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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Craftalong Info on: June 29, 2011 11:56:57 AM
Just wanted to let fellow knitters or crocheters know I started a Craftalong  in the Misc. Topics Craftalong Section(as it is for both knit and crochet) for anyone who is interested in the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project.

If you are interested then head on over and check it out! We would to have you!  Wink
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Craftalong Info on: June 29, 2011 11:56:43 AM
Just wanted to let fellow knitters or crocheters know I started a Craftalong  in the Misc. Topics Craftalong Section(as it is for both knit and crochet) for anyone who is interested in the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project.

If you are interested then head on over and check it out! We would to have you!  Wink
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Craftalong-CLOSED on: June 28, 2011 01:00:47 PM

Finally, a time when chicks with sticks and hookers can unite! The 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project is all about letting our Special Olympiads know that we support them. Just think of the opening ceremonies and all the Olympiads in their scarves made by supporters.

This craftalong is designed to support our supporters. We need support too! Because we all have to knit/crochet in the same colors, seeing everyone's interpretations is really neat. If you haven't already joined and would like to participate, we would love to have you! Yes, even if it is the day before your deadline! Happy Crafting!



Quick Info Guide

Colors: Both red and blue (and only red and blue) in any combination you see fit.(Super Saver with Soft, if you choose). The colors are...
*Red Heart Super Saver - Cherry Red 0319
*Red Heart Super Saver - Soft Navy 0387
*Red Heart Soft - Really Red 9925
*Red Heart Soft - Navy 4604

Patterns: You can knit or crochet, and use any pattern. If you would like, they provide free patterns for your convenience that meet the size requirements.

Size: Between 54" and 60" long, and approximately 6" wide. Please include fringe or other adornments within these measurements.

Participating States, their deadlines, and their links

Promotional Flyers to spread the word!



Contributor Suggested Patterns (May have to adjust gauge to fit measurement guidelines)

Knit
*Special Olympics 2009 & 2011 Box Striped Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Rib Knit Scarf with Stripes
*Special Olympics 2011 Easy Knit Scarf
*Wooly Wave Scarf
*Hearts, Hugs, & Kisses Scarf
*Garter-Ridged Scarf

Crochet
*Special Olympics 2009 & 2011 Box Striped Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Striped Crochet Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Granny Squares Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Rib Crochet Striped Scarf
*Argyle Scarf (originally made for 2010)
*Diagonal Box Striped Scarf
*Mile-A-Minute Scarf



Craftalong Contributors and Their Scarves (click to see them in this thread)

alwaysinmyroom


yofi


Kittymom13


indigo_roses


craftADDchick


PixieVal


kksimone


In Progress...

LimeRiot


bananaleg


AlishaMisha



Scarves w/o Photos

Miss Barbara 2 Scarves



Contest Giveaway!

How to Enter: Recruit other knitters/crocheters and have them PM me informing that you recruited them. For every scarf they make and post a pic of in this thread, you get 1 point. If you recruited a non-craftster you can just post pics of the scarves they made as proof. Whoever gets the most points wins. If there is a tie I will use random.org to select a winner.

Deadline: 14 February 2012

Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

You can do anything (legal and not against policies) to recruit. You can use social media, your signatures, PMs, even request a scarf in a swap! (I actually did this and heath_face is contributing a scarf to the NC games!) You can do anything you think will gain an interest.

Remember, even if you recruit 1 person and they make 1 scarf, you have helped create 1 more smile on an athletes face.

Entries
1. alwaysinmyroom
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / TSA Fan Club on: June 16, 2011 07:01:42 PM
So I kind of have an obsession with commercial flying. And it isn't just the experience in the sky, I love EVERYTHING even going through security. When people were in an uproar about body scanners I was beyond excited. Everything about the processes of everything. So, when I saw this on Pinterest, I know I REALLY needed it as a hoopla. So, what do you do when you have a flu for 3 days? Cross-Stitch of course!


5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The New Generation in Geothermal Technology - Geo 2.0 on: June 06, 2011 06:28:08 PM
Featuring the new generation in Geothermal technology, the Geo 2.0!

This new type of Geothermal heating is a new "green" option. It also saves your green by making your thermostat think it is warmer than it really is; saving you energy. Previous installation of older geothermal units were bulky and expensive, but the Geo 2.0 is compact and extremely affordable.

The Welcome to the future.



6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / *Label Tutorial* Take one down, pass it around, 10 tubes of lip balm on the wall on: November 25, 2010 02:07:03 AM
Hello! I am new to this board as a poster but I do occasionally visit. I made my first batch of lip balm the other day that I felt I needed to share. I received  the supplies(with the exception of labels) and instructions in the OWS63 swap from lindyv321. She sent Bubble Gum and Cherry Berry flavorings. This batch is Cherry Berry as I was making some as a gift and it fit the recipient more, but I can't wait to try the Bubble Gum!  Grin


*Bees Wax
*Cocoa Butter
*Sweet Almond Oil
*Flavoring
(Lip Balm Tutorial by v@lentine)

Based on questions asked, I have made a mini tutorial on how to make the labels for these tubes.

Label Tutorial
Supplies:
*Scrapbooking Paper (the ones that are on the thin side. The thicker ones will not work for this.)
*Packing Tape (Packing tape's width is the perfect size for this! How convenient!)
*Scissors

1. With a scrap piece of paper make a template of what size label you need. It is best to make it so the paper doesn't overlap itself, but have the edged just meet itself. Draw and arrow pointing "up" on it so you know which way it goes. This way your label won't turn out accidentally sideways.

2. With the template cut out a bunch of labels out of the scrapbooking paper you chose.

3. Lay the label down and take a piece of packing tape(length should be about twice the width of the label) and place it on the label  with the label approximately centered. Then cut the excess off so it looks like pictured below.

Doesn't have to be exact of course, but one side should have just enough tape to hold to the tube. The other side should have a little bit more than that to keep the label on good and secure.

4. Place the small end of tape on the tube and wrap the label around tightly making sure it is not crooked or overlapping the cap or adjuster thingy(whatever it's called haha).

And you're done! Now enjoy your beautiful labels!
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / FOC Icons no longer grandfathered? on: October 19, 2010 10:09:51 PM
Hello,

I noticed that I no longer have a pink skull for my icon as I have had, but am now back to the heart. I read we were grandfathered into this, but I don't have the option to change it back! Is this a mistake or did I miss something?

Thanks!
~Leash
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Miniature Topiary on: December 29, 2009 11:42:41 AM
Part of my boyfriends Christmas/Anniversary gift to me included a jar of whimsies(with a diamond necklace inside). Inside was some super mini Terracotta plant pots. So, this is what I decided to do with one of them...


9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Can you help a fellow Crafter? Pattern Testing on: December 27, 2009 12:07:41 PM
Hello,

I plan on selling a simple pattern I have come up with and I need someone who can read patterns to test it out. It is a scarf and looks like this...


You only need to test out about 10 rows as the middle repeats, but I will send you the full pattern once I get feedback from you (with the promise that you will not sell or share the pattern to anyone). I figured this was the best way to make sure that my pattern is 100% correct and 100% understandable.

If anyone is interested please PM me and I will send you the info.

Thank You,
Alisha
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Circut Personal Elect. Cutter on sale for $74.88! on: November 25, 2009 09:23:42 AM
I got an email today that JoAnn's will be having the Circut Personal Electronic Cutter on sale for $74.88 on Black Friday! For those of you wondering, this is normally a $200 machine.

Just thought I would share the news!
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