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Girl’s hat with two buttons

This is a girl’s hat for ages 1 to 2 years old with two small buttons. I adjusted this pattern by using a 5 mm hook instead of a 5.5 mm hook.

  

Hand knotting project

This has been an undertaking! My mom gave me her old double strand of beads with a vintage onyx clasp from the 60’s to clean up and repair. Unfortunately the beads were so old, the coating was coming off so I decided to get all new beads and learn how to knot them. After a few lessons in knotting from my friend Clay Burnette, I found that Griffin silk cord in size 8 was the best option. I knotted each strand, cleaned the clasp, and created a whole new necklace just in time for Valentine’s day.

Laying out the beads before knotting:

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Below is the original clasp with some original beads:

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Griffin silk cord, size 8 and starting the knotting:

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vintage clasp cleaned and ready:

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after knotting both strands, I used glue to make sure the findings would stay in place:

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Close up of clasp on finished necklace:

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And finally, the finished necklace!

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Shell stitch scarf

I’m finally getting around to posting his finished scarf. This is from one huge hank of bamboo wrapped wool yarn I got from the Fibre Studio Shop in Charlotte NC. I think it was 720 yds. I can’t find the label but remember it was five ply sport weight. The yarn was a little difficult to work with at first but I got use to it.

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Garnet and black scarf

Made this wonderful scarf from a vintage crochet stitch book an it turned out really nice. Must use this yarn again!

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Finished!

Finally finished my beautiful llama/merino/donegal scarf!

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Scarf Project for Me!

I got a wonderful gift recently! My common-law sister-in-law sent me 4 skeins of this beautiful black yarn and told me to make myself something, so I’ve started it! The yarn is wonderful to work with and is making a beautiful scarf. It’s called Mirasol Akapana and it is 65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino Wool, and 10% Donegal. I had to look up donegal and it appears to be a kind of tweed yarn. I also looked up the web site to find out more about the Mirasol project which supports Peruvian schools.

Here is a look at the knitting board I’m using for this scarf:

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Here is the scarf at its current stage which is from one skein. I’m using a rib stitch:

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and here is a closeup of the stitch:

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Garnet & Black Hat

I put this hat together in about 3-4 hours. Here is the brim finished on the adult size loom.

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Here is what the inside looks like while the knitting is in process.

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I used Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions Brushed yarn in cranberry and black doing two strands at a time.

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The finished hat turned out to be a really good size – even long enough to flip up the brim! The brim is 12 lines and the body is 31 lines.

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and here’s a close-up of the stitches

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Gamecock Scarf

Last week I finally made a lunch hour trip to In the Loop on Devine St. in Columbia. I found some beautiful burgundy colored kid mohair by Nashua Handknits. I decided I’d combine it with some black Yarn Bee Brushed Boucle and see what would happen.

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I used a Darice small round loom and started the knitting.

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The completed scarf came out very nicely! The mohair was only 98 yards worth so I’ve found that about 100 yards makes a nice long scarf.

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