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61  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ravenclaw Hat on: November 19, 2010 04:20:47 AM
I never made a shirt for Deathly Hallows, but i did make some fingerless gloves (in Ravenclaw colors). I had plenty of those colors left over for a hat, so i made one today! I finished it in the theatre while i waited three hours for the movie to begin.

My first time using double-pointed needles... about as awkward as all the videos make them look. Cheesy

All finished -- it's a shot of the back, so the lines look a little wonky at the seam bit.

I didn't take any photos of myself wearing it in the theatre (i was alone, and i feel weird about taking photos of myself in front of people), so a couple shots of me at home after.
62  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help Me Teach on: November 15, 2010 01:17:03 AM
I only just learned to knit last Friday. But my friend (who taught me) and i are throwing a knitting party in a month because we've had a ton of friends ask to hire us to make their Christmas gifts and to teach them. Because i will be one of the only ones who knows how to knit at all, i'll have to help teach. So, my question is... what should i teach? I mean, besides the obvious things-- cast on, knit, purl, bind off...
But... is there a best way to cast on?
What are the best stitches i should educate myself on?

I don't know how to do cabling, and i doubt we'll get into that, but i definitely hope to learn it anyway. Smiley

I still need to learn how to actually read patterns, which i'm definitely trying to work on.

Anyway, hit me with your ideas. Please! Cheesy
63  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A Couple Photos on: November 14, 2010 05:01:29 PM
This was the view out of my bedroom window this morning. The fog rolled in and made my regular view that much more beautiful.

My sister got married on a beach in Kaua'i this summer, and because Kaua'i sunrises are especially beautiful, we got up super early to get pictures on her special day. Smiley
64  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Hat! (Based on the London Beanie) on: November 14, 2010 02:19:33 PM
I loooove slouchy beanies. I used the London Beanie as a guide, but i definitely didn't follow it. Mostly because i still don't really know how to read patterns yet... Also, i used just one color.
I don't have dpn's, so i just kept it on the circular needles as long as i could--getting creative so i could keep it going longer.

I worked on it for three days, and took breaks when i needed them. Smiley
I need to work on keeping my stitches loose.
65  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt Scarves on: November 12, 2010 05:41:55 PM
I got the idea online. I was just finishing one at a craft fair last weekend when my friend walked up. She asked me to show her how to wear it and before i even finished wrapping it around my neck, she said, "Yup. Sold." Haha Cheesy

(My sister was supposed to model them for me, but we never got around to it, so i took some of myself... I would have taken them outside, but it was raining.)

This shirt was originally stitched up the sides, so it adds a little funky detail to it.
66  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Skirt on: November 12, 2010 04:13:02 PM
An old friend gave me this shirt once, but it was too big for me. So it sat in my room (oh, how i wish i had a craft room) forever just waiting for me to make something out of it. And then one day i saw Toucan Sam.
Mine isn't as clean as OliviasUltimate, nor does it lay flat in one huge circle, but i like it this way.

Excuse the look of the pictures. My niece was about to go to sleep (that's her makeshift bed behind her) and wearing her jammies (which she kept on, just held them up "to stay warm" while i got pictures of the skirt).
The front:
The back/side:
Laying flat:
The pocket:
67  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Notepad Cover? on: November 12, 2010 03:48:31 PM
*I'm terribly sorry, i had no idea where to put this. Please move it, if i put it in the wrong spot.*

My mom and i were at a small craft fair last month, and a woman was selling notepad covers, i guess you could call them. It has a spot for a notepad, two spots next to it for pens/pencils and then the sides fold over to cover it... so there are two more pockets there, as well. (There are pictures below to show what i'm trying to explain.)

My mom loved it and asked me to see if i could make one. So, i did. Smiley


The woman had the corners folded so you can see the notepad, but i'm not sure which way i like it best:

I originally wanted the darker material on the outside, and the other on the inside, but i goofed. Smiley
68  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fingerless Gloves *edited to add more* on: November 08, 2010 06:44:07 PM
This is my first knitted project! Though i suppose the project is only half completed since i've only done one so far, eh? Sorry, i was too excited to wait to finish a second one!

I used this tutorial: http://www.howcast.com/videos/428-How-To-Knit-Fingerless-Gloves
But i changed the rows a bit. There are 9 on the bottom bit, 14 in the middle, and 5 on top.

He now has a twin, but for some reason i don't have a picture of both. (They're basically identical, though.)

And the newest one (it was too late to start his twin last night, so i'll be making that one today), my Ravenclaw glove:

In case i don't make a shirt for the opening of Deathly Hallows, at least i'll have these! Cheesy
69  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Silly, rectangle-body stuffie... on: November 03, 2010 06:10:45 PM
I woke up and had this idea in my head... Originally, i wanted his limbs longer. Maybe next time.

His behind:

And the front:

And with Snape:
70  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / An Interpretation of zombiebex's Cubimals on: November 03, 2010 06:04:18 PM
zombiebex posted about her amazingly adorable cubimals, and i fell in love. I tried my hand at making a goat... Nowhere near as cute as her cubimals, of course, but he's kind of fun!

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