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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Sage advice from a 1950's housewife(IMG heavy) on: April 20, 2006 10:37:53 AM
We've been working on our kitchen for the better part of one year now--when we moved in a year and a half ago, the best adjective to describe the kitchen (and the house really) was deplorable.  So deplorable I only took one pic of the old kitchen:

Suffice to say, it was gross. I had  already painted the inside of the cabinets in that photo.   You can't see it, but the fridge was actually positioned in the middle of the room (!) And the old radiator was all rusted out and filthy. And the floor made me shudder.

So we got busy:
New floor:

New paint and curtains:

Here's a closeup of the fabric I used to make the curtains--It's a Michael Miller fabric appropriately named "Fifties Kitchen":

And here's what you've been waiting for--meet "Betty" before pic

And Betty all moved in :

We love her!

Thanks for looking!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted "Jinx" Bag! on: December 28, 2005 03:04:30 PM
This bag is modified from the SnB pattern for "laptop bag".  I changed the dimensions so the bag was narrow and deep as opposed to  short and wide.  I also threw out the stripe pattern in favor of my own intarsia design.  I added a zipper, but not the lining yet--thanks for looking!

Oh, yeah, the name "Jinx" comes from  my color palette inspiration--the beer bottle label from "Jinx" beer from Magic Hat Brewing Company!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / trendsetter yarn for Mandarin Faux Cardigan on: May 18, 2004 11:30:28 AM

I am thinking about knitting the "Mandarin Faux Cardigan" from Interweave Knits, Spring 2003 (same issue as Salt Peanuts) Although I am not married to using the reccomended yarn, I would like to see it for myself and swatch it.  The problem is, no-one in the US seems to carry Trendsetter Oceano.  I have even gone so far as to call Trendsetter headquaters in CA, and Interweave Knits in CO (I live in MA)  and so far no one has been able to tell me of a retailer who carries this yarn, or how I could obtain a color card.  I need Craftster's help!  All you knitters out there--any of your LYS carry this yarn?  Anyone familiar w/it?  Anyone know of a good yarn substitute to try?  It is 54% cotton, 46% viscose 120 yd.  It is a variagated yarn that seems to knit up kind of tie-dyed--not stripey.  It's the variagated part that I kind of like.  Thanks so much!

4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Big Sack sweater on: April 02, 2004 11:40:54 AM
Hey y'all--here is my take on the Big Sack sweater.  The sizing was a little funky, but I'm pleased w/ the finished project.  I used Jaeger "Chamonix"yarn--a merino wool/angora blend.  Soo soft, and perfect for all this crappy weather we are having in the East.  Cheers!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia question on: January 30, 2004 07:22:22 AM
Good Morning!

I am going to make a scarf with some intarsia in it.  Does intarsia work with seed stitch?  I don't want to use stockinette because of the "roll factor".  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks!  
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