was thinking of something like knit mocassins, but I've never heard that before. Wouldn't the yarn be all worn out on the bottom?

Does anyone have any idea how I could start on some knit slippers?
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