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11/20/08 at 2:43am
Love this thread! My fav quickie gift of all time are fleece scarves. Just adjust the size to the size person you're making it for.
Super simple. Take a piece of fleece. I usually buy it in 1 yd pieces unless it's a really good sale. 1 yd not on sale runs about $4.50, but sometimes I can find it on the $1 rack. Lay on a flat surface & cut into strips (a rotary cutter with a backer works great for this if you have it). Take each strip & cut fringe into the ends. No need to hem because fleece does fray. Just make sure to get the fleece that is fuzzy on both sides. I get 5-10 scarves per yard depending on how wide I'm making them. If you like your fringe curled just start up near the top of each piece you cut (where it's still attached to the scarf) and pull firmly down, pinching it between your fingers.
My dad made something similar for my boys, only for screwdriver skills rather than hammering. He took a block of maple, drilled holes in it, and installed those steel screw-sleeve thingies - they keep the hole from stripping out when you screw a screw in and out repeatedly. Then he put 4 different screws in the block - standard, Phillips head, hex bolt, and hex socket (that you use an allen wrench to move).
Here's my knitted food:
And doll bassinet/purse:
I also ordered a blank game board kit (blank board, money, spinner, hourglass, etc. $7!) from Bare Books and bought some blank wooden peg people from Michael's so I'm making a family adventure game for ds.
I love that purse/bassinet. Can you tell me what pattern it is?
Sure. I got it from knitlist:
There are a millon patterns out there for crochet bassinet purse, but this is the only one I could find for knit. It is much bigger than the crochet ones (maybe 6 inches and I used size 3 dpn instead of 6!) Plus, I changed the hood. The one in the pattern is flat and I wanted it to stand up so I basically knitted the heel of a sock onto the bassinet. If you actually decide to knit this, I can tell you how I did the hood, but if you've knitted a sock,you can probably figure it out.