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1  Harry Potter Inspired Hat & Mitts in Knitting: Completed Projects by raeonix on: March 03, 2016 08:49:26 PM
I made these for my friend's children for Christmas last year. I had a really hard time finding a pattern I liked that included matching hat and mittens as well as being pretty customizable, but finally chose this one: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/C242_BandingTogetherHatMittens.pdf

Before I started knitting, I decided to use worsted weight yarn instead of the chunky yarn the pattern called for, because I made the sets for a 3 year old and a 1 year old. Also, I found a nice shiny soft yarn that was worsted weight, and couldn't resist the idea of a metallic effect. I also used a smaller size needle than the pattern called for, but in hindsight I wish I'd used the same, as the sets will fit perfectly this year, but won't be able to be stretched for another season.

Once I started knitting, I changed the mitten cuff to be longer, changed the stripe width, and added or left out stitches when casting on to change the size.

I finished them JUST in time to get them in the mail and they received them December 23rd!

RAVENCLAW (Colours from the books, not the movies):


I looooove the Gryffindor one best. Wish I'd used silver for Ravenclaw, because the colours would have been amazing together!
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2  Picard Cross Stitch in Needlework: Completed Projects by raeonix on: March 03, 2016 08:26:51 PM
I've been watching TNG for the first time since I was a kid, and have fallen in love with Picard. Well, basically Patrick Stewart himself, really. I found this pattern on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/aliciawatkins) and it's probably one of my favourite things I've made.


Framed (Fits 5x7):
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3  Cradle Purse in Crochet: Completed Projects by raeonix on: March 03, 2016 08:11:20 PM
When I was a kid, my great grandmother made my younger sister and I these totally adorable cradle purses. A cradle purse is exactly what it sounds like: a cradle for a baby doll that converts into a purse. I decided my niece needed one too, and looked up some patterns. I found a few on Pinterest, started making it, HATED it... returned to Google with more specific criteria. I have no idea where I found the pattern now, but I'm pretty sure it was the exact pattern my great grandmother used to make ours, which added a bit to the special factor.

I used Patons Astra yarn, because it is inexpensive and comes in great colours. I really hate the doll's nose, but I finished it with no time to spare to gift to my niece for Christmas, so a new doll might be in order eventually. I'm also not a huge fan of the hair, but wanted the doll's hair to be close to my niece's hair colour.

In addition to the purse itself, the pattern included different outfits. I made a yellow sun dress, a green and gold Christmas dress, and a night shirt and underpants!

My niece is a huge fan of babies, and loved the gift! I'm hoping to add more outfits over time   Cheesy
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4  Christmas Stocking - first time turning a heel! in Knitting: Completed Projects by raeonix on: January 05, 2014 08:05:44 PM
My great grandmother knitted my family stockings when I was young, and we still have them. However, our family has outgrown the number of stockings we have available, and I was "contracted" to knit one for my niece, since I'm the only knitter in the family now. I found a pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sparkling-sleigh-bells-stocking

What appealed to me about this pattern is that it looked fairly simple for someone who has been knitting for awhile, but has never turned a heel. I will admit that I had to unravel two or three rows because I thought the pattern wasn't right. It didn't make sense in my head until I got a few rows in and realized, oh... maybe I should listen to the pattern. I did have some problems with the heel - it's very tight compared to the rest of the stocking. I was pretty tense while the heel was being turned so may have been knitting tighter than normally. Otherwise, I totally recommend this pattern to anyone wanting to knit some nice big stockings for next Christmas! Smiley

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, I used exactly the same yarn and needle size as Yvonne because I wanted the shimmery effect. I added a pom pom I made using the same yarn afterward but unfortunately forgot to take a photo!

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5  Re: BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by raeonix on: June 11, 2010 09:13:01 PM
I am *finally* getting around to posting these pictures! I had to upload them to photobucket which apparently takes hours! So without further ado, the pictures:

First is a lovely box to keep all the goodies in:

Two cute shirts:

Two pairs of pants:

The most awesome PJ's ever - wish I had a set!

Awesome kimono:

Yarn wig (I love the crimpy effect, and the color is very nice!)

Fancy dress:

Some props and jewelery:

And everything all together in the super handy box, including the card:

Again thank you so much amigurl55! This is going to be such a huge help when Espree gets here, and good news, I just heard from Dennis at Bobobie today, she is shipping next week to DDE, so I will hopefully see her before the end of June! So yes, I will post more pics of her modeling later.
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6  Re: Book Club and Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by raeonix on: November 12, 2009 04:08:23 PM
Okay, I received from sorbetsurprise a couple of days ago, and it couldn't have come at a better time! Bad news followed by a fun package doesn't seem as bad!

Earlier she had said she was nervous about whether or not there was enough, and I think there was more than enough!

Everything together:

We read Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which was about a butler. Neither of us really liked the book a whole lot, but she did manage to link to the book a bit while being totally awesome.

The apron is totally cute, and she had everything else wrapped up in tissue paper and tucked into the many pockets it has! I am almost scared to use it in the kitchen, I don't want to dirty it!

The Union Jack bookmark is sooo well-made and definitely unique! I bet none of my friends have one!

The cream tea stuffies are totally adorable, I am tempted to invite my adult friends over for a tea party with them!

This is the best shot I could get of the tea cup earrings, because I couldn't figure out how to turn the flash off on my mother's camera. They are Awesome, with a capital A. And Adorable.

Oh, and I must not forget the delicious "Rock Pieces" candy that she sent, which I've been enjoying quite thoroughly since the package arrived.

Thank you soooo much sorbetsurprise, I wish I could say I was disappointed so you would make me more, but it would be a lie! You're very talented Smiley
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7  Re: Post Secret 9 (Send-Outs 7/10) in The Swap Gallery by raeonix on: July 24, 2009 06:09:51 PM
Alright, my apologies for the delays but I am finally posting the last 2 secrets I received!



"My parents not telling me they sold the house was what I needed to let them go. I am much happier now than I have been."


"Sometimes, I wish I had someone to brag to when I take a really good... [back]...(poop)"

And I must say, this last one smells wonderful! lol
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8  Re: Post Secret 9 (Send-Outs 7/10) in The Swap Gallery by raeonix on: July 17, 2009 07:06:01 PM
Received my 3rd card the other day, still waiting on two more!


I sometimes test my will power by seeing how long I can go without eating.


I tell myself its ok because at least I don't purge anymore...
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9  Robbie Ribbit, Ugly Frog in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by raeonix on: July 10, 2009 05:55:57 PM
My friend loves frogs (or used to and I just don't know what else she likes anymore) and her birthday was recently so I scoured the internet looking for a cute frog pattern. I found ZERO that I liked. I don't know if I'm just ignorant of what frogs are supposed to look like, but they all seemed really awkward. And I also didn't want to use safety eyes since i had been having some trouble with them. So I picked this one, and I had some leftover yarn (TONS of it) from my geckos.

I don't really like variegated yarn. At least not for amigurumi. Except for my next project I am working on... oh heck yes.
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10  Re: Post Secret 9 (Send-Outs 7/10) in The Swap Gallery by raeonix on: July 10, 2009 04:10:52 PM

"I used to fake overdosing in my bathroom to get attention from my boyfriends in a fight."


"I feel bad for those who really do it... Sorry."
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