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Mochi plus hat

This is a hat I made for a one-year-old using this pattern for 12-24 months in half double crochet. I used the entire skein of Mochi Plus Violets Rainbow yarn and turned out really great! Another gift finished 🙂

And here’s a photo of Jin in his new little birthday hat!

  

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Newborn hat in blue and green

Here’s a hat I made using a free newborn full length half double crochet pattern from http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com. It was very easy to create and I think will work great for a newborn!

  

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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Tiger eye scarf

I was in Washington DC over the weekend for the national book festival. I ventured out to find Stitch DC, which is a great little yarn and knitting shop, to work on a scarf project. While I’m sitting there I hear someone say my name so I look up and there is Janet! We figured out that we had not seen each other in 24 years. How crazy to just happen to run into one another!!! We had a great time catching up while she was taking a knitting class 🙂

This scarf’s name is inspired by Janet’s comment that it was the color of tiger eye. I used a great Italian tweed yard and used a half double crochet stitch through the back loop.

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