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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Why does this always happen to me? on: December 17, 2007 11:29:43 AM
Actually this just happened to me, too.  I was thinking about picking up stitches.

One thing that you can do to have it not happen again (which is what I usually do--no idea why I didn't this last time!) is to knit from the top down.  So just start with six stitches and increase by 6 every time until you have a circle big enough for the top of your head.  Then just knit without increasing until it's long enough... you don't have to worry about not having knit the brim long enough any more!  Hurray!

Very pretty, though.  Maybe you could shrink your head??
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pumpkin Patch Hats on: October 03, 2007 08:16:47 AM
oh my god those are FABULOUS.  how cool would it be to walk around this hip little city i live in wearing one of those on Oct 31?  seriously cute.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Re: Forest lichen fairy tiara on: July 09, 2007 01:48:47 PM
it is completely darling. you have definitely captured the sentiment.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Re: Queen of Filler Text on: July 09, 2007 01:44:43 PM
i dig it.
5  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #20 - Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge - Due Aug 1 - Aug 5 20 on: July 09, 2007 12:27:55 PM
i mean that i'm not sure whether or not these paints are environmentally friendly.  none of these articles address that question directly, which seems very strange considering that everybody knows that aerosol cans are ripping a hole in our dear little ozone.


I found this website:  http://www.artfacts.org/artinfo/articals/health_labeling.html

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Provisions of ASTM D 4236 and the Labeling of Hazardous Art Material Act

The law requires art material labels to (a) carry a warning statement identifying chronic health hazards, (b) list the ingredients causing those hazards, and (c) provide directions for safe use of the product. The phrase, Conforms to ASTM D 4236, is required as evidence that the guidelines of the standard were followed in the labeling of the product. The evaluation is to be conducted by a board-certified toxicologist, and the product must be reevaluated periodically, at least every five years.

Another key piece of information to be found on the label, as directed by the standard, is a source for additional information. This can take the form of a toll free phone number that is reachable 24 hours per day, or directions to contact a poison control center network. Under the Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act, it became a requirement for chronically hazardous products to carry the phone number of a person responsible for placing the product on the market.

Uniform toxicological evaluation of products was needed to ensure accuracy and consistency. The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act addressed this with a provision directing the CPSC to establish guidelines for determining whether art and craft materials present chronic hazards. It also requires those responsible for putting an art material on the market to provide the CPSC with a written description of the criteria used in determining those hazards, as well as a list of products that require chronic hazard warnings.

It means that the product is not a health hazard if used according to the directions.
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #20 - Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge - Due Aug 1 - Aug 5 20 on: July 06, 2007 09:27:15 AM
now, here's the question about all this...

for such an environmentally friendly contest, is the prize all that green?  i've been trying to figure out whether the fact that simply spray's product conforms to ASTM-D 4236 means anything regarding the environment, or just child safety.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: So simple it could hardly be called a recon!! Nightie to dress on: July 02, 2007 10:04:10 AM
it's a cute little print and a nice fit on you.  maybe to make it less pajama-y, you could change the straps somehow to make them look more structured.  and then perhaps change the bottom hem to match?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Eye Searingly Bright Striped Sock! 8) Img Chubby on: May 12, 2007 06:58:41 AM
i love a good ruffle on a sock.  and that, my friend, is a good ruffle.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: top-down hats: new adventure of looooove on: May 01, 2007 07:17:32 PM
wow your braid is so neat.... not as in "neat-o" but more as in "clean."  i don't even want to say 'braid.' maybe 'plait'?  yes, let me instead say:  wow your plait is so neat-as-in-clean.

and yeah knitting top-down hats is ADDICTIVE.  actually i've only done one bottom-up.  but still.

plus all in all, i really like your hats.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: All dolled up on: April 26, 2007 06:28:04 PM
woahhhh i totally made one of those dolls about a decade ago from instructions in an American Girl craft book... i think a kirsten one.
your color is far prettier.

also, as an elementary or middle school student (can't be sure), i certainly couldn't have made such an adorable hat.  i love it! it has so many fun details.  how many girls can say, "oh, i'm just going to put this in my pocket...my pocket ON MY HAT."  it's adorable!
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