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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I'm a little teapot... on: February 11, 2007 05:46:13 AM
...or at least my hat looks like a teacosy Cheesy I don't usually wear hats, but I was going to Copenhagen and needed a hat pretty quickly, and had some black mohair from a scarf set I had for xmas (I am never going to wear a big black fuzzy scarf lol) and some green mohair I got in a vintage shop for like 20p. I was thinking of stripy bobbly 70's teacosy's at the time, it makes me happy Smiley
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Filtning er godt!!! (many pics!) wet felted mittens & hat on: February 11, 2007 04:55:43 AM
Sorry for all the pics but i had a 2 day workshop on Filtning (felting) in Danmarks Designskole (im on exchange) and i was so pleased with the results i had to share. Smiley We were shown different wet felting techniques, then how to make a rounded object such as mittens or slippers by using a resist. My first pair of mittens were plain black and had some weak spots, so when we got to do what we wanted at the end of the second day I made an improved pair and a matching hat. I wore them yesterday and they really are suited for this climate! It was awesome making things without seams, im thinking of some felted boots next lol!

My first coloured samples:

More open ones, I love how delicate and soft they are!

The begginings of my second pair of mittens

mittens and hat!

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dogwood Donna from spring Knitscene on: February 11, 2007 02:21:24 AM
The shape is very flattering, I really like the slight puff at the top of the sleeves, lovley colours too  Cheesy
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: These mittens, they also be kittens!!! on: February 11, 2007 02:19:00 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys, you've made my bf very happy Cheesy. Shewolf you are exactly right, they are just plain mittens with crochet ears, circles of felt for the eyes and embroidery. I just drew round my bf's hand, then re-drew around this maybe 1cm from the edge and making it a nice mitteny shape, then used the gauge as given by my swatch to work out how many stitches should go across, and roughly when to decrease/increase.

So you can see the embroidery.
I used the magic loop cast on, increased for the top of the hand, worked straight round till I needed to leave a hole for the thumb, worked back and forth in knit and purl rows til the end of the thumb hole, started decreasing on the thumb side only as the hand got narrower towards the wrist then did k2 p2 ribbing.

For the thumb I drew loops through maybe 4 st at the base of the hole in the middle then made 2 loops at the start of every other row (picking up stitches at the edge of the thumbhole, working upwards) then k/p 2tog at the end of every other row (I think) till it joined the top of the thumb hole so that it increased nicley along the way. Then I knit round straight then decreased again at the top of the tumb. For the ears I did ch 3 then did maybe 10/12 tr into the 1st ch. It helped to get my bf to try them on occasionaly to check they weren't too floppy or too tight, that is the way to a comfy mitten! Oh and I used 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in colour no. 5, very soft and VERY warm!

Sorry for the wordy descriptions, I did write it down as I went along but I left those behind and wont see them for another 2 months. I am such a knitting noob, I'm sure if I can make these then anyone can, and if you really need a pattern just find one thats out there that you like and make it kitteny! I had difficulties in finding a free plain mans mitten pattern. If someone else makes these please post, other animals would be cute too! Cheesy
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / These mittens, they also be kittens!!! on: February 09, 2007 03:56:51 PM
My boyfriend who every winter refuses to wear gloves and thus freezes, decided that he wanted me to make him mittens for his birthday. They had to be shocking pink. And kittens. To which I replied "I love you!"

Having too much fun...

Having made toe-up socks with figure 8 cast on before, I thought it would be simple enough to do the same with mittens, and it was. They look more like Hamtoro things with those rounded ears (i just couldnt get nice pointed ones) but being an anime freak, he loves them. The best thing is his slightly homophobic father is embarassed to be seen in shops with him while he wears them Smiley
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: You guys are invited to my tea party! on: February 05, 2007 09:28:08 AM
oh oh! I've always wished glass beads were edible!
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Blackberry bobbles bag *tut added* on: December 09, 2006 08:58:56 AM
Argh I have been without Crafster for a month!!! Cry I love your version Red Alibi, it looks great in those colours and I dont really think yours needs pompoms, being that shape it looks great as it is.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Penobscott scarf on: September 23, 2006 10:27:57 AM
mmm that colour is lovely, like the zig-zag pattern too
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Desk on: September 23, 2006 10:20:16 AM
The pair of you did an excelent job, that looks very well made and the style and colours are very elegant. I bet it will last for a long time too  Smiley
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Curry scarf for winter on: September 22, 2006 03:09:15 PM
well thanks! I just hope it isn't the kind of color you have to be tanned to wear well. 'cause Lord knows I aint tanned in winter!

Yellow's can be tricky, but to me that looks a perfect shade for pale skin  Smiley
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