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1  California / California: Central / Re: San Mateo, CA: Bazaar Bizarre April 22/23 2006 on: April 21, 2006 05:51:11 PM
I'll be there too!  I'm taking Jess's workshop and doing retail therapy with you crafty vendors!

Say hi if you see me - I'll probably be wearing a blue beanie with skull and crossbones that I knit myself.

Woo hoo!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mr. Pretty - felted stuffy monster on: March 22, 2006 11:18:06 AM
He is fanTAStic!

You've put so much thought, energy and love into this gift!  You must have one heckuva brother  Smiley

My only suggestions on the redo would be to felt him prior to stuffing him.  When he's done felting put any kind of dried beans in the bottom and then fill the rest of the way with the fiberfill.  If you're feeling fancy you can buy plastic toy stuffing pellets for the bottom but I see no need to spend the money.  When I made my toy from Jess Hutch I just found some beans from the pantry and stuck them in.  My toy sits up well and also has a lovely 'heft' to it that makes it yummy.

If you do another - show us!

Oh, and how DID you end up getting the dreads to work?  They are perfect!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sequin Cuff Bracelet w/Buddha Buttons - simple! pattern included on: March 19, 2006 09:26:23 AM
Yeah!  I keep thinking of Wonder Woman when I have it on!

Thanks everyone.

skwirel - excellent idea!  I AM going to make that modification.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sequin Cuff Bracelet w/Buddha Buttons - simple! pattern included on: March 18, 2006 05:24:47 PM
I needed a quickie project so I decided to whip up this fun bracelet.  

Sequin Cuff Bracelet

Size US 9 (5.5 mm) needles. (I used straight/cheapie metal needles to minimize any chance of damaging my 'good' needles)
Any color 'single strand' sequins - I used matte silver.  I bought three yards to be safe but did NOT use all of it!
Gauge is unimportant - you just need to be able to get your needles and sequins around each other!
Three buttons (I used two vintage buddha buttons from ebay with a bubbly little clear one in the center)
Sewing thread to match the 'strand' (or thread) that the sequins are already strung on
Sewing needle

Cast on 8 stitches (or as many as you need to make this the width you desire).
Work in garter stitch until the bracelet meets around your wrist (remember that your bind off will add a bit more)
Bind off.

Weave your ends in a bit and then sew with needle and thread through these ends so it won't unravel but, more importantly, so your sequins don't start falling off the ends of the strand!

Use same needle and thread to sew the three buttons on evenly spaced.

I intended to sew some elastic loops on to button this up but these buttons just fit through my bind off row.

Please keep in mind that it is a bit of a struggle to get these sequins around each other as you are knitting.  I was being very deliberate and fussy in the beginning but then got quite a bit rougher towards the end.  I lost a few sequins here and there but you absolutely can't tell because of the density.

Next time I do this I will take the time to get elasticated single strand sequins to make the final product more user friendly.  Although having said that, I think it might possibly increase the difficulty of knitting it in the first place...hmmmm.

Well enjoy and if you decide to make one - post so we can see!!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted 'Bobble' Bag on: March 16, 2006 12:58:59 PM
Great job - cute cute cute.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Long-Stupid Stash Busting Hat on: February 16, 2006 10:14:14 AM
Those are both great and I love the simplest idea yet striking end result of your 'simple intarsia'.  Great job!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Flame socks for my tattoo artist on: February 09, 2006 09:09:02 AM

Did you know there is a 'Knitters Tattoos' section on someone's knitblog?  Sorry I don't remember where it is but this one should definitely be included. 

Anyone have the link? anyone?

Great socks, too!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my ubernatural w/long sleeves - first sweater! on: January 30, 2006 09:09:01 AM
I've been away for a few days and missed all the additions to the thread!

loisgriffinwannabe, not only does it seem you figured out how many stitches to cast on, you have a FABULOUS finished object!  Can't wait to see how the generous Limeylizzie's buttons look and how it looks on you.  Post when you can!

(and you are very welcome - I'm so glad I helped get people excited about this pattern!)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Meet Fang, young cousin of Spherey... on: January 26, 2006 09:49:17 AM
Thanks you guys!

I guess I forgot to mention that this is basically the Spherey pattern from Jess Hutchison's Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy booklette.  The only mods I made are that the limbs are shorter and added the fang.

Unfortunately she won't be printing any more of them.  Sad
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Meet Fang, young cousin of Spherey... on: January 26, 2006 08:51:43 AM

He is of the somewhat preppy variety and although his limbs are somewhat truncated (yep, shorter on purpose) he is VERY proud of his favorite and somewhat large tooth.

The only potential problem is that he seems to have a somewhat disturbing, expensive and potentially dangerous drinking problem...

just look at that maniacal look in his eyes!
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