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1  Personal Pizza in Vegetarian / Vegan by CraftyCoug on: July 23, 2008 09:14:27 PM
I used to work at a pizza parlor, so I love to experiment with toppings other than red sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.  I just made this:

I also love to make little personal pizzas just in case my experiment goes awry!
This one is:
Sourdough bread
Cesar Salad Dressing
Cheddar Cheese
Feta w/ lemon, garlic, and oregano
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Baked at 425 for 10 minutes

I never really give proportions because (especially in a case like this) you may not like the mountain of cheddar that accidentally ended up on mine...  Anyway, it's awesome and vegetarian Smiley
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2  Cable Cardigan for Junuary! in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyCoug on: June 19, 2008 10:25:48 PM
We've had a looooooooong winter here in the Wenatchee valley, and just in time for it to be over I finished my first major (and well fitting) project!  Behold:

check out my blog for all the specs -
I found the yarn originally as a sweater at Ross, but it was hideous.  However the tag said 60% wool blended w/ silk, alpaca and cashmere.  Couldn't possibly pass it up!

When I was finished unraveling the whole thing I noticed that the MSRP on the original tag was $188.00!  Yikes!  Ah well, it went to a better cause and I'm happy Smiley 
I used Clover size 6 needles until I wore the points off, then I used Addi Lace needles.  I <3 Addis! 
The pattern is the Cable Cardigan from Knit.1 Spring 07.  Weirdly I'd been looking for an aran sweater pattern for quite some time, but hadn't found one that wasn't a box or 8 times too large for me.  Then when I found the yarn I started flipping through my magazines and books and found this pattern.  I couldn't believe I'd looked so hard for one and it was just sitting right there!  See?  I love it!
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3  3 Unoriginal Hats in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyCoug on: January 13, 2008 12:11:42 PM
I saw the Yarn Harlot's unoriginal hat pattern a few weeks ago and couldn't live without it!  I immediately ran out and bought the suggested yarn (Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Leticia") and made 2.  Then the ladies at the yarn shop I go to liked it so well they asked me to knit a sample and teach a cable knitting class.  Hurray!

This is the 1st one I knit for myself.  It is Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Leticia" in Saratoga

And here it is again!

I knit this one for my cousin, also in Blue Moon "Leticia" in Onyx.  I sent it off with a really big version of Amanda's Squatty Sidekick from Knitting Daily.  I knit that in Naturally "Tussock"

This is the sample I knit for the yarn shop.  It's Manos color #109, called Woodland

And again

I like the way it turned out with Leticia more than Manos since Leticia is so much bulkier. 
With the Manos hat I experimented with knitting top down since my 1st one ended up a bit short.  I knit about an inch of ribbing at the bottom and I think it's a much better fit.  I don't know that I would be able to knit the extra inch with Leticia as I didn't end up with much yarn.  Who knows, I may do another with Leticia someday. 

Thanks for looking, please let me know what you think!
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4  Does the world need more Endpaper Mitts? in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyCoug on: November 18, 2007 04:44:28 PM
Maybe not, but I need some!

Here they are:

Since they're the same, I don't need to show both, right?

1. Knit Picks Memories in Tropical
2. Rowan 4ply soft in aubergine
1. Ribbing - US3 (3.25mm)
2. Body - US4 (3.5mm)

I've heard rumblings about not liking the fake seam stitch, but I tried it without and all the increasing for the thumb looked funky.  If you can make the pattern continue around, I'd get rid of the fake seam, but since the pattern stops at the fake seam it looks really weird w/o it. 

I really like how they turned out with the varigated yarn!
Let me know what you think.

EDIT 8/27/08
I'm thinking of entering these in our local county fair.  Thoughts? 
Judging criteria:
Workmanship - 40
Suitability of article to purpose - 20
Harmony of color & material - 20
Beauty & originality of design - 20
Total possible points = 100
I've worn them quite a bit so I'm guessing that I should wash and reblock them so they are pretty again, but otherwise I'm feeling cocky confident!
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5  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyCoug on: June 29, 2007 08:53:27 PM
Here is my yarn wad that I received from Yarnisfun all unwound!  Sadly I've got too many projects going right now to start another, so knitting it out wasn't a possibility... and you shouldn't let yarn sit all wound tight like that, right Wink

Here they are:

All wound up with the pattern.  How we both chose fingerless gloves, I'll never know!  Especially w/ both of us living in hot places and it being June!!

Half way unwound... I wasn't really systematic about it and somehow it ended up EVERYWHERE!

And all of the goodies!!

Goodies include: 2 spools of ribbon, a little build-your-own rubber stamp, a couple of fridge magnets, beads, felt scottie, coasters, fabric, 2 cross stitch or embroidery kits, a little sheep key chain, and a necklace...  The yarn is KnitPicks Memories in Hawaii - I looked on the website and that color doesn't appear to exist anymore.  The pattern is KnitPicks for long fingerless gloves.  Definitely going to want those in about 6 months!
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6  Re: Common Name Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyCoug on: May 16, 2007 10:30:37 PM
Look at my goodies from Miss Mermaid!!!  Ah, an angel!

So many fun things I can't even describe them all!!

overnight bag pattern

kool-ade dyed yarn for bag

the bowling bag from S&BN.  It was felted a little when it arrived, but I like my bags to be overly felted, so I scrubbed it up a little more... now it's about 6" wide...  cute, but tiny, oops Sad

stitch markers!

Miss Mermaid! 

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!  I love everything!  (Including the hand made soap that I immediately put to good use and the Jones Soda fizzy candies that I stashed in my purse)
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7  Entrelac Baby Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyCoug on: May 16, 2007 10:19:12 PM
Entrelac + 6.75 balls of Patons SWS =

I love how it turned out.  It's approximately crib sized (whatever that is).  I didn't measure it at any point, so I really have no idea how large it is.  I also decided not to calculate time or money put into it because, while I do like my coworkers, I didn't really anticipate spending so much...  Anyway.  I love how the lengths of each color work out to 1 little block almost every time!

Here is the back, too

Let me know what you think!  (If you can't see the pictures try this and this)
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8  Recycled Art - from bedsheets! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CraftyCoug on: May 16, 2007 10:05:05 PM
I was informed in February that I would be participating in the recycled art show where I work.  At first it was recommended that I make a bag and slap some motif from a shirt or something on the front.  Since that didn't really sound recycled to me, I set out to find tablecloths to make a shirt and pants with.  Sadly in Wenatchee there were no good tablecloths to be had, so I thought "sheets!"  So I ended up at the Goodwill and made this:

The capris are super comfy and lined w/ a white sheet that we got as a sample at work.  They were see-through otherwise.  The shirt is cute, but not cut properly for me, so needs some modification to the pattern before I can wear it.  I had a lot of fun making it and hanging next to magazine collages and bird feeders made from kitchen equipment, it's been a hit!

In case the picture won't show up, try this then PM so I can figure out what the deal is...
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9  Sweaterscapes Autumn Road Socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyCoug on: March 17, 2007 09:52:42 AM
I found this wild pattern and decided I had to make it!  I hadn't made socks or really done fair isle before, but my swap partner requested socks and we both loved these.  

Here is the finished product

And a close up of the trees

I love how they turned out!  They're a bit tough to pull on, sadly.  

Let me know what you think!
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10  Re: Common Name Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyCoug on: March 16, 2007 09:53:22 AM
Dianna B received from me yesterday I believe and can't post pics from the library so I will post after work today Smiley

Now I'm home!

Here is what I made for Dianna B:

a bag

with an upside down lining

and a yarn pocket for her newly found hobby of knitting

a pair of socks

with trees on them

I also sent some yarn and fabric, but didn't take any pics of those.  Her e-mail to me earlier said "I LOVE MY GOODIES!!!"  So I'm guessing that she liked them Smiley
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