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DIY $5 "Z Palette" Dupe!

beautybycorra:

Hello! If you haven’t already heard of Z Palettes, they are empty magnetic palettes used to store depotted eyeshadow. The good thing about them being magnetic is you can store eyeshadows of all different shapes and sizes in the same palette! Unfortunately, they are a little pricey, and…

The Curse of the Crappy Eyebrows: Solved!

sokoglam:

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The magic of eyebrow pencil and eyebrow mascara as seen on the left.

As you can see from the eyebrow on the right, I have crappy, sickly looking eyebrows. They are short at the front and ends, like a little stubby caterpillar. I’m pretty sure I can blame my dad on this one.

People tend to…

turnidoff:

Nice.

My son wrote to Tylenol.  this was their response.

20 Odd Questions For Waris Ahluwalia

netovargas:

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TEN YEARS AGO, director Wes Anderson gave his friend Waris Ahluwalia the role of an intrepid maritime explorer in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” It turned out to be a prescient bit of casting: Since then, Mr. Ahluwalia, 39, has been unafraid to test all kinds of uncharted waters….

wildblueflax:


A friend asked me to knit her a cabled headband with a border that buttons in the back, after seeing an expensive one in a store. Here is what I came up with. I have my directions below. It took me under 3 hours to come up with the pattern and have this project blocking!! 
Braid Cable Headband
What you need: Size 8 needles, worsted weight yarn. Here I used Jade Sapphire 6-ply worsted weight Mongolian Cashmere!
Gauge in Stockinette:  4sts per inch
Notes: This headband is knit with a seed stitch border along the side and a seed stitch button band at the back. At the end of the button band, you increase from 12 sts to 19 sts to accommodate the cable’s much tighter gauge.
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Braid Cable Pattern: 
Work 2 sts in seed st, k to last 2 sts, Work 2 sts in seed st.
Work 2 sts in seed st, p to last 2 sts, Work 2 sts in seed st.
Work 2 sts in seed st, place 5 sts on cable needle (CN) & hold to front, k next 5 sts, k5 from CN, k5, work 2 sts in seed st.
Repeat row 2.
Repeat row 1.
Repeat Row 2.
Work 2 sts in seed st, k5, place 5 sts on CN and hold to back , k next 5 sts, k 5 sts from CN, work 2 sts in seed st.
Repeat row 2.
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Directions for Headband: 
 CO 12 sts.
*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
Button Hole Row: k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, yo, p1, k1, p1
*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
K2 sts in seed stitch, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k2 sts in seed stitch.
K2 sts in seed stitch, p to last 2 sts, k2 sts in seed stitch.
Begin the braid cable pattern on Row 1. Repeat cable pattern 10 times or as many times as it takes to measure 17.5 inches from cast-on edge. End after Row 8 of the pattern.
Continue as follows:  
K2 sts in seed stitch, knit to last two stitches, k2 sts in seed stitch
K2 sts in seed stitch, p2tog 7 times, p1,  work 2 sts in seed stitch
Now knit the border in seed stitch for five rows:
*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.
Bind off. Sew on two buttons. Block, stretching as wide as possible so the cable lays flat.

wildblueflax:

A friend asked me to knit her a cabled headband with a border that buttons in the back, after seeing an expensive one in a store. Here is what I came up with. I have my directions below. It took me under 3 hours to come up with the pattern and have this project blocking!! 

Braid Cable Headband

What you need: Size 8 needles, worsted weight yarn. Here I used Jade Sapphire 6-ply worsted weight Mongolian Cashmere!

Gauge in Stockinette:  4sts per inch

Notes: This headband is knit with a seed stitch border along the side and a seed stitch button band at the back. At the end of the button band, you increase from 12 sts to 19 sts to accommodate the cable’s much tighter gauge.

Braid Cable Pattern:

Work 2 sts in seed st, k to last 2 sts, Work 2 sts in seed st.

Work 2 sts in seed st, p to last 2 sts, Work 2 sts in seed st.

Work 2 sts in seed st, place 5 sts on cable needle (CN) & hold to front, k next 5 sts, k5 from CN, k5, work 2 sts in seed st.

Repeat row 2.

Repeat row 1.

Repeat Row 2.

Work 2 sts in seed st, k5, place 5 sts on CN and hold to back , k next 5 sts, k 5 sts from CN, work 2 sts in seed st.

Repeat row 2.

Directions for Headband:

 CO 12 sts.

*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

Button Hole Row: k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, yo, p1, k1, p1

*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

K2 sts in seed stitch, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k2 sts in seed stitch.

K2 sts in seed stitch, p to last 2 sts, k2 sts in seed stitch.

Begin the braid cable pattern on Row 1. Repeat cable pattern 10 times or as many times as it takes to measure 17.5 inches from cast-on edge. End after Row 8 of the pattern.

Continue as follows:  

K2 sts in seed stitch, knit to last two stitches, k2 sts in seed stitch

K2 sts in seed stitch, p2tog 7 times, p1,  work 2 sts in seed stitch

Now knit the border in seed stitch for five rows:

*(p1, k1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

*(k1, p1) Repeat from * to last stitch.

Bind off. Sew on two buttons. Block, stretching as wide as possible so the cable lays flat.

Hello kitty happiness! #hk #hellokitty #card #littlefriends #happy #popup  (at Barnes & Noble Café)

Hello kitty happiness! #hk #hellokitty #card #littlefriends #happy #popup (at Barnes & Noble Café)

nonomella:

I made this powerpoint for this week’s lesson - Regional/Iconic American Foods. I went back through and replaced all the text with my student’s reactions.

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