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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A Parade of Hats, to take to the Calais Refugee Camp (picture huge!) on: October 17, 2016 12:16:28 PM
Thanks for trying to help! When I used bigger needles I got obvious holes on the cross-overs though, like I mentioned (and of course the whole rest if the hat was massive) - any thoughts??  Smiley
Acouple things I've learned about cables:
Using a smaller needle (maybe even a couple sizes smaller, depending) for the ribbing might help with the fit (unless you already tried that and it didn't).

The holes will happen (and honestly, they're hardly noticeable in the picture), but practice helps.

When you do all of the crossing on the same row, it makes the hat so much tighter than if you cross on different rows. For example, I like to cross every other cable on the same row, and then several rows later, I cross the rest of the cables. Does that make sense?

One very important thing I've learned is that blocking cables really makes a difference. Sometimes a hat will feel really snug, and a good blocking will fix it. Plus, it just makes them look that much prettier.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: July 15, 2016 01:14:45 AM
The rainbow one is my favorite!
I'm pretty partial to that one, myself.

wow--more hats!!

What yarn do you use?  The colors are fabulous, bright, and there are so many choices!  Do you use worsted weight?
I know, I know. I just have too many ideas to stop now!

I do use worsted, usually Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn because it's just my favorite acrylic yarn (so soft and not stiff). The rainbow hat was a big mix of random worsted acrylics from stash.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: July 14, 2016 03:46:49 PM
I too dislike repair work and there is a whole bag full of that sort of thing from my family, the dirty rats. When people know you sew they assume you will be thrilled to fix their broken zips and torn pockets and hem all the things Tongue.
Same. I have to be in the mood to hem and fix, and i just don't find myself in that mood very often...

I suppose i should finally post something, huh?
Technically, i crocheted this last year (almost exactly a year ago), but then it sat in my room for a year. I finally wove the ends in last week, and it's been adopted as the house Olympics lap blanket (you know, at night, or when the a/c is blasting), so i'm considering it a 2016 destash. My sister bought a skein (RHSS) of each of these colors several years ago, and used a very, very small amount of each, then gave me the rest. Since it's all the colors of the Olympic rings, i decided to use them to make a small blanket (in the order of the Olympic rings).

I've made over 40 hats so far this year. (I think i might really have a problem.) Most of them from stash. But since i've used so much stash, i've run out of all the colors i need and have had to replace a few...

Anyway, here are some highlights. (And if you care to check out the rest: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442480.msg5365639#msg5365639 )
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: July 14, 2016 03:44:24 PM
Thanks, always!

5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: June 22, 2016 11:27:17 PM

I just got back from a couple weeks of visiting family in New Mexico. I finished a few hats while i was there.

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: June 21, 2016 10:41:11 PM
all of your hats are so amazing
Thank you!

Your cabled hats are amazing!  Are they your own pattern?

Do you chart out the words on your hats?

Beautiful work!
Aw, thanks! Yeah, they're all my own patterns. And yeah, I do chart out the words.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Subversive Cards on: June 07, 2016 10:48:29 AM
"Boys will be boys" makes my eyes roll so far back in my head that I'm pretty sure they're going to get stuck.

These are sick. I love them all.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: May 17, 2016 03:48:02 PM
bananaleg your hats are amazing ,love the duke silver hat

Got a few more photographed.

Birthday present for my nephew, who, before learning to speak, would only screech.

I've been playing a lot with crown shaping and cables.

I've had requests for University of Washington hats, and i finally got around to trying one out.

I have dreams of a whole art deco beanie line.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Braidsmaid Knit Shawl on: March 22, 2016 01:03:43 PM
Gorgeous! Such a great color. I love Manos silk blend! It's one of my favorites to work with.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: February 26, 2016 09:30:40 PM
Thanks, clm! Haha, they do look like asparagus tips! How funny.
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