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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting scrapbook? on: October 11, 2011 03:19:52 PM
Not exactly- I do keep a composition notebook where I record a pattern name (& source, if any), yarn and needle size used. I add any notes (adjustments I make, because I have yet to find a pattern that I didn't adjust in some way Tongue ) and also keep track of how many rows I've done w/ tally marks, particularly when I'm in a pattern. I do leave room to add in pictures of my projects but I almost never take pictures. When I do, I never end up getting prints and they end up in my 'projects' folder.

But I like the idea of a little snippet of yarn in the book...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Christmas knitting on: September 14, 2011 07:43:16 PM
I did hats last year. One for my husband, one for my dad, and two for one of my brothers (his birthday is at the end of January and the birthday one was a special request). Oh, and a scarf for my mother-in-law.

I absolutely only knit for people that I know will appreciate it. Sometimes if I want to test out a new pattern or technique I'll knit it into a scarf so I do have a stash of scarves for last minute gifts. Because they are mostly experiments I don't knit a whole lot of love into them so I don't really expect them to be greatly appreciated.

I haven't decided if I'll do any knitting for gifts this year or not.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: first quilt! (pic heavy... really heavy) on: September 14, 2011 11:39:28 AM
Thank you!

Is that rainbow thread? Awesome! I love that you did fancy shmancy quilting on your first quilt. I just finished my first quilt and wussed out and used straight lines, haha.

It is rainbow thread! My cousin's mother-in-law has a long arm quilting beast and she went all out on this. I actually prefer simple quilting- I am all about geometric patterns. But... I got what I paid for with this. Wink
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Phantom of the Opera Blanket on: September 13, 2011 07:05:05 PM
I think it's fantastic!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / first quilt! (pic heavy... really heavy) on: September 13, 2011 03:15:42 PM
I started this so long ago that I have no idea what the name of the pattern is... but I think it's called Skagit Fields(?)

I'm super proud of myself for actually finishing it! I've already got my fabric cut for my next quilt Smiley
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 65 ENTRIES / Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!) on: September 06, 2011 02:18:50 PM
Very clever!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cable Stitch Hat on: September 04, 2011 03:57:24 PM
Very pretty!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / my fever induced a-ha moment (and a WIP) on: August 31, 2011 10:38:50 AM
I'm working on a sweater right now and I reached the dreaded (at least to me) point where I needed to move my work onto a longer cable. I have interchangeable needles, so in the past I've always threaded the longer or shorter cable through the live stitches then moved the needles around.

I've got the summer plague and as I was drifting off before my third nap of the day yesterday I had a minor epiphany.
*If I just took the right needle off, replacing it with an end cap, then put that needle on the longer cable (with an end cap on the other end) I could avoid the mind-numbing threading and just knit my way on to the longer cable.

Exhibit A: 

(needles and knitting ready for the transplant)

Exhibit B:

(new cable on the top, old cable on the bottom)

I'm feeling rather clever for discovering it myself, which means that it's probably common knowledge amongst knitters with interchangeable needles. Buuuut, I thought I'd share just in case it's news to anyone else. Smiley

(10 pts. to your House if you can recognize the mess I'm knitting)
9  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Placemats on: August 31, 2011 10:20:06 AM
I love that your yellows don't match- I think it gives it greater depth.

My mom is a weaver (close to 40 years now) and she shares a similar philosophy about creating cloth. Smiley
10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon woven QR code (picture overload) on: August 31, 2011 10:15:16 AM
what a great idea!
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