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3651  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please Suggest Themes for a Challenge! on: June 24, 2010 07:18:55 PM
MareMare - could we post on the Recycling board to garner more ideas? 
3652  COOKING / Dessert / Re: End of school cake and cupcakes on: June 24, 2010 03:15:45 PM
These are awesome and they look so yummy!
3653  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: WIP Wednesday 6/23 - Show off your in progress knitting projects here! on: June 24, 2010 02:58:03 PM
It's off a Vogue pattern - #13 Ruffle Edge Wrap by Lisa Daehlin (links to Ravelry).  And had I realized how it is to knit with mohair, I may not have bought it. Wink  I was lured by the softness.

And capelet sounds a lot better than sharf!  Cheesy  A capelet it is.
3654  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: WIP Wednesday 6/23 - Show off your in progress knitting projects here! on: June 24, 2010 01:54:43 PM
So I was all excited to share my WIP and then what'd I do?  Forget to.  Oops.  But here it is now, a day late!



It's a flouncy little shawlish thing ... not quite a shawl (too narrow) but wider than a scarf.  So ... Sharf?  Yes, it's a sharf. Cheesy  I originally bought the yarn to crochet a sweater with, got started (as in the first few loops) and then realized that my crochet talents are not strong enough to crochet with the thick-and-thin merino/alpaca/mohair fuzziness.  So I switched to what I thought would be a quick pattern.  And perhaps it would be, if I worked on it consistently.  I started it back after Christmas on my train trip ... ah well. It'll get done for this coming winter, I hope.  I also plan on knitting some flowers and putting white seed pearls in the center of them and putting those on the sharf, too, to make up for the thinnish spots where the thin meets thin or where it looks like I did something wrong (but of course I didn't, right?).

Live and learn, right? Smiley

lapoli - I love washcloths too!  They're very relaxing to make, once you get the pattern down, and awesome for gifts. I love your idea of putting it with homemade soap, too!

LimeRiot - Eep.  That is a bummer about the needle, but the colors of the blanket are awesome!  I hope you can work out the gauge problem!
3655  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Over 30 Fine Wine Geezer Swap Round 3 (Signups closed, Send by July 17 on: June 24, 2010 01:39:32 PM
I finished the main part of rottenlittleboys' package!  WOOT!  In that process I became intimately acquainted with my seam ripper.  In fact, I know it so well, it's demanding its own name.  Suggestions?

My seam ripper thinks it's name is g0d d@mn m0th3rf*******, since that's what I say over and over while I rip it. We've spent some quality time together this morning. Smiley

Ha!  Yes.  After the second time putting something on wrong (in two different ways, so at least I learn from my mistakes, right?) I was very close to calling it that too!
3656  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Over 30 Fine Wine Geezer Swap Round 3 (Signups closed, Send by July 17 on: June 24, 2010 10:26:50 AM
I finished the main part of rottenlittleboys' package!  WOOT!  In that process I became intimately acquainted with my seam ripper.  In fact, I know it so well, it's demanding its own name.  Suggestions?

Now to figure out how to do part B and if the other bit of the package will come together into something I would want to receive, if I were rottenlittleboys.  We shall see on that score!
3657  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap 2: Return of the Cheap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 5/1) on: June 24, 2010 10:24:15 AM
Hi Frugal Ladies,

I have a question and have tried using the search function, but it mocks me.  Did someone here (I think it was here) use contact paper to make fabric wipe-able with a sponge for sandwich wraps/snack bags?  And if not, what did you use?

Thanks!
3658  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Frugal Living 2: Return of the Cheap Gallery on: June 24, 2010 10:24:08 AM
Hi Frugal Ladies,

I have a question and have tried using the search function, but it mocks me.  Did someone here (I think it was here) use contact paper to make fabric wipe-able with a sponge for sandwich wraps/snack bags?  And if not, what did you use?

Thanks!
3659  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please Suggest Themes for a Challenge! on: June 24, 2010 07:36:27 AM
Hmm, what about 'something found at a thrift store' or something similar?  It's general, but it could get a wide variety of items.  Or a pillow cover, an old blanket, old jewelry/beads ...

And just as a suggestion, I think a picture of the materials before being made into a bag would be a cool addition to the final product. Cheesy
3660  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Givers and Needers #7 Gallery! on: June 23, 2010 07:08:17 AM
Hi ladies!

I think this swap is finished.  Thank you all for a great swap and if there's any questions or issues with feedback, let me know!

Thank you givers for being so generous, and thank you needers for awesome thank you gifts.

Smiley
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