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11  ipod nano cozy!! *with pattern* in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: February 11, 2007 04:12:17 PM
so i totally splurged for valentine's day and bought my boyfriend and i our own ipod nanos. and yeah, i will admit, 40% of the reason i wanted my own was so i could knit stuff for it, LOL. the other 60% was so i had something to drown out his video game while i'm on my treadmill. but anyway, i whipped up this cute, practical little thing in less than 3 hours. it's sugar n cream "rosewood", but i call it neapolitan, because that is my favorite "color" lol. i got the little heart button from joann's, but i wish i could've found a little cupcake button to go on it. =(

 i added a pocket on the outside to keep the earphones in, because no part of this tiny thing is safe in the big open spaces of my purse lol.

the pattern is super easy, all i did was cast on 14 stitches on size 7 needles and knit about 60 rows in stockinette and binded off. then i just folded it in half inside out and sewed up the edges.

for the pocket, i cast on 12 stitches on the same needles and knit about 15-17 rows in stockinette and binded off, then just sewed it to the front (i'm not sure what kind of sewing stitch i used, i just did it in a way that it blended in, it might something like kitchener's stitch or something). then i just sewed on the little button (i probably should've done this before sewing on the pocket though).

this didn't even use a fifth of a little ball of sugar n cream, and i love it!! my boyfriend wants one for his now too, only he wants his to be a koala. =)

what do you guys think?
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12  my fuzzy pink ribbed hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: January 30, 2007 08:32:23 PM
this is my 2nd attempt at a hat, first attempt at a ribbed hat, because i was always afraid i'd screw up the decreasing. the top looks kinda funny cuz i followed the decreasing instructions to "hot head" in SnB, but i still love it. the yarn is sensations angel hair from joanns, and i have 3 more skeins of it so i think i'll make a matching scarf. =) the yarn was a christmas present from my boyfriend, and now he wants me to get the yarn in the black and make him one!! (the first thing he's actually asked for, instead of me saying, "would you wear this if...") so here ya go:

and an action shot... don't mind the grumpy face, i'm not sure what i was going for..

(i always feel like a disney movie when i post stuff, cuz no matter what, there is ALWAYS something in the background that i made and posted before - note the lion brand landscapes seed stitch scarf behind my head - just like disney always throws a character from another movie into all their movies)
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13  my first "advanced knitting" baby hat!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: January 20, 2007 06:36:45 PM
okay, so i work at michael's, and they just gave the advanced knitting class to me. the class coordinator has been bugging me to make some samples that she can put up to draw people in, which meant that i had to learn advanced knitting lol. soo i found this cute cute cute baby hat pattern online and it had "yarn over" and "s1, k1, psso" in it, both of which i havent done before cuz i had no idea what they really meant. so i learned them with this pattern! i used the rainbow ombre simply soft and it came out really nice. i almost wish i had a baby and that it didnt have to go up on a wall lol.

 you probably can't tell, and i shouldn't even mention it, but on the last repeat of the pattern, up near the top, i somehow like stopped paying attention and totally screwed it up, but since its all gathered, you can't tell lol. i'm quite proud of it anyway. =)
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14  i totally just finished my first knit hat!!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: December 30, 2006 04:42:09 PM
ive been knitting a gazillion scarves and i wanted to broaden my horizons for multiple reasons: 1) so my boyfriend won't think it was a total waste to buy me so much yarn for christmas, 2) because i work at michael's and they just handed over the advanced knitting class to me, 3) because i like looking at knitted things and thinking, "i could so make that", and 4) because i have a TON of yarn that i need to do something with.

my first attempt at a hat was pretty bad lol. it was my first attempt using dpn's, if it can even count as using them. after i got the hat transferred, it was so tight that i couldn't get it off LOL. plus, i started decreasing way too early and way too rapidly because i was using self-striping yarn and i was about to run out and didn't want to mess up the color scheme. so it ended up way too short and just goofy looking. so this time, i used this pound of peptobismal pink i've had lying around, and it came out PERFECT. here it is!!!

i made up the pattern, i just did a swatch and figured out how big it had to be, and went from there. =)
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15  lion brand landscapes scarf!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: December 18, 2006 07:13:01 PM
this was my first seed stitch project, cuz i just learned to knit a few months ago. i love this yarn, it's got a hobo-y "i just threw some yarn together" look. here ya go!!

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16  strawberry banana bobble scarf!!! in Crochet: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: November 20, 2006 07:16:09 PM
this scarf was made with 2 strands held together of plymouth encore colorspun worsted in this pretty pink-yellow-white color, it reminds me of strawberry banana yogurt. the bobble pattern is from the lion brand book "just scarves." =)

a closeup of the bobbles!!!
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17  Re: Fess Up: how much yarn is in your stash? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by leesespieces on: November 19, 2006 08:02:06 PM

some yarn porn for you guys. =)
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18  my perdy neapolitan scarf and hat! in Crochet: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: November 08, 2006 07:45:15 PM
this set was done entirely in single crochet, the scarf was inspired by the stripey scarf in SnB, but i went my own way with it lol. it's all done with simply soft, one skein of brown (used almost the whole thing) and a skein of pink and white. i love it. =)

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19  i know we're sick of scarves but you're gonna LOVE this one!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: October 31, 2006 08:22:51 AM
i wish i could make everyone feel this scarf. it's SOOO soft. it's made with simply soft quick in white and patons carmen fuzzy yarn in the rainbowy color. i think my mother has already claimed it as her christmas present LOL i showed it to her when i finished it and she wouldn't give it back until she went to bed. i plan to make a gazillion more of these. =)

long shot, laying on my chair and my crocheted blanket lol.

closeup of the confettiness of the yarn. i love the sheen of the simply soft, too.
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20  my simple garter stitch scrap scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by leesespieces on: October 10, 2006 06:17:09 PM
when i got into crocheting, i took all these half skeins of pastel acrylic yarn that my mom had left over from an afghan she'd been working on for like 20 years (literally, lmao, my mom's a major multiprojecter), and i didn't really have anything to do with it, and i wanted to make room for new yarn (i try to limit my stash to only the 2 tubs under my desk) so i made this perdy scarf, using 2 different colored strands for each square to make it interesting (not sure how well the pic shows that). i still have tons left over though. =(

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