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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Woolly Mammoth Bag on: July 10, 2006 11:29:31 AM


shown next to my 3.5 year old for scale.

22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Project needed for 8 skeins SWTC Karaoke on: July 09, 2006 11:10:13 PM
So, while at my LYS today, I happened upon SWTC Karaoke in mermaid mix.... (swatch below)  They had 8, and I bought all 8 with no particular project in mind.  I just fell in love with it and *had* to buy it.  Any ideas? - looks like I have a total of 800m / 400 grams.  I was thinking maybe a Clapotis?  But, thought I'd see if anyone else has any suggestions.  It's 50% soysilk / 50% wool.

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Original Patterns - Selling vs publishing.... on: July 06, 2006 07:23:20 AM
So, I'm in the middle of designing a felted bag.  And am so in love with it that I was considering trying to submit it to knitty or something along those lines.

But, I'm trying to decide if A) it's even something someone else would be interested in or B) if I should just put the pattern for sale on my blog or ebay or the like. 

I'm a stay at home mom so if I could start designing my own stuff, it would be cool to bring in a little extra income  (read - help support my expensive habit)

Anyone that has sold their patterns or published them have any tips?

P.S. - It's a huge rectangular bag with lots of pockets.  I've designed it to suit my needs.... but it would make a great diaper bag or school bag.... or purse if you like 'em large (as I do)

Thanks!~
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need help modifying a bag pattern to make it larger, please. =) on: July 03, 2006 03:27:31 PM
I found this pattern:  http://www.gogetyoursmock.org/TheCocoBagWeb.pdf  and it's finished sizes are stated as  10" W x 11" H x 4" deep.  I would like to make it about 17" wide and 14" tall and 6.5" deep..  Making it taller won't be a problem I guess, I'll just knit more rows.  But, I'm not really sure how to do this bag wider/deeper and still maintain it's shape.  I want it to be a rectangle.  If anyone could help me out, I'd be much obliged  Grin

Fyi, I plan on doing double stranded Paton's on size 15 needles, so that will make it a little larger off the bat.  I just need to increase the sts to maybe about 130 total instead of 88.  I think that'll give me my approximate desired size based on some other patterns I've looked at.

Thanks!!!!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Really want to make a nice, big felted bag w/ Noro Kureyon.... on: June 30, 2006 09:41:27 PM
I want to invest in the yarn and make a bag I can really get a lot of use out of.... I typically carry this bag (use it as my diaper bag and purse), so need something large like it.... it is 16" x 12" x 6 " not including handles.  I also like the shape of this bag - I was thinking of buying another in a different color, but thought I'd try making a similarly shaped/sized one myself.  Can anyone point me towards a pattern and advise how many skeins I should need?


I was thinking of buying this pattern, but just doing it in Kureyon rather than the 2 different yarns.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Panta Question on: June 30, 2006 07:47:51 PM
I finally got around to doing one of these and have a question - is the side that begins & ends with a P to be worn facing out?  Or the side with K ends?  I'm wondering because I'm doing a M1L increase on the K ends side and they are not visible from the other side, but are visible on the side that I do them on.  I posted this on the KAL page but am not sure how many people are looking there anymore.  Thanks!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mason Dixon Dishcloth & a few "Spa" Cloths on: June 29, 2006 11:23:34 AM
I love knitthing dishcloths & washcloths.  They're quick and have a lot more character than store bought IMHO.  Plus, I just really love getting tons of use out of handknits. 


I did this one and have another one on the needles but got sidetracked knitting fish. This one is done in Sugar & Cream yarn - colors are black and hot pink. Next one I'm doing is a really eye boiling yellow and orange.


Pattern can be found at http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0605001.html. I really like these for washcloths - probably too thick for a dishcloth, but that's just a matter of preference. These are nice and sloughy. =)  Done in various shades of Sugar & Cream and Peaches N Cream.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Counterpane Carpet Bag from Handknit Holidays on: June 29, 2006 11:04:58 AM
I actually did this with Sinfonia mercerized cotton, double stranded. And did 4 repeats instead of 5. So, it came out smaller (which is what I wanted) - It is 11" tall x 12" wide at widest part. I lined it with one of the millions of vintage pillowcases I had lying around the house.  I made this as a Mother's Day gift and am just now getting around to posting photos.

29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I have no idea what to do with this yarn - Moda Dea Gleam on: June 20, 2006 11:29:30 AM
They had this stuff on clearance at my local Meijer for $1.70 a skein and an additional 25% off.  I got 8 of them because they had been $10 each and I'm not one to pass up a bargain like that.  I got it in the color pictured 2nd.  I have no idea what to do with it.  I don't want to make scarves.  Maybe a shawl or wrap or something?  Anyone have any ideas that would work for this yarn?  Here's the description:  Soft mohair textured yarn with metallic accents. 42% nylon/35% kid mohair/18% acrylic/5% polyester blend bulky weight yarn blend. 1.75 oz/50 grams/82 yard ball. 15 stitches=4"/size 10 needles.

30  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Tesselated Fishies Afghan KAL? on: June 19, 2006 11:40:12 AM
I've started this and these little fishies are addictive to knit.  Quick and fun.  I think I'll post this in the Discussion area too as a lot of people were interested in doing this.  I've got a much easier way to do it which will eliminate a lot of the seaming.  Pattern found here:

http://knittingarrows.blogspot.com/2006/04/fish-return.html

I am using Caron Simply Soft Brights - double stranded on size 10 needles.  They are not curling at all which was a problem I think for some people.  When I finished 1 fish, I did not bind off, I  simply left it on the needle.  Then I did another (I have 2 pairs of sz 10) and didn't bind it off.  Then, I did a 3 needle bind off for the 2 fish - tail to tail.  Then, I went and picked up 6 sts on the mouth of one fish and started knitting in the alternate color.  This way, you can pretty much just knit the afghan in strips.  Here is my progress so far.  Please excuse the photo quality as I did it with my cell phone.
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