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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / MItten Tutorial???? on: November 15, 2007 06:43:13 PM
I was wondering if any of you wonderful craftsters know of any websites with a basic mitten tutorial so that you can do mittens in whatever size you want with any yarn.

I have knitted for years but mittens are about the only thing I have ever NOT knitted.  I am not sure why.  I have looked through many patterns but it would be nice to make a pair for someone that fit just right (kinda like a sock). 

Anyone have any ideas?
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Paint Removal??? on: October 31, 2007 09:55:25 PM
I am not even sure if this is the right place to post this but I thought it was worth a try.

I have some acrylic craft paint that has gotten on my dining room wooden table & I was wondering what to use to get it off with?

I have tried Goo Gone & it really is strong smelling.  I can only do a tiny spot at a time & then I still have to rub & rub to barely get any off.

The paint I am using is the Folk Art paint that you can get at the craft stores in the small bottles from anywhere from 50 cents to $1.00.

Any ideas???
3  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Great Charity event in Denver area on: September 16, 2007 07:10:49 PM
If you live in the Denver, CO area....the LYS in downtown Littleton called A Knitted Peace is having a great charity event agin this year.

They are calling it Mammoknits 2008.  They did this last year as well.  They took the "Tit Bits" pattern from Knitty.com & they knit these knitted "tit bits" & then they donate them to the Swedish Hospital Breast CAre Program.  Here is the pattern:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html

Here is info about the event:

Mammoknits 2008
Dont miss our Second Annual
Knitty Titty Party Oct. 19
from 5:30 to 8pm. Well
gather to make comfy prostheses
for breast cancer patients
and enjoy a little wine and
cheese; yarn patterns will be provided, but please bring
double pointed needles in size 4, 5 or 6. Our titties will
be donated to Swedish Hospitals Breast Care Program
patients love them!

I couldn't go last year but I am going to try to this year!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me pick a yarn on: August 19, 2007 04:18:00 PM
I am making my husband a nice vest from a book I saw.  Th original yarn is Galler Yarns Sahara (50% camel & 50% merino).  However, the yarn for this would cost $135 & even my hubby doesn't want me to spend that much.

I would like to get a nice merino.  It doesn't have to me cheap but I am not spending $135....YIKES!

Anyone have any ideas.  We were going to use a camel/sand like color.  But, I would just like to find a good substitute.

The pattern calls for 5 st to the inch (20st for 4 nches) on a size 7US needle.

I need your help felow craftsters.......
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cozy Slipper Socks on: August 17, 2007 07:42:39 PM
Here are some slipper socks made from Lion Brand Lion Boucle in the gelato color.  The pattern is from Lion Brand website called "Cozy slipper socks". 

About a year ago, I got about 12 balls of this for like $1 each so I got them not knowing what I would use them for.  Then as I am trying to stashbust, I decided to make them.  Each pair uses 2 balls & there is a bit left of each ball.  So I may be making several pairs & give them as gifts.  The good thing is that this is bulky yarn & only took 1 day to make the pair.  Yay!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted "Kureyon-Chan" Bag from Magknits on: August 17, 2007 07:39:03 PM
I had a stray Noro Kureyon that I thought would just sit but then found this pattern on Magknits.com for the Kureyon-Chan felted bag.  It only uses one skein of Kureyon.  The bag is cute & the perfect size for a driver's license, cell phone, keys & some money.  Here is pic of it.  Let me know what you think:



Here is a close-up of the button I used on it:


7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Brain Fart Question - Ribbing on: July 31, 2007 03:41:34 PM
I am having a brain fart.  I haven't had to knit ribbing in the round for awhile. 

I know that when you typically do ribbing it is on an odd # of stitches.  When knit in the round, is that still the case, or do you do it on an even # of stitches?

Thanks!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anyone ever use this yarn....? on: July 26, 2007 08:50:37 PM
I went to Tuesday Morning today & they had some great yarn.  (For those that don't know what Tuesday Morning is, it is like a Big Lots).  They sell name brand items for discounted prices (usually 50% off retail).

The brand of yarn is: Berger du Nord.  The name of the style is: Charmant.  It is 50% silk & 50% wool and made in Italy. I bought 4 skeins of white (to be dyed), 2 skeins with blue tones, & 2 skeins with autumn tones.  There is 131 yds per 50g ball.  They would be perfect for socks!  They are so soft!

The best thing is that they are usually about $9.50 a ball & I got them for $4.00 a ball.  The only thing I found out about it was on a website selling it by the bag (10 to a bag for $95).  There isn't even anything on yarndex.com about it.

Anyone use it?  How does it knit up?  It feels so amazing that I cannot wait to try it out.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FINALLY!.......My Clapotis on: July 15, 2007 07:44:21 PM
I already posted this in the Clapotis KAL but I thought I'd share it here too.  I finally finished my Clapotis.  I knit it with Simply Soft Shadows in the Fuschia FLare color.


10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Drop spindle kits on: July 08, 2007 07:38:08 AM
I have been wanting to learn to spin.  I am an avid knitter & love touching yarn as well. 

At a LYS they had some drop spindle kits with 3 large amts of roving, a drop spindle & what looked to b e a fairly detailed instruction booklet. 

The owner said the kits have everything in it to get started & they cost $35.

Is this a good deal or not.  I really don't want to invest in a wheel at this point as I don't really have any room for it.

What do all you spinners think?
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