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1  Georgia / Georgia: Southeast / Moving to Savannah on: August 12, 2007 12:04:35 PM
Hi!  I am about to move to Savannah at the end of next month (I hope, I just have to secure a job), and I don't know a soul there save one.  I'm rather nervous about this, since I'd like to make friends but am not sure where to find people.  (Wasn't this easier on the playground when you could bond over sharing a jump rope?) I wondering if y'all can give me the skinny on good yarn shops, thrift stores, crafty-like places in general.  Does anyone know of any stitch-n-bitches or anything like that?  I'm looking to meet some crafty-minded people.   I'm a knitter, printmaker, and sewer in my 20s. 

Thanks so much! 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Mariah sweater on: April 08, 2007 10:45:16 AM
Finally!  It took me long enough.  I started this in October of last year, and finally finished it just last week, in time for the nutter weather to take a nose dive.


A shot of the sleeves:



*crosses fingers* I hope the pictures work!

Specs:

Pattern: Mariah, from Winter '04 Knitty
Yarn: Harrisville Designs Flax and Wool, color Spice, about 5 balls
Mods: Made the 33" mod bust size, left off the hood for a simple collar, decreased a heck of a lot more than called for in the yoke.

Even more details sur le blog.  Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Blankets for Canada KAL on: October 13, 2006 01:27:13 PM
Hi!

I am very cold today.  The weather is decidedly nasty, and I am only in the Midwest.  So.  I was on the internets today and came across Blankets for Canada (www.blankets4canada.ca) and it really made me want to help out with something.  I don't think I can knit a whole blanket by myself before the weather turns.  There are 48 8x8 squares needed for a blanket. 

It's a huge commitment, a blanket.

An 8x8 square, not so much.

So, I thought why not ask the Craftster community?  If you want to knit an 8x8 square, ANY 8x8 square, patterned, garter, stockinette, whatever, and send them to me, I will put them together with mine and send them to the charity.  Tis almost the season to do something good with your skills. 

Anybody up for this?

Also, blog details for those interested.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hooray for Secularism Swap Gallery! on: April 16, 2006 08:13:20 AM
Post 'em when you get 'em!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Go Go Tubey Tubey! on: March 16, 2006 01:14:36 PM
I have no idea what that means.

Anyway, finished Tubey!



There are more pics and info on ze b-log.

What a fun pattern!  Pretty lightning quick, as sweaters go, and quite versatile.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Hooray for Secularism Swap! (SIGNUP 3/5- 3/17, MAIL BY 4/9) on: March 05, 2006 12:02:53 PM
EDITED:  EXTENDED CRAFT TIME BY ONE WEEK!
Swap name:  Hooray for Secularism!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  octagonfudge
Sign-up date range: 3/5-3/17
Date to send item by: 3/30

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  Nope!  The more the merrier!

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  Sure!

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  The nature of the swap is one that is potentially offensive, but I'll allow under 18 to participate.  IF your parents come looking for my head, though, I'll be sad.

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:

This is a swap designed for people whose beliefs are not the traditional judeo-christain sort of thing.  I would love this swap to introduce swappers to other people's beliefs, or lack thereof.  It's all about freedom of religion/thought/speech/what have you.  Humor and satire are totally welcome and appreciated.
Swappers must send at least THREE things to their partners.  This can be a mix cd, stickers, patches, bags, tee shirts, anything you can think of!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What do you consider yourself? (pagan, wiccan, agnostic, atheist, FSM devotee, etc)
What would you love to recieve?
What would you NOT like?  Anything you would be terribly offended by?
What is your t-shirt size?   


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:
Rain > Teddybearbones
Teddybearbones >Hyena
Hyena > Agentalmost
Agentalmost > Slowfade
Slowfade > Octagonfudge
Octagonfudge > Rain

Yay!  This is my first time organizing, so let's get on it and go!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Butterfly Shawl on: October 26, 2005 09:48:55 AM
Hello!  I made this sawl for my mom's 50th birthday.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

There's it on the slightly dirty floor


There's me showing it off....


A nice closeup of the stitch pattern.

In real life, it just glows in the light.  The mohair makes it incredibly ethereal, and it's very warm.  I want to make one for me, now!

Thanks for looking!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A bunch of Blizzard and no ideas! on: September 27, 2005 09:01:22 AM
So I bought a crapload (about 7 skeins, I think) of Reynolds Blizzard (super-bulky alpaca/acrylic blend) in a color that looked good in the store (sort of a dusky rose color) in order to knit that lace leaves sweater from Loop D Loop.  Slight problem- it's too bulky for the pattern.  I made it, and it was a million times too big.  This made me sad, as I love that freaking sweater and looked like a gorilla or a five year old in it.  The armholes nearly reached down to my waist.  I need a good pattern for bulky-weight or super-bulky weight yarn, but there's a problem- I'm a small girl, and I need something fitted, or shaped nicely that won't make me look like I'm drowning in alpaca.  Any ideas?  Free patterns are preferred, but not necessary.  Oh yeah, and I'd like to make a sweater, or a jacket, or something to wear.  I'm sick to death of hats and scarves, and want something I can actually wear.

If I can't find a good pattern, who wants to trade me?  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Corkscrew Scarf (Do I wear it or boil it?) on: September 14, 2005 12:05:02 PM
Finally finished the corkscrew scarf from Loop D Loop...I really like it!  Check it out:
http://portfolio.iu.edu/egthomps/scarfaction.JPG

And a far-away picture:

http://portfolio.iu.edu/egthomps/scarfchair.JPG



It was way fun to do!  Took bloody forever, but I can already think of a million variations of it!  Hooray!

Hope you dig it!
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