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Little Lion

Here is a picture of a Lion that I made as a present for one of the doctors that I work with. The pattern for him came from a book called Amigurumi World.

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Amigurumi

Has anyone else gotten into making Amigurumi (little crocheted/knitted toys)?

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Skull Cap!

After the long, though not unpleasant, process of making the sweater, I decided I wanted to make something quick and easy, that I could do in one or two sittings.

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The sweater is done...

Just wanted to share with everyone that the sweater I've been working on for my partner Ron is done.

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Son of Stitch N Bitch Part 2

The area of the Speed Racer pattern that I was having trouble with is in doing the second sleeve.

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Son of Stitch 'N Bitch

Has anyone else used any of the patterns from this book?

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Hello everyone!

I took an extended break from blogging over a year ago, but have recently made a glad return. It's been really nice to reconnect with some old friends and I hope to make new ones as well!

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Socks are done...and a question

The socks I've been slowly working on are finally done!  They are 100% alpaca and very cozy.  I'm pretty happy with them, they look nice and fit well.  The only thing I've noticed is that the second one is just slightly bigger than the first.  I think my guage was a little looser on the second.  Does anyone know if there is a way to safely shrink the left sock to match the right one?  Again, it's pretty minor, but if it's anyone has any tips, I might try to rememdy it.  Thanks everyone and take care!  -Ken

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Sock Wars

Will any of you be participating in the Sock Wars over at Yarn Monkey's site?  It looks pretty fun.  A sock knitting game of speed, intrigue and, uh, 'death.'  I think I may do it.  I'm not the fastest knitter, but in the end everyone ends up with a pair of socks anyway.  Check it out and see what you think!

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Clog #1

Well, it took me a while to get it finished, but here is clog number one.  I've included a before and after shot, both with the remote control (which just happened to be handy!) for perspective.  I really liked making this and can't wait to start the other.  Especially after the magic of the felting project.  This one took about 14 minutes of agitation to get to this point.  I decided to follow the instructions for a different felting project...the main differences being that I didn't put the clog in a zippered bag or anything, and I threw a pair of jeans in with it to

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