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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Flight of the Concords swap? on: July 07, 2008 06:33:21 AM
Yeah, I think it would be pretty fun! I don't think I could start the swap, as I've never even done a swap, but if someone elligible would like to take the responsibility into their own hands that would be fantastic! OK, so I know that not too many people appreciate or have even heard of FOC, but if there are fans out there, please let me know!

Swap Ideas.

Bret and/or Jermaine (germaine?) dolls/poppets.
Anything with robots.
Albi the racist dragon, badly burned albanian boy stuffies.
and whatever else that you associate with FOC

Please post ideas, or approval of this swap here!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / who thinks knitting is dumb? Do people look at you weirdly when you knit? on: February 04, 2008 06:58:37 AM
Hi! So, i'm at school, and i'm writing a feature article about knitting. I'm an avid knitter, and love it, but, i was just wondering, how many of you craftsters think that lots of other people think knitting is dumb, or think knitting is dumb yourself? We all know that it's awesome, but i just need some opinions. I can't find any articles about knitting and what people think about it on the internet. I have, however, found TONS of articles that tell you HOw to knit, and lots of blogs that could potentially hav good info, but my school blocks "web logs and personal pages" whenever i try to click on a link like that, it sends me away. argh. Reply please! And thanks.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / An amigurumi robot?? on: December 15, 2007 06:47:25 PM
I really want to make an amigurumi robot, based on this doodle.

I think i would use sort of a blue gray yarn, with different grays for the patches and a light pink for the heart. Excuse my drawing skills, i did this really fast. Suggestions?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fluffy-headed baby owl! owlet??? on: December 15, 2007 04:56:48 PM
I loved the yarn and had to make something. I thought that the stockinette would look like little feathers, and reverse would look like fluffy down or something. Thus, a fluffy headed  owl was born. He took me two days, and i didn't get a pic of this, but on the bottom there is a round thing of the same fleece, and then there's rice to weigh it down a little. I love him, and i hope you do too!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / It's a lime green monster! Huzzah!!! (nowwith pattern!!!) on: December 15, 2007 12:40:35 PM
Here is my monster! he has no name... He was knit in 2 pieces. I didn't use a pattern and didn't write it down, so i forget what i did except I remember I used size 10 needles and cast on 16 stitches... I finished him in 3 days! His eyes and tooth are made of handmade felt, because i didn't feel like getting more lol. I just knit a swatch of white wool and felted it, then cut out the shapes. His mouth is chain stitch and his pupils are french knots. He's lamb's pride bulky in limeade. I hope you love him  as much as I do!

Name Ideas?

Okay and now for the pattern! This is my first pattern, so sorry if it's wrong. I try to make this as accurate as possible.

About 125 yards of bulky yarn
size 10 US needles (6 mm)
White Felt
Black worsted yarn

1. Co 16 stitches.
2. work in stockinette stitch for about 8 inches, or more or less depending on how tall you want your monster to be. End on a RS row, so that you will knit on the next row.
3. Knit ONLY 8 stitches. Turn.
4. Purl Only 8 stitches. Turn.
5. Continue for about 2 inches in stockinette stitch, only those 8 stitches. end so that the next row will be knit.
6. Knit 2, k2tg, knit 2, k2tg
7. You should now have 6 stitches (don't mind the other 8 for now, we'll get to them) p2tg, purl 2, p2tg.
8. You should now have 4 stitches. knit 2, k2tg
9. you should now have 3 stitches. purl 1, p2tg
11. You should now have one completed leg, and 8 stitches on one needle. Repeat steps 3-11 for the other 8 stitches to make the final leg.
12. Repeat steps 1-11 to make the other side of your monster.
13. Block the pieces so that they don't curl up as much. Follow blocking instructions on yarn label.
14. using the best side of your monster, sew 2 (or however many) circles of the felt on with black yarn in whipstitch. If you want, make it like the picture, and have it seem almost like the eyes are patches. (you know, like how the little threads come out) whatever i can't explain it. Do it like it looks in the pics.
15. IN chain stitch (http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/stitches/chain.html) embroider a line that goes across. ( the monster's mouth) make it smiley, sad, crooked, whatever!
16. Make the tooth the same way as you did the eyes, just with a triangle instead of a circle. or, be original and do whatever you want with the mouth. Hooray!!! you've finished the face!


1. CO six stitches
2. work in stockinette stitch for about 2 inches, ending so the next row will be knit.
3. k2tg, k2tg, k2tg you should have 3 stitches
4. purl
5. increase, increase, increase, so you have 6 stitches again. does that make sense?
6. okay. stockinette stitch about 2 inches, or until when you fold where you decreased and increased, the ends meet.
7. block, sew all around.
8. Repeat for other arm.
9. stuff the arms if you want, but i didn't. sew arms onto body in what ever position you want.
1. put the two halves together with the knit sides (the side that looks like v's) in the inside. starting at one corner of the head, sew together (all down and around the legs and up). stop once you get to the other corner. (all will be sewed, except for the flat part at the top of the head. DON"T cut the yarn yet.
2. whew.. Almost done! turn right-side out, so you see his cute face. Stuff through the hole you left at his head, and continue sewing across
3. Weave in the stray ends and Yay!!! your monster is done!!!

sorry if this doesn't work out so well, i did my best.
Try if you dare! Post your finished monsters here!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Blue cat painting!!!:D on: December 15, 2007 11:53:44 AM
This is my first time posting on craftster! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy I did this painting over the summer. I'm 13.

here it is, sorry if it doesn't work.. Cheesy

and a close-up of the face..

It's lighter in person, and has more details than it shows, but my camera sucks so yeah.. Cheesy

Click on it for a bigger pic.

What do you think?
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