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1   / CROCHET / Re: Crochet Blogs - Add yours here! on: March 02, 2013 09:35:20 AM
My knitting and crochet yarn bombing blog  Smiley

http://saturdayknitfeverbelfast.tumblr.com/
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet blanket on: March 02, 2013 09:32:24 AM
Thanks for the kind comments.  I used the joining up as you go method.  It was really hard to get them to match, and there's still a bit that isn't quite straight.  Oh well!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet blanket on: February 23, 2013 07:48:37 AM
Made with scrap acrylic yarn


4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cat attack on: March 01, 2012 10:35:44 AM
Thanks for the ideas!  I've tried the loud noise thing but they've both got too used to that.  Will give the spray bottle a go!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Cat attack on: February 21, 2012 03:32:56 PM
I have a five month old kitten who wants my crochet and knitting to die.  He goes crazy attacking the wool (and my hands/legs).  I've tried keeping the skein covered as I work, but then he goes for the yarn in my hands.  Our other kitten has no problem.  I crochet a LOT and I can't bear the thought that I'll have to shut him out of the room every time I work.

Does anyone have any tips on how you keep your cats from attacking your work?
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / What paint to use? on: December 03, 2011 02:43:28 AM
Hello!  I'm not sure if this is the right category for this question but I'll give it a go.  I have a plain wooden footstool which I am decorating.  I have drawn a pattern on the top with a black Sharpie and I would like to fill it in with paints and then varnish.  I want nice bright colours and am wondering what would be the best paint to use. I want to be quite detailed but still have the colours stand out.  The wood is untreated white wood (possibly pine).  Thanks for any advice!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dyeing mixed-fibre yarn on: June 14, 2011 10:06:16 AM
Thanks, I've looked at acid dyes and I'm starting to be convinced, I just wanted a machine dye for convenience.  I've never dyed in a pan on the stove before, but hopefully it's straightforward.  I'm wary of wasting money on a machine dye in case the colour won't stick.  Thanks for your help!  Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing mixed-fibre yarn on: June 13, 2011 01:13:52 PM
Hello!  Is it possible to machine dye a piece of clothing that is knitted from yarn that is 80% lambswool and 20% polyamide.  Will the colour stick if I use normal washing machine dye?

Thanks for any advice!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing mixed-fibre yarn on: June 13, 2011 12:56:14 PM
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in, but I'm hoping someone can tell me if it's possible to machine dye a piece of clothing that is knitted from yarn that is 80% lambswool and 20% polyamide.  Will the colour stick if I use normal washing machine dye?

Thanks for any advice!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: beginner question - attaching roving on: January 09, 2011 12:44:09 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a go, experimenting with joining colours together at the minute, lots of fun Smiley
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