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1  Colorful Little Baby Hat (Three Photos) in Knitting: Completed Projects by frozen_peas on: May 06, 2006 01:20:49 PM
My aunt's having a baby in august, so, of course, I immediately thought, "I'll knit a hat!" Anyway, I think the colors can work for a boy or girl- and maybe the little one will get some use out of it in the winter. Smiley The earflaps give it a bit of a swim-cap type of look, I think. Smiley

Because of a general baby shortage, here's the hat (stuffed with socks- it's not nearly as lumpy on a head) modeled by the vacuum. No frontal photos came out, but I think you get the general idea.
Flash, no flash.

I found fair isle loads more fun than dpns. (Funny story, actually... the fair isle strip was conceived to cover a strange lumpy part of an otherwise perfect hat where I dropped about 15 stitches. ick.) I added a little crochet trip and the strings are chains. I also stitched a starburst on top for kicks. Fair isle chart  here, to get a better idea of the whole thing. http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/breisteken_knitting_stitches/fair-isle-norwegian-42.gif

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2  Re: My first rec. skirt ;-)) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by frozen_peas on: March 06, 2006 12:16:58 PM
Cute skirt! I love the coor, and I like that it's got a different look about it. :)

The easiest way to post a picture, imo, is simply copying the image source after uploading it to craftster's server. That's this:

You'll notice I didn't close the last [img], because then the pic would have shown up. Good luck!
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3  Drawstring Bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by frozen_peas on: November 10, 2005 11:50:55 AM
Hey everyone! Finally found time to post my finished round bag. Huge thanks to AmyKT5 and patterndrafter for helping me with darts. The result is exactly what I wanted- just the right size for knitting on the go.
Sorry about the dark pic.

It's a rectangle bottom, and I picked it up all the way around it with my circs, then knit up. Then for one row I k2tog + yo to make the holes, then decreased a few rows and bound off. Lined as Amy suggested, with a rectangle bottom, then a piece going up. I found the perfect reddishy fabric for this, too- matches the stripes exactly.
The darts are kind of haphazard, I was just eyeballing it and had virtually no idea what I was doing. My feeddogs hated the knit, so it was a huuge pain to finish off. I was also too lazy to go buy matching thread, so it's totally obvious where the zigzag got screwy. Hehe. It's not like anyone else is going to see it, though, so 's cool.

Much better colors ^.

Other pics (unlined) here, from Discussions & Questions: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50490.0
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4  My First Real Project ^^ in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by frozen_peas on: November 10, 2005 11:26:11 AM
I seem to go in spurts with the posting, hehe. Anyway, I'm so proud of myself with my first actual jewelery. Granted, the lady at the bead store had to walk me through the whole thing, but hey. So-

The colors are a touch off- the green's about right, but the other drops are a much lighter cream color, so they match more with the round beads. Everything's very good quality faceted glass.


Very simple stuff, but I really like the results. Inspiration from an old issue of BeadStyle.
Looking forward to spending more time in this part of Craftster!

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5  Re: zimmermann beads UPDATE: i made them! so EASY! + mini tute (pic heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by frozen_peas on: October 27, 2005 12:40:37 PM
and they still fail to hook me! My quota on jewelry I can make myself in a half hour is $187.

So I decided to go ahead and take pics of my necklace just so you get a bit of an idea. Tantalize you, even. Actually, the tulle it's wrapped in bears striking resembleance to a veil of nude silk...

Here it is in all its wrapped glory, and a close-up:

Close again:

and a semi-useless shot of the closure; it's a bow, if you can see that.:
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6  Re: Any Kids who knit? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by frozen_peas on: October 02, 2005 01:48:35 PM
I'' be fourteen in a few weeks. My latest:

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7  Re: my first photoshop drawing - please offer critiques in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by frozen_peas on: September 28, 2005 02:18:45 PM
Ditto nushy regarding critiques. The fingers are a bit too short- maybe a different position would look better too. I Maybe elongate them and have them all stretch up vertically, more like this. Creepy google pic, i know. But the look is there.

Very nice job- especially on the lips. The shading looks very professtional. The only other thing I would add is shading under her cheekbones and on the side of her face. Compared with the beautiful nose the other side looks a bit sharp and flat.

Beautiful Job overall!

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8  Tute! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by frozen_peas on: September 24, 2005 04:24:12 AM
Thanks everybody!
I'll get to work on a tutorial- maybe by monday I'll have it? Anyway, I kinda just did some stuff as I went along, so it's not going to be the most professional looking tute. The end result was great though!

Edit: Actually, this is simpler than I thought, so I can just whip it up now. It would be a good idea to read this through before starting (I'm hoping everybody would just do that anyway, but...) because some stuff gets explained as you go.


1.) Cut four fabric strips- 5 inches wide x 36 inches long. Cut four batting strips- 5 inches wide x 36 inches long.

2.) Wrong side of fabric facedown, place one batting strip over one fabric strip. Fold strip lengthwise, right sides sides together. Batting should be on outside of tube, right sides of fabric should be on inside.

3.) Pin 12 in. up one end of the tube, and 12 in. up the other end. Sew. This should leave twelve inches in the middle of the tube unsewn. Turn inside out. The tube should look like this laid out.

4.) Repeat for each strip. Half of each strip will be each octopus leg, so choose fabric accordingly. The open sections will form the head.

5.) Fold first filled tube at open section and hold in place. The right side of the fabric should face you, the inside of the tube faces down. Fold 2nd tube across top of 1st to form an X. 2nd tube should be folded in same way as first, so the open sections should be on top of each other. Third tube is folded over top of of second tube to form kind of a * shape. Fourth tube is folded across third tube. The tubes should extend from the center point, so you will have four legs of each fabric (unless you're using all the same, I guess.)
Before laying the strips on top of each other, think about how you want the head to look at the end. The uppermost strips you lay out (I numbered them 3rd and 4th up there ^, but the 4th will really be the first one on top.) will be seen and the bottom strips will probably be hidden inside the head (1st and 2nd).

6.) Gather the octopus up by unsewn sections. You should be holding it so the legs dangle down and the unsewn sections form kind of a sphere (more of a 3D oval). Again, the open parts of the unsewn sections face down. The bunch of fabric you have will be the head.

7.) If you are the kind of person who likes animals and things with big heads, then leave it as is. If not, cut away some of the BATTING (don't mess with the fabric yet) to your taste. I cut away a lot, if I remember right.

8.) Tie a string around the bottom of the head where the legs extend from to keep the strips that form the head in place.

9.) This part is tricky- handsew the strips that form the head to each other, and sew shut the bottom. Form the head as you go, trying to visualize where your octopus's face will be at the end and which fabrics you would like the head to be made up of- some of the layers of the little * will be hidden inside the head. Again, this part is a bit difficult and awkward to sew, but don't give up! The bottom of the octopus head can look however you want because you won't see it, so I used a fishing-line type thread to sew that part.

10.) Tie a ribbon around octopus's neck. Remove the string first if the ribbon is strong enough to hold the head tightly. If not, just leave the string to help secure the head.

11.) Add your little button eyes and embroider smile.

If you plant to put all the little suckers on, It might be best to do it before you arrange the head, only attaching the buttons to the leg parts. Then again, you might end up with some buttons on top of the tubes instead of them all being on the bottom. I guess it depends how good you are at visualizing the end product when you add the buttons. A friend of mine thought them up after I was finished. so mine were added at the very end as an afterthought.


I hope that's clear enough! I'd be happy to answer any questions. Since this is my first tute I don't know if I wrote it the best way. Also, If you want images of the other steps, It would be no problem for me to draw them up in photoshop. I didn't take any pics of the process, so I'm sorry the ones I drew are so lame.  (: I would love to see what everybody comes up with, so post pics if you decide to make more susies! (although yours can have other names  Tongue)
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9  Re: Need help with a yoga mat bag in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by frozen_peas on: September 11, 2005 05:26:06 PM
anything that slides on the needle every X stitches or so to help you keep track. They manufacture them, you can make them, or you could probably use something small with a hole in it, like a washer.

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10  Re: Projects from "Loop-d-Loop" in Knitting: Completed Projects by frozen_peas on: September 11, 2005 05:22:28 PM
I just wanted to post a quickie regarding the very first project (the tank):
Anyone seen Matrix/MR/MR? Because

the movie's "real world" costumes are just like this! Color, raggy-look, and all. This is an ok pics, but yeah. More reference, if you feel like looking. Links, because I felt like I was already pushing it with the biggish pic:

I didn't read the whole thread, so if anybody has already made my (random and mostly pointless) point, sorry!

Great work everybody on everything!
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