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Ep101 Tools for Life – Gifts for a teenager – Mike installs a heat powered fan for the wood stove

Arden is 18! I can’t believe my baby is turning into an adult! We wanted to help prepare him for adulthood so we got him some tools for life. Mike installs a wood stove fan to try and help distribute heat throughout the house. #toolsforlife #tools #happybirthday #adulthood Buy soap & lotion from our website or view our blog posts. All products are hand crafted by Ali. https://lazyaholeranch.com Become a Patron! – https://www.patreon.com/lazyaholeranch Visit us on FB and Instagram @lazyaholeranch @lazyaholepets @lazyaholesoap
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Episode 100 – Building an Arched Cabin in Colorado. A Look Back and Looking to the Future.

Episode 100?!?!?! I can’t believe that we are already on episode 100! I first started this channel in 2017, but didn’t really start making regular videos until mid to late 2018. I started this channel purely to keep myself busy, and it’s grown and changed as much as I have. Thank you so much for you love and support over the past 2 years while I work through a whole bunch of things. #archedcabin #episode100 #100 #lazy #housekit #colorado
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Ep 98 – Justin Case Part 2 – Still Some Issues

We purchased a 2000 Case 590 Super L Series 2 tractor, but what we actually got was a 1995 Case 590 Super L Series 1 tractor. We are trying to return it, but the owner of the company has gone radio silent. At the time I’m posting this, we still haven’t heard back from the guy in well over a week, and before that it was just “haha you should be a private investigator” and that was what we were left on. We don’t find it funny. We aren’t rich and that $30k was a huge portion of our build budget.
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Ep 97 – Justin Case – We Bought A Tractor, But It Has A Few Issues To Work Out – Part 1

We bought a tractor!
Tractor: 2000 Case 590 Super L
Purchased From: Twisted G Enterprises LLC https://www.twisted-g-enterprise.com/
tractor #casersuperl #casetractor #justincase #mechanic #mikegyver #lazy
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Ep 96 – Gathering the Tools for the Job

As winter begins to slowly loosen its hold, we are making strides forward towards the goal of getting the shell up and the house dried in this year. Tools are going to be a big part of the job, so it’s time to start gathering those things that we’ll need. #tools #construction #estatesale #DIY #archedcabin #oldtools Buy soap & lotion from our website or view our blog posts. All products are hand crafted by Ali. https://lazyaholeranch.com Become a Patron! – https://www.patreon.com/lazyaholeranch Visit us on FB and Instagram @lazyaholeranch @lazyaholepets @lazyaholesoap
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Ep 95 – Will Oscar Ever Fly Again?!

Back in August, our DJI Spark fell to its death. Mike ordered some parts and has attempted to repair it. It was a huge pain in the ass, and in the end, I believe it’s too damaged to carry on. What should we do next? Send it to the drone hospital? Replace it? Skip drone shots forever? Let us know and leave a comment! Don’t forget to like and subscribe!#djispark #crasheddrone #dronerepair #drone #dji #lazy #archedcabins #case590superl
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Ep 94 – Will it Wood Stove?

The oven has died, and I am looking for ways to cook some of the items that I still have in the refrigerator that require an oven. Should I do more of this? What would you like me to try and cook on the wood stove? Leave a comment and let me know! #woodstove #fails #cooking #woodstovecooking #cookingfails
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Episode 93 – Mozzarella Fail – What did I do wrong?

Ali got a cheese making kit for Christmas, and attempted to make Mozzarella cheese, but failed miserably. What am I doing wrong? What crucial step am I missing? Please comment below and let me know because I still haven’t got it sorted out. I tried following the tutorial listed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXotH…
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Ep – 92 – JiJi the Cat – An Amigurmi Knitting Pattern – Kiki’s Delivery Service

Ali makes Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service for the kids in the family

So for Christmas this year, I was reminded that “Kiki’s Delivery Service” is Arden’s favorite movie. (The 2003 version with Phil Hartman doing the dub of Jiji the cat) It’s my first experience with Miyazaki films, and really is such a sweet, wholesome movie. I decided I would grab a bunch of the newer DVDs for the other kinder in the family, and I knitted them all up a Jiji the Cat from this pattern that I found on Ravelry, but I found that I really wasn’t a fan of the completed product, so I redid the pattern and am posting it below!

Jiji the Cat

Body

Abbreviations:
K – knit
KFB – Knit front and back
SSK – slip slip knit

Cast on 6 stitches and split between two needles (magic loop) and join in the round. Please note that you will repeat all stitches between the asterisks.
Round1 * kfb*all stitches (12 stitches)
Round 2 k
Round 3 *kfb, k1 * (18 stitches)
Round 4 K
Round 5 *kfb, k2* (24 stitches)
Round 6 k
Round 7 *kfb, k3* (30)
Round 8 k
Round 9 *kfb, k4* (36)
Round 10 k
Round 11 *kfb, k5* (42)
Round 12-22knit
Round 23 *ssk, k5* (36)
Round 24 k
Round 25 *ssk, k4* (30)
Round 26 k
Round 27 *kfb, k4* (36)
Round 28-38k
Round 39 *ssk, k4* (30)
Round 40 K
Round 41 *ssk, k3* (24 stitches)
Round 42 K
Round 43 *ssk, k2* (18 stitches)
Round 44 k
Round 45 k
Round 46 k
Round 47 *kfb, k2* (24)
Round 48 *kfb, k3* (30)
Round 49 *kfb, k4* (36)
Round 50 *kfb, k5* (42)
Round 51-64
Add some stuffing
Round 65 *ssk, k5* (36)
Round 66 *ssk, k4* (30)
Round 67 *ssk, k3* (24)
Round 68 *ssk, k2* (18)
Row 69 *ssk, k1* (12)
Row 70 *ssk* (6)
Thread yarn through last 6 stitches and pull closed and weave in the end.

Ears


Cast on 20 Divide in half on circular needles & join.
Put stitch marker in after 2 stitches to mark the beginning of the round.
Knit 8 rows
Row 9 1st 2 stitches slip slip and knit together, knit 6 then slip slip and knit those two togetherrepeat to end of round (16 stitches)
Row 10-12 knit
Row 13 slip slip knit together, k4, ssk (12 stitches)
Row 14 k
Row 15 k
Row 16 ssk, k2, ssk, ssk, k2 ssk (8 stitches)
Row 17 k
Row 18 ssk x 4 (4 stitches)
Row 19 k
Row 20 ssk x2
Cut and pull string through last 2 stitches to tie off, and tuck end inside of ear

Tail


Cast on 6 stitches and split between two needles (magic loop) or 4 DPNs. Mark the beginning of your round
Round 1 *kfb,k1* (9)
Round 2 k
Round 3 *kfb, k2* (12)
Knit each row until piece measures 10” -12″or reaches the top of Jiji’s head.

Then after 10”-12″ of tail, *ssk, k2* (9)
Next row *ssk, k1* (6)
Next row *ssk* (3)
Thread yarn through remaining 3 stitches and weave in

Sewing up

I recommend gluing your felt to his ears before stuffing and sewing to the body using a whip stitch. I attached his tail using a whip stitch as well.
When gluing on the eyes and nose, I recommend applying the glue to the parts, smearing it around with your finger to the edges, and then lightly applying them where you’d like them on Jiji’s face. Then you will either need to clamp him between a couple of boards, or if you don’t have clamps, use something heavy to apply pressure until the glue is cured. He will look silly, but it will keep his face on.

For the eyes and nose, I used this template from the original pattern. I did shrink down the eyes and nose just a bit, but not a whole lot. Maybe 1/8-1/4″ around the eyeballs. As for the ears, I found it best to trace the actual ears and then come in maybe 1/8-1/4″ from the edges. Please note that the link for the template will automatically download the PDF. At least it does for me.