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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / beginner question about stockinette stitch! on: September 18, 2009 02:08:19 PM
i'm a new knitter working on the cabled newsboy cap from stitch 'n bitch.  does "work 1 rnd even in st st." mean to do two rounds of knit?  i'm working in the round and i think working one round even would mean to do two rows of stockinette, which in the round would just be two rows of knitting?  but then i wonder why they don't just say that.  any help is appreciated.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / headbands - recycled eco-friendly, african print, and argyle! on: April 08, 2009 03:15:50 PM
hey guys!

i've been on a headband making kick these days!  this one is made from a really great african-print fabric with faces of all shapes, sizes, and colors.



these headbands are made from recycled t-shirts.  they're great because they're super stretch so they fit a wide variety of heads.  also, the felt embellishments are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, so they're very eco-friendly.





these next two are made from a great stretchy argyle patterned fabric.  i made one skinny and one wide.





i hope you enjoyed looking as much as i enjoyed making. Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / recycled t-shirt headbands with eco felt embellishment on: April 08, 2009 03:11:53 PM
hey guys!

i've been making these headbands lately from recycled t-shirts.  they're great because they're super stretch so they fit a wide variety of heads.  also, the felt embellishments are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, so they're very eco-friendly.





hope you enjoy! Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / dreadlock swap? on: October 21, 2008 11:26:19 AM
would anyone be interested in a dreadlock-related items swap?

examples of dread-related items:

tams
beads w/ large diameters
headbands
coils / other jewelry
yarn for wraps

and anything else your mind can create!  this wouldn't be limited to people with dreadlocks, as most of these items can be used in regular hair, too.  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / muu-muu to tunic-style shirt! (first recon!) on: August 02, 2008 01:06:28 PM
i bought a really cute vintage "tent dress" from etsy a few months ago.  i was so excited to get it, but when i tried it on, it was SO NOT CUTE.  example:



it made me feel like roseanne! but it showed promise and i knew i could make something out of it. so the first thing i did was to take up the length to a place where it hit me better.



then the neck started to choke me.  something had to be done! (ignore the cracked-out look here)



after that, it still felt a little too tenty, so i did a dart in the back to make it a little more fitted. 



i love that necklace with the top.  i might make it even more fitted, or wear a big belt right under the bust to give it more shape, but for a first recon, i was very pleased.  i wore it out last night on a date with my boyfriend, and he LOVED it.  i hope you enjoy seeing it as much as i enjoyed making it!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Stumped for Valentine's - HELP! on: February 03, 2008 09:51:11 PM
So, the proximity of some major holidays has totally messed with my creative mojo.

My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship so we only see each other every couple months.  He just recently came to visit and we celebrated Christmas - I made him a blanket for his queen-size bed, a scrapbook of pictures of us, a t-shirt of his favorite local band, some homemade beer my friend brewed.  He's coming up again this week, and I'm completely stumped for cute handmade gifts for Valentine's as well as his birthday (since I won't see him again for a couple months, we're celebrating both this weekend).  I'm working on a pillow to pseudo-match his blanket, but nothing I've been messing with looks good (either crocheted or sewn).  I hand-made a card that I'm really happy with. Other than that, I'm completely at a loss.  HELP!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first complete dreadlock tam hat with brim on: February 03, 2008 08:24:41 AM
This is so exciting to me - I finally figured out how to make a large dreadlock tam with a brim.  It worked up pretty quick with this yarn, which is gorgeous merino wool.  I am thrilled with how it turned out... my first wearable brimmed hat!  Hooray!







8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Convertible - mittens to fingerless gloves! on: February 02, 2008 12:58:38 AM
I'm so excited about this project I just finished recently.  I modified a pattern I found online to create these bright orange mittens that convert into fingerless gloves.  I find in the winter, it's always annoying to wear full gloves or mittens, because you can't use your hands.  But fingerless gloves give almost no protection from the cold.  So, voila!  These babies are born!







9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Softening yarn? on: January 29, 2008 12:01:04 AM
This might be a dumb question.  If it is, I'm sorry!

I was wondering if there was a way to "soften" yarn that has been crocheted.  I'm making a pillow that I want to do some color change work on, and I don't want to use a fuzzy yarn so that you can clearly see the picture I'm trying to make.  However, it's a pillow, so I don't want the yarn to be all stiff.  Any suggestions?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rectangle patterned head/dreadband! on: January 24, 2008 11:53:05 PM
I have been bitten by the crafting bug lately and have been cranking out projects left and right.  This little guy I whipped up today during downtime at work.  It's a rectangle pattern in a stony grey split by bands of lime and terracotta.  The yarn is Lion Brand CottonEase and is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic.





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