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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Picard Cross Stitch on: March 06, 2016 08:15:22 PM
Thanks everyone!

Oh all kinds of yes!  Curious as to how many hours that took?

I'm not sure - I started and stopped a lot, so it took a few months. But I loved every bit of it, so it actually took less time than some of my smaller projects! Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Harry Potter Inspired Hat & Mitts 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!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Picard Cross Stitch 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):
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cradle Purse 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
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Santa's elves' workshop on: January 13, 2014 08:06:55 PM
I am DYING about your naughty list - Rob Ford! Very naughty, indeed!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Christmas Stocking - first time turning a heel! 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!

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow snake scarf!! on: February 26, 2013 12:58:22 PM
Very nice! Is it as soft and squishy as it looks?
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon woven QR code (picture overload) on: August 09, 2011 11:54:32 AM
Um, this is fantastic! I see another project in my future Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A Blanket for Squiggle on: August 09, 2011 11:48:18 AM
That is incredible!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Pascal the chameleon on: July 19, 2011 07:58:28 AM
Amazing! I recognized him right away Smiley
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