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1  Ridiculously easy mary-jane slippers! (with pattern) in Knitting: Completed Projects by paperandglue on: September 06, 2004 04:13:58 PM

How I made them:

I used chunky yarn and size 7 US needles.

-cast on 30 stitches
-knit for 7.5-8 inches in garter stitch -- eyeball it based on the length of your own foot, I wear a size 9-10 US
-k2tog for one row
-k2tog for another row
-cut off a remainder of yarn, and thread it through the stitches like a drawstring.
-fold your fabric in half and, using the remainder yarn, sew the edges together for about 3 inches.
-using the tail of your working yarn, sew up the vertical seam for the heel

To make the strap, I crocheted a double chain with a loop at one end. I sewed one end to the slipper, and sewed a button to the other side.

I was inspired by other mary-jane slipper talk on this board, and I'm dying to try more advanced models like the felted ones on this page or knitted-in-the-round ones. These are really basic and easy, which is good for beginners like me.

You could probably work these slippers in stockinette too, yeah?

Thanks for all the inspiration you provide, folks!

(ETA: Ooops. Um, it would help if I posted the correct image.)
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2  Re: ideas for making laptop case? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by paperandglue on: August 25, 2004 03:46:53 PM
I made this bag early in the summer:

I don't know if I'm completely pleased with it. It's quite bulky -- I used foam lining that's about 3/4 inch or 1 inch thick.

I just bought a backpack that has a laptop pocket in it, that might be good enough.

There are also patterns available for such things.

I'm going to look into making one of these mythical felted laptop cases. Does anyone have any advice for doing that?
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3  Friendly Little Alien Stuffed Toy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by paperandglue on: August 23, 2004 10:12:07 AM

Made for Griffin, my friend's new baby! This androgynous alien is made of polar fleece. Its body measures about 14 inches in height, and its face is stitched on with embroidery floss.

I used a lot of stuffing. Normally I don't overfill stuffed toy projects, but this was my first toy made with fleece and it looked pretty lumpy without enough stuffing.
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