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1  Re: Bedbug! in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: April 10, 2011 10:13:51 AM
I like your's it's adorable.

Most people's reaction to mine is "ahhh cute is that a little hippo? Hang on a sec..... ewwwwwwhh its's got too many legs, wot-is-it?"
Personally I think she's cute.

This is Isbella the little pink bedbug, that I found on my bed.

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2  Re: Phoenix Wings (lg imgs) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: July 18, 2010 03:40:10 AM
I've been really busy at work and just logged in, wow 625 peeps have looked at this, THANX EVERYONE. Grin

The yarn I used was Reflections Creative Collection, its a acrylic, mohair.. so its quite fluffy and knits up gorgeous, it says on the ball band that its dk/8ply, even though when knitting it, it looks and feels like 4ply/fingering weight. The mohair fills in the gaps.. if u know what I mean. I used size 5mm/US 8 circ needles. 100g with 500m, Yep I said 500m
so plenty for any size shawl.
This is another one I did back in June this yr - non-blocked. leaf and flower bu Linda Choo.
Silver Birch Leaf Shawl

You can also buy it with a metallic thread running thru it as well, for a bit of added sparkle, which is on my to do list.
Thanx again for lookin Smiley
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3  Phoenix Wings (lg imgs) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: June 20, 2010 04:22:06 AM
Found this on Raverly,  pattern is Wings of Peace by Anna Baltzer.

I was very lucky with how the colours came off the ball. Grin

Just need to figure out how to make the feathers longer. Any suggestions? Huh

Comments welcome Smiley
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4  Flame Test Cowl & Brimmer Cap (lg imgs) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: May 18, 2010 02:11:28 AM
Decided to call it Flame Test Cowl, cos theres a chem-geek inside me too.

Pattern is from Raverly, Flame Cowl by Julia Allen

It's easy to remember the pattern rep, and knits up quickly. Elle Tawny Family Favourites DK/8 ply. Yarn is 100% Acrylic, non itchy, which is good.
Started 09/05, Frogged 14/05, as I couldnt get it over my head.. DOH
Only worked to row 6, so not too bad!!!  Roll Eyes Re-started 15/05, Finished 16/05

colour inspiration

Crofter Brim Cap

Hat is a little on the big side for me, think next time Ill do 10 sts less.

The brim was a little bit of a challenge, but I got there in end. I think it might be more to do with the fact that I mis-read pu 2 sts from CO edge (CO edge of the hat not the brimdoh) Roll Eyes

I ended up putting some cardboard in the brim, as a preference, and will swap that out when I go and buy some plastic canvas.

Overall a good pattern and will be making a DK/8 ply yarn at some point in the future. I think Ill CO 126 sts.
Pattern also from Raverly, Brimmer by Katt Walker

Thanx to all the peeps who have viewed it so far. Shocked
Comments welcome.

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5  Cardinal Feather Socks (large imgs) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: April 07, 2010 02:23:34 AM
Bought the yarn 1st Schollewolle Zauberwolle Cranberries 100g and then needed the right project to set off the yarn. Found this pattern in Sensational Socks By Charlene Schurch, under Ribbed Lace. Also this is an amazing book, lots of ideas, simple instructions. Split across 4DPN, 5DPN & Circ's. So whatever favourite knitting tool is u you can get started. Smiley
I think that their more feathery than the pic in the book.

Started with 64 sts, and because I used smaller needles for the heel (2.25) I ended up with 72. I was a bit confused, but then I had been drinking some chardonnay (should have known better) Roll Eyes. Managed to fix, by doing extra k2tog before the toe decreasing on the last 4 alternate rnds.

Also the first time for Partridge heel design for me, I made a couple of mistakes and had to tink, this yarn does not make this easy, some of the sts had split and its quite fluffy as well. But got there in the end.
Also dropped a st and hard fun trying to recover it, so at least shell know which is her left sock lol. Grin

Overall an enjoyable pattern, easy once u get the hang of it, I also made a chart on my first sock of the sts and rnds, so the 2nd sock wouldn't take as long.
Pic's are of my sister wearing them. Forgot to switch off the flash, but they are quite bright in daylight.

Any comments, welcome.
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6  Mermaid Mitt and Withered Heath- Heather Mitt (large imgs) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: February 13, 2010 03:42:07 AM
I know most people suffer from 2nd sock syndrome, well I suffer from 2nd mitt syndrome.. so I found a cure, simply make one pattern that I like, try a new pattern straight after 1st mitt I've made and the by the time the 1st one of the 2nd new pair is completed, I'm ready to go back and make the 2nd one of the first pair... If you get my meaning....? Huh Cheesy

Hence today's post: Mermaid Mitt from pattern on Raverly Nereid, made with Pixie Green Splish Splash 100% Cotton, 4ply.

1st mitt started 03/02/10 - finished 06/02/10.

Palm Shot

This one is also from Raverly Regina pattern cable, I think its called so I renamed it Withered Heath Heather Mitts,

I used RYC Classic Siena Thunder cashmere soft, its lovely to knit with, creates and even fabric over the palm of the hand,

1st Mitt started 09/02/10 - finished 12/02/10
 I did modify the thumb, I used the thumb from Nereid, as I prefer it, I kept the extra plain rnds to lengthen it slowly, and I love the result. Both we made with 2.5mm DPNS. Comments welcome.
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7  Additions to socks in Crochet: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: January 27, 2010 06:07:41 AM
I originally made Nosferatu from the creepy crochet book, and my sister got all jealous, and asked me if I would make her a mini pair to stitch to the back of a pair of black socks, as she had seen a girl with silk bows attached to the backs.. now I like a challenge and as u can see managed to come up with a mini nosferatu (which my other sister called Nosferatini), although I was having issues with the ears.. now u cant have a vampire without ears its just wrong.. I mean look at him

he looks sad... annoyed.. but cant hear any of the comments..

So with alot of thought and a flash of lightening I came up with some ears.. the mini-iest(is that even a word.. I think so..) ears u ever did see... and so Sinister & Dexter were born.. mmwwwwhhhhhahhhhaahhhaaa (evil laugh)

Now my sister said 'which one is which?' 'AHHHH' I said 'that's easy Sinister is Left in Latin and Dexter is Right, plus Sinister looks grumpy and Dexter looks happy.. like his tummy's full!'
So wot would come next u say... well trying to keep with the whole evil theme, how about Shaun the sheep heads

Now ur probably wondering how that is evil.. but if ur a vegetarian and u got these.. wouldnt they make u sad?
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8  More Tea Vicar (img Heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: January 27, 2010 05:54:49 AM
I started with easy teapot cosy from a pattern on raverly with sirdar click chunky in the multi colour yarn,

side view

then did another one with mirage and leftovers of sirdar click green
Green Meany

Then I moved onto the Tea Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven and modified the pattern, to ac comadate my blob/bobble pattern, the inside looks like a waffle, these two are one pot cosy's
Stain Glass

Cream Tea

Lastly 4 cup pot, which actually was the First one I made

Hope u like them.. once I get stuck on an idea I really like to make a few for variations on that theme
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9  Nightmare Before Xmas Mini Hot Water Bottle Cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: December 16, 2009 04:58:11 AM
Finished this on Sunday (13 Dec), and just wanted to show it off, I'm very happy with the finished result. It took a couple of hours to do the charting, but worth it.

I bought a gift pack with hot chocolate, a mug and a mini hot water bottle, it had a pink cable jumper hot water bottle cover with it as part of it... and then I thought ooo I bet I could make one for my sister, little did I know that my mum had gone to the disney store and bought a night dress and slippers with Jack's head on them.. spooky or wot...lol...!!!!

My sister's gonna love it.. ok less of the gloating and now a pic... its a bit dark, but it adds to the spookiness....

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10  Re: Leafy Green in Knitting: Completed Projects by ThreadBear on: September 24, 2009 02:32:08 AM
These are gorgeous! About how long did these take you?

Thanx very much.... :)They took me 6 days, 3 days each as I mainly made them in the evening's after work.

claire313 Thanx for the advice I'm sure I'll be coming back just with a suitcase full of yarn any-who....lol Grin and really a shop with neon spandex....lol Shocked

I like neon, partial hat from Knitty.com = Tychus

Thanx also to the others that replied!!!
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