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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to Knit a Cake Base? on: August 04, 2009 07:02:52 AM
Hey Craftsters!

I am sure most of you guys have seen patterns for cake slices (very adorable!) and even patterns for whole cakes (even more delicious), however what I want to make is a cake with a slice missing (and then knit that slice separately so it can slide in and out of the slice-hole (that term sounds sorta wrong...).  I know how I'm going to try to approach the cake slice but the missing-slice-whole-cake has got me stumped.  A whole cake would be a giant circle and I would probably knit the base from the inside out, attach the crust, and then pick up stitches again for the top icing.  But if I wanted a slice missing...how would I do that?

I have a feeling maybe something along the lines of....CO a few stitches and then increasing like a half-moon shawl...does this seem like the right track?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Hexed Hat in Manos on: December 28, 2007 08:11:57 AM






Specs:

Hexed Hat on Knitty.com http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATThexed.html
1 skein Manos del Uraguay color 115
US 10.5 DPNs
Contrasting Seam in Patons SWS
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Scarf Circle Swap on: June 20, 2007 10:16:55 AM
Would anyone be interested in participating in a "Scarf Circle?"

I have seen a few of these floating around, but here is the main gist:

Person A knits a few inches on a scarf, then sends it to Person B.
Person B knits a few inches on the scarf, picking up where Person A left off.  Then sends it to Person C.
Person C etc. etc.
The scarf eventually makes its way back to Person A who know has a nice new scarf made by a circle of craftsters!

The scarf can be be made in a variety of colors, patterns, and even fibers.  Or can be coordinated to be made in one color with different patterns, different colors same fiber, etc.  Partners can be paired up according to what types of scarfs they want, all knit, all crochet, maybe even sewing and felt.

Everyone will start out making a few inches of their own scarf, then send it on the next person on their assigned list.  The scarf will make the rounds, getting longer, then come back full circle to the person who first made it!

I'm not that good at explaining, but does anyone like this idea?  A sort of chain letter scarf?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pepto the Elephant :: A Fiber Pachyderm on: April 24, 2007 06:33:13 PM
I've been in quite a glum mood lately, but on my walk to the apartment I met a cheery fellow who brightened my spirits.



I almost tripped over him in the grass, but after an apology he was very polite and I couldn't resist his adorable face when he turned around.  Imagine, an elephant in my own backyard! But he was very small, so that might be why no one had taken notice of him. 

He was a very nice elephant and surprisingly very gregarious.  He told me never to mind about the near mistep, but to come with him instead and he'd turn my frown upside down. I needed a good face inversion, so I did.

We climbed a tree and pretended to be bees (he needed help getting down)...



and played on the swings to relive our childhood (he only fell off once)...



and stopped our busy lives to smell the flowers (he said he never had allergies despite such a long nose)...



Unfortunately, it was getting dark and I had to go inside for dinner.  I thanked the elephant for such a wonderful afternoon and for diverting my mind to happier things.  He gave me a nice big hug, waved good-bye, and disappeared back among the grass.



******


Lamb's Pride Worsted, 1 skein, Ruby Red.
Malabrigo, hand dyed with kool-aid.

US6 Denise Circs.

A test knit for Anna of http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as a pattern tester and the tiny elephant flew off the needles.  The pattern will be available for purchase soon. *happy elephant noise* Everyone needs an elephant to cheer them up.

The elephant was knit with lots of seperate peices to be seamed together and assembled after felting. The head consisted of a front and back peice with intarsia for the ears and the body was knit on DPNs. The only modification I did was to add the braided tail for a little more elephanty look.  Excellant and unique construction with clear directions.

Also check on Anna's other patterns for purchase.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Slipped Stitch Rib Socks for Boyfriend on: April 10, 2007 10:04:29 AM
Finally!  A knitted item that my boy will wear...





6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vickie Howell's Lana and Clark Ascot on: April 07, 2007 10:35:37 PM
When I first started this knit, I thought that it would look absolutely horrible. I mean, it was an ascot. Only stuffy victorian men wear those, right?  Little frilly bits that choke your neck and force one to adopt a "looking down one's nose" attitude.

But then I finished it and bound off on the picot edge...voila! I felt so girly!  Then I had to pack it away and mail it off for the Reading Rainbow Swap...alas!




Pattern: http://vickiehowell.com/2007/02/lana-clark-ascot-february-free-pattern.html
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mosiac Mitts from IK Holday Issue 06 on: April 07, 2007 10:30:12 PM
2007 is the year of stashbusting, so these mitts were made with a mixed up mash of yarns.

aracunia wool in maroon
knitpick's superwash swish (brighter blue)
lionbrand wool-ease in navy

I started them on Chinese New Year and finished them later that week.









8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Oeillet Headband Pattern Link - Pattern Fixed! on: October 03, 2006 07:33:08 PM
EDIT: Pattern has changed.  CO with 2 stitches and increase to six!


Pattern (very rough draft) here: http://mi.yuck.googlepages.com/knit

I knit this headband rather quickly for the Headband Swap on crafster.org.  My partner never did get around to posting the images, so I've decided to do it instead!  I've recieved many comments about the pink one on my blog so I whipped up a quick pattern for it.

As I no longer have the headband, this pattern is based from memory and the photos I have of it. I would love it if anyone needing a headband (and who has some chunky yarn in their stash lying around) would give this pattern write-up a test-run and then get back to me. Smiley



9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Penis Tampon Cozy (X-Rated) on: July 24, 2006 07:55:18 AM
Crocheted with H hook out of acrlyic yarn.
The pompoms are on the end of each drawstring. The "head" of the penis is stuffed with polyfiber fill.

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Lavender Sachets + Knitted Cozies on: July 24, 2006 07:45:37 AM
I knit these out of 100% cotton. The blue checked fabric contains lavender buds. Perfect to stick in your drawer or to heat up in the microwave (the yellow one is microwave safe, the pink one isn't bc of the button).







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