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1  Re: Projects from "Handknit Holidays" by Melanie Falick in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittnkitten on: January 07, 2007 04:05:38 PM
I knit up a pair of Vintage Beaded Gloves for my Grandma for Christmas... they were a lot of work, but SO worth it!



I only had time to snap a quick picture- I finished these at 3:45 on Christmas day!!!

The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca & Silk, and I knit these on size 0 dpns.

P.S. I was one of the lucky recipients of knitchick2's knit ornaments, and let me tell you- she did a beautiful job! I was so happy to get a little bit of knitted happiness to hang on my tree Smiley
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2  Re: Help make me a pin-up girl! (need DIY photo/costume/hair/pose ideas!) in Discussion and Questions by knittnkitten on: January 05, 2007 02:29:10 PM
Just adding my two cents! My boyfriend and I take a funny Christmas Card photo every year, and this year we went with a fifties theme:


To do my hair, I just curled it like crazy, and then pinned it up a little in the back so that it looked more like a bob (my hair is actually more shoulder length). Bobby pins and lots of hairspray helps.

As far as my outfit- the skirt is just a regular old A-line skirt that I had in my closet, but to make it more "fifties", I hiked it up to my high waistline and used a clothespin to secure it in the back.

The shoes are from Wal-Mart!

Also lots of blush on the apples of your cheeks for nice, rosy cheeks.

Hope that helps Smiley Sounds like a fun project.
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3  Re: Anna Socks from Rowan #40 in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittnkitten on: October 31, 2006 09:17:42 AM
Guys, thanks so much for all the sweet comments! I absolutely love these socks, and would highly recommend them, even for beginners- the lace pattern is really easy, and I think it would be a good introduction to socks.

Just thought I'd share how I incorporated the socks into my Halloween costume on Saturday:


The only problem was that I didn't realize how slippery handknit socks can be- in the middle of my party I wiped out on the wood floors in front of everyone, and fell flat on my butt!  Embarrassed whoops!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Grin
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4  Re: Has anyone done any peep inspired crafts? in Easter by knittnkitten on: April 24, 2006 01:02:31 PM
My grandma made a Peeps-covered Coconut Cream pie for Easter!

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5  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by knittnkitten on: April 20, 2006 07:56:24 AM
I was almost to the top and I ran out of yarn!



I have an order in to Knitpicks. Tear.
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6  Re: e-based recipe swap for omnivores in The Swap Gallery by knittnkitten on: April 17, 2006 05:51:43 PM
Thanks for posting those, PlayitGeorge! I finally had a chance to take some of my own, so here are a couple more for good measure:





My mind is blown at how much work this must have taken... I don't think I could have cut out all those little pieces! I really love the vintage diner theme that you had going too- it's very much my style.

Now I just have to decide what recipe to make first....

Thanks again for a great box, and for taking all the time to organize this swap!
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7  Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest in Knitalongs by knittnkitten on: April 06, 2006 12:00:52 PM
I finally have some progress to report! Here's where I am:



I'm in love. I love the pattern, love the yarn (Knitpicks Merino), love love love Fair Isle. I'm having a craving to knit more Fair Isle and knit it soon.

It's knitting up very soft, and I like the color, although I do wish there was a bit more contrast. Who knows, I may knit another one. Hopefully this will fit!

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8  Re: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Mooninites cross stitch (for Adult Swim swap) in Needlework: Completed Projects by knittnkitten on: March 13, 2006 01:35:02 PM
Ahhhhhh, those are awesome!!!!!

A bunch of my friends & I had a broomball team in college a couple of years ago. We named ourselves the Mooninites. Here we are before a big game:


I'm the girl giving the bird with my dainty gloved hand

We are giving you all the finger as hard as we possibly can...
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9  Re: Amelie Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittnkitten on: March 02, 2006 03:03:34 AM
Ok Bobolink, sorry it's taken me so long to do this..... but here we go! Here are the things I sent her:


Shrinky-dink stitch markers that feature pictures of my travels through Europe with little gnomes superimposed in the corners! These took me foreeeeever to do, because the ink kept rubbing off every time I'd try to print them. After about a week I figured out that I had been printing on the wrong side!


Here's a stenciled shirt I did featuring Amelie. Bobolink said it fits well, which is the biggest thing I was worried about.

I also included a little bottle of brandy with a recipe for Amelie's famous Plum Cake (the recipe called for brandy, I didn't include it just for kicks!)

Bobolink I'm glad you liked everything, and thank you for being such a great swap partner!!
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10  Re: Amelie Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittnkitten on: February 19, 2006 02:39:59 PM
Oh..... my..... gawd.

I think I am the luckiest gal in this swap.

My partner Bobolink sent out on Thursday, and even though I'm on the other side of the country, I got my package on Saturday!

I received the most amazing, thoughtful items. Take a look:



In the back, you can see a cd jacket. Inside are two cds - the soundtrack from Amelie and a great mix of French music. I am soooo happy to get these, and can't wait to listen. My boyfriend was really excited about this gift as well Smiley

She made me these beautiful coasters-

which are so cute. Do you see the little gnome in each picture? Adorable. Coasters are perfect for me too because, as any of my ex-roomates can tell you, I am extremely anal about people using coasters for their drinks!! Bobolink even included a picture of the gnome at Niagara Falls, which is great because both her and I grew up near the Falls (her on one side of the border, me on the other!)


Next, we have an assortment of wonderful Amelie-inspired crafts. I'm in complete awe of the beautiful necklace and earrings. How on earth did you make those, Bobolink?? The necklace has a beautiful picture of Amelie in bed, and the earrings feature her little bedroom friends, the goose and the dog. Gorgeous. There is also an Eiffel tower wine cork, which I LOOOOOVVVEEEE. As you can see by my avatar, I'm a big fan of wine. I even use wine bottle to wind yarn into center-pull balls. So the cork is just perfect.

You might not be able to see the thing the cat is chewing on (BAD kitty), but it's an adorable fish stitch marker that looks just like Amelie's pet goldfish. I love all the cute stitch markers I see on Craftster, so I was very happy to get my own custom one. As you can see, my cats very much enjoy their new fish friend.


Next is an adorable travel journal that must of taken Bobolink forever to make. Inside she pasted several pictures that she had taken from her own trip around the world (with gnomes in the pics of course!) Each picture had the cutest caption from the "gnome" and I just laughed reading the whole story of the gnome's trip around the world. Several pages were left blank so that I can add in my own pictures that I'll take in my future travels.

Now for the best thing of all.....

My very own gnome!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm naming him Bobo after Bobolink of course. I can guarantee that this little guy will be accompanying me on all my future trips!!!

My kitties like their new friend Bobo too:



Thank you so very much Bobolink.... I can tell that you put a ton of thought into this, and I just love all the  little personal touches you added throughout the whole package. Thanks for making my first swap such a great experience.

Also, I can't wait for you to get your package from me..... let's just say we may have been on the same wavelength for a few things .... ;-)

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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