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I joined the 14 in 2014 group on Ravelry so that I could be a bit more focused with my crafting this year. Here’s my list:
1. Helen’s Socks I am doing the Loomclass on socks in January
2. Celestina learn enteralac on the loom
3. amigurumi nativity
4. 2 blocks each month from 2014 BAM CAL
5.4 puffs a week for my Beekeepers Quilt
6. 52 weeks of Grannies blanket for my bed, I will be doing 5 grannies a week, total for the year 260 and will be joining as I go
7. Worsted weight socks for me pattern to be determined
8. Sweater for me undercurrent
9. Kaylin clutch
10. 2014 Mystery Knit-A-long so I can stretch myself with knitting needles, plus I love a mystery!
11.
12.
13.
14.
Remaining 4 to be determined
Progress photos:

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Helen’s Socks

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Kaylin Clutch

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Hexipuffs
52 weeks of grannies

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Good morning all, Here is what I’ve finished since I last updated.

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Sidney the Owl- Loom knit using this pattern: http://www.letsknit.co.uk/free-knitting-patterns/category/toys
I used a Kiss Loom and Lion Brand Jiffy yarn.

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Tunisian Twist Cowl test pattern from
http://crochet4mybutterfly.com/

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Yoda purchased crochet pattern from
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lucyravenscar
I must have been half asleep when I wrote R2D2! LOL!

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Loomknit geopuffs/hexipuffs using 2 strands of sock yarn and pattern from here
http://loomlady.blogspot.com

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Sydney Stitch Dishcloth wrote this pattern for the Kiss Looms anniversary party. The pattern will be available here soon.

Hi all, I was recently asked to test a pattern for Corinne at Crochet4mybutterfly the pattern crocheted up very nicely, I acheived the gauge called for in the pattern. It was an easy pattern to follow and had very few mistakes or things I did not understand. Overall it is a very nicely written pattern, I would have been pleased if I had purchased the pattern. I am happy with the finished hat.
What I used to make it:
Yarn – yarn bee first love bulky #5
Hook I (5.5)
Brimmed Hat with Cables pattern by Corinne at Crochet4mybutterfly

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The hat in the above picture has not been blocked yet, head on over to her Website http://crochet4mybutterfly.com/
and see what else she has. Ya’ll have a great afternoon!

Hi all,I’ve decided to make a Tunisian Crochet Sampler blanket! I am using the instructions I found on this site there are videos and also written instructions. There are 64 different stitches on this website. I will be using Vanna’s Choice Yarn and a size J (5.5mm) Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook. I am going to try and complete at least 2 squares a week, here are the first 2
Square 1 Tunisian Simple Stitch TSS
Yarn color 180 Cranberry
chain 27, work 20 rows includes foundation chain in row count,bindoff with slipstitch
Measures:7″x7″ blocked
Was quick and easy and I really like the finished square.
Completed on Wed Jun 12, 2013

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Square 2-Tunisian Full Stitch TFS
Yarn color 108 Dusty Blue
Chain 23 work 33 rows bindoff in Slipstitch following stitch pattern
Measures 7″x 7″ blocked
could have chained 25 to start and worked 32 rows
Completed Fri Jun 14, 2013
I tried to crochet somewhat loose, but the block had a lot of curl.
Had a little trouble with this one on the forward pass, I kept ending up with the wrong # of stitches so make sure and count at the end of the forward pass.
This took a lot more yarn than my first one. Not sure I’ll make more of this one.
the fabric feels a bit stiff.

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Hi all I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been pretty good, I got a bit done around the house and have spent some time with hook and yarn and I’m pleased to say I have a completed project! Earlier in the week Elena from Beatriceryandesigns
posted about these cute Mary Jane SkimmersI went and checked them out and of course bought the pattern. I completed a pair this weekend for myself, I wear slippers at work (no shoes allowed in my room, crawling babies) only they look like real shoes. Since I am on carpet all day I chose not to make them non-skid or outdoor useable, but the pattern author has a nice article about this on her blog: http://hookcandy.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-crocheted-slippers-non-slip.html

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Aren’t they cute! the pattern can be found here on Ravelry
I found the pattern to be easy to follow and well written. It cost a bit more than I usually will pay for a single item pattern, but I am glad I splurged.
I made the XS size with an I hook with Red Heart Love yarn in the color lettuce and Caron One Pound in the color espresso. I really enjoyed working with the Love yarn, even with 2 strands it was nice, the Caron on the other hand was difficult a bit too stiff and hard to work with 2 strands. They fit perfectly, I wear size 6 shoes. I already have plans for another pair, just need to decide on the yarn.
I will purchase from HookCandy again, I saw a couple of other patterns I thought I might like. Time to cook supper I am making Ham and Asparagus Fried Rice from this recipe
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fried-rice-with-ham-asparagus-10000001875644/
Ya’ll have a great week! Angel

Good morning all, I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Mine has been pretty good, this afternoon I will be going to the movies ( I haven’t been in a couple of years) I am going with the kids and we are seeing Star Trek Into Darkness http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/ it should be fun.

Lately I have been having a lot of pain in my right hand especially if I crochet, so I am taking a little break from it and have been loom knitting lately. The project I chose is the lovely Wingspan Shawl. This shawl has a pattern available for needle knitting ( original ) one for loom knitting and one also in tunisian crochet. It was offered as a class last year in LoomClass http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoomClass/?yguid=219940051 and I didn’t have time to make it then. Later I came across the tunisian version and wanted to try that too. I have the pattern and will try it in the future when my hand problem is gone. Here are links to all 3 versions

Loom knit http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-for-loom-knitters

Original needle knit http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wingspan-2

Tunisian Crochet http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tunisian-wingspan

Anyway I am using this yarn with 2 strands held together.

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I am using this loom

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It is a Kiss 2 way adjustable loom http://kisslooms.com/vmchk/slim-adjustable-looms.

I’ve Also been working on more hexipuffs, these are what I completed this week

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Hope ya’ll have a great rest of the weekend

Hello all, At the beginning of the year I decided I would make a table runner for each season or holiday. This one is my spring one. I sewed the first 2 one for Valentines snx ond fof St Patricks day. This is my spring one. I finished this little table runner last week and have been waiting for the sunshine to take pics. I used Tunisian crochet and I got the idea from this afghan http://appleblossomdreams.blogspot.com/2012/10/rockman-afghan-cal-week-1.html?m=1
I made 4 strips of 15 squares using the tunisian simple stitch each square is made up of 10 stitches by 7 rows for each color block. I did a border of shell stitch.

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The yarns are simply soft and an H hook.

Hi all, hope everyone is having a great day, the sun has finally been shining this afternoon! YEA!!!
I am feeling better today, this has been a very wicked bug! I should be able to go to work tomorrow (: don’t ya just hate being sick on the weekend and than feel better in time for work. I spent part of this afternoon doing taxes, April 15 is tax day here in the US, I had put them off because I knew we were going to have to pay and we do! All my tax deductions grew up and moved out. Rob keeps saying we should be able to claim Weezer as a dependent, ha ha! At least he will never move out.

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Anyway onto Mason Jar Covers. Yesterday after I posted about the crocheted Mason Jar Cozy Angie P. from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atmyhouse/
which is one of my Yahoo groups, asked me if it could be loom knit, I told her yes and that I would work one up, this is my result ( she also asked about drink cozy’s so thats what I did)

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How to’s :
Loom – all in one loom from Authentic Knitting Board
Yarn – Sugar and Cream in the color Lemon-lime
Loom pick
Yarn needle
Peg markers – 6 are needed, I use tiny elastic bands

Set up your loom to knit on 36 pegs in the round. Mark peg 1 and each 6th peg around.
Using the crochet cast on, cast on to all 36 pegs
http://loomknittingblog.blogspot.com/2007/02/crochet-cast-on.html

Row 1 ewrap and knit off
Row 2 ewrap 1peg, slip next peg (take yarn behind peg to next one) repeat around, knit off
Row 3 – 15 ewrap and knit off
If you want it to cover the whole jar just keep knitting until it is tall enough. Than begin the decrease rows.

Decrease rows, I followed Kristen’s method that she uses on her Granny Rounds here it is
http://www.goodknitkisses.com/GoodKnit_Kisses/FREE_Pattern_Blog/Entries/2011/6/10_Granny_Round_-_Loom_Knit.html
Scroll down to the section called decreases and bind off.
Decrease until you have 18 pegs remaining. Bind off using the drawstring bind off, pull up and tie off. Weave in ends, slip on your jar.
I’m trying another one except with a Kiss Loom, I think I can follow the above with no chnges except use the uwrap instead of the ewrap, I’ll let ya know.

Hi all, hoping ya’ll are having a great weekend! Other than it still being very gray and cold outside and I have the ick and feel like crap, mines okay.
On Easter Rob gave me some flowers and I pulled out a handy dandy mason jar to use as a vase. I have a ton of mason jars, Rob once bought 21 cases for 10 bucks, thinking everyone in the family would want some! Guess what? Nobody did!

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I’ve been thinking since than the flowers would look prettier if they were in a pretty vase. So I set out to make it prettier, starting with browsing the web and I found two that I liked, but weren’t quite what I was looking for, so I kinda made my own inspired by:
Crochet Dynamite – http://www.crochetdynamite.com/2013/01/mason-jar-covers.html
and
Attic 24 – http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/09/idle-hooking.html

Mason Jar Cover

Supplies:
Lily Sugar and Cream 1 skein white, 1 skein Sunny Sky ( did not use full skeins)
Size G (4.0 mm ) hook
Yarn needle
Stitch marker or scrap of yarn

Stitches used:
American Stitches used
Magic Ring – http://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/magic-ring-right-handed/
Single Crochet – sc
Chain – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Round – rnd(s)
Repeat – rep
Crochet abbreviation chart can be found here:
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html

Starting at bottom
Note: I changed color after each round carrying the yarn not in use up the inside. My first rnd was in white and I ended with the Sunny Sky for the last rnd. I didn’t put the color changes in the following. Mark first stitch of each round if desired, move marker up each round.
Rnd 1 begin with a Magic Ring, make 6 sc in ring, pull up and tighten magic ring. Do not join rnd, you will be working in a spiral for a while. 6 stitches
Rnd. 2 Make 2 sc in each stitch around. 12 stitches
Rnd. 3 Make 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next, repeat around. 18 stitches
Rnd 4 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2, repeat around. 24 stitches
Rnd 5 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3, repeat around. 30 stitches
Rnd 6 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4, repeat around. Join to first stitch with a slip stitch. 36 stitches
Rnd 7 dc in joining stitch, dc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch in first dc. 36 dc
Rnds 8-19 repeat rnd 7, finish off, weave in ends

Tie- make a chain of 100 chains, weave in ends. Weave thru last round of dc, slip on jar pull tie tight and tye in a bow.
I think the flowers look prettier now, what do you think?

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Hi all, hope everyone had a great week!!! The sun was actually shining today and it was almost warm about 50 degrees!!! Hopefully it won’t get really cold again. Last night laying in bed I was thinking about the little crochet bunny from the Green Dragonfly that I made earlier in the week.
I still need to make one more! So suddenly i had this thought that I could loom knit one! Wouldn’t that be cool. This afternoon I gave it a try using that pattern as a guide I made one! Ta Dah here it is!

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I think it turned out rather cute! It was also easy and pretty quick. So how did I do it? Like this:
Loom: kiss 24 peg modular set up to knit in the round on the smallest setting.
8 peg kiss spool loom (used for the white muzzle)
Yarn: small amounts of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in 4 colors.
Small amount of polyester fiberfill
2 black 1/4 inch buttons
Black embroidery floss
Small elastic bands or painters tape to mark your loom
Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors needle thin enough to sew on the buttons
Dinner fork ( to make the pompom )
Pattern for the crochet bunny found here( for the pictures to see how it is put together)
You can find it here:
http://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/nibble-nibble-hop-hop/

Pattern for the Granny Round from Good Knit Kisses which is here:
http://goodknitkisses.com/GoodKnit_Kisses/FREE_Pattern_Blog/Entries/2011/6/10_Granny_Round_-_Loom_Knit.html

Front and back ( make 2 )
Mark your loom on pegs 1,7,13, and 19

Step 1. Cast on to 24 pegs using the double ewrap cast on
Purl across first 6 pegs, turn and knit back to peg 1
Round 1 Wrap and knit off all 24 pegs
Round 2 wrap and purl all 24 pegs
Change color and begin following The Granny Round Pattern, you will start following it from Round 2 and you will continue following it too the end, changing color after 2 rounds, than again after 2 more rounds. After it is off the loom tie together your color changes, weave in ends and trim. Make another one. These are your front and back.
Ears ( make 2 )
Using the adjustable cast on, cast on to 6 pegs using the yarn color you used for the first 2 rows of the front and back.
Adjustable cast on is here: http://loomlady.blogspot.com/ it is in the side bar under loom knitting techniques.
You will be knitting a flat panel
Row 1 knit across
Row 2 increase 1 stitch knit across increase one stitch
Repeat these 2 rows until you have 13 stitches changing colors for stripes as desired.
Knit 3 rows even
Begin decreases
Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the panel until you have 6 stitches left on the loom, bind off using the gathered bind off after it is off the loom pull up tight and tie off using the yarn tail sew up seam matching the stripes. Flatten piece with seam centered in the back. Pull up cast on edge to about 1/2 inch tie off. Set aside and make another one.
Muzzle
Using white yarn and the spool loom cast on using the drawstring cast on found here http://loomlady.blogspot.com/ it is in the side bar under loom knitting techniques. Flat knit for 5 rounds bind off using the super stretchy bind off. Leave long tail for sewing. Embroider nose and mouth.
Pompom
Using white yarn make pompom as directed in the crochet pattern ( I only wrapped the yarn 30 times.)

Putting it all together
Following the crochet pattern sew it all together and you have a cute little bunny.
Here are my 2 together

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I think they are both so cute!


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