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Feb 21, 2017

Purple Peaks

This is the start of the fifth hat I'm knitting for charity. As with the heart hat, I was headed out of town and made up the pattern as I knit.

Charity Hat V WIP

Feb 16, 2017

Mostly Plants

While I was looking through my photos to pick out some to share today I noticed I've been taking a lot of pictures of plants. It is probably because there had been so much snow and I'm ready for springtime and gardening. Here are a few pictures of plants:

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jungle. floating. moss. my favorites. early birthday present.

Feb 14, 2017

Charity Hat IV

Happy Valentine's Day! When looking through my yarn stash I found some lovely pink yarn and decided I needed to make a heart hat and today is the perfect day to share it.

Charity Hat IV

This is the first of these charity hats I decided to make up the pattern as I knit; I was headed out of town so I grabbed some yarn and needles and didn't worry about following instructions. The heart took me a few tries to get right; the first attempt looked too square, then on the second attempt I ran out of pink yarn. I finally decided to do some short rows so the whole heart would be pink and it turned out pretty well.

I decided to finish off the heart with some contrast color crochet so it would stand out. They are simple single stitches through the eyelets that were on the inside of the heart. I'm getting closer to my goal of ten hats! I have two hats in progress, but I haven't spent very much time knitting these last two weeks.

Feb 9, 2017

Loom Knitting a Hat

Our crafternoon project this week was loom knitting so I decided to do another hat! I just started yesterday so I'm not very far, but will share the finished hat soon!

Loom Knit Hat WIP

Feb 7, 2017

Plant Light Upcycle Fail

After dressing up one of the naked plant light bulbs, I started work on another. I had a wonderful idea of upcycling a two liter plastic bottle by painting it with a combination of "mercury glass" and black.

Upcycled Lamp Shade Craft Fail

This project was a tough one from the start; spray paint doesn't cling to soda bottles very well so I did several coats that would drip off and ended up covering the back with silver acrylic paint. The black topper went better; after finally lining up my tape I was able to easily paint on black acrylic. It looked pretty awesome when I finished, then I turned on the light to take photos.

Upcycled Lamp Shade Craft Fail

After a few minutes of rearranging plants, the heat of the plant light made the plastic shrink! Needless to say, the bulb is once again naked and this possible fire hazard is now in the trash.