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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / J.Crew Scarf Questions! on: September 06, 2005 09:51:21 PM
I recently got the new September J.Crew catalogue in the mail & I spent the afternoon drooling over the scarves, debating over the pricetags when my guy said "err Amanda, you knit, knit yourself a damn scarf".


but regardless!!!!

I'm thinking about making either one of these scarves

I'm wondering if these are the sort of scarves that need to be knit in the round because of all the instarsia, like the stripes or the argyle, or if it's something that can be made cute by giving it a nice backing. If you knit a scarf in the round, do the edges still curl? Is that what you would stitch together?

Also, the one with the longer stripes, I read that you can use a really long circ and cast on a bunch and knit it width wise, rather than length (did that make sense).

Any tips on making a simple scarf? I feel so silly asking this, so I posted here rather than any of my other knitting groups, who are some times snarky Cheesy haha.

Also, does anyone know of a neat argyle chart?

Ok, I'm done : D

Thanks for indulging me!

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Art from my colleges art show! on: May 15, 2005 02:54:26 PM
So I'm forever trying to bridge my love of sewing with my love of fine art.
Lately I've been making giant stain paintings & sewing & stuffing circles onto the painting, then shooting thread through it.
The head curator of the Crocker Museum in Sacramento judged our annual student art show here in Northern California, and I got this piece into the show, and won an award.

Strange! Does anyone else find it hard to mesh together two passions?

Please, pardon my expressions in the photos, the top one, I'm laughing, the second I'm about ready to die of a heart attack because about 10 people where taking my photo at the same time.

The worst part of this is, I really would LOVE a masters of knitting and everyone at school thinks I'm insane.

Keep following your dreams eh??

Happy Painting & Knitting & Sewing!!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I made a clam : D on: May 15, 2005 02:46:15 PM

I made this little clam the other day, I really don't know why!
He's made from felt, metalic thread & pearls..

Kinda geeky but when I posted it to my blog, everyone seemed to want one for their desk...


Also, my cat Simon likes to carry him around the house as if the clam is like..his baby.

Oh...the strange things I've come up with lately!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Recommended Knitting Books on: May 15, 2005 02:32:28 PM
Hopefully this hasn't been mentioned before & I'm not going to get screamed at for posting this...

But I've taken all 5 knitting books out of my local library and all 2 from my college library and frankly, books from 1973, as cool as they are, aren't working for me anymore : D

I'm planning on investing in a few fun ones I've come across in my travels, but before I bought I thought I'd ask anyone here what they'd recommend!

I'm thinking about getting:
 "Debbie Bliss Toy Knits"
"The World of Knitted Toys" by Kath Dalmeny & Carolyn Clewer
"Zen & the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links between Knitting, Spirtuality, and Creativity" by Bernadette Murphy
(My therapist mentioned this one...haha, I recently read "The Knitting Sutra" it was...ok..)
"Weekend Knitting Projects" by Melanie Falick

Has anyone read any of these? Any luck? I was drawn to the weekend one because I saw a pattern for argyle knitted slipper/clogs...I thought that was great!!!

Of course, I own both SnB books : D

Thanks in advance!!!

Happy Knitting!

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / I love philosophy products...so how can I make my own? on: March 20, 2005 06:49:53 PM
I have an uncanny addiction to Philosophy's 3 in 1 body washes...they are amazingly scented...I'm not so keen on the feeling of the wash (or the $16 price tags...& the fact that I use them up so quick!), so I'm curious if anyone knows a good unscented bodywash, that I can add scents too...

My other question is, how on earth do you get cupcake scent? Or chocolate or vanilla?



thanks in advance!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / so I made a mistake on a gocco screen... on: February 20, 2005 11:25:38 AM
I made an illfated mistake on a gocco screen this morning, its already been exposed or however can say by the bulbs...
do we think I can take a black crayon and made a soild colored backround on the screen? (like remake the master with a sheet of paper that ive colored black...?)
basically...re use the screen?

I'm currently waiting for my package of crayons to come home, but a quick response is always amazing!  Grin

i am such a moron with this thing some times...

also...I can clean the screens by scraping the ink off and using a bit of water to loosen the rest....right??  Huh
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / hi im new and this is my necklace! on: December 16, 2004 04:21:09 PM
Hi everyone!

I recently stumbled upon a darling jewelry creator in both Nylon & Vogue magazines who makes these big, chunky, pearly, cartoony necklaces. I instantly wanted one, however, the thousand dollar price tag scared me off...

these are her works.. http://www.caterinazangrando.com/sito.htm

Once I saw these, they stuck in my mind, I love funky necklaces!

I also love Harry Potter, so I searched all over ebay for figurines but they were all so BIG! Then I found the little lego men.

I bid and bid and finally got a set, after 2 months. Why these are so popular is beyond me.

Regardless! I took apart several old pearl necklaces, bought some cheap sparkly beads from Walmart, some bigger funkier ones from a local bead shop (The Beadman!) and began the necklace of my silly dreams.

I just burned holes with nychrome wire through their little bodies and strung them up!

These are my results!



I have REALLY enjoyed seeing everyones lego works, they are great!

Heres a question...

has anyone made funky necklaces/earrings out of felt? i've searched around the forum but i havent seen anything!

Thanks for looking & thanks for posting such awesome things!  Kiss
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