Sunday, November 21, 2010

I miss knitting

I've been so busy working on other things this weekend, and a lot throughout the week that I haven't had the time to work on my brother in law's celtic hat.  I've been having some issues with it, but hopefully I'm past all of that and it'll be smooth sailing.  This is my first double knit project.  Even with the difficulties I've had with the chart - I didn't cast on enough stitches apparently - I really like how it feels and the way it looks.  I plan on doing a lot of it in the future.  I was reminded today that I only have 34 days left before Christmas.  That leaves me 34 days to finish this hat, my brother's crochet hat, my sister in law's felted mohawk hat, and my mom's snowman cabled mittens.  Not to mention if I have time, a cabled hat for my sister.   I love Christmas knitting for others, but I always have so many projects I want to make for myself.  I'm a bit selfish when it comes to crafting I think.

I did manage to make some things before the midnight release of Harry Potter.  Along with my sweet sweater, I made some golden snitch earrings and a Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Bag.  I  plan on making a similar bag for M&M's. :)

My Bertie Bott's Bag was knit in the round, and I made a bottom piece in the round, and stitched it together (like it became a thick circle) Then I picked up so many stitches and knitted up about 9 inches and created 6 button holes, then stitched another 4 rows and binded off.  Then I embroidered the Bertie Bott's and added the liner and my tag that reads, "Handmade with love by Robin" :)  THEN I added jelly beans and ate them like crazy during a scary intense scene with a snake during HP7. :)

I made TWO mad eye moody eyes.  One is much larger.  The larger one was the first one I made, which i why I made a second not so humungus one. :)  Everyone at the theater liked them.  I heard them whispering, "OMG she knitted that!"

Don't think anyone noticed my golden snitch earrings but I love them.  They took no time at all to make. :)

This is my phallic looking lightsaber chap stick coozie/holder.   The lightsaber part glows - it's suppose to be blue but the picture turned out brighter.  Now I will always have my chapstick on hand.  This is excellent with winter coming. :)

It's time to retire and work on the Celtic hat some more.  Much love to you all!

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