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21  Re: Crafted Notecards Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Trekky on: June 03, 2013 04:43:48 AM
Hello, I received my cards from FairyHazeDesigns.  I asked for some geometric prints, and she delivered!  They are fantastic - thank you very much!

A button!  I love buttons!

My fave one:
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22  Crochet Watering Can Yarnbomb! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Trekky on: May 14, 2013 10:36:53 AM
For a yarnbomb in the local botanic gardens I made a watering can!  I improvised the pattern, and if I was to do it again, I'd do it quite differently, but nevermind...

I used acrylic double knit yarn holding two strands together, in double crochet and triple crochet (UK terminology).  I originally had teardrops on the end of the 'water' strands, but they kept tangling, so I cut them off to leave just strands.

C&C welcome  Smiley
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23  Hey Don't Falter - Mint Royale / Mont-Royal Hat. in Knitting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: April 22, 2013 01:44:04 PM
My yarn destash of 2013 continues.  My nan gave me some 4ply yarn that is 100% wool, and features a very pretty ram on the label.  This yarn is probably older than I am  Cheesy.

I decided to make a mont-royal hat, but whenever I read that pattern name I think of the band Mint Royale.  This pattern is very well written, and I am really happy with the hat.  It is super cosy!

Excuse the giggling in the photos  Cheesy
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24  Stash busting ten stitch blanket... in Knitting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: April 10, 2013 08:52:45 AM
So my NY resolution was to stash bust.  I had been given lots of double knit yarn and wanted to use as much as possible.  I picked the ten stitch blanket by Frankie Brown and got to work.  Three months later I was finished, and I added an icord edging using this tutorial.

It is very bright and cosy!  The finished blanket fits a double bed.  I would recommend this pattern, you only ever have 10 stitches on the needles, so it is easy to pick up and do a few rows.  There are ridges on the joins one side, and it is flat on the other. 

The corners are a little complicated at first, but you soon get used to them, plus the bigger the blanket the more infrequent the corners!  Now, to stash bust the other sizes of yarn! Grin

C&C welcome  Smiley
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25  Easter egg cozies: hats, bunnies and a guinea pig. in Easter by Trekky on: February 19, 2013 03:34:58 AM
I have been busy knitting cozies for eggs.  Firstly hats from Eggheads by Emily Ivey.  These are cute little pompom hats.

I also made a rabbit egg cozy by Linda Dawkins.  This fits Jeremy the guinea pig perfectly, here he is auditioning for the role of the Easter bunny.  

And I also made some fuzzy rabbit egg covers from Drops these are knitted using two strands, and I then added felt eyes & a nose.  

These are all quick projects to knit, and are great stash busters!  Are you crafting for Easter?
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26  Re: Where is the bear? Teddy bear illusion knit blanket, hat & booties in Knitting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: February 06, 2013 08:59:49 AM
Thank you all!  Smiley

If anyone is thinking about trying illusion knitting then I would suggest this tutorial from Woolly thoughts, it is a simple square to get your head around the charts...  This was mine in rather bright colours!

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27  Where is the bear? Teddy bear illusion knit blanket, hat & booties in Knitting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: February 06, 2013 06:24:52 AM
I have just got round to trying illusion/shadow knitting.  I had thought it would be really complex, but actually it is just knit & purl, with stitch markers (plenty of stitch markers!).  A well written pattern helps too!

For a friends baby I made this teddy bear blanket by Woolly Thoughts.

It is using sirdar snuggly yarn, which is soft, but most importantly, machine washable!  The bear is most visible from the baby's eye view. 

bear from above:

bear from an angle:

I had some yarn left, so knitted up a simple baby hat (with added crochet ears).

And some seamless baby booties.

I can't wait to try some other illusion knits.  C&C welcome Smiley
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28  Re: WIP Wednesday 2013 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Trekky on: January 30, 2013 03:05:03 AM
alwaysinmyroom - those cowls are both very pretty!  The mock cable one looks so warm and cosy!  I like the idea of actually using the magazine / book for the project you want, and then giving the magazine away.  If only there were more knitting hours in the day!  Cheesy

My WIP this week... can you guess...

The ten-stitch blanket.  It is currently about 110cm wide, and I still have lots of yarn to use!  It is good winter knitting as it keeps you lovely and warm whilst you are working on it! 

Also, I have some egg hats on the go (as the ten-stitch is to now too big to take to my knitting group!).  These are very quick to do, the pattern is EggHeads by Emily Ivey.

What are you working on this week?
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29  Re: WIP Wednesday 2013 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Trekky on: January 09, 2013 12:25:52 PM
And for this Wednesday my WIP is... the same as last week!  My 10 stitch blanket is coming along, and helping to keep my lap warm in the process  Cheesy

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30  Re: WIP Wednesday - June 27 thru Aug 15 in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Trekky on: January 02, 2013 05:53:27 AM
Hello 2013!  My WIP Wednesday is as part of my crafty NY resolutions... to de-stash!

It is the ten-stitch blanket by Frankie Brown, my aim is to use as much of the acrylic DK yarn that I have.  Hopefully it won't take me all year!  Cheesy
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