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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Tubey Knitalong :D on: February 18, 2007 11:01:27 AM
My LYS had a huge sale yesterday, and I picked up a bunch of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for 50% off. Ten balls rust, two cream, and three brown. So, browsing around the internet looking for inspiration I bumped into Tubey and this KAL.   Seeing all the photos of finished Tubeys is so inspirational! I'm a bit late, but look forward to posting my progress Smiley

Funny thing, though -- this is the very yarn called for in the pattern,  but I need a US #2 needle, not a US #8, to get the required gauge.  Am I the loosest knitter on the planet?  Crazy.
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Candy Stripers felting question on: April 15, 2006 10:04:09 AM
I don't think you'll need a tutorial -- it's pretty simply to line a bag.

Use your canvas to sew a rectangular bag of the right dimensions  (when cutting out the cloth, remember seam allowances and an inch or so to turn under at the top).  Use good strong stitching, and maybe even sew all the seams twice and zigzag the edges.  Don't want that laptop dropping through! ;-)

The knitted bag has "sides" but you don't need to have "sides" in your lining.  Smash your knitted bag flat and measure it, then cut two rectangles of that size (plus seam allowances) Just make sure it's big enough.  A little too big is better than too small and tight.

Turn your cloth bag inside out, and shove it into your finished knitted bag so the wrong sides are together and the pretty part of the canvas shows in the inside where your laptop will be.  Turn under that extra inch of cloth at the top and FIRMLY hand-sew it to the top edge of your knitted bag.  I'd use waxed, doubled thread and a backstitch.  And maybe stitch around twice.

POW you're done!
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Completed Candy Stripers (Messenger) Bag! on: April 15, 2006 09:52:20 AM
Scarlett, thank you SO much for posting the nice clear photos!  My mom had her purse stolen last week, and to cheer her up I thought I'd knit her the Candy Stripers bag. I'm a longtime knitter but a newbie felter, and I really wanted to see some before-and-after photos.  And then I found your post Smiley  Hooray!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jersey Shag Rug How-To? on: August 18, 2004 07:26:01 AM
Too bad it's the world's most boring project... I think I'll teach my 8-yr-old son how to do it and have him take over Smiley  It'll be so luscious when it's done, though!

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: fun painted poster project on: July 29, 2004 08:17:56 AM
Luckily, comic book art usually has thick black outlines around areas of flat color... so I was thinking maybe using the eyedropper thingie to select a color, and then replacing it with white, leaving the black outlines alone.  But I've never tried it and I'm not sure photoshop will even do something like that. Smiley  Do you know?

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: fun painted poster project on: July 29, 2004 07:28:29 AM

Now I gotta see if I can use photoshop to uncolor something... Like, I want to scan one of my son's Bionicle comic books,
and then take out all the colors so all that's left is outlines, then blow it up and print it and let him re-color it.  I think he'd get a big kick out of that!   Anyone know how to do that?



7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to keep the back... on: July 19, 2004 06:36:06 PM

Love that Ladies' Room avatar Smiley

I suggest you simply cover the slogan on the front with something else!  Cut or make a better-looking patch of cloth (you could cut a better slogan off another shirt, or do an embroidered patch, or whatever) and then just turn the edges under and applique it right onto the front of the shirt.  That way the fit of the shirt, and the back, will stay just how she likes them.

Good luck!
8  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Great book for more advanced sewers on: July 19, 2004 07:53:43 AM
Yes yes yes!  I found this book in the library several years ago and fell in love.  Never again will I use 5/8" seam allowances pressed open!  Never again the ugly giant neck-and-armhole facing! ;-)  Recently I found a copy on Amazon for about $5 so now it's mine forever.

9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Who is your website host? on: July 14, 2004 09:58:36 PM
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If you're interested in hosting, contact Dan here: http://nyip.net/contact.php and be sure to mention craftster.org!

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: I Did It! But Someone Remind Me... on: July 12, 2004 12:39:09 PM
Hot dog!  That is awesome :)  Y'know, I still have a quilt that my mom made in the early 70s when I was three. I remember watching her work on it. Your daughter will keep that crazy quilt forever!  I love the fabrics you used.  It looks crazy yet harmonious :)

Super cool!

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