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21  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry on: October 28, 2008 04:05:52 PM
Here it is:

22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Amy Butler Weekender Bag on: October 28, 2008 03:58:24 PM
Thank you! I recommend giving it a shot. But be ready for a multi-day project. I love Amy Butler fabrics, and this was my first time using any, so it was really fun.
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first messenger bag on: October 28, 2008 03:57:31 PM
Thank you so much!
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: No-Floppy-Edges pillow shams (and link to tutorial) on: October 28, 2008 12:56:36 PM
Yes, you can definitely sew through it with no problems at all.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / When fleece goes cute on: October 28, 2008 12:28:04 PM
For a while, my office was unbearably cold. I found fleece to be a nice way to stay warm but not add a bunch of weight. Problem is, I didn't want a baggy teddy-bear fleece pullover or something like that. I had to find a way to make fleece stylish. So I made these:

Simplicity 4032

Simplicity 2762

Last year, I had made these, also from Simplicity 4032

I'm editing this post to add some tips:
Fleece has its plusses and minuses. I love that you don't have to finish edges. Ripping stitches is incredibly hard, since they get buried in the fluffiness. I had read a suggestion to use a zig-zag stitch, and that definitely helped. I have a hard time top stitching evenly, too, on fleece.
26  KNITTING / Knitalongs / "Runway Knits" Soldier's Sweater on: October 28, 2008 12:19:36 PM
I guess it's a long shot, since nobody on Ravelry seems to have done this pattern. I may be the only person on earth. I'm getting started on it, if anybody else is interested in doing a KAL.

Here's a picture of the sweater from the book:

27  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry on: October 28, 2008 12:16:28 PM
I just tried to make this. I should have listened when it said "check your gauge." Maybe I can hand it off to my nearest elephant!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A-Line Jacket, Tilted Duster and October socks on: October 28, 2008 12:14:34 PM
I am doing a sort of round up post of my recent completed projects because I haven't been on in a while.

Here is the Tilted Duster I just completed. The pattern can be found at: http://shop.interweave.com/store/Tilted-Duster-P198C27.aspx?AFID=12
I used the recommended yarn (Berroco Peruvia) in Avocado. My observations on the project can be read here: http://roadyjane.blogspot.com/2008/10/tilted-duster.html

I also have finished my A-Line Jacket from "Runway Knits":

And finally, I made these "Campfire Socks" (free pattern can be found at: http://www.cidermoon.com/cm0120.html

29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first messenger bag on: October 28, 2008 12:06:27 PM
One thing I would change is that the "flap" is too wide. It wads up around the strap. I would make that a bit narrower next time. Usually, I make bags out of bright, fun fabrics. But then they are harder to match things with. So I made myself use mostly the neutral, plain fabric on the outside and hide all the fun stuff inside. I used up a bunch of scrap fabric for this, and found I had a bunch that really did coordinate. I also had this 1 yard of ribbon that I loved, but it was never enough for anything I wanted to use it for. I put pockets on the outside for easy access to my phone, but they are really too low and end up being almost under the bag when it's full of stuff. So in the future, I'd move them up, and maybe use a stronger stabilizer.

Inside (there are also more pockets inside)

Back, with pockets that have piping. (I ran out of piping for the front, so it doesn't have any.) I would also have made these much deeper.

30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / No-Floppy-Edges pillow shams (and link to tutorial) on: October 28, 2008 12:00:42 PM
I needed new pillow shams after we painted our bedroom, but I didn't want to buy them. I found a fabric I liked and just went with it. They are very, very easy. Here's a link to a tutorial: http://roadyjane.blogspot.com/2008/09/easy-diy-pillow-sham-tutorial.html

The tan sham I already had, I made the other two.

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