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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Green Lantern Sweater *with chart and notes on: July 28, 2009 12:57:12 PM
L-O-V-E love it!  Both the Wonder Woman and this are fantastic!  I do love that this is totally wearable every day, not just to the Con (although I would be tempted to wear the Wonder Woman costume frequently too - you totally need to wear it grocery shopping just once!).

I am so impressed by your ability to knit it exactly to fit; the attention to gauge and how your yarn is acting is amazing.

Mad superhero props!
2  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Valentine Craft/Make at The Hacktory on: February 04, 2009 08:22:08 PM
Hi all!

I am so excited!  I have been involved with Philly's hackerspace, The Hacktory, for a while now and we are running our first craft make.  Come on out on either Thursday, February 12 or Friday, February 13 to make your own musical card from scratch, or bring a neatly shaped object and turn it into a chocolate mold.

Here are the details:

Contact: For more information email us (contact[at]thehacktory dot org)

Address: 1524 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia PA 19130

Make Love!

This Valentines day, the Hacktory celebrates geek romance. How would you like to give your honey a monogrammed chocolate heart, or a card that plays your special song? Stop by on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th and you can learn how to record your own musical Valentines cards and music boxes, or make your own chocolate molds on our vacuum former. These projects are cheap and easy and will make you look like a total stud (or stud-ette).

We've got all the parts and tools ready for you, but we ask that you make a donation to cover their cost: $15 for DIY musical cards and $9 for chocolate making (if we have the machine working)!

We will have on hand:

Sewing Machines
Hot Glue Guns
All kinds of tapes and instant-glue
Electronics, wires, and spare parts
This event is free, and open to anyone of any skill level, and any stage of gift-panic! Thanks to Nonprofit Technology Resources for sponsoring this free event.
3  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: Looking for Crafty Events in the Philly Area on: February 11, 2008 01:55:03 PM
This is great!  Thank you so much!  I missed the original post from padoxiegirl - I am excited about that, especially when I see the words "Band Parent Association"!  I'm a lifelong band nerd, so supporting crafts and band at the same time is awesome!

Thanks for the posts!
4  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Looking for Crafty Events in the Philly Area on: January 30, 2008 12:53:05 PM
Hi Philly Folks!

I'm looking for some fun and crafty events in the area - big craft fairs, little school/church basement craft sales, etc.  Please post here if you know of anything on the horizon!

Many thanks!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Should I even try to adapt this pattern to my size? on: November 27, 2007 08:27:16 PM
Absolutely!  I think that sweater would be very flattering on a larger chest (I'm a busty gal myself).  If you have a good knitting shop nearby, I would recommend going there and asking them to take a look at the pattern with you.  That is going to be your best bet, and since you're willing to put in the investment of time and money on the sweater, don't skimp on this part!  I know it's really intimidating to walk into a store and ask a stranger for help, but if you find the right person a your good local yarn store, it can be such a relief!  Then you can move into the project with confidence.

I looked at the pattern, and there was this note: "this pullover is intended to stretch to fit close to the body. Make the size with a finished chest measurement 2" to 4" smaller than your bust measurement."  With that in mind, it looks like you only need to add 2 - 4 inches to this pattern.

It looks like they added 6 stitches per half (6 extra to the front and 6 extra to the back) to get an additional 2 inches in the bust.  So, if you want to add two inches, add six stitches when you cast on, then three stitches on each side of the pattern - where is says "6 (9, 12)," you will make it "6 (9, 12, 15)."  You're working 15 stitches.  If you want to add four inches to the sweater, then you will add 12 extra stitches to the front and 12 extra to the back.

When it comes to the armholes, I'm afraid I don't know what to do.  I would imagine that you will add an additional time to decrease one stitch: "1(2, 3, 4) times - 22 (24, 26, 28) stitches remaining," but I'm not sure.  Don't worry, someone here will know!

Good luck!  Keep us posted.  I think this sweater is adorable!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Prepare to roll your eyes... my first knit! on: November 08, 2007 03:19:11 PM
Grrrreat job!  Your work is very consistent, and that is such a challenge in the beginning!  Keep at it, and keep making things up as you go along...that is absolutely the best way to learn!

Keep posting your knitting projects!  I want to see those first socks...I have been knitting for seven years and I am just tackling my first pair.  There are a lot of really good tutorials on the internet.  My advice with the small needles and finer yarn is to put in some kind of "stitch catcher" every 20 rows or so...I run an old piece of yarn through my stitches on a round that I can pull out later.  This saves from having to restart the whole piece if you screw up.  You can unravel back to that stitch catcher.  Someone here will know the correct term for this...my mind has gone blank-blank-blank!

Good job!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first Pumpkin and my first post on: November 03, 2007 04:20:20 PM
What a great idea!  You really thought ahead, making the face removable!  How long did it take?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Seraphim Wedding Shawl on: November 03, 2007 12:14:08 PM
Pink!  I love that you wore pink!  It is so fabulous, and how special to have something you made be such a feature of your big day!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: puffy wicked on: November 03, 2007 12:09:21 PM
This is so fabulous!  The fit looks fantastic, and I love the belt with it!

Congratulations for sticking it out; redos can be so disheartening sometimes (I'm working on my first pair of socks, and it took five tries to get it right).  I feel like we should all get merit badges every time we actually finish a project.

I have to ask, were you channeling Anne of Green Gables?  I think of her every time I hear anything about puff sleeves.
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: I made a mini "Yip-yip" alien! on: November 03, 2007 12:03:14 PM
I love this, particularly the arm!  Very funny...I kept thinking about it at work, and say "yip, yip, yip" under my breath until one of my coworkers heard me.

He likes your alien too!
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