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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anthropologie stitch pattern? on: November 01, 2007 05:02:08 AM
I was looking at this scarf:
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-3942343508930339530&id=74589&parentid=ACC_COLD_WEATHER&pushId=ACC_COLD_WEATHER&popId=ACC_COLD_WEATHER&sortProperties=&navCount=10&navAction=poppush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize 1=&color=gre
and was wondering if anyone recognized the stitch pattern (you can zoom in).  I have looked at some of knittingpatterncent ral.com, but I can't seem to find it.  Any help that anyone has will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!   Grin
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: 63 Square Along on: October 26, 2007 07:47:49 AM
I have a book that's called '63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches'.  In the book, you make 63 squares of different stitches and piece them together to form an afghan in the end.  It looks like this:
http://www.doodle-head.com/crochet/images/63squaresbooklet.jpg (not found)
It would be great if we could support each other as we go along through this project.  It's never too late to join!   Grin  (you know you want to  Wink )
Also, feel free to make your own kinds of squares, with other variations and stuff  Wink.  This CAL is about making our own afghans together, so c'mon, and join!  Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial--Blue Knitting Bag w/ cut-out handle on: October 06, 2007 11:17:17 AM
I made this bag recently so I would have an easy way to carry my current knitting or crochet project with me wherever I go.  I made the handle from an awesome tutorial that I found at u-handblog:
http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/02/zippered_inner_.html
for a simple zipper tutorial (to make a handle, stop at number 3).  I found that I was able to use it as a handle for my bag.  I made the bottom a bit larger than the handles, that way it would give it a pleat-ish affect  Cheesy.  A project is inside it right now, to hold its shape.
Here it is:

I would love to know any constructive criticism, or what you like and don't like about my bag.  Thanks!   Grin

Edit:
Here is the tutorial!
1.  First, you will want to make the two handles using this: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/02/zippered_inner_.html
tutorial.  I recommend using interfacing to make the handles stiff.  If you want to do so, iron it on before creating the handles.  Do not cut out the body of the bag yet, as it will be more accurate if it is cut later.  Once you make the handles it will look like this:

2.  Next, you will want to hem the top part of the handle.  To do so, you will enough of each side in so that you can stitch over it without it coming undone.  The following picture shows what it looks like when just one part is folded over, just for an example.  Before sewing, you want both sides to be folded over evenly.

3.  Once you stitch over the top, you want the sides to look neat too.  You will fold it in just as you did with the top part of the handle.  You want to also fold in part of the hem you just made so that it looks more like a square.  The following picture should show you how to do this.  You want to sew it together on both sides.

4. After making both handles, lay them out.  When you cut out the body (and lining) of the bag, you want to leave room to pleat it (this isnt necessary, if you want a perfect square or rectangle).  In my bag, I left around 2 inches on both sides (This bag turned out rather large).  This is what my handles looked like, compared to the rest of the bag:

5.  As done with the handles, you will fold over the top edges of the bag.  Dont sew this yet!

6.  For me, it was easiest to fold over the outside and lining fabric to make the pleats as I went (but dont fold the handle.  This is done to make the pleated affect, and to make the bag fit the handle.), rather than pin each pleat into place.  All that I did was pin the first and last part of it (taking the first pin out when I was ready to start.  I also did this one handle at a time so the other handle wouldnt fall out or get in the way).

7.  This is what it should look like once it is sewn in.  Mine is a bit floppy, though:

8.  Here is the finished product:


Well, there you go!  Please let me know if you have any questions, if I need to make a step more clear, or something like that.  Thanks!   Grin
 
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 1st Embroidery Project--Bear on: July 26, 2007 08:15:05 AM
This is my first embroidery project (as you can see by the title).  I hope you can see the wings.  I didn't use a pattern, I just drew the bear on the fabric and went from there.  It was very fun to do!   Cheesy

Thanks for looking!   Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knitty's Baudelaire socks, anyone? on: June 13, 2007 04:21:45 PM
I have been wanting to make Knitty's Baudelaire socks lately, and noticed that there was no recent KAL for them.  So I was wondering if anyone was interested?  I have only knitted one pair of socks (just finished them recently), and although Baudelaire might be a challenge, I'm up to it.  So if anyone wants to join, it would be much more fun!  It's never too late to join  Grin


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Stitch Count? (resolved) on: June 04, 2007 03:40:41 PM
I am trying to make socks from this: http://www.knitwits-heaven.com/all_anklets.htm   link.  I am at round 20, but I'm doing something wrong (I think).  At the end of the row, I am left with 5 sts, but they will come undone when I have to do the next row.  Then in the next row, I would have 6 sts left over.  I am so confused, does anyone know what I am doing wrong, or missing?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knit and purl??? (resolved) on: May 31, 2007 05:35:40 PM
I have been crocheting for years, but am new to knitting  Tongue.  I can't seem to do the purl stitch correctly, because it allways comes out looking the same as the knit stitch.  I have tried looking in a few books about knitting here at my house, but I'm just not doing something right.  Do any of you have any suggestions?  I know its kinda vague but it's really confusing  Undecided...  Please and Thankyou!

edit:  Yay, it's all resolved now (really quickly too Grin).  Thankyou for reccomending knittinghelp.com !!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Father's day. GAAH! on: May 26, 2007 04:47:55 PM
Ok, father's day is coming up and I have no idea what to get/make my dad.  He's never really specific about what  he wants for holidays, so I am at a loss.  He likes to read, cook, and is geeky  Wink.  He's really into science fiction.  Some of his favorite shows are:  Battlestar Galactica, 24(haha, I like that one too Cheesy), mythbusters  Grin, Heroes Grin, and some others.  I  don't really know what to get him.  He likes alot of things other dads like Undecided.  I think he likes most kinds of music, so I can't really give him anything specific in that area.  I can crochet, draw, and I'm okay at sewing.  He seems to appreciate little knicknack type things.... 

I would really REALLY appreciate any help anyone has.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Pocky Boxes! on: May 23, 2007 11:29:26 AM
Ok, so when I went to the store (about half an hour ago Grin)  I noticed they had pocky, for once, and got really excited and bought some.  I have three boxes, and there are six others for the people in my house, that I have told them to save.  So I really want to know some cool ideas, because pocky is sooooo great!  There are two strawberry boxes, and I believe the rest are chocolate.  They are about 6 x 2 in.  They can have this neat flip top lid (if that even makes sense).  I already checked to see if penicls could fit in them, but nope.  I might be able to find a way around that.  I want to make sure my pocky boxes don't go to waste, because I LOVE POCKY!  So yeah.  Grin  Your help is appreciated. Cheesy
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My Strawberry Purse on: May 06, 2007 05:08:35 PM
Here are pictures of my strawberry purse Grin!  I crocheted it today, and here are the pictures:

http://www.shinykitten.com//images/Strawberry-2.JPG
This is what it looks like from the outside.

http://www.shinykitten.com/images/Strawberry-1.JPG
This is the inside of the purse

I hope you all like my last minute attempt of food. Grin  It can hold candy or change, or something.  It can even hold all of those crocheted japanese plushies of cuteness Grin
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