Neck warmer for kids
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Hi guys...I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. Personal circumstances has made it difficult for me to get access to the Internet. However, I'm back in business, and here's the kids neck warmer!!!
posted by Oslofia at 2:06 PM | Permalink 0 comments
Question about Decreasing
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hi -- Could someone advise regarding decreasing stitches in the knitted hat? I have completed the length to where I need to start to decreasing, and I am wondering what kind of decreasing stitch to use. In the past, I always k2tog to decrease, but this web page seems to say that k2tog creates a slant toward the right side. Should I k2tog on the left side of the hat but use a different technique such as slip-slip-knit (SSK) on the right side?

Thanks for any advice, and I apologise if this is not the correct forum for a question.


(P.S. I guess responses could go either here as a comment or on my ravelry page as a message. My email account is at gmail and my username is chollapete if you want to email me directly. Thanks!)
posted by Mark Twenhafel at 10:01 AM | Permalink 2 comments
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Hi, All -- Just a note to say that I've started. I've been scarce on the KAL blog, as I was embarrassed that I hadn't started yet. I'll save you the well-worn excuses. ;-) But I have begun and the body of the knitted hat is now about 2-1/2 inches (7 cm) long. Here's a picture of the casting-on. Love everyone's work. The thought of people around the world knitting along at the same time keeps me going. :-)

Editing in a Postscript: I just glanced at all the knitters blogs. Sorry, crocheters. :-) Mostly a bunch of crafty knitters, in deed. It's good to be associated with such a group of active people. Thanks, "Oslofia", for getting us together! Peace out.
posted by Mark Twenhafel at 6:04 AM | Permalink 0 comments
Hello Kitty Hat Completed!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
After procrastinating for awhile, I finally got around to putting the finishing touches on my Hello Kitty hat tonight.

Here's a shot of the finished product:

Hello Kitty Hat

Overall I am quite pleased with the way it turned out, and can't wait to get started on the next project! :)

posted by Jennifer at 11:27 PM | Permalink 2 comments
hello kitty mittens are finish:)

Thanks alot Oslofia for this cute pattern. I am going to make a lot of mittens I think. maybe with some different motives on to:) Thanks:)

posted by Monica at 12:56 PM | Permalink 1 comments
A happy girl!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Tha hat is done, and my little girl is very happy :)

I've knitted in it cotton, and since I didn't have any felt, Ive crochet the eyes, nose and flower.

Now we are looking forward to see what's next to knit!

posted by Cloudberry at 11:37 AM | Permalink 2 comments
Hat Coming Along
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
After finally getting my yarn over the weekend, I quickly cast on for the knit hat. Tonight I have completed the actual hat portion--now all that is left is to create the ears, stuff and attach them, and then cut, stuff, and apply the felt portions as well.

I am getting there, and I can't wait to see what's next on the list!
posted by Jennifer at 10:14 PM | Permalink 0 comments
and here is the result:)

posted by Monica at 2:50 AM | Permalink 1 comments
hello kitty headband is finally finish
actually it was finish a time ago, but at first I tried to felt and I did not like it, so then i had to make another one that i did not felt and i think that one was better. I am not so familier with felting, so that was not something for me. But i am finish!!! and i am very pleased with the result:) I am going to show U some pictures, but me photocamera is charging, so u have to wait!!!

posted by Monica at 2:10 AM | Permalink 0 comments
Felted Mitten Adventure - Part 2
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

OK, so I frogged the first mitten because I made a complete mess of it. Oslofia very kindly took another look at the pattern and worked it out so it made better sense to me and my newbie brain. I gave it another go, felted it and GOOD GRIEF! Not only did the two mittens come out different sizes, but they were too small! UGH!

Sooooooooooo, at the end of the CAL, I'm going to give these mittens another go. I just want to make sure I have enough yarn.

I also think I'm gonna try to find an unfelted mitten pattern, which I think will make me breathe easier. There's nothing worse than not having a project come out the way you planned.

On another, happier note, I redid the headband (increased to 13 scs), and it felted quite well. My daughter, Alli, loves it and, after I remake the HK motif to fit better, I'll show it off. I think I'll put some of my glass buttons on my first effort. Again, I'll show the finished product.

Well, Oslofia, dare I ask what the last pattern is? Since I had less than perfect results with the first two, I'm a little hesitant to try this third pattern. However, I'm nothing if not daring, so bring it on!


posted by Leslie at 3:53 PM | Permalink 0 comments
nearly there....
Monday, January 7, 2008
nearly done...1 more ear and the face to put on my hello kitty hat....I hope you'll excuse me and my lateness but I'm newly pregnant with twins and the morning sickness and tiredness has kept me from my knitting..........but I'm getting there and love seeing the work so far and wishing I could crochet!
posted by Corrie at 1:35 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Well...........after improvising on yarn etc, I have finally finished the headband (not felted as you will notice, I truly was gonna give it a go, but couldn't get yarn anywhere near the suggested ply, or more importantly, yarn that was suitable for felting) I ended up adding a few sts and crocheting till the suggested length and voila..... Caitlin, my daughter, is pretty happy with it, felted or not, and is already wanting a purple one, lol. Can't wait for the next pattern.
posted by wnik at 8:35 PM | Permalink 1 comments
Felted mittens
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Happy New Year!!!!

Here's the second crochet pattern...felted mittens. I've used mine in minus 10 degrees / 14F..and they kept my hands nice and warm. I might make some pink ones as well...since that is my favourite colour :)

posted by Oslofia at 9:20 AM | Permalink 0 comments
The headband is ready
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Good morning from Sweden

The first part of the CAL is ready.
Now I'm waiting for the pattern to the mittens.I really enjoy crochet these things our designer has done for us.
Have a nice day
posted by Ulla at 11:47 PM | Permalink 2 comments
My Finished Headband - Sort of......
Gosh, I think I've taken the term "obsession" to a new level. If you could have been a fly on the wall why I was crocheting this piece, you would still be laughing.

The headband was a very quick crochet. However, I flunked Felting 101 on this project because, even though I'm felting in a top loader, it came out alot thinner than I wanted. Therefore, my motif didn't fit. I've decided to wait to see if I have enough yarn left at the end of the CAL to make another one, definitely wider and probably unfelted (I don't trust myself to do the same thing twice!).

I'm positive that my motif took longer to make than the headband (and this is where the laughing comes in). Gosh! I made the first one, and the ears came out all wonky, which really ticked me off. So, I grabbed a smaller hook and gave it another try. And, like Goldilocks, it was "too small!" so, this afternoon, I was determined to make a non-wonky "just right" motif. Well, the head and ears came out ok, although it buckled slightly in the middle. The crazy part, however, was embroidering the eyes, nose and whiskers on. Sheesh! You'd think I'd know how to embroider something, ya know? But noooooooooooooooooooo! I pulled the nose out 3 times and the eyes out another 3 times. The whiskers took 2 shots. Instead of a felt flower, I found a cute little 5 petal flower pattern online and put that together. All my motif needs now is a small orange button for the center of my flower. Only then will I call this baby done!

I'm looking forward to part 2 - Mittens! I must confess that I've never made mittens before. Should I be scared? Naaaaaaaaaah - I'll be so obsessed with making them both the same size that I won't have time to be scared.

OK, fellow crocheters and knitters, let's see your FO's!

posted by Leslie at 2:54 PM | Permalink 2 comments