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21  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Blown Glass pieces.... (pic obease) on: August 29, 2007 12:35:33 PM
i love those first two, if they were smaller than im thinking they are ((if theyre ornaments, 2-3 inches long, right?)) like around an inch they would be seriously awesome pendants, i have a few teardrop ones, but more pointy would be very very unique, keep up the awesome work alana!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First Lace--Luna Moth Shawl on: August 29, 2007 08:29:21 AM
i know, its one of those, hopefully ill be able to do it someday before shes past being able to appreciate it kind of things...but it is really gorgeous, and im sure she would love it, her whole house ((and the house she lived in before the current one)) has butterflies everywhere.
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Homecoming // IYP7 Swap Gallery on: August 29, 2007 08:27:20 AM
hey, if you have varying amounts and a umber of different colors, but theyre all lace weight, what about this one >>> http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/shawls_stoles/Icelandic_Lace_Shawl_165-1.html

uses 900 yards according to the list, and varying amounts of four colors, but you could break down the one huge amount of yarn and do it in two colors, would make it not so badfor yardage actually...and its a pretty shawl.  ((ive been eyeing it myself! lol))
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Homecoming // IYP7: SIGNUPS CLOSED, sendouts 9/1 on: August 29, 2007 08:23:18 AM
well sevs, i put the finishing touches on your big item ((which has been done for a MONTH)) and jane's package has been done, so i just need to package stuff up and ship it off...plus i wanna send to aus asap as its well...2/3rds of the way around the earth.
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: I can ___ but I can't ___ Swap (Signups 7/25-8/8, Sendouts 9/10) on: August 29, 2007 08:21:27 AM
its okay, i had to redo my whole package because my graphics for it accidentally got deleted ((doing a stencil kit)) so i had to redo stuff and come up with stuff and figure stuff out....so its about half done, but i need to go shopping for paint and such, and i need more stencil blanks ((i dislike paper stencils, why do all that work to only use it once!))
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Science/Math geek swap? on: August 29, 2007 08:19:28 AM
i know!  with school starting and ive got an extra class that starts on the 17th and ive got my birthday NEXT FRIDAY EEEEEEE im gonna be sixteen....ill probably start signups either the 10th and go through the 17th or do them the 21st through the 28th...which works better for everyone?
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Homecoming // IYP7 Swap Gallery on: August 28, 2007 02:36:35 PM
wow mom, wow heather...awesomeness.

great job superh!

ETA-- for the lace weight yarn, take a look at this list >>>
http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/296-triangle-shawl-patterns.html

its all sorts of shawls, some free patterns, some patterns to buy, some from mags and books...but theyre all catagorized by how much yarn they use...super useful when you have x amount of yarn and dont know what to do with it.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: *TAMMY*(4 pics) on: August 28, 2007 11:45:22 AM
that is absofreakinglutely gorgeous.

wonderful job!
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First Lace--Luna Moth Shawl on: August 28, 2007 11:42:23 AM
thanks guacamole, its really not nearly as hard as it looks, i was pretty intimidated by it, but i wanted to do this for her, and hey, it turned out pretty good if i do say so myself, the best advice i can give as a newbie lace knitter though, is if youre using the written instructions, print a second copy and cut each row apart and adhere it to a notecard, punch a hole in the corner of all the notecards and hook them together with a ring of some sort ((i used split key rings, but a binder ring would be super easy to use)) that way youre not trying to knit and stay focused on the one row that youre working on.

thanks kokeshi, i think she will, having been raised in india with all of the hand made things there, she has a very nice appreciation for had made things, even though she doesnt do this stuff ((shes a web developer...thats her passion))
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first stranded knitting project! on: August 27, 2007 06:16:02 PM
ah, this is FAB, this is also on my list of holiday knitting, Pat, the shawl was for the wife of the skull crazy step brother...hes getting this hat, and a modified version for the baby too...

it will get done before christmas!!

this is awesome, one lucky kiddo.
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