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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Winter Sock Swap Gallery on: March 04, 2010 06:22:05 PM
Post 'em when you get 'em!

I recieved from ZombieQueen today!!  Super awesome socks she made me, and I LOVE the yarn she sent along!!!  Thanks so much!!!!

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Traveling scarf swap? on: January 11, 2010 02:14:02 PM
I don't know how long it's been since the last one, but is anyone interested in some form of a traveling scarf swap?  Those who have been in it before, any suggestions?  Anything you would change?  I've never been in this kind of swap so definately open to ideas.
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Winter Sock Swap CLOSED Sendouts 03/15/10 on: December 20, 2009 03:57:54 PM

Swap name:  Winter Sock Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: stitch81
Sign-up date range: Dec. 20- Jan 15th
Date to send item by: March 15

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO  Nope
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? 16

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:


Baby it's cold outside.... so knit/crochet me a pair of socks!   Welcome to the Winter Sock Swap!  To participate in this swap, you are agreeing to knit/crochet 1 (one) pair of socks for your partner, and also provide an additional skein (enough for your partner to knit/crochet up an additional pair of socks on their own time) of yarn.  

Now, I'm not your mother, so I'm not going to pester you all about checking in each week.  We are all adults, capable of keeping track of our own obligations... SO... participating in the board is desired, but not required.   Organizational notes will be posted to the board, so I advise checking in to see what is going on.  Sendouts are scheduled for March 15th.  You MUST PM me AND your partner AND provide a DC number when you send.  If I don't hear from you by the deadline, and 1 week has passed, you will receive negative feedback and an angel will be found to replace you.  I think 8 weeks of crafting time for 1 pair of socks is more than reasonable.

IF you would like to do extras.. well, I'll leave that up to you and your partner to discuss and arrange.

So... if you agree to the above... fill out the questionaire and send it to me   stitch81


Name of swap  
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you knit, or crochet?:
Favorite colors:
Colors you can't stand:
Fiber favs:
Fibers you can't stand:
Do you have a preference on what you recieved...knitted or crocheted or do you care either way?:
What is your knitting/crocheting level (are you comfortable with more complicated patterns or do you prefer to keep things simpler?)
What types of patterns do you prefer? Simple... lacy... cables...other...
Shoe size:
Do you have any allergens in your home? smoke, pets...
Do you have any allergies?
Any other information you would like your partner to know?

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. alicelovester
6. stitch81
7. Zombie_Queen


GALLERY:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340242.0


Zombie_Queen <---> stitch81
DizzerSpinninRound--> spolowitz--->BhamBaby---> DizzerSpinninRound
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knitting project bag -improved pictures!- w/ written tute on: October 26, 2009 11:19:28 AM
What is a person to do when faced with the reality of having to frog her latest project?  Throw it in a corner and make a bag!

I've been looking at several knitting bags online, and just haven't found one I like... so, after thinking about what I want my bag to have, and what I want it to hold, this is what I came up with.  I used materials I already had in my stash, so I think total it maybe cost $5.

Features... magazine/pattern slot.  Detachable yarn bag (has magnets to hold it to the side of the bag, additional pockets for my needle roll and circular needle case.  Water holder, key fob, and zippered pocket on the outside.

Finished measurement are  9 inches tall, 16 inches wide, and 6 inches across.

Knitters carry-All Tote


Cut 2 pc. Of pattern fabric   22 x 17
Cut 2 pc. Of black canvas 7x 22
Cut 2 pc. Of black canvas 3x 22
Cut 2 pc. Fusible stiff interfacing 22x 17

Iron interfacing to wrong side of patterned fabric

*Lay out interfaced pattern fabri can from the top, measure 2 inches down and draw a line across the length (22 inch) of the fabric

Measure from the bottom 6 inches and draw a line across the length of the fabric.

Using the lines as a guide, lay your 3 x 22 inch black fabric just below the top line.  Using inch seam sew along the black fabric (so your sew line will be inch below the line you drew).  Now fold the black fabric upward and press.   The black fabric should be flush with the interfaced top of the patterned fabric.  Do the same for the bottom.  Place your black fabric just above the line, and sew along the length using  inch seam.  Now fold the black fabric down and press.  The black fabric should now be flush with the bottom of the interfaced pattern fabric.  Baste along the top and bottom.  **

Repeat *-** for second out pc.

If a zippered pocket is desired, add that now.  (I am not good with describing my zippering process, so youll have to look that up, Ill just confuse you)

Lay the two outside pcs. Right sides together and sew along the sides using 5/8 inch seam allowance.  (use 5/8 allowance from here on out unless otherwise specified).  Press seams open and top stitch on both sides of the seam to hold in place (this greatly reduces bulk).

Now sew along the bottom of the bag,   Press bottom corner together so the side seam and bottom seam come together.  This will form a triangle or point at the bottom corner of the bag.  Measure 2 inches from the point  and then sew across the point.  Do the same for the other side.  Now, press open the bottom seam  (you will have to take a few stitch out of the corners to allow the seam to lay flat.)  Top stitch the bottom the same way you did the sides.  Tack the points under.


Cut 2 pcs. Black canvas 22 x 17
Cut 2 pcs. Patterned fabric 38 x 8

Taking the black fabric, lay them right sides together and sew one side only.  Press open seam and topstitch in place.

Place patterned fabric right sides together and sew all around leaving an opening to turn and press.

Measure 3 inches from the bottom of the black inner fabric and using a fabric pencil, draw a line all the way across.

Now measure 3  inches from each of the raw edge sides of the inner fabric, make a small mark with the fabric pencil.

Using these marks, lay out your patterned fabric, so that it is 3  inches from each side, and 3 inches from the bottom of the black fabric.  Pin in place and sew bottom and sides of the patterned fabric.

From either edge of the patterned fabric, measure 14 inches, sew a line down.  (this forms the magazine pocket).  Then from the other side, measure 8 inches, sew a line down.  This forms the pocket for my circular needle case.  Then from that line, measure 6 inches, (this holds my needle roll),and sew a line down .  The remaining pocket forms the water bottle holder.

Now sew the remaining side seam of the black inner fabric..  press seam open and topstitch.  

For the magnet tabs, I purchased some small round super strong magnets.  I made 4 small pouches and sewed the magnets inside.   Sew your first magnet tab about 6 inches from the bottom of the black inner fabric on the seam.  Sew the second magnet tab 3 inches above that.   Now sew along the bottom of the black inner section.  Follow the same rules for making the corners, and folding them under as you did for the outer layers.

I cut and covered a 15 x 5 inch pc. Of sturdy plastic to give the bottom support and placed that between the outer and inner layer.

Make handles as desired, at desired length.

Now place the inner bag into the outer bag and fold edges together so the raw edges are hidden.  Pin your straps in place between the layers.  If you wish to have a key fob, make that and pin in place between the layers.  Sew around the outside top edge of the bag.


Cut 2 circles 6 inch diameter of each black and patterned fabric
Cut 2 pcs. 12 x 19 1/2  of each black and patterned fabric

Sew circles together with wrong sides together.

Sew black fabric at side seam (12 inches)
Sew patterned fabric at side seam

Put black and patterned fabric together with wrong sides together and baste along the bottom.

Sew circle in place.  Serge the seam.

Push inner fabric down to the inside out of the way.  Using button hole function, make 2 holes for the drawstring about 3 inches down from the top of the black fabric.  Pull up the inner fabric and fold the sides together so raw edges are hidden.  Sew around the bag just below the button holes.  Thread cord through and attach drawstring stop.  Had sew remaining 2 magnet tabs to the out side of the bag.  Be careful to line them up so the magnets are attracted to each other.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll do my best to answer any questions.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Butterfly" Hat on: October 22, 2009 10:14:46 AM
This was my first fair isle project.  Pattern is by Randi K. on ravelry.  It's a free pattern.  I modified the bottom part a bit, so I could have the rib knit on the bottom.

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Girl Scout Messenger bag on: October 10, 2009 07:01:10 PM
Hi! Here's my latest project.  I recently became a troop leader for the local brownie troop.  I needed a new project, and a new bag to hold all my materials, so here's what I came up with!  

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bella's Mittens updated picture on: June 15, 2009 04:49:11 PM
Here is an updated picture with the final product.  I used alpaca ebony yarn...very soft
Below the picture is the original post...

Okay... First off.. I am a beginning knitter.  I have only ever just practiced my knit and purl stitches and have never worked in the round.  The first time I saw sublimalrabbit's bella's mittens, I knew I had to have them, but the pattern scared me.  I finally decided to stop being a wimp about it and gave it a try.  I figured with all the video tutes out there I should be able to figure out the stitches that I didn't know.  And......

I did it!!!

Okay, the picture is a cheat...I mirror imaged it.  I only have one mitten completed, but who wants to look at a picture of only one mitten.  That, and I really don't care for the yarn I used and am going to buy some better stuff when I next get to the store.  Anyway... I survived bella's mittens!!!!  Gives one the feeling that you can conquer anything now! lol

8  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Angel Found! -1 Angel needed for Fill A Purse Swap Round 4 on: June 13, 2009 12:29:53 PM
Angel Found! Thanks!

Hey, We have found ourselves in need of an Angel for this swap.  Requirements of the swap are:

Craft one purse
5 fillers for the purse.  These can be a combination of purchased items and handcrafted items.

If you are interested in Angeling for this swap, please pm me.  Please do not respond here as I will be watching for a pm.

I will provide the necessary details regarding who you are crafting for and what their preferences are once I have accepted an angel.  Thanks!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Travel Embroidery Case---Swap spoiler for EnchantedIndigo(you've been warned) on: June 13, 2009 09:56:49 AM
For the June 2009 Birthday swap EnchantedIndigo had this on her wish list.

This is my version of it.  It holds 2 hoops, seam ripper, scissors, pins, multiple plastic cards for thread, and has a small pincushion

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / DIY Headboard on: April 24, 2009 12:26:50 PM
Here is a headboard I made for my daughter.  I know the pinks clash... fabric selection in our area is horrible, but she said she wanted pink and green... I was lucky to find this.  So maybe the rest of her room will have to get updated away from the my little ponies...lol

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