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1  Simple Christmas Stocking in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: November 12, 2007 08:41:11 AM
I posted my FOs a little bit ago and was asked to post my pattern for the stocking.

Link to pattern:

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2  Re: A few of my FOs [img heavy] in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: November 10, 2007 08:30:46 AM
Ooh, lots of lovely snuggly knitted things!!  That Daisy Sweater is beautiful! And i love both of your scarves too.

I love looking at finish projects too! You took great pixs, and I love the color choice of all ur works of art  Grin. Knitty's Daisy sweater turned out beautiful, I dont think Ive ever seen a one made with Sugar n' Cream brand. I was just at the thrift store yesterday looking for knitting needles and yarn so I LOVE the mittens and I hope I find some great thrift stor yarn soon Grin.

Cant wait to see more, Keep up the good work!

Thanks  Smiley

I used Sugar n' Cream for the Daisy because it was inexpensive and also very colorful.  Grin Here is a picture of the other Daisy I made with Sugar n' Cream

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3  A few of my FOs [img heavy] in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: November 10, 2007 07:49:47 AM
I love seeing post of everyone elses FO so I thought I would post some of mine.  Here are a few of the things I have finished lately.

This is a stocking (my own pattern) for my puppy Shay.

Knitty's Daisy sweater made in Lily Sugar n' Cream.

Socks (my own pattern) in Knitpicks Parade for Tater but they don't fit so now they are for my niece.

Baby socks from my pattern (Ali's Baby Sockies) posted here on Craftster in Knitpicks Simple Stripes

Knitty's Branching Out in Knitpicks Shadow (yarn held doubled)

Fulled mittens (my own pattern, hopefully coming soon) in a wool yarn I paid $1.00 for at the thrift store.

Irish Hiking Scarf in Bernat Satin (2 skeins)

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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4  Re: Cabled Hand and Coffee Warmer [img heavy] with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: November 09, 2007 07:17:20 AM
This is such a clever idea.  I've never knitted anything in my life despite wanting to learn, so this is going to be my first attempt.  I'm assured it's an easy pattern to start out with so I'm going to have a stab at making one for my mother as a stocking filler (who knows, if it works out alright I might even knit the stocking!!).

 Grin This is a really easy pattern.  If you have any questions let me know and I would be happy to help!

I just finished one!  It was super easy!  Thank you so much for the directions.  They were a cinch to follow.  I'm going to make a few more for present.  I would advise against the using Sensations Angel, as the little hairs seemed to have found their way into my coffee.  I think if I plan on using yarn again, I'll loose a couple of stitches on each side.
Here's an action shot:

Thanks again for the pattern!  It totally rocks!

Looks great! Grin
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5  Re: Cabled Hand and Coffee Warmer [img heavy] with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: November 04, 2007 12:09:30 PM

Brilliant! Finally, a way to hold your coffee mug on winter days without your fingers freezing!

Now, if I could just figure out how to make this with crochet...

Maybe the following will help with that Grin ....

1. could the same thing be made with crochet?  I tried knitting once, got a square about 4 inches, and could not go on---it took waaaaaaaay too much thinking and I'm way too attention deficit to do it.

I don't know how to cable while crocheting but this is such an easy pattern.  If you make something along the same shape you could definitely make it work.  Basically it is a long enough rectangle to go around the coffee mug then you decrease about 5 sts on both sides and make that rectangle just a little longer than the length of your fingers.

It is really easy to add cables or lace or whatever suits your fancy  Smiley so I would just play with it and see what you come up with.

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6  Re: Living Room Drapes in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by aproudUSAFwife on: November 01, 2007 08:40:33 AM
Great job.  I love them.  Can you explain a little how you did the top with another fabric?
Thanks for sharing!

I took the easy way out and just made the blue part like I explained above and then I cut the other fabric to the width (plus 1-inch on each side) of the blue drapes and the length I thought would look good.  I then pinned it where I wanted it on the blue fabric and just sewed it on folding the 1-inch on each side over to the back.

I don't really know how to explain it so if it doesn't make sense let me know and I will try to explain it better. Wink
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7  Re: Living Room Drapes in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by aproudUSAFwife on: November 01, 2007 07:48:23 AM
OMG these are great and so are the cushions.  I've never made drapes before - considered tab tops because I'm told they are easier.  It's the measuring of the window that puts me off as it appears everything around the window as well as inside has to be measured and I have never understood why.

I also like the light hanging as well.

Well done you  Grin

Thanks Smiley

It is really really easy to make drapes. I tried to make a diagram to explain better how I go about doing it.

I hope it makes sense.  If not feel free to ask questions Wink

ETA: Okay I see that you can't really read the writing so it says...

Measure across the window for where you want the drapes to start to where you want them to stop.

Measure the length from where you want the rod to hang down to where you want the base of the drapes to fall.

Be sure to add 1-inch to the measurement for the side seams.  I add about 2 to 3-inches to the top and bottom seams.  If you want the drapes to lay flat against the windows when they are closed don't add any more width to the measurements.  If you don't want them to lay flat then you will need to add a little more width to your measurements.

I also wanted to add that yes tab tops are easier but it is also really easy to make the kind like I did where you slip the rod through the seam. You would just make sure when you fold the top seam over you have enough room for the width of the rod to fit through.  And remember to sew the top seam after you sew the side seams or you won't have the openings on the sides for the rods.
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8  Living Room Drapes in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by aproudUSAFwife on: October 30, 2007 01:50:34 PM
I made new drapes for my living room!  Grin I love these.  I also made the pillows to match with left over fabric.

Thanks for lookin'
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9  Re: Cabled Hand and Coffee Warmer [img heavy] with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: October 29, 2007 09:02:52 PM
brilliant! this will be a perfect gift for that friend of my husband's whom I don't know very well.  Cheesy  but i have a question or two.  it may be because it's the end of the work day but i can't seem to see how it fits together.  is it basically a wrap-around?  and your hand holds it in place?  if so, does it fall off when you take your hand out?  i ask because my gift-recipient is a student and wouldn't need to continuously hold his mug once he reached his class.    hmmm.

No you just stitch together a few stitches at the top and at the bottom and that holds it on the mug.  You can see that in the following photo.

If that doesn't make sense just let me know and I can try to explain it better.

ETA: Maybe this will help

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10  Ali's Baby Sockies [img heavy] with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by aproudUSAFwife on: October 10, 2007 07:20:27 AM
I love making baby things even though I don't have babies anymore. Sad  I have been making these socks for awhile now but thought it was time to share the pattern cause they are so easy and so cute. Grin I hope ya'll enjoy making these as much as I do.

Pattern here: 
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