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1  where to find a 3/8" gunmetal tone grommet? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: November 06, 2010 06:19:59 PM
I found a purse that I love and bought it even though it is missing a decorative grommet (or eyelet?).  I didn't think it would be so hard to find, but I've checked all the craft stores and searched online and apparently gunmetal toned grommets are not all that common, especially in the size I need to replace the missing one.  The inner diameter is 3/8", outer 5/8".  I only need one, but I'd be willing to buy a pack since that's how they're usually sold.  Would anyone happen to know where I could find one?

If this is an impossible task, does anyone have any suggestions for what I could do to cover the hole that won't look silly? 
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2  making a necklace out of this pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: June 21, 2010 08:56:17 AM
My grandma gave me this little coral pendant (about an inch long).  I said I would get a chain for it so I could wear it, but the bail is rather tarnished and I don't think it would look good.  It's not even a bail really, it's just a simple loop that's either screwed into the coral, or just glued.  The glue is visible and the loop is a tarnished brass color.  I'd like to wear it with a silver chain.  What could I do to make it look like a finished necklace?  Should I risk trying to remove the metal loop or could I cover it up somehow?  All ideas are welcome.

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3  Re: simple stretch bracelets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: December 25, 2009 12:26:41 PM
Thanks.  I meant to post this a few days ago:

I wound up putting a dot of nail polish just to be safe.  Smiley
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4  Re: Help translating? German pattern in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: April 03, 2008 11:31:14 AM
That website took a really long time to load for me, so I'm hoping it'll be helpful to other people to post the picture of the Persian jacket.

That's real pretty too.  Full of ruffly goodness.

EDIT:  I was just browsing around Ravelry and I came across this exact pattern.  Hope this helps:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/persian-jacket-archived
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5  Montego Bay scarf/shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by kannd86 on: April 02, 2008 01:58:38 PM
I finished this over a month ago, but I move onto new projects so quickly, I never remember to post pictures.  I'm so happy with how it turned out. 

I haven't had much of a chance to wear it.  I felt silly wearing it around the house.  One thing I noticed is that since the yarn is so silky, the knots of the fringe undo themselves and loosen up pretty quickly.  Is there a way to avoid this?  I don't want to wear it out for the first time and come home with half the fringe. 

I have a bunch more projects to post, but I have to take some more action shots first. 

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6  mystery top in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: April 02, 2008 08:43:02 AM
I was looking at a booklet for the Toyota Prius and the model was wearing this really pretty knit top.  The problem is, you can only see a small part of it. 

Does this resemble a pattern you know?  Do you think we could create a pattern based on this small part?  I love it already even though I don't know what the rest of it looks like.  This is my vision of what the whole top would look like:

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7  Re: adding accents to a plain sweatshirt in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: April 02, 2008 08:36:21 AM
Well, I kinda forgot about this thread and did the cross stitch before reading your advice.  It would probably look a lot nicer if I'd used a hoop, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I only have a little bit left, then I'll be done!

So, the back is kind of a mess.  What can I cover it up with so the threads don't come loose?

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8  Re: Should I start over? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: February 25, 2008 10:25:21 AM
That's so true.  I'm glad I learned this lesson early. 

Look how much I knit (knitted?) during the Oscars last night! 

The blue yarn is what I had when I started watching the red carpet stuff and the rest is what I did before midnight.  The show was awfully boring, but I got a lot done!  Did anyone else use the Oscars to knit?  Maybe we should start a new thread lol.
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9  Should I start over? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: February 23, 2008 12:52:49 PM
I started the Montego Bay scarf from Interweave Knits yesterday.  I must've been a little too eager because I totally messed it up. 

The pattern should look like "stripes" all going diagonally in the same direction.  I messed up and they zig zag.  Also, I started with 85 stitches across and since then have fluctuated between 79 and 83 stitches.  The bottom right corner is no where near a right angle.  The piece fell down (when a stupid telemarketer called me... grrr) and unraveled a bit in the middle.  I did my best to get it all back on the needles, but there is still a big hole where there shouldn't be.  Part of me wants to just start over and be extra careful on the next try, but I also feel like I did a good amount for one night and it would suck to rip it out.  The yarn is rayon.  Is there any hope of blocking solving any of my problems?  I wanted this scarf/shawl to be the classiest thing I own (ever since I saw it knitting in a straw color here on craftster and fell in love).  Will I regret continuing after I'm done?  Oh the dilemma.   Undecided
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10  lots of issues making this bag in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kannd86 on: February 20, 2008 03:05:42 PM
A while back I started making this messenger type bag.  I'm getting close to finishing the knitting portion of making this bag, but I'm having all kinds of issues.  First, the rolling and the curling.  It's very frustrating.  I know stockinette curls no matter what, but is there anything I can do about it?  I'm using regular Super Saver acrylic yarn.  I'm going to line the bag.  Maybe I could use iron on interfacing to attach the lining to the knit pieces to keep it from rolling.  Is that possible with acrylic yarn?  Would that smooth out the lumpiness as well?  Also, I want to do a design on the front flap  of the bag.  Where can I find patterns to look at to give me ideas?  I'll probably just do some flowers sticking up or something, but I need a grid pattern to plan it out.  What should I do for the closure?  Does it even need one?  This is turning into such a project.  I don't know what to do next. 

This is kind of what I have in mind.  Can anyone help?

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