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611  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Shamble (like in "A Hat Full of Sky" by Terry Pratchett) on: September 01, 2005 04:56:32 AM
I made a shamble from some random stuff on my desk.

Before:



In case you were wondering, that's:
a marble
a dice (die?)
two screws
a scrap of fabric
a button
a bit of masking tape
a battery
a piece of scoubidou
a slightly mangled safety pin
a little piece of paper
a fairy-lights lightbulb
a swirly rubber
a shiny red glass pebble
a pencil
some thread
a penny


After much knotting and swearing and getting my fingers caught in things...



yay!

Miss Level would be proud...  and as someone on the Discworld Livejournal Community pointed out, it has a power source, even though it's not alive!

They're really fun to make - if you do one make sure to post it here - I'd love to see your efforts!
612  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Feminism and embroidery? on: September 01, 2005 12:59:59 AM
Thank you for all of your answers!  I was really just curious, since I know that a lot of knitters feel that knitting is an integral part of their feminist ideology, and I wanted to know whether embroiderers felt the same.  Doing a traditionally feminine craft in an egalitarian way has feminism written all through it like a stick of brighton rock.

Personally, I feel that being female doesn't affect anything in my life apart from my genitalia.  It's wonderful to know that so many crafty women feel the same way Wink
613  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Three colour illusion knitting? on: September 01, 2005 12:55:02 AM
Just like two-colour illusion knitting, only you add a third row after each two with the other bits in the pattern.  If you see what I mean...
614  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Three colour illusion knitting? on: August 31, 2005 10:33:28 AM
Just something I was thinking about.  The theory is pretty simple, but in practise would it just be too fiddly to do?  Has anyone tried it?

(I'll post up a three-colour pattern at some point, if I end up making one)
615  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Feminism and embroidery? on: August 31, 2005 01:54:43 AM
I was curious...  those of you who class yourselves as feminists, where does embroidery sit in your world view?  How does it fit in with your idea of feminism?
616  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Price for scarf? on: August 27, 2005 07:52:01 AM
I knitted this scarf:



And I want to eBay it.  What price would you suggest as a starting bid/buy-it-now price?

(for the record, the yarn cost me roughly 1, so I don't really need to make up for materials)

Thanks in advance!
617  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: OH MAN. i almost forgot to add a clever attention-grabbing subject. on: August 27, 2005 06:14:56 AM
That dress is DELICIOUS.  I could eat it, I swear (but I have a moral objection to eating anything blue.  Or maybe it's an aesthetic objection.  I never can remember...)

Scones are yum.  You are righteous in your addiction ^_^

Glad you had a fun day out in London.  Was the dress any good for chasing pigeons?
618  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE TO HOST YOUR WEBSITE on: August 27, 2005 05:33:39 AM
I suppose it depends.  Sometimes the customer service would be much, much better with a Mom-and-pop type firm, but there are scammers out there.  I use atspace.com and the hosting is very good and reliable, but I've heard that the customer service is abysmal (fortunately, I've never needed to ask about anything!).  M&Ps might be more expensive, but more friendly.  I don't know why, but it feels like crafting websites and M&P go together, it's the working-together atmosphere that is all over the crafting community.
619  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Harry Potter Scarf Knit-Along? on: August 27, 2005 01:22:08 AM
I wish I had the yarn to do this Sad

I haven't got any silver or gold or bronze or yellow, so I can't.  However, has anyone tried knitting on tiny little sewing pins just using thread?  I think I'm going to try it and make a scarf for a doll or something  Grin
620  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Knee Socks into Arm Warmers or Animals? on: August 26, 2005 10:35:54 AM
okay, this is a really late reply (so you've probably already made the armsocks by now) but...

I make armsocks A Lot, and what I generally do is cut them off above the heel, fold over the cut edge and sew zigzag around it (by hand).  Make the zigzags quite wide and then the thread won't break when they stretch.  It's a good idea to use the original top of the sock for one end of armsocks because then you don't have to sew as much...
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