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Work in Progress Wednesday June 4, 2014

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I have been on a hat making kick as of late. Over the last few weeks I put together these adorable little hats:

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I have been so proud of myself for using up the yarn I already had and I thought I had a proper green for this adorable baby tomato beanie. Turns out I was wrong. Apparently I had every other color of the rainbow.  So I made an exception to buy a new skein, I figure one new skein to help me use up some of my existing stuff is a good enough exception.

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Since these are all kids hats, I decided to upgrade to a big girl’s hat.  I am absolutely in love with this Robin’s Egg Blue Hat pattern…though I am not making it in Robin’s Egg Blue as you can see:

 

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This will make the perfect hat to go with my fourth of July camping trip.

 

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WIP Wednesday May 14, 2014

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I have been working pretty steadily on using up my yarn stash and for the most part it has been going well. I feel like I am actually using up yarn.

These potholders holders are perfect for plates that are too hot to hold and for that  last bit of yarn that there isn’t quite enough of for a larger project.

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In digging through my yarn I am finding pretty yarns that I never used up. Some are helping me find new inspiration. Others, though, are reminding me why I put them aside in the first place.

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This is such a pretty yarn. I love the color and the overall look. I made some friends shawls with various colors of this ages ago.  I tried knitting up just a simple scarf with this and it was horrible. It proves that not all yarns are easy to work with. It kept getting caught up with itself no matter what size needle I used. So I put it back…yet again. I am thinking I am going to use it as embellishment for some gift wrap.

I’ve moved on to a new project though that finally feels like it is coming along. IMG_0728

It’s an adorable toddler hat I found in one of my new books. Over all it’s been a frustrating knitting week because I just can’t seem to finish anything. I hate when that happens…

 

Crafting with Friends February 23, 2014

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Crafting on your own is quite often enjoyable but when with a group of friends has the ability to make it even more enjoyable. Whether it’s the same project or different projects it’s nice to have the support of friends as well as a good distraction when necessary. This afternoon the husband and I went over to a friends place to work on projects.

I of course worked on my knitting, now that I don’t have any baby crafts (I had a lot of pregnant friends this year) it’s time for me to actually get some projects off my to-knit list.

One day, this year I will actually finish my 7th doctor sweater. I am almost to the V-neck of the sweater.

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It always seems to be the case that just as I get to the finishing point of one project, I have to start the next. The next project on the list is a smaller version of the traditional Doctor Who Scarf that I can use as an everyday scarf. Because a 9 foot scarf is just too long for everyday use.

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It’s a good thing that I started working on it before I finished the sweater because as I was working it I discovered that I am missing some colors needed. So the initial start will be slightly off but the effect will be there. Not too bad for a few hours work if I do say so myself.

We’ll have to set up another get together for a group crafting session.

 

 

Doctor Who Craft Projects May 19, 2013

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It would appear that the doctor has invaded my craft corner, well at least Doctor inspired crafts. I’ve started work on my 7th Doctor Jumper. I’m using a combination of a pattern from Nerdy Knits and fair island style graph that I found online. Where the 4th Doctor’s scarf was challenging in setting up, making sure I had the right colors and length, this is going to be a true challenge in skill. It’s the most intricate design I have ever knitted. Though so far it has come out pretty well if I do say so myself.

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The next project in the queue is the 5th Doctors jumper, for Amanda’s cosplay at Galifrey One next year. This one looks to be much simpler than the 7th’s. I can do cables in my sleep but that neck is going to be tricky. Though I say that now, it may be easier once I get into it. The original jumper is long sleeved. For Amanda’s I am making the executive decision to make it sleeveless. She can thank me later when it’s hot in the dealer’s room.

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I’m starting early on these this way I have plenty of time to get them together for next year’s convention. I love the female Doctor Cosplay, however, I think it needs to be done with care otherwise it just looks like sloppy cross dressing. And frankly, if you’re going to cross dress, go all the way. Don’t do it half assed.

 

A Visit to Diana’s Craft Corner April 5, 2013

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It’s time for a peak into Diana’s craft corner. This is where we look at some of the crafty little creations I have been cooking up. I am so happy to show off my Jayne’s Hat tea cozy. I developed the pattern for the tea cozy on my own. Hopefully, this will become one of the regular items that I will feature on my etsy shop that I plan on opening….someday.

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 I am still working on my Amy replica scarf. It’s taking much longer than I expected to knit it. The Dr. Who costuming people really like their long scarves. On the plus side I got the yarn I need to get started on my 7th Doctor sweater vest. I’m hoping to get started on it rather soon, this way I will be ready to cosplay as 7th doctor.

It’s been a perfect week to get my knitting done. I have been hooked on the show Lost Girl (fantastic show, I highly recommend it), when tension gets tight I have a tendency to yell at the tv and knit faster. And for the record, each character has been yelled at in turn so far.

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