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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / The Video Collar on: August 20, 2005 02:54:57 PM
Here's my submission: VHS tape knit in garter stitch on Size 15 straight needles. I don't think I've seen a project similar to this on Craftster, but if I have, thanks: all of you inspire me a lot!

The Video Collar

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/darkcollar.jpg

Up-Close and Personal...

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/sidedetail.jpg

Some Surprising Uses...

Saint Lucia Headpiece for the Holidays

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/stlucia.jpg

Caesar Hat for a Husband

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/cesar.jpg
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First Spun Yarn and Hat Knit From the Same! on: August 09, 2005 03:36:18 PM
I finally was able to spin using my drop spindle after some lessons from a lady in my knitting group, and here's the result!



I really enjoy this board: you've all made some beautiful, beautiful yarns!!
3  COOKING / Dessert / Edible Yarn Centerpiece! on: August 08, 2005 07:25:01 PM
Thought you guys might enjoy this!  Smiley

I hosted a swap party for my knitting group last week and my friend, Corrine, brought this:



She took foam balls and wrapped sour straws and licorice around them and held them in place with pins. Then she added pixie sticks for knitting needles.

We'd like to preserve it... any ideas?
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Barbarella Knit and Crochet in the Desert! on: July 20, 2005 11:18:29 AM
Look what I found in a yarn store's "All For $1" bin!  The book's called "Afghan and Fashion Collection" and it's from Columbia-Minerva. Every pattern's named after a city in Arizona and I guess that's where the pictures were taken, too. I don't know why this cracks me up so much!

"Marana"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/barbarellacover.jpg

Instructions for "Marana" (This links to a .rtf/Word file)
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/barbarellainstructions.rtf

Here are some other lovelies... reply if you'd like me to post the patterns for these!

"Mariposa"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/mariposa.jpg

"Nogales"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/nogales.jpg

"Inspiration"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/inspiration.jpg

"Palomas"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/palomas.jpg

"Rimmy Jim's"
http://www.umamihomemade.com/images/rimmyjims.jpg

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pillow from "Hand Knits for the Home" on: June 07, 2005 06:49:57 AM
Finally got this done a few days ago... It turned out much larger than I thought it would (it was supposed to be a petite pillow for my petite grandmother), but oh well!





6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for a Colinette Point Five Yarn Substitute? on: May 27, 2005 09:37:10 AM
I'd like to make the Superbulky knit throw from "Hand Knits for the Home" for my parents' 30th anniversary in October, but I'm a little worried about the cost of the yarn. A picture of the project is here:

http://www.colourway.co.uk/hkhome/hkhome.htm  (In the top row of thumbnails, second from the left)

The pattern calls for 10 skeins of Colinette Point Five... on size 19s and with a gauge of 6.5 stitches and 12 rows over 4 inches of garter stitch. I found a really great price at Wool Needle Work (thanks to craftster recommendations), but it still looks like ~$150 or so minimum for the yarn. Has anyone else worked this pattern? Can you recommend a good substitute yarn or should I just go for it?
7  EUROPE / GERMANY / Language Question on: May 25, 2005 02:07:53 PM
Herzliche Gruesse, deutsche Craftsters! I have a translation question for you... First, what's the German word for ATM (Automatic Teller Machine/cash machine) and would this basic construction work (with articles and adjective endings adjusted for the ATM word): "Where is the nearest ATM?"/"Wo ist das naechste ATM"?

I majored in German in college, but that was about four years ago, and I've forgotten nearly everything. My aunt wants to put this expression on a T-shirt (I don't know anyone--American or German--who would actually wear such a shirt, but in any case I wanted to minimalize their looking stupid just a little bit). Thanks for your help. ~Erin
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Needle Roll Case From Thrifted Fabrics on: May 20, 2005 12:41:18 PM
This is my first completed project from SnB and I'm happy to finally have some place to put my needles!

Here's how it turned out:





And a detail of the fabric because I'm so obsessed by it... it reminds me of my grandmother's couch!

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Anatomically Ambiguous Soft Sculpture on: May 20, 2005 12:20:44 PM
So, my friend gave me this challenge: make an abstract animal that symbolizes "frustration." And this is what I came up with...

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/front.jpg

But get your mind out of the gutter because it has a wing!

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/sideview.jpg

And here's my friend enjoying her "Frustration:"

http://www.unm.edu/~eradclif/photos/karen.jpg
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Stitch-A-Long: Try Three New Stitches on: May 20, 2005 07:20:38 AM
Hey! This is a spin-off of sorts of the limit-your-colors stitch-a-long. The main goal of this stitch-a-long will be to break you outside your embroidering "box"--i.e. we all have a stitch or two that we depend on a lot, but would like to learn more. So, I think using three new stitches (probably along with your old stand-bys, too!) is the beginning of this stitch-a-long.

Any ideas you guys have about patterns, subject matters, or colors... it's open now, so let's hear it and make it fun! Also, this might be a good place to post links to new thread tutorials, etc.

Needlecrafter has a pretty good directory of stitches: http://www.needlecrafter.com/. Under "Library," go to "Stitches."
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