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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Need help with fairly easy fair isle sweater!!! on: April 16, 2006 09:15:58 AM
I just got to my parents for the holiday, and learned my yarn arrived, but I accidently forgot Stitch n Bitch Nation. Could someone please  give me the Casts on for the small size, and then just those first directions about how many rows of  garter and how long of stockinette for the fairly easy fair isle  cardigan?


2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Record Bowl Light Fixture on: July 31, 2005 01:41:50 PM
Here's my new usage for record bowls:  

First, I took a record, drilled a 1" hole in the middle, and drilled smallerholes all along the outside edge.
Then I used my boiling water method to get it bowl shaped.
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/4822/hpim21756mh.th.jpg[/imgNext I took down the light fixture in my bedroom, tossed the record up there and plugged the lightbulb in there.  I already had a bunch of CDs glued label-to-label hanging on my curtain rods and I took a few of those and hung them from the holes on the outside edges of the record.

It isn't very pretty, because this was just a practice trial to see whether or not the holes would warp or if the lightbulb would cause the record to melt.  Originally, my idea had been to do this with translucent colored vinyl, but I wanted to practice on cheaper records.  After about 10-15 minutes, the record did indeed start to melt and stick to the lightbulb.  If anybody has any ideas for how to avoid that, it would be greatly appreciated.  
I had a couple of other ideas for the bowls. My first thought was to drill a bunch of holes in varying styles to let light shine through for either floor/table lampshades or ceiling fixtures.  Another thought was to put two bowls together (like a giant clam shell) and put a string of Christmas lights inside and poke the lights out of pre-drilled holes.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bunny Hat on: July 11, 2004 12:58:11 PM
I have expanded my arsenal of cute hats (there's an old thread about the cat hat somewhere on here) to include.... the bunny hat.


The yarn is Lion Brand Thick & Quick charcoal and the acrylic fiber must be reflective, because the color of the hat is actually a lot darker than in the photo.  Also, the ears are very posable.  They can stay stuck straight up, or they can be flopped, whichever.

4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Freecycle on: July 09, 2004 07:22:50 AM
My sister just sent this link to me, and it looks pretty cool.  Probably already been discussed somewhere on Craftster, but it's neat enoght to deserve another go.  It's a big network of people giving/recieving stuff for free!

5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Freecycle on: July 09, 2004 07:20:10 AM
Hi!  One of my sisters sent this link to me the other day, and it looks very cool.  It's probably already been discussed on here, but hey, it deserves to be mentioned again.


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pant Leg Skirt on: July 01, 2004 01:19:11 PM
So I went to Goodwill the other day to get some shorts that will actually cover some portion of my body, unlike most new shorts that I see for sale.  I ended up getting a huge pair of jean-style cotton pants.  I cut off the legs, and was quite happy with the resulting shorts.  Because the pants were so long to begin with, the legs that I cut off were pretty large so I tried to think of some way to reuse them, and came up with this skirt.  The ankles were skinnier than the other end, so it sort of naturally became an A-line.  I basically just ripped one side seam in each leg, opened up the hollow ankle hem at all 4 seams, sewed it all back together, and threaded an I-cord into the "casing" (the ankle hem)  It still needs some finished touches.  I have some black lace I might put around the hem at the bottom.  End result:  One comfy pair of shorts, and one long breezy skirt for $4!  What do you think?  
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Exploding Dog Pillow on: June 20, 2004 11:16:05 AM
As a testament to my love of everything Sam Brown, I decided to make a bunch of mini pillows featuring Exploding Dog pictures.  This is my first one (actually the first pillow I've ever made at all)  Oh, and a question for all the other pillow makers out there: how do you finish sewing up your pillows after you've stuffed them?  I whipstitched mine (not very well) and was wondering if there is a less visible alternative.  Thanks!

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rebecca #24 question on: April 20, 2004 01:12:10 PM
Hi everybody.  I'm currently knitting pattern #26 in Rebecca, issue #24, the "backless sweater."  Does anyone else have a copy of this issue and can offer some sort of advice or paraphrasing of the pattern?  The first half is easy, but the way the second half is written, it's just a mess and I have no clue what I'm supposed to be doing!  I'll type it out if anyone feels brave enough to dechiper
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / the bag built to stop traffic on: February 09, 2004 01:49:45 PM
Okay, this is my first post about a finished product!  Yay!  I'm one of those people who doesn't really pay attention to rules so this bag was made in a rather helter skelter fashion.  It's made from a ONE LANE ROAD AHEAD sign that my brother "found in the street". CAUTION tape that I took from today's drug raid at my high school, some sock yarn, and lots of duct tape.  The strap needs some more work (ran out of duct tape) but other than that, I'm pretty proud of it.  The second pic is an attempt at showing that the bag is split into two compartments.

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Bobbin Santas and Snowmen on: December 06, 2003 03:55:53 PM
Hi everybody!  This is my first post to the board, and hopefully I am in the right place for my question.  I was at a flea market in Portsmouth NH and I saw bobbins/spindles wound with thread and made to look like Santas and snowmen.  Has anyone else seen anything like this, and does anyone have any ideas on how to make them?  I have bobbins, I am just not sure how to wind to make the bodies 3-D, and how to creat facial features and things.  Thanks!
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