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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Tweakie P (Bear) Dress on: March 28, 2007 02:34:08 PM
The craft store, Michael's, carries a line of dress-up animals (cat, dog and bear) called Tweakie P. I made this dress for Bailey, the bear. Although I had a sample dress, I knitted this dress on my own. I crocheted the trim.

This will be her spring/Easter dress.

Tweakie P-Bailey is not modeling the dress. I don't own her, so I used a bear my hubby won for me at the local fair, the Pacific National Exhibition (Vancouver, BC)

You can see the bear at Michael's store site: http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=kd0498
22  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Little Bear on: March 26, 2007 08:22:43 AM
I just finishd this little bear - he's only 3 1/2" tall. He's a rusty colored yarn, with a stitched nose and beads for eyes.

(The pattern's from Family Circle Easy Crochet -Fall 2006 issue)

Tell me, whenever I try to make the arms/legs for amigurumi or other crocheted toys, they aren't nice tubes but wider than they are longer. Is there a trick to making the legs - or is it just practice, practice, practice?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Un-assisted Sock! on: March 23, 2007 10:12:11 AM
Yay me! I completed one set of socks all by myself! I had knit a pair of knee highs many years ago when I was a kid but my mom did the heel for me.

The first sock is almost flawless. The second sock seems to have a twisted or snagged stitch or two. Has that ever happened to you? Maybe I wouldn't have started the second one if the first one had been the second one (do you know what I mean?)

And yes, this is the THE..... MOST.... BORING..... SOCK... IN ... THE...WORLD.
It's grey.
It's wool.
It's stockinette.
But it fits and it's comfy!  Grin

I would like to try knitting to socks at once. How has that worked for you?
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted Purse on: February 19, 2007 11:48:36 AM
I picked up a ball of wool from a thrift store. Here on the West Coast of British Columbia (Canada), the Cowichan Indians are know for a particular style of sweater. It's a very thick wool knitted into a pattern with only white, black and grey. I decided to experiment with one ball for felting. I knit up a long scarf-like piece, but when it came out of the washer after felting, it was much too thick and stiff for a scarf, so I cut it in half and sewed the two pieces side by side and then a bottom and a side seam. Taking inpsiration from a laptop bag in Alterknits, I just sliced the felt for the handles, here's my purse, with my cherry brooch for decoration.


(Links on my blog, too)
25  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Casey's Coat on: February 19, 2007 11:42:33 AM
I made a similar coat last spring for my mum's schnauzer. Since then I think I've made about 5 other, different coats using different patterns. Each time I send a dog coat to my mum, she brings up how well the striped one fit her dog. So I decided to make her another.

I did have to substitute the yarn for a wool/acrylic blend because my LYS didn't have the suggested yarns in stock. Here's the sweater:

26  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Roxycraft's Bo the Snowman on: December 13, 2006 03:43:51 PM

I just finished Bo the Snowman from Roxycraft - Love the pattern.

I just wish I had started earlier as everyone on my gift list should have received one!

Here's the pattern link: http://www.roxycraft.com/crochet_bo_snowman.htm
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Nippertail Hat on: December 08, 2006 08:30:51 AM
Inspired by the Nippertail from Magknits, I made the following hat:

Here's the hat:

Back of the hat:

It was making it for my brother's friend whom I've never met, and was told to make it grey. I couldn't make it solid grey, so inspired by a work sock, I added the striping. But  let me tell you, I was really temted to add a muzzle to make it into a sock monkey hat!

You can find the original pattern here:http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/nippertails.htm
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Toothpick Knitting! on: November 27, 2006 01:20:51 PM

Okay this is the story. I was working on a project at the kitchen table while dinner was cooking. When it was ready, I pushed my project to the side and dh and I had dinner. After dinner, I rolled my yarn into a ball because the skein was falling apart.... any way...... he handed me two toothpicks and said, "here, knit with this". So I did.
After I smoothed the toothpicks out a bit, thing went quite well.......I wonder if I could bring that  on an airplane
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dogasaurus Rex - doggie sweater on: November 27, 2006 07:57:39 AM

Ta da! Here's the finished doggie sweater, see the Paton's pattern in the background - it's not my design but I wish it was...... I made it for my mom's schnauzer for a Christmas present. I'll have to post a picture of him wearting it after she receives it.

Doesn't it make you laugh?
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Piano Sweater - what do you think? on: November 06, 2006 01:30:02 PM

My first sweater in a few years, it's a pattern my mom picked out made with Sugar and Cream cotton. What do you think?

The pattern called for some crocheted music notes to be appliqued but I decided not to put them on.
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