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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Snakes: Scraps & Skittles! on: April 17, 2011 10:30:40 AM
I have been MIA for a very, very long time (we're talking 2+ years  Undecided) but I'm back and have tons to share! These are 2 snakes that I knitted for my older kiddos.

Scraps for Dominic:

*This was made before I learned that knitting into the back of the stitch was not how one executed a proper knit stitch, hence the twisted stitches.

Skittles for Kaitlin:

*Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. These were taken on a cloudy/rainy day.

A few notes:
1. Pattern - Slithery Snake from the Knitted Toys book by Zoe Mellor. I love this book! It has so many adorable patterns in it.
2. Yarn - Various Sugar 'n Cream & Peaches 'n Creme
3. Needles - Scraps: size 5, Skittles: size 3. 5s were too big but 3s were difficult because the stitches were really tight. Of course tight stitches are ideal for stuffies, but it was difficult on my hands.
4. Tip: Knit this guy in the round! Scraps was knitted flat and it was a nightmare to seam up. For Skittles, I knit the head flat (because of the shaping) and then switched to dpns. It was much, much easier that way.
5. I have a 3rd snake OTN for my youngest as an Easter gift. I'm using 4s and it is going much smoother. I will update this post FOs soon. Smiley
6. Stuff firmly; the snake will get squishier over time.


Ravelry links:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/YarnGeek12/slithery-snake Scraps
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/YarnGeek12/slithery-snake-2 Skittles

Thanks for looking! Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Princess Cross-stitch on: February 18, 2008 06:25:18 PM
I made this for my daughter last summer...but it never occurred to me, until just now, that I could post it.  Cheesy

Please excuse the creases & wrinkles. I scanned it right after I finished it.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / How well would these sell?? on: February 18, 2008 07:48:20 AM
Okay...so I got a lot of buzz a while back from my post about my Swiffer covers. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187855.msg1969724#msg1969724

So, my question is...do you think these would sell? I was thinking of opening up an etsy shop & selling these (along with some other things...perhaps reusable grocery bags?). Here are a couple other ones I've made:

I was also thinking about maybe selling some knitted/crocheted washcloths too.

So, my questions are:
1-Would you buy this?
2-Should I sell them in sets? How many to a set? (I was thinking 2-3)
3-How much would you pay for 1, 2, or 3?

Anyway...any advice would really help me out. I'm very new to the whole crafting business, and I'm super worried that I will charge too much or...eek, fail.  Undecided

Thanks in advance for reading my post & any advice/comments! Kiss
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Edgings on flannel receiving blankets on: February 04, 2008 09:38:22 PM
All I did while I was prego with my little princess was crochet!

Sorry if the pics are a lil blurry. Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Log Cabin Baby Afghan on: February 04, 2008 09:36:44 PM
I made this for my little princess when I was prego with her.

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rainbow Star on: January 02, 2008 06:22:42 AM
Here is the afghan I made for my soon-to-be-born neice, for Christmas. I chose really bright rainbow colors because all of the experts say that bright colors stimulate babies' minds better than pastels. Anyway, here's a piccy of it. Smiley

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rainbow Shopping Bag (3 images) on: August 06, 2007 05:35:23 PM
I absolutely love this little shopping bag! It expands very well but is very strong too. I crocheted the bottom and the straps (the solid red part) with Red Heart (acrylic) in Hot Red. The body of the bag is crocheted in Peaches 'n Creme in Fiesta Ombre...one of my favorite colors available from Peaches 'n Creme. Smiley The pattern is all my own and I can post a somewhat cloudy pattern if you'd like.

The last photo shows the true colors, and please excuse my Popeye forearms. It's not possible to have dainty arms and be a massage therapist. Cheesy
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / My Potpourri Bag on: August 05, 2007 06:59:57 PM
So, I decided at the very last minute to enter the Challenge. I was already crocheting this bag, and was going to take my time, but then I caught a crochet bug and whipped it up this afternoon. I had to hurry to finish the handles (69 rows of single crochet, each...phew!) I named it my Potpourri Bag because that's the colorful color that I used: Peaches 'n Creme's Potpourri and Ecru.



I fit 1/2 gallon of milk, monster box of Goldfish, a box of cereal, 2 bags of bagels, & a box of Nilla Wafers, and there was still plenty of room for more groceries! I think will end up using this bag for my bigger, but lighter, awkward items, like napkins, or the big bags of cereal (my kids love cereal haha). I love the colors though! I have a different stich pattern in mind that I want to try out for my next one.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I'm trying to be more Eco-Friendly on: August 05, 2007 09:10:10 AM
I have caught the eco-friendly bug!

Trying to feed a family of 4 on one income isn't easy. I try to find ways to cut corners and eliminate unnecessary expenses any chance I get. I used to be that girl who thrived on disposable items. Disposable Lysol Antibacterial Wipes, disposable Pledge Dusters (I'm sure a whole sleuth of trademarks need to be inserted, but oh well), and so on. I am a particularly big fan of the Swiffer. I never embraced the whole mop and bucket concept. I don't like getting on my hands and knees to scrub floors. I am what you might call "high maitenance" to an extent. So, the Swiffer was an awesome invention in my eyes. And the pads were disposable?! Less chance of me getting my hands dirty!

I am ashamed that I ever had that mind-set! I will admit that I didn't get completely hardcore eco-friendly and switch my little one to cloth diapers, but I did want to put forth an effort to love my planet more. So, after much searching and inspiration from a lot of you fellow Craftsters, I decided to create my own reusable Swiffer covers. I have only made one so far, but since I tend to mop my floor 2-3 a week (I have a crawler and a puppy...major damage control is needed!!), I will definitely be whipping up at least 3 more of these babies.

So, without further ado...here is my take on the reusable Swiffer cloth.

The process started out as so:

The materials:
size 6 needles
Peaches 'n Creme: White
Peaches 'n Creme: Peppermint
4 generic red buttons

The result:

And how I attached it:

I used the ballband dishcloth pattern (just google it, that's what I did), and binded off when it fit my Swiffer. It didn't extend the entire width of it, so I single crocheted around the entire piece and then added a row of double crochet on each end, to make it fit. Then I just single crocheted straps on each side, to use to attach it. I did 15 rows of 10 sc's for the straps that I sewed the buttons to. For the opposite straps, I did 12 rows of 10 sc's, and then a row of 10 dc's, and then another row of sc's. The space between the dc's was the perfect size for "button holes."

Sorry for such a long post. I'm just really excited!! Oh, and it works very well. I was going to post an "after mopping" shot, but I was too ashamed at how dirty it got. Embarrassed
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My Ugly Blanket (3 pictures) on: August 01, 2007 05:32:37 AM
I had a bunch of leftover scraps of from the blankets I crocheted for my daughter, when I was prego with her. I crocheted her 4 afghans, and made her a load of flannel receiving blankets with crocheted edgings on them. Anyway, I needed something to do with the scraps, and I needed something to keep me sane during breaks when I was at school (every hour we'd take a break for 15 min, and we had 45 min breaks for lunch), so I just sort of threw this together. I never finished off a row when I came to the end of a color; I just tied a new one on. You can see some of the knots, but I don't care; it just adds to the homey-ness of it, which I love. I love things that look blatantly homemade and aren't perfect. I'm not finished with it, not by a long shot, but I wanted to post these pictures anyway. I'm not going to be working on it for a while now...I need to build up my scrap yarn bin again. Smiley Anyway, here's a couple pictures.

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