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« Reply #550 on: February 09, 2012 06:10:31 AM »

...Oh yes, with each project you will get much better and faster...it is great that you jumped in and did it!!!  You should be proud...but, uh, isn't that going to make you want a BIGGER stash? Cheesy

Haha, probably!  But I got several skeins from my future MIL for xmas in 2010, along with a huge awesome role of about 30 different needle sets (most of them the nice metal ones) and a bunch of "accessories," like a pom maker, gauge, stitch markers, etc.  I need to work through all of that yarn first!  Which at my speed will take me a long long time.  Plus I told her about my plan to not buy any crafty stuff this year and she told me that if I need anything for a specific project I should just go "shopping" at her house because she has so much stuff.  I'm sure I can put off growing my stash for a least a while that way.   Cheesy
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« Reply #551 on: February 09, 2012 06:41:33 AM »

Yesterday my stash got even bigger, my nan gave me ANOTHER bag of yarns to be getting through lol, she swears that the old ladies in her home gave her all the rubbish noone else wants because she's registered blind but I'm in awe, there's some beautiful blue in there that I can use to finish off my pineapple shawl - it's not the same blue but it will compliment.
Anyway, I've moved on to february and I've made a gift for a loved one. It was my aunties birthday on sunday and she is an AVID Northampton Saint's supporter, they are season ticket holders and go to the games almost every weekend.
For anyone who isn't familiar, this is an image of their kit:


This is what I made her:



Given the recent snow I think this is a more appropriate present than I gave thought to, I'm holding the scarf up in that image and I'm 5'7", my auntie is 4'11" (and a half if you ask her). She was thrilled and her words were "I'm definitely wearing this to the next game, oh sod it, I'll wear it to go shopping in this afternoon".
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« Reply #552 on: February 09, 2012 08:20:28 AM »

How brilliant. A smashing way to de-stash.
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« Reply #553 on: February 09, 2012 09:48:23 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395702.msg4749370# used up a tiny bit of my pink yarn stash this morning  Wink

This afternoon I spent some quality time with my purple yarn, sorting out the full skeins from the odd balls and then winding those odd balls into one giant double stranded ball for use for either a poncho or cardi for myself - should be interesting  Roll Eyes

I also spent some time winding yarn for a swap item.

Love the huge ripple scarf, I bet it wraps around your Auntie twice and keeps her warm as toast  Grin
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« Reply #554 on: February 09, 2012 01:11:32 PM »

Those bonnets are adorable. I am in baby knitting mode right now, could you share the pattern?
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« Reply #555 on: February 09, 2012 01:15:00 PM »

What a cute way to use up little bits of cute fabric, plaidpineapple!  The journal cover is very crafty and useful!

Love the LONG scarf...especially nice that you had colors of her team!  Nice gifts, indeed!

awww--such tiny little hats!  Very cute!
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« Reply #556 on: February 09, 2012 01:47:59 PM »

Those bonnets are adorable. I am in baby knitting mode right now, could you share the pattern?


I don't see why not  Wink


Cast on 28 sts

1. Knit 1 row

2. K2 (yo,sl1,k1,psso,k1,k2tog,yo,k1) to last 2 sts. K2

3. k2, p to last 2 sts, k2

4. k3(yo,sl1,k2tog,psso,yo)to last 4 sts, k4

5. K2, p24, k2

6. K4, (yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4) to end

7. K2, p24, k2

8. knit 1 row

9. K2, p24, k2

10-15 repeat rows 8 & 9

16. k2tog to end

17. p2tog to end.

draw end of yarn through the stitches still on needle and fasten off tightly.

sew ribbon or cords to front inside edges.

I have no idea who is the originator of the pattern. I inherited a written version in with some pattern booklets.
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« Reply #557 on: February 09, 2012 03:08:15 PM »

MiLady - The scarf is great, super long, & cool stitches on the handwarmers!

Ps: I was born in Northampton so I might be a bit biased  Wink
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« Reply #558 on: February 09, 2012 03:20:46 PM »

Thank you Kookalo_Starr, I'm sure I'll be using this pattern very soon now
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« Reply #559 on: February 09, 2012 04:37:35 PM »

MiLady fabulous scarf and gloves.  The Fingerless gloves are my favorite, The design is awesome!
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