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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Common Knitting Problems? on: October 26, 2013 04:11:03 PM
Hey Craftster Knitting!

It's been a long time since I've posted anywhere in Craftster..... just checked my last post. It's from '09. Yikes!

Anyways, I'm a product design student now and have been assigned a project with the goal of resolving a simple problem task.
For now, I just need to do research and one of the categories of things (we get to narrow it down to 3 categories) is knitting problems!
Not so much knitting techniques, but... the other stuff.

For example a problem I was thinking about was unifying yarn storage and use. I tend to store all of my yarn in a box together. I also tend to knit without using anything to hold my yarn at all (perhaps that's its own problem)..... As a result, my yarn skeins are frequently tangled with each other, and later, as I'm knitting, sometimes my yarn will roll off the couch and across the room or some other annoying location. To solve both problems, I've thought about creating little yarn 'houses' that are stackable and portable. One skein/ball per yarn house. There's a little opening to thread the working strand through. You can pick up each house of yarn and carry it to another room in your house to work on it, then bring it back and place it in back on your tower of yarn houses!

That's just a little idea I have. Not sure if it's a necessary solution, as I don't know how other knitters normally store their yarn.

To cut to the chase, I'd love some feedback on that idea (which is in it's baby stages... actually more like fetal stages), and also let me know anything else about your knitting storage and processes that you'd like me to hear.

How do you store your yarn?
Do you carry it around to different rooms/ public places?
Any other simple problems you'd like to gripe about? (I'd love to hear them!)

And lastly, this doesn't have to be reserved for knitting. If you hate something about a task in your morning routine, or wish some product existed.... let me know!


Thanks for giving this post some time!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: JOODITO military, trenches, high collars... and a reconstruction on: August 15, 2009 04:26:53 PM
Joodito, you are an amazing one.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Inspired by Joodito's fruity loops! on: August 14, 2009 04:48:51 PM
I just made these! What a coincidence Smiley Yours are really cute. The great thing about these things is that everytime you put them on they turn out different!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Viscera- Neck Accessories on: August 14, 2009 03:54:50 PM
So I just started my etsy and decided to make some new items to put up! These are some neck accessories that I've been making for a long time now, inspired by a craftster post I saw a long loooong time ago. They kind of remind me of intestines (as grotesque as that sounds) which is why i dub them Viscera! They are all made out of old shirts or dresses.

Here are le pics:











Thanks for reading! Comments and feedback much appreciated!
5  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #40 - Picture This! - Due Jul 1 - Jul 5 2009 on: June 03, 2009 07:28:08 AM
This might be my first challenge!
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #39 - Repurpose a Catalog - Due Jun 1 - Jun 5 2009 on: May 26, 2009 08:14:02 PM

Sorry!  Only catalogs for this challenge.

Drat! Maybe there should be some kind of magazine recycling challenge in the future.... -wink wink nudge nudge-  Tongue
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #39 - Repurpose a Catalog - Due Jun 1 - Jun 5 2009 on: May 26, 2009 06:18:19 AM
I don't have many catalogues, but I have tons of magazines... can I use magazines instead of catalogues?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gown in 10 minutes! on: May 11, 2009 06:49:45 AM
This dress is soo beautiful, and props for all the hand sewing! I'm definitely inspired.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / High waisted floral shorts? on: March 04, 2009 07:39:07 PM
I've been really scared to make shorts, but I wanted to challenge myself, so when my mom wanted to throw out the living room curtains I salvaged them for myself! The crotch was the scariest thing I have ever sewed so far, but I'm soo proud of myself. I think I would consider this is my first real garment! On to the pictures! ...or the one picture...


Sorry for the crappy webcam pics. My camera broke :/

And also, I need some style advice. I have no idea what to wear these shorts with! Is the blue tank top from the first picture ok, or maybe a brown one? But I think the brown kind of clashed with the leggings but I don't wanna wear the shorts without them, especially if I want to make them school appropriate.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Eye Skirt on: February 27, 2009 03:43:29 PM
You are amazing. Everything you make is beautiful!
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