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« on: May 30, 2007 05:08:28 AM »

So making this from http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/glaistig.htm served a three-pronged purpose:

1. Gift for a dear friend - her birthday is this Friday, and she is also with child (18 weeks!!)
2. Plough through the stash
3. Not spend a cent, on yarn or packaging. (background; I am on a major frugality kick, since New Year's, which I'm proud to say has brought me out of debt and turned me into a tightfisted bore.)

Thankfully, J. will never know, right, because she doesn't visit this forum, and you won't tell her, right? Right!

Here is the hat perched atop my stunned mug, with no prizes for my photographic or mirror-cleaning skills:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/521367125_147dcf1bbd_m.jpg

I was unsure about how I was going to present Glaistig, but then it occured to me - I had some plastic Chinese style takeaway containers I could use:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/521335346_5c2bd2dd18_m.jpg

From there, I don't know but it went something like this - brown yarn - soil - pot plant - knitted leaves and flowers - i cord - African violets:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/521335350_11bc1718f0.jpg

Hot glue on a plastic ladybird:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/206/521383337_b380cde3ef.jpg

Now I'm finishing up some items for Baby D, stash only again. So, to end this post on a twee note, as one of your presidents said, Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Amen.

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shae16
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 05:28:41 AM »

Pretty and intricate!!  I love the color change from the original too.  BTW what yarn did you use?? Did you double strand, or change yarn weights?? 
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 05:52:04 AM »

I used a single strand of Stahl Skyline light I got long time ago for 50c a ball, on 5.5mm needles, which gave me a snugger hat than the pattern, but maybe I just got a huge head  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 06:38:17 AM »

Sweet! That totally rules.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007 07:03:47 AM »

Nice hat! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007 07:20:36 AM »

The hat looks great but I especially like the way you presented it! I'm rubbish at creative gift wrapping and so easily impressed by it in others  Wink Grin
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myklia
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007 06:01:08 PM »

I love the Anticraft.  You did a great job on the hat and I love your packaging.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007 08:43:59 PM »

Yup. I'm coming out of my normal lurking habit to say I LOVE THIS! The hat is spectacular and the package is adorable.

I'd love to get a present like this from a friend.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007 12:04:00 PM »

That hat is gorgeous and the takeaway container packaging is so cute!
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