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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / etching salt and pepper shakers for mom on: December 12, 2006 07:57:00 AM
Hello,
So my mom requested salt and pepper shakers for Christmas. The ones I got are very plain - like the kind you would see in any restaurant.  I wanted to make them a little special/add a handmade touch so I figured I would etch them. Since I've run out of Xmas funds, I'm pretty much limited to etching since I already own the stuff.

but . . .  I have no idea what to etch on them besides "S" and "P," etc.  it's not a big working surface - maybe about 3" high by 2" around.

CRAFTSTERS - ANY IDEAS?

thanks!!!

2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Problem with Bunny Hat Pattern on: November 30, 2006 07:59:44 AM
Hi,
I was chugging away on the Bunny Hat from SnB Nation last night but I got to a problem in the 1st joined round. It says to:

p5, k40, p5, sl marker, purl the rest of the round.

But when I finish the {p5, k40, p5} section, I still have 8 sts left before the marker. And actually I think this is right because I'm supposed to have 88 sts for the larger size (per the pattern).

p5, k40, p5 = 50 sts
"the rest of the round" = 30 sts
and then my phantom 8 . . .

so this is my assumption - since the pattern is telling me to decrease the number of purls on each edge every other row, should I just alter what I'm doing to:

p5, k48, p5
(plain row)
p4, k49, p4

etc.?

Any advice appreciated . . .  . THANKS!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / suggestions for cheap place to buy clock movement? on: September 06, 2006 11:34:48 AM
Hi,
I wanted to buy some clock movements and I'm thinking there must be a website where they're cheaper in bulk (vs. going to JoAnns or Michaels). I've been searching but without luck. I just want the regular little ones that take a battery. If you have any suggestions, could you let me know?
Thanks!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a post on: June 22, 2006 12:40:45 PM
I have been clicking and searching on both this and the crochet board, but I can't find the post I'm looking for. It was a lace baby blanket that had the whole alphabet in the center. Does anyone know where it would be?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / has anyone ever knitted a Big Lebowski sweater? on: March 17, 2006 07:39:51 AM
The cardigan from the end of the movie seen here:




and here:






or made something like it? I'm thinking about trying to write up a pattern for it -  Grin

I know it's kind of hard to see in the pictures but it's an overzied cardigan with a big ribbed collar.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / garter stitch sock problem - stumped on: March 01, 2006 07:45:49 AM
I've been toiling away on socks from the same old printout several times now.  In the past I was working with things like dealing with tiny needles, correcting gauge, picking up stitches figuring out kitchener stitch, etc.  I knit about 4 socks from this pattern, but last time had an odd problem where after the heel was done and I was knitting up the foot, merrily decreasing away, all of a sudden my sock looked like it was being knit inside out - there was garter stitch on the outside and stockinette within.  I tore back to try to see what happened but couldn't figure it out, so I just purled the rest and chalked it up to "experience."

Unfortunately, last night the same thing happened again! It had been only a day since I picked up the sock and when I had knit it last time it was fine.  I looked at it happened in about the same place the other one did - about 20 rows after the heel, with the rounds alternating between decrease and knit across.  I know I didn't turn the sock inside out, and the pattern doesn't change at all during this time.


Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this?  I feel as though I have defied the laws of knitting and am totally baffled.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern for Linux illusion scarf on: December 07, 2005 09:23:40 AM
here: http://dabne.net/carolina/geekknit/linuxscarf-en.htm

The illusion has the penguin on one side and "Linux" on the other.  the non-illusion is alternating light and dark horizontal stripes - looks so cool!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / need advice on picking up stitches on: January 31, 2005 03:15:49 PM
hello all,
I have been trying to pick up stitches for a sock but the resulting stitches are so tight I can't work with them - especially because the next row is full of decreases, requiring the stitches to have some give. 

I had a similar problem before when knitting a penis cozy and made an effort to keep my work loose.  Does anyone have any advice that could save my sock?

Thanks
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