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21  Re: A Year of Recipes Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Lizzle on: June 17, 2007 09:00:18 AM
The pictures that tarewyn took are way better than the ones I took.  She made me an AWESOME book.  It came in this custom box that she made out of a Priority Mail box and it was really nicely wrapped.  The book itself is organized by season and there are so many recipes in it that I really want to try.

Thanks so much!  I seriously couldn't have asked for a better swap partner.
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22  Re: Cinnamon buns! Super easy!! in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Lizzle on: June 17, 2007 08:52:26 AM
I tried the Better Homes recipe and it turned out really yummy.  Not gooey, like Cinnabons, but great for a weekend morning.
This is what they looked like when they were done baking:

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23  2 Yellow Movie Hats in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lizzle on: June 17, 2007 08:36:24 AM
I made the first hat a couple months ago.  It was for my filmmaking partner, who asked me for a simple ribbed beanie with a pompom on top  and could it please be salmon pink.  Unfortunately, I only had one skein of salmon pink DK yarn in my stash, so I told him he would have to settle for salmon pink held together with two strands of sunny yellow.

It's a pretty quick knit.  I just sort of winged the pattern and did it on size 10.5 DPNs.  He likes it a lot because it's washable (made out of a cotton/wool blend) and not too hot (we live in California).  Sorry for the awful picture quality!

The second hat is more recent.  The actor in one of my films told me that his wife, who had been pregnant during our shoot, had just had the baby.  Of course, that called for some knitting!  I knit up the Umbrella Lace Pattern baby hat from One Skein.  It took me about 4 hours (maybe I'm a slow knitter or something) and I used a little less than 1 ball of yellow Karabella Zodiac yarn (same as the yellow yarn that I used for the other hat.)

This is it lying flat

And this is it on a mock head (I used a teacup, so you can guess how tiny the hat is).
My actor said it looked cute on his baby and I think it'll be pretty useful.  Machine washable, not too hot, and all that.
So there you have it: two yellow movie hats.
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24  Re: Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Scarf - Round 3 in The Swap Gallery by Lizzle on: June 15, 2007 11:26:10 AM
I got all of my yarns together and decided to make something a little different.  Instead of braiding the yarns, I just tied them at the end.  I saw something like it in a boutique when I was shopping and thought, "I can make that!"

Anyway, without further ado, the modified Rapunzel scarf:

Thanks so much guys for all the great yarn you sent me!
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25  Throw pillow AND extra storage. Who could ask for more? Tutorial included. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Lizzle on: May 28, 2007 12:04:21 PM
I made these a while ago for my litle cousin (10 years old) and am finally posting them up here.  I haven't seen these around Craftster before, and I think that the idea is original, so I'm including a tutorial in case anyone else wants to make them.

My cousin's room is always sort of overrun with stuff (like most little kids) and I figured that she could use a little bit of unique, stylish storage.  Instead of having her extra blankets lying around on the floor, I figured they could be incorporated into the decor.  This could also work really well in guest rooms or in the living room in case you get chilly while you're watching TV.

What you need is a bit of extra fleece fabric and a lap-sized throw blanket.  I used pink leopard print because it goes with her bedroom, but you could use something much more mature/subdued if you aren't making them for a 10-year-old.  I used about 1/2 yard for each, but it really depends what size blanket you want to turn into a pillow.  Roll the blanket up tightly jellyroll style.  Then take the fleece fabric and wrap it around the rolled up blanket.  Tie off both of the ends with thin strips (about 1 inch wide, maybe 1.5 inches) and voila, a roll pillow!  If you want to get the blanket out, it's really easy: just untie the ends.  You can roll it all back up and tie it again when you're finished.

Happy crafting!
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26  Re: My first ever entrelac: awesome noro scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lizzle on: May 28, 2007 11:42:40 AM
I hope that I can help you and I giured out what your problem is correctly.  I made a quick demo in paint (it doesn't look great, but it's the best I can do.)

I think that what might be tripping you up is the same thing that tripped me up: the first row of triangles.  It's a complete anomaly because you only do it once at the start to get the ball rolling.  After that, you will alternate between what I have labeled Row 2, which is made up (from left to right) of a triangle that points to the right, two squares that lean to the left and a triangle that points to the left.  In order to get this row started, you need to pick up the stiches from the rightmost edge of your rightmost triangle from the fast on section (see the top illustration in my paint diagram).

The other section you will repeat is what I have labelled Row 3 (the blue).  It is just three squares that lean to the right.  In order to start that row, ignore the diagram I made.  I messed it up--sorry!  What you should do instead is pick up the stiches from the left triangle of Row 2.

Once you have finished Row 3, you will repeat Row 2 again, picking up from the right edge of the rightmost square of Row 3.  Then do Row 3 again, etc, until the scarf is as long as you want to be, then follow the instructions on Yarnpath to cast off.

So, to answer your question, I guess you are supposed to get rid of the stitches from the first triangle.

If this doesn't answer your question, let me know and I'll try to help you out further.  Good luck!
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27  My first ever entrelac: awesome noro scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lizzle on: May 26, 2007 05:33:58 PM
A close-ish view

A slightly wider view

I decided it was high time for me to learn how to entrelac and my best friend's birthday was coming up, so I figured the two could totally go together.  I found some pretty good instructions on the web, dug some Noro out of my stash, and cast on.   I worked for about two weeks on and off, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I especially like the red/purple stripe at the bottom.  I think it's a cool touch.  I'll be entrelac-ing a lot more from now on!

The best site that I found for learning entrelac was on The Yarnpath.  Here's a link:
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28  Blanket for Grandma in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lizzle on: May 13, 2007 03:35:29 PM
I actually made this a little while ago.   My grandma had some really major heart surgery right before the holidays and I was a little bit worried that there would be complications, so I thought that I should make her a bigger/more involved gift than I normally would.  I immediately thought that what she could probably use most was a nice, cozy blanket because she was going to be stuck in a hospital bed for quite a while.  It's always nice to have something to wrap up in when you're trying to feel better, but I knew that I couldn't make it too thick because my grandma is ALWAYS hot.  What I ended up with was a blanket knit with a double strand (1 of purple worsted weight wool and 1 of really soft, fuzzy purple yarn.)  I knit it loosely so she wouldn't be too hot, and it ended up being a hit.  She really liked it.
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29  Cherry Garcia Neckwarmer in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lizzle on: May 08, 2007 01:06:42 PM
I made a Cherry Garcia neckwarmer for my mom.  I can't remember what yarn I knit it with because it was a while ago, but I got it from Webs.

I think it turned out pretty well.  I really like the colors and my mom was pysched because she could use it as a headband or a scarf.

Check it out:

If you want to make one, I found the pattern at Hello Yarn.  You can get it here: http://www.helloyarn.com/cherrygarcia.htm
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30  Re: Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Scarf - Round 3 in The Swap Gallery by Lizzle on: May 08, 2007 12:57:17 PM
I've received so far from kyou, cookies and mezofoprezo.  They all sent me some pretty awesome yarn.  Thanks so much!

I'm really excited to get the rest of my yarn and see how the scarf turns out.
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