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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: February 02, 2012 09:18:43 PM
I'm....I've made one thing? haha, I am a terrible terrible procrastinator. I have bought everything I need for the last two things, and I know once I start them I'll get through but I have to get to that! There is a cheap thing I need for one of them and I keep forgetting it when I'm at the store. I should just go ahead and make the smaller thing I do have all the materials for, but I keep putting it off because I wouldn't be a true procrastinator if I didn't do that, would I? I do have this weekend off work, and all my school assignments are due Friday night, so I should be able to get down to it on Saturday. I WILL get to it on Saturday! At least to starting the third project.

Glad everyone else is likeminded here, haha. I got put off crafting a few weeks ago when I had to totally rip apart a project for a friend - I was crocheting a donkey kong square to make into a throw pillow, but it wasn't coming out right at all and I was trying to do tapestry crochet but you could see the carried color too clearly (not a small enough hook, I think) and I ripped it out like 20 rows in Sad Failing at a project always puts me off.
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 19, 2012 07:21:05 PM
Finished one item today!
Anyone else have constant trouble figuring out what size/how many points something should be? I can never tell!
I guess some things are obvious, like "oh, this scarf took me ten minutes to cut the fleece and applique a thing, it's one point/small" or "this is a giant blanket and took me three weeks it is a large/three points." But what if it took me 3+ hours (almost everything takes at least that long!), a bunch of extra supplies, and it's something normally on the list for a small?
I mean, I'll probably make three things just to ensure I cover it fairly, because I'd rather be a bit spoily than underpar, but still. I'm sure someone else has this problem, too!
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 17, 2012 01:18:28 AM
Picked up some bits I didn't have already today and got one craft all set up - going to have to go back again to try to find one thing I didn't see today, but I'm glad to have gotten started!
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 12, 2012 08:17:49 PM
I'm doing research for this swap right this second...  and for the past couple hours... Roll Eyes
My fiance went out for drinks with his friend so I don't even have to worry about them wanting the tv!
15  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 11, 2012 01:39:13 PM
I've never really played Morrowind, but I've wanted to since Oblivion sucked me in. I started it once but my friend took over and did something that made me jump so high I flew and I didn't play anymore after that, haha.

I had two craft ideas while finishing my questionnaire and thought you guys might appreciate them (my friend who I told them to did NOT properly appreciate them  Angry).
A sign like the shops have (specifically hard/wood for outside, but a tapestry kind for inside would also be cool). It would be so cool if my yard were the Ragged Flagon, or an alchemist's shop or something! And a windchime (or mobile?) made of dragon bones and scales.
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 10, 2012 12:20:21 PM
I don't know if any of you follow TES on facebook, but they posted this video today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YEMD28MMtNg
Thought everyone here would appreciate it Smiley
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Elder Scrolls Swap (Sign-ups: 12/31/11 - 1/11/12, Send outs: 2/11/12) on: January 08, 2012 10:56:57 AM
I'm still working on my questionnaire Smiley
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Big granny square issue - lost the end on: December 22, 2011 02:32:40 PM
Unfortunately I didn't use a pattern Sad It somehow didn't begin in the corner, either? Maybe I've been doing something wonky all along. Each row was ending with a slip stitch (and then a few more to get to the chain space), and then ch3 to begin the next row. I ended up just shortening my stitches until it was a slip stitch and just chaining up to start a new row. It looked obviously wrong when I did it, but the yarn is boucle and it's so big at this point that I don't think it can be seen!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginner need help with everything on: December 21, 2011 02:22:07 AM
Ok, first, I am not an expert and I haven't done much in the round lately!

How far have you gone in it? It may be that it just starts out flat to allow for head room and gets vertical later. I'm assuming that you're starting at the crown (I've gone the other way! That's how I made the hat that was my first crochet project - I kind of find it easier).

When crocheting in the round, it stays flat if you continue increasing many times in each row (when you increase too many times in each row, it gets wavy and can't sit flat). When you go around with no increases at all, it switches abruptly to vertical (like a cylinder). With a hat, where you sort of want it to go diagonally, you have to increase just the right amount of times per row all along.

I find it easier to figure things out when I don't use a pattern, as then I have to know how everything works and comes together to make what I want to make, so my advice comes from that perspective. If it's coming out too flat past where it should for the top of the head, work some rounds with fewer increases in them than the instructions call for. If you're not comfortable with making it up as you go along, then I'd recommend trying another pattern and seeing if it comes out any better. That should let you know if you're misunderstanding an instruction or if it's the pattern that's not working.

Dunno if that will help, but thought I'd try! Good luck!
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Skyrim/Elder Scrolls Swap? on: December 19, 2011 10:32:05 PM
I love this as a topic, but I can't really think of crafts that would go with it. I generally draw my inspiration in swaps from what my partner asks for (I'm terrible with "whatever you'd like to do!" partners, haha), but I don't know what I'd suggest for myself! Anyway, if the timing works out and it's not too big (maybe 3 pts/ a med+small or 1 large?), I'm in.
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