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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 44 Gallery on: March 26, 2009 11:45:45 AM
I received some beautifully carded batts from PurpleHeather today!

2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 44 on: March 24, 2009 03:51:21 AM
I claim A2K for yarn and fabric scraps/fat quarters.

3rd claim/1 sent/1 received

Anyhoo...I'm Misty, 29 (today!) I'm big on crafts! I love sewing, knitting (especially), and I'm learning to spin. 

Crafted Items
A pouch to hang on the wall for my rulers in some cute fabric (I love anything Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner-ish) (My biggest is 12 by 12 )
Photographs or Art for my room - Thanks, Mlsocci74! I can always use more!
Something embroidered like a pillowcase, handkerchief, or a something for the wall,
Polymer clay cake or cupcake type charms!!! *dying for these!*
A laptop bag!
Knitting project bags for socks
A sweater for my boston terrier, Frankenstein Smiley
A case for my iPhone
A mail organizer like this - Big Wish!
One of these - don't judge me! Smiley

Supplies
Knitting books Fitted Knits, Knitting Lingerie Style
Any Japanese crafting books, I have *none*, and I'm particularly interested in this one
Stitch Markers
A pincushion - any kind but I love dressforms and mushrooms!
Shrinky Dink Inkjet Paper
Pretty Stamps
Sock yarn...I prefer semi-solids in my favorite colors fuchsia, cerulean, deep purple, teal, or turquoise
Addi Turbos in 0, 1, 1.5, or 2 with a 40" cord (I do 2 at a time socks)
Acid dyes in blue, red, & yellow
Any yarn from my Loopy Ewe Wishlist
Roving for spinning - Thanks, PurpleHeather! I can always use more!

I have tons of patterns and yarns and all kinds of stuff I'm interested in on my wists.

Things I Love:
Pink (preferably fuchsia) Sparkly Things!!!!! lol I also like bright turquoise, teal, cerulean, and deep purple...I'm a girl all about the color. I'm sort of a hippie bohemian fairy princess lol I love speaking French, shopping, clothes, shoes. I like to decorate. I have this sort of ultra-mod, shabby chic conglomeration of style going on. One day I'm funky, one day I'm girly and romantic...I'm a weirdo, love it Smiley  I also like Parisian and New York themed things, oh and chai tea...mmmm

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
I don't like orange, the color or the flavor, or yellow...they make me look like a zombie, eep!  I'm allergic to methylacrylate, the chemical used to make acrylic yarns so I can't have ANY acrylic, it flares up my eczema...and if someone sends me penicillin I may die lol that's it

Thanks in advance to whomever decides to pick me!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 44 on: March 19, 2009 11:12:35 AM
I claim bsonlytoots for yarn!  I love buying yarn, so I love gifting yarn Smiley

2nd claim/1 sent/0 received

Anyhoo...I'm Misty, 28 (almost 29 but not quite yet) I'm big on crafts! I love sewing, knitting (especially), and I'm learning to spin.

Crafted Items
A pouch to hang on the wall for my rulers in some cute fabric (I love anything Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner-ish) (My biggest is 12 ½ by 12 ½)
Photographs or Art for my room
Something embroidered like a pillowcase, handkerchief, or a something for the wall,
Polymer clay cake or cupcake type charms!!! *dying for these!*
A laptop bag!
Knitting project bags for socks
A sweater for my boston terrier, Frankenstein Smiley
A case for my iPhone

Supplies
Knitting books – Fitted Knits, Knitting Lingerie Style
Any Japanese crafting books, I have *none*, and I'm particularly interested in this one
Stitch Markers
A pincushion - any kind but I love dressforms and mushrooms!
Shrinky Dink Inkjet Paper
Pretty Stamps
Sock yarn...I prefer semi-solids in my favorite colors fuchsia, cerulean, deep purple, teal, or turquoise, and no Lion Brand sock or the new Red Heart sock...they both make my feet itch like you wouldn't believe
Addi Turbos in 0, 1, 1.5, or 2 with a 40" cord (I do 2 at a time socks)
Acid dyes in blue, red, & yellow
Any yarn from my Loopy Ewe Wishlist
Roving for spinning  On its way soon, thanks PurpleHeather!
 
I have tons of patterns and yarns and all kinds of stuff I'm interested in on my wists.

Things I Love:
Pink (preferably fuchsia) Sparkly Things!!!!! lol I also like bright turquoise, teal, cerulean, and deep purple...I'm a girl all about the color. I'm sort of a hippie bohemian fairy princess lol I love speaking French, shopping, clothes, shoes. I like to decorate. I have this sort of ultra-mod, shabby chic conglomeration of style going on. One day I'm funky, one day I'm girly and romantic...I'm a weirdo, love it Smiley  I also like Parisian and New York themed things, oh and chai tea...mmmm

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
I don't like orange, the color or the flavor, or yellow...they make me look like a zombie, eep!  I'm allergic to methylacrylate, the chemical used to make acrylic yarns so I can't have ANY acrylic, it flares up my eczema...and if someone sends me penicillin I may die lol that's it

Thanks in advance to whomever decides to pick me!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 44 on: March 11, 2009 06:56:00 AM
I claim dip_n_dot for yarn Smiley Yay! Yarny goodness Wink

1st claim/0 sent/0 received

Anyhoo...I'm Misty, 28 (almost 29 but not quite yet) I'm big on crafts! I love sewing, knitting (especially), and I'm learning to spin. 

Crafted Items
A pouch to hang on the wall for my rulers in some cute fabric (I love anything Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner-ish) (My biggest is 12 ½ by 12 ½)
Photographs or Art for my room
Something embroidered like a pillowcase, handkerchief, or a something for the wall,
Polymer clay cake or cupcake type charms!!! *dying for these!*
A laptop bag!
Knitting project bags for socks
A sweater for my boston terrier, Frankenstein Smiley
A case for my iPhone

Supplies
Knitting books – Fitted Knits, Knitting Lingerie Style
Any Japanese crafting books, I have *none*, and I'm particularly interested in this one
Stitch Markers
A pincushion - any kind but I love dressforms and mushrooms!
Shrinky Dink Inkjet Paper
Pretty Stamps
Sock yarn...I prefer semi-solids in my favorite colors fuchsia, cerulean, deep purple, teal, or turquoise
Addi Turbos in 0, 1, 1.5, or 2 with a 40" cord (I do 2 at a time socks)
Acid dyes in blue, red, & yellow
Any yarn from my Loopy Ewe Wishlist
Roving for spinning

I have tons of patterns and yarns and all kinds of stuff I'm interested in on my wists.

Things I Love:
Pink (preferably fuchsia) Sparkly Things!!!!! lol I also like bright turquoise, teal, cerulean, and deep purple...I'm a girl all about the color. I'm sort of a hippie bohemian fairy princess lol I love speaking French, shopping, clothes, shoes. I like to decorate. I have this sort of ultra-mod, shabby chic conglomeration of style going on. One day I'm funky, one day I'm girly and romantic...I'm a weirdo, love it Smiley  I also like Parisian and New York themed things, oh and chai tea...mmmm

Dislikes, Pet Peeves, Allergies, etc:
I don't like orange, the color or the flavor, or yellow...they make me look like a zombie, eep!  I'm allergic to methylacrylate, the chemical used to make acrylic yarns so I can't have ANY acrylic, it flares up my eczema...and if someone sends me penicillin I may die lol that's it

Thanks in advance to whomever decides to pick me!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 6th March 2009 - First of Spring! on: March 06, 2009 06:57:32 PM
I finished this last weekend, thought I'd share it's from limegreenjelly and the color is Tapestry

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 1ST KNITTING PROJECT EVER!!!! on: February 25, 2009 01:09:11 AM
and one quick question: i want to do a simple hat, but i've heard that circular needles and DPN's are WAY harder to use than straights, is that true???

Nah, not at all! Well, maybe dpns, I've never used a pair of dpns in my life, I always use circs, for hats, socks, EVERYTHING.  Anything you use dpns for, you can use circs for if you have a long enough, flexible cord Smiley

my major problem is that i ended up with a sort of "seam" between all of the dpns... i tried so hard to pull my yarn tight between those stitches but there is still a gap... not sure why.

Everyone goes through this the first time they do a project in the round.  There are a few ways you can fix it.  Don't pull the first stitch tight on the next dpn, but the second.  That tightens up the gap even though it seems counter-intuitive.  Also, another thing is every few rounds on dpns you can transfer  a few of the stitches over to a new dpn, that way you don't end up with "a seam"

second of all, im a crocheter learning how to knit and it was suggested to me to use circulars instead of straights because you can do everything you do on straights with circulars and it feels less heavy and awkward. So I'd have to say circulars are not hard to use. BUT I've never made a hat and some hats require you have TWO sets of circulars which sound pretty crazy to me.

Some patterns may suggest you use two circulars but you can always use just one and Magic Loop it (google is your friend)!  Two circs is just another method of knitting in the round, one that I despise by the way, all those needles in the way are not my cup of tea. Two needles max for me!

Gosh, I feel like a wealth of information LOL
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Organic Cabled Sweater- My First Finished Sweater! on: December 21, 2008 05:07:41 AM
Love your sweater. It is super cute. Wish I could knit.

OMG it's so easy, you just make loops and pull them through other loops, I only taught myself last Christmas and I've made tons of stuff already. 

Beware, it's an addiction like crack though...
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday December 12th, 2008 on: December 13, 2008 04:44:07 AM
I'm no expert and someone might refute me, but it's been my experience in life that you can should try anything you darn well want, no matter if you're a beginner or an expert.  How are you going to learn otherwise? Heh, first time I tried lace, I'd been knitting for 2 months (and not a lot).  It didn't work out because I didn't understand the frogging thing like I do now, but I kept trying and now I can knit it, tink it, wrip it back, without tears only 10 months later  Wink


I'm not spinning anything gorgeous, but I'm trying a little every day, and my hands are finally figuring out the roving is like taffy so I'm getting somewhere
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first sweater - Central Park Hoodie on: December 12, 2008 01:00:42 PM
Amazing! Very beautiful, and it matches up so well to the picture at Interweave. :-)

Cableing... I want to learn that very much. No, I must learn it!

I promise, it's the easiest thing I ever learned.  Cabling just looks hard, it's soooo easy
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday December 12th, 2008 on: December 12, 2008 09:43:58 AM
Yay! My very first fiber Friday! I've only been spinning a few weeks, so don't judge me  Grin lol

It's Lorna's Laces Mt. Creek

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