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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / tie gather dress on: August 11, 2008 01:20:45 PM
I really love the way this dress gathers http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?c=a&T1=P8792+S&SKW=+apparel&GEN1=All+Apparel&PageNo=2&pos=1
Does any one know how to go about doing this?
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Stuff for my car swap on: July 11, 2008 12:16:53 PM
Anyone interested?
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The Great Geek Swap Gallery on: June 30, 2008 04:33:19 PM
Original thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242891.0


24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knit shopping bag project help please on: June 20, 2008 12:27:00 PM
I'm thinking of making this bag for my self http://web.archive.org/web/20040414170949/http://www.thesmartyarns.com/patterns/May01/knitbag.html but the bag looks like it should be done on the diagonal and its not and when I started it it looks nothing like the picture, it just looks like your normal st st bag nothing fancy, what am I doing wrong?
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My Dads Ginormous Blue Blanket on: June 11, 2008 12:18:03 PM
I started this blanket for my dad last april and planned on giving it to him for his birthday in May, well it was far from done so I gave him what I had done, so for this year I had to have it done, I finished it the day before his birthday, it is made with Simply Soft and a lot of it. It is about 8'x7' by dad is 6'2" so his blankets are never big enough but I think this one is. It weighs about 10 pounds, great for those cold Reno nights. I have a really short attention span so I did it in 12"x12" squares, I have a chart on my blog here http://perfectasillneverbe.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-dads-blanket-chart.html I didn't do the last row and all the squares were done with a k hook, and the border is 2 sides 1.5' wide made with 2 strands of simply soft 1 bright blue and 1 dark blue with a m hook I think and sides 8" wide the same way. I had so many issues with it and I am so happy to be done.
This first pictures shows the size, it is drapped over my dads huge love seat with my son who is 2 sitting on it.

The border

some of the stitches

The puffy stitch

and one more

and now one of my dad

Hes the best  Grin
26  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Couples Swap Angel Found on: May 08, 2008 11:37:39 AM
heres the original thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218675.msg2353131#msg2353131 The needer is is Kenners, he partner sent but it was lost in the mail, she lives in the UK and I would really love for her to get a package. THe crafting is for her and her boyfriend. You be crafting 1 medium and 3 small items for each person so in total you will craft 2 medium and 6 small items or some combination to equal about that much.



All about you:

what kind of crafts can you do: I one of those general crafty people. I sew, I knit, I paint (and decorate things), I spin (although I'm still learning) I refashion things from other things, I felt, I create soaps and lip balms sometimes (when I buy the supplies).

what kind of crafts would you like done for you: Oh anything! Really, I haven't met a craft I didn't like yet! I love the texture of yarn and wool (see pictures of chunky arm warmers below), so knitting, crochet, felting or spinning, anything like that would be perfect. I also love natural textures and colours, so any craft incorporating them!

favorite colors: Deep, rich, earthy colours - Greens, browns, burgundies, dark teal and blue, purples, Indigo too. My Wist may provide inspiration for colours. I've added some links to etsy things that I particularly liked the colours of:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7933761
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8711572
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8624221
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6591903

Metalics-wise I like silver, bronze and copper.

likes: I love natural and chunky textures. I'm a bit of an eco-freak and a bit of a festival going bitter drinking hippy type. So yes, natural things, eco-friendly things, organic things. Also things to do with Buddhism, I'm particularly enchanted by Tibetan prayer flags at the moment. I love music, especially English, Irish and Scottish folk music and world music. I just generally love culture, many different cultures (bet I'm sounding really pretentious about now?). I love Indian and 'ethnic' fabrics. I adore jewelery, especially pretty spectacular jewelery... I'm particularly into things that incorporate wool at the moment. I love North African food and tea. In fact I just love tea in general. I love the outdoors and plants. Also maps. Maps are awesome. As are homemade cards (i suppose I should have put that in the 'crafts you would like to receive' section). I also like ecology, peacocks, ale, sash windows and mendi henna patterns. My wist is linked to from my profile!

dislikes: I'm not a massive fan of really bright colours, the over use of plastic or too much Kitsch. I also don't like fruit (apart from to eat) I don't like the smell or the use of fruit imagery. I'm really suffering with the current trend for cherry patterned things!

allergies: I have no allergies. Lucky me.

anything else : I'm about a UK size 16, I have size UK 7 feet, I like my feet to be cosy, I'm apporx. 5 foot ten inches tall and have my ears (several times) and nose pierced.

All about the other person:

persons name:Andrzej

who they are to you: Andrzej is my boyfriend of three and a bit years. We live together in Oxford.

Favorite colors:Blue and bright yellow (alhough he also wears a lot of dark green, black and dark grey)

likes:Andrzej likes computers (he spends a lot of time on them both at home and at work) especially computer games such as Eve Online (especially this one), Fall out, Civilization, nethack etc. He's just generally a bit geeky, in the good way though. He's very into Linux. He likes reading and listening to music, mainly indie-electro stuff. I'm not entirely sure how you would craft indie-electro but he does like it. Some of his favourite bands are White Rose Movement, Simian Mobile Disco, Chromeo, Justice and Ladytron. He also like meditation and eastern mysticism. Also he likes languages, he speaks several. Most curious are not latin based languages, for instance arabic. Other likes are Cider and chocolate. Andrzej (as you may be able to tell from his name) is of Polish ancestry... so he likes vodka and other polish related things. He loves cats, in a manly way of cause.

dislikes: Andrzej doesn't like tunnels, however that doesn't seem very relevant for a craft swap. Please don't send him a tunnel. Apart from that he would be grateful for what ever he gets! He likes most things.

allergies: He doesn't have any allergies, he sneezes a lot but not in response to anything, he just sneezes. Maybe some handkerchiefs would be a good idea... Just because no one has invented electro handkerchief yet doesn't mean its not a good idea!

anything else: Hmm... other useful information about Andrzej:
He's a size medium in mens shirts, and UK size 11 in shoes and is pprox. 6ft tall. He rides a motorbike.

If you need any more information, or in fact woolate and  uld just like some more then drop me an email, I'll probably think of many more things that could go into this form as soon as I send it!
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Great Geek Swap (sign-ups CLOSED Send Outs July 25) on: April 28, 2008 09:48:58 AM
Swap name:The Great Geek Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:tattooedcrafter
Sign-up date range:4/28-5/12
Date to send item by:7/25

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement?13 and older

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO

Details of swap:
If you are a geek, nerd, or loser of any kind this is the swap for you. This is for every math, science, video games, or crafty geek or any other kind of geek nerd of loser you can think of.
You must send 1 large, one medium and 1 small item and extra are encouraged.
PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Are you a geek, loser or nerd?
What Kind?
What crafts can you do?
what would you like to recieve?
what wouldn't you like to recieve?
what are you favorite colors?
Favorite patterns?
measurement if comfortable:
ALLERGIES?
Are you a smoker?
Do you have pets?
anything else someone might be allergic to?
any other information for your partner


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1.tattooedcrafter - organizer
2.Cheebs
3.Nymphara
4.iloveoctopus
5. MLJHydro *first swap
6.Android raptor
7.remember1947
8.dropdeadjen
9.Minderkin
10.danni.yelly
11.tsubomi_chan
12.artist.nerd.musi clover *First Swap
13.gothmom
14.Orrkid
15.jancola
16.hahnasay
17.80years at heart
18.half pint
19.samisadork *FIRST SWAP
20.craftykatt
21.adubyah *FIRST SWAP
22.DarthSqurl
___________________ ___________________ ___________

PARTNERS
samisadork  <->  Android raptor

half pint <--> dropdeadjen


80years at heart <--> hahnasay

craftykatt <--> jancola

Nymphara <--> danni.yelly

Cheebs <--> tattooedcrafter

minderkin <--> artist.nerd.musiclo ver

gothmom <--> iloveoctopus

MLJHydro <--> remember1947

adubyah <--> DarthSqurl

Orrkid <--> Tsubomi_chan


Purple - Sent
Green - received
Orange - Sent and Received
Strike - Feedback given

Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254563.new#new
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Couple Swap Gallery on: February 18, 2008 09:24:00 AM
We had our first sender!!!

Blue=sent
green=rec'd
purple=late but with communication
red=late, no communication, big trouble, you will be shamed for life
orange=sent and rec'd
maroon=communicated status, all is good
strike=feedback given

PARTNERS
tattooedcrafter <--> starryeyeddiy
kenners
<--> Hollistercobabe
cassettetape <--> marcusandila
darkladymajesta <--> silentmynerva
[/s]



original post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218675.msg2353131#msg2353131
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / what if some one has to quit a swap before it starts? on: January 17, 2008 09:09:30 PM
I'm organizing a swap and one of the swappers had to quit this swap with a good reason, how do i remove the info from her profile?
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I don't know how to slip stitch on: January 15, 2008 07:59:39 PM
I have no clue how to slip sttch while knitting and now I'm lost and can't find any site that says how to and I don't know how to Make 1 or know what Pass slipped stitch over means I could use alot of help.
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