I just got to my parents for the holiday, and learned my yarn arrived, but I accidently forgot Stitch n Bitch Nation. Could someone please give me the Casts on for the small size, and then just those first directions about how many rows of garter and how long of stockinette for the fairly easy fair isle cardigan?
It isn't very pretty, because this was just a practice trial to see whether or not the holes would warp or if the lightbulb would cause the record to melt. Originally, my idea had been to do this with translucent colored vinyl, but I wanted to practice on cheaper records. After about 10-15 minutes, the record did indeed start to melt and stick to the lightbulb. If anybody has any ideas for how to avoid that, it would be greatly appreciated. I had a couple of other ideas for the bowls. My first thought was to drill a bunch of holes in varying styles to let light shine through for either floor/table lampshades or ceiling fixtures. Another thought was to put two bowls together (like a giant clam shell) and put a string of Christmas lights inside and poke the lights out of pre-drilled holes.
The yarn is Lion Brand Thick & Quick charcoal and the acrylic fiber must be reflective, because the color of the hat is actually a lot darker than in the photo. Also, the ears are very posable. They can stay stuck straight up, or they can be flopped, whichever.
My sister just sent this link to me, and it looks pretty cool. Probably already been discussed somewhere on Craftster, but it's neat enoght to deserve another go. It's a big network of people giving/recieving stuff for free!
So I went to Goodwill the other day to get some shorts that will actually cover some portion of my body, unlike most new shorts that I see for sale. I ended up getting a huge pair of jean-style cotton pants. I cut off the legs, and was quite happy with the resulting shorts. Because the pants were so long to begin with, the legs that I cut off were pretty large so I tried to think of some way to reuse them, and came up with this skirt. The ankles were skinnier than the other end, so it sort of naturally became an A-line. I basically just ripped one side seam in each leg, opened up the hollow ankle hem at all 4 seams, sewed it all back together, and threaded an I-cord into the "casing" (the ankle hem) It still needs some finished touches. I have some black lace I might put around the hem at the bottom. End result: One comfy pair of shorts, and one long breezy skirt for $4! What do you think? http://members.aol.com/thecynthesizer9/skirt
As a testament to my love of everything Sam Brown, I decided to make a bunch of mini pillows featuring Exploding Dog pictures. This is my first one (actually the first pillow I've ever made at all) Oh, and a question for all the other pillow makers out there: how do you finish sewing up your pillows after you've stuffed them? I whipstitched mine (not very well) and was wondering if there is a less visible alternative. Thanks!
Hi everybody. I'm currently knitting pattern #26 in Rebecca, issue #24, the "backless sweater." Does anyone else have a copy of this issue and can offer some sort of advice or paraphrasing of the pattern? The first half is easy, but the way the second half is written, it's just a mess and I have no clue what I'm supposed to be doing! I'll type it out if anyone feels brave enough to dechiper
Okay, this is my first post about a finished product! Yay! I'm one of those people who doesn't really pay attention to rules so this bag was made in a rather helter skelter fashion. It's made from a ONE LANE ROAD AHEAD sign that my brother "found in the street". CAUTION tape that I took from today's drug raid at my high school, some sock yarn, and lots of duct tape. The strap needs some more work (ran out of duct tape) but other than that, I'm pretty proud of it. The second pic is an attempt at showing that the bag is split into two compartments.
Hi everybody! This is my first post to the board, and hopefully I am in the right place for my question. I was at a flea market in Portsmouth NH and I saw bobbins/spindles wound with thread and made to look like Santas and snowmen. Has anyone else seen anything like this, and does anyone have any ideas on how to make them? I have bobbins, I am just not sure how to wind to make the bodies 3-D, and how to creat facial features and things. Thanks!