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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: people out of clay help.. (cake topper - what type of clay & other questions on: October 26, 2006 08:24:25 PM
Your Wedding Cake Topper is really cute.  When did you get married?  I got married 12 years ago in Sept. 1994.  I want to post a couple of photos to show, but all I get are the two symbles below when I click on the "Insert Image" icon.

Hayward, Calif.
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: pearl jam woven throw on: October 20, 2006 09:28:08 AM
I like your Pearl Jam Shawl.  What kind of yarn you used?

Hayward, CA
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Blanket from squares on: October 20, 2006 09:08:40 AM
Cute Blanket.  Did you use a 12" Square Loom to create the squares?
I also like the colors of your yarn.  Nice!

Hayward, CA
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Woven bag on: October 20, 2006 08:48:23 AM
Your woven bag is still cute Smiley.  No those images don't look like antelopes, but they are still cute and they do look like a four-legged animal.  I would have thought they were dogs if I didn't read your message.  The design and color choices are still cute.

You will only get better if you keep doing it.  I made a cute woven coin purse of yarn I handwoved myself and lost the darn thing Sad.  I used a stiff piece of cardboard for the loom with slits cut above it and plain white cotton string for the warp and wove and weft-faced striped pattern on the little pounch.  I used a crocheted drawstring to close the bag.  It was really cute and I losed it at the BART Station.  I'm planning on making more. Smiley

Hayward, CA
5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: My First Square on: October 20, 2006 08:40:05 AM
I like the color of the yarn you chosed to create your first square.  Cute square.  I have 6 sets of those types of looms.  1 ea 6", 1 ea 4" 1 ea 2", 1 ea 2x4", 1 ea 4x6" and 1 ea 2x6".  They are fun to weave on. These particular looms were manufactured by Bruxton (I think I got the name right).  There's another company or a couple that builds both square, triangle and rectangle looms if you're really ambicious.  The name of their business is Hazel Rose Looms and they are located in Trinity, California.  Really nice couple.  The lady, Hazel creates some cute designs with her looms and her Husband, Randy builds them.  I have almost every size from them too with the exception of a loom that weaves 10" squares and a rectangle loom for weave placemats, towels or small rugs (18 x 28") which they custom made for me, and I almost forgot, diamond shaped looms.  With these looms, you can create some of the most popular quilt design blankets!

are you planning on making more squares and make a blanket?  That will be cute!  Right now I'm making 6 different shapes with the little looms I mentioned above and piecing them together until I get an 80" square blanket to put on my Calif. King sized bed.  The yarns I'm using are all handspun.  I will start taking photos of it when it gets as large a two feet square.

These little looms are so cute!  Once you get hooked on them, you should get other sizes so you can create some of the popular quilts designs.  Those are my next projects in the future when these little looms.  I haven't started anything very big with my Hazel Rose Looms, yet, but I will be.  I want to do a star design, but I want to use hand spun yarn, but I have to spin the yarn, first.  That's another future project.

Hayward, Calif. Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: chopstick/dowel knitting needle tutorial on: October 12, 2006 08:45:27 PM
I love your idea of making the Knitting Needles of chopsticks. 

I make my own wooden knitting needles too.  I never made circulars knitting needles, though.  I purchase wooden dowels of nice woods, like Oak, Mahogany, Cherry or Birch in 45" lengths and cut them down to the lengths I like and sharpen 1 end with a pencil sharpener, sand them down and rub wood oil (the orange fragrence) and top them with home made polymer clay beads.  I give them away for gifts to members of my Crochet or Spinning Guilds as gift exchange for christmas.

They are fun, aren't they?

Hayward, Calif
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY) on: October 12, 2006 08:37:53 PM
Cute Scarf.  It could pass for being handwoven.  I Like the different colors.

Hayward, CA
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Socks on: November 14, 2005 02:54:10 PM
I have the pattern you have the link to by Linda Diak (I think I got her name correct).  I also learned another method of working a Crocheted Ribbed stitch that is just as stretchy as a knitted one, and yes I realize this sock pattern is crocheted. 
How you do your ribbing is using a slip stitch, but you slip stitch in the back loom in each row.  You make a chain the length you want your sock cuff to be and slip stitch in the 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the chains to the end.  Chain 1, turn and slip stitch straight across in the back loops.  Repeat this until your cuff fits around your leg, or if you can pull it over your entire foot.
A lady in my Crochet Guild (Mary Jane) made some cuffs using this method on a sweater she made.  Plus she and another lady by the name of Janet Rehfeldt co-wrote a book on crochet socks published by the Martingal Publishing Company and theres patterns to make 16 different pairs of socks in this book.  Mary Jane is the lady that belongs to the same Crochet Guilds I belong to now and Janet Rehfeldt use to be a member, but moved away since her spouse located a nicer job. I made a pair of socks from this book and they are confortable to wear with shoes like the knitted socks. One of the socks (written by Janet) is a toe up design, but when it comes to the heels, it's tricky to understand they way Janet writes the pattern, so I use MaryJane's heel pattern for her toe-up sock pattern.  I can understand MaryJane's Heel Pattern a little better.  I even have a book Janet Rehfeldt written a year or two earlier that has about 6 to 8 patterns in it.  I made a pair of socks from that book too.  In the future I'm going to use a smaller hook size for Janet's Sock pattern.  I crochet kind of tight when I make socks using the sock yarn.  Thinner yarns I tend to be tighter.  Fatter yarns my gauge is average.

Hayward, Calif
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hats! (tutorial now available!) on: November 14, 2005 02:16:27 PM
I like the way your Hat came out.  I like the way the Green & Yellow stripped with every other double crochet, one green, the next yellow throughout the hat.  Tell your father to be more farefull with other people's things.

Hayward, Calif.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: X-RATED CROCHET....Danger Phallus's ahead...{Now with pattern} Ornament Added! on: November 14, 2005 02:00:22 PM
This is so funny!  I have some handspun wool yarns lying around the house and I'm going to make me one of these to carry some of my crochet Hooks and take it to my guild meetings.  Talk about a great laugh!  Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us, Laamissa.

Hayward, Calif.
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