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« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2010 07:42:21 AM »

one thing I would love, and I don't know if anyone here will know what I'm talking about.. But my gramma used to sew these "dirty" potholders. I've tried looking online for them so I could add them to my wist. They were very 70s. I'm not going to describe them too much because I don't want to offend anyone, but basically they are square potholders, that have a man or a woman on them, and then a skirt or pair of pants that lift up.
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« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2010 07:47:33 AM »

 Grin Shocked Your Gramma sounds like she was a VERY interesting lady! Tongue
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« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2010 09:56:54 AM »

one thing I would love, and I don't know if anyone here will know what I'm talking about.. But my gramma used to sew these "dirty" potholders. I've tried looking online for them so I could add them to my wist. They were very 70s. I'm not going to describe them too much because I don't want to offend anyone, but basically they are square potholders, that have a man or a woman on them, and then a skirt or pair of pants that lift up.

I know exactly what you're talking about.  I had a friend whose parents had them when I was 9 years old (in the 80's)  I first lifted the skirt and thought it was a teddy bear.  What did I know?
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« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2010 11:15:23 AM »

I'm really excited about this swap.. sounds like we're going to have fun! Now everyone is posting their wish lists I've been inspired.. I would actually love a skirt, too, a long patchwork style one  Grin .. but I think my list is long enough already.

Speaking of things I can make, I'll mention these bowls/baskets that I've been making to destash:



I'd love to knit fingerless gloves / mitts.. or crochet a slouchy hat.. any excuse to buy yummy yarn will be fine with me  Grin .. crocheting or knitting clothes like cardigans or jumpers intimidates me, though.. I was pretty excited to actually knit a vest for myself this winter.. and it does fit ok, so I'm happy enough with it. But anything that has to fit properly, be assembled.. it scares me  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2010 11:16:52 AM »

Uh, tempting... I love sewing but can't knit or crochet at all. Tried once but I made the yarn grate (does that make sense at all) so my mum "forbid" me to knit at home. haven't dared to touch yarn ever again.
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« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2010 11:42:38 AM »

Wow. I thought I had spent enough time on my questionaire. Now after reading more posts I thought of 5 more things I should have added Tongue

annachronism- I love urban threads steampunk designs.

Pixieval-Your grandma had a great sense of humor Wink

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« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2010 11:44:07 AM »

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« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2010 01:20:28 PM »

I'll throw my list up here as well (though I also linked to my OWS list, which has more details)

1. Zipper bags (wristlet size or larger... I love them but I suck at sewing in zippers)
2. Skirts (Elastic waist and/or linen. I love linen)
3. Drawstring bag for spindle/fiber
4. Reusable ziplock bags
5. A nice handbag (like, not totebag style, but like a large purse)

I knit and crochet like a fiend, and I love making hats, cowls, dishcloths, amigurumi, little bags, mesh bags, and slippers. Mostly I like to make quick things, but I knit sweaters for myself (and mostly only myself) too.

Also, I would LOVE to crochet someone a "man parts" keychain. That would highly amuse me.
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« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2010 01:56:57 PM »

I too have been waiting for sign ups.  I have to finish a swap due out Monday and really get busy on another.  I will wait to sign up until it gets closer to knowing how much time I will have and which catagory I want.  I am thinking the more I can make the more I will get.  I am a sewer and would love some crocheted or knitted items.

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We seem to hang out on the same threads!
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to sign up for this one - - sounds like such fun!
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« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2010 02:06:41 PM »

I'll throw my list up here as well (though I also linked to my OWS list, which has more details)

1. Zipper bags (wristlet size or larger... I love them but I suck at sewing in zippers)
2. Skirts (Elastic waist and/or linen. I love linen)
3. Drawstring bag for spindle/fiber
4. Reusable ziplock bags
5. A nice handbag (like, not totebag style, but like a large purse)

I knit and crochet like a fiend, and I love making hats, cowls, dishcloths, amigurumi, little bags, mesh bags, and slippers. Mostly I like to make quick things, but I knit sweaters for myself (and mostly only myself) too.

Also, I would LOVE to crochet someone a "man parts" keychain. That would highly amuse me.

OMG OMG i badly want you haha i can make ALL those you want and i would stick multiple seam rippers into my eyeball to get a 'man part' keyring Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
I put in my questionare....

 " i like novelty items if it amused you whilst making it then its sure as hell gonna amuse me"
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