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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone made KnitPicks Two at Once Toe Up Socks? on: July 28, 2008 09:54:12 AM
I'm making a pair of socks using the Knit Picks pattern for magic loop two at once toe up socks, and I can't tell how long I'm supposed to make the foot part.  I know I'm supposed to try them on and then start the heel bottom when the "sock is past the instep and the edge of the sock is parallel to the anklebone".  That doesn't really make much sense to me, and it says to see the illustration, but the only picture that could refer to has the person's hand in the way of where that part of the sock stops.

Anyway, am I supposed to start on the bottom heel flap when the sock is long enough to hit where my foot bends from my ankle?  Or am I supposed to go to my ankle bone, which I'm taking to mean the knobby bone on the side of my ankle about an inch farther? 

Anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding this type of pattern?  Thanks knitters!  It's much appreciated!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / Protesting Animals: The animals are protesting, I'm not protesting them. on: August 06, 2007 06:51:38 AM
For my entry, I decided to make a whole set of coordinating bags that can be folded into a zipper pouch for easy carrying.  That way, I'll have enough nice fabric bags for a medium sized shopping trip.

I used iron-ons to put my series of sea side animals with protest signs onto the bags. 

The bags are made of leftovers from other projects, mostly cotton muslin, and printed cotton linings. 

The pattern is made from a regular grocery store bag following queenofdiy's tutorial.

The drawings I did following some pictures of the animals I found on coloring pages on-line.  None were originally protesting.   Cheesy



Here are some in various states of finishedness.



Here is the top stitching and anchor lining on the starfish bag.



This is the lining of the other bags.  It makes me think of water bubbles.





Action Shots!

If you go to my site at this link:  http://www.beppycat.com/reusable%20bags  You can get full-sized images of the animals to swipe and use on your own bags if you think they're cute.









Thanks for looking everyone!  I hope they've made you smile!!

BTW, there were going to be some with puns involving the words "levithan" and "reel" but my husband said those were stretching my pun making abilities to the breaking point.   Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial Link for making an apron out of dishtowels. on: June 20, 2007 12:34:07 PM

http://www.beppycat.com/P1010529.JPG

http://www.beppycat.com/Dishtowel%20Apron%20Tutorial.html

Here's a tutorial I just finished for making this apron from dishtowels.

I like to get cute dish towels from the dollar store for this project, they always have cute ones for the different seasons and hollidays.

I'd love to see pics if anyone makes one!

(Yes, that is me striking a sexpot pose in the kitchen with my apron for my camera timer.  Yes, I do have too much time on my hands.)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Shelf Butt Problems on: September 29, 2006 04:19:14 PM
Okay, my ba-da-ka-dunk butt isn't a problem in its self.  If fact, I kinda like it, and I know for sure that my hubby's a fan.  So, if she's not trying to dump the junk in the trunk, what is the problem?  Well you may ask, gentle reader.  Here's the problem:

My skirts are always about 2-4 inches shorter in the back.  And with a normal skirt that I'm just going to mark and hem normally anyway, that doesn't matter so much.  But does anyone have any thoughts on how to engineer a circle skirt to be longer in the back than in the front WHILE you're cutting it?

I do have some pictures, but as the fabric I used for my test skirt was only 45" wide, they're indecent.  But you can imagine it.  Cute flirty circle skirt... hiked up in the back about three inches higher than the front.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Tshirt with a twist on: March 10, 2006 04:35:53 PM
I'm so excited to be posting something here.  I just noticed this board yesterday, and I couldn't wait to get something up!

I'm most comfortable in t-shirts, and I think the cut of them really is one of the best styles for my body.  But I'm always looking for t-shirts that aren't too lame and don't look too "laying around the house".

I made this one today from scratch.  I made the pattern by tracing a t-shirt I bought recently at Torrid, and then I put this together with that pattern.

I'd love to know what you guys think.  Is this a yay or a nay?  Honesty is great, I already know my husband is thumbs down on it.  But he's kinda down on anything different, so his opinion's a bad barometer.

Here's pics:

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/tshirt%20pink%20and%20green2.jpg

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/tshirt%20pink%20and%20green.jpg

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/pink%20and%20green%20sleeve.jpg

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/pink%20and%20green%20sleeves.jpg

Probably can't tell, but there's a little button on the top of the sleeve split.

I was also thinking that I could sew the bottoms of the sleeven together with a little button, and it would look sort of peekaboo.

Also, should I hem it like a regular shirt hem or should I add the green edging to the bottom too?

Okay, Go!

ETA: The last picture, a close up of the trim and the button on the sleeve.  The trim is two tone loops, cotton I think.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pattern for Sampler-Hearts and Pearls on: January 16, 2006 06:32:27 AM
I just wanted to share one of my latest patterns, a romantic valentine's day scarf.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/heart%20scarf%20close.jp

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/Heart%20Scarf%20Full.JPG

I've printed the pattern and packaged it especially as a contribution to the Sampler.  http://www.homeofthesampler.com/index.html  There will be about one hundred of this pattern going out to Marie today, because the Sampler rocks.  I'm super glad that I've finally got a way to contribute to it.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Falling leaves choker on: August 24, 2005 07:43:04 AM
I crocheted this choker with 24 gague copper wire and glass faceted beads.
I call it falling leaves because I wanted something autumnal.  I just can't wait for the cooler weather, and I love fall!  This really puts me in an autumn state of mind when I wear it.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/copper%20crochet%20wire.JPG

I was inspired by a pattern like it in Melissa Leapman's Cool Crochet book.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Lace-y Scarf in Mohair/Silk on: August 09, 2005 07:22:34 AM
Hi guys!  Here's my latest FO.  It's my oldest sister's Christmas present.  The color is off in this picture.  It's really more of a dusty rose.  I picked it to go with her powder blue coat.  I'm thinking of entering it into the State Fair if I can find a category it'll go in.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/Angie%20Scarf.JPG
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / "Cool Crochet" Projects? on: July 21, 2005 09:54:14 AM
I just got my copy of this book by Melissa Leapman in the mail yesterday.  I think it's just great!  I don't know what one I'll do first but I like them all.  Even though I enjoy the challenge of designing things myself, sometimes it's nice to just sit and follow a pattern, so I'm so glad to see such a good fashion crochet book with patterns sized to fit me!  I haven't tried any of the patterns yet, so I can't speak to accuracy, but just on the basis of looks and inspiration I would definately recommend this book.  Has anyone completed any projects from it?  Anyone else have it?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Challenge 2 entry-Crochet relevant on: June 28, 2005 08:06:57 PM
Hi guys!
I just wanted to share my entry for craftster challenge 2.  I figured I'd "represent" for all us hookers.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/goodwill%20challenge%20full%20length

This particular yarn made a great result but was a headache to work with.  It was cotton/viscose, and it was six strands, three of each.  And for some reason, the viscose strands were longer than the cotton ones.  So as I was crocheting, I'd just slide the extra on down, till I ended up with too big a snarle, and then I'd cut the junk out and add it on again.  Good thing it was pretty, or it would have been burned before I finished it! lol

You can read more about it in the challenge thread of course.
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