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Old 01-02-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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FOs: RPG gamer's dice bag, and my first original hat design
These projects represent some of the items I've made in 2005. In truth, they're the only ones I kept. The rest of my time was spent crocheting items for my wedding.

Amazingly, I didn't knit this bag for my husband. I knit this one for me, because well, I'm as much of a geek as he is. I have a large collection of dice (I'm a fan of Chessex), and needed a sizeable reticule to carry them around in.

The yarn tag is long gone, but I recall it was a random purchase at Woollcott & Co. in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. It was one of those hand dyed confections that once you touch it you *have* to have it. I think it was from Peru?

The colors were reminiscent of sunsets against the contrasting white pine forests of Maine where I grew up. Delicious golds, russets, and violets. I probably did the yarn a disservice by knitting it up in this simple project, but in my defense I didn't have but the one skein, I already had a mittens/hat set, and the training wheels are still on my needles.


This next pair is a felted ribbed scarf in Brown Sheep worsted (it's hunter green), and a hat of my own design. The hat's ribbing and I-cord are knit, the rest is crocheted in an hdc stitch. This is the result of me chickening out with the circular needle when it came to shaping the crown. And yes, I realize that the pom is unbelievably lame. Unfortunately I secured it really, really well. The hat yarn is Bartlettyarn 2-ply. The colors are from either their Glen Tweed or Fisherman's lines (not the Fisherman's Bulky).


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Old 01-02-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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REALLY cute!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Great job!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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Nice! I really like that hat!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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Thanks! I've had a couple of friends suggest I submit the design to a zine, but as it's a hybrid I'm not sure if Knitty or Crochetme would take it. :(
What I might do is just put the directions up on my own website and see who salutes it.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:18 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:32 PM   #7
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I was wondering if you had a pattern or you could give me a clue how to make a dice bag. I am excited to read this post today because my hubby ( big gamer geek....LOL ) just asked me last night to make him a few new dice bags. He was watching me knit my first felted bag and he asked for a dice bag.

Thanks Becky :D
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #8
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I just love that multi colored yarn.

Did you start the hat at the crown, or at the bottom? That sure looks like a tempting project.
I never could make a decient pom pom, so I make tassles instead.
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Love that yarn, Wynnie... and your description makes it even more delicious...

If you don't want to submit to Knitty, why not find a crochet emag?? I'm sure that there are plenty out there... and why on earth did you make icord when you could have just chained it???
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*knittingpatterncentral.com* has a hybrid pattern page! If you write it up and post it on the free patterns forum here, maybe you can email the lady who runs it (I believe she's a member here as well) and maybe she'll link to it!!
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