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1  Faux Fur Collar in Crochet: Completed Projects by Ice on: January 28, 2004 07:45:33 PM
This was made out of black "Peacock" and brown/black and tan-brown/black "Barroness" and a P hook. I wish the picture was better, so you could see the rich colors of it. It looks so close to beaver fur in real life that it's scarey. Maybe I'll try to get my boss to model it for me and get a better close-up of the colors.

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2  Re:handmade knitting needles in Knitting: Completed Projects by Ice on: January 16, 2004 07:56:20 PM
I made 5 pairs of knitting needles for about $7! They were so easy you'll wonder why you're charged about $8 a pair in stores. I'm totally in love with mine. (click for larger image)

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How I made em for those who wanted a tutorial....
You need:
dowel rods
makeup perncil sharpener
fine sandpaper
Wax paper
Sculpy (or Fimo or something to put on the ends of the needles)

1) Cut dowel rods into two equal lengths. 12 inches is normal. I used 14 inches because I like long needles. Handsaws and clamps are great for this part.

2)Sharpen your dowel rods with your pencil sharpener. It will work! Dowel rods are evidently about the same hardness of wood that pencils are, so don't be afraid.

3) Sand the points lightly and sand around them. Also sand that ridge that the pencil sharpener left. Now sand the body on the needle. Sand, sand, sand. It'll make the difference of whether you like your homemade needles or not.

4) Wax paper? What to do with that? Rub the wax paper all over your needles, esspecially the tip. I was afraid that a paint, dye, or enamle would chip off or stain my hands or the yarn, so I needed something to smooth the sanded needles further. The wax paper is key. Heck, use it on your bamboo needles too! It's just so cheap and works impressively well.

5) Fun time! Make things to put on the end on the needles and attach them. Mine ends are made of sculpy that's bee super glued to the needle and painted with clear nail polish for shine and protection.

6) when glue/paint/nail polish dries.... knit away!
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3  Re:secret santa goodies - THE RESULTS! in Discussion and Questions by Ice on: January 12, 2004 02:16:11 PM
I just got mine today and I'm so happy with it! Peanut, you rock with your beads and wire.

Everyone may admire now....

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4  Re:Fraggle Rock Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by Ice on: January 06, 2004 11:28:29 PM
I crocheted one of these a while back to match an outfit one night for karaoke. I swear, everyone at the bar wanted to try it on! *giggle*

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5  Cell Phone Cozy in Knitting: Completed Projects by Ice on: December 03, 2003 07:03:52 PM
I had to make one... and now here it is! *grin* Leftover yarn is great for this! (hence the bloo kitty) I have a rounded top cell phone, so I had to alter it a bit. Mine laces around the front so that I can use the phone with the cozy on. Nothin like having people look at you funny 'cause you're talkin into a blue kitty!

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