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21  Re: A Different Kind of Swiffer Cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by mahkev on: June 19, 2007 12:05:50 PM
Thanks for the inspiration here is my cover



more info on my blog  Smiley
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22  Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mahkev on: June 14, 2007 12:24:25 PM
okay well I couldnt wait to try, I had everything already, and I need all the practice I can get with zippers, it was a very easy to follow tutorial, but I still have problems at the ends of the zippers, and I sewed the lining to close to the zipper so it gets stuck really easily, I guess I have to just keep practicing until I get it right, but here is what I have so far wonky corners and all, I stuffed it with some plastic bags .... I just realized I forgot to topstitch, that might help with the zipper part.






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23  Re: Knitting Accessories Set ... Needles / Holder / Markers...thers skulls in tharrr in Knitting: Completed Projects by mahkev on: June 11, 2007 10:23:45 AM
Thanks for the great comments, Im so excited I cant wait to mail it out to her, I know she will love it!!

Coral... I searched many sites on making stitch markers and used tips from all of them, even made a few crazy looking ones on my own, but the best one I saw was here .... http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000201.html

buying the head pins seemed to be the easiest way rather than buying wire and cutting it like I started to do

my first crazy ones, but I did use them while knitting and no snags surprisingly, also my pliers didnt close all the way and had ridges so that made it very difficult


and after buying head pins and new pliers, no ridges, and having the round ended pliers along with flat ones makes all the difference
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24  Knitting Accessories Set ... Needles / Holder / Markers...with added tutorials in Knitting: Completed Projects by mahkev on: June 10, 2007 06:09:51 PM
I just added my tutorials onto my blog if your interested http://www.moosieknits.blogspot.com
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So like many I wasnt sure where to post this, since its partially sewn, but it is all knitting related so I hope I posted it correctly

This is a little set I worked on for my sister's birthday, Ive been working on making needles for a little while now and only just started making markers and I LOVE them, so quick and easy to make, and well I had to make a holder for it all.

I got the fabric at Joanns a month or so ago and havent done anything with it so here is my first FO with the fabric. 

I looked up numerous tutorials on making stitch markers and found these to be the best

and after many attempts at perfecting the homemade knitting needle, I think I have found a way to make them most efficiently.

I had so much fun putting this together, there are two slots in the holder so I plan to make her another set of needles

Thanks for looking!!! I always look forward to feeback  Cheesy



link for a slightly larger view http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p270/mahkev/Knitting/?action=view&current=rhondaset.jpg

tomorrow Ill try to post more pictures and info on tools I used on my blog
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25  Baby Socks And A Berry Cute Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by mahkev on: June 09, 2007 10:58:21 PM
I just finished my last I think of the gifts for my Sister-n-Law who is due in July
I have a post of all the stuff Ive sewn here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174638.msg1798723#msg1798723

but for the knitting board I would like to show off the matching socks and super cute hat I made, for the socks I used the two tone pattern in "Debbie Bliss Simply Baby" and used a generic pattern for the hat adding in little seeds as I went.  Everything is knit except the leaves are crochet

The green yarn is Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and the pink yarn is Lion Brand microspun, surprisingly pretty much the same to me, same gauge and same feel, makes an awesome substitution, comes in lots of great bright colors, only a little more splitty than the DB



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26  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by mahkev on: June 05, 2007 06:53:38 PM
I'm swatching using Debbie Bliss Cathay. The pattern says that on the larger needles (size 6), you should have 22 stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches. So this means that, measured across the swatch, 22 stitches should equal 4 inches, correct?
Because in order to get that, I have to use size 10s.

I also have used Debbie Bliss Cathay, I swatched on 5's and 6's and ended up using the 6's, (clover circular 24") by measuring multiple areas on my swatch I got an average of 22/4 inches.  everything you say sounds correct, I think I knit a little more  on the loose side, compared to others I  know who knit,  here is a picture of my progress so far using this yarn, It may be possible if you knit super duper tight you would use 10's

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27  Diaper bag, burp cloths, blanket, changing pad & Knit socks for baby due in July in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by mahkev on: June 05, 2007 12:47:21 PM
Here are some items I made recently to mail to my sister-n-law.

I mostly sewed for her, I leave a lot of the knitting presents to my sister who knits since she appreciates them the most

1. diaper bag with pockets inside for diapers, clothes, and a cell phone pocket, handles are double thick grosgrain ribbon with interfacing in between
2. three reversible burp cloths, using fabric from the blanket and one with green dragonfly print on one side and left over pink towel fabric on other side
3. Diaper changer, cherry print on one side and the pink towel fabric on other side, with pink grosgrain ribbon ties and two large pockets on cherries side for diapers and wipes
4. double sided blanket with pink satin binding, from this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83388.0
5. handknit socks just to throw something knitted in there.

I am also included a little drawstring bag for the big brother with a felt animal I made and some finger puppets I bought

Here are more picturs of the diaper bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171842.msg1762322#msg1762322

Thanks for looking hope you like it!!!




link for larger pictures
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p270/mahkev/Jessicas%20Bag/Jessicasbag.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p270/mahkev/Jessicas%20Bag/dylansbag.jpg
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28  Re: Easy peasie flannel baby blankie (with tute) & mitered corners tutorial too!! in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by mahkev on: May 24, 2007 11:41:31 AM
well I made another one for my sis-n-law who is due July, I had such a hard time on this second one, the first one I made was a breeze, this one was impossible, I could not get the binding to stay even, I pinned the crap out of it and everytime as I sewed it just bunched up and got all wonky, I ripped it all out the first time and tried again pinning more and the same thing happended, so I got frustrated and just sewed it anyway, Im so disapointed in it, but it looks okay in the picture, just a little embarassed to gift it, but I tried mulitple times to fix it, it just wasnt working, weird!?! Huh

The lighter print is pink and white stripe

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29  Re: Summertime Tunic, IK Summer 07 in Knitalongs by mahkev on: May 22, 2007 12:41:22 PM
I got distracted and CO the La La Scarf (knit cafe pattern) and now have to do a picot bind off on 380 stitches.
candice

good luck on the bind offs, I thought they would never end, but dont be discouraged, if you just find a nice quiet place like I did, I was almost half way through, then one day just went out on my patio and went at em all the way to the end, its really wasn't that bad! and I got a tan while I was at it  Smiley I would love to see your version when your done!!

back to the KAL

the needles I need are on another project (knitty's Asana) with only 14 more rows to go so I must finish it before I can cast on for this, but I did make a swatch with my yarn and its beautiful, I love the color and the drape and feel of it!!

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30  Bright and sunny Diaper-esque Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mahkev on: May 22, 2007 12:21:58 PM
Here is something I came up with these past 2 days.  I orginally wanted to just make a simple tote, with a bottle holder stretchy on the side, well without a lot of planning it turned into a very large tote, with two bottle holders, and well I think I like it

This is a gift for my sister-n-law who is pregnant and due July, I maybe wished I would of kept it scaled down a little in size but it can carry a lot of stuff now, so in the end it may be better or more used

I used a home decorator fabric from the clearance section and lined it in plain brown cotton, the straps are made from grosgrain ribbon.

there are four pockets inside, one is for a cell phone, Im still rather new at sewing so I definitely did not want to do a zipper  Cheesy 

okay enough talking, now I need some feeback






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new pix with bag filled and ready to ship

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