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831  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: easy recycled, quilted wool and cotton pads - tutorial (different method) on: June 03, 2005 09:37:04 PM
Many thanks for showing the steps to making these!

Now if I could only convince myself that without a fastener of some kind they would stay in place ...
I'm not crazy about wings - but I don't want to suddenly have to make a quick exit from wherever I am, holding my crotch to keep things from slipping any further out of position.

Perhaps the addition of a small piece of velcro to the bottom-side of the pad would work. And it could attach to ... a piece of cloth (cotton or flannel or whatever) wrapped around the crotch of the underwear, which also has a small piece of velcro attached to it.
And the underwear velcro-cloth would be removable ... so one wouldn't be stuck wearing one pair of undies all the while the pad(s) were needed.
832  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lacy scarf with bulky yarn on: June 03, 2005 08:03:12 PM
Either you didn't get back, yahaira, or you forgot about posting.

My bulky yarn acquisitions are beginning to feel lonely and unloved. And I don't know anyone with the S-'n-B book to check out sararosa's suggestion.

Why can't I be more inventive on my own? Sigh. I get jealous looking at craftster forums.
833  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Red lacey belt. on: May 29, 2005 12:04:12 PM
Love this belt! Good work.
Many thanks for the pattern as well.

I have added it to the incredibly looong list of things I MUST knit.

(When in second hand stores, I usually check through those Golden Hands hardcover books for patterns or ideas - just b/c they're old dosen't mean they can't be used.)

I wonder ... if an i-cord would look OK and/or work OK - instead of a long fringe?
For some reason I have an irrational phobia about hanging strings/threads.
I have this idea they would "hang" all over the place after a while, start fraying or disintegrating almost immediately, etc. etc.

Well, I won't know until I get at it. Right?
Thanks again.
834  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lacy scarf with bulky yarn on: May 18, 2005 08:02:16 AM
I have just come into possession of several dozen balls of bulky yarn, and had no idea of what to do with it.
Another sweater I do not need! But I love your scarf!
(And it being a quick knit is an added bonus.)

Could you post your pattern please?

Thank you in advance,
835  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: tissue paper purse on: March 21, 2005 08:27:02 PM

I am in awe. Both of the material and of the shape - very handy for not losing things. And I'll bet that it is very comfortable to use - not heavy and flexible.

However did you do it?
Although I doubt that I could ever. (I can just see the wrinkles and ripped paper that would result if I ever tried something like that.)
836  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ballet-style top and necktie shirt (with tutorials!) on: January 16, 2005 08:07:38 PM

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, and the Salvo.


837  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Halter Neck - all sparkly! on: January 16, 2005 07:31:47 PM

Let me be the first to say - CONGRATULATIONS, that is AWESOME!

Now the next thing for you to make is something that covers your arms and neck and head and stomach - to prevent any errant sparks that might be floating through the air from those bush fires.
838  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: January 16, 2005 07:05:19 PM
Started reading this thread - from the beginning! - several hours ago.
(Does it count as a craft-related injury that I am not going to get very much knitting done tonight - if any at all?)

Waaay back on one of first few pages was a story that brought my most major crafting injury to mind. It happened many, many years ago. At a silversmithing workshop, at one of the national parks in New Brunswick.

I had "punched" with the metal punch - not onto the sheet of silver, but onto my finger. Onto the nail of one of my fingers. As I held it under runnng water to lessen the swelling, I remembered what my mother had said some time previously about banging one's nail. (She was probably referring to mashing a fingernail when using a hammer, as we had several people in the family who were/are incompetent with woodworking tools.)

What she had said was that sometimes, after a fingernail incident - such as this one - the hospital would drill a hole into the fingernail to relieve the pressure.

That thought caused me to pass out. And down I went.

My next realization, as I looked up at numerous people's legs surrounding me, was that someone was trying to steal my tongue.

So in good "keeper" fashion - I bit down as hard as I could!

The outcry (scream?) that ensued brought me further back to being totally aware of everything.
The instructor (or another participant?) of the workshop had been trying to stop me from swallowing my tongue, so she/he had put their fingers in my mouth to stop that.

My fingernail is fine now. I did not have to go to the hospital for any drilling (or anything else). I have a fine, finished, silver ring that I still wear constantly. But I don't remember if I thanked my "rescuer" and that is what has remained with me for over 35 years.

839  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: skull illusion chart on: January 16, 2005 03:44:07 PM

Have you gotten the chance to do the tute on making an illusion chart yet?

I really need something to look forward to when I get finished what I am currently working on! Like a lot of others have said, I am not a "skull" person.

840  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ballet-style top and necktie shirt (with tutorials!) on: January 16, 2005 12:43:30 PM
A note to socomfyhere, re using a silk tie:

I regularly machine wash any silk ties I get - and also silk blouses - instead of drycleaning them, with no problem. If they are washed in cold water.

I have found that it is mainly a dye loss problem being the reason silk items call for drycleaning instead of machine washing. And a cold machine wash keeps that to a minimum.

The stiffening inside the necktie sometimes goes a bit wonky, but that just takes some re-adjusting by hand and an ironing job.
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