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« Reply #160 on: January 13, 2009 03:08:30 PM »

Are mini-mittens easier or harder to make than real mittens? I realize they certainly won't take as long to make, but I'm a non knitter, but really wants to be a knitter, and I was just wondering.
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« Reply #161 on: January 13, 2009 06:31:34 PM »

I love those mini-mittens!!
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« Reply #162 on: January 13, 2009 06:54:20 PM »

Are mini-mittens easier or harder to make than real mittens? I realize they certainly won't take as long to make, but I'm a non knitter, but really wants to be a knitter, and I was just wondering.

Well, the easy part is that there are not many stitches to the mini-mittens. Less stitches to knit = less time, so in that regard, they are easier, or quicker. The hard part with these little buggers is that they are tiny, so that makes the needles a little cumbersome to handle. These would be excellent practice for real mittens, because it gives you an idea how mittens are constructed on a much smaller scale. Hope that helps!  Smiley
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« Reply #163 on: January 13, 2009 08:37:12 PM »

Are mini-mittens easier or harder to make than real mittens? I realize they certainly won't take as long to make, but I'm a non knitter, but really wants to be a knitter, and I was just wondering.

I'm a knitter, but not a very accomplished one. I've never knit a real mitten, but these little ones are not bad at all.  I've been knitting mine on size 3 needles (but I finally bought size 1, yay!) and it's small, but not TOO impossibly small.  Roll Eyes  Go for it! Become a knitter!  Cool
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« Reply #164 on: January 14, 2009 05:12:07 AM »

stoliedina and christephi thank you so much. I may have to try pulling out my needles again and giving the knitting thing a try. Crocheting came so easily, but I have a hard time with the knitting. Thanks
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« Reply #165 on: January 14, 2009 05:18:01 AM »

Here's my ornament entry. All from my stash!
snipped: beaded ornamenty goodness with blue and clear beads

It looks a little wonky but I'll play with it more and get the beads to lay a little better.

You just had to go and inspire somebody, didn't you?  I have done a beaded ornament like this in a few years, but it looks like a lovely way to destash all those nasty seed beads that I refuse to use in my beadweaving, but can't possibly throw away . . . Smiley
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« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2009 10:45:13 AM »

Just stumbled upon this thread and I love it! I am going to try and whip out some ornaments either this afternoon or tomorrow. This past Christmas I did about 70 percent homemade...and want to do at least that again this year....this will be a great way to get it done!
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« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2009 11:17:50 AM »

this is an awesome idea!  i've been reading along for a few days and so far i've made some cards... i'm combining them with the destash craftalong, so I only used things that I already had! Smiley
I'll load some pictures soon Smiley
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« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2009 02:02:45 PM »

Okay, they're not ornaments, but they are definitely winter holiday stuff.  This is what I did today:



Originally I bought this quilt block kit on clearance years ago, along with the snowflake corduroy, never intending to build the intended quilt (even if I could have found all of the quilt block packages in the clearance section).  I just really liked the snowflake blocks.  I started working on a wall hanging and a furoshiki.  The furoshiki only needs to be hemmed, but the wall hanging needs edging, batting, backing, binding, hanging tube, and basically about half of the work.

All of which I did when I should have been finishing up a dress for certain birthday girl's party on Saturday. Roll Eyes

I'm trying to build up a nice stash of furoshiki (wrapping cloths), because most of the ones I currently have are pink (for DD's birthday last year, I made a bunch).  This is what a box wrapped in this one looked like (although this is a bad tie method for this furoshiki):



The wall hanging will prolly become a holiday present for one of my cousins (that was actually the original intention with this purchase. Smiley
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« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2009 04:37:07 PM »

Not exactly an ornament but I still consider this to be a Christmas Decoration.  I redressed a Santa doll that a made a few years ago.



There are more photos and information on his own thread in the toy & dolls borad.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287233.0
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