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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ugly yarn (Updated-finally finished!!!) on: October 11, 2006 02:56:48 PM
That sweater is gorgeous. I love the greenish-gold and blue with the brown.  I hope the recipent wears it all the time!

Thanks for posting the results of your over-dyed yarns. It helped make me more confident in the Cool Aid method.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? on: May 15, 2006 04:46:47 PM
Mine's done, but came out looking like a dread sack. But it's a cute dread sack. Grin



I used Manos del Uruguay yarn, which is handspun wool so has an uneven consistency. It's also a bit thicker than standard worsted weight.  I don't know what the colorway title is, but it reminds me of a tasty berry pie.

You can view more photos, including an in-progress photo at the Filckr photoset I made for the hat: Filthy Knitted Dread Sack. The name is a nod to a silly little online game I used to play all the time.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? on: May 14, 2006 05:02:31 PM
The K2G and P2G are killing me too.  Any suggestions?

Take your time with the togs. At the risk of confusing you guys, here's how I handle this many togs without stressing my fingers: after the yarn over, I press my right index finger down so it clamps the yarn over down and is up towards the tip of the needle. Then I move the point of the needle down into at least the first loop. While doing this, I edge both loops I'm going to knit/purl together towards the very tip of the left-hand needle. This gives you more room to fit the right-hand needle through. I noticed I usually scoot my clamped down right index finger up and secure the loops when knitting (but not purling) while continuing to go through the normal knit motion.

Hope that helps you guys out more than it confuses you. Wink  Really, I just developed this technique naturally with a lot of practice.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? on: May 13, 2006 08:21:20 AM
I'm in! Anyone have yarn suggestions to make a lighter weight hat I can still wear in the summer?

I'm in love with "Bam Boo" by Classic Elite. It has a loose spin and is amazingly soft and light and airy. And it's made from bamboo fiber! The fabric made from this yarn will be kinda floppy, so if you find it's too floppy for you as you go along, you might have to adjust the gauge of the hat by using smaller needles and more stitches.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Kirsten Dunst Pithy hat knitalong anyone? on: May 12, 2006 03:52:20 PM
I'll join!  Grin

My yarn store had this awesome (and painful) sale today, so I bought some nice yarn for the hat already.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Chocolate Swap 2 Gallery on: May 12, 2006 12:37:43 PM
Mikania, as a person who has never experimented with Sculpey, I am curious how hard it was to make the chocolates. They are so cute!

I'm not a Sculpey master by any means, so I'd say they weren't that hard. But, there's some amazing Sculpey food art out there that puts mine to shame.

I don't really have any special techniques I used. I just bought some chocolates for me to use as a model, and tried not to eat them all before I was done with the clay. Wink
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Chocolate Swap 2 Gallery on: May 05, 2006 07:04:18 PM
Also, here's what I got from Lacey!



She spoiled me rotten.  Grin I really wish I had gotten her more chocolates, now.

I got these awesome Resse's flip flops and a long "I heart chocolate" tank. She also sent chocolate flavored lip balms in chocolate-looking cases, a cute pink and brown "stash" pouch with a beautiful blue interior that she made, an awesome Cocoa Crispies notebook, and lots of tasty chocies.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Chocolate Swap 2 Gallery on: May 05, 2006 06:57:25 PM
Here's what I sent Lacey.

A 1 lb box of See's candies and assorted chocolate bars:


Fake Sculpey chocolates:


A screen printed "Brown Cow" tank:


I hope you enjoy everything, Lacey!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV on: April 14, 2006 08:56:08 AM
LOL Mikania, we are fabric buddies! Maybe one day we'll meet on the street, wearing bizarre Canadian identical skirts!  Grin

Don't forget the matching egg pins!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV on: April 13, 2006 07:03:45 PM
I received the Noodle Princess' last package awhile back, but I've been lazy. The pics are pretty much the same as what Batgirl posted, but oh well.



Thanks once again, NP! I will have to think very long and hard on what to do with that awesome fabric. It must be put to very special use.  Wink
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