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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / I need food ideas in the shape of a house... on: December 04, 2011 03:50:24 PM
This weekend I made the hot dog/ spaghetti Octopi for my man and his boys. I was a hero. I wasn't sure who liked them more,  my man or his boys (6 and 8 yrs)... lol. So I asked them what they wanted next weekend, and without missing a beat the 6 year old says, "Something shaped like a house!"

PLEASE... throw me some house shaped food ideas. Lunch or dinner, not dessert:)

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / wee little kid knits....NOW WITH PATTERN :D on: May 04, 2005 02:06:48 PM
I didn't have enough yarn for a full sweater and my daughter wanted something out of the purple loopy fuzzy yarn. The aforementioned yarn is a grand total of 13.7yrds. yes folks thats the whole skein for $5.99 ( i didn't buy it, it was a gift). not even enough for a scarf....so I made a little girlie shrug.
But its way darn cute and she loves it.



and the back...


Cheesy
a

If there are any questions or unclearities, please don't hesitate to ask or email me.

Childs Shrug

Yarn: Lion Boucle (Lion Brand) Tutti Fruitti 2 skeins

Size 11 needles (and size11 circular cuff needles) or knit to gage:
Gage:14 rows, 10 sts = 4x4”

Cast on 43 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit, inc one st each end (45sts)

Right side: knit across
Wrong side: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat this pattern for 3.5”

Right side: put first 8 sts on holder.

Working only center 29 stitches: (you can place the last 8 sts on a holder if you’d like. I leave them on the needle.)
Knit 1 row.
Next 2 rows bind of 1st 3 sts.
Knit in SS stitch for  2.5”

Next RS row: Knit is SS on the first 5 sts for 1” Bind off stitches.
Bind off center to the last 5 sts. Knit SS on the last 5 sts for 1” bind off stitches.

Front left:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS row: knit to last 4, K2tog, K2
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Front Right:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS: K2, K2tog, knit to end
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Sew shoulder seams (these are your only seams).
With circular needles, Pick up  20 sts around arm hole (my daughter has small arms, you may want to pick up a few more stitches if needed).
Place Marker and knit one round.
Knit in SS until sleeve measures 5.5”
K2, K2tog, K to last 4 K2tog, K2.
Knit for 3 more rounds and repeat decrease.
Bind off loosely.

Repeat with other sleeve.

I crocheted the lopi trim onto the shrug. It was approx 13 yds.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Chillin's Easter getups. not ur avg... on: March 27, 2005 06:56:14 AM
I asked my kiddos what they wanted to wear for Easter, since I was fresh out of ideas. My son decided he wanted camo pants and a hobbit shirt. Sure why not, says I, that'll be simple. So here he is complete with coonskin cap:


And my daughter wanted a skirt that 'went way up' when she spins. So I did a simple pink polkadot circle skirt. I decided instead of a regular hem, I'd have a bit of fun with the serger. And what better way to accessorize than with striped tights:


and a detail of the serged hem with decrative silk threads:


They both love their outfits, so that makes me happy!
Thanks for looking!!
Cheesy
a
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / What to make a little boy... on: February 28, 2005 06:57:11 PM
I make my kids' Easter outfits every year. There are a million different ways to reinvent the dress so I am all set for my daughter, but for my 4 yr old boy I am stumped. Last year I made him a very renaissance looking vest. The year before it was a vest and matching bow tie. the yrs before....yup you guessed it, some sort of vest. I want to do something fun and different, but still semi 'dressy.'  ANY thoughts would really rock...
Thanks

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