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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: favorite Japanese free pattern sites? on: March 29, 2007 10:58:15 AM
hi there  Grin ,

there was a thread not too long ago about japanese free pattern sites! enjoy!  Wink

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33482.0
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: have no clue where this goes but....80's Clothes!! on: October 05, 2006 04:53:04 PM
uh, i'm going to age myself..lol. but when i was in junior high, it was neon pink or anything neon t-shirts with shoulder pads, stretch leggings, scrunched up socks, and keds or just keds no socks. the jewelry consisted of big hoop earrings that matched said shirts and jelly bracelets. the hair was long with teased out bangs. ask me how they did that. lol. think saved by the bell.

here's a link with an example: http://www.mables.com/80s-clothes-womens.php

check out this youtube vid on 80's fashion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jfBGhWo760
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / inexpensive yarn substitute for discontinued karabella clouds? on: February 03, 2005 03:38:40 AM
i was wondering if anyone could suggest an inexpensive substitute for karabella clouds? no store online or on ebay carries this yarn anymore.  Tongue help.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby baby baby blanket! on: January 31, 2005 03:49:30 AM
whoa it's been a while since i posted last on this topic.
 Undecided Embarrassed Lips sealed Tongue Shocked
thanks for all the good wishes. i'm a stay at home mom now and have been doing some knitting when the baby sleeps.
motherhood gives you barely any time to go on the computer! heh. ^_^;; 

finished the blanket somewhat in december of 2004. lol better late than never. my son is using it now and loving it!!  Smiley he loves the texture of the garter stitch it has and likes to grab at it. 

congrats to conley on your new little bundle of joy as well!! ^_^

hope to post picture of blanket soon!
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Body butters! on: January 31, 2005 03:36:45 AM
the yahoo group is called goodenoughtoeat. Smiley for anyone looking to join this group!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: hello kitty patterns? on: January 28, 2005 03:29:44 PM
hey there!!

oo, nice to know someone's reading my blog other than me! Cheesy i'm glad that the library page was useful. i plan to update that page soon with more books hopefully! i also post a lot of cute japanese craft related links, too.

ebay's the coolest place, huh? Cheesy 

i also recommend amazon.co.jp for more craft books. to read amazon, i would recommend using babelfish to translate or some other online translator and an online japanese-english dictionary, like jim breen's. 

other places to look would be japanese bookstores, like kinokuniya or sasuga...if one is available in your general area.

i also lurk in the ufocatcher.com forums. Smiley



7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby baby baby blanket! on: September 18, 2004 11:32:55 PM
lol update...

baby came before the blanket was done. i had a little boy on august 21, 2004. blanket was halfway done.  Grin Tongue Shocked Smiley Wink

will post when done!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby knits on: August 18, 2004 11:41:06 PM
congrats to a fellow new mommy! *yay!!*

there a lot of baby patterns online too.

http://knitting.about.com has free patterns and http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/ as well !

i'm also knitting a baby blanket from lionbrand.com:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-diagonalBabyBlanket.html
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learning to Knit on: June 30, 2004 01:55:42 PM
hello!   Cheesy

it's not too late to learn how to knit. i'm 31 and have been teaching myself to knit since the middle of last year out of books and online, so in the knitting world i'm still a beginner.  Tongue

here are some online tutorials that might help:

http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/index.html
http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/knitting/stitch_pages/kn_knit.html

the easiest stitch that i learned was the garter stitch, which is knit stitch all the way through. Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby baby baby blanket! on: June 30, 2004 01:43:08 PM
dahlea, i'm glad i was able to help. Cheesy it's a beautiful blanket and so soft too. thanks for the advice, yeah, circs would probably work better - i just have to get the right size.

i've always appreciated the advice and the lovely ideas on craftster, being a self-taught online tutorial/book knitter. Smiley
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