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11  Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gaucamolegreetings on: February 21, 2008 11:55:15 AM
I'm addicted.  Here are two more.  One really funky for me and one sweeter for an Easter gift.

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12  Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gaucamolegreetings on: February 19, 2008 03:28:27 PM
What a great tutorial!  Thanks so much!  Here is mine!

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13  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by gaucamolegreetings on: February 16, 2008 07:28:47 PM
If you don't remember, check out my daughter's new dress!

I scored this awesome retro tee from a thrift store, but it was always way too tight on me.  Sigh.  So I decided to make a dress for my daughter.  I detached the sleeves, sewed the sides to make it smaller, and sewed them back on with some pleats.  Unfortunatley I didn't bothering chaning the huge neck or the actual placement of the sleeves.  Oh well, live and learn.

The skirt part is from another too small t-shirt of mine, brown ribbed I thought went perfect with the brown 3 on the back of the shirt.

Here are before and after pics on the hanger.

Thanks for looking!
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14  Re: PLEATNESS BAGS! now enriched with tutorial goodness! pg 10 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gaucamolegreetings on: January 28, 2008 12:22:54 PM
I made one too!  I'm really unexperienced with zippers, and after a lot of false starts on it, I think I finally got it right.  I think if I made another one (and I might one day) that I would do much better the second time around.

I call it Something Fishy.  I got the fish fabric from a mu-mu at a thrift store, the black fabric was an old pair of pants (thank you Calvin Klein) and the zipper was from an old diaper bag, the free one you get at the hospital.  I think the only "new" part was the awesome batik fabric for lining which was in my stash.

Although the zipper is a little beat-up, I love that it is a double zipper so I can open from either side.

Thanks so much for the tutorial, it was VERY helpful!
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15  My Saartje bootees and hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by gaucamolegreetings on: January 20, 2008 04:59:48 PM
I used recycled wool from a thrift store sweater, buttons from a shirt my dh was going to give away, and size 3 needles for the booties.  The only modification was instead of adding loops on the end of the straps, I did K2tog, yo twice, k2tog to make a hole near the end of the strap.  In retrospect, I should have made the strap a little longer to compensate, but I just put the buttons really close to the edge.  

The hat was based on the Head Huggers Cable Knit cap, just reduced in size for a baby, on size 7 needles with the same yarn.

They look SO small, but they should fit a newborn so my friend who is due any day can get some use out of them before winter is over.  They both knit up really quick, look so cute, and didn't use much yarn, and were fun to do; can't get better than that!

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16  Re: Knittys Jeanie in Knitalongs by gaucamolegreetings on: December 21, 2007 04:56:29 PM
I tried a bit to see if I liked it for a scarf.  The m1s are a bit loopy, maybe I should wait one more row before I do them?  Also, my cable edging didn't turn out very nice.  I think I messed something up.  (I didn't graft at the end, I just did 3 needle bind-off since I was just testing, but I mean the rest doesn't look so great either.)  I wasn't sure what size needle to use since it's recycled yarn.  Maybe a size bigger?  Otherwise, I like it!  Cheesy

Anyone else have progress pics?
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17  Kinda cool design in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by gaucamolegreetings on: December 15, 2007 05:52:14 PM
I was doing some thrift store shopping today and picked up this Banana Republic tank top even though I'm not *exactly* an XS it was only $2 and I though it looked like a neat design to try to replicate.

Looks like 4x4 rib, but it alternates and after awhile has the purls over the knits and vice versa, and not all in the same increments either.  What do you think?  I haven't really done many garmets and wouldn't really know how to size something, but I might give it a try, doesn't look like too much is involved.  Any suggestions would be appreciated, kind of yarn and stuff too.  This is cotton, which I guess would be best for a tank top, huh?

In any case, thought it was a really nice item that wasn't too complicated and wanted to share, maybe someone else would be inspired too!
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18  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by gaucamolegreetings on: December 13, 2007 03:36:19 PM
Here's mine.  I used SWS and love it, less than a skein.  With the black friday sales, I got 4 balls for less than $12 and made a Danica and this.  Worked out perfect.

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19  Re: Knitty's Danica in Knitalongs by gaucamolegreetings on: December 13, 2007 03:33:54 PM
I'm way behind here, but I've been dying to make one of these and I got a bunch of SWS on sale the day after Thanksgiving, more than 50% off with all the sales at Michaels.  This one is Natural Navy with just over 3 balls, I made a Caliormetry with the rest of the 4th ball.  I'll put that one at the end of that long knit-a-long.   Cheesy

It knit up really quick and everyone is really impressed when they see it.  It's a little scratchy around my neck, but I'm not used to wearing scarves since I'm spoiled by the bay area weather.  It did freeze last night, so it's done just in time. 

And another shot more in the sun...

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20  Muir in Knitting: Completed Projects by gaucamolegreetings on: November 24, 2007 11:43:16 AM
Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe.  -John Muir

Isn't that a cool quote that also describes perfectly how a knitted item is all connected with just one, long strand of wool?  I saw that quote by John Muir painted on the wall of the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum not long after I had just completed my Muir shawl.  Crazy, huh?

But now on to what you really want, the details and pictures.  I used an unraveled J. Crew sweater I found in a thrift store, 100% wool.  Size 7 needles.  I'd say it took about a month, give or take, probably give.  It's pretty soft and warm.

There is more sentimental ramblings about how much I love this shawl on my blog, but really not much more pertantent info.


Thanks for looking!  Wink
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