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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty's Bell Curve yarn sub on: January 24, 2008 01:07:42 PM
So I just saw that Knitty's winter surprises were up, and I love Bell Curve: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTbellcurve.html

BUT the yarn they used is ridiculously expensive! So does anyone have a good replacement idea for Artfibers Zoe? It should be something with some stretch but that can hold its shape.

Thanks!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Styrofoam ball help needed on: June 08, 2006 07:53:10 AM
So I have a few of those styrofoam balls used in floral decorations and other miscellaneous crafts, and I am going to use them to make something for part of my robot research project. Problem is, I can't stop them from shedding everywhere. Does anyone know how to keep all those little styrofoam pieces from breaking off everywhere? Some kind of sealant perhaps? Any help would be greatly appreciated Smiley
3  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- FOUND thanks :) on: May 29, 2006 07:51:20 AM
Swap Name: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88319.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93551.0
Craftsters who need an angel: hurricane_sc

The requirements for this swap were to make at least the equivalent of one medium and three small things, or one large and two small things, relating to the movie of course. Please pm me if you're interested in being an angel. Thanks  Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Swap on: May 04, 2006 08:02:16 PM
Post 'em here, show 'em off. I can't wait to see  Wink

origional thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88319.0
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Turning Chain question on: April 08, 2006 10:05:14 PM
Sorry for being an idiot, but I'm trying to learn to crochet and it seems I'm to think to be taught even by the great Debbie Stoller.

What I'm confused on is the part in the book on page 32 where Debbie describes the Turning Chain. What exactly am I supposed to do to make the 1 stich high turning stitch for single crochet? And then how exactly do I turn it to keep going? I just did what seemed to work but I think it looks kind of funny. Is there a website with crocheting videos like knittinghelp? Thanks guys.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Swap (SEND BY DATE EXTENDED to 5/15) on: April 04, 2006 08:14:42 PM
Swap name: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: apandalee
Sign-up date range: 4/5-4/12
Date to send item by: 5/12

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yup

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
...

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is, in my opinion, one of the best movies ever! In this swap we'll be paying homage to this wonderful movie through craft. There is a lot of time to craft here, so make at least one medium and three small things, or one large and two small things, or something equivalent, just talk it over with your partner and keep an open mind! 

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
Favorite parts of movie (characters, scenes, quotes, items of clothing, i dunno go wild with it):
Favorite Colors:
Least Favorite Colors:
Anything you would like to receive:
Anything you would dislike/have to much of:
What crafts can you do:
Any other info your partner should know:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Approved Participants:

Partners!

sent
received
both

apandalee-->kneat
Modus Operandi-->iamtheshelbster
hurricane_sc-->Aly_421
bestsundaydress-->kidcompassion
[mableheartscharlie-->Polkadot Pixie
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Knitted Gift for my boy cousin (boys are so difficult sometimes!) on: February 07, 2006 02:26:36 PM
Hey all!

I wanted to join the xmas 06 knit a long but I first need some knitted gift ideas! Specifically, I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out a cool knitted gift for my little cousin. He is an 18 year old college freshman and I would say he is pretty mainstream and macho. He plays soccer a lot, is an engineering major but doesn't really study a lot so I wouldn't say he is nerdy. He gave me a really cool present last xmas while all I did was sign the family card for his so I need to pay him back. All I can think of right now is a scarf. Any other suggestions? Thanks  Smiley
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Rasta-ish Headline News and a question on: February 04, 2006 03:21:50 PM
I finished my headlines news cap yesterday. I am so happy with it, it was my first time doing cables, second time making a hat (the first was an easy lionbrand pattern and it came out kind of bad), and I think this is the coolest thing I've ever knit. Most stuff I knit its like oh cool you made that huh but my one friend actually thought I bought this! Yay! Ok sorry for the bragging I'm just super hyped. Here are pics:





I did the modifications to make it more rasta, adding an extra pannel and not using plastic mesh. Sorry for the dark and fuzzy pics.

I also have a question: I have a small ball of left over yarn, (see pics below) and am wondering what kind of matching accessory to make? Any ideas?


9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Headline News Cable Question on: January 02, 2006 04:36:16 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted I looked through the posts on this hat and couldn't find it.

When making cables, I know you put the required number of stitches on a cable needle and knit some other stitches and then knit those. I'm just not sure when you knit the ones on the cable needle.

In the case of the newsboy cables it says:
*p2, k9, p2, c6b; rep from * to end

What I'm doing is p2, k9, p2, put 6 stitches on the cable needle, p2, knit the stitches that were on the cable needle, k9, etc.

Is this right??

Thanks for the help!
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / stitch n bitch journal?? on: June 05, 2005 10:11:51 PM
I am a beginning knitter, (I've made 2 scarves and a boobholder so far), and I was wondering whether the Stitch n Bitch Journal was worth buying. Do all you advanced knitters use journals? Would it be useful for me even though I'm not very advanced?

Thanks for your help!
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