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ax174
« on: October 31, 2005 01:21:47 PM »

This brooch is fast to make and really low-tech.  Thought I'd post it here for anyone looking to make a quick gift for a knitter.  It looks especially cute attached to a hand-knit bag.

It's made from 2 toothpicks, 2 beads, and single-ply yarn, with a safety pin sewn to the back.  I glued the stitches on the needle so they wouldn't slip off.



EDIT: Forgot to add - it was hard for me to knit with the toothpicks because they weren't smooth, so instead I used the smallest needles I had, then slipped the stitches from the needles to the toothpick.  Much, much quicker that way!
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005 02:09:40 PM »

very cute. I made something similar once for the front of an invitation to a knitting group. It was kinda hard knit that small. I never thought to make a pin that way. Great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005 06:13:35 PM »

That's really cute, but I would have to make it for myself or my grandma. I only have muggle friends.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005 07:45:28 PM »

oh - my goodness I want it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005 10:16:20 PM »

cute! i want one... will have to burrow through stash tonite! *cackles happily, swigs white wine*
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005 03:10:30 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005 04:12:22 AM »

adorable... my sewing teacher knits.. and i think i might have to pink this to the wrapping paper of her christmas present! Cheesy
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marnewein
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2005 08:47:42 AM »

Such a cute idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2005 12:50:18 PM »

what a cool item to send to a knitter in a swap! cool idea!
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snowflake
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2005 05:20:53 PM »

This is an interesting idea!  I wanna make some!  Wonder if it works as an ornamnet on the christmas tree?
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