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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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