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« Reply #550 on: February 18, 2010 11:42:35 AM »

I didn't know that when you did single rows of crochet that it tightened up the hat...I did it by mistake and had an "ah-ha" moment!!  It makes the top part of the hat a bit slouchy, but then you tell people you designed it that way! ha ha
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« Reply #551 on: February 18, 2010 03:29:39 PM »

I think your hat looks just wonderful. If you had not pointed out the stitches were 'wonky', I would have thought it was a design element.

My first needle knit hat is done! It's knitted in the round, and since I was too lazy to make a swatch first, I knitted it way too big for anyone in my family.  Cheesy
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« Reply #552 on: February 18, 2010 09:58:34 PM »

I'm at work and can't see the pictures.  I promise I'll look at them tomorrow morning at home!! 

I am finishing projects, but must confess, made a day of hopping from one big lots to the other here in El Paso to look for $1.50 lion brand suede.  They also have the chenille on sale for $3.00.  Then, I saw some art canvases for $5.00.  Thank goodness there was no suede left and any stores, and I walked out of the last store with just with a bag of easter chicks!!  I won't even tell you about today's trip!!  More later, work is getting busy!!
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« Reply #553 on: February 19, 2010 03:02:30 AM »

Thanks, everyone!

I did kind of like the slouchy-ness of the hat, but I doubt I can get it from the toy box unnoticed to try fixing it. Ian likes it because he can just throw it on his head effortlessly, like a helmet.  Cheesy

I might try making another hat that is too big, on purpose. I think that one had 88 stitches. Then I will see what happens when I add some single crochet for the brim. Perhaps I'll end up with a slouchy hat. I surely have enough yarn to experiment with. Wink

I did my first amigurumis yesterday. These donuts are from this pattern, and I used the same Red Heart "Cherry Chip" yarn that I used on the hat:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80113AD.html?r=1#reviews

I'm not quite ready to move on to a harder pattern just yet, but these are fun, and I'll probably make Ian a dozen out of my little leftover yarn balls.

Me again. I'm just going to add this to my last post instead of making a new one. I still have a little bit of the RH Cherry Chip left in my stash, so I tried out making a scrubbie this morning. This was fun, and quite forgiving. I accidentally reduced the amount of stitches by three before I was done, but I was able to ease it all together for sewing. Practice will make it easier to do the diagonal increases and decreases. I'm glad I did it. Now, to go wash up the morning dishes with it. I let them sit there while I made it.  Cheesy

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http://crochetpatternsonly.blogspot.com/2005_05_16_crochetpatternsonly_archive.html
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« Reply #554 on: February 19, 2010 10:21:10 AM »

MMMM donuts.  they actually look good enough to eat!!  The hat is so cute!!  The wash cloths are nice too!!    I haven't seen that yarn color here in town.  I like the name of it though.  good job!!
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« Reply #555 on: February 19, 2010 03:07:46 PM »

I like the color of that Cherry Chip too. I'm just not so sure I could crochet something just to put it in the sink.  Undecided
It's too cute to get all yucky! Wink
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« Reply #556 on: February 20, 2010 10:56:40 AM »

wow--I am going to use that pattern with my plastic bag yarn!  I am afraid that I would not be able to use a pretty one with all the grease and stuff!! Thanks for the link--I have about four bags of plastic yarn ready to go!
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« Reply #557 on: February 20, 2010 11:36:39 AM »

I bought some dish scrubbies at a show before xmas that were done in crochet with a huge hook and made out of strips of netting (the kind you'd use to make a tutu). Fantastic gentle abrasive texture and looked pretty easy to make. The lady was quite literally finishing them off in a couple of minutes and then selling them for a buck. An excellent craft show item I think.

I'm busting stash today, whoo hoo! I cracked the box that's full of already cut out flannel rectanges for taggy blankets and strips of ribbon and bibs cut from old tshirts and have a few pinned and ready to go. And I'm using up some of the sock monkey flannel squares stash I ordered for that quilt I never made  Embarrassed. And I cut out some felt to make a pizza my librarian friend wanted to use for story time, all the pieces are separate and you stick them on one by one while singing "the pizza" song, whatever that is. That didn't even make a teeny dent in my tower of felt though. I have GOT to get rid of that stuff so I can restock with wool. It's a drag making a lovely little things out of the cheap acrylic stuff, it gets wrecked way too easily.
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« Reply #558 on: February 20, 2010 12:04:17 PM »

I just saw pics in a swap of scrubbies made from onion bags!! how cool is that!  I am at work but screwing off...so I might as well go home and make something...blah...I hate tax season...
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« Reply #559 on: February 21, 2010 09:04:53 AM »

I bought some dish scrubbies at a show before xmas that were done in crochet with a huge hook and made out of strips of netting (the kind you'd use to make a tutu). Fantastic gentle abrasive texture and looked pretty easy to make. The lady was quite literally finishing them off in a couple of minutes and then selling them for a buck. An excellent craft show item I think.w


My grandma made me one of those. It works really well. She said it was easy except the netting she used made her hands hurt. I told her that she needed to take them to craft shows.
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