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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Owl fabric on: January 05, 2010 07:13:10 PM
Wow - that is awesome!!  Well done!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Penis Chapstick Coozies (NSFW) on: January 04, 2010 04:29:26 PM
Thanks everyone!  The girls loved them.  We did a little bar hopping the day we exchanged and they were showing them off everywhere we went.

I do think I'm gonna try and alter the pattern a bit - it'd be perfect as a little "flip top" so you didn't have to pull the tube out to use it.  And it'd be funnier!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Beard Cross Stitch on: January 02, 2010 08:31:17 PM
awesome! I would love an assortment of these in moustache form! Smiley

I'm working on that too!  I <3 all sorts of facial hair - I love crafting them too.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Beard Cross Stitch on: January 02, 2010 07:00:35 PM
Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I've posted on Craftster although I've still been lurking quite a bit.  I recently re-stoked the fires for my love of needle arts (I was on a knitting kick for years) and have fallen all over again for cross stitch.

I wanted to share my most recent project: a beard cross stitch.  My friend Matthew and I simply LOVE bearded boys.  He was my partner in crime at the Pitchfork Music Festival this last summer and we had an absolute blast both with the music and the beard watching.  He lives out in DC so in an attempt to woo him to join me again this summer for the festival, I cross stitched him a beard.

I made the pattern up on my own by filling cells in Excel (crafty + geeky).  It's a little piece - the frame is 4x6 and it was done on Aida cloth.  It was a ton of fun to do but hard to give away!  I recently acquired some linen so I think I'll be making myself one shortly!

Hope you like!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knit Penis Chapstick Coozies (NSFW) on: January 02, 2010 06:45:37 PM
Hello everyone!  It's been quite a while since I've posted on Craftster - I'm still quite a lurker though. 

Anywho, I've done a mess of crafting for the holidays and thought I'd post my most recent knitting - the Penis Chapstick Coozie!

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I found the pattern on Ravlery (do a search for "knit penis chapstick holder") and I knew it'd be a perfect way to stash bust and give them something to giggle over.  They were a huge hit!  Can't ask for a better reaction over such a quick knit!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: OMG I want this book !!! on: April 24, 2006 10:40:34 AM
Oh how I want a Roost Blanket!!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Stain MDF/Veneer Entertainment Center from Target? on: April 13, 2006 12:40:08 PM
Hey all -- I have a question.

Quite a few years ago I bought an entertainment center from Target.  You know,the MDF kind that has the veneer or maybe it's just the paper stuff that looks like veneer covering it.  Comes in a box, but it together yourself.

Anyways, I'm changing the look of my livingroom (all new furniture and rug) and the cherry color entertainment center isn't going to work very well.  I'm wondering if I can just apply some dark mahogany type stain to it to make it darker.  Or maybe some sort of tint or wax.

What do you think?  Anyone else ever do something like that?  Would the surface bubble up since it's wet?  Do I need to sand it first?  Or should I think of a colorwash painting technique with a dry brush instead?

I'm okay if it doesn't look like real mahogany.  I'm okay if it doesn't go on completely even -- I'm all about stuff that doesn't look like it's supposed to.  I just can't afford a new entertainment center with the couch, chair and rug I just bought.  Thanks!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My "I Do" spin -- looking for color and yarn suggestions! on: April 06, 2006 11:18:32 AM
I'll be in a wedding in October in a chocolate brown sleeveless dress.  I thought making a shawl of some sort to drape over my shoulders while waiting for outside pics and traveling would be a good idea.

I love the "I Do", but I don't want a shrug.  Thought I'd take the lace pattern and just knit it flat -- kind of like the back portion. I know I'll probably have to do two pieces and seam together to have similar scallopped edges, but that's cool.

I've tested out the pattern, I have the skills, now I just need to select yarn.  I love working with cotton, but I'm having a hard time finding some in stock (online or LYS) in a color that will work -- chocolate brown is NOT an option in mercanized cotton.

Do you all think KnitPicks Andean Silk would block/work well? (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420126/yarn_display.aspx)  I like both the chocolate or the cinnamon to give it a bit of a contrast.

Or I was thinking maybe their Wool of the Andes http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420103/yarn_display.aspx in the chocolate or snickerdoodle.  I know this won't have the sheen of the mercanized, but I do like how it looks.

Those two are worsted, and in the DK weight I like their http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420111/yarn_display.aspx Elegance -- baby alpaca and silk.  Pretty in the fawn color.  Would that block well?

I'm looking to you guys for advice - any opinions on color or fiber?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Berocco Lorraine bag on: April 03, 2006 12:24:45 PM
I'm working on this one right now and I'm running into a problem with row 2 (I think that's it).  I never have that last knit stitch, I end on the ssk twice.  When I count my stitches, I still have 51 so I just went with it.  I'm almost done with my second repeat of the first 20 rows, and that same issue happened both times. 

So far, it looks good so I don't think it's a problem.  Is that where you're having problems too?

I ripped the stupid thing out like 4 times until i decided it was the pattern on not me!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yukon Leaves Socks on: March 29, 2006 06:10:58 AM
Love the socks; may have to make myself a pair to wear when drinking my Yukon Jack!  Could be a themed evening...
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