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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Who? Hat--First Cable Experience on: December 31, 2009 09:16:42 AM
I got a new coat this winter and decided I needed a hat to match, so I searched Ravelry and found this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/who-2 and fell in love with it. I was a bit intimidated because I've only been knitting for a few months, but I decided to try it. I figured if it turned out bad, I'd frog it.

But I'm in love with it! It was such an easy knit, and it turned out so well. I used Cascade 220 wool, which I loved working with.

Close-up of the cable:

The hat:

And me in the hat:

I got a bit impatient and started decreasing before I should've. I might make another one in a bit bigger size.

Thanks for looking! C/C appreciated!
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dachshund Lovers Swap SU 11/21-12/5 SO 01/21/2010 on: November 22, 2009 05:42:56 PM
Thank you, TrampyCouture, for pointing out this swap to me! I'm pretty sure I'll be signing up.

Here's my Tubby Buddy. We joke that he's a linebacker dachshund, part doxie, part basset:

Here are both my boys together...
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 52 - DONE on: November 19, 2009 07:22:19 PM
I claim StephanieGravatt for a surprise sort of blanket.

This is my first claim this round.
My name is Sarah, and I'm a high school English teacher from Illinois. I'm happily married for going on two years, and we have two dogs, one a dachshund mix and the other a mutt. I love reading, running, biking, and crafting. I embroider, sew, crochet, and make jewelry. I'm very eclectic, but looking at my wists should give you an idea of what I like. I love surprises and am addicted to crafting supplies.

Book plates to mark my classroom library
Tiny books—like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthbleakley/1732654459/in/set-72157601172694399/
Hand-knitted socks
Steampunk jewelry
Brooches—for shawls and coats (see my wists for examples)
necklaces or bracelets with striking pendants
A lap quilt
Graphic tee’s with daschunds, bikes, giraffes (see my wists for examples)
Placemats—my kitchen is candy apple green and decorated with pears
Embroidered tea-towels (to match kitchen)
throw pillows for my couch http://www.wists.com/goodtimegirl/55aee2ce6f7f709ef0e71b80f43a50c8?offset=40 or http://www.wists.com/goodtimegirl/d7f0a51fcb190744b27b74154b1e3433?offset=60 or http://www.wists.com/goodtimegirl/bf5eff8f212b9804c9fa0d9126e3395a?offset=80
A large tote to carry my grading and school books in (needs lots of pockets)
A hot pad (the kind with rice inside)
Journal with plain paper
Things to do with books/reading--see my wists for ideas
Anything from my wists—http://wists.com/goodtimegirl
knitting needle roll
knitted cloche (to match a pea green coat)

Tree of Life pendant-making kit
handspun yarn
Polymer clay kit
Beads, pendants, clasps, etc. for making jewelry
Super soft yarn (enough for an open-work shawl—400 g. or so?)
Fabric with interesting prints—see wists for ideas
Shrink dink stuffs

The Embroidery Stitch Bible
Bend the Rules Sewing

Anything book-related

Thanks to whomever claims me!!
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Steampunk/Victoriana swap on: November 15, 2009 06:41:19 PM
Oh. My. Word! I'm so in!! And crafting would extend through my winter break, so I'd have plenty of crafting time! Squee!
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Random Swap Round 2 Gallery on: November 15, 2009 05:59:20 PM
Here's what I received from mrs.superman.

A bag with a squid on it.

A rice pack.

Christmas ornaments with The Graveyard Book quotes on them.

Thank you, mrs.superman
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Make-a-Friend Round 5 (Signups: Oct. 30 -- Nov. 16) on: November 04, 2009 05:57:52 PM
I'm wondering if my hubby will kill me if I do MAF again. He said no more swaps, but I don't think this one counts, as it's more of a social engagement than a swap, right?
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap Round 2 - Signups CLOSED - Send date November 6 (extension) on: October 30, 2009 11:19:18 PM
I'm really excited for the extension. I've had the flu like it's nobody's business, and I don't want to send germies with my package. (Is that even possible?) There were a few days I felt so awful I couldn't even watch tv, let alone craft. I'm feeling so much better now, and I've got some kick ass crafts going and a pretty rocking how-to kit.

I hope everyone else is staying healthy!!
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dr. Seuss Swap 2 (SIGNUP Oct 19 - Oct 31, 2009; MAIL BY Nov 30, 2009). on: October 21, 2009 08:04:18 PM
Really considering signing up. I have a ridiculous love of anything Seuss.
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap Round 2 - Signups CLOSED - Send November 1 on: October 04, 2009 07:18:19 AM
I'm alive. I swear!! I have to get through this week, then I'm all about crafting. I'm our school's Student Council advisor, and it's Homecoming Week (read: I'm at the school until at least 10 p.m. every night this week).
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap Round 2 - Signups CLOSED - Send November 1 on: September 13, 2009 04:05:38 PM
Okay people, we'll be posting the partners soon.  The group will be broken up into two, so please check the list to see who you will be reporting to, me or AQ.  Please CC all communications to both organizers though, so we can stay on top of things if one of us should suddenly win a billion dollars and run away to Fiji, or get hit by a bus, whatever. 

Thanks for letting me in (and sorry I broke up the three-way)!! And thanks for getting everyone paired up!
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