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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Slide Curtains & Lampshade - with tutorial on: January 21, 2012 06:40:04 AM
I've seen these all over the internet and craftster now and thought I'd finally make my own.  I got the slides from STS awhile ago and they have just been sitting in my craft room waiting to be turned into curtains and a lampshade.

Real easy project....

1.  Drill holes in your slides with a dremel.  For the middle ones, I drilled 6 holes (like the slide on the left in the picture).  For the top and bottom ones I drilled an extra hole to attach it to the lampshade frame.  I held each slide up the light and made sure the picture was facing the correct way before drilling.

2.  I then ripped apart my lampshade so I just had the metal frame.

3.  I had a rough time finding correct rings (I moved to the middle of no-where PA and now the JoAnn's is super small Sad )  I got these jewelry rings (not sure what they are really used for).  I opened them all up.

4.  I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade.  Then just went down the sides.  I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.

That's that...pretty easy!

Here are the curtains I made a few weeks ago...I did these exactly the same why.  For the part that goes on the curtain rod, I just used jewelry wire to make bigger loops.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Shawlettes on: January 21, 2012 06:23:43 AM
I knit these two for a personal swap. 

The yellow one was knit with some yarn that I dyed a long time ago when I was in a yellow mood.

This one upsets me quite a bit...I knit it to the pattern but it came out rather small.  I knew it looked small as I was binding off but I thought maybe it would block out more.  Oh well..
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WIP Wednesday - Jan 18 on: January 18, 2012 07:39:16 AM
So...what are you guys working on this week?

I'm still coming along on my plaid bag that was supposed to be a going away gift (in August) then a Christmas gift....maybe it will just be a "I miss you" gift someday soon!

I did finish up two shawlettes for sheepBlue.  I will post them real soon. Smiley

What are all you knitters out there doing this week? 

Also, can you guys please give me your opinions on Knitting Challenges in this thread here  I really want to get one started soon if there is any interest.  Smiley  Thanks!!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Challenges? on: January 16, 2012 01:15:43 PM
How do you guys feel about some knitting challenges this year?   Grin

We all knit something...vote..and someone wins a prize!!

I was looking back at previous knitting challenges and see they did them every month...wow!  We won't do that just yet.  Smiley

Please let me know if there is any interest....and what themes you guys would want to do? 
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WIP Wednesday - Jan 11 on: January 11, 2012 01:16:00 PM
One of my many goals this year was to remember to post WIP Wednesdays....(I missed last week...opps  Embarrassed )

I'm working on a project for a personal swap...so I will not post pictures until she gets it. 

What have you guys been working on lately (since we haven't had a WIP Wednesday for a long time now) or this week?   Grin  Grin
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Faces Sweater on: December 29, 2011 08:37:59 PM
My sister and I decided to knit my mom a sweater for Christmas.  We were discussing what to put on the sweater and came up with silhouettes of our faces.  I knit the front and the one arm.  My sister knit the back and the other arm. 

I first took our pictures then printed them out two pages high.  And then cut them out.

I knit a little bit of dark grey at the bottom and measured my stitches.  I came up with 4 stitches per inch across and 6 stitches per inch high. 

I then used this website to create graph paper with boxes 1/6 in X 1/4 in so that each box was the same size as one stitch.

I then traced our cut out faces onto the graph paper and there was my chart that I knit from! 

I'm sure there might be a program out there or something to create charts with but I thought this was an nice easy way.  And it actually worked out!!
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Jeep Tire Cover on: December 29, 2011 11:53:47 AM
I saw one of these on pinterest and knew I had to make one!

I just used a doily pattern with a bigger hook and yarn.  Then I did some decreases to make it fit snug around the back of the tire.

I'm so excited to make more!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WIP Wednesday - Sept 21 on: September 21, 2011 03:46:59 AM
Sorry I forgot to post last week...this working thing is KILLING me!! 

Anyways...I knit a bit more on my green sweater.  I'm knitting this one so I can help my mom and sister knit theirs.  It's kind of funny since it has soo many cables that they are knitting this as their first sweaters and really haven't even knit much before...oh well...they picked the pattern.  Smiley  But I do really like how it's turning out. 


So...what have you guys been working on?
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WIP Wednesday - Sept 7 on: September 07, 2011 03:46:26 AM
I actually had some more free time last week.... Smiley

I knit a bit on my blue cardigan.  This one was frustrating me because it's lace weight yarn and I just didn't have the patience this week....

So...I started another with worsted weight.  My mom and sister are making sweaters for each other and wanted me to help them since neither have ever knit a sweater before....so I decided I must knit myself one to help them. Smiley

So...what are you guys working on?
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WIP Wednesday - Aug 24 on: August 24, 2011 03:41:35 AM
Another Wednesday...and I feel so unproductive!  I pretty much knit maybe a 1/2 inch on my cardigan last week....grrr.  Moving and having a real job really takes away from my knitting time!! 

So...make me jealous...tell me what you did this week.   Cheesy
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