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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Pink Magic Maid Iron on: August 27, 2011 01:42:11 PM
I got this iron from the thrift store a few years ago. It was so dependable until today! The metal looks like it melted on the front and the bottom scorched a hole in my ironing board. I want to make something cool other than just using it for decoration. I've thought of trying to remove the front, taking out the insides, and using it for storage. My boyfriend suggested a doorstop but I'm not really into that idea.

Melted iron face

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Photo on 2011-08-27 at 16.27
Original box and asbestos iron rest
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Emphasize flatness? on: January 20, 2008 08:36:37 AM
I'm in a 2D design class this semester and out first assignment is to do a drawing in pencil to "emphasize the flatness of the paper." How would one go about that? I thought maybe to use no shading, just different tones of the pencil. No cubes or spheres or anything. Am I on the right track?

After this assignment, we have to do drawings to "create the illusion of space" and "emphasize flatness and depth simultaniously."

I have never taken an art class before, and I have no idea what I'm doing, obviously.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Spin Off Anklettos on: January 14, 2008 07:50:58 PM
This is a pattern from the latest Spin Off. I used mercerized cotton instead of handspun. The pattern is well written, fast, and very fun to knit!

Which shoes do you think look best? I had to roll up my jeans in order to wear them and it doesn't look too great. Maybe skinny jeans would look better! Any suggestions?
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 52 Along on: December 30, 2007 10:31:03 AM
On Ravelry, I saw a knitalong for 52 pairs of socks- make a pair a week. I could never accomplish a pair of socks per week. However, a hat a week I could do! I'm going to knit them for charity. It's my resolution for 2008! I figure even if I break this resolution (hopefully with people doing this with me, it won't get old) I will still have made more for charity than I usually do.

You can do this however you want- pick an item and make one a week, just make something to donate every week, or whatever! Donate them all at once at the end of the year or one or a few at a time.

Hats for the Dulaan Project, face cloths for you local woman's shelter, whatever! Anyone with me?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 3 finished projects! on: October 28, 2007 01:08:59 PM
First: Sugar & Cream Washcloth
size 8 needles
Stolen Moments Wrap stitch pattern

Second: Knitty's Danica Scarf
knit in crazy for last year's musical, Beauty and the Beast
Very, very old acrylic

Third: Sirdar Gloves
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
Size 4 needles
I heard that this yarn pills like crazy and I should not have used it for gloves, but my LYS specifically told me it would not pill...  Angry
They look good though  Wink

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Garnstudio Felted Clogs on: October 24, 2007 08:21:17 PM
 Embarrassed Ok, I will admit I am on cold medicine right now. I am an experienced knitter, but for the life of me, I cannot figure this pattern out! Has anyone made them before?

Should I knit a few rows in stockinette before starting the increases?

I think I might understand the increases- for example the first direction for the right side is: 2 sts 3 times, so should I increase 2 stitches on the right side on the next 3 rows? then increase 3 stitches on the next 2 rows?

I hope this makes sense... Thanks for any help! Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Flower Basket Shawl Help! on: June 27, 2007 09:29:45 PM
Flower Basket Shawl from Interweave Knits Fall 2004. This is my second flat out lace pattern.

I have knit the Upper basket repeat.
Then rows 1-10 on the Lower Basket repeat.

There are not enough stitches to complete 2 sections of the repeat on one half of the shawl. (Unless you go over the center stitch and then there are still not an even number to finish the repeat.)

There are 25 stitches to a section on the repeat in row 1 and only 35 in row 10. Am I supposed to repeat the section in red? I'm not really sure what to do about that because 25 and 35 are not divisible by 10.

What am I doing wrong? There must be an easy solution to this that will be a "Duh" moment... Help make me feel stupid  Wink
8  UNITED STATES / Maryland / Maryland Sheep and Wool on: April 17, 2007 01:45:37 PM
Who's going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fest? I know I am! I am very excited! It will be my first time there. Any advice to a MDSW newbie?  Grin
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning Merino on: April 02, 2007 10:15:28 AM
I have over 4 oz of handdyed merino that I really do not want to screw up- not enough twist and it will fall apart. What are some tricks that you're used to help spin the slippery stuff? I am spinning from the fold, but even that is hard for me. I want a fluffy yarn, but will it pill like crazy?
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Orvus Paste on: March 23, 2007 07:09:12 AM
I've been reading some old Spin Off's and they all suggest to use Orvus Paste to wash fleeces. Where can I buy this? A quick google search didn't do much. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. Does anyone use it still? This was in 2000. Not that old, but maybe there was a new invention for soaps??? Huh
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