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161  Re: Slotted Wallet WITH pattern & tutorial - Image heavy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by klum78 on: October 10, 2007 11:29:58 AM
I made another one.  I love how easy and quick this pattern is.  It looks way harder when finished than it really is!
I had made a purse for a friend out of material she selected and had some fabric left over.  I thought it would be great to make her a matching wallet also!

Thanks again for the great tutorial!
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162  Re: sweater boots! in Shoes: Completed Projects by klum78 on: October 10, 2007 11:23:44 AM
So here is my take:

I also just cut off the sleeves of a sweater and used some strong epoxy glue my hubby had.  No sewing necessary!  So easy and fun.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Smiley
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163  Re: Knifty Knitter? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by klum78 on: October 10, 2007 11:01:22 AM
I am attempting these:
with my knifty knitter.  I have huge feet so I cannot just go buy a pair in the store.  (Otherwise I would!)  I have worked on them for an hour or so and am about half way done with one of them.  Will post a pic when I finish...
Have you been taking notes? Because I too have huge feet and no cute shoes (or slippers) are sold near me. (at least in my size)
Can't wait to see them!

Okay, so the ballet slippers...  I have one 98% done.  (I just need to add a strap.)  I ended up frogging the slipper (again!) for me so I decided to start smaller.  I made one for my 3 year old instead and it looks totally cute!  So here are my notes/pattern to make it.  You'll need to adjust length since this is made for a toddler size 10 foot...

-CO 9 pegs (leave a long tail)
-knit garter stitch for @ 2 inches (this will make the toe when sewn up)
-increase by two pegs (for a total of 11) one on each side
-knit garter stitch for 5.5 inches
-k2tog for one row
-k2tog for another row
-cut and leave a really long tail
-I took the starting end and seamed up the two sides

-thread tail through remaining stitches and pull off loom. (this is your heel)
-pull the seams closed on the heel then use the yarn to sew through the entire top of the slipper.  (I did this so it would pull tighter on top of her foot. You may not need to do this depending on your stitch and yarn choices.) 

-Tie off
-add strap if desired (because I pullet the top seam tight I do not actually need to add a strap to this.)

So the confusion I was having originally was because I wasn't sure what part I was knitting first.  What is CO is the width of the slipper not the length.  So measure the bottom width of your foot and add a couple inches to get the necessary CO length.  Then what you are knitting down off the loom is the length of your foot.  Add a couple inches for the heel seam also. 

For example I wear a size 11.  My foot measures:
width:  5 inches (at widest part)
length: 10.5 inches

So for my slippers I plan on CO enough stitches for 5 inches of width then increasing it to 7 or 8 inches after knitting for @ 3.5 inches.  Knit for 12 (or so) inches, then k2tog for 2 rows.

I hope this makes sense!  Let me know if you need clarification!  Will post a pic of both slippers on her feet when I finish the other...

OP original pattern for knitting needles:
-cast on 30 stitches
-knit for 7.5-8 inches in garter stitch -- eyeball it based on the length of your own foot, I wear a size 9-10 US
-k2tog for one row
-k2tog for another row
-cut off a remainder of yarn, and thread it through the stitches like a drawstring.
-fold your fabric in half and, using the remainder yarn, sew the edges together for about 3 inches.
-using the tail of your working yarn, sew up the vertical seam for the heel
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164  Cherry Blossom inspired baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by klum78 on: October 03, 2007 03:00:59 PM
I made this for a friend's daughter a few months ago.  It was made to go (not really match) with the cherry blossom crib set sold at Target.
You can see it here: http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CN3MJ95TL._SS384_.jpg

This was my first time "designing" my own pattern.  I stuck to a pretty basic idea, just two repeating squares.  But, man, was it hard calculating how much fabric I would need for each square, then how much I would need for the whole quilt once I had the design down...  I give props to the quilters who do that all of the time. 

Here's the front:

And part of the back:
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165  More Wee Bunnies! (img heavy!) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by klum78 on: September 20, 2007 10:01:38 AM
I love these things!  I had an old pillow that ripped when i washed it so I wanted to use the stuffing inside for something.  Low and behold I found the Wee Wonderfuls Wee Bunny pattern!  Fun, fun , fun!  Here are the three that I made:

The patchwork one was made from leftover squares from my daughter's quilt.   The pink one was made for a friend of my sister who has a tattoo on her lower back.  I thought it was cute so I gave the bunny a flower "tattoo".  Wink I did cut off the floss before giving it to her.

If anyone wants the pattern, it's here:
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166  Hot baby girl quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by klum78 on: September 20, 2007 09:49:33 AM
So it's not finished in the pic but it is in real life.  The binding was black with white flowers on it.  I would take a photo of the finished project but it's lready been given away...

I wanted to make a non-babyish baby girl quilt and I think I succeeded.  The back fabric I purchased just because I loved it.  I normally only buy fabric for a specific project but I just couldn't pass this up!
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167  Re: Knifty Knitter? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by klum78 on: September 20, 2007 09:41:56 AM
Here is the hat I made my little one last winter.

I love how it turned out.  Although it has been torn to pieces by her since then... Oh, well, that's a 2 year old for you.

 I always seem to play with this starting in the fall and then put it away during spring and summer.  I guess because it's not cold enough then for hats & scarves...
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168  Re: last years halloween costume in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by klum78 on: September 20, 2007 09:32:55 AM
Here is my daughter's costume from last year.  Also a fairy.  She is wearing pants underneath because it was COLD!

She want to be a fairy again this year so I am doing another in different colors.  I wish I had hot glued the flowers onto her costume also.  It was awkward sewing them on...
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169  Hoodies, hoodies! Everywhere hoodies! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by klum78 on: August 17, 2007 10:57:55 AM
So I saw this tut:

on the reconstructed clothing board and just had to try it.
I started one for myself but made the sleeves too short.  So rather than toss the fabric, which I loved, I decided to use it for my daughter.  And created this for her:

Her wearing it:

I was sewing it and my nieces were over.  They both begged me to make them one.  So this one is for the younger of the two.  She is not a girlie-girl, and her favorite character is Spider-man so I used a red tee I had laying around.  The stripped tee was supposed to be for me but, oh well...

I made the first one a pull over because I bought the wrong zipper, it didn't split.  I really liked the way it looked though so I purposely bought  non-spliting ones for my nieces.  They are not perfect but I really liked how they turned out. 
One more to go!
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