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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: engineering needle storage (pic fiesta- ole!) EDIT:W/TUTORIAL on: February 08, 2009 10:57:21 AM
I am totally making a version of this tonight....
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Twig Hat on: February 08, 2009 09:22:30 AM
I knit 4 gauge swatches before I started this....which I hate doing but with vintage patterns you pretty much have to....sigh
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Twig Hat on: February 05, 2009 11:27:27 AM
It was fun! And fast...lots of short rows and wrap turns!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Feather Hair/Hat Clips on: February 05, 2009 11:26:16 AM
Thanks so much, I'm really happy with them!  We had a craft night the other day at a friends house and we made a bunch of these. I got to teach! Super fun!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First Project w/ DPN's on: February 04, 2009 11:21:54 AM
I also love my dpn's.  Give me them over circulars any day!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Second Hat Ever! Gemma Beret on: February 04, 2009 11:00:49 AM
The Gwen is super fast!  Once you get the hang of the lace work you can knit one up in a day or two.  Very satisfying  Grin
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Feather Hair/Hat Clips on: February 04, 2009 10:54:33 AM
I was in Urban Outfitters the other day and they had all these feather hair/hat clips.  They were charging like $25 bucks! I thought to myself "I could make those!" .....So I did!

I bought alligator clips from the craft store and feathers from the dollar store.  They are backed with some thick canvas remnants that I scavenged from the futon store down the road and some sweet vintage buttons I picked up from the Salvation Army (BAGS of buttons there! Sweet deals!)  And LOADS of hot glue lol.  It maybe cost me $15 for supplies and I've made a ton of these!

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Twig Hat on: February 04, 2009 10:31:58 AM
I am hat crazy right now!

This is a re-working of a vintage knitting pattern from a "Hats & Accesories by Beehive" pattern book I got off Ebay. the pattern book is undated so I'm not sure how dated it is but it's definately pre-60's  The original pattern was called "Peppermint Topping" and had this nasty stockinette stich piping on it.

I reworked the pattern to get rid of the piping added on i-cord ties, some back-stitched vines and leaves reworked from on old flower pattern. I knit the leaves seperately and sewed them on.  The bottom of the i-cords have 2 of the leaves sewn together so that they're the same on either side.

I'm so happy with this!

9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Re: Quit smoking and have a baby = knitting! on: February 03, 2009 11:34:31 AM
Knitting is how I quit smoking!  In the bottom of my closet is an 8 foot long, foot and a half wide garter stitch scarf lol!

Now if I could only convince MY fiance to impregnate ME!  Grin
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #36 - Craft a Favorite Song - Due Mar 1 - Mar 5 2009 on: February 03, 2009 11:26:04 AM
I am so excited!  I've been sketching all morning...and getting nothing done at work lol
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