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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Lacy shawlette/scarf swap? on: July 18, 2010 12:00:19 PM
Would anybody be interested in doing a lacy shawlette swap? Something like the Ishbel by Ysolda Teague that would make a great scarf.

Photo by Ysolda Teague

Photo by Jared Flood
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Coffee Cozy & Pattern on: January 04, 2010 11:13:03 PM
I am very proud to have posted my first pattern on Ravelry. It's so simple but I feel like it opens a new world of design for me Cheesy

Hopefully will leads to more designs for me!
Pattern is also on my blog.

The actual product of the pattern has some differences, a bit different from this picture but basically the same look, just easier to crochet. The cozy actually rests a little bit lower because I found that I had a bit of a drinking problem (lol) and would dribble a tad and stain the fabric.

Hope you enjoy the pattern!

Coffee Cozy

One size, but could be easily altered!

Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn - One ball
H crochet hook

4 sc and 4 rows per inch

Pattern for a mug with a 3 and 1/2 inch diameter

Round 1: Ch4, sl st to form ring.

Round 2: Ch3. Ch counts as st throughout pattern. Dc 11 more times in ring and sl st to top of ch3. 12 total dc.

Round 3: Ch3, dc in join. Dc twice in each dc till end. Sl st in top of ch3. 24 dc total

Round 4: Ch4, TC in join. *TC in next dc, 2TC in next dc. *Repeat till end. Join to top of ch4. 36 TC

Round 5: Ch2, sc in next 30 tc. turn work.

Round 6-16: Ch2, sc in second sc. Sc to end. Turn work.

Round 17: Cut yarn and bind off. Start a chain of 15 stitchs and join to either corner and sc across the main body. At the end of the row ch17 and turn work.

Round 18: Sc in third ch from hook. Sc across ch17, the body and the ch15.

You're done! Just sc a border to give clean lines and weave in ends!
The pattern is super simple and I hope you enjoy my first little pattern. PLEASE let me know if you crochet this! I'd love to see your version.

Only for personal use. Please let me know if you have any problems with the pattern or have any questions.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Handknit socks swap? on: May 02, 2009 06:45:19 PM
I've seen that alot of people love handknit socks and also request them for personal swaps. How about a swap where people can knit socks for each other or craft for socks in return? The crafting date can be long in case second-sock-syndrome strikes and you can have time to recover Wink
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday! <3 3/27/09 on: March 26, 2009 11:31:45 PM
Bring on the crack!

Supercoil Duet!

This pairing actually made me think of the relationship between the mother and the son in Calvin & Hobbes. On the left in the top picture we have a more polished supercoil reflective of Calvin's mom who, in my opinion, was pretty, reserved, and pleasant. Until she prepared that awful moss green mess that she seemed to always make.

This coiled yarn is approximately 8 yds and was spun from a crazy batt from handsandnotions. Colors vary from plums, greens, light blues, white, and there is also some sparkle.
Batt is made up of merino, rambo, angora, angelina, and bamboo.

The supercoil on the right, seems more wild, respectfully mirroring the personality of Calvin. It's main color is a vibrant green that is indicative of his wicked nature. The white reminds me of his classic snowmen and constantly throwing snowballs at Susie.

This yarn is approximately 3 yds and was spun from a moustacheridesyarn Mystery Spinning Batt.

Sorry that was a bit long lol.

Partly Cloudy spun from Terrabellaspun.etsy.com mini batts!
A 3.1 oz skein made of merino, wool superwash, mill ends wool, and blue sparkle. 100yds.
Thick and thin spun bulky yarn. Most areas are very defined like clouds on a summer day and sometimes the thread just barberpoles like those perfect rainy lazy knitting days!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Color on Crack! Very first sock! on: February 24, 2009 02:44:53 PM
Not done with the second but was too excited, I wanted to show off lol :]
And show off this fantastic yarn!

My very first pair of socks! I can see why theyre so addicting and why the lone sock syndrome occurs so much. They are great but it does seem like alot of energy goes into them so Ive already cast on the second pair to stave off the want to just leave it alone. I fear if I dont completely finish the pair Ill never want to finish the second sock of any pair ever.

There is something about the sock that my puppy loves. I couldnt take a picture for the longest time because he kept licking my feet.

Sock yarn is Millefiore colorway of Kalypso sock yarn from pigeonroofstudios on Etsy

My puppy matches the carpet :3

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Men's Blazer Laptop Sleeve on: January 24, 2009 08:32:55 PM
So I got some inspiration from a Threadbanger episode. It was a back to school episode on how to make a backpack out of a old men's blazer. I didn't need a backpack because I've been using mine for the past 5 years. I got a new laptop and needed something to protect from pen marks and scratches in my bag

My simple little sleeve

Thanks for looking Cheesy
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Cowl Swap Gallery! on: December 19, 2008 09:15:06 PM
Post some goodies!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fingerless Mitts swap? on: December 11, 2008 02:08:31 PM
Ahhhh I love fingerless mitts, fashionable and functionable little things. Cute and yet I can still do things without seeming like I'm trying to operate with numb fingers

9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Cowl Swap! (signups 11/18 - 11/25) (send by 12/23/2008) on: November 18, 2008 02:20:48 PM
Swap name: Cowl Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Whisp3rd
Sign-up date range: 11/18/08-11/25/08
Date to send item by: 12/23/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? nope!

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes!
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes

Details of swap:
 Cowls! I love 'em, they're warm like a scarf without the length! In this swap you'll craft a cowl and 2 items. The items can be store bought or crafted. Talk to your partners!
 Cowls can be knitted, woven, crocheted, or sewn. Whatever floats your boat! Be clear, talk about drape, color, fiber contents!

IMPORTANT - When signing up for this swap or sending me any PM's about this swap please put Cowl Swap in the subject line! Thanks!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Cowl Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
How would you like cowl made? (knit? crochet? woven? etc...)
What are your skills?
What is your preferred material? (cotton, wool, fleece, etc etc)
What are your favorite colors? Combinations?
Do you like a light drapey cowl? super chunky?
Any turn offs?
Any turn ons?
Do you have any allergies? Ie. Wool? Mohair?
Do you smoke or have pets?
Do you have a wists/myspace/blog to help your partner get an idea of your style?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know!


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Approved Participants:

1. Whisp3rd - organizer
2. Aada
3. Kasie
4. Grieney
5. Rhymesworange
6. tygir
7. Phoenix_Michiko
8. iggy.boy
9. Mint
10. LadyFiasco
11. Thatswhatshesaid
12. Oneredboot
13. Ma Rut
14. Myklia
15. I_am_138
16. Sweety
17. Foxlet
18. Yikesitsmindy
19. ScotSkipper402
20. Jvp290
21. o0Irisheyes0o

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Cowl Swap? on: November 13, 2008 05:45:30 PM
I LOVE the look and feel of cowls. I love the warmth of a cowl without the sometimes irritating length of a scarf.

How about simple swap with knit, crochet, sewn, woven cowls?


Suggestions would be appreciated 
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