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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Zoom Hat on: September 27, 2007 05:59:20 AM
Im very new to crochet, but i've written myself a hat pattern already Cheesy

The shape was based on my partners favourite bucket hat (a plain dark blue cotton hat bought cheap in a supermarket) and he tried it on as I made it, offering suggestions as to how he would best like it.  It was very simple to do, only using double crochet (UK term - single crochet in US terminology) throughout.

I wrote up the pattern on my blog, after checking my stitch route..  I havent tested it yet but probably will sometime over the next week or two in different colours.  The hat is named after the rocket shaped Zoom ice lollies which come in the same bright colours.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Kodama Tote on: October 01, 2006 08:29:11 AM
I wanted to join the Miyazaki swap but got in too late Sad

But I decided to make something anyway which I'm sending as a gift to a friend.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out  Grin

So, here's a picture of my Kodama Tote:

and the lining:

I put more pictures on my blog if you want to see the in-progress shots. Smiley
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / bunny hat on: September 25, 2006 06:49:04 AM
I made a version of the bunny hat, but cant work out the best way to sew the ears on, heres a pic:


or up?

which stitch would be best for joining them?
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / felt for crafting on: September 25, 2006 03:02:43 AM
i dont have a local hobbycraft and the only place locally i've found felt it's been in very small squares and expensive for the size.  does anyone know any online shops i can buy felt from?  Huh  i really like the patterned stuff hobbycraft do but they dont take orders online..  i also want some plain colours to make a mobile for my friend who is due to have a baby very very soon! 

5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Kittyville/Knucks set on: September 20, 2006 07:11:57 AM
I just have to show this off, I'm so proud!  My daughter is modelling them and they are made for an adult, but they look so cute on her anyway Grin

They're on my blog if anyone wants further info.  Hope you like them!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / knitting bag on: September 12, 2006 07:46:05 AM
i'm desperate to make myself a decent knitting bag.  i have an old style one but it is too big and ugly to take everywhere with me.  i want to make something big enough to hold a small project, say a hat, pair of gloves, socks - maybe even a scarf, but it doesnt need to be so big as to hold a jumper or a blanket.  that way it would be good and portable for sitting on my lap in the car or whatever (i'm a passenger!) and i always have little projects going on, especially leading up to christmas.

has anyone here made their own knitting bags?  i'd really like to see what other knitters are using and what they find most useful.  my current bag only has one pocket, on the outside, which is just not enough.  but on the plus side it does have an accurate tape measure sewn to it which is dead handy.

it also has a wipe clean and pretty strong inside.  i have no idea why.  is it necessary to have a really strong lining?

i would really appreciate some ideas and advice - would also love some photos of your own knitting bags if you have the time!

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mini Messengers on: August 15, 2006 12:07:27 PM
I made these with a smaller simplified version of the messenger tutorial.  The fabric for these came from the local scrapstore.  These are my first finished sewing projects that I have done completely on my own.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Mystery Yarn on: August 04, 2006 01:44:09 PM

Can anyone help me identify this yarn please?  It's very soft, it looks like one loosly spun strand of wool, with a very thin strand of something black wrapped round.  I think it's maybe a dk or aran.

Please help!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / sci fi kal on: August 02, 2006 08:15:56 PM
Hey everyone, i opened a Sci-Fi knitalong blog, anyone want to join me?  Im doing Jayne Cobbs hat, or a version of it, but I have visions of sci fi themed bags and fair isle..  It's an open ended kal group blog thingamajig, do what you want as long as its sci-fi, thought it might be good to share ideas.  I also opened a webring attached to the blog for knitting sci fi fans..

Anyway, come and join in and together we can rule the galaxy as knitter and son..  or something.  Wink

Sci-Fi KAL
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Best way to attach i-cord? on: July 12, 2006 04:18:29 AM
I've knitted a cami top with i-cord straps.  I picked up three stitches on the inside front of the top, my straps are the right length, but i can't work out the best way to attach them at the back.  I've tried a couple of ways but it seems loose and messy.  Whats the best way to attach the three stitches at the end of the i-cord to the top?

I tried sewing it and that looked terrible.  I tried knitting each stitch together with a purl bump on the top, but that looked clumsy.  What I want is something that looks as nice and neat as the front.  I've done google and craftster searches but I can't find an answer..
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