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41  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knifty Knitter "Panta" on: October 24, 2005 10:24:55 PM
So being a beginner knitter, I decided to try and make a panta on the green loom.  After a couple false starts, I ended up with this:



It came out a little weird - it's looser on the beginning end, so that's the back when I wear it.



I made it out of Lion Brand Homespun - it's quite toasty! Smiley
42  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Scarf for goth teenager on: October 24, 2005 06:16:16 PM
I made this for my cousin, who is 15 and a goth, albeit a very fashionable goth.  I hope she likes it!



Close up:
43  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / First hat! With dangly flower thingies! on: October 10, 2005 02:39:08 PM
From this month's "Easy Crochet" magazine:



I saw the pattern and had to make it!  It's great, it only took 2 days.  I made it with a bulkier yarn and a larger hook (Lion Brand Homespun and size Q, instead of Bernat Solo and size K) so it came out big enough to fit on my large head without squooshing my hair down.

44  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Knifty Knitter strikes again...this time, with a hat! on: October 06, 2005 01:51:40 PM
My first hat!



It's just a 9-inch tube knitted on the green loom, with two strands of Lion Brand Homespun in Corinthian, pulled together at the top.  I crocheted the flower from the Lion Brand website: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-rosettes.html.

Now it just needs to get a little colder so I can wear it! Smiley
45  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Slipcovered wing chair on: October 04, 2005 04:52:46 PM
Not the most creative project, but I'm proud of it anyways, dammit!

The original chair, bought at a garage sale for $9.50 (we couldn't scrounge up the asking price of $10 in our car):


The newspaper pattern, laid out and ready to cut (got 3 yds of quilted fabric at $8.99/yd minus 30% off):


The cut pieces, pinned and ready to be sewn:


The finished product:


It's a bit slouchier than I had hoped, but it's just for me to sit on in my craft room and knit.  For 28.38 total, I think it's a steal! Smiley
46  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Striped scarf on Knifty Knitter on: October 04, 2005 04:46:06 PM
My first striped project! Smiley

Detail:


It was very simple - just start a new color where you want the stripe to start, cut off the new and old colors about six inches out, and knot them together.  When you're done knitting, weave all the loose ends in with a yarn needle.

If anyone's curious, I used all but the last four pairs of pegs on the long loom, and the stripe pattern is 7 rows dark, 7 rows light, 3 rows dark, 7 rows light.  The colors are Edwardian and Granite in Lion Brand Homespun.
47  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wedding cross stitch on: September 29, 2005 02:38:16 PM
I adapted this from a REALLY frilly pattern - I meant to do the whole thing, but got really sick of all those roses while I was doing the center part Smiley  It originally was supposed to have an obnoxious rose border all the way around, so that had to go.  And it had a cheesy quote at the top, that had to go too.  So here's what's left!

48  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first scarf AND first post! *Knifty Knitter finishing tutorial added* on: September 12, 2005 06:55:43 AM
Ok, it's nothing special, but I'm proud of it.  Smiley  I made it on a Knifty Knitter, using two skeins of Lion Brand Homespun in Prairie.  It came out quite a bit bigger than I expected, but I like it!

If anyone's interested, let me know and I'll post my method for getting the scarf off of the Knifty Knitter without using a crochet hook.

Sorry, looking a bit frazzled here!


Close-up so you can see the detail (or lack thereof!)


To get your scarf off of the loom, find the first peg you would be pulling off if you were doing another row, and call it peg 1.  The peg across from it is then peg 2, the peg above it is peg 3, and so on...

35    36
33    34
.
.
.
3     4
1     2

Take the loop on peg 2, and flip it over onto peg 1.  Pull the bottom loop on peg 1 over, then flip the remaining loop back over onto peg 2.

Take the loop on peg 3, and flip it over onto peg 2.  Pull the bottom loop on peg 2 over, then flip the remaining loop back over onto peg 3.

Repeat until you get to one last loop on peg 36 (this will be the one with a tail).  Pull the last loop off, pull the tail through it and tighten.  Voila!

This basically just mimics the crocheting on the pegs.  It's more work, but saves you from carrying an extra tool around.  If you change your mind and prefer to do the crocheting, though, they're selling the correct size crochet hook in the Dollar Spot at Target for - yep, you guessed it - a dollar!  You get a smaller hook as well.
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