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1  DIY crochet ear cushion for headphone in Crochet: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: April 30, 2013 10:09:19 AM
The foam ear cushions from my headset were falling apart.
It turned out these are not available separately.

So I've crocheted my own!
They are very easy to make.
I made them from organic cotton.

I wrote down what I did and posted the free tutorial on my blog:

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2  Zity-Kitty, a design for Hoooked zpagetti in Knitting: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: August 24, 2009 04:53:13 AM

In a Dutch magazine "Handwerken Zonder Grenzen" there is a contest to make a design for a yarn called Hoooked zpagetti http://www.hoooked.nl/.
This yarn is a tube of jersey made of rest materials from the fabric and fashion industries.

Since I didn't have the yarn at hand I made my own version to get a material with similar properties. I cut up 2 t-shirts in two long bands of jersey yarn. With this I knitted my design in dropped stitches on needles sz 10.

And here's the result: a "Ztad-Kat" (="Zity-Kitty") It's a cozy for the small poles you find in a lot of Dutch towns. I did it in red and white because many cities, like my own, have those as their town-colours. And the candy stripe effect makes it an original decoration for the upcoming holidays!

(If you do like it you can vote for it here http://mijnhandwerken.nl/nieuw/?page_id=113 ! =^x^=)
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3  Easy crochet - bottle carrier in Crochet: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: May 31, 2007 01:52:34 PM
I have a lot of left overs of cotton yarn lying about. So in an attempt to de-stash I am working on projects that don't require a lot of yarn.

Here's my latest: a crochet bottle carrier with attitude. It's very easy to make, I didn't use a pattern. But if you wish for a tute I can make a photo-story. (I am not good at the English crochet lingo, it's even worse than my knittin-english. )

What do you think?

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4  Re: Ducky, ducky, ducky - kitty in Knitting: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: February 20, 2007 02:53:20 PM

Yes, I use circular needles and later switch on to pointless sock needles.
The technique is sort of fairisle. I lead the thread of the colour I don't use along with the one I do. You loose a little bit of stretch in a hat compared with knitting it with one colour. But if you take that into account with pattern and while knitting it's going to be fine.

This is what the back looks like:

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5  Ducky, ducky, ducky - kitty in Knitting: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: February 18, 2007 02:36:02 PM
Here's my latest kitty hat creation.
It's made of leftover blues and it's got plenty of duckies!

I also add the ducky chart I made , because it can also be used for baby blankets, kid sweaters etcetera.

Here's the chart.

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6  Black and white illusion scarf: MADNESS logo in Knitting: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: January 07, 2007 12:19:39 PM
I finally got around to make a picture! This is what I gave my boyfriend for christmas:

I designed the illusion chart for the logo and 2tone blocks myself but had to start over again 3 times because it didn't work out the way I wanted it.
So I ran out of time and ended up knitting part of the scarf in front of him(!), hiding most of it under my arms while knitting.
He thought I was knitting a simple black/white striped scarf for a custom order (hehe....should've seen his face when he opened the package).

I'll try to make a neater chart to share, but I ended up with so many corrections of corrections that it's a bit messy now.

(edit: spelling)
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7  X-mas ornaments with an evil twist (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by MissMinoes on: December 09, 2006 01:50:49 PM
What to hang in your tree, if you are more a halloween than an x-mas person?

Perhaps this:

I made these free style (without pattern).

The difference a little red gingham can make....
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8  Re: Movie Knits in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by MissMinoes on: September 13, 2006 02:02:14 PM
Hi, Finally I found a topic I can post this in!

Two weeks ago I saw the movie Volver (by Pedro Almodovar). I have to see it at least 2 more times.
One more time because sometimes I got distracted from the story, because there is so many colourfull things to see.
And twice because I need some serious still by still images of all the knitted lace cardigans, shrugs etc. Especially the green one Penelope Cruz is wearing really captured me.

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9  fishy kitty hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by MissMinoes on: July 02, 2006 02:41:26 PM
Hi there,
Inspired by Lasandri's fish&worm hat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93827.0

and thanks to a gift of a LOT of turquoise acrylic yarn:
My newest kitty hat "Fish On My Mind".

 I'm knitting these hats for charity (local animal shelter), but I like to stay challanged. It can't be all just black kitty hats & nurse kitty hats! Especially since I got so much free yarn from other supporters of the animal shelter. A gift like that calls for creating something extra special with it.

Thanx for looking.
Miss Minoes

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10  My first record cover 7" purse: Grease in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MissMinoes on: May 15, 2006 11:59:44 PM
What to do with 2 very scratched Grease singles, a laminator and the eyelet-maker I got as a birthday present from my boyfriend?

My first recordsleeve bag!
The plastic in between doen't show very well on the photo. But it is icecream-print plastic tablecloth you can buy per meter. I choose for this because it is quite sturdy and weatherproof.
I didn't get to the stage of lining yet.

This was a lot of fun to make.


You like?
Tips are welcome.


edit: added side view picture to reveal transparant icecream printed vinyl/plastic
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