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« on: October 20, 2006 12:13:02 PM »

I finally got around to posting a bunch of FO's from the last few months! I still consider myself a newbie, but I really enjoy coming up with my own designs.

*Excuse my large pictures....I couldn't figure out how to make them smaller!

I love this bag - I used a pattern in a book I have, and substituted some yarn I bought off ebay for the much brighter colors in the book. It was supposed to be a yarn tote, but I love it so much it's now my purse and I take it everywhere Smiley

My lovely purple cotton bag was started because I wanted to make a Turkish String Bag (http://tiajudy.com/stringbag.htm) but I kept screwing up the YO's so I just garter stitched the whole thing and now it's my yarn tote. Smiley

Next, the wrist warmers. I chose to go the simple route, where you make a rectangle and sew up the sides. I used a broken rib and color pattern of my own design, and the yarn is various shades of Noro. Excuse my dorktastic picture Smiley

Finally, the three cuff bracelets I made my younger brother for his b-day back in August. I was going for the manly Abercrombie and Fitch look, and I think I succeeded. I experimented with three different closures but I wasn't really 100% happy with any of them. I realized that, even when felted, the resulting fabric was too weak for the snap-closures I intended. I then messed around with some suede I had, and tried looping it around a big bead and just making a tie-closure, but I think they all ended up being clunky.


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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006 12:25:42 PM »

Good job! I really like those felted bands!

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006 11:46:56 AM »

i love the colours of all the bags - the flower's really cute!

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006 01:39:45 PM »

I really like that top striped bag.  I have that same book you're talking about.  I never really liked that bag because I didn't like the colors, but after seeing yours I am thinking about making one too!

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006 05:28:05 PM »

It's funny that everyone likes the colors in the bag so much, because it literally was an accident. I bought a bunch of random wool on ebay and ended up with tons left over. I didn't think the colors would mesh very well but I decided to attempt it anyway....and of course now that it's done I love the way they mesh!

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006 07:12:56 PM »

I like the colors you used on all of your projects! your purse is great, did you line it?

« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2006 03:15:39 PM »

Very cool .... I have been trying to find simply wristers .... and I love the color...
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2006 04:37:23 PM »

is that purse from the book ready set knit???

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2007 10:28:22 AM »

I like all of it, but especially the wrist warmers!

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