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31  Re: eco-craftalong in Craftalongs by motleycruiser on: January 07, 2008 08:00:41 PM
Here is my latest market bag. My brother runs a website about solar power & has been trying to get me to set up my own website outside of etsy he can link to sell my bag so I'm trying to determine production time & if they are profitable. BTW this is my original pattern

Sorry about the huge pic
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32  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: December 06, 2007 06:35:14 PM
I'm on a calorimetry kick lately.

1 strand of wool & 1 acrylic 8 needles

acrylic 10.5 needles

mixed fiber content 10.5 needles
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33  Re: 50%+ handmade holiday presents 2007 edition? in Winter Holidays by motleycruiser on: November 29, 2007 10:28:52 PM
Last year I did about 50% of my gifts handmade & they went over really well. My dad's boobie pillow was his favorite present ever. This year I'm doing about 75% handmade because we are strapped. I try to do assembly line work for the "moms" (aka my mom, MIL, & soon to be step-mom). Here are a couple of the completed items. I'm still in the middle of all of them.

3 crochet washcloths
3 dishtowels w/toppers
2 boo boo bunnies w/soap
I might throw in some extras later

I got a great deal on casserole dishes for $3.99 & made covers for them
I may do matching hotpads

I'm also doing some calorimetries, scarves, chapstick keychains & pin cushions
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34  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: November 29, 2007 10:14:40 PM
I hit the thrift store this week for x-mas present yarn. The first completed item. Not sure of the fiber content the tag was missing.

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35  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: November 12, 2007 12:22:59 PM
I did this one on size 10.5 because that was all I had in my bag I took to work. 84 or 86 stitches which made it roughly 24in long. I kinda dig the stretch I got from the bigger needles.
The tree was just freehand crochet.

click for a bigger pic
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36  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: November 09, 2007 02:19:42 PM
I made another scrap scarf. This one is more scarflette size. I thought it looked really cool wrapped like this.
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37  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: November 09, 2007 02:04:03 PM
Acrylic again. This is a great way to use up my cheapie yarn.
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38  Re: New Knitty's Calorimetry in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: October 20, 2007 04:51:17 PM
Here are #2 & 3 of mine. They are pretty addictive. I have 5 menopausal women I can never make any hats or scarves for as x-mas presents so I think they will enjoy these. My first try is posted in the recycled yarn KIL I didn't want to double post.

CO 90 (fits a big mellon perfectly)
needle size recommended
yarn-cheapie acrylic
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39  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: October 20, 2007 04:43:52 PM
Ok so this one is kinda not a hat. My first followed pattern a calorimetry. I CO 100 instead of the 120 since everyone on the threads here have been saying how huge it is. It's still kinda big but I like it. The yarn was semi-felted when I took it apart so I may just run it thru the wash once.

it's really hard to take a side pic of yourself
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40  Re: recyled yarn KAL? in Knitalongs by motleycruiser on: October 15, 2007 12:47:03 AM
Ok I'm sure you guys are tired of my hats by now but I have a new one. This was my first time using seed stitch & making a hat on straight needles instead of circulars (when I try a new craft I jump in feet first). This yarn is uber yummy, it's angora, lambswool & alpaca mixed in a bulky weight. Oh & my new non-taped specs.

I made this from all my scraps. I had 2 large ziplog bags full & I'm 3/4 of the way thru my second one & I haven't even made it down to 1 bag of scraps yet. This was made on a knifty knitter using 2 strands at a time & letting the knots show. For all of you who wonder what to use your seam yarn for this is what I keep mine for & all those short pieces you get when you start a row. I'm thinking of selling this.
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