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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Hurry up Spring armwarmers (right time of year!) on: February 01, 2006 03:04:41 PM
I wanted to make these armwarmers ever since picking up SnBN and finally got them done a couple weeks ago.  I love the color, they are definitely spring-y.  This was a super fun project, small enough to finish in a reasonable time, but with enough challenge to keep it interesting.  Cables are so cool!

Here's the left one in action...had to take the picture with my right.  Tongue
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Intarsia, felting, novelty yarn, Bettie! on: February 01, 2006 02:58:49 PM
I was inspired by the Stitch n' Bitch poster boy bag, but wanted something sturdier. So, I knitted an intarsia image of Bettie Page, knitted a backside and bottom and seamed them all together and threw it in the washing machine. Voila! felted bag!  For the top trim, I knitted some boa yarn into a ring and sewed it on.  The purse handles were natural bamboo and I laquered them black to go better with the bag.  In the future I would probably not use Lamb's Pride to knit an intarsia image.  Because of the mohair content, Bettie had 5 o'clock shadow when she first emerged from the washing machine.  After blocking, I was able to fix that with a disposable razor (really!), but probably should have used a less fuzzy yarn in the first place.

and here's the inside of the bag.  Although you can't see it, the bottom was reinforced by sewing in a piece of plastic canvas so that it wouldn't sag.

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Another stupid sock creature on: September 13, 2005 10:17:35 AM
I got the book "Stupid Sock Creatures" after falling in love with the cover.  This is my own "stupid" creature, but I'm having trouble with his name.  I'm wavering between Sergio and Yitzahk (or maybe Yitsock, since he's made from socks).  Maybe there's another name I'm not thinking of...what do you think? Huh

4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / First SnB project: Headline News! on: June 27, 2005 11:57:10 AM
After seeing everyone else's great versions of this hat, I decided to go ahead and make my own.  The detail doesn't show up quite as well in the dark color, but it'll be fun for the fall.  This was also my first cable project and it was a lot easier than expected.  I did have to frog and re-knit the bottom side of the brim after misreading the directions the first time.  It made a lot more sense the second time!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cast cozy! UPDATE on: June 24, 2005 10:44:44 AM
This is my first project post on craftster! A friend broke her arm over Memorial Day weekend and I knitted up a cast cozy based on the Voodoo wrist warmers from Knitty http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html.  It's pictured here on the model cardboard hand I made to send it.  Instead of the yarn called for in the pattern I used Lion Brand Glitterspun since I wanted it to be kind of festive and wool seemed like overkill for the summer.

So, my friend loved her cozy, but is apparently self-concious about her fingers sticking out of the end of the cast.  They are discolored and she has some pins in them as well.  Another friend of ours said that she's been wearing a pillowcase over her hand to cover her fingers up, so I've made an accessory finger mitt that coordinates with the cozy.  It's made out of a soy fiber that breathes really well and should be relatively cool for summer.
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