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Old 05-28-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Birthday gifts galore!
I've been a busy little knitting bee the last couple weeks trying to finish some birthday gifts and I'm finally done with a few things!! :happydancing:

First is my booga/tote bag I made:

pre-felting

post felting

Next is the first present for my sister's birthday, she loved the Dream Swatch pattern and wears headbands and whatnot all the time, so I think she'll mostly wear this as a hair wrap sort of thing:

Dream Swatch

try and ignore the obvious spots where I incorrectly re-arranged my stitches on the cross-overs. Heh. Considering I've been knitting less than 4 months, I figure it could be worse, right? Hee.

DS close-up

I used yarn from Twisted Sisters for her present, as that certainly defines us

She turns 21 tomorrow, so I thought it would be funny to give her a beer cozy to use when drinking her first legal adult beverage. I was with her when she bought the top she is wearing that night, so it will even match her outfit, heh.

Beer Cozy

Finally, I'm working on socks for my Dad's birthday on June 4th. I don't think I have any chance of finishing both socks before then, so I'm contemplating giving him one for his birthday and one for Father's Day

Birthday Sock in Progress
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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That dream swatch is a fabulous pattern! Is it a free online pattern somewhere? Great yarn colour choice too.
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The felting went very well and again I think a great choice of yarn combination. Just a little 'glitz' lifts the item. Glad to see Clay didn't get felted too! Did you punch holes in the felt for the straps? I also *have* to ask..the Dream S...is that on a real rock or ..??
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:43 AM   #4
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That scarf is neat!! I just saw a scarf someone did and they used that stitch on the ends - about 4 inches on each end. It looked really cool.
Your bag is awesome too!!
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I love the beer cozy!! And the dream swatch pattern looks great for a scarf/headband(sp?)!!
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:09 PM   #7
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I saw a similar pattern for a scarf on Vicky Howells show on DIY (the name escapes me right now) but it was done with a mohair type yarn.

All your stuff looks great!
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Everything looks great! I LOVE the booga bag! You picked great colors! And the pattern for the dream swatch is very interesting! I've never seen anything like it before. The socks are awesome too! I'm sure your dad is going to love them, whenever he receives them!

GREAT job for only having knit for 4 months!!!!!
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Wonderful projects! Everything you did looks great!
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I love them ALL! You are on a ROLL! Great job! TFS
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