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1  What would you do with reel-to-reel tape? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by nikkiana on: April 12, 2012 12:39:16 AM
My boyfriend has been doing some massive cleaning and purging recently, and today decided to discard three reels (approximately 4.5 miles) of two inch audio tape that's no longer any good for recording, but being the good little packrats that we are, neither of us can quite bear to throw out that much tape... the idea being, there must be something crafty that can be done with it...  short of wallpapering the walls with it, I'm having trouble finding ideas for it. 





As you can see, one side is shiny and the other side is matte, and it's a fair bit more durable than what you'd find in your average household cassette tape.

Any thoughts?
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2  Anastasia Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: November 10, 2006 11:37:20 AM
This is my first completed pair of socks using the Anastasia pattern.

Relatively simple toe up socks to make that look great!

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3  Tiny sockage in Knitting: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: November 10, 2006 11:32:10 AM
Upon being told by my mother that I had to make a gift for the baby of one of her coworkers, I decided that making some widdle sockies would be a quick and easy gift.... No real pattern... They're toe ups....

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4  Odessa hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: November 10, 2006 11:29:07 AM
Made using MagKnit's Odessa pattern without the beads.

From the top:


From the front:


Overall, a pretty easy hat to make, unfortunately I seem to have issues counting so it got frogged back to the beginning once and the top of the hat is kinda messed up, but it's not noticable so who cares? Wink
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5  Neil's Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: December 22, 2005 04:26:32 PM
When the boys at school found out I could knit, I got comissioned for a few projects.... Neil's scarf was one of them...

Here's a picture of it in progress:



Here's a picture of Neil wearing the finished product:



He wanted something that was going to match the spirit of his hat. I think they tied in quite nicely. They're not exactly the same, but they complement each other quite well....

The only thing I didn't really like about it was the scarf seemed a bit short to me, and the edges ended up rolling in more than I expected them to despite the fact I made a border.... but nonetheless, Neil was thrilled and he paid me enough to buy my fiance a Christmas present. LOL!
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6  Wavy Gravy Scarfs! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by nikkiana on: December 22, 2005 04:21:45 PM
Who knew that some rather ugly veregated yarn would knit up into two really nice wavy gravy scarves?

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7  To Dye For Sweater in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by nikkiana on: December 22, 2005 04:19:55 PM
I decided to make the "To Dye For" sweater from the first Stitch 'n Bitch book minus the dying instructions.... This is how it came out:





It was the first sweater I've ever made so I made a few mistakes.... I didn't finish it off exactly the way it said in the book.... and I made the arms a teeny tiny bit too long... but otherwise it came out pretty good!
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8  My First Baby Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: September 25, 2005 05:47:38 PM
I finally finished the baby/doll blanket that I've been working on for what seems like forever (it's been very on and off). My mom says it's big enough for a newborn, but I'm a little skeptical so it might be good for a doll blanket... I ended up doing the blanket in two shades of pink because I didn't have another skein of the lighter pink. I think it turned out pretty good for my second knitting project ever. Cheesy



The pattern I used for it is this:

Cast on 62 stitches.
Row 1 - 12: all K
Row 13: K8, P3, (K5, P3) until last 11 then K11.
Row 14: K8, P4,Then knit 11 rows and cast off on row 12.  (K3, P5) until last 10 then K10.
Row 15: K8, P1, (K5, P3) until last 13 then K13.
Row 16: K9, P5, (K4, P5) until last 8 then K8.
Row 17: K12, (P3, K5) until last 10 then P2, K8.
Row 18: K11, (P5, K3) until last 11 then P3, K8.
Row 19: K10, P3, (K5, P3) until last 9 then K9.
Row 20: K8, P2, K3, (P5, K3) until last 9 then P1, K8.
Repeat 13 - 20 until desired length.
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9  Beaded Bouquets in Beads: Completed Projects by nikkiana on: September 23, 2005 01:32:27 PM
I'm getting married next August and I'd been on the search for projects to do for my wedding day... and via a wedding board I belong to, I found a girl who had made beaded bouquets for her wedding and she posted a link to some instructions on how to do it. I'd seen beaded bouquets before on several different wedding sites and they were always in the $300 to $500 range... I loved them, but they were just waaaaaay too expensive for me. So, when I saw that you could make them yourself and the instructions looked pretty easy, I just HAD to try making them. It's recommended that you use Swarovski crystal beads, but since I just about choked when I found out how much those beads cost, I decided to try making bouquets out of a bunch of assorted glass beads.

The bouquets are still in progress, but I figured I'd share what mine looks like so far:

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