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1  Finally Done- My bedroom mural in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by tigerEyes on: December 31, 2005 05:48:49 PM
Here's my bedroom back wall where my bed is.  It took a year to decide to expand the pink rectangle and add the flower image.  After two weekends and a lot of hard moving and paint fumes, I"m finally done with painting my bedroom.  Next project: the lights.



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2  Re: Basic Cable from...SNB Nation!!! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by tigerEyes on: October 20, 2005 03:35:35 PM
Here's my version, using some kool-aid dyed yarn I have.  My "model" was unhappy about being used this way.  I think next time I'll make it longer - I added an additional cable but it still too short for big heads.

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3  Re: Dreadlocks in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by tigerEyes on: June 25, 2005 08:50:03 AM
Just a few rules and tips you should know about (sorry if I'm repeating myself):
- NEVER wax your dreads when they are wet or damp
- NEVER put your dreads in a hat, sleep on them, tie them... when they're wet.
- shampoo as often as you'd like. (I shampoo once a week, but some other people shampoo ever 3 days - it's all personal preference really)
- when you shampoo focus on your scalp and don't rub with your hands, use your finger tips. Helps keep the frizz factor down and your dreads get rinsed with the soapy water.
- stay away from residues
- don't use conditionner (some people condition mature locks with essential oils and stuff, but I don't suggest it for new locks)
- elastics will eventually rot and stick to your dreads... if you want to tie your roots or tips, use string (embroidery floss works good)
- a small metal crochet hook works wonders for lumps, bumps, and frizzies.
- Don't follow the instructions on your wax. Use as little as possible and only when truely needed.
- Massage your scalp. It feels good and is good for your hair folicles and whatnot. I sometimes use peppermint oil on my fingertips... feels nice.
- if you want to keep the frizzies down a little, try sleeping with silk or satin pillowcases. Or you can sleep with a nilon stocking over your head, a tam, or a silk scarf wrapped around your head.
- Don't be afraid of loops, kinks, and lumps... this means your dreads are getting tighter.

that's all I can think of for now.

Also if you get the itchies - which you most likely will. These things should help:

- Boil a handful of rosemary in a pot with water. Let it get real dark and then strain the rosemary out. Put it in a spray bottle, or just let it cool down a little and pour it over your head. Focus on your scalp. This is good for dandruff and itchies. You can also add a few drops of peppermint essentail oil or lavender essential oil (It's usually 15 drops per 100ml - you can add less if you find it too strong). Just remember to focus on your scalp. Your dreads aren't itchy... your scalp is.

- Fill a spray bottle with hot water and add peppermint essential oil (remember *15 drops per 100ml). This is a quick fix that really feels cool on your scalp. Smells lovely too.

- Apple cider vinaigre rince. Mix 4 parts water to one part vinaigre. This holds many benefits and can also get rid of residues. For more info you can check this out:
http://com3.runboard.com/bknottydreadlockforum.ffaq.t64

Aloe vera is also quite awesome for dreadlocks... I would probably wait till they are a bit more mature though.

What you need to realize is that dreads don't always look "prim and proper". In the beginning they are fuzzy, messy, and can sometimes look like a huge mess on your head. They almost never do what you want them to. If your up to it... it's a wonderful experience.

Also Tea Tree Oil is a natural bug and lice repellent. Shampoo with tea tree oil in it is wonderful. 

I agree with most of what naked_ninja say; however, a lot of people I see where I live like their dreads to be super tight and neat so they go to natural hair salons every two weeks or so to get loc mainantance.  I personally don't have the $$ for it so I do it myself.  I don't get how a crochet hook can work to tighten my locs, maybe it's the hair type.

Anyway here are some pix of my hair now- I also colored it myself.




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4  Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID in Dyeing: Completed Projects by tigerEyes on: February 09, 2005 03:27:28 PM
Here's some yarn I've dyed with kool aid:



The yarn was Lion Brand Fisherman Wool I bought back in October.  The very varigated yarns were dyed back in November and the green/blue and solid blue were dyed Monday.  I had to re-dye the solid blue because the color wasn't strong enough.  I think next time I'll try the paste food dye method.
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5  What the hell are these? in Discussion and Questions by tigerEyes on: February 09, 2005 06:31:18 AM


The black one was my grandmother's and the other I recieved in a swap and no one seems to know what they are.  One answer was they're sock darners.  If anyone knows, please tell me what they are and what they're used for.
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6  Re: Culture Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tigerEyes on: February 02, 2005 09:14:00 AM
Here are my items from IQJones on the country/area of Siberia:


I recieved:
- a notebook covered in fabric reminiscent of fancy Russian rugs.  Inside there's infomation on Siberia and recipes.
- a map
- a scarf with colors of tradional and today's garb.
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7  Re: Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by tigerEyes on: January 27, 2005 05:08:32 AM
Here's my take on the armwarmers:




I used a seed stitch instead of ribbing all the way up and used a 4x6 cable.  The thumb gusset wasn't hard but I did have a problem with joining the yarn and trying to do a rib with only 13 stitches.  All and all I would make these again.  And yes you can make this project using the two circular needles method but it's easier with dpn.
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8  My first crochet post: a flower in Crochet: Completed Projects by tigerEyes on: January 24, 2005 04:29:45 PM
Usually I'm found browsing the crochet section but I never posted anything here, until today.  Last week I made a crochetd flower using a pattern from lion brand site.  I'm planning to make a few more for my attempt at a crochet cloche hat.

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9  Re: kitty hat in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by tigerEyes on: October 31, 2004 01:59:29 PM
Here's my kitty kat for a freind of mine who has moved to Philadelphia.


I used Caron One Pound for the main parts and Filati Over for the pompoms and inner kitty ears.  For the earflaps, I knitted those up first and then made the ban between them for an even look.


So the flaps are 17 sts each and the space between each flap is 25 stitches to equal the 84 in the cast on. I also knitted up the ears separately and then attached them to the hat.

*new pictures of same hat added today*
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10  Re: Scarf Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tigerEyes on: October 31, 2004 01:41:36 PM
It's been forever ago but here are some pics of my lovely scarf from olive + orange.  Sorry the pictures are not clear, it's from my old webcam I'm using for now.



Close up shots:


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