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Topic: What's white and pink all over? (edited to add some more hats)  (Read 691 times)
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« on: May 15, 2009 06:42:38 PM »

It's been several months since I've posted anything on Craftster, although I lurk all the time! So I'll start off with the more innocent side of my knits.  Grin

In my college, we have RSOs (Recognized Student Organizations), which is basically a synonym for "clubs." I recently joined one that knits items to donate to homeless shelters and other charitable organizations, and I decided to knit a pink chemo hat (because a bright color is always a good way to cheer someone up!). I used some unlabeled worsted weight acrylic yarn, and this pattern: http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt08.htm. I followed the pattern exactly, except I used size 8 straight needles. Even with the smaller needle size, the hat still fit my head perfectly and it was one of the best hats I've ever knit! Thus, I took more photos than I should for a simple hat.



On me, with the brim up:




On me, with the brim down:




Now for the white and pink part.   Wink So every year, my college has this huge scavenger hunt, except it's not like a traditional scavenger hunt in that you have to find items. Most of the items on the list (which is 15 pages long...) need to be constructed. One item was "Knit a tampon and menstruate all over it." So, of course, I had to make the tampon!

In process:


Completed, with the rest of the yarn:


And a rather suspicious photo of me holding the tampon:


(Un?)fortunately, I don't have a photo of the tampon post-menstruation. I, fortunately, did not do the menstruating myself. Another girl on the team was (un?)fortunately in the middle of her period, so I handed it over to her. Oh, the craziness of my college's scavenger hunt.

Comments/criticism appreciated!  Smiley

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Edited to add:

I knitted two more hats for donation. They're both from the same pattern at the hat above. One was made with the leftover pink yarn and some maroon yarn. The second one used the remaining maroon yarn, which was enough unfortunately, so I threw in some brown. It's shorter, but still covers my ears.

In-progress:


On my head:




On the table:

« Last Edit: July 08, 2009 12:18:13 PM by InkStainedHands » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009 08:14:53 PM »

I have to wonder what the scavenger hunt judges thought of that one  Cheesy
and I may have to steal your school's idea for the scavenger hunt to make people construct things instead of just find them... I'm supposedly Roll Eyes helping organize my school's hunt next semester and it sounds like a great idea.
It's great that the club you're in helps out charities too. cute hat!
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