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11  Re: Knifty Knitter? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: November 28, 2007 02:35:07 PM
Does anyone know a *quick* way to make a simple christmas stocking on the looms? I have all the round ones, the purple rectangle, and th set of long looms, so I can do it on any of the looms...Ideally I'm looking to spend less than 2 hours on each, I just wanted to make something cute to send to a few friends.  Even just a really long sock would work.  (I can never seem to get the turn at the heel right on any of the sock patterns I've tried Sad)

I haven't done it myself - but I was told by one of my exchange partners that made me one - that Pam K.'s stocking was fairly simple.

http://creationsbypam.blogspot.com/

Here's the one Laurel did for me that was so cute! And it is super soft! Pam usually does a LoomClass about this time of year on it, but I haven't heard anything.

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12  Anthropologie "Shorter Days" Hoodie in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: November 16, 2007 01:57:12 PM
Hi guys!

I have unfortunately gotten subscribed to the Anthropologie mailing list. Why unfortunately? They've got such darn cute stuff!

Anyway, my eyes, my knitting skills and I thought the "Shorter days Hoodie" was such a cute design, we'd like to try and knit it on our own.

I own a ton of these cropped hoodies and I'd love to finally make one now that my skills are up to par. So, my long-winded question is - help me figure this out!

Here it is: http://tinyurl.com/yofv5d

And here's what I know:
-its quite obviously a cable, rib and eyelet pattern. But I'm not sure which cable it is. Here's a detail shot:



-maybe k1, p1, k1, p1, k3, cable?
-next row k7, cable?

-the arms look like a slightly modified cable pattern with thicker ribs
-the ends of the arms are a simple crochet chain
-the hood is two pieces sewn together, and the pattern is something openwork

Ack! I've got to go to a work function now, but any help you guys can give me would be great!

Thanks,

CFBandit
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13  Re: help with holiday party invitations in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: October 11, 2007 01:03:10 PM
Well, if you find an image you like, its pretty simple to do in PS.

Here's the image I started with:



And after I

-changed it to a white background
-posterized it slightly
-and used the "variation" tool to add more red in all categories, and a bit of cyan highlighting, it changed to this:



that's not exactly what you're looking for, but I did it in like, ten minutes. If you played around with it a bit more (maybe less in the highlights and darken the colors), you could probably nail it pretty easily.
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14  Re: Bargain hunter rd2 in The Swap Gallery by cfbandit on: October 08, 2007 02:33:58 PM
Sigh. Is anyone else having a heck of a time with photobucket?

Anyway, apologies to madpimp, she sent me an awesome package and I'm really late in posting photos  Cry



I loved the little puppy dog! He's already made a home with my dalmatian shelf  Cheesy



We used the little mummy canister to carry cookies to my work's outing to our field site last week:



But sadly his buddy didn't make it:



But I think the most useful and cool thing I got was:



A knitting/crochet needle/hook roll, matching stitch marker bag and "current project" bag - which are already in use with my new lace scarf  Grin

Thanks madpimp - the papers and maps and postcards were also very cool and I'm putting them to use this weekend at scrapbooking weekend! Yea!  Grin  Grin  Grin
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15  Re: Knifty Knitter? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: October 01, 2007 10:05:33 AM
Did you guys see the October MagKnits? The Bitty Boos would be super easy to make on a thumb loom or flower loom.

http://www.magknits.com/Oct07/patterns/boo.htm

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16  Re: Knifty Knitter? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: September 26, 2007 11:42:33 AM
I got the kitty hat to work!



Its a loomed version of the famous Kitty62 hat. Its for a swap but I know my partner's not on the knitting board  Grin

The pattern for the ears and the base for it (Rostitchery's earflap hat) are linked to on my blog: http://craftingyoohooville.blogspot.com/2007/09/kitty-kat-hat.html
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17  Re: I need privacy! Help! Giant space issues.... in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by cfbandit on: September 04, 2007 11:49:43 AM
Okay, here's what I've got - its not going to be an easy one. I'd recommend downloading the photo and zooming in to about 300% or so.



I think I understand the space you're in - its similar to a friend of mine's house.

Okay, here's the pertinent design features.

1. Curtain divider. With the lack of space, it'd even be tough to do bookshelves there. I'd get some of those nice tab curtains from Ikea and hang the rod from the ceiling.
2. Track lighting. The best part of having a slanted ceiling/walls is that you can aim track lights very nicely - and they're cheap - you coiuld do the whole room with two sets for under a couple hundred.
3. Adding in wardrobes (for clothes), a desk (to put your crafting stuff in), and a bookcase (for books, craft materials, etc.)
4. Adjusting your cubes to fit between the poles. That way you can take advantage of the space between the poles as best you can.

Hopefully this gives you a little space of your own plus space to walk in. My architects were sitting and playing with the design over lunch, and they got really frustrated, so don't feel bad you can't figure it out! Your biggest deal is going to be dimensions of EVERYTHING. You are not going to be able to fit a lot of stuff in that room unless you measure everything, the room, the lighting, the furniture, etc. and then draw it to scale.

Good luck!!!! I think I like the best that most of this can be bought inexpensively at Ikea and other furniture stores. I'm guessing no more than $700-800, less if you can find thrift store pieces or make your own parts or hit a good sale at Home Depot on the lights (or can buy at a builders resale shop - PM me if you're in Illinois and I'll give you a good one). Plus, all of it is reusable by your parents or yourself when you move out!
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18  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Round 2 (aka the $5 or $10 swap) signups til 8/30 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by cfbandit on: August 30, 2007 06:38:01 PM
And this is when I realize that after taking about 7 years of French, I still know next to nothing. D:
But I'm pretty sure that the "J'espere que je vais être votre associé" part would basically be like "I hope I get to be your partner"

Exactement Astica!

So the hunt is ALMOST on!!! I've got my running shoes on  Smiley (I don't wear anything else anyway Wink)
I was wandering...if there is any french speaking/reading folks around here, the thrift store near my house has 99¢ vintage 1970 "De fil en Aiguille" books with loads of crafts...I bought a few for myself a while ago..you can see an example of pattern here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175876.msg1815863#msg1815863

Laissez moi savoir = Let me know  Wink

Merci = Thank you


C'est magnifique! Allez-vous balayage les modèles? J'espere que je vais être votre associé - j'adore les modèles francais!

(I hope I said that right - I'm getting a little rusty since I haven't used my technical French in a couple years. That's probably a little clunky but closer to correct than if I tried to use my pronouns LOL).

cfbandit your french is also very good, except.. "Allez-vous balayage les modèles?" I didn't get that at first LOL, but you meant if I scanned the patterns, right?!.. If your looking for anything specific (1970 sewing, crochet, knit, hand embroidery patterns) let me know, I will be happy to scan it and sent it to you.  If you get to be my partner I'll be happy to buy you a few of the "De fil en aiguille" books. Here two example :


I admit I haven't tried anything from my books yet, but I plan to.

Yup! You're dead-on. We used to use balayage a lot at work (I work for an architect) when we had a project here in the US but with a developer out of Quebec. And since my boss despises international faxing, we used to scan the documents that needed to get to him fast. I think it might actually mean like radar scanning, but that was what the developer said, so...

I use a lot of french patterns from Les tricoteneuses and Bergere de France - but I haven't done so in awhile - too much going on right now! Those look great - I wish I could be your partner!
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19  Re: drunk duckie in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by cfbandit on: August 20, 2007 02:33:55 PM
my sister sent me an email that said i should be glad he's not smoking quack!!
That's awesome! I love jokes like that LOL  Grin

He's a cute little Duckie - he reminds me of my Jake and Quackers, though I can't find any of them drinking shots right now, here's a classic one:

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20  Re: Little Visitor Round 7 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cfbandit on: August 16, 2007 12:21:00 PM
Swink and I had to go to the construction site for our project early, early this morning.

He got very upset because it was SO muddy he couldn't find a dry place to land!

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