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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Homemade Dog Cone--img. hvy on: September 11, 2007 08:29:58 PM
So, the girlie had to have some surgery, and she's Franken-dog.
She is missing a bit of her ear, and has a big scar down her inner thigh--that she was licking compulsively.
Solution: Old foam pillow + scrap fabric=soft dog "cone".


She didn't like it at first:


But eventually she gave up and took a nap:


So far, it's stayed on all last night, and all day today.
Hooray!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / converting raglan pattern to top down? on: September 09, 2007 06:32:52 PM
I really like Kaleidoscope, from the new MagKnits, and I have some stash yarn that ought to work.
But reading through the pattern, the construction makes my head spin a bit. it looks like a simple raglan cardigan to me. (see photo here: http://www.magknits.com/Sept07/patterns/kaleidoscope.htm
Is there any reason not to knit this top down?
Could it be as simple as to work the pattern backwards?
(ie., cast on the number of stitched that your supposed to be left with at the top, work the ribbed neck, do sleeve/body increases 'til it fits, follow shaping directions reading from bottom to top?)
What do you think? Anybody done this before?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rowan's Isla. Tell me your tales of teeny gauge. on: August 08, 2007 11:48:26 AM
So, I have ordered the yarn for Isla from Rowan's A Season's Tale.
It's knit in fingering weight at 28 stitches to 4 inches. This is by far the smallest gauge I have ever attempted to knit a whole sweater in. I will probably knit the 38 inch size, so it's going to be a slog.

BUT--I have also never knit a sweater that I love to death, that flatters me, and that I wear all the time. I've achieved 2 out of 3, but never the full hat-trick of knitting joy.

Am I mental?
Please tell me your (hopefully) inspiring tales of small-gauge satisfaction.

BTW--RYC Cashsoft 4 ply is on sale at elann right now... Just sayin'
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / felted furry slippers on: July 29, 2007 02:00:12 PM
Behold, the felted furry footwarmers from SnB Nation. I winged the pattern a bit, because once I'd finished, I found out there were errors. D'oh. Felting is awesome, though--can't see a thing.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I have lost my (knitting) mojo... on: June 03, 2007 09:57:00 AM
I am in the slough of despond, knitting wise.

I have three projects on the go, and they are all bugging me/no fun to knit. Consequently, my knitting is languishing, and I can barely bring myself to pick up the needles.

I need a quick project, suitable for summer, that will bring my mojo back. I have a biggish stash, so feel free to suggest anything.

Thanks!
6  CANADA / British Columbia / Resin in Vancouver on: December 22, 2006 11:10:08 AM
Anybody know where a girl could get 2-part casting resin in Vancouver, (or the burbs) in smaller quantities? I've found a place that will sell me enough to make a CHAIR (eep) but I am thinking small jewelry projects, not huge industrial ones.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Modified Sophie bag with flower on: August 20, 2006 11:22:18 AM
Here's a modified Sophie bag from Magknits, modified to use some 50 cent handles I got at a fabric store.
The flower is from Nicki Epstein's Knitted Flowers. I'm not totally happy with how the flower felted, but the body of the bag is made from Cascade 220 and felted like a hot damn.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Hideous flourescent lights--what to do on: August 03, 2006 08:58:31 AM
Here is my problem. My new office is fabulous in every way, but the light fixtures are beyond horrible.
See what I mean?


I can knit, I can sew, I can paint, but I can't for the life of me figure out what to do with this monstrosity.
Any thoughts?

The floor, on the other hand, is awesome.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Knit silver necklace with pearls on: July 21, 2006 02:43:03 PM
Here's a pendant I knit with fine gauge, fine silver wire, 5 mm knitting needles (take my advice and use wooden ones if you're going to try this--metal ones are screechy) and some pearls.
Comments welcomed!



10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Save me from my stupidity with your spring '04 IK on: April 15, 2006 08:15:51 PM
So, I've been making the Gypsy Mesh pullover from IK Spring '04 (I think. It's the one with Simply Marilyn on the front) FOR EVER. It's one of those projects that you just start to despise, but you pick it up every now and again. I'm feeling motivated to finish it. But I have done an incredibly dumb thing.

I've lost the magazine. I have a front, a back, and one sleeve.

I can't for the life of me remember how many stitches to pick up for the sleeve, and how the decreases go.

If anybody has the magazine I would owe you big time if you could share that with me.

Thanks in advance.
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