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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Any Horse people out there? Recon Half Chaps on: March 07, 2011 01:11:50 PM
Hopefully there are some horse people out there that will agree that these are brilliant! Rather than the confused non-horse folk that are still slightly confused on what half chaps are..
I need some enthusiasm because I am super excited about them.

I live in a vastly frigid place, and dear mother nature has decided that despite my desperate attempts, its going to be winter and not spring.
I ride all winter long regardless, but today, in a balmy 16*, the zipper of my half chaps broke.
I was sad, because the extra warmth and grip down there is something I really quite enjoy.

So, a thrift store run + dumpster diving = 1 wool sweater + 1 crappy suede jacket = half chaps!




enjoy!
Also, non horse folks -> heres what half chaps look like.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / making colorwork charts on: November 13, 2010 09:39:49 AM
I would like to make my brother fingerless mittens with wind turbines on them (as he works with them) but since I am a beg colorworker, I don't know how to get to resources that 1. have charts for these 2. make my own.
any suggestions?
I'm fairly well versed in photoshop if that counts.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I don't want to be afraid anymore! on: October 09, 2010 04:35:56 PM
I want to knit a sweater, two in fact. (one for ma, one for pa)
I am brave! I am willing... but so so so afraid!

So if anyone out there that can hold my hand (through the internet please) and help me find patterns (and advice) that won't boggle my mind, or create horrible sins such as my last attempt at a sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Ozarky/so-hideous-its-stylish

About me as a yarn adventurer, I knit, crochet quite well, though along with sweaters I fear things such as color work and cabling, but if its laid out in an idiot proof manner, I bet I can do it. I only have worked with things via flatwork, and never the "lets do it as one piece" concept.
And am definitely a 'lets neglect school work to knit until its done' so quick knits are good.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I am no longer a recon virgin! on: April 28, 2010 08:20:01 AM
First off - I would like to thank the wonderful artists here on craftster that inspired me to make these things and to the wonderful few that had tutorials... who knew that youtube was a source for that!

Secondly, I am taking a course at the university that I pretty much took as a filler to get me to full time student status *hello healthcare!* its called... "Creativity and you" haha.. oh, it hurts to sit through. "red and green make brown, red and blue make purple...."
Anyhow, our final is pretty much creating something - anything.
I was going to try to do those little monsters made out of old gloves. But lost motivation.
Then my roommate started giving me crap about not having any going out shirts - which is true. I wear primarily mens medium shirts from threadless. I am walking model for them.

So the idea of making a going out shirt developed... and decided to use it for my project... its creative right?
Heck yes!

So I wandered off to my local thrift store in - bought a 3XL mens tourist shirt to Mount rushmore... a grey hoodie, a turquoise thing... and 4$ later was back at home.

So here is the thing that I made while testing out my reconing skills -

Not bad... was thinking of adding something more, but I don't know what.

Then there is this bundle of joy -



It smashes the girls like a sports bra would - but roommate says thats normal.
Next step in being a girl: make up!
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Woot Owl sweater boots... on: October 19, 2009 12:35:15 PM
I have been making felted sweater mittens for the last few weeks, and after falling in LOVE with furbabiesboutique boots made out of both sweater and jeans... I  just couldn't stop thinking about it.

Turns out Mens XL felted sweater fits around my man calves.

A little owl, and a little Hoot.. Makes it.
Now, I don't have any skirts since I live in WI, and its just not smart, but I will sure as hell wear shorts today.

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Selling Crafts on Craigslist and likewise? on: August 21, 2009 11:25:12 AM
Just curious if anyone has had any luck selling crafts and such on craigslist?
I make my own knitting needles, knit and other yarn crafts, but I was curious if anyone had luck? If so have any tips for the rest of us...
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / hand-carved knitting needles on: May 23, 2009 09:26:42 AM
Being one of those poor college kids you hear so much about, I resorted to hiking in the woods picking up some sticks, and hiking back to the duplex with knife in hand. Not some sick plan to off my roommate, rather to make me some knitting needles. so alas, I sat on the front stoop, lost a few of my finer sticks to the dog who thought they made great chew toys, and whittled me some needles.

In the end, I created about 6 pairs, between the sizes of 8-11, with an average of 10 or so. About 7-8 inches long.  I like them quite a bit, they get that nice smooth feeling after a few projects.



Detailed on the rump of the needles...

Details of the pointy end...

As a whole as I get distracted from work and knitting to post these.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / eye shadow? on: March 16, 2008 05:22:53 PM
OKay so working for the park system people leave things everywhere, and since they usually never come back, I have aquired numerous things.. snow pants, head lamp, gift pack set of eyeshadow..
though I dont use eyeshadow...
so maybe craft project?

can they be crumbled and made into paint?

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Spring Fever Knitting project on: March 10, 2008 12:57:29 PM
Hey guys,
I currently volunteer for a horse rescue, on top of that, I just received a 100 gal bag of yarn from my aunt. Spring is nearly around the corner, and well hats and mittens are going out of season. (though it is the midwest,we may not lose the snow til august) My question to you is what is some spring time knitty crafts (I also crochet, finger weave and other yarn nonsense) that would take less then a day to complete (I also am a college student with intense crafting ADD) Any suggestions welcome, horse related or home related, or anything for that matter!
I already know of the easy things such as dishrags and soap cozies.
Also, completely off topic, but how many stitches do you usually cast on for a normal person hat? (I have a small head, boyfriend has an abnormally large head..)
Thank you guys,
I look forward to hearing from you.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Office Space Crafts on: January 08, 2008 08:08:30 AM
Hello All,
Its the begining of my work day, and I work at a visitor center. You know, where the college student sits behind a big old desk and directs you around a plot of undisturbed nature-esque environment. Yeah, thats me. So Its only the beginings, and I asked my higher ups about what I can do... they say.. I aint got nothing (but in proper english) So I come to you craftster, armed with office supplies, what the hell can I craft within this poor sappy 7 hours of my life?

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