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1  this is what happens when you mock a knitter! in Knitting: Completed Projects by cdngreenie on: December 24, 2007 11:11:13 AM
My brother was making fun of me this weekend when I said I needed to go home and finish knitting the christmas gifts I'm giving... and he *thinks* he's getting chocolate chip cookies from me (special request, actually the only gift he asked for! and yes, I baked him his own personal batch of cookies.)

... so he rolled his eyes and told me obviously I had time to play a board game because I didn't have to knit his cookies.


... so, I knit him a chocolate chip cookie!



I'm not sure he's prepared for this!



Anyway, I was looking for a fast, flat round thing I could knit, and decided to just use the base section of the Five-Pointed Star (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215154.0)
(Pentalia, I hope you don't mind, but I've taken a few liberties with your pattern... partly because I can't double knit, and partly because I just wanted something to help me make a round, flat object...)

I knit to row 7, and then exchanged all the M1s for K2tog, stuffed all my waste yarn from all the other knit gifts into it and sewed it down, all lumpy, into a cookie... I then added some darker yarn "chocolate chips" on top to make it look more authentic.  The cookie itself is not double knit, it's just single-layer, but I used two strands together - some smart wool and tove I'm trying out.  I think it's exactly what my brother needs... a little more wooly irony in his life!
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2  updated snowflake earflap hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by cdngreenie on: December 09, 2007 10:16:11 AM
alrightey... I posted this in the challenge section (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209773.0), but I've since updated it, and want to share my terrible self-portrait photo skills!

Here is my version of the non-horned adults only devil earflap hat from Stitch n' Bitch, with snowflakes, now in duplicate stitch.  Okay, not all the snowflakes are in duplicate stitch, only every second one, but I think it helps A LOT!

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3  snowflake earflap hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by cdngreenie on: November 24, 2007 01:03:51 PM
okay... first challenge ever!
actually I'm a little nervous - who knew!

hopefully my mother remains as non-internet-savvy as she currently is, or her Christmas gift is ruined, but I just had to share with you all...









I followed - very loosely - the Adults Only Devil Hat from Stitch n' Bitch.  And I mean very loosely.  I cast on the same number of stitches, and did some seed - but in 2x2 not 1x1 (making it more difficult on the ear flaps unfortunately) and followed the decreases, as well as approximate ear flap design, but made it much longer than the pattern called for.  The one thing about Canadian winters is that typically (this year is really odd, we're barely freezing yet) one doesn't want much flesh showing, so a toque that covers the full head and ears is desirable.

I used the delicious Bunny yarn from Tahki.  ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!  I'm trying to come up with more excuses to buy it, just so that I can run it through my fingers.  The extra bonus of alpaca is that it's not itchy.  Usually wool hats immediately cause my forehead to itch, and this one - no such problem.

I made up the chart myself, loosely based on the snowflakes of the interweave knits (Christmas 07) stocking project, and added some extra dots to transition from blue to white.  I JUST had enough blue to get to the ends of the i-cord ties, and literally no more than what I needed to weave in the ends.  I wish there was more of that colour, but alas my LYS is all out of everything except white and a pumpkin orange colour.

I'm debating duplicate stitching the main snowflakes to make them stand out, but it's not going to happen by the deadline of this challenge.

Let me know what you think!
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4  Re: Beginning the Big Bad Baby Blanket in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by cdngreenie on: November 10, 2007 12:35:19 PM
it's been done for a while now... even washed and blocked... but I haven't posted a picture until now... so here you go:


those knit stitches at the edge, moving into purl (ONLY in that direction, I don't get it) are still a little big, but it's not something I'm THAT annoyed with... I'm just going to have to improve on it...
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