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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The IT Crowd Swap R2 - GALLERY on: June 04, 2010 08:15:16 AM
I love the pacman amigurumi!
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Glee Swap (signup 5/13/10 to 6/8/10 Send out by 7/12/10) on: June 03, 2010 04:36:03 AM
I am watching the newest Glee episode right now and I just wanted to say, "MR.SCHUESTER IS MY BOYFRIEND!!!"

I am not going to ruin anything for those who have yet to see it, but there are some pretty good quotes from this episode!!

Oh yeah!! "Even your breath smells of mediocrity" I absolutely NEED to have that on my fridge next to my "Your breath first kindled the dead coals of wars..." Shakespeare magnet. (Not that I have breath-themed magnets, just insult-themed magnets.)

Sue was just so awesome in that episode! Cheesy I'll need to add more quotes to my questionnaire!
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The IT Crowd Swap R2 - GALLERY on: June 03, 2010 04:29:59 AM
Ooh! I didn't know there was already one package on here! Awesome!
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The IT Crowd Swap R2 - (Signups 4/1-4/15) Sendouts 28th May on: June 03, 2010 04:27:17 AM
I sent last night! Cheesy And hurray for new It Crowd seasons!!
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The IT Crowd Swap R2 - (Signups 4/1-4/15) Sendouts 28th May on: May 29, 2010 07:11:08 AM
Yeah, I'm going to be late too (obviously, we're Saturday!). I think I underestimated this swap because it was just 4 points. But I'm working hard on it!
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Frugal Living 2: Return of the Cheap Gallery on: May 28, 2010 08:27:44 PM
Thanks tlh878! Beware, I went through 2 partners: I am scary! argh! I think I'm not frugally inspiring, I'm too high maintenance!  Tongue

Thanks again and thank you again Kaz, you're a great organizer (and crisis manager! Tongue)
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The IT Crowd Swap R2 - (Signups 4/1-4/15) Sendouts 28th May on: May 20, 2010 05:19:20 AM
Have you ever finished a project, and have spent a long time on it, and thought "Thats not finished enough?"

I've had that with my (now mega) large project. I finished it last night, and after the time I put into it, I'm looking at it and thinking "That's not done"... but I can't think of what is missing!

OMG that happens to me all the time! It just looks unfinished. I find that, usually, it's only a small detail that's missing like a couple of beads sewn in there, a bow, some extra colour here...

I can't wait to see that humongous project! You've been working on it forever it seems!

As for myself, I wanted to wait to have actual progress to do my progress report... But I think I'm way overdue. I've been working on princess slippers for my niece who's turning 4 at the end of the month. Once, a couple of years ago (she must have been 2, I guess), she saw me knit baby socks and she asked me for socks for herself. She was just so cute! I couldn't refuse! I think that year was the year I planned to knit all the kids scarves for Christmas. I had to start in the summer! (And I finished on December 24th) Whew! Anyways, so that's what I've been doing this week. I'm almost done (It's some sort of progress report, right? Tongue)

For the swap though, I had a genius idea in the shower this morning. Genius ideas always come in the shower don't they? Wasn't there a famous inventor who had his idea in the bathtub?
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nice seam and it's ugly step-sister on: May 17, 2010 07:15:44 PM
No I wasn't picking them up for the toe part. They say to do it for the heel part. I'll try to pick them up for the second shoe. Thanks for your input!
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Nice seam and it's ugly step-sister on: May 17, 2010 07:48:58 AM
Hi Craftsters!

I'm knitting these adorable elf shoes for my niece (I'm going to call them either fairy shoes or princess shoes though, she's such a girly girl!)

Anyway, I've knitted another pair of these for a swap but I keep getting the same problem: I have one nice seam on one side and one very ugly seam on the other side. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm pretty sure I'm following the pattern...

Nice seam:

It gets botchy near the end, I think that's just because I didn't have a lot of stitches left on my needles and they were far apart.

Ugly seam:

Look at that! That's the other side of the SAME shoe. From my experience, after the fulling, this is going to look like a purled seam, with little bumps.

Here is the pattern. It seems to be only available on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/dls/flint-knits--pamela-wynne/25973?filename=elf_shoes.pdf
I don't know if you can access it if you're not logged into Ravelry.

In case some of you can't see it, here's the part of the pattern at cause here:
Divide the sts in half on your needles: half for the sole and half for the instep. Knit across all
the sole sts. Wrap the next st (the first st of the instep) and turn.
*P across all the sole sts. Wrap the next st (the first st of the instep) and turn.
K across all the sole sts.
K together the first 2 sts of the instep, k to last 2 sts of the instep, ssk.
K together the first 2 sts of the sole, k to last 2 sts of the sole, ssk. Wrap next st (the first st of the
instep) and turn.
Repeat from * until 8 sts remain4 for the instep and 4 for the sole. K2tog, ssk, k2tog, ssk.


The "wrapping" is described as:
w&t: Wrap and turn.
From the right (knit) side:
Slip the next st purlwise. Bring yarn to the front of your work. Slip the slipped st back to the left needle and return the yarn to the back of your work. Turn.
From the wrong (purl) side:
Slip the next st purlwise. Bring the yarn to the back of your work. Slip the slipped st back to the left needle and bring the yarn to the front of your work. Turn.


Can anybody tell what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks so much in advance!
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Glee Swap (signup 5/13/10 to 6/8/10 Send out by 7/12/10) on: May 16, 2010 09:39:39 AM
Just sent it my questionnaire!

Some ideas I put in my application form:
Emma jewelry
Bag with "glee" written on it
Sue Sylvester insults magnet set
Notebook with WMHS logo on it

Some ideas I forgot to put in my application! Tongue
Shirt/pillow/whatever with favourite lyrics/quote on it
Glee lunch bag

other ideas
Scrapbook with character pictures/quotes
Shirt/bag/whatever with "I <3 glee", "gleek" or "I'm a gleek" on it
Glee character/quote keychain
Slushie stuffie! Tongue
Character/quotes pins/buttons/magnets
Artistic take on caracters/quotes/scenes for wall art
Glee character/quotes stationary/blank cards/gift tags
quotes bookmarks
Figurines
"glee" or "gleek" notebook or book cover
Sue's loudspeaker stuffie
Quote/lyrics Cross-stitch
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