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1  Karisma Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by AlishaMisha on: January 02, 2018 09:24:11 PM

I haven't been an active member on Craftster for several years now (not because of a lack of love!), so to help get me back into the groove I figured I would post my most recent completed project.

This hat was designed to match the Karisma Mittens on Ravelry (Mitten pattern not easily recommended. It was translated from Finnish. I had to modify it quite a bit to get it to fit and had to design the cables at the end different to lengthen the mitten). Pattern of hat can also be found on Ravelry).

Yarn: Doubled up DK yarn or Bulky

Cable Band
Size 5 needles
Guage: 20sts

Using Cable Chart used in Karisma Mittens:
Cast on 28sts
Right Side(rows with cables): sl1kw, p1 (place stitch marker), work chart, (place marker) p1 k1
Wrong Side: sl1pw, k1, (st marker) work chart [but have the knits be purls and purls be knits], (st marker) k1, p1
Keep doing this until the chart has been fully repeated 11 times. This allows for no breaks in the cables pattern. Stitch the ends together to form a band. (to make seamless, use a duplicate stitch)

Top of Hat
Size 8 needles
Guage: 17 sts

Pick up 84 sts behind knit border of band to preserve the border. Knit all sts in the round until it measures 5.5 including cable band.

Rd1- *k5,k2tog* repeat around
Rd2- k all
Rd3- *k4, k2tog* repeat around
Rd4- k all
Rd5- *k3, k2tog* repeat around
Rd6- k all
Rd7- *k2, k2tog* repeat around
Rd8- k around
Rd9- *k1, k2tog* repeat around
Rd10- k all
Rd11- k2tog around
Rd12- k2tog around
Thread yarn through stitches, pull, then weave in ends
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: February 10, 2014 01:36:20 PM
I just posted a butt load of pics in the 2013 one. Click Here

I believe this is the only thing I made so far this year...

We had a letterboxing event here in Maine at the LLBean flagship store. It ran in the middle of the night (I got there at 9:30pm Fri and left at 3:30am Sat) and we all hunted down stamps through all of the 24-stores. We were asked to carve LLBean related stamps as out Personal Travelers. Personal Travelers are stamps that stay with the letterboxer at all times and are not planted in the wild. So I decided to carve this as mine...ignore the uneven ink as my inkpad needs to be refilled. I was filling in the uninked spots with marker and then gave up  Tongue
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: February 10, 2014 01:28:54 PM
Sorry that this is pic heavy, but I barely posted any photos all year, but the crafting was still going! Finally caught up to photographing everything I had remembered...

Knit Bear for my nephew and one of the tiny origami kimonos I made using some paper from Japan.

I co-hosted my nephew's baby shower with my mom. Here are the cupcakes, diaper cake, and hives I made for the bee theme.

Gift Tags for Xmas 2013

Market Bags for my niece's play kitchen.

Knit Socks for my nephew...who probably grew out of them immediately...

A Stitch costume I made from fleece for an Alien letterboxing event that I also wore for halloween. And a crocheted hat for my niece for her banana costume. The banana costume was made by my sister-in-law.

And now on to the massive amount of stamps I carved for letterboxing...

These are LTCs (Letterboxers Trading Cards) which are like ATCs but must contain a stamped image. The Pooh and Stitch stamp you already saw, but the kid was done by carving 5 stamps (body and limbs) and were carved just for this LTC.
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4  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: January 21, 2013 02:26:24 AM
I do letterboxing, so I like to carve stamps. Some get put in the letterboxes and some travel from letterbox to letterbox. Some of the less detailed ones are the size of a thumbnail. Here are the six I have done so far in 2013. The Mickey is my Signature Stamp that I log in to the logbooks in the letterboxes with and the "AlishaMisha 2013" is not for letterboxing, but I will explain that later. You will see the same Mickey in the next stamps. That is because mine got damaged, so this one is the recarve.

I am also a geocacher and have several signature items that I put into caches that people collect. One of the popular sig items that people have and collect are Wooden Nickels. Most geocachers purchase them and have standard pictures or text put on. Nothing wrong with that, but I like mine to be unique and, well, me...oh yeah, and cost effective. Thankfully my logo for geocaching is also that particular Mickey I use  for letterboxing, so I use my sig stamp and then I carved a new stamp, "AlishaMisha 2013" just for these nickels. I made about 26 of these this time around, because I ran out of wood blanks and I need to pick up another black ink pad.

All of the following are 2012 stamps. I am posting them here instead since this thread gets more traffic now...

Another 2012 project, Mini Crochet Thread Flower Pins.

And yet more 2012 projects...Another geocaching signature item I have are Mickey Marble Magnets that I sign on the back. So here is an example of a few of those (I made about 300), an example of some other marble magnets I made at the same time, and an example of the Lotion Bars I made for Xmas. The Lotion Bars are equal parts (by weight) of Beeswax, Coco Butter, and Sweet Almond Oil.

More pics of previously unpictured 2012 projects to come once I finish taking pics of the ones I am able to.
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: December 20, 2012 05:53:49 PM
Thanks guys!

AlishaMisha - I love lip balm! And, I love that card you made! I am super impressed that you even remember the paper that you used five years ago! (I have trouble remembering the paper I used yesterday)
Hahaha well it helps that the paper was all in their wedding colors (blue and brown).

Anyways, here are the Etched Mustache Pint Glasses I made a couple of nights ago for my bro for Xmas. It was the last thing that needed to be finished for xmas (with the exception of gift tags which are done and will be posted later). It had to be last because getting Armour Etch involves a 1hour drive to ACMoore and a 50% coupon. It worked out well. I am glad I did my homework ahead of time about it instead of following the label. This is the only pic I could get that it would show the etchings well...
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6  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: December 18, 2012 01:17:03 AM
Here is a small update on what I currently have pics of anyways...

Peppermint Lip Balms for my brother and sister-in-law for xmas

And them wrapped up like candy...

A card for my sister-in-law's bday like one I have had pinned on pinterest. I made it out of 2 pieces of that thin cardboard that comes inside fat quarters. The paper is scraps from the album I made for their wedding 5 1/2 years ago. The rest is white embroidery floss. The "wicks" of the candles are embroidery floss soaked in mod podge and then dried on wax paper.
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: December 11, 2012 03:19:50 AM
An update of some of the most recent items I have made...

Dog tag. My first shrinky dink project. It's not perfect, but I now see why people like them! I did the homemade version with #6 plastic.

Heart Crayons for my Niece. Hopefully given at Xmas. They didn't turn out exactly as I wanted, but I think it is because I raised the temp too high.

Jewelry Roll for my sister-in-law's birthday coming up. The zippers are grey, but I had to use the flash so you could see the various shades in the fabric.

Crocheted Market Bag also for my SIL but for Xmas. I liked how that pattern involved a flower on the bottom.

I will post pics of the other items at another time.
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: November 21, 2012 02:27:06 PM
I haven't been real chatty for many months now, but I have been crafting in the background! Here is an update...

*I have been making logbooks for letterboxing lately, and I hope that they will be known as my signature (not the stamp that is). Here are 2 examples of the logbooks. They are paintchips, index cards, rubber bands and driftwood sticks. The sticks are special to me because I gathered them in NH at a favorite spot while on a trip with my family and my dog. That trip was special because less then a week later we learned we had to put our dog down. So crafting with these sticks makes me remember that wonderful last trip with Lexis. The image on the logbook on the right is a stamp I carved of the 2nd oldest one-room schoolhouse in Maine. It is the final stamp in a 4 stamp series at the location.

In geocaching there are items called Travel Bugs that travel around from cache to cache or geocacher to geocacher. They usually have a goal and are trackable. I made 3 last Sept to send off...

Shrimp Sashimi named "Moshi Moshi". Goal is to race "Ni Hao" to Asia (Goal completed for both of them, Moshi Moshi won but barely)

California Roll Maki named "Ni Hao"

I also made a fortune cookie named "O-mikuji". It's goal is that when it is placed a cache, or changes hands, that the placer writes a fortune on it's tracking page. That fortune is then for the next person. When they place it then they write a fortune....and so on...

Pics that may be coming later...or not.
*I have carved many stamps for letterboxing lately. Pics will have to come later as most of them are out in the world now and I only have the relief images.
*I crocheted a dishcloth for my grandmother as she requested.
*Lipbalms are continuously being made when needed. My last batch was for part of a hostess gift and gift swap at a party. I made both Bubble Gum and Cherry Berry for that time around.
*So far I have made 2 felt cinnamon rolls and bowtie pasta for my niece (which I have yet to give to her).
*Crocheted 3 tiny flower pins out of crochet thread
*Cross-stitched the geocaching.com logo to turn into a pin or patch
*Over 300 Marble Magnets. Some for no reason but 90% of them are Mickey Mouse ones as my geocaching signature items
*Wooden Nickels for geocaching made with wooden blanks and my letterboxing signature stamp.
*Unscented Lotion Bars for Xmas. I used a martha stewart party mold I had found at TJMaxx on clearance for 70 cents!

Currently I am working on Xmas and Bday gifts before I move onto any other projects
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9  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 78 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by AlishaMisha on: March 07, 2012 08:19:15 PM
I have received an awesome angel package from quilted!

The Origami Kimono Kit I wanted, a pack of 100 colors of origami paper, and origami paper case! I can not wait to work on them, and I can not wait for when I go back to Maine to my washi paper I have saved for making these kimonos.

Thanks again quilted!
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by AlishaMisha on: February 17, 2012 08:40:08 PM
I finished 2 knit sheep today. I got hired by my sister in law to make stuffies of my choice (themed to lambs, bunnies or elephants) for her cousin's shower. She is putting them on the diaper cake. The pattern is from lion brand. Word of warning, the loop stitch takes forever.  Angry

*I should note that the loop stitch is a new technique for me.

I also sent bananaleg some Cherry Berry and Bubble Gum Lip Balms for her and her nieces in a personal swap. They came from the batch that I made for klg_jlg. I luckily purposely made extras in case anyone wanted them in the OWS, so it worked out perfect. I am not counting this as a project though since I already counted that batch, but my labels change, so I figured I would share the pretties.

So that brings me to 11 projects so far. I am happy with my pace. A lot better than last year.
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