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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Skulls Reversible Tote on: December 05, 2008 10:06:00 AM
Hey everyone,
I just finished this reversible tote as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law.
I used gloriana's reversible tote tutorial which I highly recommend for it's
fabulous design and simplicity. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=91070.0

Check the pics:

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Finished! Two skirts (Simplicity 3881) and one shirt (Simplicity 5059) IMG heavy on: March 27, 2008 05:08:39 PM
A couple days of sewing and listening to Wefunk Radio and I turned out these:



This is a tiered skirt made out of some material I bought in Kenya. The pattern was decent (Simplicity 3881) though the details on how to sew in the tiers was vague and confusing (or I was confused) Grin

Another skirt with flounce made from some African batik cloth.
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Finally, this lovely top is a pattern from the stash...prob 3 years old? Anyway, Simplicity 5059 was also decent though the little loops you see instead of buttonholes were impossible to construct as directed (turning inside out on a 1/4" seam?!) so I modified that. Lots of pieces to the pattern but once you get rolling it is an reasonable project yielding snazzy results, don't you think  Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Anthropologies Color Bar Skirt-inspired attempts? on: March 05, 2008 09:49:37 AM
I fell in love when I saw this skirt on the Anthropologie site:
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=3914285955455225951&id=820012&parentid=APP_SKIRTS_PATTERNED&pushId=APP_SKIRTS_PATTERNED&popId=APP_SKIRTS&sortProperties=&navCount=8&navAction=poppush&fromCategory
Page=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=plu


I was wondering if any craftsters out there have tried to sew their own take on the pattern. I am looking to take it on myself and use scrap fabric as much as possible while still keeping the red, gold, cream and purple color pallette.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Need help finding pattern for blanket/afghan on: January 31, 2008 01:28:13 PM
Hey everyone,

So I got a 100 dollar gift cert for Christmas and went out and rather impulsively spent it on
a dozen balls of this: http://www.tahkistacycharles.com/dyn_prod.php?p=BUN&k=74268
in turquoise. It is gorgeous yarn and I really want to make a throw/small blanket out of it.
I am finding it difficult to get a pattern that will work with this slightly chunky yarn.

Any suggestions would be most welcome. I am looking for something airy (open work?), not too
advanced with NO TASSLES.

Thanks!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Combining sewing and knitting? on: January 20, 2008 10:22:30 AM
Hey folks,

After seeing the expanse of both my yarn AND fabric stash, I started thinking...what if I combined fabric and yarn? I was wondering if any of you crafty people out there could share some tips, project ideas, and whatever on this pursuit. Thanks!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions for modifying SnB "Skully" sweater sleeves on: September 10, 2006 04:19:12 PM
I am making the SnB "Skully" sweater, sans skull design...(go figure) and I would like to taper the sleeves more and add ribbing to the cuff. Any suggestions on when to begin decreases, what kind of decrease pattern to use, and how many rows of 1*1 ribbing?

Thanks! Grin
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first knit toy! Elephant in a red sweater. IMAGE HEAVY on: September 09, 2006 02:36:55 PM
I knit up this creation from a 1970s McCall's pattern that I found in my grandma's basement. What a find--you can knit a whole family of elephants with one fairly simple pattern.
http://miranda.ujeni.net/images/craftster/elephant_full.jpg
http://miranda.ujeni.net/images/craftster/elephant_close.jpg
http://miranda.ujeni.net/images/craftster/elephant_pattern.jpg
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first socks--complete---in peacock palette hand-painted Koigu on: April 06, 2006 01:56:28 PM
So, this is one of  my first socks, a basic pattern from the Pattern-a-day desktop calendar. My favorite part is the yarn, a delish hand-painted Koigu in shades that, to me, evoke the lovely hues of a peacock.
Check it:
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first sweater! Raglan sleeve--brown alpaca on: February 14, 2006 06:31:20 PM
I started this bad boy back in August as my second project. At last it is finished! The yarn is luxurious and totally makes the sweater special. I used Creative Focus (a alpaca/wool blend) by Nashua in Espresso. The pattern was very easy! A great beginner project.

Check it!



I started these legwarmers using the Weekend Knits pattern. I decided to throw in a stripe of the lovely sweater yarn. The lighter brown yarn is 100% alpaca...so these puppies will be warm!

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / any idea on how to make these kick @## earrings by Anthropolgie on: January 08, 2006 04:31:14 PM
 
Upon browsing for jewelery/accessory ideas, I came across the following beauties. To view them in more detail, go to the following link and use the groovy zoom tool http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=9420&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=337&iMainCat=332...Turns out they're crochetted! Now, I don't know how to crochet...yet...but upon zooming in, it seems like they could be adapted to knitting.  As a new knitter, I doubt I could work this out, but I would be game for trying a pattern that someone else worked out...any takers? I would SO LOVE to make these...$68.00..puhshaw...
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