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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Show off your dorm room! on: August 06, 2009 12:41:40 PM
Love your snowflakes ^^ I always really sucked at cutting those. (maybe because I didn't have scissors for left-handed)
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / personalizing a moleskine journal on: December 23, 2008 02:57:53 PM
I bought a sleek moleskine journal for my  uncle, but it misses something!
Any ideas on personalizing it or adding a twist?
He's a rich man who has everything, so this was a last-minute idea Smiley Hope you can help me

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with handspun "thick and thin" single ply yarn? on: November 29, 2008 01:53:44 AM
I'm having the same problem with a ball of yarn I got from my aunt in Argentina, and I posted my question in the Ravelry forums.
This is a picture:

Some suggestions were:
looking up yarn (commercial homespun that lots of people use) on ravelry, and check out what patterns they make.
A suggestion I really liked was the Urchin hat from Knitty, which is designed for handspun like this, and doesn't use a lot of yarn.
I haven't tried it, because I can only knit on straight needles as of now, but once I acquire more skills I'll try.
here's a link:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTurchin.html  It's knit sideways, which seems to be working well for this kind of yarn.


EDIT: oh, I tried crocheting with it and that didn't work out too well for my yarn Smiley crocheting into thin-yarn stitches with the big yarn was a bit difficult, and the hook size is difficult too choose.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fourth Doctor Scarf on: November 28, 2008 12:09:55 PM
EPIC is the only appropriate word.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: backing a knit scarf with fleece on: November 26, 2008 12:59:09 PM
Thanks! I looked up that stitch and think it would look great.
Now I just have to finish it  Roll Eyes Any pointers on what kind of thread to use?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / backing a knit scarf with fleece on: November 26, 2008 01:37:02 AM
I'd like to back my knit scarf with fleece, because the back isn't that interesting and it would add some thickness.
It's this scarf: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/86/241975173_6fcbe1c8d1.jpg
It's not done yet, but I want to finish it before Christmas, and give it to my boyfriend. It's my first real knitting project!

I was wondering how I would go about backing it with fleece. Is is a good idea to begin with?
Should I block it, what sewing technique should I use ...
I'm a beginner in knitting and sewing.


7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Book-Lovers Swap Gallery! on: November 21, 2008 06:28:03 AM
I have to read it for my French literature class too actually, for my exams in January!
How are you liking it?
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Book-Lovers Swap Gallery! on: November 20, 2008 02:57:08 PM
It was her first time bookbinding, but it looks great!
Hopefully I can write my first book in it tomorrow: L'amant by Marguerite Duras. Wiiii!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cassette tape coin purse; Barbie edition on: November 20, 2008 01:10:13 PM
This is wonderfully made, looks very good. I'd buy something like that in a heartbeat.
Oh and I want to listen to the tape!
I used to have a Barbie Aerobics tape where she gave instructions. I only have the sleeve, the tape got lost Sad
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Book-Lovers Swap Gallery! on: November 18, 2008 02:49:00 PM
Okay, so I got my stuff from BloodyDeaf last Thursday, and finally have some pictures to post!
I enjoyed talking in French Smiley We also read each other's favourite books, which was really nice. (new favourites!)
So, on to the pics.
I was really happy! Thanks again!

Together on my bed

Bookmarks, with images I love from one of my favourite books 'Lullaby' by JMG Le Clzio (nobel prize!)

She put in one of her favourite books I didn't read, I'm going to read it once I get my schoolwork sorted out. Plus, some maple candy! Love it Smiley

'Mes Lectures' book journal, with quote from Le Petit Prince and reference to Jane Austen. Lovely drawings Smiley
It will get good use, I've always wanted to keep track of my reading.

book bag! Which I have used every day since I got it to carry my stuff to university. It's perfectly sized and it has the cutest fabric. Maximum sewing skills which I envy!!

I photographed the wrong side, the other one has my name on it. I wanted an action picture but the house here is empty and strangely enough, we only have very small mirrors Smiley

Thank you!
Sorry for all the exclamation in the post. I'm just very grateful, this was a lovely first swap.

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