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11  Elinor Neckwarmer in Knitting: Completed Projects by tickertape on: February 04, 2010 08:05:43 AM

I just finished this beautiful neckwarmer!  I'm going to keep it in mind for gifts--everyone always wants knit goods, but they don't realize how much time, effort, and money they require! This one, however, was very quick and easy knit that didn't take much yarn.
I'd love to knit it in a lighter color since the pattern kind of gets lost in the dark red.  One end slips through the cable of the other to make it stay in place--I love that!

I named it after Elinor Dashwood since I read Sense and Sensibility while I was knitting it.  Original pattern by Grace McEwen: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twisted-vine-neckwarmer

My Ravelry for more info:  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tickertape/twisted-vine-neckwarmer
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12  Embroidered Jacket in Needlework: Completed Projects by tickertape on: February 03, 2010 03:29:22 AM
Hello everyone and thank you for a warm welcome!

I've had this little cotton jacket sitting around for a while without much wear.  I've wanted to liven up some of my clothes for a while and decided to try my hand on this one.

I've always loved the little crowns on the button so decided to embroider a crown on the chest.

My doodles!  Since the navy was to dark for me to draw on with a pen, I just cut out one of the crowns and used it as a guide.  Then I lightly drew the guidelines for the top where I made french knots.

I'm very happy with it!  I have an old brown cardigan I want to alter a bit, and I've got a bit more courage to try now.

There's more at my blog linked in my signature for anyone interested Smiley
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13  Hand-knit Christmas presents--mittens and a scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by tickertape on: January 28, 2010 01:37:13 AM
Hi everyone!  I've been a knitter for 7 years (I begged my mom to teach me at age 14 so I could make Harry Potter-themed scarves) but have never posted here.  These are just two of my recent favorites!


I made these for my 17 year old sister for Christmas.  She absolutely loved them!  Because of the two colors they are very thick and warm.  She visited over Christmas (I'm from Texas but living in Italy), and on a cold day in Switzerland I was supremely jealous of those mittens!

They were great fun to knit; I'm thinking about making some for myself as well.

I made this scarf for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  I think every year that I didn't knit her something she got more upset (people don't realize how much work, time, and money these things can take!).  I haven't seen her wear it, but she says she likes it.

Beads on the end help with the draping.
The Malabrigo Yarn Lace is so soft and great to work with.  If I were to make this again I would have the "flutter" part at the ends larger.

One of the tags I made for this year's crafted goods
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14  A few projects in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by tickertape on: January 27, 2010 07:42:13 AM
Hello, all!  I've browsed Crafter for years and finally decided it's time to make an account and start participating.  I'm not sure if it's customary to only post one project at a time, but I'm going to go ahead and post a few of my favorites.  You can see more at my Flickr embroidery album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alyssakai/sets/72157622584858500/

I've been embroidering for a few months and love it so much!  I took it up because I wanted to make something for my second anniversary (second anniv. gift is supposed to be cotton or china).  I soon fell in love with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching and have used quite a few of her designs.

The girl and boy are from the Black Apple set (ordered from sublimestitching.com).

Thankfully my husband loves it!  The colors took a while to plan and I'm very happy with it Smiley

For the little girls in my family I framed customized embroideries for Christmas.  The patterns are Cute Little Heads (also from SS)--I picked each one especially for the little girl and tried to match their hair color.

I was so sad to part with them but heard the girls loved them!  They went to three different homes.  The font I used for the names is Little Days from dafont.com

These cards were also difficult to send off because I loved them so much!  Everyone enjoyed theirs, though Smiley  I lined each with a corresponding wrapping paper.  More pictures of the individual cards are in the Flickr album linked above.
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