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2007 a year for Recycling

Three years ago I crocheted an afghan and this year I decided to frog the afghan. From that yarn I will make it a knit Afghan project. The yarn is Plymouth Yukon.

I have taken all the yarn out and even though knitting is supposed to take less yarn than crochet, I believe this project will take more yarn. I am making four panels and each panel takes aroound 8 hours to knit.

Here is the pile of yarn.

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Another Santa Hat 06

I am actually knitting a scarf on the round and I finished the Santa Hat that is in the picture. Have a Happy Holidat Season everyone, No matter what you celebrate!

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A hat that Traveled to London

Actually this is the link to the flickr slideshow, it will be up for a while. I wanted to share with you guys as well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftyandy/sets/72157594396298097/show/

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Xmas 2006 Hat Finished

This is the famous hat after so many redoing it is done.
There are two views. The attachment is different. I added the pompom later.
LOL!

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A teddy Bear Is Born

Well in the meantime while making my hats in the round, I have finished a Teddy Bear in Crochet. I hope you like him, his name is Bernie. Right now I am working on a Koala Teddy Bear for those Mates that Like it Regional down under.

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The hat that was and is no more!

So I don't know if people use the term frog to express the fact that they have undone an item. Well this hat is frogged and has been recasted on bigger gauge and more stitches, poor me , my head is very big LOL. I may have more pictures by Monday. I will actually know if it is the correct gauge for my size in the next two or three hours. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hats for Christmas 2006

I am getting ahead in my double pointed needles, and I am half way done with another hat in reds and greens in a circular needles. The pattern is very funky and the material is very nice. 100% merino wool Aurora 8 from Karabella.

I also got some new yarn for socks today from Smiley yarns, lots of great colors and nice textures with different kinds of wool blends. I am attemping to do some knited socks later on, here is a picture of my crochet socks.

I am very excited because I think I got back my kniting groove again. Woohoo! I am working on many projects, but it keeps my neuropathy away of I take turns between crocheting and kniting.

Will keep you posted.

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Double pointed are working for now

Well after moving around so much, I will defintiely see where this goes with the double pointed needles. Here is a picture of the progress so far.

I finished my Teddy Bear and will be ready to make another Christmas Hat.

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Change to dbl pointed needles!

I decided to change to double pointed needles and will try to do something next week as I am crocheting a Teddy Bear for an exchange and that has priority.

WEll I will keep youinformed as I attack the project, I may eventually breakdown and do the hat flat like the pattern calls for if I don't like it. ANyway, thanks for stopping by.

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Kniting my Santa's hat continues

The pattern calls for straight needles, but I want it to be made on circular needles. I finished the hat and did not like the way it looked at all, so I frogged the hat to about 4 inches and I am redoing the hat in a different way.

I have changed my perspective on the needles and have a very long cable for the needles and I will see how this turns out. I will dedicate some time to it today as I have a Teddy bear to Crochet during the weekend for a Teddy Bear Exchange.

I ordered a men who knit CD, hopefully I will see how to knit properly. LOL I taught myself and I know that the problems that I have encountered are due to not having the knowledge, but I don't shy away fro it, I will continue.

We shall see you later.

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