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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rowan Kidsilk Haze on: May 29, 2008 02:04:16 PM
Thank you all for your input. I'm now leaning towards maybe using Kidsilk night, as my sister happened to mention that she would love a slight bit of sparkle in the shawl. Though I'm sure there is a large number of similar yarns out there, my selection is limited to what I can actually get my hands on, and from that selection Kidsilk night really seems like the nicest one. But I was planning to swatch it anyway, so if I don't like the feel of it then, I might reconsider.

Thank you all for your help!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rowan Kidsilk Haze on: May 19, 2008 05:44:42 AM
I'm thinking of using Rowan Kidsilk Haze for a lace shawl (the Luna Moth shawl from elann) but some reviews I've read say that it's really hard to work with. Considering how expensive it is I wouldn't like to go and buy a bunch of skeins and then realize I won't be able to work with it - I'm relatively new to lace knitting and haven't really worked with this type of yarn before. But the shawl will a wedding gift for my sister, and I really want the best I can get. I'm working the pattern in an aran weight right now, so I know I can handle the pattern itself.

So my question is whether this yarn really is as hard to work with as it seems? I would be thankful for some advice from more experienced lace knitters..
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Post Secret Swap V? on: May 09, 2008 06:53:15 AM
I won't have time to participate in another swap, but the only thing that bothered me about the last round was that almost all secrets were posted within a very short time period, which means that there could be like 10 or more new secrets every day. That meant many got "lost" in the shear volume of secrets. Maybe it would be better to spread out the sending of the secrets, so that they would be appearing over a longer period of time?

Or maybe I was the only one who was a bit sad that so many secrets were ignored because people just discussed one in a batch of ten..?
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Purse from table mats and kitchen towels on: April 28, 2008 09:10:48 AM
The outside of this bag is made from woven cotton table mats, the lining and handles from matching kitchen towels. It has a magnet closure, two outside and three inside pockets and a matching card wallet.

Comments are appreciated!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Post Secret Swap IV Gallery!!! on: April 19, 2008 12:45:04 AM
My last three...

"I don't think these are any better than the "granny" style they are trying to get away from, and in some ways - they are worse."

"Sometimes I like my stepmom more than my real one."

Front: "Someday let's make the great escape."
Back: I want to go away with them - for a day, a week, a month , whatever. It doesn't matter how long. I just want to be able to remember us as impulsive, silly teenagers before we become decisive, serious adults with degrees & jobs. I love them.
6  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How NOT to Make a Cake... (with pictures) on: April 18, 2008 11:24:46 AM
Maybe it would go better if the cake was not only cool but really, really cold? But not quite frozen, of course..

And sorbet does tend to melt quite quickly, especially it it's been kept in a somewhat inefficient freezer, like the freezer compartment of a normal fridge rather than a deep freezer..
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Post Secret Swap IV Gallery!!! on: April 13, 2008 03:59:03 PM
Haha, the soccer one very much reminds me of my 5+ years playing basketball Smiley I think I scored once or twice outside of practice..
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pencil case on: April 13, 2008 09:14:53 AM
I may have to steal your idea, if you don't mind. :.)

Well, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so no, I don't mind at all Smiley

And no I'm not stalking this topic because I really, really should be writing on my master's thesis. No I'm not. Really.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pencil case on: April 13, 2008 08:43:28 AM
Your HomeEc teacher would be proud Smiley

I don't think so, she hated me Tongue I was too independent for her taste, didn't come running to her for help all the time.. I stopped asking for her advice after she had ruined a few things for me.

Ps. If you're trying to get rid of ribbon and fabric, I know many Craftsters who would love to swap with you... *wink wink*

Well, problem is most of it is really small scraps.. But I have considered some sort of personal swap with larger amounts of fabric, for instance - I would fill a box with whatever I have and then when I'm settled in my new home I could receive a box full of goodies Smiley Think anyone would be interested?
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pencil case on: April 13, 2008 08:19:41 AM
it the fabric woven and then sewnon to eachother?

It's ribbons and lace, weaved and stitched to an underlying piece of dark brown fabric.
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