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8/1/11 01:41 pm - jenni_one_note - Finished! Liza Minnelli cross-stitch

I finally had my first cross-stitch finish!! :D (Well, technically second, but I haven't done one of these since I was about 10 years old prior to now, so...I count this as the first. ;)) I am SO PROUD of how this turned out. I saw the pattern on Etsy and just HAD to buy it and make it. I started it on April 7th and just finished it a couple days ago. I still need to mat and frame it (I just need to figure out how! It turned out a weird size that's not an even inch or half inch, so...) but this is how it looks :) It was well worth all the effort!!
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1/30/07 06:13 pm - moropus - I'm a nerd about yarn

I have tons of it. I have boxes and boxes of it. i have a cedar chest full, and about half a closet besides.

I like to crochet, I like knitting looms, I have 2 knitting machines, one of which I actually understand how to use.

I want to know what people make out of rags strips besides rag rugs and baskets, because I have enough of them to reach to the moon and then I found out that my granny isn't allowed to have area rugs where she lives because of safety. She's the only one I know that even likes rag rugs and I already have a ton of area rugs. Anyone?

10/25/06 06:17 pm - skyplain - mitten crochet patterns

Hello all my sister is looking for a simple crochet pattern for mittens can anyone help me out?

3/11/06 06:42 pm - skyplain

hi... (before I seem too stupid ^^;; ) I never learned to read a pattern... so I was wondering if someone could love me enough to translate this to me...

Rnd 1: Chain 2, 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook (or use "loop around finger" technique for starting loop, then pull to close ring when hat is complete).
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in ea sc around  (11 sc)
Rnd 3: *(2 sc in ea sc), rep from * around (22 sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in ea sc around (22 sc)
Rnd 5: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (33 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc in ea sc around (33 sc)
Rnd 7: *(Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (44 sc)
Rnd 8: Sc in ea sc around (44 sc)
Rnd 9: *(Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (55 sc)
Rnd 10: Sc in ea sc around (55 sc)
Rnd 11: *(Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (66 sc)
Rnd 12: Sc in ea sc around (66 sc)

If hat seems big enough at this point, skip to Rnd 16. If not, keep increasing.
Rnd 13: *(Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (77 sc)
Rnd 14: Sc in ea sc around (77 sc)

If hat seems big enough at this point, skip to Rnd 16. If not, increase one more time:
Rnd 15: *(Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around (88 sc)

Rnd 16: Sc in ea sc around. 
Rep Rnd 16 until hat measures approx. 8" to 9" from beginning.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

I understand Chain and rnd ... no clue what the rest means... I always just made what was in my head... but one of my friends wants THIS hat... not the hat that is in my head.... but THIS hat *ugh*


3/2/06 07:19 pm - skyplain

Hello my Knitty Nutty friends... I have something very important to talk to you guys about.

Can you imagine going to bed cold... hungry... have underfunded schools... so under funded that they couldn't afford pencils...
the people at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota know this feeling...

Now how would you feel if you could help out just by knitting? Or if you feel that you have too much yarn buy donating it to Love Afghans for Pine Ridge Reservation You know how to make a square... don't you? I know I do... you could save someone's life.

2/24/06 11:47 pm - rant

I got a book today with cross stitch ferret patterns.

Pictures are sure to come!

2/3/06 12:17 am - rant

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1/25/06 02:41 pm - skyplain

I'm going to make some cat houses for my babies and for my sister's cat check it out http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=9004

1/25/06 01:13 pm - skyplain

As I was balling my new yarn today I started thinking... "does anyone else ball their yarn when they get it?" I do it to make room in my storage container (I have WAY too much yarn) but I also find it easier to use when it's balled. What do you guys think?


1/25/06 11:46 am - hedgemom - Yarny Goodness

Ok, don't have a pic (darn my new computer b/c it won't recognize my flashcard reader) but I ordered some yarn from Little Knits and they sent me a free skein of Cascade's Cloud 9, a 50/50 Merino wool/angora blend. (The sock yarn I ordered was unavailable so I told them to toss in whatever color they had. They thought I was too nice about it so I got free wool. I love Little Knits)

Anyway, I have one skein of pink and I think I'm going to make a neck warmer with it.

No affiliation, but if you need great customer service and great prices, Little Knits is a good choice. www.littleknits.com
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