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1  Re: Maneki Neko Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ILoveBunnies on: August 18, 2005 01:55:36 PM
Maybe I should have waited to post... I just didn't want to forget or anything. You're stronger than I... there is no way that I would be able to resist peeking :-)

Here is the cool book-purse thingy that grasshopper made me. I love the fabric.

Here is the rest of the stuff that I got from grasshopper: a bunch of chopsticks (I love eating with chopsticks, it's so fun :-P ), Some good luck cards, and the cute kitty card she sent w/ the package.

Thanks to KatieKat82 for organizing this swap :-)
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2  Re: Maneki Neko Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ILoveBunnies on: August 18, 2005 02:19:09 AM
Here is the second part of what I sent grasshopper. She hasn't seen it yet though... so grasshopper, if you want to be suprised, don't look down!

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3  Re: Maneki Neko Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ILoveBunnies on: August 16, 2005 01:18:37 PM
Come on, people! Start posting!

Okay, here is the first part of the stuff I gave grasshopper. I'll show the second part later.

It's a knitted kitty hat  Tongue. The symbols on the front say Maneki Neko in japanese.
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4  Asian style "frame" thing (I can't explain, see pics) in What the heck can I do with THIS? by ILoveBunnies on: January 20, 2005 11:39:09 AM
Okay... I have this old thing... It used to have a calender in it... my dad brought it back from Japan.

Closeup on detail:

I know that one of the legs has fallen off... but I still have it and can just glue it on. The only thing I can think of doing with it is making into into a picture frame, but I don't really want to do that.

So... does anyone have any ideas? It's too cool to throw away but I need to start clearing out my piles of junk.
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5  Re: Ferret Coat in Knitting: Completed Projects by ILoveBunnies on: January 04, 2005 04:49:36 PM
Actually, ILoveBunnies, someone on the Ferret Mailing List just the other day asked for a pattern for a ferret sweater.  She's got some adrenal babies who are losing their hair and wants to make something to keep them warm during the cold months until they get their hair back.  If you happen to recall how you did it, or if there are some changes you'd make if you were to do it again, I'll gladly pass it along.  That is, if you aren't already a member of the FML.

Well... I basically just cast on some stitches that were a little bit longer than the circumference of the ferret and knit a giant rectangle. I measured the distance between the legs, figured out my gauge, and that told me where to make the leg-holes. I made the holes by binding off (I think I did 3 stitches, it doesn't matter because it depends on the yarn anyway) than doing the one-handed cast on when I reached the part where I had binded off on the next row. Then I kept knitting until it was a good length. I did it in stockinet stitch so that the edges would curl inward.

At the end, I sewed on buttons to secure it. I also added button holes but they ended up being poinless because the buttons fit through the yarn. But, it depends on the yarn you are using and the size of the buttons. Try to stick the button through your swatch. If it goes through, you don't need to make button holes.

It was really really simple. My crappy instructions make it seem more complicated than it was (I'm not very good at knitting). Was that too confusing? I bet a picture would be much simpler and make more sense...

Hah. Excuse my crappy Paint picture. See, super easy.
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6  Ferret Coat in Knitting: Completed Projects by ILoveBunnies on: January 01, 2005 07:49:17 AM
This is the only project that I've ever knitted that wasn't from a pattern. Pretty simple, but I like it. Mostly, I just want to show off my ferret, because she's so cute  Grin

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7  Re: Completed Jack 'O Lanterns, Anyone? in Halloween Decor and Parties by ILoveBunnies on: November 01, 2004 11:22:33 AM
mine sucks but I feel like posting anyway.

Yours is SO GOOD! I didn't know t hey had pumpkin carving kits... I should try that next year...
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8  Re: Snowball Cat Bed in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by ILoveBunnies on: October 16, 2004 08:17:58 PM
this kitty loves his catbed... without catnip

he's my aunts... i knitted the bed though. isn't he so adorable?

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9  Mica in What the heck can I do with THIS? by ILoveBunnies on: September 01, 2004 03:15:49 PM
I have tons of mica, and my mom wants to throw it away. I can't think of anything to do with it... does anyone have any ideas.

In case you don't know what mica is... it's this rock (i think it's a rock... crystal maybe?) that forms in thin sheets. It's silver, shiny, and the thinner chunks are a little translucent. I took a few pics so you can see what it looks like:

I have pieces ranging from 4" by 6" to small pieces 1" by 1". Most of the pieces are about 1.5" by 2".

Also, a lot of the Mica has dirt stuck inbetween the layers and I don't know how to remove it. It's a bit fragile... I don't want to ruin it.

Any advice as to what to do with this stuff would be greatly appreciated.
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