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1  New Knitter - First Project WIP in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by krissy-poo on: March 11, 2014 06:25:25 PM
So I have been crocheting for about 8 years, never tried my hand at the needles until now. I wanted to make a Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf, and being a true Whovian and wanting to have it authentic, I decided to knit it. I got casting on pretty quickly, and the knit stitch looks ok (even though I apparently hold my yarn in the "wrong hand"...my left...but it's easier for me coming from crochet). It's coming along quite nicely, except my first color change is on the wrong side...ugh! Being a perfectionist, I debated pulling it all out and starting over, but then decided it will be at the end and no one will notice except me with that much scarf (it will be like 8 feet long, after all). So I'd like to share what I have done so far. I'm also looking for a good second pattern to try. I'd like to knit socks at some point, but not sure how complicated that will be? If you know of a good beginner sock pattern (one that goes into great detail for those who have not done much knitting) it would be greatly appreciated! Anyway, without further delay, here is my progress so far (I started on Friday night):

ETA: Here's where I got my pattern: http://vermontpublictv.blogspot.ca/2012/07/doctor-who-scarf-knitting-or-crochet.html
Colors are all Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.
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2  Re: Tree of Life Afghan in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by krissy-poo on: January 05, 2014 07:39:31 AM
It's coming along for sure, I wish I had more days off to spend working on it! Here's my latest progress:

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3  Recently Made Hats (Pic Heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by krissy-poo on: January 01, 2014 09:47:46 AM
So I have been making hats for friends and family lately, just wanted to share a few:


My version of a Minion

Hello Kitty


Reindeer baby


Reindeer and Puppy are from patterns I found on "Repeat Crafter Me" (she has a ton of awesome ones, check her out).Thanks for looking!
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4  Tree of Life Afghan in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by krissy-poo on: January 01, 2014 09:39:17 AM
I had some time over the holidays since my gifts and hats I needed to make were done, so I got myself a big bag o yarn and started the tree of life afghan I have been coveting for so long. I always found the pattern a bit intimidating. I have been crocheting for about 8 years (crap I feel old just saying that) but mostly just smaller stuff like hats, mittens, scarves, etc. I have done some serious work on this blanket the past week, so after much profanity and a bit of ripping out, here is what I have done so far!

It's a bit wonky in spots, but I don't think it will be noticeable in the finished product. I'm also going to change the border from what is written on the pattern I think, it's too ruffly. Pattern is free from Lion Brand.
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5  First Attempt at Coffee Filter Roses in Weddings and Bridal Showers by krissy-poo on: September 04, 2013 06:26:06 PM
So since I finished my brooch bouquet with plenty of time before my wedding next June, and real flowers are hella expensive, I decided I would try coffee filter roses for the flowers for my wedding. I followed the tutorial on the Martha Stewart website, and made about a dozen on the weekend...those suckers take a long time to make! Then, not being a painter, I grabbed oil paints at the store rather than watercolors...had to take them back...let's say hubby-to-be now has more experience with types of paint than he ever cared to have! I also had a failed attempt using a bouquet holder (which I had to go to about 5 different stores for) with them, and ended up getting some PVC pipe cut to 9" for the handles. It all worked out though, here's how the first dozen turned out:

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6  My Brooch Bouquet :) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by krissy-poo on: September 04, 2013 06:18:00 PM
So I finished my brooch bouquet that plagued me for a few months. When it was finished, I had about 70 brooches, and several rolls of floral tape, and sore hands and arms. But it is so worth it! Most of the brooches were purchased in lots on ebay, some from thrift stores, and one that my grandmother gave me to include. I shaped the brooches around 3 stems of fake hydrangeas to help keep the dome shape and fill in any spots where wire would be visible. Finished off with satin ribbon and pearl pins, and the final touch was a photo charm I had made with my grandfather's picture. He was my dad in so many ways, and now he can be there to walk me down the aisle <3

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7  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2011 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by krissy-poo on: April 27, 2011 09:00:23 AM
A lady I work with asked me to do this cross stitch for her, she bought the kit and was unable to tackle it. I only just got around to starting it the last couple weeks and I am having trouble staying motivated. Not really my style, just boring roses. Maybe that's why I am having such a hard time working on it! That and I work 2 jobs, and get severe lazy-itis when I get home...anyway here's a progress pic, sorry for the crap webcam pic, I recently moved and have not yet located my camera:

c/c welcome
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8  Sock Monkeys! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by krissy-poo on: January 28, 2011 08:30:01 PM
Due to crappy events of the last few months this is my first post since...August??! Anyway...
A girl at work asked me to make her 2 sock monkeys...I'm kind of a beginner sewer, but here they are, in all their glory!
(Sorry for the crappy blackberry pic, can't find my camera cord)

Pointers welcome, but please be gentle, I'm a bit of a newbie.
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9  Re: Newbie Swap Round 13 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by krissy-poo on: July 22, 2010 10:42:44 PM
I was so excited when I got home and had a package from Scarlet!! I squeed a little. Ok a lot. It was kinda like Christmas. Here's my pics:

the box it came in. yes I took a pic. I have never heard of cool cups so it amused me lol.

everything all neatly wrapped with notes Smiley

a cute beaded anklet with a kitty charm (my photo skills are not great). also please ignore my hairy legs and bug bites.

some melba, which I assume is the same as jam(?) made from peaches and strawberries from Scarlet's garden! This will be on my toast in the morning!

the kitties became very interested in the box at this point...

a tshirt inspired by an embroidery on my wist! LOVE! done in...fabric paint/markers? can I wash this?

awesome tree of life canvas. Scouting out a place to hang it.

apparently this started as a bag and evolved into a blanket! It's SATINY, which I loveee...had to spread it on the floor to get a good pic, and I couldn't get the cats off it long enough lol

this one shows the purple (yes, purple!) satin on the back, as well as the cats enjoying it immensely.

the whole package. with some delicious sweets I have never heard of, that are mostly devoured already.

Oh and Scarlet, the kitties thank you for their new toy:

(he's bigger than that box. I have no idea how he got in there.)

Having serious swap anxiety now! Scarlet I am mailing yours tomorrow, I hope you like yours as much as I like mine! Sorry to be so pic heavy, I was just excited!!
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10  Some projects I've done... in Needlework: Completed Projects by krissy-poo on: June 16, 2010 08:27:33 AM
Hey all...never posted on this board before. Cross stitch was one of the first crafts I got into when I was about 11, and though most of my projects were given as gifts, I decided I'd post some pics of ones I did that are still hanging around. None of them are framed or "finished" so to speak. They've been living in a box since I last moved. Finishing suggestions are welcome Smiley I'd like to do something rather than just frame them. Anyway without further adieu, here we go!

a tiny flamingo I did in an afternoon

pooh bear Smiley

a victorian style house surrounded by flowers. at the time I did it, was my largest (or at least most time consuming) project. so many colors!

another pooh bear...I had a phase.

wee willy winky. I'm super proud of this one, I wasn't sure about the colors when I was doing it but it all came together at the end.

close up of the top half of wee willy winky to show house and text detail.
c&c welcome! and as I said if you have suggestions of what to do with them I like those too!
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