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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / SWS question on: January 31, 2008 08:45:56 PM
sooooo I made my mommy a Danica scarf out of paton's sws.
took my 5 days of class knitting and skipping out on smoking breaks.
it's done, pretty, and itchy.

what do you suggest for softening it?

honestly, i usually knit for dirty hipsters, so blocking and weaving in ends is something they don't want (they want it to look hand knit, maaaaan (ugh)).

ANYWAYS, thanks for the advice fellow craftsters.

alison
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Bike Help on: January 14, 2008 04:59:02 PM
Yeah, right now my bike is kept inside the garage at night. I am so worried about it being stolen, however right now I live in a fairly conservative town with many cars. During school I leave it on campus of the community college where I attend high school.

A bike that has a little artsy touch may draw a wandering eye its way...
i've seen kids cut up straws and then make a vertical cut so you can slot it in the spokes. cheap and quick and easy to remove if you don't want to mess up your bike permanently (which is actually not that bad because nobody will want to steal a messy bike Wink )
I love this idea, mucho.

My experience at my school is... if you have a unique bike, it's more likely to get stolen or damaged.
Also, will you be storing your bike outside? If so... you may want to re-consider the sweatering (though I love the idea), it could potentially get pretty mildewy sitting outside.
I hate to be a downer... but I would hate more to see you put all this effort into your nice, new bike, only to have it stolen or ruined!
I think the electrical tape is a neat idea though!
Do you think the nice hippies at Humboldt State would hurt it? I mean, over investing my trust is unusual... but I doubt anything will happen.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Bike Help on: January 14, 2008 07:51:42 AM
DUDE. that is pretty wonderful, thank you!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Bike Help on: January 14, 2008 07:24:46 AM
Oh my gosh, I am so nervous about the whole bike being stolen thing. I did get the basket that is detachable though.
And I thought I would post pictures when I'm satisfied...

The streamers idea is adorable and a figurine. when I was little I collected little farm animals, maybe there's something cool in that box.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Bike Help on: January 13, 2008 05:22:11 PM
Because I was accepted into college, parents bought me a bike. Here it is:


So far, I knit it a sweater along the top bar, teal and pea soup green stripes, and have a little basket for the front in the mail, I plan to sew a lining for it. Do you have any other ideas on how to make it cute?
Stereotypically I am a little indie girl, so like any other hipstah I crave to be original and creative. Fellow bike kids have adopted polaroids in the spokes and painting their bike neon colors. (I don't want to paint a brand new bike that I didn't buy.)



6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Scholarships? on: January 08, 2008 05:40:52 PM
Thank you Riki, so much for your help.

I agree about focusing on an intricate design with simple light weight yarn rather than just buying fancy yarn and produce something boring. Unfortunately I live in a place where Michael's and Joann's are the only two stores with yarn for 40 miles. My chevrolegs refuse to go that far. Do you have any suggestions as far as commercial yarn choice? I was thinking Paton's Wool Merino or whatever it's called.

Here's the link again: http://www.sheepusa.org/index.phtml?page=site/text&nav_id=3f65b4802ed68eb2eb80dd5aea512bbe

Maybe this time it will work.

Thank youuu.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Scholarships? on: January 07, 2008 05:55:27 PM
oh I didn't even think of the requirements. I just checked them now...
The recycled yarn idea (no matter how brilliant it is) seems to be a little tough. They asked for the brand, number of skeins, and all that. I think that they want you just to stick with normal store-bought yarn. Maybe I'll send a note asking.

Is this worth it?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Scholarships? on: January 06, 2008 09:09:28 PM
I was thinking something along those lines. Classic, but modern with cool yarn. I'm just worried by the time I buy the yarn (since I can't spin my own) and knit it that it won't be amazing enough. Also factoring in the cost and time I could spend writing bad essays of "How I'm going to change the world with my education" the idea seems far too wishful.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Scholarships? on: January 06, 2008 01:05:41 PM
Hello,
I am currently applying to many (ugh many) scholarships. During my search, I stumbled across a scholarship for knitting a wool garment.
http://www.sheepusa.org/index.phtml?page=site/text&nav_id=3f65b4802ed68eb2eb80dd5aea512bbe

So, as strange as this might sound I wanted to ask two questions:
1) What do you suggest I knit?
2) Do you know of any other knitting scholarships?

*I thought there are also many other people interested in participating. Many of us are struggling college kids.  Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hip Knitting Bag? on: November 24, 2007 06:38:18 PM
For my birthday, my parents bought me a Lucky Brand bag, it's absolutely perfect. Plus it's super cute and fits all my notions, projects, needles and purse stuff with its super cool pockets. I don't know if you are able to splurge, but just because it doesn't say "knitting bag" on the label, doesn't mean it's not suitable.

Ali
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