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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / CALLING ALL NERDS! on: June 09, 2009 11:50:05 PM
Who out there LOVES the tv show "The Big Bang Theory" as much as I do and would love to have a swap? I think Sheldon is just about the sexiest thing alive!!! Give me some feedback here! Cheesy
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Lynyrd Skynyrd/Hick Town/Dukes of Hazzard/Southern Swap!!??!!?? on: July 14, 2008 07:20:52 PM
Who of y'all are totally in love with Bo Duke and wanna dedicate a swap to that dear southern country with it's flannel shirts and short shorts!!??
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / embroidered overalls swap? on: July 01, 2008 02:21:56 PM
Hey...so my mom has this amazing pair of overalls she gave me that she embroidered with a friend in college...I was thinking, what if we sent overalls round robin until everyone had decorated everyone elses a little bit and we each have a kick butt pair!

And I guess it wouldn't have to be just overalls, people could do jeans, shorts, or jean jackets too if they wanted.

Let me know what you think!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / I'm a n00b spinner and having trouble with unwinding...help? on: November 23, 2007 10:25:35 AM
So I've spun plenty of roving into a nice looking size of spindle and it's fairly even and all in all I'm rather impressed with my first try...but if I try to take it off and ball it, the yarn just tends to double up on itself, or even to untwist...sometimes so much that it breaks in half...have I spun too tightly? How can I fix this? What's the matter?

Thanks for your help! Undecided
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / DNA SCARF Knit-a-long? on: March 31, 2007 06:01:39 PM
I have been wanting to make this DNA scarf for quite some time but haven't quite had time for it...I think a group making scarves would be great!

If you joined this knit-a-long, I would like for everyone to post atleast once a week to let us know your progress and to attempt answers at any questions that have been posed.

We could also schedule times to all get on msn messenger or something to have chat sessions about progress and issues if anyone was interested in that...

Let me know what you think and if you want to join and we'll start knitting!

(P.S. Anyone who joins after the innitial groups scarves are underway will not be excluded...even if you start late I'd love to have as many poeple making scarves as possible...)

I have inserted the patten below:

 Dr. Montville's Double Helix Seaman Scarf

This pattern is freely available at http://www.twosheep.com/helix. It is not to be distributed, sold, or reproduced in any form without the author's explicit, written permission. The pattern is copyright 1999, 2002, and 2007 by June Oshiro. For pattern support, contact joshiro@gmail.com.

 
 

 Yarn:
Haneke Exotics, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Merino, 50% Tencel
Sport weight (~120 yds / 50 g), White (color #20723)

4 hanks - includes enough yarn to make a 6"x4" swatch (you'll have a little left over if your scarf has the same dimensions as mine)

Haneke Wool Fashions
630 North Black Cat. Rd.
Meridian, Idaho 83642
1-800-523-WOOL

 
 
 
 

 Needles:
US 2 (2.0 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge:
12 stitches and 18 rows per 2 inches in seed stitch (see below), using larger needles

Dimensions:
Cabled region is ~23" long and ~6" wide, neck ribbing section is ~12" long (ribbing will be slightly narrower than the rest of the scarf)

Seed stitch:
On an even # of stitches:
Row 1: k1, p1, repeat till the end
Row 2: p1, k1, repeat till the end

Right twist mini-cable, aka Classic Mock Cable:
Row 1 (right side): K2
Rows 2 and 4 (wrong side): P2
Row 3: Knit the second stitch (leave the 1st stitch on the needle and work around it), then knit the first stitch, slip both stitches off the needle

Left twist mini-cable, aka Tamerna Stitch:
Row 1 (right side): K2
Rows 2 and 4 (wrong side): P2
Row 3: Knit the second stitch through the back loop (leave the 1st stitch on the needle and work around it), then knit the first stitch through the front loop, slip both stitches off the needle

DNA cable:
See the separate page for charted instructions. http://www.twosheep.com/helix/Helix5.pdf

Selvedge:
Knit the last stitch of every row. Slip the first stitch of every row as if to purl.

Instructions:
Using the smaller needles, cast on 40 stitches (includes 2 selvedge stitches). Instructions for the selvedge are given above and are not explicitly written out in the pattern.

Knit 8 rows of seed stitch. Switch to larger needles

Set up the scarf pattern: 5 stitches in seed stitch pattern, purl 2 stitches, 2 stitches in right twist mini-cable, 20 stitches in DNA cable, 2 stitches in left twist mini-cable, purl 2 stitches, 5 stitches in seed stitch pattern.

Following the pattern as set, knit rows 1-38 of the DNA cable pattern. Repeat rows 3-38 of the DNA cable four more times (five repeats in all), ending the final repeat with rows 39-40 of the DNA cable.

Set up the back neck ribbing as follows: k5, (p4, k4) three times, p4, k5. Knit until ribbing is ~12" long.

Set up the scarf pattern again as before, except switching the left and right twist cable positions. This will ensure that the cables twist outward from the center when the scarf is worn. The DNA cable does not need to be inverted - it looks the same right side up and upside down. Knit five repeats of the DNA cable (similar to the first half). Switch to smaller needles, knit 8 rows of seed stitch, and bind off.

Block by gently handwashing in lukewarm water, dry flat.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / DAVID BOWIE SWAP!? (Round 2) on: February 02, 2007 08:40:49 AM
Thaere was a David Bowie swap that I totally missed and it made me sad...any other bowie obsessed people out there who would want a round two?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / American Idol Swap!?!?!?!? on: January 16, 2007 11:00:34 PM
I don't know if I fill the criteria to organize a swap...but I thought it would be a great idea...!

For all you other American Idol junkies out there? Crafts about singing...maybe music folders or something

or mixed cd's with your favorite previous american idol songs?

or like a journal to keep track of the show as it progresses?

I don't know...what do you think?
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Teacher pen!!!! <3 on: July 17, 2006 04:05:59 PM
Last year for christmas I made a series of clay pens for my teachers. Each pen looks like the teacher it was for, this is the one I made of my math teacher Julie!


Hope you like it! <3
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Neon green and gray prayer beads! on: July 17, 2006 03:46:32 PM
Last year I went on a mission trip to El Salvador and to raise money I made prayer beads and sold them at my church. This is the pair I made for myself because they are slightly punkish with the crazy color scheme! Enjoy!

Me modeling:


Attempted close-up of the cross:


And the whole string against my lovely wooden door:


Hope you liked! <3!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The easiest scarf you will ever make! on: July 17, 2006 03:32:36 PM
This is an insanely easy scarf...but also very stylish!


To make it just take a strip of fleece as wide and long as you want your scarf (add about 6 inches extra on the ends fro fringe) and then cut the fringe into the ends! No sewing involved!

enjoy! <3
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