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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn should I use for an afghan? on: March 28, 2007 01:04:42 PM
I've had a few friends suggest Knitpicks Shine Sport  to me....and Rowan Cotton Glace.  Anyone have any experience with these yarns? 

I may just need to go to the yarn store and start a hands on search.  I like to feel things, rather than just order them online.   Grin
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn should I use for an afghan? on: March 28, 2007 10:35:21 AM
would cotton yarn hold up in the washing machine?  i want something that doesn't require special cleaning, because it won't receive it from a marine.  in fact, i probably don't even have to worry about it because it won't get washed!  Cheesy
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What yarn should I use for an afghan? on: March 27, 2007 10:55:03 PM
Hello crafty people,
I am wanting to make an afghan (knitted or crocheted) that will be good for warm weather use.  It is for a friend of mine who's deployed to iraq and so he just wants something lightweight and comfy, that won't be itchy and is somewhat breathable.  Could anyone offer some suggestions on types of yarn I might try using?  Synthetic? Cotton?  blends?  I really have no idea, and I want to make it functional for him and still something comfy to curl up with.  It would  need to be something that could be thrown into the washing machine and survive.  Also, i was considering doing part of it in a camo yarn of some kind, so any tips relating to camo yarn would be great too. I was thinking that if I used a pattern that created some gaps in the stitch design, it might help make it breathable, does that make sense?  Pattern suggestions are also welcome, lol.  basically I just need some brainstorming help! 

:-)
knottydottie
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: March 27, 2007 10:44:21 PM
LaughingLark -
THANK YOU so much for posting pics of the lovely earrings you sent me.  I have worn them all, and they are FANtastic!  I get many compliments on them, and they aren't too heavy at all.  I am having swap withdrawals, but life is just too darn busy right now.  Happy swapping everyone  Wink

knottydottie
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Amazing Hoodie Swap 5 soccer21 PLEASE CONTACT ORGANISER on: February 27, 2007 02:28:36 PM
oh yay!!  I just saw the photos you posted!!  It looks marvy on you my dear, I am so happy you like it!  Smiley   

-knottydottie
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: February 22, 2007 03:53:05 PM
I claim groschveux for a pocket wallet  Grin

I am in Portland, Oregon and this is my second claim.

LIST:

-  a crocheted/knitted/sewn humourous animal/monster/thing stuffie. llama? ninja? zombie? marmot?

-  a pillow for my new apartment, my colors are brown and robin egg blue. other than that, go crazy!

-  a pair of embroidered or cross-stiched white pillowcases. mooninites would be AWESOME. so would owls, or "Guten Nacht" with some german-esque designs. lol.

-  prints for my wall: i love blockprints, lithos, screenprints, printmaking in general!

-  cross-stich art for my wall:  something kitchy, funny, birds, mooninites,  you get the idea. something in German would be very funny...like a home sweet home kinda welcome thingie. 

-  red or turquoise fingerless gloves: i like thumb gussets thanks dulcinea!

-  reconstructed clothing.  i like old items that are given new life.

-  stenciled/embroidered undies!  seems personal i know...but my intimate apparel needs some zest!   

-  a shrug

-  a necklace nameplate thingie that says "spry" all in lowercase.  like the shrinkydink ones i've seen on here with a chain attached to each side.
 
-  anything inspired from my wists:  http://www.wists.com/knottydottie

about me:
I am 31, a photographer, and not much of a girly girl, more of the indie hipster variety.  I like most colors, just not pastels, pink or purple.  I still am into birds, also typewriters, crests, satellites, analog stuff, sexy librarian/books stuff, cameras and maps.  oh and ninjas. 
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: February 11, 2007 09:31:56 AM
That is one cute sock monkey, nice work!

I received from our lovely organizer yesterday, she is one mean knitting machine i tell you!  Look at the fantastic bright red fingerless mitts she made:



Thanks again Dulcinea, I absolutely LOVE them!

:-)
Knottydottie
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl Tote & Geisha Tote on: February 05, 2007 06:44:13 PM
yes, flocking is the word i was looking for!  if anyone has any ideas about how one might go about flocking designs like this onto canvas, i would love some advice! 
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl Tote & Geisha Tote on: February 05, 2007 03:44:29 PM
Thanks for the kind feedback everyone  Smiley

The sushi fabric is from Joann's, recently too, so it should still be around in stores.

I just started selling stuff at craft fairs and whatnot here in Portland, and I did also just start an etsy shop, link is in my signature.

I have this vision of turning my stencil designs into velvety raised designs on the front, instead of flat paint.  I'm not sure how to acheive this yet though, lol. 

Cheers,
knottydottie
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: February 04, 2007 05:21:26 PM
Time to get back into the live hot swap action!  hehe.  I claim Bigmouth for a checkbook holder!  I think I can figure out a way to make 2 checkbooks work in 1 holder. 

I am in Portland, Oregon and this is my first claim.

LIST:

-  a crocheted/knitted humourous animal/monster/thing stuffie. 

-  a pillow for my new apartment, my colors are brown and robin egg blue. other than that, go crazy!

-  a pair of embroidered or cross-stiched white pillowcases

-  prints for my wall: i love blockprints, lithos, screenprints, printmaking in general!

-  cross-stich art for my wall:  something kitchy, funny, birds, mooninites, you get the idea.

-  red or turquoise fingerless gloves: i like thumb gussets

-  anything that has to do with a marmot

-  a shrug

-  a necklace nameplate thingie that says "spry" all in lowercase.  like the shrinkydink ones i've seen on here with a chain attached to each side.
 
-  anything inspired from my wists:  http://www.wists.com/knottydottie

about me:
I am 30, a photographer, and not much of a girly girl, more of the indie hipster variety.  I like most colors, just not pastels, pink or purple.  I still am into birds, also typewriters, crests, satellites, analog stuff, art deco stuff, and maps. 

(p.s.- how hot is Prince, still?  seriously.)
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