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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Little bags as teachers' gifts on: June 05, 2008 06:40:17 PM
24 hours before my daughter's end of year party (preschool) I decided to make her teachers gifts.  She has 3 teachers, plus one that subbed a bunch this year (so 4 teachers total).  It was so last minute because I wasn't sure I wanted to make them something.  I knitted washclothes for them for Christmas and didn't even get a thank you.  But I didn't want that to stop me from continuing to make gifts. 
I also decided to make one for my son's kindergarten teacher. 
Each bag is made from 2 fat quarters (dd picked out the fabrics), and the flower on the outside matches the lining fabric.  Just a basic tote shape.  I think I used the Jordy way for the bottom.  I've been reading here so long that I've picked up tons of hints here and there.  They look a little wrinkly, but they ironed out nicely.  This time all the teachers were so appreciative.  Smiley   (Sorry the pics are so big!)

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / toporini for my sis.... or is it? on: May 27, 2006 07:14:50 PM
I kind of finished this a few weeks ago, but it was too short (and I ran out of yarn).  So I undid the bindoff, and when I received the rest of the yarn yesterday I added another inch or so of ribbing.  It could still be longer, but it'll do.  It's so cute I want to keep it for myself.  BUT, I was smart, and ordered more yarn in another color to make one for me.  My sis thinks that knitting is all big baggy sweaters and scarves, and that I couldn't make anything for her to wear in the summer.  So I hope she likes this.

  Ignore the cheesey look, my 4 year old took the pic and told me to say "cheese".  Smiley

Oh, I used Kim yarn and followed the pattern, except I used a stretchy bindoff because I couldn't get the regular bindoff loose enough. 
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pretty pink halter (warning...lots of big pics) on: May 25, 2006 04:00:53 PM
I saw this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96415.0  and knew that I had the perfect shirt for this.
So I made my version.

From this

To this


I do have a question though.  I'm thinking the front is a little too "open" for this 33 year old flat chested mom to preschoolers.  Smiley  Any ideas on how to fix that.  I'm able to wear it without a bra, but it seems like I'm showing a bit too much.  Should I just put some material in between?  I LOVE this pink plaid, so I don't know about breaking it up with another material.  Any thoughts?

Thanks for all the suggestions!  I worked on it a little more and added some of the same material in between.  I took the collar I cut off earlier and cut it in half and sewed it in to give it a layered look.  Thanks again!

ps. sorry for the huge pics, i can't seem to get them any smaller.  they're already pretty blurry.   Embarrassed
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / basic little girl shrug on: May 11, 2006 04:12:27 PM
I made this for dd to wear with her sundresses.  I knit it flat in stockinette with 10 rows of ribbing on each end.  Then seamed it up from ribbing to underarm.  Very very easy. 

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / citrus moon on: May 11, 2006 04:06:26 PM
I finished this in February, but just never got around to posting it.  This is the alternate version of the honeymoon cami.  A very easy knit.  (I've since knit a second one.)  And I love the way it fits.  The only problem is that I used Plymouth Encore, so some days it's a little to0 warm for it.  I would definitely make a third, this time using a lighter weight yarn.  My second one was in TLC Heather, but I don't have any pics of it. 

Excuse the dirty mirror.  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sock knitters.......i need suggestions on: February 19, 2006 09:22:40 PM
I've been knitting for a few years now.  Soakers (wool pants to go over cloth diapers), hats, scarfs, a few tanks and a sweater.  I'm ready to venture into the world of sock knitting.  I keep seeing such beautiful ones on here (and on the blogs I've been led to).  But I have no idea where to begin.
Is there a great "beginner sock knitting" book?  Something that would teach all the basics and not just assume I know what I'm doing.  Smiley  What are some good (and not too expensive) sock yarns? Is there a website you could point me to?  Maybe even just one particular pattern that was very basic and walks you through the steps.
I love using dpn's, so that's not a problem.

Thank you so much!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Panta and Tubey on: February 16, 2006 03:04:23 PM
I've been lurking here for a little over a month now.  I love seeing the pictures of everyone's finished projects.  They're keeping me focused on mine.
In the beginning of January I started Tubey, right around the time I found Craftster.  I was going to joing the KAL, but we were just starting our move across the country.  Well, we're here now and it's done.  So I thought I'd post my pics.  (Excuse the basic details, I was explaining to my non knitter friends how it was constructed.)

I went the cheap route and used Caron Simply Soft.  It took just a little over a skein of each color.  It's very soft, but is starting to fuzz a bit.  I don't mind.  I love wearing it. 
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