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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Translating a pattern from DPNs to two circulars -- HELP! on: November 01, 2006 05:22:32 PM
I've been dying to make Knitty's Knucks for the longest time, but I use two circs rather than DPNs.  I've never translated a pattern between the two, so I'm just wondering if anyone here could help me? Would bribery help?  Tongue


12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First Wheel-Spun Yarns!!! on: September 03, 2006 04:37:49 PM
I got a Babe Production Double Treadle quite a while ago and am totally loving it and have been spinning like crazy.  Sorry about the poor quality of the photos.  I'm sick and don't feel like dragging myself outside.  In order:

Undyed so far.  It's from the roving that came with the wheel.  48 yds.  And I still have a bit left over.

Dyed using way too much Cherry Kool-aid.  50 yds.  

Dyed using blue, green, and pink Kool-Aid.  This is from the Sheep Shed Studio -- the white/black blend.  34 yds.


Currently I'm experimenting with plant fibers, baby camel, and yak, so those will be up soon!

Thanks for looking
13  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Looking for: Vegetarian recipes with lots of servings!!! on: September 02, 2006 07:56:28 PM
I'm a newbie to the whole vegetarian thing (three whole days now!).  I'm not much of a cook and I'm a poor college student, but am looking for some recipes that I can make and have a lot of leftovers for a few days. 

I've searched so many sites and all that I've found are mainly for one or two servings -- I'm talking casserole dish here!  Dairy products and eggs are fine, as are totally vegan options.  I love trying new things.

14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / More than 850 yards of yarn and no idea what to make with it... on: September 02, 2006 07:22:35 PM
Today I stopped by Joanns and finally bought a skein of their Rainbow Boucle Yarn -- which in case someone doesn't know, a ginormous skein with a gradual fade -- in Pink.  It's 4''=13 stitches by 16 rows on size 10 knitting needles.

I'm sick to death of scarves, hats, blankets, and anything else that resembles a long rectangle.  I'm also not that experienced of a knitter yet.  But I'm wondering if anyone knows of a (easy) cape pattern?  Or any other pattern that I can use this yarn for? 

15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Understanding ratios...? on: June 20, 2006 05:25:28 PM
I'm buying a Babe Production Wheel soon and still don't get the whole ratio thing.  Could someone explain it -- or maybe suggest a site that would?

This is what comes with the wheel:
"Comes with 6 bobbins, 3 of 5 7/8:1 and 3 of & 7 1/2:1 with a V grove at the back of the drive whorl so that when the drive band is put in the grove you get a 19:1 ratio."
16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / How much handspun does it take to... on: June 16, 2006 07:56:41 PM
...make a hat?  I'm spinning a custom for a girl, but I don't know if she knits or crochets.  So far the yarn is slightly bulky with a bit of thick and thin.  I'd need just a general amount.  Like about 70 yards? 

You thought I was gonna say "...screw in a lightbulb?", huh... Wink
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Satchel -- Felted Messenger Bag on: June 10, 2006 05:22:45 PM
I basically started out with the pattern for Satchel (the smaller bag although mine turned out a heck of a lot bigger): http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html but used different yarn, knit it flat sice I wanted a more structured bag, didn't bother with the I-cord thing, and changed the striping pattern.  In the end, I believe the only thing I used the pattern for was how long the strap should be before felting.  I've already had many requests and compliments on this.  I'm absolutely in love with it!

Whole she-bang:

The inside pocket:

I used Patons Classic Wool.  It felted beautifully and is very durable.  They just came out with a bunch of new colors, so I see quite a few of these bags in my future.   Wink

Thanks for looking!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone ever felted varigated Manos yarn? on: June 10, 2006 02:09:05 PM
I just went a bit nuts and splurged on 5 skeins of varigated Manos for a felted bag.  I was just wondering if the colors felted nicely together, or if they just turn into a big muddy mess? 

19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Need new ideas for crafting with beads. on: May 18, 2006 04:52:48 PM
I sell on Etsy, and soon a few craft shows.  For the craft shows, I'll def. be making a lot of jewelry, but in Etsy's case, that's a very full category.  So, I need some new crafty things to do with all my beads.  I was already thinking of hair pins and art dolls.  Anything else?

20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Handpainting fun! on: May 10, 2006 06:42:09 PM

I used two packets each of lemonade, pink lemonade, orange, grape, and black cherry Kool-Aid.  I absolutely love it, but just have no clue what to do with it yet.  And it still smells like fruit punch!

The only bad part was that during and after microwaving it, the room (and microwave) smelled like fruity wet sheep for quite some time.  Is there any way to get rid of that quicker?
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