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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pocket Quilt on: January 02, 2005 06:56:14 PM
I made this to hold my circular needles and accouterments for knitting.  I pieced it, but I didn't TECHNICALLY quilt it as it is only the one layer.  I guess you could say I quilted it to the wall with thumb tacks though.  Wink

2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / felty sweaters=fuzzy slippers on: January 02, 2005 06:54:04 PM
I made these using the basic pattern in "The Starving Artist's Way."  I used 2 old sweaters, one shrunk on accident, the other on purpose.  I freehanded the stitching to jazz them up a bit.


And the (fuzzy) closeups:


The star stitching could be better, but overally I'm pretty happy with my results and my feet are toasty warm.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Comfort Quilt on: December 01, 2004 07:55:45 PM
This isn't the standard fun-fare that you quilters have.  (I am so amazed by the creativity in quilting here!)  But it's my first ever quilt and it's a bit larger than a standard queen quilt.


It's a standard fence rail pattern done with 20 colors.

In my grandfather's last days he would constantly run his hands over it.  It gave him comfort; so much more important than the technical errors it contains over which I obsessed.

More in depth pictures are on my site http://renee.typepad.com/cadd/.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Stash bustin' scarf on: December 01, 2004 07:49:57 PM
I decide to hone my crochet skills a bit as they've been languishing ever since I learned to knit.  So I found a nice afghan pattern and made a really narrow version of it.   Grin


5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Completed Spiderweb Capelet on: December 01, 2004 07:47:21 PM
After some of y'all talked about the capelet this morning, it piqued my interest so I knit it up in my downtime.  It was superquick and fun once I figured out to drop every YO I ever encountered (I have either read the instructions poorly or it only tells ya to drop certain rows of em, I'm not quite sure).

But here's a look.  I'm a notoriously bad photographer and didn't feel like actually getting out of my jammies today.

If anyone needs any help with this, ask away.  It went pretty smoothly though.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Great scarf, bad pics on: November 12, 2004 09:25:54 PM
This was a fun simple little one skein scarf using wool-ease thick n quick.  usually I won't touch the blends, but the color was gorgeous and on sale  (tee hee).

I wish it were more visible from the pics, but it's knit on the bias, alternating sections of stst and reverse stst.  One ball made a REALLY long scarf.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / New Fave: my stripey sweater on: October 26, 2004 03:54:22 AM
This is a horrifying picture


It is the short Row striped sweater from the Fall 2003 Interweave Knits.  I used Dalegarn Heilo.

Once again.  Horrifying picture (shudder)

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Interweave Knits Sweet and Lowdown on: July 29, 2004 02:48:58 PM
Okay, so I love the chair with all the burning fiery passion my little heart has.  I never follow patterns.  Never have, never really intended to, but I want to make this slipcover.

Problem is:  I can't get the chair.  I'm about 6+ hours away from an IKEA, so does anyone have suggestions for a similar (and similarly priced) chair?  It's the Oppala if you don't have the mag.  Or has anyone seen one for sale online?  Or have one they want to part with for a reasonable price/shipping?

THe chair w/knitted slipcover for those who have not yet seen it:

I envision it in a more exciting, childproof, yarn color.  Maybe even 2 color cables.  If I can find a reasonable source for similar chairs, I want to design a fair isle-esque thing for another one.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / sweater skirt on: April 13, 2004 09:06:27 AM
I'm sure someone has done this before.  I ain't original, but I'm thrilled w/ it.


It's a 100% cotton fair isle sweater from Eddie Bauer that I got at the goodwill for $1.25.

I sliced off the sleeves, maintaining the seams on the body side of it, then I slit the shoulder seams, ran a zig zag stitch, cut off the back color and tag.

I crocheted a chain for the drawstring, threaded it through the former waist of the sweater (now inverted so the color would be the hemline) and called it a day.  This picture doesn't show the nifty side-slit, but it did make my legs look pretty good so I called it a day.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help! I have the polyester motherlode!! on: December 08, 2003 07:01:31 PM
My nana gave me about 30lbs (truly) of fabric "scraps" she had in her basement!  Ooh buddy!

What should I do with it all?  The jumper is going to be cut up and resewn into pants, as the waist is too small.   I don't know what to do with the top part though.

Among the mess below is a bag of aboug 1000 rectangles of assorted polyesters, and a bunch of more novelty fabrics (like cowboys and pink frogs, tee hee!)

There's my curious Keesh, Hunter.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!  No idea is too bizarre.

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