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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HELP! My knitting doesn't look right. on: August 10, 2011 12:43:42 PM
So I know how to knit and I just recently learned how to do cables.

Now here's the thing, I know how to knit cables, it just doesn't look right.  Here is an example below, from my first cable project.

Is the problem the way I hold the yarn because I don't hold it properly?  Is it a question of the tension of the yarn?

I have no idea.  It looks more knotted than knitted.

Oh and one more fyi my knitted is loose compared to how I crochet, which is very tight.

I really appreciate any help that you could give.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Headband Swap Round 2? on: January 19, 2011 07:52:11 PM

Hey Everyone,

Just wondering if you guys would be down for a second round of the headband swap.  I organized it last time and it seemed everyone had a great time swapping and making the headbands.

I had some interest about including facinators in the swap.  Which seems pretty cool because they are very popular right now.

So here is what I was thinking for the swap:

Group A would be made up of people who just wanted to do 1 headbands OR 1 facinator.
Put into groups of four and everyone would have to make 3 headbands or facinators, depending on their partners preference.

Group B would be make up of people who would make a headband AND a facinator.
Put into groups of four and everyone would have to make 3 headbands AND 3 facinators or whatever their partners preference was.

In terms of timing I was thinking of doing this in the beginning of March, I would also need a co-organizer for this because last time it was a big swap and needed someone else.

Let me know what you guys think.  Thanks.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / I Heart Headbands! Swap on: August 31, 2010 07:52:36 AM

Post your lovely headbands here.

link to the original thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356366.0
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Couple of T-shirt makeovers. on: August 16, 2010 07:17:02 PM
These are from a swap that ended a little while ago so I am posting them now.

I took a plain white t, cut off the arms and neck then cut the seam on the shoulders, twisted the straps then re-sewed them together.  Then in the bottom corner I wrote a quote from twilight:

"Fire and ice, somehow existing together without destroying each other" -B.C.
Then here is the back:

I wish I could take credit for these wings but I can't, they are from Google images.  I printed them on a transfer sheet and ironed them on.  I was planning on painting/drawing but I got lazy and was running out of time.

This is the front of the t-shirt all folded nicely.  Due to an OCD from working in retail for the better part of three years.

The back of the DQ shirt.  I cut off the sleeves, neckline, and cutout from the shoulder.  Then twisted the back to become a racerback t-shirt.  I wasn't completely satisfied with the back so I created this next shirt, which I am in love with.

I made this awesome scarf from two XL t-shirts that I was really sad to see go.  It was so long and versatile, guess I will have to make another one.

This pillow was a no-sew project.  I cut strips to tie it all together, but once I got the the fourth side, I turned the pillow inside out so all the knots were on the inside.  Then I continued tying but tucked the pieces inside.  Gave it a much cleaner look

I made these super-duper easy leg warmers.  I found a hot pink long sleeved henley that was a ribbed material.  Since the arm is tapered I turned the sleeve inside out then started sewing straight down.  They turned out awesome and stay up on the leg since top of the leg warmer is the end of the sleeve, that won't stretch out.

Hoped you like them.  C&C welcome.

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-Shirt Bracelets. on: August 16, 2010 06:56:04 PM
So I made these for a swap that ended a while and safe to say that I can post them up here now.  These are three t-shirt bracelets, I used the same knot for all of them, the double josephine knot.  Which I looove, I've used it twice for two different swaps so far.

Without further ado:

The picture quality is pretty poor, I don't remember to take pictures during the day.  But it's my fav, I made one for myself in neon green.

This one is a pink/white stripe that is braided.

This one was too big for my wrist but fit perfectly on my ankle.

Hope you like them! C&C Welcome!

6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / I Heart Headbands! Swap (SIGN UPS Aug 11th - Aug 25th SEND OUT Sept 15th) on: August 11, 2010 12:46:27 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358214.0 Gallery!

Swap name: I Heart Headbands!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: CleanFeelin & Blushingbluegrass co-organizing
Sign-up date range: Aug 11 - Aug 25
Date to send item by: Sept 16th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? Nope

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YE

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

You can find headbands anywhere the gym, the office, in school and they come in many fabulous styles and colors.  This will be a super simple swap (say that 3x fast), great for first-timers, and just in time for back to school.  You will be given three weeks to create your headbands and then send out.  Everyone will be put into groups, the size of the group will depend on the number of people that sign up, the number of headbands you have to make will be no more than 3.  We will be making one headband for each partner, no need for extras.  But, you also have the opportunity to be in larger groups or multiple groups.  But remember to ONLY sign up for what you can handle, there is no need for flakers.

Also since the headbands are small you can probably just fit them into a padded envelope, which will 1) cut down shipping cost and 2) eliminate the need for DC #.  If your partner(s) dont receive their headband you will be required to re-send.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no):
Would you be interested in participating in a larger group?
Would you be interested in participating in multiple groups? How many?
What type of crafting do you usually do (crocheting, sewing, knitting, other-specify)?

Do you have any allergies (smoke/pet hair/etc)?:
Do you have any allergens in your house (smoke/pet hair/etc)?:

Do you have long or short hair?
What type of hair do you have? (curly, straight, wavy, out of control, etc)
What kind of headband would you like to receive? (knitted, stretchy, fabric only, etc)
What kind of headband would you NOT like to receive?
What are your favorite colors/materials/patterns?
What are your least favorite colors/materials/patterns?
What are your favorite symbols (hearts, stars, horseshoes . . . )?
What are your least favorite symbols?
Do you like feathers?
Do you like bows?
Anything else you want your partners to know (link to wist, estsy, etc)?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. CleanFeelin
2. Blushingbluegrass
3. Chelsea K
4. DarthSqurl
5. goldsheepbowl
6. Distant_Twilight
7. rosyposie ~~ New Swapper!
8. jnny_heck ~~ New Swapper!
9. bmd1011
10. starcakes57
11. cheebz
12. athena394
13. LaddyB88
14. patchworkdragon
15. purringcat
16. MizzKodak
17. nmcakemom07
18. mymymissmai
19. Serenthia
20. Shortern
21. Coanteen
22. Edenkitty
23. JuliminustheE
24. hgddm
25. dulcet ~~ New Swapper!
26. keogan42
27. darkangelwingz
28. trix_ska
29. ckchan

Here are the partners:




chelsea K







Remember if you have a question/problem to PM your respective group organizer, CleanFeelin or blushingbluegrass, who will also send out your group's questionaires.

Happy crafting.
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [SOLVED] Craftster acronyms on: July 20, 2010 12:23:13 PM
So there are a lot of acronyms floating around craftster and after being on here for a while I still don't know them all.  Is there a way to start a thread or post in the FAQs about Craftster for those who are new?  Or if there is already one could you point me in that direction.

For example, today I just learned what FOC meant - Friend of Craftster.

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Who Loves Headbands Swap! on: July 19, 2010 12:19:20 PM

So I loooove headbands especially the big feathery ones for a night out but I also love simple ones to just get my hair out of my face.  So depending on the interest in the swap will depend on the set up of the swap, it will either be in groups and you have to send one headband to every group member or a single partner and you make three? headbands for that single partner.  I think I can organize it (I have participated in two swaps, is that all I need?)

This is a great swap for knitters, crotcheters, sewists, and those in between, like me.

Here are some examples:

From ManicMittens

From Fluffybaka

From Liberry Booked

From Tattooed_jen_ell

These are just a few examples of the MANY varieties.  Let me know who's in!

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Adhesive Question. Glue stick, Rubber cement, etc... on: July 13, 2010 09:05:10 AM
Hello all,

This is a problem that has plagued me for a while, but for some reason I just realized that I should ask it here.

Problem: What is the best adhesive to use to adhere scrapbook paper together, to make it last/permanent?

Situation: For the past three years I have made my bf scrapbook calendars and I have made them each a little different but for some reason I keep having a problem with the paper staying stuck to the calendar.  I make the calendar in November and by July the page is coming off, in the past I have used rubber cement, a combo of rubber cement/glue sticks, and even tacky glue.  My ideal would be something that would be permanent, easy to use, and not make the paper all wrinkly.

I would appreciate any tips/tools/advice.  How about the glue dots, I have never used those, do they last over a long period of time?

10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / I'm the "weird one" in the group. on: June 25, 2010 01:49:34 PM
Hello everyone,

I looove craftster.  I found it almost two years ago but joined in January and didn't know this thread existed until a couple of days ago.  But seriously in my circle of friends I am considered the weird one.  My nickname is CleanFeelin'.  It's made up of my first name and last name - no my name is actually clean feelin - but rather my cousins pronounce my first name clean and everyone pronounces my last name wrong as feelin'.

I enjoy all crafts and have dabbled in most of them (scrapbooking, knitting (poorly), crocheting (poorly), painting, drawing, recon (my FAV), etc).  I have no training of any kind, I picked up things on my own.  I started scrapbooking in high school (almost 11 years ago!) but stopped when my friends started doing it.  I mostly make things for other people, I really don't like to keep the things I make, which means I make ALOT of stuff for my boyfriend.

Just recently I have had a craving (can you have those with crafting?) for sewing but I don't have a sewing machine, my mom's is busted.  And when I hand sew I don't like how the stiches are uneven and wobbly.

This website is one of the things that keep me occupied at work during some downtime.  I get inspired to try new things and create, seeing as my job is in an office working on quality assurance, my brain needs some creativeness otherwise it would explode.

Well I think I rambled enough.  Thanks for looking.

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