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« on: June 12, 2006 12:52:57 PM »

Check out these RUBY SLIPPERS!



here's where I got the free pattern:

http://www.dreamweaveryarns.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_77_146&products_id=741

see my blog for more pics and explainations!
http://faraboverubies31.blogspot.com/2006/06/ruby-red-slippers.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006 01:02:56 PM »

I was having a "monday" when I took a break from work and saw this! Tee hee, that's fabulous. What a great idea! And you have a cute blog too.

Keep on knittin' girl!





http://wayoutwear.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006 01:16:31 PM »

I was having a "monday" when I took a break from work and saw this! Tee hee, that's fabulous. What a great idea! And you have a cute blog too.

awww......thank ya!  The Wizard of Oz always cheers me up too!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006 02:06:58 PM »

The Ruby Slippers are amazing and the packaging is such a great idea.  What a wonderful gift for a baby girl.  Thanks for the link to the pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006 08:41:11 PM »

That is absolutely adorable - what a cute pattern. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006 09:36:46 PM »

Those are so cute. Might just enlarge them and make me a pair of T strap slippers.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006 04:50:28 AM »

The extra special cutest booties I've seen in a looooong time! Just imagine what they're going to look like on some sweet chubby baby feet!  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006 05:20:39 AM »

Thanks for the comments! I think the yarn is what really makes these booties.  You can probably find something comparable, but I used the Lionbrand Glitterspun in Ruby.  The photos don't do the "sparkle" justice.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2006 11:52:17 AM »

That is such a cute idea!  Aside from the awesome (and well executed!) movie reference, they are just beautiful in general.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2006 09:12:47 PM »

I am LOVING these Wizard of Oz slippers... my friend just informed me tonight that he is soon to be the proud daddy of a baby girl, so baby NEEDS these, and the tiny light blue socks to go with them!! Beautifully done!! BTW, you are now my hero, due to the clever package!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006 07:20:26 AM »

thanks for the nice words!

for those interested in the packaging: 
1. I printed the background (yellow brick road/emerald city image) on cardstock.
2. Put it in a ziploc bag (sandwich size), with ruby slippers. 
3. Printed Glinda good witch with title (Ruby Slippers - so that she can always find her way back home).  Cut it out and folded in half.  I also put "Congratulations! to: xxxx from: xxx" on back.
4. Stapled to top of ziploc bag.

I actually bought some tiny socks and stuff them with tissue inside of the slippers, but they didn't fit well in the baggy.  I suggest if you box them up or put them in a gift bag, to stuff with socks and tissue.  This helps to keep the shape of the booties.

Beware!  Packaging like this makes it harder for people to notice that you made them yourself!  I use this packaging style for alot of gifts (see this post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43947.10)
You may need to put "Handmade for you by: xxxx" on it somewhere or something!  Claim your glory!! 
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006 10:42:23 AM »

To start - those are absolutely adorable - the knitted booties and the packaging....
one of the instructions puzzled me.... reckon you can help me?
ok.... it says something about increasing twice- knitting into the front and back? i'm fairly new with patterns and would like a lil help - an explanation as to how you do that......

how do you increase once?
oh dear i think i'd better lie down and click my heels Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006 11:18:37 AM »

those are SO adorable! If i had a baby I would knit some Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006 11:31:09 AM »

To start - those are absolutely adorable - the knitted booties and the packaging....
one of the instructions puzzled me.... reckon you can help me?
ok.... it says something about increasing twice- knitting into the front and back? i'm fairly new with patterns and would like a lil help - an explanation as to how you do that......

how do you increase once?
oh dear i think i'd better lie down and click my heels Smiley

Ok, this increase stitch is knit front and back (sometimes abbreviated kfb).
To do this, knit into the next stitch, then knit into the back of the same stitch, then take the yarn off the needle. In this case, you do it twice.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006 01:08:48 PM »

*lightbulb pings on* thankyou!
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2006 08:37:09 PM »

Those are darling. Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2006 07:22:31 AM »

*lightbulb dims*
To start - those are absolutely adorable - the knitted booties and the packaging....
one of the instructions puzzled me.... reckon you can help me?
ok.... it says something about increasing twice- knitting into the front and back? i'm fairly new with patterns and would like a lil help - an explanation as to how you do that......

how do you increase once?
oh dear i think i'd better lie down and click my heels Smiley

Ok, this increase stitch is “knit front and back” (sometimes abbreviated kfb).
To do this, knit into the next stitch, then knit into the back of the same stitch, then take the yarn off the needle. In this case, you do it twice.

isn't that knitting one and then purling one (?) oh dear maybe it isn't as obvious as i thought  Sad
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2006 07:38:24 AM »


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Quote from: FarAboveRubies isn't that knitting one and then purling one (?) oh dear maybe it isn't as obvious as i thought  Sad
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i got it - just needed to have another go - i did it!!!
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2006 08:09:33 AM »

REALLY SORRY ABOUT THISi'm like a one woman show - a complete monologue... nayway - i achieved the increase stitch thing (as expertly explained by FarAboveRubies) but i now have a hole Sad
what on earth am i doing wrong?
am also having an issue with the psso!!!!
maybe i should just leave them for some other time  Sad yet i suppose i've gotta learn at some point  Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006 08:33:45 AM »

I always keep my SnB book handy when I get the abbreviations confused.
or check out these sites for help:
http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/content.html?content_id=152

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2006 04:01:02 PM »

I too was having an absolutely beastly day, but these little ruby slippers just made my day! I can't thank you enough for posting!

I love them and now plan to knit some up pronto! Thank you so very much for sharing!
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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2006 03:47:36 AM »

*squeals in an excited kinda way*
i was making "practice ones" (not in red) and have finished one in a bluey/green kinda colour. I cannot believe how small a baby is if they can fit into these booties *goes all gooey*

i just want to ask one final thing (then i promise to leave you alone Smiley )
when it says "add five stitches" that's not increasing is it? i had to kind of wing this part (i increased!)- i know it'll be striaghtforward... but is it like when you start off and need stitches to begin with? am i making any sense?
anyway - i'll post the one i've finished (i know i'm slow)
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2007 07:58:14 AM »

Your booties are the sweetest little things, and I love the way that you packaged them too.
I just sent you an email with a couple of questions about the pattern.
I hope that you get it ok.
There's a note at the bottom of the email that gives you my proper email address, if you reply.
Thanks for showing those adorable booties.
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2007 06:37:09 PM »

Oh, my!
These are so awesome!!!
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2007 07:32:02 PM »

These are so frickin' adorable!!!! My friend is having a baby girl in a few weeks these would be perfect! Thanks for the link.
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