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1  Re: sparkley fingerless gloves EDIT: with pattern! in Crochet: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: June 11, 2007 12:14:10 PM
I think I ended up sewing up the side till I got to the short rows & then slip stitching thru there to the last 3 or 4 stitches & finishing the attaching there. Whatever, it made sense at the time  Cheesy and I got it to work nicely. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Here are mine, made out of Senso cotton crochet thread.

Actually they're not mine. They're for a secret pal at another board...shhh, nobody tell. hehe. I may make myself some now tho.
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2  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! New arrival 10/14!! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: January 03, 2007 02:22:08 PM
Thanx yall! (umheried, I love your Angel avvy too...yum.)

New arrival! Short story of his creation: at work they started a 'motivation' program called Fish. The idea is if you do a good job, anybody else can give you a Fish card to wear with your name badge. Pretty straightforward, right? Except NOT. The person who runs the program is an egotistical jerk brownnosing the big bosses, and has pitched a fit at least 2 times wanting to take back cards someone other than she gave out. Soo, a friend of mine made up an 'alternative' card with a shark on it. A bunch of us wore those & had a good laugh, till the administration saw them & TOOK THEM UP. I mean it. Like we are kindergarteners. (insert ARGH here)

Well, before, it was a joke. Now, it's principle. Shark stuff is springing up all over. Shark key rings, pens, can cozies, etc. And for the friend who started the whole thing...a semi-amigurumi shark, made by me, adapted from a dolphin I found online.

Subversive crochet is a beautiful thing.  Cheesy
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3  Re: iPod Cozies in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: November 12, 2006 06:23:36 PM
LOL!! It's an iMonster!!  Cheesy

Here's my hoodie, finally!!

I think I worked all the glitches out of the pattern now, so if anybody would like it PM me...Or I could post it here, if several people want it.
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4  prayer shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: October 26, 2006 06:10:32 AM
I work on a residential campus with a couple hundred folks with developmental disabilities. Our chaplain's boyfriend passed away suddenly a few weeks ago, and while she was out I decided to knit her a prayer shawl. She is also our art therapist, so I wanted it to look really special. I used Lion Homespun Tudor, which self stripes in several soft colors, and the basic prayer shawl stitch, k3p3. She loved it. I printed off some info about the shawls and included it in the gift bag, and she was even familiar with the seminary professor who helped develop the prayer shawl concept--I think she may have studied under her--so it was the perfect gift. It was my first one & I was pretty proud of it.

(here's where the pattern & info came from--http://www.shawlministry.com/ )
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5  Re: Cold Feet and 20 minutes of time.... Tutorial in Crochet: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: October 26, 2006 05:49:11 AM
Lovely, AmalasSmiley (cool sox too)

Here are mine, from leftovers. (you can't see the heels, thankfully...I ran out of purple so the back side of one is all lavender.  Cheesy Hence why the edging & straps are also lavender. I kinda like it tho.) I used a single strand for the edging, also from necessity, but it worked out fine. LOVE THEM. Thank you Lydia!

I'll bring pix of the ones I made my mom when I get a sec...she didn't want the strap on hers so I made the toe section a little deeper--it comes up higher on the top of her foot & stays on fine.
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6  never look gift yarn in the mouth!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: October 15, 2006 12:40:19 PM
Even if you are a yarn snob, like I can be sometimes.  Cheesy

This past summer I had surgery and was off work for 6 weeks. My friends at work sent me a care package stuffed with 2 of my favorite things, yarn and chocolate.  Grin

Unfortunately, none of them know a thing about yarn, so they sent me 9 skeins of acrylic stuff off the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby.  Shocked Now, not in a million years would I hurt their feelings by telling them this stuff was, well, stuff, so I racked my brain for something to do with it. Fortunately, 2 of the 3 colors went together quite well. Red Heart cranberry tweed, and something similar in a tweedy light mauve called Hokey Pokey. At first I thought I'd make a simple raglan sweater, but I needed 4 skeins of 1 and 2 of the other, instead of the 3 of each I had. So I scratched my head...and then noticed this cute v-neck pullover vest pattern on the band!

End result--

It's cute, it's wearable, and best of all, my friends at work are beside themselves with excitement.

(oh yeah--the other 3 skeins of yarn are Caron Simply Soft varigated blue...they met my brand new Knifty Knitter long loom, and are about to become a nice fat cushion for my ugly but comfy computer chair at work)
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7  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (meerkat & crawfish patterns 8/9!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: October 14, 2006 07:55:35 AM
At last, a new arrival!  Cheesy This rascally little fellow is a gift for a dear friend's birthday--he looks a lot like her RL pet.

I found the pattern here at craftster, but for the life of me I can't locate it right now...search won't bring it up. I will try again later when I have more time.  Sad
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8  Not a Margaret Nicole purse... in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: September 30, 2006 06:31:14 PM
I rarely do the fashion mag thing, but I was flipping through the last issue of InStyle (looking for the Sexy List, heh heh) and found an article about the latest big thing, cable knit purses! My, who'da thunk it?  Cheesy I immediately thought of a beautiful skein of bulky blue handspun I bought in the Smokies last spring and what I could do with it.

A hunt online turned up this pattern. The blogger made the loveliest bag, that looks so much like a $250 designer number I'd be hard pressed to tell 'em apart. Thing was, I don't like HANDbags--I usually have both hands full of other stuff! So I prefer shoulder bags. Not to be denied though, I just adapted her approach, enlarged her pattern, and instead of the 'bangle' handles, I used 2 leather belts for shoulder straps!

The closure is a black pearl button with a deerskin thong loop. It's lined with a blue patchwork fabric. And the heart dangle was made by folks with developmental disabilities, who live at the residential center where I work.

Designer purse price: at least $250. My purse price (if I could even get one that's exactly what I wanted): $15 for yarn, $10 for straps, $8 for button & loop, $2 for lining=$35! (why yes, I am cheap, why do you ask? hehe)
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9  un-hoodie! in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: September 13, 2006 04:40:33 AM
This turned out far better than I expected so I thought I'd share. In cleaning out a bunch of old patterns I found a simple hoodie top I had copied out of a book. Don't even know what book it was; probably one I got cheap, kept a couple of things I liked from, and then hauled off to the used bookstore to supplement my income.  Cheesy

Anyway, I decided to try it while recuperating from my recent surgery. The day before I went back to work last week I had it all done & assembled and started to put the hood on, by picking up stitches around the sides & back of the neck opening and knitting up. I did a few inches...and then I stopped cause I noticed it was making a neat little polo-type collar. I tried it on. I liked it. I quit. hehe

So here is my un-hoodie!

If you have a pattern that calls for the hood to be knitted on last, you could probably do the same thing. Enjoy.
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10  imitation designer hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: August 23, 2006 09:46:26 AM
I had to share this, because I'm quite proud of myself, and, well, I'm cheap.  Cheesy

I like to cruise ebay looking for designer stuff at a bargain price. One designer I like is a British guy named Paul Smith. I ran across this hat one day, with a price around $50-60, I think.

2 thoughts came to me: that's so cute and crap, I could knit that. Sooo...when our local Joann etc had a moving sale I moved in. I'd already hit my LYSs looking for the exact shade of raspberry yarn without luck, but I found a nice pink wool blend (seriously soft) with mulitcolored flecks, and bought buttons to coordinate.

Making it was on my list of things to do while recuperating from surgery, and yesterday I finished it.

Total cost: $6.33. Grin
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