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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Doilies shouldn't curl...right? on: February 11, 2011 03:52:44 PM
Hello all, I really hope you can help me! I've been wanting to make a doily for a while, but have been more interested in reverse engineering one. I found one and started crocheting it, and everything was going fine until:



it curled. Somehow I don't think in progress doilies are supposed to do that. So I came up with a few possibilities of why, but am not sure which one works. I don't really want to frog it, but I know I have a tight tension, I might not have put enough chain stitches in between or I need to go up a hook size. I also thought about finishing and when I block and starch it it'll flatten out, but I don't have experience with doilies to know.

Can you guys help me? Huh (Oh there's another option: I'm going to test the pattern and was going to do so with a larger size hook and some DK cotton. Maybe if I do it that way I can find the problem?) Sorry if this is a lot of information; my crochet mojo hasn't been the best lately.  Undecided (And thanks in advance.)
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Holidays Cookie Swap Round 2 CANCELLED on: November 19, 2009 01:44:12 PM
THIS SWAP IS CANCELED. SORRY.  Undecided Undecided

Swap name: Holidays Cookie Swap ROUND 2!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mochaxlight
Sign-up date range: 19 November 3 December
Date to send item by: 14 December

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): More the merrier!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES (see below)
If so, which country? US/Canada/Mexico only.

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Round 2! Read below, there are a few changes.

Love getting homemade holidays cookies? I do! Who doesnt! Want to share your favorite recipe with another Craftster? Participated in round 1 of this swap and loved it? Want to get some yummy cookies in the mail all to yourself? Sure you do! The sign up!

We are open to any religious denomination, but be sure to let your partner know, especially if you dont want a Santa Claus spatula. (See below.)

This is going to be a low stress holiday cookie swap. Minimum requirements will be one batch of homemade cookies, the recipe, and one small CRAFTED holiday item. A batch is a minimum of one dozen cookies. (Examples: cookie cutter, snowman spatula [they have these at Wal-Mart LOL] sprinkles, dishcloth, ornaments, etc etc.) In past swaps we have had people send tons of extras, but make sure you discuss this with your partner, and include the recipe for each batch.

People with severe allergies are also welcome to join. You will be swapping just recipes and the item. Or if you prefer not to send/receive cookies, you can also participate. (Once again, you'll just be sending/receiving recipes and the item.) But you will be required to send more than just once recipe. Talk this over with your partner. (Also be sure to let me know so I match you accordingly.)

Packages MUST be sent priority.
Two week old cookies arent fun. (See below for the link to hints.)

Please taste your cookies before you send them. Dont send burnt cookies, or ones that look funky. Choose the best and send those. (Then you can have all the ugly ones for yourself. Wink Those usually taste the best, too, no?)

If you are a first time swapper, please make sure you read the SWAP INFO GUIDE so you know the rules and how swaps are run.
 
Please take pictures of your goodies! We want to see and drool! If you cannot, please make arrangements with your partner.

Database of cookie idea websites and packaging hints HERE. (Coming soon.)

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

**PLEASE PUT HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP ROUND 2 IN THE SUBJECT LINE. THANKS**

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Holidays Cookie Swap Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
In case of an odd number, would you be interested in participating in a three way? (A -> B -> C)
Do you celebrate Christmas?
If NO, what do you celebrate instead, if any?
Would you mind swapping with someone who does celebrate Christmas/another holiday/nothing (just winter)?
Do you have SEVERE FOOD allergies that will prevent you from getting a batch?
Food allergies?
Other allergies (i.e. cats, dust etc.):
Allergens?
Are you a vegan?
Would you be willing to make vegan yummies? (Please be aware that some participants are VERY STRICT vegans.)
Favorite cookie ingredients:
Keep these OUT of my cookies!:
Anything else your partner or the organizer needs to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. mochaxlight
2. aisy
3. llisaredd
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / 2 Boy Beanies, yay! :] on: October 15, 2009 04:42:07 PM
Since Ravelry and blogging, I realized I've seriously neglected posting my work on Craftster. This needs to be remedied. Cheesy So, two boy beanies I just finished:

The first is for my cousin, whom I made a PDQ for like two years ago, and it looked like a yarmulke and didn't fit, and blah blah I just got around to doing one for her:



Caron Perfect Match in Midnight Blue and RHSS in Lavender and L. Green; I Hook
The CC rounds are dc instead of sc.

This one is for my daddy for Christmas:



CSS in Country Blue and CSS Eco in Forest Floor; I hook
I had to ad a few extra rounds because CSS is thinner than normal worsted weight. I just continued the stripe pattern, and added a slip stitch border the bottom.

Hope you like, and thanks for looking!

P.S. Isn't this pattern awesome? One night/two hours for a hat?! Awesome!  Cheesy
4  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Favorite Book Swap: 1 Angel FOUND on: October 13, 2009 02:26:35 PM
SWAP NAME: Favorite Book Swap
ORIGINAL POST.
GALLERY.
# of flakers: 1 (Found: pinupmommy)

aquamarine007 needs an angel! Her package has been sent a LONG time ago, and we're not sure if it's been received, and she has not gotten a package in return. I'd really appreciate an awesome angel. Thanks! Smiley

Questionnaire:

For the next five questions, please list books you already own or books you dont want to receive.

Favorite books:
The Stand Stephen King
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Memory Keepers Daughter Kim Edwards
Anybody Out There? - Marian Keyes
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers

Favorite genres:
Current Fiction  
Chick Lit
Horror

Least favorite genres:
Westerns
Romance novels
Sci Fi

Favorite authors:
Stephen King
Jennifer Weiner
Marian Keyes
Dave Eggers
Michael Chabon

Least favorite authors:

Are you interested in swapping audiobooks? No

Are you interested in swapping more than one book? Yes

Do you need reading glasses? No

Do you have any special requests for books you are just DYING to read? Nope

Do you want to be paired with someone with similar tastes or try something completely new? Doesnt really matter

Do you have any allergies? No

Do you have any allergens in your household (pets, smoke, etc.)? 2 dogs

Do you have a blog, Wist or any other website where your partner can stalk youer, get to know you better  ? Not reallySorry!

Favorite colors: orange, yellow, dark red

Least favorite colors: pastels

What crafts do you do? mostly embroidery, recently took up crochet

What crafts do you not do but think are totally awesome? Resin, jewellery, I would love to learn tatting
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / WE BELIEVE: The Cryptozoology Swap: Gallery! on: October 06, 2009 04:24:04 PM
Let's see those crypto crafts.  Wink

ORIGINAL THREAD.

Package sent.
Package reached destination.
Sending late with communication.
Sending late without communication.
Contact organizer immediately.
Feedback given. (Positive)
Feedback given. (Negative)
Our swap is finished.

heath_face <--> Staar84
Wildfyre <--> deadbathducky
papa justify <-> amydice
RobbinZombie <--> missriss


Special thanks to those participating in the three way!
maisey rose RE-creations heath_face [angel] --> second star to the right --> MarthasAlterEgo
6  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Favorite Book Swap - replacement partner found! TheSexyTurtle on: September 15, 2009 12:55:33 PM
I hope I put this in the right place.  Embarrassed

Include the following information:
Swap Name: Favorite Book Swap
Original Thread link: HERE
Gallery thread link: HERE
# of Flakers: 1 (FOUND PARTNER - TheSexyTurtle)
Feel free to add other information if you feel its necessary.

Melladh's swap partner hasn't officially "flaked," as he let us know he wouldn't be able to make the deadline, even with an extension. I would really appreciate find someone awesome for her, since I know she was really looking forward to this! (Note for possible replacements: You will be sending to Sweden.) Thanks in advance! Smiley

Include the names and info of the people who need angels:
Melladh

Her questionnaire:

For the next five questions, please list books you already own or books you dont want to receive.
Favorite books: Basically all of Gaiman's and Pratchett's books, but just to namedrop: Hogfather, Coraline, Neverwhere, Smoke & Mirrors, Good Omens... and many many more! (Sandman... *drool* it's a comic, but still!)
I also adore Clive Barker's Abarat, The End of Mr Y, Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series... I enjoy Douglas Adams a lot but more for humor and imagination than that I think he's a good author as such - I have a problem with Tad Williams that I insanely love his sense of imagination and story, but really don't like how he writes.
Oh, and I also have a strong love for Arthur C Clarke Rendez-Vous With Rama.
Favorite genres: Fantasy, some sci-fi, I haven't really read a lot of cyberpunk but think i like that too... I like some stereotypical fantasy (hero goes to point X and kills god Y, or fetches magic artifact Z) but I really favor being fascinated. Whatever is fascinating, new, strange... that's why I love Abarat, The End of Mr Y, and Jasper Fforde - they're different from most others I've encountered. (Mind you that still means I've read all of Pratchett's books over and over again)
Least favorite genres: Romance and drama. Kill me now. David Eddings is only barely bearable when it comes to being too cutesy. And I have mixed feelings about some non-fantasy "slow" books, I really couldn't stand The Alchemist, but I really like The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (but not the movie) and I enjoy Tuesdays With Morris, and The Moon And Sixpence, and this wonderful swedish book called "a window to the south".
Favorite authors: Gaiman, Pratchett, sort of Jasper Fforde though I'm not remotely as fond of the Jack Spratt series as I enjoy Thursday Next.
Least favorite authors: Richard A Knaak. Blech. Stereotypical fantasy can be fine, but dude! He makes the average fan fiction look like litterature of the year!

Are you interested in swapping audiobooks? I'm very picky when it comes to audio books. I like Stephen Briggs reading Pratchett, and Jim Dale reading Harry Potter... other than that I've never encountered a reader I could put up with!
Are you interested in swapping more than one book? Whatever number of books I feel my partner needs, I might just send Cheesy
Do you need reading glasses? Nope
Do you have any special requests for books you are just DYING to read? Not really. Give me something new according to my tastes, a new author to obsess about Cheesy
Do you want to be paired with someone with similar tastes or try something completely new? Similar tastes.

Do you have any allergies? Nope.
Do you have any allergens in your household (pets, smoke, etc.)? Two very helpful cats!
Do you have a blog, Wist or any other website where your partner can stalk youer, get to know you better Tongue? Nope Cheesy
Favorite colors: Cold colors/jewel colors. Teal is my current obsession, and a cold purple (blueish rather than reddish). Love blue, cold green, ruby red, fire yellow... black, white! I like things VIVID. However I can also appreciate calm soft colors, but in that case more to the darker side.
Least favorite colors: Pastelles and dull oranges. Warm greens. But! If they're complementing colors to something else, I can adore them too.

What crafts do you do? Sewing, book binding, embroidery, quilting, some beading+jewellry, some hama-bead-things (melt with iron!) but more because it's fun than that I think it turns out overly pretty... I knit, I've crocheted some (not fond of the look)... I've done some mosaics, woodwork, and just all sorts of things! Wink Tatting...

What crafts do you not do but think are totally awesome? Glass fusion, detailed clay work (like polymer... I've done some skull beads, but it's a rarity for me!), PMC, painting (can't remember last time i painted!), and probably much more that I can't remember because I'm at work and things keep misbehaving Cheesy

Is there any item(s) you dont want? No clothes, no dead animal references (except for like the death of rats from discworld, that's different because he's anthropomorphized and not just "dead rat") Don't really mind animal products though, but I tend to avoid them a little bit. But that does in no way mean I don't appreciate leather in some awesome places Wink

Is there anything else you need the organizer or your partner to know?
My general tastes lookwise are steampunk, victorian goth, some cyberpunk... I love dragons, and while I don't mind unicorns as such they're a bit tainted by all this over cutesy stuff people surround the concept with Roll Eyes I love the classic white/black checkered pattern if it's a discreet detail with big squares, but I don't like it taking over... I'm not fond of cluttered. I love dragonflies, and stars, and old maps, and cogwheels, and clocks. I love lilies, tall, calm and sharp. (not french lilies, but the actual flower)
I can have a rather morbid sense of humor, but I admit the only Edward Gorey book I have is The Iron Tonic though I found it really nice.
I like clever little puns, like my favorite part of The Dangerous Alphabet:
Quote
Ks but a kiss- lovers glow with elation
L is like eaven, their last destination.
while some people found The Dangerous Alphabet a bit flat, I really adore it. I love the little stories in Anansi Boys, though the book as a whole is too... sunny. Even when it rains.
I love text, calligraphy, etc.
I write fast enough to forget I'm writing a message and just drift of writing down everything that pops into my head, going on insanely long rants Cheesy
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / WE BELIEVE: The Cryptozoology Swap! (signups CLOSED; sendouts Oct 8) on: August 25, 2009 01:23:39 PM

Special thanks to RobbinZombie for the idea.

Swap name: WE BELIEVE: The Cryptozoology Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mochaxlight
Sign-up date range: August 25 September 8
Date to send item by: October 8

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 13 and up.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Ever been in the woods and thought youve seen a Bigfoot? Is the only reason you want to go to Scotland is to go to Loch Ness and search for Nessie? Are you a fan of the History Channels MonsterQuest? Then this is the swap for you! Here we will be swapping fun, crafty items concerning our most beloved creatures that, according to science, dont exist.

This is a 5 point swap. Points you say? As follows:

Large item: 3 points (A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse; 3 or more hours of crafting time; $30 or more)
Medium item: 2 points (one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf; about 2 hours crafting time; between $10 - 30)
Small item: 1 point (Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks; less than 2 hours crafting time; less than $10)

HERE is a list of cryptids, and some other cryptid websites:

The Cryptoglossary
The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club
Cryptomundo
The Anomalist
List of Cryptids
List of LEGENDARY Creatures

If you have any cryptids to add to the list, or any cryptid related websites, please let me know and I will add them. Thanks.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: WE BELIEVE: The Cryptozoology Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
In the case of an odd number, would you be okay with being in a three way swap? (A --> B -> C --> A):
Favorite cryptids:
Least favorite cryptids:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Creepy, cute, or both?
Any allergies?
Any allergens?
What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you not do, but think are totally awesome?
Anything youre DYING to receive? (Thats cryptozoology related, of course.)
Do you have a blog, Wist or other website where we can learn more about you?
Anything else you need your partner or organizer to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE. PLEASE PUT WE BELIEVE: THE CRYPTOZOOLOGY SWAP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. THANKS.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

GALLERY!!!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Favorite Book Swap Gallery! on: August 25, 2009 01:04:45 PM
Show us your goodies!  Cool

Original post.

Package on its way.
Package reached its destination.
Sending late with communication.
Contact organizer immediately!
Feedback given. (Positive)
Feedback given. (Negative)
Our swap is finished.


annachronism <--> Kurtzie
Salo <--> HandsyMalone
Staar84 <--> krashromance
TerraBella01 <--> mrs.superman
melissa! <--> pinkleo
teriyakimoto <--> dichotomy
semicharm86  <--> CuriousCoffee
GiddyUpMunky <--> NH822
Angelicus <-> Dragonflywer
Cheeco <--> pixieval
mochaxlight <--> JustDontChange
bassistcoolidge // TheSexyTurtle <--> Melladh
IchigoHeaven--> aquamarine007 // <--> crosswind
blupaisan <--> pysselverk
cuppiecakes83 <--> Malbert

Special thanks to those in the three way swap.
curiousfae -->karimusbunch --> rednightsky86
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / First time quilting - specific foot? on: August 06, 2009 05:14:29 PM
Hello all,

I'm working on two of my first quilts, and I'm a little concerned about quilting. I wanted to just quilt some scraps to get the hang of it, but I'm not sure if my sewing machine came with the right foot or if I have to buy one. I have a Brother XL-2600i, and it came with a narrow hemmer foot and a blind stitch foot. I have read tutorials, and a lot of people use the walking foot. I was all set to buy it, but I can also buy a quilting foot (the book says it's "useful for darning and free-motion machine quilting") and a 1/4 inch quilting foot (to "sew seams when piecing together a quilt.")

What I really want to know is exactly what I should get. Should I get both quilting feet, or will I just be fine with the plain old quilting foot? Do I need the walking foot; is it easier using that one? Do I even need a specific foot?

Thanks in advance.  Smiley
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Best embroidery stitch for words? on: July 30, 2009 02:45:41 PM
Hello fellow stitchers,

I'm doing a pillow for my cousin and I want to embroider her name, but I don't know what the best embroidery stitch is to use for words. I've used back stitch, but it kinda looks fluffy. I want a more sleeker look. Would chain or straight stitch work better? Or some other one I don't know of?

Thanks in advance!  Smiley
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