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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009 05:56:10 AM »

I think that 6+ hours is still waaaaayyyyy underestimating things.  Some of the examples you give, like a sweater, could take 30-60+ hours of work.  Plus, just buying enough yarn to knit a whole sweater can get pretty expensive. 



It would also depend on whom is making the item too.  Some of these projects that say 1 or 2 hours to complete take me way longer because I cant crochet very fast.  I know one lady on craftster said she made a hat, and mittens and a scarf on & off in one day, but if I made them, it would take me way longer then a day.
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Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009 08:08:15 AM »

I would love to do a detailed piece of embroidery, say for someone to use in a quilt (or numerous blocks for a quilt) or something else like a wall hanging.

I also love sewing with a passion, but I don't have a sewing machine at the moment. Otherwise I would offer to sew something.

I can do stuffies too, and have access to some great fabric to make shaggy creatures.

I'd love to get stuck into a detailed project.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009 09:51:31 AM »

I think that 6+ hours is still waaaaayyyyy underestimating things.  Some of the examples you give, like a sweater, could take 30-60+ hours of work.  Plus, just buying enough yarn to knit a whole sweater can get pretty expensive. 



It would also depend on whom is making the item too.  Some of these projects that say 1 or 2 hours to complete take me way longer because I cant crochet very fast.  I know one lady on craftster said she made a hat, and mittens and a scarf on & off in one day, but if I made them, it would take me way longer then a day.
Hmm, maybe we should do it by worth then so that the people who need more time to craft can make a quality item.  We can also put the cost of materials in there too.

I love making jewelry, esp Steampunk, cha cha bracelets, and chainmaille.
I can also make stuffies and felt foods.
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009 05:09:44 PM »

I love the idea of an extra large swap!
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