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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: headphone... sleeves?? on: March 13, 2006 08:58:03 AM
All of the headphone cozies you guys have made look SWEET.  I'm wondering if there is a way to make a version that you can slide on and off of the headphone cords...  I think my iPod would like a little wardrobe of headphone-sweaters in many different colors!  I could even make a wee closet with wee hangers to store them! 

Ok, I'm getting ahead of myself.  I think I might try to knit these in K1P1 rib, with 4-6 stitches on tiny tiny dpns, in some kind of yarn that is a bit stretchy.  I wonder if it would be stretchy enough to pull over the earpieces...  I'm envisioning 3 separate pieces - one for the section below the fork in the wire, and one each for the sections above the fork.  Anybody tried to do this in ribbing instead of i-cord?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Better than Blik? on: August 23, 2005 08:50:45 AM
I've recently been looking into Blik wall decals, also.  They're cool...but expensive.  So far, all I've been able to find about making wall decals yourself is:


It gives "recipes" for making decals sticky with mixtures of vinegar and glue.  Sounds a little messy, but theoretically it shouldn't mess up the wall too much.   Let me know if you give it a try!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: crewel pillow talk on: June 24, 2005 02:55:09 PM
 Shocked Wow, that's nifty!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: turning classic nintendo screenshot into cross stitch pattern? on: June 01, 2005 02:39:46 PM
Perhaps you could somehow strike up a conversation about video game nostalgia, like "I saw some guy wearing a Zelda shirt today" or "I had a weird dream that I was the frog in Frogger and I almost got hit by a car...do you remember that game?" Wink 

My husband has been very supportive of my classic-game cross stitch (I hope to do more of these...Donkey Kong, Frogger, Zelda, Ms. Pac Man, etc.).  He's a total video game junkie, so this is a project he can really get behind!  I've inspired him to start playing the old games again at home.  AND he even came to Jo Ann with me to pick out the floss colors! 
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / ~ on: June 01, 2005 06:50:27 AM
Yes, I'm using two strands...and the loop method sounds SWEET! Shocked  I'm all over that when I get back to work on Mario tonight.  I've been doing the, uh...NON-loop method, and just been flipping the work over between the first few stitches to try to catch the little tail as I pull the needle up and through.  This loop deal sounds much better.

I'll keep you all updated on my progress.  I think this will be a long-term project with all those teeny stitches. 

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: 1950's and 60's knitting patterns scanned - come'n git 'em on: May 31, 2005 08:29:59 AM
Me too, me too!  I like the cocktail blouse!  I will definitely have to add that to my "things to make" list.

Thanks for the patterns!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: turning classic nintendo screenshot into cross stitch pattern? on: May 31, 2005 07:10:01 AM
I have started my Mario screenshot!  Thanks for your posting, withananotane, for you have gotten me off my butt and working on something that I've been thinking about for a long time.  I'm doing a screen shot from the VERY beginning of the game (as I think I mentioned in my post above).  I've had a helluva time finding the right orangey-red for the bricks...that quest continues indefinitely.

I'm using 22-count Aida, in white.  For some sick, twisted reason, I think it will be satisfying to do row after row of sky blue Grin.  Of course, I may be singing a different tune when I am actually doing that part of the project. 

I'm just in the beginning stages right now...I will post pictures when I am finished (or have made significant progress).

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: turning classic nintendo screenshot into cross stitch pattern? on: May 20, 2005 11:38:37 AM
You're welcome!  That web site also has sets of images for other Nintendo games.  I'm thinking Donkey Kong would make a cool cross-stitch project, also!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: turning classic nintendo screenshot into cross stitch pattern? on: May 13, 2005 02:07:43 PM
This is funny, because I have been thinking for a while now that I would like to cross stitch a Super Mario Bros image (probably to put on a messenger bag or something of similar size).  I couldn't decide if I wanted to do a "full scene" or just make up a composition with mario & some of the other elements/characters:

I have this link, which has all the visual pieces from the game (mario, the turtles, the bricks & tubes, etc.):


I think it would be fun to do napkins or tea towels or something with the turtles & mushrooms!

I also have a screen shot from the very beginning of the game that I've been thinking about cropping down.

Great minds think alike!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My Cramp Bag! on: May 13, 2005 10:17:08 AM
Gee, your rice bag is much more pleasant to look at than what I use.  I have a big ol' cotton tube sock that I've filled up with rice and knotted at the top.  It works the same, but your pink baggie is much cuter.  I may have to make one of these...

I've re-heated the rice in mine many times, and haven't had problems with the rice getting weird.  However, I have lost a few of these rice-socks (where do they go Huh  They must all be in the back of my messy linen closet or something), so I periodically make new ones with lonely socks.

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