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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted Gift: Looking for Opinions on: May 20, 2011 08:45:31 PM
My favorite cousin is getting married and I'd love to spend the time and knit her a blanket for her bed. I know it will take me forever and I don't have a lot of money so I want to get a cheap but nice yarn. I'm not sure if I should bother getting wool as she is marrying a guy who already has little kids and I hear theyre not the cleanest. I'm also afraid she'll forget that it cant go in the washer if I make it from wool. So the question is do I use acrylic because its cheap and washable or a blend thats more expensive or something else?

Here's the thing I'm knitting:

I'm just going to make it bigger and into a blanket. Would acrylic hold stitch definition for the cables as well? I don;t want to knit this thing for a year and have it look like crap because of my yarn choice.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Today Mag: Edward Bear question on: May 20, 2011 08:14:49 PM
The first issue of knittingtoday that I got has cute wedding clothes for their bear patterns. It says that Anastasia bear is free online (im getting it now) and that Edward bear is in their first issue but you can't buy the first issue from them because they're sold out! I was wondering if the pattern for Edward and Anastasia are that different or if I should bother to make any changes to the Anastasia bear pattern to knit these wedding bears for my Dad's wedding.

Thanks for the info!
23  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND: Need 3 Angels for the pick me up swap. on: January 07, 2011 12:35:13 AM
Here's a link to the swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361793.0
We're looking for 3 angels please send me a pm if you're interested and I'll set you up with a deserving lady. 2 are from the USA and the other is from New Zeland. Please let me know if you have a preference.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Boscage Cowl Question. on: December 24, 2010 07:15:03 AM
I found this on Ravelry and have the yarn ready to go but I'm confused with the pattern (Don't have time to link because I'm off to work) My questions is with this line:
Round 2: sl 1 wyib, kfb, k1, psso3,p1. So do i slip one stitch with the yarn in the back or so i slip 1 and then knit 1 with yarn in back? It's probably a really simple answer but I just can't wrap my head around it, maybe it's my lack of sleep or just how it's written. Any clarification would be great.

Also, I've never psso3 or even psso ever. Any advice on that would be great.

Thanks so much!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Confused Moose on: November 28, 2010 11:45:17 PM
I made this for the poppet vs amigurumi swap in August. I'm a little late posting it but I just rediscovered it. It's the confused moose pattern from Knitting Mochimochi. I learned knitting in the round as well as the magic loop method with the project. The first one I did was purple and it took me over 6 hours to figure out how to make sure the purl bumps were on the inside instead of outside. I'm really proud of this project because of the new techniques I learned with it.

C&C welcome Smiley

P.S. the dog is my partner, Lanikins since I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent.
26  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans! on: November 25, 2010 08:08:25 PM
For the Deathly Hallows swap I made some bertie botts every flavor beans. They're really just jelly bellys with a cool phoroshopped logo.
Here's the finished product:

And here's a close up of just the logo:
27  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Dumbledore's Army Hoodie on: November 25, 2010 07:57:20 PM
For the Deathly Hallows Swap I made my partner a Dumbledore's Army hoodie. I bought the sweater from Bluenotes and the front patch from etsy and ironed it on. I played in photoshop to write "Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" and I ironed that on as well. I think it looks pretty cool.
As per my bf's wishes I blurred his face out. And yes, I did try to make him look like a tool.. in a loving sort of way. I swear he's not that ugly in person.

Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome. Smiley
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Wands! on: November 25, 2010 07:50:08 PM
I was in the Deathly Hallows swap and my partner seemed to really want a wand. So being the good partner I am, I made them some! I looked around for tutorials and didn't fully like any of them so these wands are loosely based off the dadcando website tutorial.

1. First I rolled up some printer paper and glued it shut.
2. Then I stuck a chopstick all up in there.
3. After that I glued the ends shut.
4. Then I used hot glue to make cool swirly designs
5. Because I wanted a different look and some durability I paper mache'd for the first time ever. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome but next time I'll sand them.
6. Then I used a spray gesso and then painted with acrylic paints.
7. Added gold or silver details or crackling effects here as well as aging effects.
8. Loaded them up with mod podge!

So here's the pictures. They're mostly in progress shots and the one being held has gold on it in the end but it's a size reference.

Each wand was a different length and different colour to represent the type of wood they were made from. They also had a special core. I tried to put a coloured bead in the tips to mean a different core but it kind of got painted over.

C&C welcome Smiley
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / World of Warcraft Swap! on: November 24, 2010 09:24:41 PM

I'm planning on organizing a World of Warcraft swap after Christmas. I'm thinking of Sign ups in January and Sending around the End of February so you'll have the whole month of Feb to craft. Probably a 5 point swap. I wanted to give a big heads up and I'll message anyone who's interested here when I open sign ups. Smiley
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pick me up swap round 2 on: November 24, 2010 09:22:38 PM

I'm planning on organizing a second round of the pick me up swap with sign ups around January 10th until the 30th and send out's being around the feb 28th. Just wanted to give everyone a big heads up so they could save space. I'll message anyone who responds to this when sign ups are opened. Smiley
Here's the link to the first swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361793.0
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