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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Japanese Crochet Pattern Help on: May 02, 2007 01:32:20 PM
 Cheesy  Hi all!  I got a great japanese crochet book, and I'm loving it.  The patterns are beautiful.  I started making the pocket tissue holder, but I'm unsure if I've done it correctly and with the correct yarn.  It seems too large to me (I used WW) ... but I'm not sure if that's because it's just made for a bigger pocket tissue thing than I'm used to, or because I can't read Japanese and therefore may be using the wrong yarn weight.  Pics are in my blog of parts of the pattern ... both the part where I think it discusses weight as well as part of the diagram.  I chained 27+1 for the end of the row, and then started to sc up.  It really just looks too large. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / C'est Paris! My new curtains... on: May 15, 2006 06:04:05 PM
This has been a work-in-progress for a few weeks (thanks to darn finals popping up right in the middle of my project! Sheesh!).  I finally finished them tonight.  It's hard to tell because they're behind my couch, but they reach to about 8in above the floor. 


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3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Me a Couple Eggs on: April 09, 2006 06:28:15 PM
It IS NOT hokey!   Grin

OK, so maybe a little hokey. 

But what else can you put in a 15 month old's Easter basket?   Cheesy  (Aside from the dinosaur I'm knitting him as well!)

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Will This Pattern Work AKA How to get one's DH on board with knitting obsession on: March 15, 2006 06:12:33 AM
OK!  After I finish this little bit of birthday knitting I have left, I have the ultimate in super duper make-DH-something-he-will-adore plan.  I've never knitted anything for him, mostly because he's a picky bastard and I don't want to put a ton of time into something he wouldnt' wear. 

Well, the brainstorm has struck.  I would really like to knit up a collared, zip-up cardi to look like the soccer zippies soccer fans are so fond of.  I'm trying to find a pattern, but without much luck. 

Would it work if I used this http://www.helloyarn.com/cyclingaran.htm minus the cabling?  Can I just do stockinette and acheive the same size/shape?  The shape of that sweater is precisely what I am looking for. 

The jacket for DH would be black with this on the back http://www.bjk.com/ .  It's his fav soccer club (DH is from Turkey). 

Ambitious? Yes.  A way to finally get DH to pick up his dirty socks?  Perhaps.

Suggestions for other zip-up cardis would be greatly appreciated!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What the Hell am I Going to do With All This Recycled Silk Yarn? on: March 13, 2006 10:44:11 AM
 Cry

My knitting obsession took a rather crappy turn recently.  I purchased enough recycled silk on ebay to make two large wraps (one for me and one for my sister).  I really thought I liked the look of it.  But, I've been working with it for several days, and quite frankly I don't think my sister will like it.  I'm not even sure I like it. 

I like the idea of it.  But, in person, I don't think this stuff works for me. 

Now the question is ... what the hell do I do with 1,200 yards of recycled silk??  The only idea I can come up with that sounds remotely appealing is knitting my son a teddy bear, but I don't think the yarn holds up well to wear and I'm not sure it would work for that. 

Man am I bummed. 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Uteri Stitchmarkers! on: March 05, 2006 09:44:05 AM
Don't know if anyone saw my thread yesterday about my internal organ stitch markers http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83040.0 .  I'm a nursing student, and am thus more than sufficiently interested in all things anatomy.  Well, today I decided to make some more antatomically correct stitchmarkers ... I liked the uterus ones so much I decided to make a set.   Cheesy


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My husband thinks I have completely lost my mind. 


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7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Stitch Markers - Yer Internals! Some Worked, Some Didn't... on: March 04, 2006 05:10:58 PM
Well, I have this great idea to make stitch marker sets from polymer clay.  The stitch markers also happen to be internal organs.  I'm a nursing student and think a lot about internal organs.  What a great way to combine my fav hobby (knitting) and my soon-to-be career!  I'm bummed though because while my creations looked great prior to baking, after baking they got all dark.  I think I cooked em too long.  Or my oven just sucks.  Sad  I'm real happy with the liver and intestines though. 

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Here they all are!  (That bottom one is a um ... turkey neck?) You can see how pretty and perfect they all were before going in the oven!   Cry


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And the liver and intestines post oven ... darker, but OK. 


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Sadly, the uterus and lungs didn't survive the oven well.  Sad  Looks like blacklung! 

Well, I really like them anyway.  I'll keep the blackened lungs and uterus anyhow!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help Me Find This Pattern... on: March 03, 2006 10:35:19 AM
There was a pattern I saw a while back for a sorta drop shoulder wrap/boob tube kinda thing.  The one shown with the pattern was grey, I believe it may have even had large buttons on the front with part of the bottom opened-up?  Not sure.  If I am making sense to anybody, please help me find this pattern ... I've been looking and looking and can't find where I saw it.   Undecided
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Heehee! Fleece Legwarmers on: January 09, 2006 03:09:49 PM
Got the general instructions from another craftster thread ... I made drawstrings with braided yarn and added pompoms made from the same yarn.  (Making pompoms =  Cheesy).  Not the most amazing project ever, but it sure was fun ... and I feel like a majorette dancing around my apartment in my spiffy legwarmers (DH thinks I've lost my mind).   Grin

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need Help With Designing a Felted Bag on: January 06, 2006 02:09:25 PM
I'd like to design my very first project ... I'm thinking a bag for my laptop would be great and probably fairly simple to design.  I'd like to design a felted version for sturdiness (my laptop is not one of the newer model lightweight carry under your arm types). 

So, how do you account for felting when you're coming up with a pattern? 
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