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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help making flag quilts? on: May 22, 2009 11:51:03 AM
A few of my friends have graduated and I wanted to make them quilts of country flags. (I have some experience quilting, but not much) Really, two questions:
1. Does anyone know of any flag patterns for quilting? Because I don't want to use uber huge pieces of fabric that will sag.
2. Really, how should I go about this? The tri-stripe flags I'm not so worried about, it's the USSR flag. That's quite a big stretch of fabric on that one.

And now the explanation: One big inside joke of ours that's lasted through out high school years is dorkily comparing ourselves to the countries. We decided that our little group consisted of Russia (usually referring to USSR), Lithuania, Austria, and Poland. I thought it would be a nice gift (quilts are always nice gifts!) that would remind them of our old jokes and friends.
Of course, our America, Canada, and China graduate next year...

The flags, for those who aren't familiar with them:
USSR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union
Lithuania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Lithuania
Austria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Austria
Poland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Poland

EDIT: I have no idea what to do for a border or backing. Any tips? I want it to look as plain/like the flag as possible.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 15, 2008 04:08:32 PM
(this probably isn't in the right category, but there was a lot of paper involved; I think I put enough work into this (5 hours) for it to be here.)

Today was kind of my last day of summer, with the house all to myself. So what did I do? No, I did not sit home and enjoy my quiet time with some television.
I performed a rick-roll of epic proportions.
Observe.
This used to be our entertainment center.



Close-up:

So, here's what happened:
When she (my roommate) first walked in, saw me a trench coat and asked where I got it, at which point I hit PLAY and the song just blasted throughout the house and I started to confirm my whiteness (last time I ever attempt to dance EVER!) . Then she walked further in and saw the entertainment center.
Then, she told me that she kind of wanted to watch TV, then she left the room. While she was gone, I took some scissors and did this.


Sarcasm is funny.
Hopefully, you will all find this as funny as I did.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Zelda DS case-First color knitting! on: July 23, 2008 08:41:09 PM
Oooooooooooh, you have no idea how much I love this thing. It's my first color knitting and I'm really proud of it. It's pretty much an improvised pattern and a semi-borrowed (modified one that already existed) chart; I'll post it if anyone's interested. What do you think?
Also, NO, it is NOT in a dinner plate. That's the top of my laundy bin, for lack of a better background.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with pattern on: July 20, 2008 12:02:54 PM
I'm trying to knit this floppy dog, from this patternhttp://www.ivillage.co.uk/homegarden/homemaking/crafts/articles/0,,695942_711080-1,00.html.
But sans patch.
The pattern says "Using stocking/stockinette stitch and intarsia technique, work 1st-29th rows from body patch chart.".
Does this mean work 29 additional rows to the 17 I've already worked, or 12 more rows to add up to 29?
Thanks for helping and putting up with my stupidity.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bookmark on: July 12, 2008 09:27:43 PM

Not much, really. Just something I whipped up in an hour or so to put in the box I'm sending my friend for her birthday. I just love the yarn colors som much and the pattern is great, too. Most bookmark patterns I found were for teeny needles but these are on US7. The pattern is here if anyone wants it.
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/bookgullwings.htm
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Embroidered iPod cozy on: July 12, 2008 04:03:18 PM

This took about two days, and I'm really proud of it. Thanks to ThreadOrYarn for suggesting couching! I've never done that before and it worked really well.
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7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How would I do this? **Slightly updated** on: July 11, 2008 06:44:26 PM
I'm knitting an iPod case for my friend's birthday and I'm putting a music note (eighth note) on it. I've already used satin stitch for the big round part, but that won't work for the stem part, because it's too fat looking. Also, duplicate stitch looks to broken up. Any suggestions?

Edited to add: Here's a picture for clarification.

(For those of you wondering, the paper slip is in there to prevent me from stitching the two opposing sides together. Again.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mohammed the Elephant! on: July 07, 2008 10:27:31 PM
(I don't mean to offend anyone, but this is actually the elephant's name; because my friend and I are dumb like that. I mean no disrespect to anyone. Besides, I'm sure there have been more offensive things on craftster.)







Isn't he cute?
This was for a friend's birthday, and I didn't want to post it until he got it.
It was about a month late, because he didn't tell me when his birthday was until two days before it. Nice. So, it took me about a month to finish it, mostly because I needed bigger dpn's. I took the project to work in my bag one day and half the stitches slid off. AAARGH!
Anyway, he was made with two Simply Soft yarns (don't remember the color names of either) on (too short!) US 6 needles. I did satin stitch (can't quite remember if that's what you call it or not) for the eyes.
I had to make up my own pattern for the ears because I didn't realize the original pattern had crocheted ears. I can't crochet to save my life.
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9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I knitted a buhtfir! on: July 01, 2008 11:13:28 PM
Made with really, really soft Moda Dea Dream.
These would make nice gag gifts for the holidays.

What do you think?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The same, it is not **WITH PATTERN** on: July 01, 2008 02:14:53 AM
Issa knitted coffee cup! Really quick knit!
With a pattern!




Stuff you need
-Set of four DPNs, probably US 7 or so
-pretty much any worsted yarn; cup color and coffee color
-yarn needle

Starting at bottom
CO 6 on 3 DPNs
Rnd 1-kfb all
Rnd 2-*kfb, k1* repeat from * to*
Rnd 3- k all
Rnd 4- *kfb, k1* repeat from * to *
Rnd 5- k all
Rnd 6- *k2, kfb* repeat from * to *
Rnd 7- k all
Rnd 8- *k1, kfb* repeat from * to *
Rnd 9-k all
Rnd 10- p all

K about 20 rows, depending on how tall you want it. I did 20.

Decreasing for top
Rnd 31-k2tog, k2tog, k across needle; repeat for each needle
Change to coffee color
Rnd 32-*(k2tog, k1) until 2 st. remain, k2tog*
Rnd 33- *(k2tog, k1) until 2 st. remain, k2tog*
Rnd 34-k
Rnd 35-k
Rnd 36-k
Rnd 37-*k2tog, k until 2 st. remain, k2tog*
Rnd 38- *k2tog, k2tog*
Cut yarn and pull through remaining st.

Handle
CO9 st. on 3 DPNs
K until it is 4 inches
BO and sew to appropriate place on cup

Ta-da!

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