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1671  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ABC CD Swap Two (SIGNUPS 3/1/06 -- 3/11/06 ; SENDOUT 3/22/06) on: March 06, 2006 09:42:20 AM
Oh. My. God. I have GOT to sign up for this. It sounds WAY too cool!
1672  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: What are you listening to whilst crafting CD swap (sign ups CLOSED) Send by 3/10 on: March 06, 2006 09:37:07 AM
Just mailed mine on Saturday. I always make random decoupage jewel "insets" and then write the songs in sharpie on the back. I too have had odd experiences decorating CDs so I try to keep it simple. Besides I have Green CDs. I mean, who doesn't want a green cd?  Grin
1673  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Birch Shawl from Rowan 34 on: March 05, 2006 12:30:49 PM
Is that the current Rowan or an older one? (I've been a little broken and haven't been keeping up on them  Embarrassed )

As soon as I get through a few papers here with school I might have to duck out and get that one. That is exactly the type of pattern I have been looking for for my mom for mother's day (she's big into shawls)! So... okay if I join in a few days or so?  Smiley
1674  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: March 04, 2006 09:15:14 PM
I know this is a long thread, but I had to add my two cents:

I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who is very "wary" about being asking to knit something. I'm convinced there are 3 types of "non-knitters":

1) The "fellow crafter"-- These are the only people I will EVER knit for. They "get it". They know just how much time is involved and in the tradition of good friends I'm happy to knit for them and have usually received hand made gifts from them in the past. So it's all good. They don't even have to be crafters, per se, just people that understand the time involved. My mother and my SIL fall into this category, god bless them.

2) The "trendies" -- I hate, hate, hate, hate these people. Knitted stuff is very chic right now. These are the people who see something and say "Omg you knit, can you knit this for me??" and then get pissy when you explain a) that would take forever, b) it would cost a small fortune and c) you can think of 100 better projects to occupy your time with. These people irk me and I have gotten to the point where I don't mind saying "I'm really sorry, but I just can't do it." Being a college student also helps sometimes when I smell a guilt trip, i.e. "I'd love to, but it's either knit <insert ridiculous request here> or pass my exams..." Of course I fail to show/mention the project I am in fact working on during school lol

3) The "clueless" -- These people both annoy and amuse me. I have a friend, god bless her, who means really well, but just doesn't get it. She is always asking if I can knit something and when I say it'll take a week or two she acts surprised. (Gasp! You mean it's not instant??) She also tries her hardest to pretend she understands the work involved but she just doesn't. One time I made her a scarf and instead of oogling over the eyelet pattern, she was "impressed" by the stockinette part. Oye. At least she's trying. I have fellow crafter friends who know others like this.

And to the girl who was told she wasn't doing anything... GAWD. I woulda slapped that person upside the head! The second category of people often use logic like that "Well you're not doing anything else important..." Jeeze Louise, the logic is frightening! Not to mention the audacity!

If Craftster has taught me nothing else... is that I am not alone in my frustrations and amusements!  Cheesy
1675  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help a girl out! (Opinion much appreciated ^^) on: March 04, 2006 08:59:32 PM
My sister-in-law and her best friend are die-hard Harry Potter fans. Their birthdays are within a couple of weeks of one another so I am going to make them both scarves (Slytherin for friend, Gryph for SIL) I myself am not a big fan of the series (no offense to anyone!) so I'm not sure which style scarf to make them: the first movie with the wide blocks, or the later movies with the trapped bar motif. Since I'm not a fan I don't know if there is any loyalty or favoratism towards one or the other.

What do HP fans think? Which design would be "better"? Any opinion is greatly appreciated!  Grin
1676  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plastic Canvas anyone??? on: February 25, 2006 05:50:55 PM
I do some stuff here and there with canvas because it can be fun -- nothing really difficult like the tackle box and stuff. Mostly I do wall hangings, but like someone else said I use cross stitch patterns and the occassional latch hook pattern. I think canvas has sorta died, but give it time. It seems like all the crafts are making it back into popularity so it's probably only a matter of time before books and stuff start popping up like crazy again.

My most recent project was I used the charts/graphs at http://www.dot-s.net/product/index.html and made all the Zelda ones and hung them on our wall like old style portraits. Yes, it's exceptionally nerdy, I know lol.
1677  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Binary Scarf on: February 23, 2006 10:05:28 AM
"all your base are belong to us."

rofl. I am actually planning on making a scarf that says this with an illusion pattern. It's on the to-do list. Glad I'm not the only one who uses and loves this phrase  Grin
1678  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Poster Boy Bag question... on: February 21, 2006 08:28:18 AM
I am knitting the Poster Boy bag with another design and I am wondering if anyone has tried felting the bag? I'm afraid if I felt it too much it'll get really small. Has anyone tried playing with felting it? I've only felted a few things in the past, is it possible to just slightly or lightly felt something? lol...
1679  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: What are you listening to whilst crafting CD swap (sign ups 02/09/06-02/26/06) on: February 15, 2006 07:52:14 AM
As a MAJOR music junkie, I would totally love to participate in this =)
1680  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! on: February 12, 2006 09:08:32 AM
lol hence why I love these boards. I had some orange, red and yellow yarn leftover from my Rikku (FFX and FFX-2) scarf so I just HAD to make this hat! It matches the Rikku scarf perfectly and I can wear them together successfully combining TWO sci-fi/fantasy items ... I feel as though I have reached a state of Nerdvana  Grin
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