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Old 01-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #321
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I must say this has been a really good experience talking to all of ya'll! It's my first time on the boards and ya'll are really all very friendly

All that being said...I must go to bed...My 1 year old will be getting up in a few short 5 or 7 hours and I need at least a little bit of sleep!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:15 AM   #322
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Another winner!

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:18 AM   #323
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Originally Posted by MrsKasiLou View Post
I must say this has been a really good experience talking to all of ya'll! It's my first time on the boards and ya'll are really all very friendly

All that being said...I must go to bed...My 1 year old will be getting up in a few short 5 or 7 hours and I need at least a little bit of sleep!
It was nice talking to you!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:22 AM   #324
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Here are two more winners, to get us caught up!

Congratulations to evknits
winner of
Pet Pleasers for Dog Lovers

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Congrats to olybear2
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:33 AM   #325
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So, now that your project is felted, you have a little felted shell, ready to fill up with something. Here is where the rice comes in...literally!

Just get a funnel, and pour in some rice. Make it full enough to feel like a beanbag, but not TOO full. It should feel kinda squishy.

Before you pour in the rice, you might want to add something else with it as well. Or you might want to use lentil beans instead. Some people even prefer to use dry pinto beans.

You might have already figured out what we are making here.

It's a hand warmer!!

When the project is complete, you can just toss it in your microwave for a few minutes to get it hot. Then, carry it in your pocket to keep your hands warm.

You can read more about handmade hand warmers right here:
How to Make a Rice Bag Hand Warmer

That article has some good advice about what to use inside your hand warmer:

For oil-scented rice, mix approximately one teaspoon of oil to a pound of rice in a jar and shake together until the rice is coated.

For herb-scented rice, mix one pound of rice with approximately three tablespoons of dried herbs (i.e. lavender, rosemary, etc.).


So, make your decision about what you want to put inside your hand warmer, before you seam it closed at the top.

To seam it closed, you will want to use very tight stitching, which will help to hold in the filling.

I hope you enjoy using your hand warmer, and remember the Knitting Help Forum whenever you use it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:53 AM   #326
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Well, it looks like I'm the only "talker" left in here.

And it's almost time to say "Happy New Year" to the West Coast!

So, I'll go ahead and give out the rest of the prizes.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:55 AM   #327
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Well, it looks like I'm the only "talker" left in here.

And it's almost time to say "Happy New Year" to the West Coast!

So, I'll go ahead and give out the rest of the prizes.
LOL I finally found a pattern and stash for something that is mind numbing instead of lace so I could read. Thank you so much for doing this tonight!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:56 AM   #328
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Guess what, lelvsdgs?

You just won
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Woo hoo!!!!!!! I was mostly lurking tonight... Thanks so much for this and for keeping me company on this New Year's Eve!!!!
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I think I dozed off. Sorry 'bout that.

Shandeh, you're certainly the hostess with the mostest! Thank you so much. It's been great. Have a wonderful new year!
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