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1  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Needlers and Hookers...new craft group in Louisville on: May 21, 2006 10:29:39 AM
Come knit, sew, crochet or whatever with us at Old Louisville Coffeehouse (4th and Hill) every Sunday from 2-4 pm.

For more info, you can pm me (Virginia)

See you there!

-Carol and Virginia
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / red and pink pants to cute cute skirt on: October 21, 2005 03:07:51 PM
that is not my size.  o, well.  it is made out of mossimo pants plus some tulle.  but i thought i would share it.

http://i6.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/39/bd/dd_1.JPG
3  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / I may be moving to Louisville on: September 13, 2005 12:02:52 PM
hey all,

i'm thinking about moving to Louisville in Jan.  and I was wondering what some crafty people felt about the city.  Mostly I have a bunch of questions.

How hard is it to get a job/apartment?
How much do apartments generally cost...right now i'm paying $450 for a 1 bdrm.
Are there lots of cool crafty people?
good coffeeshops/clubs/nightlife?
good bike riding?
good health food stores?
is there a stitchnbitch/crafty group?
how big is Louisville?
any interesting activism/collectives/co-ops/punk rock houses?

also, i guess there's a college there...how big is it?  does anyone know if they have programs in apparel design or creative writing?

thanks!  -virginia
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 t-shirts, too big! on: September 06, 2005 04:37:59 PM
at my job we all have to wear plain blue shirts, no patterns, no cleavage, intensely boring.  i made this shirt so i could wear something interesting to work.  it's made out of a large t-shirt

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/workshirt.jpg

and this was made from a t-shirt that was also too big.  the logo says corner club, my old roommate's now defunct band.  they were huge in rockford, il.  seriously they were.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/cornerclubtank.jpg
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / various handbags, all recycled fabric (image heavy) on: September 06, 2005 04:33:31 PM
this one is from someone's craftster pattern, but i can't remember whose.  hang on...laurasaurus' clutch tute.  



yellow silk and green and yellow houndstooth fabric, plus little girl's belt for straps.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/uglyyellow1.jpg
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/uglyyellow2.jpg
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/uglyyellow3.jpg

made from an old pillowcase, in need of decoration

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/greenbag.jpg

shameless boyfriend website promotion

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/takepillsbag.jpg
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / various skirts i have made (pic heavy) on: September 06, 2005 04:27:18 PM
all materials recycled!  i bought the tulle at my stupid job at a thrift store.  everything else is from the ashland free box, as usual.  everything looks really boring in the pictures but better in real life so sorry bout that.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/tullepizzaskirt.jpg

made from 2 tshirts
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/mauiskirt.jpg

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/pinkpinstripe.jpg

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/stripejeanskirt.jpg

made from a sweatshirt
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/chinesehorsefront.jpg
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/allprojects/chinesehorseback.jpg
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Small intarsia, Gaspode and DPNs case! (image heavy sort of) on: July 13, 2005 05:37:21 PM
Here is a little intarsia I did.  "MB" refers to my website, which is called Milky Boots.  That's supposed to be a star in the corner.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/mbint1.jpg

And this is Gaspode, who I made for the Terry Pratchett Discworld swap.  He looks quite ratty for a dog, but I think that's okay cause Gaspode is kind of ratty.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/gaspode.jpg

Finally, here is a DPNs case I made out of a house dress I found at the free store.  I loved the pattern on the fabric.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/needlecase1.jpg

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/needlecase2.jpg
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / lame skirt (that's lam-ay) from R2 on: July 13, 2005 05:31:11 PM
I just finished this last week.  It took some tweaking due to my being unable to afford R2 yarn ($22 a skein!)  I like to wear it to work over my black pants, but it's getting too hot to wear a wool skirt.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/lameskirt2.jpg

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/lameskirt1.jpg
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / sleeveless cowl-sweater thingy (now with tutorial!) on: June 26, 2005 08:10:01 PM
i recently finished this, my own design.  I wanted to make something more experimental/artsy.  You can't really see it in the pics, but it's got a cable down the front and back and some dropped stitches.  The whole thing was done in the round (no seams, yay!)  Oh, and the yarn's recycled...thank you, Ashland free box once again.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/cowlsweater1.jpg
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/cowlsweater2.jpg

don't mind my happy smiling face...i'm about to go to work!

Note:  I decided against submitting to knitty.  Too much work, too little time.  Here is the pattern.

sleeveless cowl sweater thingy

size medium-large (its stretchy)


-size 13 and size 9 circular needles
-many skeins of variegated yarn such as rowan biggy print or handpaintedyarn.com superbulky pure wool, maybe 8 or so (?)

gauge:  On size 13 needles, St st, 11 st = 4 in; 11 rows = 2 in.

cable pattern:  
rnd 1:  p2, place next 3 sts on cable needle, k3, knit 3 stitches on needles, p2.
rnds 2-8: p2, k6, p2.

optional:  drop a couple sts at random while knitting the body.  drop the st, then pick up the resulting ladder, place on left needle and knit like a normal st.  continue as for the rest of the piece.  Dont do it too much or itll get really big!

Body:
With size 13 needles, co 80 sts.
Join rnd and place marker at beginning of rnd.
rnd 1: k8, work cable pattern, k44, work cable pattern again, finish rnd.
Continue in this manner, working the cable pattern, for 19 inches.

Armholes:
rnd 1:  BO 3 sts before and after stitch marker at beg. of rnd (6 sts total.), k34, BO6, k34.
Knit the front and back, attaching a spare skein for half, for 6 inches.  Continue working cable pattern.
CO 6 st over each armhole.  Mark beg of rnd again.  Work 4 rnds, continuing the cable pattern.

Cowl:
switch to size 9 needles.  continue working as before, with cable pattern, for 13 inches.  BO and tuck in ends.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / nada skirt on: June 16, 2005 10:46:35 PM
i found this bizarre t-shirt at the free store and wanted to do something interesting with it.  i made it out of 2 shirts on my boyfriend's sewing machine.  too bad its too short to wear in public!
http://takepills.org/virginia/nadaskirt1.gif
http://takepills.org/virginia/nadaskirt2.gif
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