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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A journey back to jewelry- gorgeous earrings! on: December 07, 2007 10:08:34 PM
Greetings everyone.

I've just recently gotten back into jewelry making after finally having my ears pierced (I'm 19...guess I just never got around to it). These are my first earrings, which were easy to make since its just kind of like making necklaces and bracelets, just a little different.

Here they are:

Thanks for looking and I'm sure you'll be seeing more of me. Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lorna's Laces Mountain Hat on: August 18, 2007 12:11:44 PM
This is a hat I just finished while stranded in my dorm room (its been over 100 degrees for about a week). Its made from Lorna's Laces Shephard Worsted in Mountain Creek I think. I got it as a graduation present (apparently taking your sister into the yarn store and pointing out yarns helps  Wink ). Anyway, I used a pattern fromhttp://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/easy_rollbrim_k_1.php as a base. This is only my second hat (not counting ones I made on a loom), so I kept it simple. I did it on US 7 16" circulars and it was really fast to do.

The only drawback is now I have to wait until the temperature comes down to wear it...

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Soleil on: May 27, 2007 10:14:44 PM
This is my first knit garment and it actually fits perfectly! I have a lot of issues with my clothes fitting because of my height (I'm 5'11"). I really enjoyed knitting this and also learned how to alter the pattern to fit my needs. I would recommend this as a good first garment pattern!

I used the recommended Elann Sonata on size 6 US Addi Turbos.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lengthening Knitty's Soliel on: March 23, 2007 12:59:40 PM
Okay, so this is my first garment. I'm done with the lace at the bottom, and I am looking at the pattern and wondering how to make this longer. I've decided to lengthen it to about 15.5 inches, adding 2.5 inches to the body (I'm about six feet tall with a very long torso if you're wondering why Wink. I was thinking I could do it after the waist shaping because I've heard other people doing it, but I'm worried that the waist shaping will hit me in the wrong place.

Any help from those more experienced that I am is greatly appreaciated!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Valentine's Day Yarn and Bonus Panta on: February 13, 2007 05:04:22 PM
This is the first yarn that I've handpainted and I am hooked! I just did a little of it, but I really want to do more to use in projects.

Just for fun, here is my panta that it sort of Valentine's Day colors. Panta + snow = warm.

More information on my blog (http://yarntastic.blogspot.com/)

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pink Lace Socks on: January 20, 2007 01:06:25 PM
I am so loving sock knitting. These were knit for my stepmom's birthday. They took me a little long because my wrist needed a rest after Christmas knitting.

More info on my blog because I really don't want to have to retype all the rest of the information. http://yarntastic.blogspot.com

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Modified Diamond Pink Fingerless Gloves-with pattern! on: June 21, 2006 10:32:34 AM
This is my newest creation (well- the newest one I've gotten around to posting). They are bright pink fingerless gloves made from some merino I bought in Italy on vacation. I've been too nervous to use it before now, seeing as I'm used to cheap acrylic yarn, but I decided to go ahead since they're for a friend. I feel a little silly giving them to her now (her birthday is in July), but I figure she can use them later when its not 95 degrees and 100% humidity.
Anyway, I made the pattern up and if anyone wants it, let me know. They were pretty simple to make, as the only semi-difficult part was figuring out how to make the increases.

Thanks for looking!
[edit] So in an attempt (which I think worked quite well) to make these more interesting, I decided to use duplicate stitch to create a diamond pattern with small amounts of the same yarn in different colors. Here is the finished project I gave my friend.

Here's my attempt at a pattern. I've never written a pattern for another person before, so let me know if its missing something. Also I made this to fit my wrists (6 1/4 in. diameter) and my hands (7 1/2 in. diameter), so you may want to measure and resize if necessary. My hands are also very long, so you could shorten the stockinette if you need to.
Fingerless Gloves

Size 5 US needles
Gauge: 5 sts= 1in

CO 36 sts.
Row 1: K2, P1 to end of row.
Row 2: P2, K1 to end of row.
Row 3-7: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 8: M1, K36, M1
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: M1, K38, M1
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: M1, K40, M1
Row 13: Purl
Row 14: M1, K42, M1 (there should be 44 sts)
Row 15-22: Stockinette stitch
Row 23-30 (or desired length): K1, P1 rib.
BO loosely.
Seam up the sides, leaving about a 2 inch hole for the thumb.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Pellegrino Caps on: February 04, 2006 05:40:56 PM
My family drinks Pellegrino (an Italian carbonated water) like, well... water. The bottles come with these cool caps that feel wasteful to throw away. Anyway, being my usual crafty self, I saved them because they're so cool. I now have a ton and also have no clue what to do with them. Here's a picture because they're not really like regular bottle caps.

That last picture is next to a quarter, and I'm not really sure why its only half showing up...but you get the point.
Ideas I have:
Covering a lamp in them. It would have to be a square one, which wouldn't be hard, but I don't know of a non-flammable glue that would work and not look messy.
My sister (probably jokingly) said I should make them into a dress and wear it to prom. If I could, I probably would...
A curtain like the beaded ones would look kinda cool, but I think I'd get annoyed with it. Plus its not really my style.

Any other ideas?

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Black and white intarsia purse on: January 19, 2006 07:19:00 PM
This is the product of a) my friend wanting a purse, b) me going to watch a ton of movies with nothing to do, and c) I wanted to learn intarsia, so voila. I made up the pattern myself, as usual.
Anyway, here's the product. She was very happy with it.

So, in conclusion, a+b+c=purse.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / byzantine chainmaille necklace on: December 23, 2005 09:39:49 PM
Here's a chainmaille necklace I made. This was probably my second chainmalle project. It was done in byzantine weave (the first time I figured it out- yay!).

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