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211  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Flower Pin inspirations on: October 20, 2004 04:04:01 PM
I haven't actually made any flower pins (yet!), but I happened to see that Gap is selling about 17 different varieties this fall.  CHeck out their website to view inspiration in everything from yarn to sequins to leather.  Direct link to flower page: http://www.gap.com/asp/dept_index_all_paging.asp?wdid=2305
212  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Light Boxes?? on: September 30, 2004 02:11:16 PM
you'd have to use a really low wattage bulb.  what is a lamp kit?  is it something other than a socket and wiring?

Would you still have to use a low-wattage bulb if you had a piece of glass between the picture and the bulb?  I was thinking about a project like this just today...picture a box with bulbs inside and a glass front, then an image and another layer of glass.

213  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: first knitted scarf on: September 23, 2004 05:17:01 AM
Thanks for the compliments  Grin
What's a garter stitch? You know I'm not a native english speaker and I tried to search my dictionary for it, but that didn't helped.
Anyway, I used knit stitch and purl stitch by turns to create this.

Hi there Smiley

Garter stitch is when you simply knit every row.  It ends up looking kind of bumpy, but it's thicker than knit/purl.

Incidentally, the "knit stitch and purl stitch by turns" is called stockinette stitch.  I know there is a way to keep the edges from rolling up when you knit in stockinette, but at the moment I cannot remember whether it is to always knit the first stitch of each row, or always just place the first stitch of every row on the right needle without knitting or purling.

Your scrarf is lovely!  (I am totally in love with scarves, myself.  Grew up in Texas where it was always too hot, but am now in Massachusetts, which is great for scarves!)

214  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My Jordy Bag is made of boxers (kinda big photos)... on: August 26, 2004 11:53:27 PM
Glad you like the bag...it was fun to give a half-dead pair of boxers a new lease on life.

Don't worry about the newbie-ness; you'll notice that I've been around here about as long as you have.  Smiley  So...um...welcome, I know about as much as you do.  Seems like a great place though!


ooo, that's really cute!  Shocked
but im new here, and have no idea what a "jordy bag" is (lol)
could you please point me in the right direction?

forgive my newbie-ness  Grin

nevermind, i found it Tongue
i still like your taz bag tho, i have a pair of old boxers that'd be PERFECT for this!
215  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Jordy Bag is made of boxers (kinda big photos)... on: August 26, 2004 09:01:47 PM
Once I stumbled across Jordy's awesome tutorial, I couldn't resist taking a stab at it myself.  This one is made of an old pair of boxers I ran across in my drawer earlier this week.

The strap used to be the boxers' waistband, carefully cut off and sewn to a length of fabric to keep it from stretching when I put dense objects in the bag.

Body of the bag is (somewhat worn!) flannel cut straight from the boxer leg, thus the embroidery from the front of the boxers is now on the front of my purse.  Smiley  The lining is just plain yellow cotton.

I saved the tag from the back of the boxers to sew into the lining to give the bag a "faux genuine" feel.

The bag itself.  Because of how close Taz was to the bottom of the boxer leg, his foot kind of goes under the bag when it's upright.


A full length shot.

The lining with completely fake professional logo... Wink

Thanks for looking at yet ANOTHER Jordy interpretation!

216  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Super easy ponchos! on: August 23, 2004 04:55:56 PM
Okay, here it is: (Used size "Z" "Q" hook)

Chain (ch) 40  +3.  (the 3 are the double crochet and single crochet for the next row.)
Row 1: double crochet(dc) in the 4th chain from the hook. *ch 1.  skip the next ch and dc in the next chain*:

x  -  x  -  x  -  x      - = single crochet
x     x     x     x     x = double crochet
= = = = = = =    = =chain

repeat from * til end of row.  end with dc.  ch 3 and turn. Repeat row 1 for 12 rows:

At the end of row 12, ch 36 (do not ch the 3, see pic above) You should now have an "L" shape.  ch 3, turn and dc in 4th chain from hook. repeat Row 1 instructions:

repeat Row 1 for 12 total rows:

You should have a giant "L" like pictured.  The pink is where the ends will be connected:

Just slip stich (ss) in every ch, and finish off:

I can't wait to try this pattern out on some fuzzy blue yarn of my own (I promise photos when I'm done!), but I have a couple questions about your instructions...  I quoted them above for reference.

First, you give a symbol (-) for single crochet, but as near as I can tell there aren't any single crochets in the pattern...just many rows consisting of a repeated "double crochet, slip stitch, double crochet, slip stitch" pattern.  Am I missing some single crochets somewhere?

Second, after the initial chain you write to repeat row one for 12 rows...but your picture seems to show something more like 22 rows.  I'll end up going more off the measurements you gave in your diagram because I'm using a different yarn and hook size, but wanted to make sure that the first segment and the second segment weren't *really* the same number of rows.

Can't wait to give this a shot!

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