Hats are always handy, and can be as simple or crazy as you want. I'm currently stitching up a hat for my SIL in the colors of the German flag. She wants a scarf to match but *ugh*. Will defo have to go through my stitch dictionaries to find a non-boring way to make one for her.
FreakieGeekie - I love that book! I had a roommate from heck ruin my copy that I'd inherited from my Gma... Then I got a new copy from the Goodwill for $2. The squeal heard through the shop freaked out many people.
YKYACW you debate breaking your yarn diet for your sister in law (who you're surprised is still putting up with your brother after all these years). She's from Germany, and can't find a hat/scarf set in the flag colors, so you start digging through all of your boxes of yarn, praying you have yellow.
YKYACW your other sister wants to learn how to crochet so you link her to the Craftster crochet FAQ.
YKYACW It's 5am on a Saturday, your wrist hurts, so knitting/crochet is out of the question. What do you do? Start reading the original YKYACW thread cause you're bored.
YKYACW you get bored one day, and whip out a Blue Eyes White Dragon using the amigurumi pattern someone posted on Craftster years ago... Then make the dragon a hat and scarf... then a bathrobe with the Kaiba Corp logo, since a local anime convention has a "In The Bath" cosplay contest, and your SO often goes as Seto... And are debating making two more heads to match and jury rigging up a way to make them easily detatchable, so he can have Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon....
YKYACW you're tempted to steal back your dress form from your mother to make a cosplay outfit, even though you can't sew to save your life, because you know someone on here has probably done your idea, and made an easy tute of it.
Watching Nadia G's Bitchen Kitchen on Cooking channel, and in the opening, when she explains what will happen, "Hans teaches us to crochet!" *Hans ripped w/o a shirt with crochet in hand* "Like a MAN!!!"
I just couldn't stop giggling! Looked like he was using a tunisian hook.
YKYACW Your bf knows you're making something for xmas for him, and the pattern is on Craftster... So whenever a page on the site loads, he goes "Oooh! Oooh! I want to see!" Even when it's not in the right category. (I've been reading three pages on this thread, and he keeps doing it. So cute!)
So, if the guy who makes the strip doesn't make them, like you nicely asked (Threatened him with the DPN's of Doom), you're sooo totally going to steal your mom's new printer, and make iron on transfers so you can make your own.
YKNYAW - you realized that you spent more money on shipping your latest swaps than on phone cards to call your partner/girlfriend/boyfriend/sexytimes friend.
YKYACW You rationalize this by thinking "I can use Skype to call him/her, and it has the added bonus of being free w/ webcammy action. Which leaves more money for craft supplies/swap shipping. S/he will understand, surely?"