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41  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: can't find freezer paper on: December 23, 2005 03:49:30 PM
It's cheap, and you would find it either near the school supplies, or near the kitchenwares, depending on what kind. The clear kind for bookcovering will be in the school/office supply area, and the kind with colors, and fruits printed all over it, will be in the kitchen area. Just be careful while cutting out, that you cut all corners cleanly, and while peeling the cut out section out, you watch for stuck sections, and trim them, don't pull and stretch them out.

After a few months I think i've finally figured out what contact paper is. It's sticky backed plastic!?!?!?!

Just as well I figured that out, can't find freezer paper anywhere here (UK)

Jessica

yup! clear plastic that is sticky on one side.
42  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Christmas present help! on: December 19, 2005 09:00:00 PM
i am also new to knitting so my advice might not be perfect...

i use 4 mm needles which are small and were really good to learn on.  that's size 6 US, i believe. that or something a little larger might work well. i have plastic needles and they aren't that great so something a little more sturdy would be better, i think. as for books, many people like the stitch and bitch books by debbies stoller. just go to your local bookstore and look through the craft and hobbie section. there's bound to be a couple nice ones. yarn... umm. i don't like acrylic yarn. i've used some called bernat satin. and it's really nice and soft.

just some ideas to help get you going! hope you have luck finding everything!
43  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First wearable scarf. on: December 11, 2005 06:10:32 PM
very cute! i'm new to knitting and am kind of scared to do the ribbing. i wanted to do it for my next scarf but i was worried about how it would come out. did you knit 2, purl 2?

Yeah it was knit 2, purl 2.

Ribbing was really easy for me (except for one part...)  At first you have to keep track of what you're doing, I was sitting on the couch knitting this, so I would put my foot on the floor while knitting and on the table while purling. Smiley  So many times I had to count how many stitches I had done or how many I had to go to figure out whether to knit or purl.

After a while though, I started noticing how the stitches looked on the needle and ones that looked like a V were one stitch and ones with yarn going across it (parallel to the needle) were the other stitch....I'm not 100% sure which was knit and purl right now, I don't want to say the wrong one.  But I was able to go a lot faster without really having to keep track. 

thanks for the inspiration! i started it tonight. wasn't too happy with it at first, but it's looking ok now. not perfect, but i like it much better than the garter stitch.
44  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: can't find freezer paper on: December 10, 2005 07:20:46 PM
yes, i'm exactly the same way. i don't know why it isn't sold everywhere. i've heard that some craft stores sell it, which i thought was wierd at first, but you never know. perhaps you can try micheal's? i think that's what i'm going to do the next time i'm there. unfortunately, it may just mean that i will have to settle for contact paper.

apparently you can also buy it online. maybe you are more comfortable with buy things online than i am, but i like to stay away from it. anyways, good luck!
45  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Idea on how to make jewelry bag/roll/organizer? on: December 10, 2005 07:03:58 PM
i found a tutorial for a knitting needle roll. i'm sure that with a few minor alterations you could come up with something great. at least it's a start, right?

btw, i don't think the picture there does it any justice. i've seen one that someone else did with this pattern and it looked great.
46  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: can't find freezer paper on: December 10, 2005 03:38:45 PM
i don't know about the contact paper. i haven't tried it before but i've heard that it really allows for the paint to bleed. perhaps do a test run beforehand on an old tshirt or something. just press down the contact paper firmly and make sure that it is really stuck to the fabric before painting anything on.

i understand the anger about not finding freezer paper. i haven't been able to find it either. so frustrating when everyone says it's the best method!
47  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First wearable scarf. on: December 10, 2005 03:16:01 PM
very cute! i'm new to knitting and am kind of scared to do the ribbing. i wanted to do it for my next scarf but i was worried about how it would come out. did you knit 2, purl 2?
48  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I made a needle roll! on: December 09, 2005 08:15:02 PM
ooh very cool! i love it alot! i've been thinking of making one myself. it's getting too difficult to keep track of scissors, needles, yarn, etc. etc. i'm inspired!
49  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rough Yarn on: December 08, 2005 01:16:33 PM
hello. i'm fairly new to the whole knitting thing. so, please bare with me if this is a silly question.

i have this very large ball of yarn that i want to use. there is so much of it, so i thought i would put a dent in it by making a scarf. the only problem is that the yarn isn't soft at all. i have the feeling that it is going to come out very rough. and this isn't something you want next to your face in the winter. so, is there anything that i could do to make the scarf softer? does using bigger needles or a different stitch work?

thank you!
50  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: 20th Anniversary on: May 15, 2005 07:39:06 AM
oooh thank you! i kind of like this idea!  Smiley
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