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« Reply #370 on: January 25, 2012 11:11:09 AM »

bookstorebabe--nice save!  The handle really adds a bit of sparkle to the cute teapot!
ha ha I love that you have a sense of humor about yourself!  Any comments made here are not pointing to anyone specific...just certain people in our lives that we all know and can poke fun at! Cheesy

Dewshinedopp--I sometimes wish we could hold Craftster learning classes all over the country!  It would be great to learn how to do mosaic or clay from members who have that skill (and, uh, no, I haven't given it my best effort...so I am guilty of being lazy, uncaring, and not all that interested in learning!)

I frogged and re-knit the huge Tychus hat (the blue and white one) last night...what a waste of time...the hat was only an inch or two smaller and still does not fit anyone I know...I think I will throw it in the charity box. Sad
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« Reply #371 on: January 25, 2012 11:40:07 AM »

Thanks, alwaysinmyroom! I've found laughing at myself is an important craft skill. . And yes, Craftster learning classes would be great. Wait, wasn't there something on the board about that last April? Wink
Sorry you had a frustrating hat experience. But when you pass it on to charity, I bet whoever ends up with it will love it!
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« Reply #372 on: January 25, 2012 12:09:28 PM »

Thanks, alwaysinmyroom! I've found laughing at myself is an important craft skill. . And yes, Craftster learning classes would be great. Wait, wasn't there something on the board about that last April? Wink 

Haha, I was giggling about that, too. 

I finally just stopped saying (whining) that I wish I could knit, and taught myself how a couple weeks ago.  (Well, technically I learned when I was about eight or nine, but I could never get past the first row.)  I'm making a really ugly scarf that I plan to share on here when I'm done.   Grin
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« Reply #373 on: January 25, 2012 12:59:39 PM »

My dad had that same assumption as well, and I had to correct him. I always tell people that knitting is like wrapping yarn around itself, while crochet is like tiny knots. Of course, every time people complain about wishing they could do that sort of thing, I have to think of this comic (warning: there is cursing within; don't click if you're around children etc. etc.)
http://www.nataliedee.com/index.php?date=090208
Hahaha! That is perfect. Gotta love Natalie Dee.
I've learned that people will always get knitting and crocheting confused. You can keep correcting them, but if they aren't into it, they won't remember. And even if they do, the next person will get them mixed up. For my sanity, i had to just get over it. Smile and nod. Accept that people are morons. Wink (Kind of like when i visit my old church and all the old ladies are still calling me by my sister's name. Smile and nod.)

APM, the bags look great. Great idea.
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« Reply #374 on: January 25, 2012 02:18:08 PM »

smile and nod...now that needs to be crafted!!  You are wise beyond your years, bananaleg! Cheesy

I learned how to crochet (or re-crochet) after not doing it for over 30 years...I have had so many people help me, but I will always be a novice...but, I love doing it and I can make stuff, so that is a big accomplishment for me...I have given up on jewelry...just not my thing...

Can't wait to see scarves, ugly or not! Cheesy
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« Reply #375 on: January 25, 2012 02:57:15 PM »


I frogged and re-knit the huge Tychus hat (the blue and white one) last night...what a waste of time...the hat was only an inch or two smaller and still does not fit anyone I know...I think I will throw it in the charity box. Sad

I'm having the opposite problem, having run out of wool for my shawl I've commenced the crocodile stitch hat, the pattern suggests using a 4mm hook, I'm using a 5.5mm hook and the hat won't fit my abnormally large head, I know I'm a tight hooker but seriously this is not funny, so it will go in the gift box for someone with a smaller head. Cheesy
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« Reply #376 on: January 25, 2012 03:11:07 PM »

smile and nod...now that needs to be crafted!!  You are wise beyond your years, bananaleg! Cheesy
Yes! Anybody want to put that on a hoop for me?? Cheesy
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« Reply #377 on: January 25, 2012 03:13:40 PM »

I need one of those hanging laundry bags -- mine are on the floor and I trip over them almost daily.

The teapot is pretty, too!

I'm finding it fun to re-discover crafts that I had learned in my youth but hadn't done since. Like embroidery and crochet. I do think people can have a "knack" for certain crafts (and conversely, a tough time learning others). I usually focus on the ones that are personally more "intuitive" (or enjoyable, or whatever)...  Of course, I don't deny being lazy, either!  Smiley
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« Reply #378 on: January 25, 2012 03:44:14 PM »

I've been on a cleaning/organizing binge this week. This morning I finished up the second of two storage closets that holds packing materials, broken-down boxes for moving/shipping, craft supplies/projects that won't fit in the craft room or that I don't have ideas for yet, magazines for cutting up, picture frames waiting for their pictures, boxes of patterns and yarn, etc etc.

I'm also planning to set up a permanent photo tent in there. I want to also organize my fabric with the comic book backings like was posted earlier...but I'll be using cut up boxes that are too small or flimsy to keep Tongue

I always feel more like crafting when I know everything is organized!! Maybe this will be the push I need to get some craftiness done.
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« Reply #379 on: January 25, 2012 03:51:30 PM »

I finally made something, yay! Just dotees and a few Teesha Moore style patches for swaps though. Nary a stash dent was made, lol. I've got a few more scraps assembled for more patches and eventually I'll tackle something big. You guys are embarrassing me with your explosions of creativity compared to my puny effort. Winter is kicking my butt though, for reals.
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