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Connecticut! July 28, 2010

Filed under: 50 States,Completed Projects,Knitting — momentpunch @ 9:29 am
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The first 50 States Dish cloth has been received!!

I knew that the Connecticut dish cloth would end up being claimed by my friend Cassie. I don’t know anyone that has more CT pride than her. She’ll say otherwise, but the fact that she has lived in Bethel, New London, and Gale’s Ferry over her life proves me right.

Cassie requested green and I’m glad I was able to accomodate. I’m sure that this cloth is going to end up in her adorable 18 month old sons mouth more often than the kitchen counter.

 

I made some things… July 27, 2010

Filed under: Completed Projects,Knitting — momentpunch @ 3:19 pm
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It’s been way to nice out for me to actually spend time posting pictures and words in this blog. I knew that once summer rolled around I wouldn’t have much of an interest. Despite that, I’ve been knitting like a crazy person.

In addition to completing five dishcloths for my 50 States Project (and I still need a few more states…), I made stuff for two craft swaps.

1. Knitters vs. Crocheters Swap.

I received two Mario themed amiguri’s and a bag. All nice stuff. Here is what I made her:

Star Dishcloth:

Star Stitch Headband:

Loved making these and want to make some for myself.

Pooh Dishcloth (for her son)

Look hard. He’s in there.

Lace Wrist Warmers:

2. On Going Wish Swap…

She wanted a pair of Lace Fingerless Gloves. Here goes!

I know I knit far too many dishcloths. It’s very easy to find a pattern that someone likes and knit it into a square. This is a sickness!

Like I said before, I’ve mailed out 5 of my dishcloths. I will be posting the first recipient soon. Yay!  This is so exciting!

 

Birds! March 24, 2010

Filed under: Completed Projects,Knitting,Misc,Painting,stenciling — momentpunch @ 11:21 am
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I have three completed projects to share with you. Yes, THREE!

While galavanting down the clearance aisle at AC Moore, I found a pretty sweet bird stencil and used it for two projects:

1. Bird Canvas

This is the largest of the Christmas Tree Shop Canvas Booty that I acquired way back in ’07. I saw this stencil and thought it would be perfect.

So, using the paints from my “Eat” sign and a prepurchased canvas, I made this.

It needs to be touched up in some areas, but otherwise, perfect!

Cost:

Paints: Owned!

Canvas: Owned!

Brushes: Owned!

Stencil: $3.00

Total: $3.00

2. Coasters

I’d been dying to try this craftster tutorial for some time. It’s easy and I have always loved painting/decorating pottery. I made four of these coasters for a craftster swap I am in. Two are two shades of blue and two are two shades of green – but reversed. No two are alike…kinda.

Total:

Ceramic Tiles: $.16/each

Ceramic Markers: $4.38

Furniture Pads: $1.29

Total: $5.67

3. Pac Man Dishcloth! This is for the same craft swap. My partner is a video game nut so I thought her kitchen might like this. Very easy knit.

nom nom nom

Cost:

Yarn: Owned!

Total:$0

 

Power Through December 21, 2009

Filed under: Knitting,stenciling — momentpunch @ 7:08 pm
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This project has become less about getting rid of all my crafting supplies and more about finishing that Lace Ribbon Scarf. I continue to attack that thing…once a week. I know. It should be at least twice a week.

I’ve already picked out my next few projects. They’re all yarn related. That’s because what I have most of is yarn. Exciting stuff.

So, next TWO projects are for my next swap partner:

A Dog Facecloth

Mary Jane Slippers (which I will most likely at some point make for myself)

The next swap I am starting is a Bath and Beauty swap due in February. This will be a little something extra to throw in the package. She has two dogs and I don’t know a whole lot else about her.

Below you will find pics of stenciling in progress. It’s the best I have for now. I made this shirt for a craft swap and I heard that the recipients daughter really like it. So, here it is:

Ta-da! I cut that stencil out all by myself with an exacto knife. Still in love with freezer paper.

I also completed that cowl I was working on, but in my rush to make it to the post office, I forgot to take a picture. Hopefully the recipient will do that and I can share it with you all.

 

First Epic Fail October 15, 2009

Filed under: Knitting,Messages — momentpunch @ 6:25 pm
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Remember about less than 12 hours ago I said “Hey world, I have all this yarn for dishcloths, whatcha want?” Well, what I should’ve said was “Hey world, apparently I have a ball of lilac laying around” And as such we have reached our first snafu of the project.

Therefore, the rules have changed…slightly. I will be purchasing colors for the dishcloths of the three that have requested dishcloths: Maitland, Michelle, and Josh. It’s not really a biggie since this yarn costs about $1.25 per ball, but it defeats the purpose of the project. Nevertheless a promise is a promise. And I should warn that these dishcloths come out more like facecloths so don’t be disappointed by the tiny squares! I hope you’ll love them.

This shows me just how much I need to be prepared to take on such a project. I can almost guarantee you I will find this yarn floating around somewhere later on.

Look for a post tomorrow about more freebies. Legitimately. I swear.

THIS IS IT!?!?!

THIS IS IT!?!?!