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Star Spangled Beanie

Earlier this year, my sister-in-law sent me a picture of a store-bought hat that she liked but wanted to tweak.  She asked if I could make it for her for Christmas, and I said yes, of course.  I put off knitting the hat as long as I could, and I finally cast on on December 9th.  I like to cut things close, it seems.

This project required a TON of knitting.  Like, way more than I anticipated.  The stitches are teeny tiny.  I grumbled through the whole process, but the results are amazing and well worth the effort.

Star Spangled Beanie

Star Spangled Beanie

I’m not a fan of flag inspired clothing, but this hat is pretty cool.  I used Cascade 220 Fingering and 2.5mm and 3.25mm needles. The beanie features a turned hem which covers all of my hideous floats from the colorwork stars.  I love turned hems.  I’m going to find a way to use that technique more often.  Instead of coming up with my own chart for the stars, I just swiped this one.  I’m really, really lazy.

Colorwork Stars

Colorwork Stars

006My gauge on the 3.25mm needles measured 16 sts x 21 rows = 2 inches.  Ouch!  I hope my sister-in-law loves it.  I’m going to force her to wear it regardless! 🙂

Raveled here.

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Miss Kirsi – Complete!

The final Christmas piece has been finished!  I can’t believe I knitted two sweaters, two fingering weight dresses, and a vest in time for Christmas!  I already bought the girls’ Easter outfits.  I’m not outfitting three kids again for a very, very long time.

005Kirsi’s Miss Daisy is blocked, buttoned, and ready for action!  Everything is the same as Eva’s aside from the size.  This one is the two year old size.  I hope to get pictures of all of the kids modeling their Christmas outfits as soon as I pick up a pair of pants for Ronan and some blouses for the girls.

Extra details can be found here.


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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

This is a project I finished months ago, but I never got around to blogging about it because I felt so crappy.  (Yes, I took on a project during the worst of my morning sickness.  I’m hardcore like that.)  The blanket is for a friend of the family.  It should have taken a month or less to finish, but due to my “condition,” it took me three and a half months.

(I was really hasty when taking pictures since I’m in a rush to deliver the blanket.  I have no idea why I waited until the last minute to photograph it.)

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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I just LOVE the pretty ribbon!

 

I crocheted this blanket with a J hook and 6 skeins of Knit Picks Simply Cotton in “Marshmallow.”  After washing and drying (both by machine), the blanket measured 29″ x 26.5″.  I really like how it turned out, and if crochet didn’t give me carpal tunnel, I’d be tempted to make another.  I especially love the ribbon detail.  I’m a sucker for frills.  🙂


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Amigurumi Bunny – Complete!

I haven’t mentioned this project before, mostly because I was dreading it.  I am terrible at crochet amigurumi.  A friend of the family asked me to make this little bunny, so I agreed since I *do* need some practice.  You’d think I’d do a better job the second time around.  (I made this same bunny last year for Eva.)  Not so in this case.  :/

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The pattern is very well written, and there’s nothing inherently difficult about the construction.  I just suck majorly at seaming.  I can never get things even, and my finished product ends up looking homemade instead of handmade.  And don’t even get me started on my embroidery skills!

Anyway, if you’d like more details, they are on my Ravelry page!