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21  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Advent soaps on: February 19, 2011 10:35:43 PM
Seriously old. I forgot I ever made these!
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old picture frame earring holder on: January 14, 2011 07:25:10 PM
After using this for several months, I'm going to hot glue the grid to the inside of the frame because it just wiggles around too much.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Owl Hat -- With Pattern! on: November 22, 2010 12:23:14 AM
My friends are having a baby girl, so I whipped up this little number today:


I made it on size 8 circular needles
Cast on 64 stitches
k1, p1 for 5 rows
Knit in St st for 25 more rows
Decrease as follows, switching to double points when necessary:
*K2tog, K6*, repeat * to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog, K5*, repeat * to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog, K 4*, repeat * to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog, K3*, repeat * to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog, K2*, repeat *to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog, K1*, repeat * to end of row
knit one row
*K2tog*, repeat * to end of row
cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread through the remaining stitches
weave in ends.

Owl is made out of felt and teeny buttons from Wal Mart.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Quick and easy owl hat on: October 14, 2010 06:39:56 PM
I saw someone wearing a knitted hat with a felt octopus on it and that's what gave me the idea. I'm not very good at knitting shapes and patterns into things (well, I've never really tried, I guess!)
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Quick and easy owl hat on: October 13, 2010 06:01:24 PM
I've been a little obsessed with felt owls lately, so I thought I'd make some hats with owls. Here are the two I made so far:







I used size 15 needles and Lion's Brand thick and quick yarn. One ball per hat. Knits up in a jiffy! I can knit this hat in 40 minutes.
I used 40 stitches for a kid's hat and 48 for an adults'. The little point at the top happened on its own, but I like how it turned out.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braided Winter Headband with pattern! on: October 09, 2010 04:27:10 PM
Could explain in a little more detail how you picked up the stitches for the 2nd and 3rd lengths of the braid? I'm not an advanced knitter but I'd love to try this pattern!

I like to knit with a circular needle as though it were a pair of straight needles. This is helpful when it comes to dividing the stitches for the three lengths of the braid because you can store the stitches you're not working with on the circular.
When you decide to split the work into three, start knitting in seed stitch pattern but use either a double point or straight needle to work the next 8 stitches. Push the remaining 16 down onto the connecting part of the circular and continue knitting back and forth on the first 8 stitches with two straight or double point needles till it's the desired length.
After binding off the first length and cutting the yarn, bring the stitches back up to the needle part of the circular and follow the same instructions as the first length of the braid. The first stitch of this length of the braid might be a little loose because you'll have picked up the yarn you just cut from the previous length. Just be sure to leave about a six inch tail so you can weave it into the back of the work. This will tighten up that first stitch.
The third length is knitted the same way as the second.
I made sure that the first arm was the first to be braided (so it lies on top of the other two) since it's the only arm that is continuous to the first part of the piece. The first arm will sort of cover up where you picked up the yarn on the second and third arm.

I hope this helps. It's sort of hard to describe. Basically, just go with what you think looks best. I will try and post a photo next time I make one.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braided Winter Headband with pattern! on: October 02, 2010 09:15:14 AM
This is completely adorable! I wish that I had enough hair that it would make some kind of sense for me to wear this! I wonder if this could be made into a hat?!

Awesome work!

You could make the headband narrower (maybe 18 or 21 stitches) and wear it with your hair down. It would look kind of 1920's with a bob.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braided Winter Headband with pattern! on: September 29, 2010 11:42:22 AM
I hear ya! I have about four projects on the back burner, not including the cardigan I started two winters ago...
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braided Winter Headband with pattern! on: September 12, 2010 10:36:59 PM
They don't need to be double points, it's just easier to work with since they are shorter and you're working with so few stitches. I'm a hat knitter so I'm used to knitting in the round. Straight needles are cumbersome for me.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braided Winter Headband with pattern! on: September 12, 2010 02:33:19 PM
This is the yarn I used:

I like it because it's mostly acrylic but the 30% wool gives it a natural look and feel.
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