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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Daisy Snake-Charmer from Knitty on: July 02, 2006 11:56:11 AM
Hi everyone!

I haven't posted onthis board in ages, but I learned how to knit a few months ago and I'm now addicted to making baby sweaters for all my friends who have babies.
So, I thought I would share my latest creation - the Daisy Snake Charmer sweater. I got the pattern from Knitty.com, and used acrylic yarn that I already had.

I also discovered in the process that those snakes are pretty quick to knit, and the 2 "practice snakes" I made turned out to be great cat toys

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with Debbie Bliss baby dress with eyelets? on: August 26, 2005 08:15:12 AM
Hey everyone!
I'm currently knitting the "Dress with eyelets" from Debbie Bliss "Baby Knits for beginners".

I already made half the back, but I am stuck on this row:

I have 89 sts.
The next row reads: dec row K1, [k2tog, yf, skpo] 22 times. 67 sts.

From this I gather that I'm supposed to K1, then do the k2tog, yf, skpo sequence 22 more times, and the end result is that I'll have 67 sts on the needle.

But this doesn't make sense - it takes 5 stitches to do this sequence (2 for the k2tog, 1 for the yf and 2 for the skpo). 5x22 = 110, and I only have 89 sts!

It would make perfect sense if the sequence only required 4 sts. So I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong.

Does anyone have any idea what?

Thanks much!!
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / McDonalds Happy Meal toys on: November 13, 2004 03:41:56 PM
I have a bunch (probably 30-40) plastic toys from Happy Meals and such.. Way too big to be used for jewelry, with no common theme whatsoever (other then being, well, plastic).

I'm looking for ideas on what to do with them - preferably something I can use as a decoration in the house, since I plan to decorate my living room in a "kid's play-room" theme, and preferably something I can do without cutting the plastic (because I don't have a saw here, and a sharp knife won't do..)

Any help would be appreciated!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for low, comfortable seats? on: October 18, 2004 01:00:59 PM

I'm just moving to a new apprtment, and since I don't own a sofa, it is time to find some sort of seating arrangement..

What I have in mind is 3-4 very low couches.. low but comfortable, think armchairs that are floor-height.
Beanbag chairs would be the perfect solutions, but with 3 cats in the house, I discovered the hard way that they are often mistaken for litter boxes..  Tongue

So - any ideas of how I can build these kind of seats? or other suggestions for low, comfortable seats?

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Skirt and Yoga Mat bag on: September 25, 2004 02:58:18 AM
I wasn't sure if I should post this here on in the clothes section, but since I'm more proud of the bag, the bag section won Smiley

So here are my latest - made out of a large piece I had of cotton fabric intended for children's curtains, which you can see below.
apparently nobody wants dark curtains in the child's room, so this was on sale.

I found the pattern for the Yoga mat bag here on craftster (but changed the way the strap is attached and made it out of the same fabric), and the skirt is a simple a-line, no pattern..

Comments are welcome!

Closeup of fabric (a bit blurry, but it shows the real colors)

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Wedding give-aways? on: February 21, 2004 11:38:20 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm getting married in 3 months (exactly! eek!  Shocked)
and looking for ideas on what to give our guests at the wedding..

Before you start thinking about heart shaped boxes and wedding bells - we are having a young-people-only party, with alternative music (think grunge and electronica), and the main idea is that everyone can come and do their own thing - there will be room to dance, and to eat, and to sit and talk and even to sleep.

So, obviously, none of the cutey-pie ideas work.
We want something that people will actually be able to use later on - I thought of marble magnets (but I have no idea what to put in them), but still looking for inspiration..

any ideas would be more then welcome.. I love the stuff you guys come up with!

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Valentine's day doll on: February 10, 2004 03:05:18 PM
An old red pillowcase and some leftover scraps make one suspicious-looking Valentine's day guy  Cheesy

I gave him to my fiance, but he seems to prefer hanging out with my cat, Neo..

All the shapes were cut free-hand - I just traced the face shapes on the fabrics, and sewed them together with my machine's zig-zag stitch.
Then cut the body twice from an old pillowcase,
and sew the face to the front.
put the front and back wrong sides together, and stitch around leaving the top of the head open.
turn the doll right-side out, Stuff the legs and sew them shut with a straight stitch, and do the same for the arms - it keeps the doll much more flexible then if it's all stuffed as one piece.
Then stuff the rest, stick the hair in the top of the head and sew shut! voila!  Kiss

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