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1  It all started when I walked into the yarn shop . . . in Knitting: Completed Projects by likespointysticks on: May 09, 2007 03:32:29 PM
. . . and picked up a skein of linen yarn.
$20?Huh
&$%@!
But I wanted it.
I wanted that yarn.
So I made myself a deal:
"Self," I said, while the saleslady gave me a strange look, "If you can made a dent in your stash - a substantial dent - then you can buy yourself two skeins of pricey yarn."
Now, my stash is tiddlywinks compared to some here.
But it was substantial enough. Here it is, a year and a half or so ago:



And this is what I did with it:



Seven inch by nine inch rectangles of garter stitch. ONE HUNDRED of 'em.

I gave them to my LYS this afternoon; there's a woman there who will make them into blankets for a battered women's shelter.

It took me approximately two months, during which I was ridiculed by my family for knitting during movies (in the movie theater), football games (in the stands), while reading, in class, while walking, even. The stash is currently smaller . . . but not small enough. I've got about 25 skeins of yarn and four 1-gallon ziplock baggies of odds and ends yet to knit up. THE STASHBUSTING CONTINUES!

(My favorite moment in all of this came when my English teacher called me out for knitting in class. When he asked what I was knitting, I told him I was stashbusting. A classmate behind me piped up, saying "That makes me think of you punching a guy with a mustache."  'stache-busting t-shirts, anyone?)
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2  Re: How's your Etsy shop doing now? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: December 29, 2006 01:09:36 PM
Thanks for the input - here's what I'm talking about:





(Apologies for the untucked yarn, there.) Would it bother you?
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3  What happens when a college student becomes a zombie? BRAINWEISER! in Halloween Costumes by likespointysticks on: October 31, 2006 02:51:38 PM


My shirt (under the blood) says Brainweiser on the front. Lost the left hand to a hungry dog.

On the back:



Nerd and cheerleader, captioned, respectively, "Brain" and "Brain Lite"



BRAAAAAAIIINSSSSS

and entrails:



With bonus foot/leg (not visible) which have rotted away to the bone!

And the George Romero tribute pic:



THANK YOU to RachOfTheJungle for her fine photography work and the kick-ass party that gave me an excuse to craft this costume!
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4  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: October 15, 2006 12:57:36 PM
kattghoti, your wristwarmers are complete!

Question for everyone: would these make good promo items, or am I going a little crazy?



(They are bracelets knit out of the same yarn as my wristwarmers.)
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5  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: September 02, 2006 08:31:21 PM
Soo, today, I got a lot of knitting done. I got the mittens finished for this set (please excuse piss-poor pic quality):



And I'm happy they're done. But I'm also thinking now that they don't match. (The lovers' mitten and the regular mittens. The dark color is a hunter green.) Arrgh . . . so I either need to go buy a lot more yarn or just sell them seperately. What do you guys think?
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6  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: August 11, 2006 08:01:47 PM
Okay . . . I'm not sure if these are etsy-worthy or not (then again, I'm not sure of that about a lot of stuff in my store).



These are bottlecaps that have cutouts from the covers of cheesy romance novels that are then covered with (epoxy) resin. Are they silly/low-quality? I'm planning to make this batch into magnets; if I can get it together, the next bunch could be pendant necklaces instead. What do you think? If etsy-worthy, magnet sets or necklaces? How much are these worth?

Thanks in advance!

edit: sorry the picture quality is crap, I just wanted to get them up for opinions. The grouping in the middle, at the top, has excerpts of pages laid over cover cutouts for a layered effect - unfortunately the bottom layer is almost totally obscured.
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7  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: July 13, 2006 08:43:09 PM
OK. So I decided listing another item on etsy was more important than sleeping.



http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=312117

(Sigh.) I post too much. Sorry, everyone.
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8  Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by likespointysticks on: July 08, 2006 07:09:19 PM
lusterbunny, your beads have been reincarnated:



Yeah, I'm fond of green fingering-weight yarn.
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