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1  I need your help identifying bag manufacturer in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by blabigail on: May 30, 2009 02:33:54 PM
I got this bag while I was dumpster diving.  There was nothing wrong with it and it was right on top so I grabbed it, threw it in the wash, and it was good to go.

Several people have mentioned liking it but when I went to look for it online, I can't find it anywhere.  Can anyone tell me a brand or where to find one?

The inside says cerdi, but I can't find anything.  I found the caption flower'spring on the side but I can't identify that either.  The zipper says cerdi sport.

Please help if you know anything!
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2  Yarn therapy with noro in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: July 07, 2008 09:57:53 AM
On saturday I was feeling pretty ill, so I decided to grab up my newly acquired (and first ever) ball of noro kureyon and knit myself a hat.  I'm totally in love with this yarn now. 

I call it my top down ladder hat because I wanted a hat pattern to knit from the top down so I could be sure I had enough yarn, so I created my own.  It's a little gaudy and completely ridiculous, but I love it!

More pics on my blog: http://firebirdknits.blogspot.com/2008/07/some-fos.html

Oh, the colors....the beautiful colors....
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3  Jewel Drops in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: June 24, 2008 02:33:40 PM
Laundry day is not my favorite day.  By far.  But today was kind of fun because I made a cute bracelet out of elastic and beads!  Then I made earrings!!  It was the best laundry day ever!  Here is a pic! 

More pics on my blog!
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4  Twirly dress in pink! *3 pics* in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: June 04, 2008 12:49:30 PM
So I've been working on this project ever since probably february.  I'm so excited to get it done!!!!  Here are a few pics...

The top was inspired by Knitty's tempting, if you hadn't guessed already.  I knit mine from the top down though so  I could know how long the skirt was getting once I got to that part.  I added ribbing sections down the sides but they ended up stretching and pulling and undoing all the waist shaping I did, but I'm still very happy with the finished project.

Sorry for the dorky picture.  My mom went a little photo happy with a fancy camera...

I've been thinking of writing up a pattern, but I don't know yet...

More details and pics on my blog!

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5  Scraphappy Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: February 21, 2008 12:48:27 PM
So I finished this last December but I've been using it so much I haven't gotten around to posting it until now. 

it's knit entirely in the round.  I started it last year because I wanted to learn to use DPN's, and got a foot or two into it and realized I didn't have enough scraps.  So after knitting many other projects and throwing leftover yarn into a scrap bucket, I finally decided this winter break that it needed to be finished.  I sat down, watched a lot of movies and voila!  A scrap scarf! 

It's approximately 6 feet long and since it's knit in the round its very warm and comfy.  My mom liked it so much I had to teach her how to knit just so she could make one herself!

And now the pics!

And a few close-ups of some of my favorite sections

The sad thing is I overestimated how much scrap yarn I would need, and even after letting my mom raid it for her scarf, I still have a ton left over. 

The good thing is most of the yarns I used on I've used on something else so it's like a memory hugging your neck and keeping you warm!
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6  Reginald is born! in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: February 19, 2008 04:09:49 PM
So I got bored during one of my classes, and since the professor gave me free reign to knit during class, I decided to make this adorable knitted turtle!  I mostly improvised the design and I didn't have scissors to cut the yarn so I basically crotcheted with a knitting needle to get the yarn around to make the legs, tail, and head.  It kept me amused and I might have accidentally learned something from the class.  Grin

Tell me what you think!
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7  **Geek Alert** Knitting meets music!!! 5 pics in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: January 22, 2008 02:17:31 PM
So, my boyfriend and I are music majors, and after I knitted my mini french horn, he decided he wanted a full-size horn.  Well, that was over a year ago, and when wondering what to get him for christmas, I decided to knit him the full size horn.   I couldn't post sooner because he goes on my computer a lot, and I didnt' want him to find the pics, so here it is:

The body was made in a separate piece with size 4 double pointed needles in a tube with some increases for the bell.

THe bell increases:

The rotors (round things) I crotcheted (I can't spell today, I'm sorry) a couple of stitches and joined them in the round then half single crotcheted so the stitches were still on the hook like tunisian crotchet then transferred the stitches to a knitting needle and knitted from there.  It sounds complicated but it was really easy.
Close up of that:

The bell cover I used the same technique to start like i did the rotors and then increased circularly until I had about the number of stitches that I cast off teh bell.  It's not perfect and the edges are crinkly which bugs me a little, but I redid it around 3 times and got tired of it.

The boy trying to play it like it was real.  Silly boy!

It was done in Red heart Super Saver in Grey cause i'm a poor college student, but I think it would be fun to do an oversize version and felt it!  Maybe as a tuba....
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8  Purple!! double knit scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: January 20, 2008 06:03:40 PM
So my friend Ari helped my out a lot so I agreed to make her a scarf.  Well I forgot until the middle of december, so I sat in my room dreading the idea of a long stockinette stitch scarf with the monotany and how it would curl when i was done.  So I decided to learn double knitting.  This scarf was born.

It was done with Caron Simply Soft and US 6 needles.

I didn't find double knitting particularly hard, just a little picky.  If you didn't do everything just right, it didn't turn out.  All in all, it was fun!

Edited to change pic : I guess having 2 of the same pic doesn't help much.  I guess I should have previewed it before I posted!  Kiss
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9  Bella Finished! in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: December 30, 2007 03:11:21 PM
I've been working on Bella from Knitty for a while


I've finally finished it and it was lots of fun.
Except for the ruffles.  They were kind of a pain.  They look nice though.

front by the happy knitter, on Flickr

back by the happy knitter, on Flickr

I can't figure out how to make this thing show my pictures so I just posted links.

I think it makes me look a little chunky, but mom and grandma say its ok.  I'll probably wear it regardless.  
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10  I'm turning into the cat lady!!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by blabigail on: November 23, 2007 10:20:47 PM
Due to my mild insomnia tonight (plus the fact I've been sleeping all week) and my annoying brother's new video game combined with an earlier post by Synchronicity01 that reminded me i should post these...I'm finally getting around to posting some stuff.

Okay, what do you get when you have a whole bunch of novelty yarns you don't want to knit scarves with and thanksgiving break with absolutely nothing to do?

Knit crazy cats for all your friends of course!

All in row, of course (six in all in case you don't want to count)

edited to add quickly...this is where I found the pattern

Playing around in the new christmas tree like the real cat likes to do...

and of course, real cat thats not quite sure what to do with knitted cat...
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