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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Camelot Hat - 2.5hr Knitted Hat Pattern

Really easy and cute hat! Great for those who don't like to mess up their 'do with a tight beanie cap. I used similar size worsted weight yarn. Pattern does turn out slightly smaller than what it appears in the photo. I even used size 10.5 needles instead of 10. Maybe add 4-8 most stitches when casting on. Also go more 9 inches in the length before getting to the crown shaping. I went 7 inches, but still doesn't look as long as the one in the picture. Pattern is located on Lionbrand's site here.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Pedicure Socks Knit Pattern

Great gift for your sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, or whoever you know that gets pedicures all year round. These are basically toeless socks. Great for those who don't like to graft the toe part of a sock. It's a free Patons pattern you can find here.

I used slightly thicker weight yarn with a size larger needles and followed the smallest size in the pattern to make socks that would fit my mother's 9.5 shoe size. A great gift for yoga enthusiasts.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wine Bottle Cozy Made Under One Hour

Looking for a quick and easy project to give this year? These wine cozies took less than an hour each to construct. Pretty easy knitting pattern:

-- Double up your yarn when knitting and use size 10 needles --i>
1. CO 26sts
2. Knit up to height of wine bottle (11-12in) while changing colors every sixth row
3. Cozy bottom is a simple crochet circle
4. Use ribbon, an i-cord, or extra yarn for your tie
5. Add an embellishment with the tie like a candy-cane, candies, pompoms, or bells!

Pretty simple. Not as cute as the Santa cozy, but it's quick and easy for when you're in a time crunch.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Purple Easy Crocheted Shrug

This shrug is made a lot like the Easy Lace Shrug in that it is just three rectangles. One rectangle with two rectangle sleeves. You just sew up the seems of each arm to the arm pits. Pretty simple stitch, too! Dc, ch2, and repeat. Gotta love brainless patterns!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Easy Lace Shrug

This project seemed quick and easy at the time I read and saw it. However, easy it was, but it took me a while. It's a lot of stitches to hold on a needle too. Turned out pretty nice though! Check out the pattern on Lionbrand's site.

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Penis Cozy

So, I had to make the male version of the boob cozy. Seems fair, right? Pretty fun project to do. Gives every one a good laugh. Doesn't take long either. Should take you a little over an hour to complete.

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Easy Chirstmas Wine Cozy(s)

Wine is an easy gift to pick up for any one. It can be even more meaningful by adding your own flare to it. Adding a wine cozy is a quick and simple task. Could take an hour or a little more. You can dress a wine bottle up with a cozy that matches any holiday or occasion. Red, white, or blue stripes for the Fourth of July, red with a heart shape for Valentine's Day, or whatever fits the occasion. You can even make an i-chord with pom-poms on either end as a tie for the top. Here are two Christmas wine cozies.

Want to see a simple Christmas wine cozy you could knit in an hour or two?

Visit this post. This simple striped pattern could be change up to sparklier yarn, or furry yarn to add some more character to it.

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