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31  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: February 14, 2011 07:07:44 AM
meleriffic, those hats are cute.  I hope you guys have a good trip.

I've been making all kinds of projects that aren't on my list.  It's mid-February and it looks like I might be losing my focus already.
32  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: 2011 Portland/Seattle/San Fran meetup on: February 14, 2011 07:00:15 AM
Ireland... conveniently on my list of places I want to visit...
33  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2011 :: ONGOING on: February 05, 2011 11:14:18 AM
I meant to do this last year.  Maybe this year for reals this time.
34  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: February 05, 2011 11:12:28 AM
Alright, I'm in for reals this year.  My list...

1. Make fingerless gloves for Andy (DONE)
2. Make matching hats for me and Isobel (DONE)
3. Finish Isobel's Zodiac sleep sack
4. Finish Isobel's hooded sweater
5. 2nd pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
6. 3rd pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
7. 4th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
8. 5th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
9. 6th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
10. 7th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
11. 8th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
12. 9th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
13. 10th pair of fingerless gloves for 11 in 2011 Ravelry challenge
14. Become a better lace knitter AEB knitting a lacy shawl.

15. Plant snow peas / peas by end of Feb.
17. Build a better chicken coop by end of summer.
13. Crochet that ______ for that ________ (Feb ravelry group project)
14. Make homemade lip balm
15. Make homemade diaper area balm
16. Grow better peppers
17. March project for ravelry group (at least one)
18. 30 dice bags
19. Costumes for Gen Con?
20. Wire wrap necklace project for me for Isobel's birth


21. Make nursing pads
22. Make menstrual pads
23. Make burp cloths
24. Make me an A-line skirt for every season.
25. Embroider anniversary present for Bear.
26. Make baby leggings.
27. Blog at least four times a month.  With one tutorial a month.
28. Jewelry projects - use up some stash and make pretty necklaces for Xmas gifts.
29. paint stairs
30. Design and execute garden tool organization


31 Deliver a baby
32 Stamp up birth announcements
33 Make holder for tax receipts
34 Knit socks
35 Infused olive oil (garlic and rosemary?)
36 Simple doll for Isobel (and nieces and nephews?)
37 Make fabric napkins.
38 Learn to can... "put up" harvest
39 Learn to pickle
40 Go strawberry picking and make freezer jam

41. Make 5 kinds of truffles.
42. Gardener gift sets for Xmas (3? 5?)
43. Citrus soaps
44. Crocheted/knitted toys for 5 nieces and nephews (animals?)
45. Craft gift sets for siblings? (woodworking? fimo-y clay? embroidery?)
46. Perpetual birthday calenders
47. Participate in craft fair (Gen Con counts!) or otherwise sell crafty stuffs.
48. Make lingerie and/or modify slips (at least two)
49. Make produce bags.
50. Make indoor herb garden for Bear.
35  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cthulu Dice Bag on: January 30, 2011 01:30:34 PM
eeep!  forgot to add that the cthulu dup stitch is from a chart here:  http://www.arcanavitae.com/?p=27

36  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cthulu Dice Bag on: January 30, 2011 01:28:19 PM

cthulu dice bag loose by hybrid_hopes

We've been playing Arkham Horror every so often.  This bag was inspired by the game.  I've only read a few of Lovecraft's short stories, and fell asleep during reading one.  I don't recommend that, especially if you're reading from a library book in which someone slipped a creepy note that happens to fall out on your chest and you find it when you wake up mid-nightmare.


cthulu dice bag empty by hybrid_hopes

Here's me doing the three needle bind-off for the first time Cheesy  Not a particularly instructional image, but yay for conquering new techniques!  (I promise that there are three needles being used there, but you can only see two).


cthulu dice bag bind off by hybrid_hopes
37  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rabbit Hat for a Baby. on: January 30, 2011 01:21:14 PM
I made this for my little bun who will be born in the Year of the Rabbit.


IMG_2070 by hybrid_hopes

My cat does not like it :/




pattern here by the sharing people at Noe Knit.
38  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: 2011 Portland/Seattle/San Fran meetup on: January 23, 2011 06:49:49 PM
It's been ages since I've been to a craftster meetup!  Depending on the timing I'd love to hang out!  I'd offer up a spare bed, but we kind of got rid of it in a nursery conversion...  and I donno how many people want to vacation at a home with a new baby.  Or how much of a hostess I'd be able to be. 
By July, I'll be back to work, and my work schedule's weird.  But if you have any morning hangouts, I could probably definitely make it, no matter if I work that day or not.
39  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Re: Fabric and sewing supplies swap 1/23/2011 on: January 21, 2011 03:17:58 PM
Thanks for sharing!  I'll probably just be relaxing this weekend, but I'll pass the info on.
40  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / little seamless heart on: January 09, 2011 07:10:41 PM
This isn't superfancy, but I'm kinda proud of it.  I'm trying to improve my knitting skills, and this gave me practice a couple ways to increase and decrease.


heart finished by hybrid_hopes, on Flickr

here it is with one lobe done:


heart in progress by hybrid_hopes, on Flickr

and here it is when I had to change over because I ran out of gray yarn!


heart switching colors by hybrid_hopes, on Flickr

I know it's hard to tell, but it's two sided.  The project was fun and quick.  I think I'll make more, maybe turn 'em into a scarf or stuff some of them with lavender or something.

Here's the pattern: http://knittersdelight-sarloz.blogspot.com/2008/06/seamless-heart-pattern.html
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