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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Laundry sorter on: December 15, 2013 05:22:12 AM
Those are really great ideas! I especially like the recycling sorter. Unfortunately, my husband threw the laundry sorter away. I'm the keeper, he's the tosser. Sad
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Laundry sorter on: December 12, 2013 05:34:43 PM
I have a laundry sorter my husband picked out to replace the one we had before our house burned down. It's been six months and the cheapo canvas laundry hamper has torn, and anyway it takes up too much space in my laundry room. Any ideas of how to reuse the frame? My stepson doesn't have much in the way of stuffed animals or I would think that the hamper would still serve pretty well for stuffed toy storage.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: January 26, 2011 11:52:16 AM
I have a 'craft nest' - a basket that I use to store handmade items recently made until I use them. For example, I might really want to make a certain amigurumi but not want to necessarily keep it or display it with my other ones, or I might make a hat or something that just really doesn't suit me (sadly) after I have finished it. Then, at Christmas, I pull these out and gift wrap some of them. I know it sounds like I haven't thought of the recipient, but I won't give it away unless I know the person will like it, and it suits them etc. Sometimes I purposefully fill the 'craft nest'. Anyway my point is, it allows me to give things to people with enough space between making the item and giving it away that my hopes aren't high about seeing them wear the item, or even appreciate it the way I would like. Sometimes they are cherished, and this is a good feeling!

Brilliant on the craft nest. I have a dresser for all of my knitting things (though it has over-flowed more than a little) and one drawer has some baby items I've knitted to use up stash yarn or because I was bored. Very very helpful when random friends are having babies. Around mid to late twenties, that starts happening WAY too much for me to have time to sit down and make a sweater for each person's kid on demand. They always seem to have baby showers when my hours pick up at work (or I feel more like reading or gaming than knitting).
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Missing pattern! on: January 26, 2011 10:43:39 AM
Awesome. About a month after finishing the hat with your suggestions, I found the pattern buried at the bottom of my knitting basket. It wasn't called basketweave hat. It was called "geometric hat." *giant eyeroll* Good grief, am I dumb or what? Anyway, turns out that I like my improvised decreases better, even though I forgot to go to decreasing every row towards the end and it turned out a little pointy. If he pulls it down low, which he always does, you can't tell at all.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Missing pattern! on: November 16, 2010 12:41:53 PM
I tried the ravelry search with basketweave and basket and weave and woven and everything and it came up with surprisingly few items, none of which was the particular pattern. Google wasn't much help either, combination of too much junk and not enough of the right kind of thing (actual patterns, not just hats).

Winging it could be a plan, too. If no one knows anything from the pictures, I'll just do that. Shame, though. Now that I've gotten into my stride with this hat, I wish I could make more!

Thanks for continuing to help. I really appreciate it!

Fluffymonkey
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Missing pattern! on: November 12, 2010 06:02:34 PM
Trouble is that I don't have a copy of the pattern. I just wrote out what I think it might have said from what I've knitted so far. I'm pretty sure I found it on ravelry, and I can even kind of remember the picture, but that's not really helpful, is it?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Missing pattern! on: November 12, 2010 05:16:01 PM
I started knitting a hat about a year ago and then put it down for a long time, and now I can't find the pattern anywhere. Not in my house, not online, nowhere. I've just about reached the point where I need to start decreases, but I'm not sure how to do it. Have any of you seen this pattern?

Basket weave pattern stitch: First row: K4 P1 around for 9 rows. Next row: P5 *K4 P6* K4 P1 Around, Next row: K4 P1 around. Repeat these two rows twice more. Repeat first row for 9 rows. Next row: K4 P6 around, Next row: K4 P1 around, Repeat these two rows twice more.

That's my approximation from looking at what I've knitted so far. Help, please!

Fluffy Monkey


Edited to add pictures: Unfortunately, I took these with my iphone and it's a pain in the butt to upload them to craftster for some reason, so here are links instead:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29465600@N05/5182170715/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29465600@N05/5182172437/
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Naughty Knitting, Anyone? on: December 09, 2008 01:38:24 PM
I was thinking the same thing about those handcuffs, waiting4beckett.. now to find the materials. I was thinking of attaching the chain some other way, too, because i don't like how it's just threaded through the lace. I want them to be functional, dammit!

And yeah, I've seen that issue of Knitty. Lots of fun stuff Smiley.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Medical supplies on: November 17, 2008 09:59:00 AM
I think I can safely say that no one has posted this before. Behold, the sort of thing you take home when you leave the hospital and yet have no reason to keep:



And so now the question is do I throw it away or is there something interesting to do with it? I doubt i could donate it or anything like that since it's sort of impossible to clean out the inside and I've breathed all up in there. The really sad thing is that I have TWO of these. I forget what they're called, but they're to increase your lung capacity so you don't get pneumonia while you're in the hospital.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Naughty Knitting, Anyone? on: September 26, 2008 10:15:16 AM
I looked at the pictures, but I think I'd do a lot better with the words, myself. I finally found a good translator, but you can only do five chunks of text no longer than 400 characters at once, so it'll take me a while.
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