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1  Re: Unconditional Swap April Gallery in The Swap Gallery by memyers on: May 10, 2006 10:38:15 AM
I'm so glad you like them, daydreamer13579!  (This was my first swap, and I was really nervous!)  Since you mentioned you were having camera issues, I'll post the pictures I took.

The bracelet spread out so you can see all the charms.  (Daydreamer1579 asked for a bracelet with blue and green beads and silver beach/ocean charms.  I had so much fun shopping around the city for the charms!)

And here's the bracelet clasped.

And just for fun I added these fishies.  Daydreamer13579 had also wished for a suncatcher or wind chime (which, unfortunately, I didn't know how to make...  I wish I did, my mom loves those, too...) but I'd been wanting to try the Martha Stewart melting crayon craft and this was the perfect chance!  

(I'm so glad you liked everything!  I had so much fun making it!  Yay for my first swap!)
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2  Help! How would I knit this awesome hat? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by memyers on: July 31, 2005 08:39:04 PM
I'm a new knitter, and I'll be the first to admit that even as I'm making things, I have no clue what's going on.  But, I am madly in love with this hat:   (that white thing on top is just snow...  not part of the hat...)

It is my very favorite hat, and I really want to try to recreate it, or something similar, before I wear it out.  Unfortunately, I accidentally left it in storage, so I don't have the actual hat to work off of, just this picture.  

Does anyone have any insight on what kind of stitch that is?  I thought it looked like stockinette at first, but then I noticed how the stitches were sort of slanted.  I read something somewhere about a broomstick stitch that used a US size 50 needle, which makes sense for the size of the stitches on my hat, but when I googled it, the things I saw didn't look the same.  Please, if you have any ideas on how I could recreate this, I would appreciate it so much.  (It's really a wonderful, wonderful hat...)

Thanks so much!
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3  Winged Drawstring Backpack in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by memyers on: July 29, 2005 10:42:23 PM
Hi!  This is my first post, though I've been lurking for a while.  My name's Megan, and I live in New Orleans and go to college in New York.  I was so proud of this bag, and I wanted to share it with someone!

I've been wanting to make a backpack like this for years, ever since I saw the movie Kikujiro and the kid's blue backpack.  I finally got around to making my own version last weekend:

The wings are made of white felt and stuffed.  The lining is cotton, and the main fabric is a stretchy, gummy, awful fabric that I had already.  If I did the project again, I'd use a different fabric, as this one kept gumming up my sewing machine needle, and it hangs strangely, making the wings lean to one side or the other most of the time.  That said, though, I love this bag, and it makes me so happy when the wind picks up and the wings flutter.

Me wearing the bag.  (Sorry for the pictures.  I took them myself with a camera phone...)

Close up of the lining and drawstring (and the contents of the bag...)

Close up of the wing.
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