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cinnamon teal
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006 12:42:24 AM »

I just finished a knit bracelet for my MIL.  It was my first time making knit jewelry and oy!  it was so much harder than I thought it would be  But I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  The hardest part was making it the right size.  I used up all my copper wire on attempts that turned out much too big, so the final has steel wire instead.  It was much stiffer and tougher to knit, but I like the color much better, so I think that in the end it was a good thing. 

What do you think?

*update, bracelet #2 finished for my mom.  It's pretty much the same as this first one.

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purplexime
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006 09:39:02 AM »

Great job!
I love the pj's and the bracelet.  How did you knit it? what gauge wire did you use? I would love to make something like it.

Thank you for sharing the images with us.
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2006 02:40:54 PM »

Thanks!

To make the bracelet, I used 28 gauge wire.  You just thread the beads on the wire and knit away.  I used one bead for each stitch I knit.  In the end I used size 8 wooden needles  and did 17 sts for about 5 or 6 rows of stockinette stitch. 

The difficult part for me was just knitting the wire because it's sooo different from yarn.  It has no stretch at all.
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006 02:48:57 PM »

Here's the mug and shot glass that I made for my BIL.  His nickname is overkill, so I went with an a-bomb theme. 

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purplexime
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2006 05:35:25 AM »

You are so talented.  I love your handmade gifts.  Thank you for taking the time to post instructions for the bracelet.  I must try it.  Wink
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beetlepose
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006 09:14:45 PM »

Your gifts look great!  I really like the frosted mugs and the bracelet.
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abegael
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2006 04:09:42 PM »

Hey I love the apron. Is there anyway you would have a picture of it laying flat? I really like the way it shapes around the sides and I'd like to see how you accomplished that.
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ffancypantss
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006 04:41:16 PM »

amazing gifts! I love the fabric that you used for the jammies and the apron! so cute. i also like the bracelet you knit...what a cool technique! I am positive that all of your family will really appreciate all of the thought and care that went into each of their gifts! happy holidays:)
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2008 05:19:01 PM »

Here's the mittens I made for my nephew's dad:



I used knitty's manly mitts pattern and elann's peruvian pure alpaca on US 4 dpns.
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