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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question about blocking on: September 05, 2005 05:44:29 PM
OK, this is probably really stupid of me, but I'm going to ask anyway. 

I'm a beginning knitter and I'm ready to block a blanket I made out of garter squares.  Because this was my first attempt at knitting, the squares definitely came out slightly different sizes and it's very obvious now that they're stitched together.  It seems to me that I would have to block it every time I wash it, is that correct?  It's a baby blanket and will be washed fairly frequently.  Am I totally confused about the blocking process?  It seems like you would have to block everything after washing, but I've never had any experience with it. 

Any advise would be great.  Thanks.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / crafting while nursing?!? on: August 16, 2005 02:34:19 PM
Ok, I'm supposed to be having a baby soon (the sooner the better) and I know I will have a lot of down time while I'm nursing the baby in the first couple of months.  So during the times when I'm not sleeping while nursing I'd like to have something to keep my hands busy, but I'm not sure what kind of crafts would work best.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / scarflets and fingerless gloves on: August 13, 2005 10:33:33 PM
I made these for my sisters birthdays.  I know it's summer, but they live in Alaska and will be able to use them soon.  These patterns were really easy and a lot of fun.  The pattern for the scarf I found here on craftster.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18086.0

And I can't find the pattern for the fingerless gloves but it was free somewhere on the net.









I am only a beginning knitter so any feedback is wonderful.  I don't know if it's just the yarn I used, but is mattress stitching usually this hard?
 
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / sewn journal, late graduation gift on: August 13, 2005 06:45:18 PM
Hi, everyone.  This craft is exclusively inspired by other craftsters.  I made a journal for my sister who graduated in June (I just finished it tonight).  I'm really please with how it turned out.  I used the tutorial here to make it:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10347.0

I added a few details including:  bookmark of ribbon and beads, pen holder, and tie to keep it shut.





I had a lot of fun making this, comments welcome.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / frog quilt with pattern on: July 15, 2005 08:09:44 PM
This is a quilt I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I kept seeing one my grandma made at her house and finally asked her for the pattern.  She gave me all her scraps from the one she made to help out too.  This is the first quilt I've made since I was about 14, I had a lot of fun.  I was very intimidated by the hand applique of the frog, but once I got started it wasn't so bad.  The pattern is called "Frog Cabin", not sure why since the block is courthouse steps and not log cabin.   My mom did the machine quilting with her long arm machine.  Let me know what you think.



Link to post with pattern:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43722.msg396222#msg396222
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / woven treasure bags on: July 13, 2005 07:15:21 PM
I thought these were a great fun project and perfect for using up yarn left over from other projects.  The bag I took a class on and the eyeglass holders were mother's day presents.  I've got another little purse in the making now that's about 3 times the size of the first(it's really small only about 4 inches tall).

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first kniting project on: July 13, 2005 07:06:17 PM
I made this hat and I'm so proud of it.  I was tired of doing tension squares, so I finally just made one.  I didn't test my tension on this of course, so it's a little bigger than it's supposed to be.  It's supposed to fit a 0-3 mos. baby, but as you can see, my 2 year old fits it quite nicely.  It is meant for my next baby due in sept.  I thought I was choosing a unisex yarn since we don't know what the baby is, but it turned out pretty girly (don't tell my husband I used our son to model it).  I thought I was knitting pretty tightly, but I guess not.

8  Washington / Washington: West / seattle tattoo artist on: June 22, 2005 09:28:39 AM
i'm looking for a good tattoo artist in the seattle area.  Does anyone know of any? 
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / making a baby sling on: May 24, 2005 12:35:24 AM
Hi, I'm looking to make a baby sling, does anyone have any good patterns?  I haven't been able to find much yet.  Has anyone ever made one before?  Also how well do they work?  I'm pregnant with my second now and am mainly looking for something to keep my hands available when the baby comes to deal with my 2 year old.  Also for nursing hands free.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / fringed necklace on: May 21, 2005 04:02:30 PM
Hi, this is my first post.  I'm a little nervous about what everyone might say, but here goes.  I made this necklace for my mom for her birthday, tell me what you think.



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