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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / No Cash Wallet from Bend the Rules Sewing on: January 02, 2008 12:04:50 AM
I've been a long time lurker of these forums and finally have something to share. Yay!  Smiley

This wallet is from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book. It's called The No Cash Wallet but the middle pocket is large enough to fit dollar bills if you fold them in half. I'm pretty sure this turned out a little smaller then it should have (there is suppose to be  an edge stitch around the whole wallet but the cards wouldn't fit if I did that). I think it's the perfect size to use for a clutch or to throw in your coat pocket. I already have plans to make more!

Thanks for looking!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fingerless Mitts (now with pattern!) on: November 29, 2007 02:30:01 PM
I started these last year. Made one, then added it to my "to complete other pair later" pile. A few weeks ago we re-arranged our computer area and I'm not sitting near a window and my fingers would be freezing after a few minutes. I decided it was time to finish these up.

The pattern is a combo of a few mitten patterns. I fell in love with the Endpaper Mitts but when I printed it out it seemed so long and daunting that I used a simplified chart that looked similar that I found online. I winged the first one and wrote down a few notes along the way. I'm a bit surprised I deciphered my notes well enough to complete the second one with out problems.

I really like them a lot and have been wearing them around the house. It does take some getting use to, especially while typing!

Thanks for looking!

EDIT 12/5/07 added pattern below-------------

This is the first pattern I've shared with others. That said, I hope it makes sense and doesn't include any errors. Feel free to post or message me and I'll do my best to help. Thanks and enjoy!

I made a pdf version for downloading as well: clicky

Finished Measurements
Length: 10 inches
Width: 3.5 inches

1 ball Red Heart Sport (or other sport weight yarn) main color (MC)
1 ball Caron Simply Soft (or other worsted weight yarn) contrasting color (CC)
Size 6 US needles
2 place markers (PM)

22 sts 24 rows = 4 inches

Pattern Notes
Mitts are knit on two needles and seamed at the outer edge (pinky side). To make seaming easier you can add 1 salvage stitch to each side in CC. 


Left Mitt
With MC, CO 41
8 rows of 1x3 rib. Start first row with p1, k3, end with p1
Knit 1 row MC
Purl 1 row CC
Knit 1 row CC
Start chart, work 34 rows of chart. (or desired length)

Work increases in CC, with alternating colors on the sts between markers. Continue chart pattern for sts outside of the markers.
Knit 15, PM, inc 1, k1, inc 1, PM, knit to end.
Purl to first marker, sl marker, inc 1, p to marker, inc 1, sl marker, purl to end.
Knit 1 row (follow chart pattern for sts outside of markers, alternate colors for sts inside of markers.)
Repeat last two rows until there are 13 sts between markers.
Place thumb stitches on waste yarn. Knit to thumb sts, place on holder, M1, knit to end. (The M1 is needed to continue the chart.)

Work 7 rows of chart.
Knit 1 row CC
Purl 1 row CC
Knit 1 row MC
4 rows of 1x3 rib. Start first row with p1, k3, end with p1.
Double crochet BO (or desired BO technique)

Finish Thumb
Place sts from waste yarn to needle.
Knit 1 row MC
Rib 1x1 4 rows.
Double crochet BO (or desired BO technique)

Seam using mattress stitch. Be sure to line up the pattern.

Right Mitt
Work as for left, when starting thumb, Knit 25 instead of 15.

Pattern was created by craftycathy.wordpress.com. For personal use only.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lelah (Turned Sweatervest) on: July 26, 2007 12:30:31 PM
This is my first post with a FO and I just want to say thanks to HelenaJane for the awesome pattern.

My sister had mentioned she liked a sweatervest I had made for myself and well, obviously with us being sisters I didn't want to make her the same thing! I struggled with a few different ideas I had but they never looked right (meaning I ripped at least 3 times!).

I saw the Lelah pattern and fell in love with the lace, so I made some modifications to the original pattern and turned it into a v-neck sweatervest with picot edging.

Close up of the Picot

Oops! I just realized the pictures were taken before I added the ribbon!
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