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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Thrifted Table to Turkish Delight on: January 02, 2010 05:23:18 PM
Great post, and lovely work!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: All bobbled out on: October 17, 2009 03:06:19 PM
Very cheerful! I wish I was wrapped up in it watching tv right now!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tri-beetle hat on: October 07, 2009 04:07:38 PM


Absolutely Friggin' FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

                            *hits this rocks*
                                    *bookmarks*
                                            *emails link to friends*   Cheesy

Ha, ha...you guys are so sweet!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tri-beetle hat on: September 30, 2009 03:15:23 PM
Very cool hat!  I bet my boys would love this (which is why I'm not going to show it to them. They outgrow everything anyway, right?)!
my little cousin is a dino FREAK! I must use this pattern on a hat for him. I just finished up a shark hat for him. Mad props on the rest of the design

Ha, ha, I'm 31, but often seem to have the fashion sense of a small boy. Shark hat? That sounds awesome.

holy crap!  I'M FROM IOWA TOO.

This is freaking amazing!  Way to go!

Oh, yeah? I'm in Iowa City, how about you? It got down to about 40 degrees last night!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tri-beetle hat on: September 28, 2009 03:35:10 PM
It's almost hat weather here in Iowa. I found this Knitty pattern through Ravelry http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcrosscountry.html

I didnt think cotton was probably a good choice for fair-isle, but of course I went ahead and used it anyway. All in the name of being cheap. This is my first fair-isle project.

The hat was quite roomy, but after lining with fleece the fit has drastically improved. Check out http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/06/fully-lining-hat... for some good tips on lining hats.

The only chart I used from this pattern was the snowflake chart. I was pretty intent on having a dinosaur hat, and found a chart http://www.yarn-visions.blogspot.com/2009/01/brontosaurus... for a triceratops. It looked more appropriate for intarsia, so I added some more squares here and there to make it more fair-isle friendly and avoid huge long floats. I also decided beetles would be a good addition and made up my own chart for those. The beetle legs looked pretty awful - the individual green stitches got lost in the background. So, I duplicate stitched them after the hat was complete.

Needles: size 2
Yarn: recycled cotton from thrift store sweaters









Thanks for looking
Amy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Isaac on: September 27, 2009 03:53:25 PM
Thanks for all your kind words!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Isaac on: September 26, 2009 01:13:50 AM
Purchased this pattern on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/isaac. It's intended to be a dude pattern, but, whatever. I was going to add some side shaping, but spaced it off. The fabric drapes pretty well, though, so it doesn't bother me.

I recently made a baby sweater with saddle shoulders and decided I really needed a saddle-shoulder something all for myself. So, here it is.

Yarn: unravelled from a thrift store sweater, 100% cotton 4-ply
Needle: size 4
Plackets: leftover scraps from this purse http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318103.0
The buttons are thrifted, also.





unbuttoned


buttoned


dork




thanks for looking
Amy
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old pants purse, take two on: September 23, 2009 04:38:42 PM
My friend Sarah (recently reacquainted) liked my purse http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318103.0, so she got one too. It's weird; we're both 31, but it feels like high school all over again. Anyway...

Material is, again, two pairs of thrifted pants, lining is an old shirt, hardware/zippers were harvested off a thrift store purse. I had different stuff to work with than the first one, so I changed the strap attachment, and decided to use one of the existing welt pockets (from the pants) for one side of the front. I actually purchased a small amount of green for the piping to get the right color. I was hoping to take it easy and find some pre-packaged piping to save myself some time, but just couldn't find what I wanted. I can't decide if I like hers or mine better!















Thanks for looking,
Amy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fingerless gloves with Cup and Ring embroidery on: September 09, 2009 06:37:24 PM
Thank you! I agree - dpns are a tricky business. I find that where you change from one needle to the next (the corner, so to speak) I can't seem to knit tightly enough (no matter how hard I try!!) and there's a sort of gap all the way down the glove... hence the cheeky embroidery Wink

I like how contrasting it is too - it was either this blue or black, and black wouldn't have stood out nearly well enough!!

Thanks again Smiley


When I first started on dpns I had trouble with laddering also. As it turns out, I was tightening up those last stitches too much. Now, I make sure they're snug, but not too tight, and it's not a problem any more. Cute gloves!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I like making stuff from old pants. on: September 04, 2009 06:11:02 PM
who doesn't like making stuff from old pants?


Ha ha, pretty much noone I know! In real life, anyway...
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