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1  Striped Hoodie Sweater dress in Knitting: Completed Projects by dawn0684 on: November 26, 2012 07:17:04 PM
It's been an interesting journey and a learning experience with this hooded sweater dress. I used a self striping yarn for this project, which my husband picked out because he liked the colors. It wasn't until I was about 6 inches into the dress part that it actually hit me, this is self striping yarn.. how am I going to match up the stripes on the sleeves and hood? I tried to match everything up as best I could. I also ran out of the striped yarn when I got to the top of the hood, so I used left over black yarn, I might add a pocket to the front in all black to kinda tie it all together. The colors look a little dark in these pictures because I just washed the sweater in my tub, it's still drying but I couldn't wait to post the pics.

If anyone is interested, this is the pattern I used:
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2  frogging the striped sweater project in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dawn0684 on: November 17, 2012 09:43:58 PM
So, I've been sitting on the couch for a few hours now knitting a toddler sized sweater with this self striping yarn my husband picked out. I'm about 13 inches in to the back piece... thats right I picked a pattern that was worked flat instead of in a round. So I'm knitting and knitting and then I stop and think to myself this is going to be a really neat looking sweater, I love the colors and the stripes.. and thats when it hits me! How in the world and I going to match up these stripes??? Even if I manage to match up the front and back pieces, I doubt I'll have the same luck when it comes to the arms. So now, I must frog the project and look for my size 8 circular needles so that I can start the project over again. Well, I guess there are worst ways to spend a Saturday night.
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3  Re: Ripple-along in Crochetalongs by dawn0684 on: May 20, 2012 05:20:53 PM
I finally started the blanket.. then it sat for 2 days because of work.. but this is where I'm at so far. The blanket is the length of a Queen size bed, and I'm only finished 4.5 rows. It's going to take a while to complete this project.

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4  Where did I go wrong? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by dawn0684 on: May 01, 2012 06:49:01 PM
I should start by saying I'm a knitting.. so this whole crochet thing is still kinda new to me..lol. With that being said, where did I go wrong? I'm working on a ripple afghan. I just started row 3 and I'm noticing the piece isn't laying flat unless it's turned into a semi circle. When I try to straight the piece out like a normal afghan would lay the valley part of the piece gets bunchy. I've included the pattern below with hope to find out what I'm doing wrong. Maybe I'm not pulling the yarn tight enough, maybe I crocheted the first row too tight, I'm really not sure.. hope you guys can point me in the right direction.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook; dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; *work 3 st dec in next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; Repeat from * across. End by working 2 st dec in last 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn.
 Note: The valleys will probably be shallower than the peaks at this point. Work another row or two and they should even up.

Row 2: Skip first stitch; dc in next 7 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; *work 3 st dec in next 3 stitches, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; Repeat from * across. End by working 2 st dec in last 2 dc. Ch 2 and turn.
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5  Cat Sack W/tutorial **pic obesse** in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by dawn0684 on: April 15, 2012 05:09:24 PM
I was at Marshall's Home Goods not to long ago and I saw this cat sack (I don't know what they're really called) that cats can hide inside. It has a price tag of $40, and while it was kinda neat looking and super soft...there was no way I was going to pay that much for something I knew I could make myself.

First you'll cut out 4 pieces (2 of each color), you can make the sack as big as you want as long as all the pieces are the same size.
Next, you'll sew up each bag like a pillow case, sew the 3 sides ... but leave the top open
Once both bags are sewing on the 3 sides, you'll connect the openings. If you're using a patterned fabric, you'll want the wrong side facing out for this step.
With the wrong sides pinned together at the opening, you'll try to sew the edges together being careful not to sew the opening closed.  Leave a small opening so you can flip the bag right side out.
Flip the bag and then pin the opening closed and sew it up.
Once it's sewn, find a cat and stick her in the sack Smiley

Thanks for looking, C & C welcome.
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6  Re: WIP Wednesday - Feb 8 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dawn0684 on: February 09, 2012 06:53:38 PM
I'm also working on a pair of socks. I've made a lot of socks, but this is my first time making toe-up socks and creating my own pattern... it's been interesting. I've always just followed a pattern and hoped it fit, but this time I'm actually measuring and writing the pattern down as I go so it's been ...interesting. I've had to knit and rip a few times now, but I think I'm over the hump.

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7  Re: WIP Wednesday - Sept. 28 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dawn0684 on: September 28, 2011 03:03:45 PM
I'm also working on socks. This is the first time I've done toe-up socks. It took a little getting use to because it felt so backwards but now that I've got the hang of it, it's moving along nicely.

Also, next time I decide to use self striping yarn I'm going to make sure I start the balls on the same ends, hopefully these socks don't look too weird with the patterns not matching exactly.

(I put the pin sock A so I could keep track of where I started, but now that I see the color difference I guess I could take it out)
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8  Re: June 2011 Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dawn0684 on: July 04, 2011 09:30:15 AM
I recieved from skittlebub the other day and I love it. I got the knitting needle holder I asked I asked for, along with a few extras.

Here's the package I recieved

I couldn't wait to put my needles in the case

(I didn't realize I took the picture upside down until I uploaded it here :/)

Close up of some of the extra beads I got in the cute satchel

Thanks skittlebub, I love it!
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9  Re: Beginners inchie swap gallery (send out by 16th Feb) in The Swap Gallery by dawn0684 on: February 11, 2011 04:12:20 PM
Sorry about my delayed post. I recieved my inchies from Padfoot and I think they're awesome!

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10  Who doesn't like shy guys? in Needlework: Completed Projects by dawn0684 on: January 19, 2011 05:54:44 PM
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