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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Kromski Sonata on: December 27, 2006 07:52:09 AM
Since there isn't a lot of information available because it's so new, I thought I'd post my thoughts on mine.

On ordering it... I didn't get to try before I bought, but I knew I wanted a double treadle and scotch tension, and I liked that it was portable so I took a chance.

There was very little assembly and I am very pleased with the feel of the wheel.  I haven't stopped spinning yet!  I really love the way the wheel looks and the way it spins. It's a joy to use.

I'll be happy to answer any questions anyone has about the Sonata if it helps to make a decision on it.  (Whether it be for or against.) Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / My little handspun collection. on: July 16, 2006 07:26:03 AM
I got a spindle at this year's MS&W festival and about 16 ozs of fiber.  I started working on and it and was lucky enough find a LYS that sells spinning supplies too because both of the rovings I had bought at S&W were green, and I needed some change.  Below are the efforts I am most pleased with.  The weights range from fingering to worsted.

http://static.flickr.com/58/190745595_4204561f78_o.jpg
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / New to Polymer Clay, want to make Millefleur. on: July 13, 2006 01:49:45 PM
I have a couple of chunks of Sculpey III and want to make some millefleur beads with it but can't find any tute's online to help me out.  I beheld the power of google and it let me down.

Anyone know of any good links or even a good book for this?

Thanks!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Batman Pullover on: April 13, 2006 09:07:02 AM
This is my first intarsia and my first sweater.  I didn't use a pattern,  I used a 4T T-Shirt to figure out the sizing since it's for a 4 year old.  I made the chart that's on the sweater.   The one for the armband came from elsewhere.  The chart for the sweater is available in a link on the sidebar of my blog.

The yarn is Caron Simply Soft.




The logo is on the front and the back, and the second shot is so you can see an entire sleeve.

Thanks for looking.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Maryland Soapers? on: November 27, 2005 01:56:32 PM
Just moved to College Park MD from the deep south, and while I am still on my soaping list from back home I am looking for a local group to join to stay informed on the best local suppliers and the cons and stuff. 

If anyone is in one of these groups, and invite would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Laura
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Cast On. on: October 29, 2005 08:50:40 AM
I am interested in learning the crochet cast on, but everything I have seen doesn't make sense to me.

I am thinking that I want to just chain however many, draw up loops from that chain, like you would in Tunesian crochet, and then just knit the boogers off and swap the crochet needle for a knitting needle once it's been emptied.

This appeals to me because it seems like the only cast on I can ever do properly is the long tail one and I hate it because you can misjudge the length of the tail too easily.  And while yes, you can undo and go back, if I have just cast on 176 of 184 stitches, I don't really want to.

For those of you who can do both crochet and knitting, does this method I have outlined above make sense?  Have you tried something similiar to it already and if you have, did it work as you expected?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Those KNIT SnBN Monster Slippers in Crochet? on: February 24, 2005 09:37:02 AM
I want those slippers!  But alas, my knitting is lacking and I have neither the time or the patience to do this in knit. Ok, mostly patience I admit! 

Has anyone done/tried to do these in crochet?  Does anyone plan to?  Have you knit them and have an idea how to make them crochet?

Any help would be great!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Some Candles I made. on: December 12, 2004 08:15:17 PM
I made these today.  One for playing "dirty santa" at work, and one for a group's Christmas lunch I am going to.  I hate doing two colors and I would not make painting them a habit, but they turned out reasonably well I think.

http://soapturtle.net/craftster/giftcandles.jpg
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / HELP! ISO Long duster sweater/jacket pattern book(let). on: November 19, 2004 10:09:36 AM
Last Friday I saw a great pattern book(let) at Micheal's, it had several ponchos and a really cool duster jacket type sweater on the back of it.  The jacket hat a hood and it had eyelash yarn around the edge of the hood and sleeves and bottom of it.  It was done in homespun type yarn in a neutral beigish color.

Anyway, I went back today to get the book and it wasn't in the same place, and it wasn't in with any of other books either.  It's gone!     I MUST HAVE THIS PATTERN! Does anyone else happen to have it and can tell me who makes it so I can order it directly? Or have you seen it in a store that isn't Micheal's?

Thanks a ton, in advance!
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