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11  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Woven Accessories on: August 24, 2005 04:31:28 PM
Recent weavings:
A bag using Wall of Troy threading and an inkle woven strap:

A chenille scarf in a tabby pattern:
12  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Everyone Walks All Over Me on: August 24, 2005 04:12:42 PM
I spiral cut my old socks (most were former hiking socks beyond mending) into long strips and crocheted them into a sturdy rug for the back entrance.  I actually made the rug a few years ago when my "waste not, want not" upbringing challenged me to do something with my holey socks and I needed a rug.
13  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / bobbin lace on: August 15, 2005 11:52:36 AM
Greetings all,

I was wondering if any of y'all out there have made (or currently make) bobbin lace.  I've been teaching myself (with a bit of help from others who've dabbled in it) and thought I'd find out if anyone has resources to recommend.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Baseball + Yarn = Stitch N Pitch on: August 02, 2005 08:10:45 PM
Since I haven't seen anyone mention it, but I thought y'all might like to see this:


Mariners 'Stich 'n Pitch' promotion aims to knit together new fan base

Thursday, July 28, 2005


It's a whole new ballgame at Safeco Field, with knitters being courted for what the Mariners say is Major League Baseball's first-ever "Stitch 'n Pitch" event.

Knitters -- and crocheters -- are being wooed to tonight's game with discount ($10) tickets for their own special section, as well as T-shirts and prizes. The Mariners have even organized area yarn stores to be on hand with samples, patterns, kits and experienced needleworkers to help solve problems.

Team spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said the men in the Mariners' marketing/promotion department dreamed up "Stitch 'n Pitch" after observing Mariners staffers knitting in the lunchroom.

They apparently figured out that if these Mariners fans knit, there must be a lot more out there. "They don't tease us so much anymore," Hale said.

There are similarities between baseball and knitting. A dropped stitch, like a dropped ball, can lead to disaster. You need to know math for calculating stitches per inch or the pitcher's ERA. And like some baseball games, knitting projects can develop verrrry slowly over a loooong time.

Stitchers, however, have their hands too full to scratch, and they're usually too polite to spit in public.

Jennifer Hill, owner of Hilltop Yarn on Queen Anne, is an old hand at knitting through the innings.

"My husband (Brent Howard) is a big fan and it's a great way for us to spend time together doing the things we both love," Hill said.

She takes small projects to games. She just finished a capelet in cotton and rayon. This game she'll be knitting a baseball hat that will be felted. Other good game projects are "fan scarves" in Mariners colors. That means a creamy yarn with a teal and navy strip in the center with scarf ends ruffled. A more masculine version is navy and teal knit with a more textured stitch.

Kits for these Mariners scarves will be for sale along with goods from other knit shops at a special exhibit on Lookout Landing, that big open space on the Upper Concourse down the left-field line. Marilee Wallace will be there with a spinning wheel demonstrating how wool fleece is spun into yarn.

Hill said to make certain your seatmate or game date is watching out for fly balls, foul balls or home runs -- depending on where you sit. And if they yell, "Watch, watch, watch," put down those needles. Nothing ruins a good project like a ball to the head.

P-I reporter Susan Phinney can be reached at 206-448-8397 or susanphinney@seattlepi.com.

1998-2005 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help finding pattern from Knitters on: July 24, 2005 04:09:45 PM
Greetings one and all,

I have a damaged copy of the Spring 1998 issue of Knitter's Magazine.  The libraries around here don't have this issue.  Does anyone out there have a copy and would be willing to email/IM me so I can fill in the pattern on p 38.

Anna Lou
16  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / join the weavers? on: July 01, 2005 09:02:28 PM
Greetings one and all!

A few of us who have been posting weaving threads (weaving is located in crocheting) have been discussing how we would like to have our own board since crochet and weaving are so different.  One suggestion is to join spinning and weaving into its own board, perhaps with basketry and braiding.  Any thoughts?  Current threads are:

(under misc topics)

(uder crochet discussion)

Anna Lou
17  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] any weavers out there? on: June 30, 2005 09:43:03 PM
Greetings one and all!

A few of us posting weaving ideas and questions are expressing questions about why the topic for that board is "Crocheting and Misc. Weaving" since crocheting and weaving are so different.  Any thoughts on the subject?
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / loom information? on: May 07, 2005 08:36:20 PM
Greetings to any weavers out there!

I'm the proud new owner of a counterbalanced loom that needs some TLC to bring it to full working order.  Anyone out there with some experience or ideas on good books/sites/people to consult?
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / house of flying daggers--Mei's crochet top on: January 03, 2005 06:22:25 PM

I have to find out if I'm the only person who saw House of Flying Daggers and couldn't stop studying the crochet top the character Mei was wearing for the last scenes.  It's only partially visable (like a turtleneck) and uses some form of shell stitch.  Anyone else notice it?
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Beta-Test Result: Wedge Shawl on: October 24, 2004 11:12:14 PM
Greetings all,

I finally have a picture to post of a shawl I created as I was Beta-testing a pattern for Amie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11434.0).  I created it in Paton's Divine in about 13 hours--with fun results.

Any comments?
Anna Lou
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