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21  Re: Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Knit & Tonic KAL in Knitalongs by Fortune_32 on: August 16, 2006 02:28:03 PM

Here's my shoulder wrap version. It's 11.5" wide by 46" long (w/o the fringe.) The fringe was all hand tied, and took forever! LOL It was worth it, though... I really like the finished effect. Unfortunately wet-blocking the microspun didn't take very much of the curl out, but what can you do? It was my first non-scarf project! Hope you guys like it, comments are totally appreciated!  Grin
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22  Wee Curvy Kitten... the tiniest Pointy Kitty! in CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES by Fortune_32 on: August 02, 2006 07:48:28 PM
Here is my entry for challenge #14 - The Tiny Little Challenge! I knew when I read the challenge I had to make it a tiny Pointy Kitty - the tiniest I'd wager! I hope Hillary doesn't mind that I resized her pattern, I made the tail a little less pointy, as this little one is modeled after my younger cat, Monkey. She was 1/2lb when I got her, and I knew her stuffy had to be proportionately tiny (I've also modeled one after my older, larger cat, Spazz.) Here are the two of them together!

I backed white flannel with white denim (attached with fabric glue for seam stability.) It was really a bear to sew through the glue, but I knew I wanted tiny seam allowances, and that they'd rip out without reinforcement. The underbelly seam was sewn on the inside, I'd originally wanted to sew the whole thing that way, but when I decided to use the fabric glue, all of the pieces stiffened up too much to be able to turn right sides out. After that, it was just a matter of lots of tiny whip-stitching to close her up; I stuffed as I sewed, from the bottom up to avoid having to stuff into an impossibly tiny hole at the end. A little messy, but it was kind of fun to rip out bits of stuffing that peaked out! Sewn together with 3 strands of embroidery floss, the eyes & nose were drawn on; all other embellishments are felt glued on. I hope you enjoy her, I'm so happy I finished her!

She's just over 2" lengthwise, I had a hard time figuring the resized 3d dimensions. Grey kitty is 9" tall by 6" wide! I hope I still qualify!  Cheesy
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23  Re: Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Knit & Tonic KAL in Knitalongs by Fortune_32 on: July 09, 2006 01:56:47 PM
Here's my finished headwrap! I'm so proud, cuz it was my first cable! LOL  Cheesy I'm already making another one; a wider shawl/wrap version in black microspun!  Grin
It's fake-blocking on my Ikea chair, I haven't washed it yet, I've been too busy!

I hope you guys like it, and comments are really appreciated, I'm still a little wet behind the ears when it comes to knitting!
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24  Re: *pointy kitty* in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Fortune_32 on: July 06, 2006 09:50:33 AM

Here's my Pointy Kitty! I'm so excited, because I finally got up off my lazy butt and finished him! LOL  Cheesy His head & body have been done for a few months, but I was super lazy about hand sewing the face details, for some reason... Well, I finally did it, and I'm so happy! His nose is a little hard to see, I used the same grey fleece as his body; and I omitted the stripes, I was modeling it after my cat - Spazz. He's solid grey, with a grey nose, and as you can tell, he likes to hang his tongue out! He likes to hang out on the toilet too, and I have some more pics on my flicker page, if anybody's interested!
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25  Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Knit & Tonic KAL in Knitalongs by Fortune_32 on: June 13, 2006 12:56:31 PM
I've been following this thread started by maritimah, and I really wanted to try the pattern out. You can find the Knit & Tonic Dream swatch here. It's such an easy pattern, I wondered why there wasn't a KAL for this already?

I'm less than halfway, but I wanted to post an in-progress shot - I hope you guys like it! Any feedback would be really appreciated! It's my first cable project!  Grin

I'm using Classic Elite Premiere pima/tencel blend (color is 5226), on size 6 needles. I cut out one of the "cables", as my gauge swatch led me to believe it would end up too wide to be a head wrap I liked. I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming, although it is curling quite a bit. I hope it blocks well, I didn't bother with another scarf I made with this yarn!  Cheesy I'll be sure to post a finished shot when I'm done!
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26  Re: Sweat shoppe swap round 2! Sign ups close June 1 ('06) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Fortune_32 on: May 28, 2006 03:35:08 PM
Alright sweat shoppers, I finally have pics of my wristlets!

This one's got 1" pink ribbon, w/ black felt back & velcro closure. The flower (slightly larger than 1") snaps on & off, as mentioned before, they'll come in sets of 3 flowers + wristlet. It fits my wrist (5 1/2"!), and will adjust up to 8" (appx). I will be making some larger sized ones, as well. Colors will vary, but I have a ton of white, fucshia & turquoise flowers (w/o buttons yet). I hope everybody likes them!  Grin
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27  Re: Sweat shoppe swap round 2! Sign ups close June 1 ('06) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Fortune_32 on: May 28, 2006 09:03:36 AM
I found Vistaprint's prices for cards to be reasonable, but when I got to the shipping options page, it was either pay 25$ for overnight, 9$ for 5-10 business days, or 6$ for 21-30 business days. That's right, the shipping costs more than the friggin cards! So, I vectored my logo up in Illustrator, did the rest in Photoshop, and I print them on my color laser (BEST christmas present the Hubby & I bought for ourselves!). Call me cheap, but I'm too DIY to pay those kinds of shipping rates!

I know this isn't the right thread for this (just lemme know if I'm too off-topic & I'll move it), but here's my new card, if anyone has any comments, I'd LOVE to hear them!

Obviously not the right size - I know I need to make the line above the purple gradient stronger.
(I'm planning on including them for this swap! Smiley )

Javastain - Everybody's got such great stuff, and it's a nice treat to get a chance to sample it all! I WISH I could make 43 flower wristlets! I think it's going to be 2 sets of 5 for me this time around, though!
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28  Re: Invite your partner swap gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Fortune_32 on: May 26, 2006 02:19:28 PM
You are lucky! I LOVE her fox stuffie sooooooo much! It's in my wists!

OH MY GOSH! I just recieved my first swap package and i'm so excited! Here's what Princessblueberry sent me!

I'm glad I was careful opening it, there was yarn right on top I almost cut through! LOL
Clockwise from top left is a super cool wall hanging with a vintage osterizer lady on it! My WONDERFUL clutch(with vintage-y lining), complete with not 1, but 6 crocheted flowers! The purple is my fave! Also a swap journal with pages like Qcat's (minus the avatar, I hadn't decided on mine a few weeks ago!) with vintage/crafty cover! It's amazing PBB, I really love it! Although, I imagine I might fill it pretty quickly with how many swaps I wanna do now! Smiley A crochet kit with hooks, yarn & (not pictured) flower instructions.

Everything is so awesome, thanks for making my first swap so much fun!
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29  Beaded Butterfly - with link to tut! in Beads: Completed Projects by Fortune_32 on: May 26, 2006 11:37:34 AM
Well, I finished this a few weeks ago for the Invite Your Partner Swap - for Princessblueberry. She's recieved so I can post pics!

I found the tutorial here - Craftster rocks! It's about 2" tall by 3" wide, and bendable - which I totally love cuz you can futz with it all day long!

Size 11/0 seed beeds in crystal and rose, sewn onto a 3/4" silver-tone pin with invisible nylon thread. The girl who wrote the pattern also has one for a dragonfly and other cool wired bead patterns on her site - I know alot of you Craftsters love those Dragonflies!  Cheesy
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30  Re: Sweat shoppe swap round 2! Sign ups close June 1 ('06) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Fortune_32 on: May 24, 2006 02:12:58 PM
I'm SUPER excited to hop on the wagon! I'll be making 5 Tsumami (kanzashi) flower wristlets. I can't wait to see more of what people are making!  Grin

Edit: Here's pics of the flowers, I should have a pic of the wristlet by the end of the week.

Here's a pic of the small plum blossoms I've been making. These attach to a wristlet via small snap - so you can change them! Each wristlet will be sent with 3 small/simple flowers or 2 medium/complicated flowers (I'll give more details after we're assigned partners!) I can't wait to start on this swap!
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