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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Bunny hat from SNBN on: December 10, 2004 11:09:50 PM
hey, i am working on the bunny hat for my cousin's daughter, and i have a potentially stupid question. i just started the hat tonight, so i haven't gotten that far.
i just made the first ear flap. i knit back to the middle to pick up the wrap and turn stitches, and now it is time to make the second flap.
my question: i am in the middle of the row. do i knit to the end, then knit back to the middle, or do i go ahead and do the first w&t without knitting to the end and back first. i figure either way i am going to end up with a different number of rows from the first flap.
am i overthinking this? does this question even make any sense?
thanks.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitted gifts for little kids?? on: December 02, 2004 08:13:10 PM
Hi. I did a search about this, but didn't come up with anything... I apologize if this question is redundant, but would appreciate any help.

I told my mother I would knit presents for my cousins' girls. One is 2 and the other is 3. I know nothing about children's sizes for clothes, hats, mittens, anything. I've also never searched for children's patterns. I don't know where to begin. Does anyone have pattern suggestions? Can anyone tell me what the measurements for a 2 or 3 year old would be? Some of the patterns I did find had measurements instead of sizes.

Ah! I don't have much time for this... I am already knitting 2 scarves, a hat, and a tazer cozie (neurotic best friend)....

Thanks!
sara
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / feminista tote on: October 31, 2004 07:50:41 PM
I realized I have been using the same bag for school since my junior year in high school. Last night I whipped up this tote bag, and I put the stencil on it today. It is big enough to carry my books and notebooks, and the fabric is extra-sturdy black canvas. Perfect for school and everything else.

Sorry if the pictures don't load or take forever... xo.

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/crafty%20003.jpg

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/crafty%20004.jpg
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / new skirt needs something... on: July 26, 2004 05:31:28 PM
as a result of my mom's weirdness, i ended up with two pairs of the same pants. i decided to turn one pair into a skirt. i like how it turned out, but i feel like it needs something else. i just can't decide what. i have lace, ribbon, fabric paint, felt, and tons of random fabric pieces on hand, but i can't decide what to do... any suggestions? thanks kids.

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/skirt%20002.jpg

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/skirt%20004.jpg
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / kate bag on: July 14, 2004 09:02:43 PM
i made this bag for my trendy friend kate for her 20th. she loves pink, polka dots, and those fabric/tulle flowers that are popular right now. i used the brilliant jordy pattern as a guide.
the outer fabric is from equilter, i can't remember the designer's name (which will become obvious in commenting below.) michael something. whatever. the lining is some cheap, soft stuff i got at joann. i also used medium weight fusible interfacing. there is an inner pocket with a little snap, and the bag closes with a big snap. i lurve using snaps, esp the big ones.
this is the first bag i've made, but i have a ton of the pink fabric left, so i will probably make more bags with it soon.

for the flower i kind of vaguely used this tute: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7448.0

i am not sure how i feel about the flower. i don't feel like it looks like a flower. but i think my friend will like it.

i hope these pics aren't too big. sometimes mine are.

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/katebag%20(1).jpg

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/katebag%20(2).jpg

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/katebag%20(4).jpg
(inside view)

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/katebag.jpg
(the flower)

cheers!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / lame-o wrist bands on: July 14, 2004 08:29:06 PM
i made these out of extra fabric from other things i made and felt. they were too simple for words, and i actually sold one of them. rock.

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/sell/kittyonpurple.jpg
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/sell/kittyonpurple2.jpg
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/sell/pinkdotonwhite.jpg
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/sell/pinkdotonwhite2.jpg

no felt on this one:
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/whitedoton2.jpg
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / too big t-shirts into tube top, dress, skirt... on: June 29, 2004 07:52:10 PM
lots of pictures and words in this post...

exhibit a: extra EXTRA down to my knees large t-shirt oberlin sent to me two years ago when i was accepted. it took me until this summer to actually do something with it.

front:
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/new%20shirt%20front.jpg

side-ish
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/new%20shirt%20craft.JPG

exhibit b: t-shirt i bought in a souvenir shop in cambridge 4 years ago when i was travelling around looking at colleges. it was supposed to be a kid's shirt, but i bought the largest kids' size. go figure. i didn't feel like sewing (i am not so good at this sewing thing, and i haven't conquered the vintage singer yet) so i did a simple tie-up-the-side thing with my favorite ribbon.

front (or back, i haven't decided.) i think there are cat feet at the top of that picture. Smiley
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/recon%20001.jpg

side:
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/recon%20004.jpg

exhibit c: extra large plain t-shirts were on sale for 2 bucks at ac moore, so i bought a few and somehow constructed a dress out of them. still not sure how i did it. the stencil on the front is karen o.

back stencil:
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/recon%20005.jpg

me wearing it, really fuzzy for some reason. sorry!
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/recon%20006.jpg

front:
http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/recon%20008.jpg


the end!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / stop me if you've heard it... on: June 26, 2004 01:18:24 AM
hello lovelies. i have a few questions that may have been asked in the past. if that is the case someone can just leave me a link and i will shut up. Smiley thanks.

1. i am hoping that some of you have seen these tubes scarves that can also be worn as tube tops or skirts, dresses, cowls, etc. does anyone have yarn or pattern recommendations for making one of these? a friend at school has one, and i love it, but i don't think she made it herself.

2. i want to make something for my mom, and she has a strange love for chenille... any ideas about where i can find it cheap-ish online? i'm on a college student budget. i tried ebay, but i couldn't find the color i wanted (medium-dark grey.) and ebay and i have some trust issues we are still working through....


if you read all of this, thanks. you rule!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / shiny "boa" scarf on: June 25, 2004 04:48:30 PM
this is the first thing i ever knitted for myself... before i'd always given my stuff away. i knitted red eyelash with a glittery rope-like red yarn in regular garter stitch (all knitting.) it is thicker (and warmer) than something that is just knitted with eyelash, which is a must in northern ohio where i go to school. sometimes the edges curl under a bit, which you might notice in the second picture.(it looks like the width is uneven... that is just curling.) it is hard to see the details in pictures because it is so bright and fuzzy, but here are some anyway:

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/redscarf008.jpg

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/redscarf009.jpg

my favorite model for the stuff i make...

http://www.oberlin.edu/student/sedmunds/pictures/redscarf006.jpg

xo,
sara

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / stencil disaster.... UPDATED with brand new stencil problem! on: June 25, 2004 03:25:11 PM
brand new stencil problem: i put a stencil on a black shirt with red paint. when the paint dried it was orange. i put red lace around the botton of the shirt, so the stencil really needs to be more red. trying to put the stencil back in the right place and going over it seems too risky... i am really good at screwing things up. (see below.)

any ideas about what i can do to make my stencil redder without ruining the whole thing?
__________

old stencil problem (june): so i made a simple stencil that i really liked, and when i put it on a plain gray shirt i've have for ages it went pretty well, then i screwed it up royally with this crazy border-esque thing... i can't really explain how it happened, but it looks like a 5 year old made it. take a look, and let me know if you have any suggestions. in my defense, i've used stencils many times in the past and this has never happened. Smiley


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