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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Need help with gorey prop ideas!!! on: March 09, 2008 08:18:23 PM
I guess this would be the right forum for this.  I'm helping a friend who's in charge of props for a play.  In one scene, a guy gets disembowled (intestines pulled out, blood splatter...).  Now, they want something gross looking, but not too messy because of clean up issues and time constraints. 

I've already suggested the Knitted Digestive System and resin/contact paper for blood pools, but am stalled on ideas for the "flying gore".

Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated.  Even if they are slightly messy.  Thanks! 

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone been to these Wisconsin yarn shops? on: August 08, 2007 11:49:35 AM
In a few weeks I'm taking a quick trip up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.  I have found three yarn stores in the surrounding towns (I can't be expected not to look, right?)  So, what I'm wondering is, has anyone been to any of the following shops?  How are their prices, yarn selection, attitude, etc?

In Delavan:
Needles 'N Pins Yarn Shoppe
Studio S. Fiber Arts

In East Troy:
Linda's Yarns

I posted something similar to this in the 'City Guides' section, but figure more people come to this board.

Thank you!
3  Wisconsin / Wisconsin: Southeast / Has anyone ever been to Studio S Fiber Arts in Delavan? on: August 04, 2007 10:40:22 AM
Um...yeah, what the topic says.  I'm going to Lake Geneva in a few weeks, and am just wondering if it would make a good yarn stop?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Window cornice help! on: July 07, 2007 12:37:18 PM
My cat loves to walk along the top of our curtains and is oddly amused by sticking his legs/entire head down between the rod and the wall. Shocked    I need an easy, cheap, and not too offensively big (as in sticking out too far) way to build a cornice.

Thank you.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Charm swap? on: June 24, 2007 08:08:10 PM
I was reading Sherri Haab's blog (she's written some awesome books on metal clay and resin) and saw her post about a "charm exchange" with friends.  I thought that it would make for a great swap.  Something like everyone would make a certain number of charms and send them to that many people.  This includes any media you can think of! 

Scroll down.  It's under Friday, December 29, 2006.:

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a 12 in 2 chainmail base pattern on: March 21, 2007 08:12:08 PM
Out of nine patterns I need to learn for my sculpture class, this is the only one I can't find.  My teacher said it's European, but when I do a search all I find are Japanese related sites.  Can anyone point me to a site with instructions, or even a picture of the completed pattern -- I figured out Byzantine with just a close up of a bracelet.

Thanks Wink,
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / I just received a vintage Stitchmaster sewing machine...any info?! on: March 18, 2007 07:30:37 PM
SO far all I've collected is that Stitchmaster is a European brand (?).  If that's true I have no idea how my grandma got hers, but now I have it.  I was just about to buy one when my grandpa called and told me about it.  It needs a really good cleaning and still works.  I realize that sewing machines are mostly the same, but I'd still like some info on it.

So, are they basically good machines?  Are there any quirks that I need to know about?

If it helps...
Model#: T310
Serial #: 50242

Thank you,
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / My bobbin is refusing to wind! on: February 12, 2007 08:21:19 PM
I have a Babe Production DT, and I'm constantly having to stop the wheel and hand-wind the fiber onto the bobbin.  I've tried everything from playing with the tension to treadling differently, but the fiber just twists and coils and refuses to go anywhere.  Is there anything that I may be missing or could do?

Thank you,
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted marionette sculpture on: December 26, 2006 06:31:02 PM
The final project for my sculpture class was to create a 'thing' that implied something.  After way too many project changes, I came up with this.  Knit in Patons Classic Merino and Bernat Softee Chunky.

The hands were made using Knitty's Urban Rustic Gloves pattern and then felted so they could be formed to realistically hold the scissors.  For the 'arms' I just picked up stitches and knit a few rounds.  The first one in the picture is already felted.

Here's the finished puppet sitting in my dad's recliner.  It's faceless so it can be anyone you want...and it's more than 4 feet tall.  Knit in two weeks.  I used the basic shaping and finishing directions for the Knit Your Own Rockstar in SNBN, but the rest was completely made up.

I was so mad that I forgot my camera and had to use my crappy phone.  This is it all set up -- a marionette cutting himself lose.  And yes, what it's attached to is supposed to resemble a cross.  The scissors are real (although I tried to knit those too).

I got an A.   Grin
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / NAKNITMO! National Knitting Month KAL on: November 07, 2006 04:19:43 PM
This is something going around on LJ, but I thought I'd bring it here too.  It's based on http://www.nanowrimo.org/ but here at least 50,000 stitches are knit in November. 

Here's the deal:  Just post what you've knit (Only the stitches done starting Nov. 1) and how many stitches it took.  Then your running total.  Feel free to show of your FOs as well.

Ex. of what I've done:
1665 sts done on freeform for sculpture class
2666 sts on a hat for my teacher
280 sts so far on a scarf

Total = 4611

If you'd like to join:  http://community.livejournal.com/naknitmo/profile
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