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Acadian Driftwood
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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2009 02:39:15 PM »

I've been working on things, but they're all fairly big projects so this quick one is the first one I've finished: headbands, a la mushter.

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I'm glad I'm in this craftalong, I think it will inspire me to be more productive.

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« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2009 12:30:35 AM »

Alrighty, I only made it to 37 last year before September but my trade is comics and I know I made enough of those. Would people mind if I posted links to the future comics I make? That way I don't get pic heavy? I also have many plans for crafts of a knitting and sewing nature but damn if I don't work my butt off on these comics!

1. Zombie Costume and Choreography
On Sunday, I was in the National Karaoke League's Texas Showdown and needed to make a quick costume for our group song where we were zombies! Yea for recycling this sad sack of a dress into something fun!

I also dressed Tom the plummer and Lucy the skater:

Future plans include:

1-Knit socks, wearable ones
2-Make car seats for my poor Honda in these -10 degree weather
3-Make some hand-bound journals
4-Create some more drop spine books
5-Knit something (armwarmers) FOR ME, I always give things away
6-Knit my boyfriend a scarf (the guy with no pants on, above)
7-Make a Halloween costume
8-Make costumes for each comic book movie I see
9-Make T-shirts for my website
10-Illustrate children's book
11-Make a pen case for my roomie
12-Paint my mom's studio

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« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2009 03:35:50 PM »

Yay, projects 2 & 3 are done!

First, the amazing David Bowie my little pony!


Next, a pair of driving mittens, which aren't as nice as I wanted them to be, but they didn't take all that long, so meh.

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« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2009 04:01:12 PM »

I've finished the first of my projects - which was a shrug I made for my sister's birthday. I'd sent her a bunch of patterns, and she chose the Nob Hill pattern from Knitty, but didn't want "it to look so chunky! I don't like chunky!"


I used yarn and needles far below the recommended sizes, and came up with a swatch that was nowhere close to gauge. A lot of math and a rewritten pattern later, and I was on my way.

Here's the finished shrug. The lighting was shocking - I had to use the inbuilt computer camera inside at night... and my room does always look that messy.

I'm far more busty than my dear sister, so it's a little stretched over me, but I got my sister to try it on, and it fit her nicely.

As an added bonus, I saw she was carrying the jordy bag I made her last year. I asked her about it, and she said "It's my lunchbox! I need you to make me another one that's bigger and another one that's smaller!" In some ways, I feel flattered Wink
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« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2009 06:45:53 PM »

Maybe I'm overly influenced by seeing all the activity people here have already generated, but I'm in. I did the arithmetic and (rounding up a bit) it's only 4.25 projects per month. I think I can handle that.

I've done some already.  Re the first project on the list, I started the bottom band around Christmas, but I'm counting it as a 2009 project because the majority of the knitting (including the time-consuming part that involved learning new technique) and all of the finishing work was done in January.

 1. Penguin hat.
 2. RHSoft fingerless gloves with thumb gusset.
 3. Camo fingerless gloves with peasant-type thumb. {90% done}
 4. Green Caron SS Shadows beret. {95% done}
 5. Recycled yarn fingerless gloves for my father. {maybe 15% done}

Other things I'd like to do in the upcoming months:

* Knit recycled yarn fingerless gloves for me, maybe in seed stitch.
* Knit at least one more beret.
* Knit a sweater--probably Tomato.
* Knit a shawl.
* Knit something in houndstooth check, probably fingerless gloves.
* Knit (or maybe sew) a tea cosy.
* Knit a Jayne hat.

* Make a few extra fancy, beg. of round stitch markers.

* Crochet purple starghan for sister.
* Crochet a few uber-simple bookmarks to stick in gift books.

* Sew tee-shirt panties for self (at least 3-5 pair).
* Sew two more unisex robes for husband and self.

* Stencil/paint a cool HP tee-shirt for the Harry Potter movie this summer.

* Sew robes for 18" doll.
* Knit a beret for 18" doll.

Anyway, that's what I'm thinking about now. My main focus is de-stashing, but I also want to learn some new things and to get better about finishing things in a timely manner. I think joining this CAL may help me be more productive.


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« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2009 08:32:20 PM »

I'm in..It'll be a good motivation for me to get off my bum and do sum...I'll make a list tomorrow!! I know what the first one for sure is though

1.. Monarch wings for Aspen's concert (My 7 year old daughter) (She get's to be the best butterfly, speaking part and all..The WIngs HAVE to be Gorgeous!!) Kiss
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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2009 02:42:09 AM »

Holy smokes.  This sounds exactly like the kind of over-ambitious thing I'd try.  So I'm in!  (And it goes along perfectly with my "Do One New Thing Each Month" resolution.)

First up, (and maybe this is cheating, I don't know) is to finish a cabled bag that I started AGES ago and have completely ignored around since.  I ran into an issue with the pattern - namely that it asked me to use way more yarn that I deemed necessary - and so while deciding how to solve this problem I basically abandoned it.  Well, it's coming back, darn it, and I'm finishing it!

Next will be socks for myself, my uncle, and my aunt, as I got the Two-at-a-Time Socks book for Christmas.  So far, it's a little complicated, but I think I'll get the hang of it.

I've got a list of jewelry I want to make, to use up some bead stash from my bead-store-employee days.

I also want to get on this embroidery train.

AND, after seeing someone's post on here of a crocheted fedora, I know I've got to pick up a hook again.

Plus sewing.

And I want to experiment with resin.

Oh, and shrinky dink and card-making and quilting and bead weaving and the thousand ideas I got while reading the book Coraline...

it appears this will be a snap. 

(oooh, snaps...)  :0)

« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2009 06:20:26 AM »

Woo-hoo! 6 done! I knew this would be a good idea. I almost gave up on the stocking band (i'm very new to crocheting) but decided to finish so i could get onto completing more projects! Grin

1.   Thanksgiving apron for mom (1/2 done)
2.   Thanksgiving apron for cousin (1/2 done)
3.   Christmas apron for mom
4.   Christmas apron for me
5.   Poppet
6.   Poppet clothes
7.   Bell sleeve dress
8.   Crochet band for Christmas stocking
9.   Christmas stocking

10.   Yule gifts 08 (Goddess Dolls 2/7 done)
11.   Yule gifts 09
12.   Dr Who swap (multiple items, not sure how many yet)
13.   WWP swap (multiple items, not sure how many yet)
14.   Help me lose weight swap (multiple items, not sure how many)
15.   Bookmark swap-cclewis05 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286196.msg3259142#msg3259142
16.   Bookmark swap-michowl
17.   Bookmark swap-donniesgirl
18.   Bookmark swap-ellenmarie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286196.msg3258960#msg3258960
19.   Scrapbook update (Sept-Dec)
20.   Celtic x-stitch- winter
21.   Celtic x-stitch- spring
22.   Celtic x-stitch- summer
23.   Celtic x-stitch- autumn
24.   Pentagram Latch Hook (1/2 done)
25.   Crochet Square a month- January

I don't have any pics yet, but once my swap partners post pics i'll post the links here Smiley I still have to take pics of the stocking

Blessings, Tina
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« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2009 05:22:39 PM »

I've been busy Here are the latest things I've finished:

8)9 angel ornaments for the my sprouts daycare providers

9)recon: I made a black velvet skirt shorter

10)5 poly clay stitch markers (middle) from paper clips

11)loom knitting tool poly clay (right) from a paper clip. Destroyed the one that came with the kit. I was having real issues with the yarn getting too tight.

12)paper clip crochet hook (top), cause occasionally I need one for my knitting

13)purple ruffle skirt from shirt recon: I took a regualt button down shirt and reconned it to make a skirt. Took some curtains I had made but never hung up and added a waist band and ruffles.

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« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2009 08:13:39 AM »

So I hadn't even thought to count these until this morning, when I realized they were done and I could move on to other crafts!

My Americorps team is hosting a Home Energy Efficiency Fair today for Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service.  At the fair, we'll be giving away CFLs and draft busters - those little stuffed tubes that you put against your door cracks to keep the cold air out.

Well being the only person with a sewing machine, I was in charge of the busters.  I made 36 in all.  Basically sewed up scraps of fabric, stuffed with polyfill (a lot of polyfill) and then hand sewed the tops (long story about why my sewing machine was not an option for the tops).

Here's the whole lot of them:

And the three fabric options, with my smartwool-socked foot for scale.

And, my poster on why CFLs are so awesome!

So that's #1 and #2 done!  Woot!

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