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11  Shell Trimmed Shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by dansk on: September 04, 2006 11:35:00 PM
I finished this shawl today! It's a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. Hooray for finishing Christmas presents in September!

I used the free "Lacy Stole" pattern from Lionbrand Yarn's site and the yarn was Patons Grace in Taupe.

I have never made jewelry before so I'm hoping the pendant things I made and attached to the ends of the shawl won't fall off! Oh well, I have plenty of extra supplies to make replacements if they're needed!  Wink



closeup of the shell trim (the shell beads came from Michaels):


I kinda want to keep it!
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12  Re: "The Neglected Project" Crochet-along...Anyone interested? in Crochetalongs by dansk on: May 19, 2006 02:54:58 PM
I'd like to join! I have a Short & Sweet bolero (from the Happy Hooker book) to finish. I am so close to being finished, it's been sitting in my craft basket for months waiting. I have the trim and sleeves to add, then need to block it and send to my niece.

Here it is so far:


The gauge doesn't match the book, but it looks nice on anyway.
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13  Re: Cupcake swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by dansk on: May 05, 2006 12:31:49 PM
Yay! The post office didn't lose my package from sissychrissy!

Here's what was inside:
- the cutest sparkly cupcake stuffie with button sprinkles, the pink felt has glitter in it,
- handmade cupcake earrings (how she was able to make such delicate little cupcakes is beyond me!),
- a set of embroidered notecards (that's right they are embroidered, the solid areas you see on them, oh yeah, they're satin stitched! AND she made them in a way that the back of the embroidery is hidden so the cards are all white on the inside, no ends sticking out. I love them!),
- and finally a polka dotted cupcake applique clutch! I wish you guys could see this clutch in person, it is so well made and the satin ribbon adds such a decadent touch!

Thanks so much sissychrissy! I love it all!




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14  Re: Cupcake swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by dansk on: May 05, 2006 09:57:57 AM
Here are photos of things I sent sissychrissy1. Apologies for the crap photos! I wanted to take nice ones, but it was late.

I made a card and tags to match for each item and packed it all in a pink bakery box tied with fuzzy white yarn.

First I made a clay pendant for a pink "pearl" necklace. There is sparkly glitter sprinkled on the top of the frosting:


Next is a lavender colored scarf with the words "cupcake queen" spelled out in a pink single crochet chain. My fingers still ache from tacking all of this down!


Embroidered tea/kitchen towel:


This is a trinket box, the foundation is a yogurt cup. The bottom is knitted with a crocheted round for the base, the frosting is crocheted. The lid comes off, I put two more clay cupcake beads (not shown) inside.
   

And finally a crocheted pincushion/cupcake stuffie with red beads applied around the cherry:


Here is what the card looked like:
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15  Re: Star Shaped Baby Blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by dansk on: April 20, 2006 04:37:39 PM
I made another one for a sister-in-law who had a baby boy last week.

Here it is!

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16  Lilacs & Blueberries Granny Square Afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by dansk on: April 12, 2006 09:28:17 AM
I had a huge bag of purple and blue yarns that were supposed to be used for my ambitious Christmas gift projects. That plan never happened so I made this afghan for my father-in-law. He loves to sit in his recliner and watch TV so it's the perfect size. He seemed pretty happy with it.

I think the color combo turned out nicely, though my husband had his doubts when I started!



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17  Re: sweet pea shawl in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by dansk on: March 22, 2006 04:18:40 PM
Here is my sweet pea. I used Lion Brand Baby Soft in Melon. I was worried it wouldn't be as big as the one in the book, so I used a size J/10 hook and it turned out great! I bought 2 skeins of yarn, but only needed one and even had some left over!

The holes are more noticeable when I wear it due to the weight of the fringe. I really like it!

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18  Re: We Call Them Pirates in Knitalongs by dansk on: January 20, 2006 04:30:00 PM
Finished mine too! Purple and white. Thanks for the pattern!

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19  Peony Purse w/Pattern link in Knitting: Completed Projects by dansk on: January 02, 2006 06:46:55 PM
I just finished making the Peony Purse from "the Yarnpath" (http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/the_peony_purse/)

I ran out of red so I finished the top and tassels in purple. It's very Red Hat Society looking, I am going to give it to my grandma!

This is just one of the presents I didn't get done in time for Christmas.  Wink



Closeup of cable and bobbles:
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20  Kurt Cobain Laptop Cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by dansk on: December 27, 2005 10:07:53 AM
My husband's laptop was starting to accumulate its fair share of scratches so I knitted him this cover for it as a Christmas gift. He is really into Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

I used the brightest orange yarn I could find for the body, and installed a zipper for the closure. I wonder if I will ever get better at installing zippers! I really have a hard time with them!

For the portrait part, I found a Cobain painting online and used knitPro (http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm) to make a chart. I cleaned up the chart so it only used 3 colors like the painting.

The portrait was knitted as a separate piece and stitched on. I thought if the cover got worn out later we could take the it off and use it for something else. This was my first attempt at any kind of intarsia/fair isle, so I ended up using a mish-mosh of both techniques. I'm not sure if it was done "correctly", but I am ok with how it looks.



Side views showing zipper:




I think it was his favorite gift!
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