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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / a curious sight... on: January 01, 2007 04:59:31 PM
so the other day, a friend was using my computer in order to check her myspace.  as i was right next to her, waiting to be shown some hilarious video or other, i was watching the screen as well.  what did i happen to see but a knitpicks advertisement FOR YARN across the top of the screen?!!  i was amazed, not to mention super-excited, that a yarn company had achieved the means and popularity to buy ad space on such a widely viewable venue.  seems to me that this little knitting thing is catching on, no?  Wink
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / photo...i'm beginning to understand this composition thing! :) on: December 21, 2005 05:59:47 PM

this is a pic of the roses my boyfriend gave me for our one-month anniversary monday...needless to say i love the pic regardless of the actual photo quality (which by the way was diminished a little in transferring it to the internet, the original has very sharp foreground).  i was wondering what other ppl think...i would like to get more into this whole photography thing but it's taking time
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / chinese new year--? on: November 01, 2005 08:36:12 PM
I was starting my list (I know, a little late to be just starting, but what can I say?  I procrastinate) of winter gifts to be made today, and came upon a quandary.  A friend of mine doesn't really celebrate Christmas (Buddhist, 1st-generation Chinese) and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to save the knit hat that I already started making for New Year in January or if I should just give it to him in December as a festive-wintertime-just-because gift.  So basically it boils down to:  is Chinese New Year a gift-giving occasion?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ali McGraw in "Love Story" on: August 21, 2005 08:56:49 PM
If anyone has seen this movie, I need your help.  My aunt is requesting a hat like the one worn by the character Jenny in the winter scenes of "Love Story", but I can't find a picture of it anywhere.  If anyone can direct me to a website with a pic of this hat, or even just describe what it looks like (in knitting terms like ribbing, stockinette, etc. preferrably), it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

Thank you
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / basic felting tips--? on: July 29, 2005 08:36:57 PM
I am designing a bag for myself, loosely based on the Sheree-Lee from Spun, but using different yarns and needles and a slightly different shape.  Therefore, I don't know which size needles to use for best felting effect.  Would it be better to start with a semi-loose fabric?  I will be using Lion Brand's Fishermen's Wool or Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes and have size 5, 7, 8, and 9 needles at my disposal.  Help deciding which size would be best is much appreciated  Grin
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Sweet Sparkly Laprobe on: July 24, 2005 09:46:17 PM
My friend's surprise 17th birthday party is tomorrow, and I had this yard-ish of clearance sequiny fabric, so I decided to make her a blanket (logical, the middle of July, but anyway).  So I went to Wal-Mart and got some blanket binding and black fleece.  Now it's not really a full size blanket, more of a lap-robe.  I don't really know anyone who actually uses lap-robes anymore, but it's very nice for sitting at the computer and probably for bus rides as well.  It kind of reminds me of that glove or sock of Michael Jackson's back in the day (I forget which it was)  Anyway, in all its imperfect glory:

And on my lap:

7  New York / New York: Central / Colgate University on: June 13, 2005 08:19:11 PM
I am finishing up my junior year of high school and am seriously interested in Colgate.  I have visited there and really liked the campus, but I wanted to ask some questions outside of a tour/promote-our-school environment.  Plus I was wondering if there are any fabric or yarn stores nearby, as Hamilton is rather small.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / two spankin new hats on: March 04, 2005 09:34:05 PM
I've been a busy little chickadee the last few weeks, making up these hat patterns.  I am not completely happy with either one, but I'll post 'em anyway!

Here's the first one I made:

Unfortunately that was the best pic I could come up with.  The hat is really black, stockinette with a garter border, I just lightened it a bit in the solo shot in order to see the stitches.  It comes to a point at the top (earning it the name of 'weinie hat' from a friend of mine.  (As unlikely as it may seem, this friend who still uses the word 'weinie' is actually 17--not 9)).  Plus the garter stitch at the bottom is a lot looser than I like on a hat.  My little brother wears it now.

Here's the second:

Note the strategic camera in front of the face pose.  So for this one I did bobble stitches the whole way around one time, and I thought it was going to be great.  However, the decrease rows ended up taking a lot less space than I expected and this is a much shorter hat than I was going for.

Honestly, both hats were learning experiences--but man, I would kill to be one of those people who does stuff perfectly on his/her first try.
9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / going to make the flower power sweater on: January 31, 2005 01:00:33 PM
...but I have a few questions

I am going to make this sweater a little differently to suit my taste and budget, so I will be using Lion Brand yarn instead of what is recommended.  The problem is that I haven't really followed a pattern before so I'm not that clear on what yarns make good sweaters.  I am trying to decide between Wool Ease worsted (20% wool, 80% acrylic) and Cotton Ease (50/50 cotton + acrylic)

I am just looking for some input from y'all at Craftster as to which would make a better sweater (aka minimal pilling, lots of shape retention, ease of washing, etc.)

Thanks in advance!   Grin
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / SLR Camera stencil on: January 09, 2005 09:51:05 AM
I have Google-image searched high and low and tried every stencil-making skill I have (which amounts to about two) and cannot for the life of me make a good stencil of an SLR camera.  I really would like to make a shirt with one, so if any of you pros could help me I would REALLY appreciate it.

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