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11  Re: Christmas Challenge '07 in Winter Holidays by greenapples on: October 21, 2007 06:33:53 PM
Here's my updated list:

Mom: Beaded Photo Bracelet (Started)
MIL: Tuscany Shawl from NSFY Done!
Sister: Knit Blanket + Pillow (Started)
Gramma: Knit vest (yarn is on it's way here - hopefully I'll get it by the end of the week)
Grandpa: Knit Hat and Scarf Decided to go with something else instead!
Aunt: Counterpoint Scarf from MagKnits (Started)
SIL:Mittens Made ornaments instead
Dad: I'm hoping to get 2 pairs of socks knit for him (Yarn ordered for one pair)
All sets/singles of grandparents/parents: Hand print ornaments from my son, and possibly from my daughter as well
Son: It's his first Christmas, so I need to make him a stocking  Grin
Daughter: PJ Set (I don't know if I'll get this done or not - the sewing machine is NOT calling to me these days!)
Hubby:Socks (Started)

For those who might like to see, here is a shot of the completed shawl for my mother-in-law:

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12  Re: Tuscany Shawl anyone? in Knitalongs by greenapples on: October 16, 2007 05:23:37 PM
Here's the specs:

Yarn: Elann Sonata in Victorian Grape - 5 balls
Needles: US6 Clover Takumi Circs
Additional info: Only did 9 of the 11 sets of repeats as it already measured to the pattern specs at this point. If I were to make it for myself, I would definitely knit the full 11 repeats - but the recipient is about 4" shorter than I am, so it should be a perfect fit for her.

All that's left to be done is blocking and tucking in a few ends Cheesy

Here are the pics:

-full shawl


I am incredibly happy with how well it turned out - this is my largest, and only lace project to date. I absolutely LOVE it and hope the recipient does too (won't find out till Christmas though - the suspense just might drive me insane!)

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13  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap 6 !!!!! in The Swap Gallery by greenapples on: October 10, 2007 11:36:48 AM
I received!! I am SO in LOVE with the yarn! It's Drops Silke-Alpaca in the richest chocolate-y brown! Oh the yummyness of it!

Here is a pic of it all wound up - I'll post the rest of the pics after I'm finished knitting it (even though it's already all unwound - I'm not THAT patient!!) Wink

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14  Couch throw in Quilting: Completed Projects by greenapples on: October 06, 2007 06:48:50 AM
This is my first time posting one of my finished quilt projects projects here. I made this last winter as a Christmas gift to myself - my second-ever quilt - and then my daughter stole it because she loved it so much. Ah well, tis life! Anyways, it's pretty plain and simple - just 8x8 blocks sewn together, the binding is also the backing, made from Amy Butler fabric that I love.

Here it is:

Corner folded over to show backing:

Comments and criticisms are welcomed  Cheesy

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15  Re: Earring Binge Swap 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by greenapples on: September 23, 2007 08:41:46 PM
Here are the earrings I sent to irid3sc3nt Smiley

Button Earrings:

Bobbin Earrings:

Puzzle Earrings:

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16  Re: Crafty Onesie/Lap Tee Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by greenapples on: September 21, 2007 02:54:51 PM
Yay for crafty goodness in my mailbox! I received from MonkeyThumb!

First, we have my favorite of the bunch, a pirate themed onesie (with Seth modeling) :

Next we have a caterpillar:

And a rocket:

And last, but not least, a giraffe!:

Thank you SO much MonkeyThumb! You really spoiled us!
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17  Re: Tuscany Shawl anyone? in Knitalongs by greenapples on: September 13, 2007 05:13:04 PM

I was still working on my straights (still waiting for my circs to come in), and some how, my 3yo daughter managed to stand on the needles I was using and snap them right in half  Cry I managed to save my work, but it was a "heart in stomach" moment for sure!

Here's my progress so far:

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18  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by greenapples on: September 13, 2007 03:06:30 PM
Ok, I feel like a bit of a jerk - I received my large package a few days ago, and my medium one quite some time ago, and haven't had the chance to post any pics before now!

handbaghannah83 was my secret craftster, and a wonderful one she was!

For my medium package, she sent:

2 onesies for my son (one with a turtle, which I swore I took a photo of, but is not showing up on my camera - I'll take a pic of it again when it gets out of the wash Smiley )

3 shirts for my daughter:

And a necklace for me (please excuse the somewhat dorky pic):

In my large package, she sent me:

A teapot:

A Bunch of embroidery supplies:

And some photography (2 photos are missing):

Thanks again handbaghannah83 for being such a wonderful partner!

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19  I knit my first sock!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by greenapples on: September 13, 2007 02:15:53 PM
I fianlly got over my fear and gave socks a try! I only have the one done so far, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Here it is!:

The pattern is Spa Socks from the Spring '07 issue of knit.1, knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic cotton on us8's. Still needs a button, but I was too excited to wait to show it off!

Oh, and best of all? It fits (I added an extra 1/2 inch, but hey, it worked!)!!

Comments and criticisms welcome!
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20  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by greenapples on: August 13, 2007 03:46:17 PM
Yay! I received my first package this afternoon!

There were also some gummy worms, but my daughter took off with them as soon as they came out of the package!

Thanks secret craftster! I love the bracelets, and the yarn will be transformed into some mittens when I get a bit of extra free crafting time  Grin
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