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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Planner on: April 28, 2010 03:37:40 PM
I had to buy a new planner recently, but the plain blue cover was just too boring.  What do you think?



Punching all those holes was a bit of a pain, but I like the end effect!  It was a bit difficult using more complicated stitches, but I think the buttonhole stitch adds a nice dimension



Few more details and pictures http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/planner-2010

- Cristy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Hearts on: April 27, 2010 08:37:39 AM
Recently (ish), I made these as a surprise gift for the boyfriend.  He liked finding them all over the place (jacket pockets, under a pillow, etc.) and I got to use up yarn scraps!



The pattern's available on Ravelry ("Little Hearts") or from the author's own page: http://ourknitalong.blogspot.com/  (In the sidebar.)



(More details on my blog as well.)

Enjoy!

- Cristy
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Handspun (lots of wool, some alpaca) on: February 02, 2010 02:34:08 PM
I just learned to spun recently, so these are my finished skeins.  I wish I could spin more, but there's the knitting, crocheting, schooling... :p  Links to the original blog posts are included (where you can find lots more fibery pictures!)

First handspun

Lanolin-heavy wool.  Since it's my first, there are definitely some inconsistencies, but I'd like to find a nice use for this fiber since I have bags full of it.
Wool top

Dyed wool top from my LYS.  First spun with a spindle, but plied on my brand new Ashford Traveler.
Plied Wool Top

More wool top, spun with a wheel and then plied with high quality black acrylic
Alpaca mix

Various small samples of alpaca, probably some wool too, spun together and then plied with itself.  Only to be used for petting Smiley
Black montadale wool

Used to make a Christmas present for my father, still have lots left though!
Montadale/mohair mix

More montadale, but this time with some mohair.  It's shiny and beautiful.  I haven't decided what to do with it, so ideas would be appreciated...

Thanks for looking!
- Cristy
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My year of Crocheting on: February 02, 2010 01:43:33 PM
If you stalk the knitting boards (or recent posts with images), you may have seen my knitting round up.  Well, this is the crochet version!  These are just pictures of some of my larger projects this year, with links to my blog posts (which always include the original patterns).

If you have any questions, feel free to pm/email me!

Pattern-tested jellyfish

Extra large granny square blanket

Emo boy

Hubert the Giraffe

Crochet necklace

Crochet necklace v.2

Crochet earrings


Thanks!
- Cristy
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitting from the past year (2009) on: February 02, 2010 12:42:09 PM
I know, I'm a terrible person... I always mean to post on Craftster, but it just never seems to happen.  Without further ado, this is, essentially, everything I've knit over the past year (at least since February, anyways).  It's complete with links to the original posts (where you can find patterns, more pictures, and my own notes).  Enjoy!

Wellesley Scarf

Chevron Baby Blanket

DIY Knitting Needles

Brea Bag

Hat using handspun

Boyfriend's fingerless gloves

Fetching Gloves (for me!)

Brother's Cowl

Brother's Gaming Gloves

Boyfriend's Hat


Those were the bigger things anyways...  Hope you liked them!  (And I'm very sorry for killing anyone's internet...)  Comments, questions, and criticism are always welcome.
- Cristy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Metal Double Point Needle Size Numbering on: November 28, 2009 07:05:24 PM
Since I've been making more gloves recently, I've gotten a few sets of double pointed needles.  There's just one problem... I prefer metal DPNs and none of them have the sizes anywhere on them.  This isn't really an issue if I keep it to one project at a time and keep all of the sets in the bags/plastic boxes they came in, but that's not me!  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Some pairs are aluminum and others are stainless steel, so I need a relatively versatile method...  I'd also prefer not having to by a set of metal stamps, since I won't be needing it for anything except this.

Thanks for any help!
- Cristy
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Rasturbated Posters on: September 15, 2009 11:53:37 PM
I've been living in dorms for the past four years (since soph. year of high school...), so I try to decorate differently every year to ward off boredom.  This year, I wanted to work within a budget and my travel constraints.

Materials:
- masking tape
- $10 for printing, which came out of the $40 my college gives us every year that I never finish anyways.

Instructions:
1- Find a source image.
2- Rasturbate! (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/)

Results:
Above my bed.  (It's not usually so spartan.  These pictures were taken a few weeks ago.)


Next to my desk.


Up close.


And closer.


Since Rasturbating hasn't been seen on Craftster since 2004 (I checked!), I think it's high time for a comeback!

For more information and links to my source images: http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/do-you-rasterbate-too-project-idea-and-mini-tutorial/

-Cristy
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / World of Warcraft/MMORPG Board? on: September 13, 2009 12:56:07 PM
http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/world-of-warcraft-logo.jpg

Hey fellow gamers!

(Excuse the WoW logo, it's not mine but I want to get on the images board...  And WoW seems to be the dominate MMORPG of Craftsters.)

It has come to the attention of several people (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307643.0) that it might be nice to have a board dedicated to the MMORPGers on Craftster.  Particularly, a place where we could post links to themed crafts, organize and advertise swaps, and connect within the games as well.  (I would also be willing to keep an updated list of members' characters so Craftster members can connect in-game.)  While the original board is nice and roomy, it's also fiber-specific.

Anyways, at the request of Moderator sweets4ever, I've started this post to get an idea of how much interest there is and go from there.  So, comment with your support/suggestions and pass the link around please!

Thanks for your time!
-Cristy
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Suggestion - Recent Craft Idea thread changes? on: July 24, 2009 08:45:25 AM
Like (probably) many other Craftsters, I experience this site almost solely through the recent posts board.  Only when something especially catches my eye or I'm looking for something specific do I venture off into the designated boards.  Unfortunately, I feel like i miss out on a lot of the character of Craftster.  Namely, member's avatars and signatures that make this place so personable.  Also, Craftster seems so have especially high traffic during the day on Fri-Sun, so unless you ride the board hard, you're liable to miss something really interesting.  Extending the thread to fifteen or even twenty pages would keep us obsessive-type users from having to constantly keep a Craftster tab open (not that I mind).

Thank you for hearing me out!
-Cristy
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Zombies! on: July 23, 2009 10:36:30 PM
I made these a few weeks ago and realized just now that I never posted them here (free publicity ftw!).  Anyways, there's a pattern available, but the PDF is long and image-heavy.  (See Ravelry or my blog for a download link.)  Sorry!

Project info: crocheted body in Lily's Sugar n' Cream  in Soft Teal, knitted clothes in Lion Brand's Cotton Ease in Charcoal

Girl Version:


Boy Version (yes, I did only make one body..):


Naked and for scale:


Thanks guys!
-Cristy
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