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1  My First Knitted FO!- Camo Wristwarmers (semi img heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Skysong on: January 18, 2007 08:18:35 PM
I've been crocheting for about five years, but I just taught myself how to knit this year from Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n' Bitch books - well, I actually taught myself last year from The Knitter's Encyclopedia, but I couldn't figure out why I was getting alternating rows of knit and purl when i was only making knit stitches- I didn't know what garter stitch was, and the encyclopedia only showed pictures of stockingette pieces in the directions! I bought the Happy Hooker and loved it, so went back and bought Debbie's knitting books, and it was only then that I realized that I had been doing it right  Smiley . I learned how to purl, and did a few practice swatches, and then decided to make something useful. I saw girlypirate's obnoxiously simple fingerless gloves, and decided that they would make a good gift for my friend, and I was off and knitting. I didn't end up following her exact pattern - I just made my own rectangles and seamed them.

Okay, enough of my jabber... Picture time!

The Front




The Back

Here you can kind of see how I tried to put reverse stockingette hearts on the front and back of the wrists, but the camo yarn is so busy that they are lost. Oh well, live and learn. The looser one I made first; my gauge got tighter the more I knit.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pics- it's hard to get good pics when you're holding the camera with your chin so you can get both hands in the picture!

I'm going to give them to her tomorrow, so I'll post then and tell you how she likes them.
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2  Crocheted Headphone Covers! (a tad img heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Skysong on: June 28, 2006 07:34:52 PM
My favorite headphones were starting to look pretty dingy; the foam was falling off, and the paint was peeling off

(the other side was even worse - it had no foam!)

So, I was going to use some fabric that I had to cover the earpieces, but I found that I didn't have any elastic to hold my headphone covers on. I was in a bit of a dilemma, until I saw the bright turquoise chunky wool/acrylic blend lying in my yarn stash - then I thought, why not crochet covers! So I did.

Inside View:


Side View:


Front View:


Now I have the coolest headphones in town, and the wool will keep my ears warm when fall comes, and the bulk of the yarn makes the headphones softer to sleep on. Yay!

How I did it:
    I really just single-crocheted a circle until it was slightly smaller than the headphone, then I did one row of double crochet to bend around the sides, and then I single-crochet decreased like mad to get the covers to stay on. If you want more detailed directions, pm me.

Opinions, Suggestions? Should I single crochet around the remaining plastic and the cord?
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