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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting inside out? on: October 04, 2005 09:21:51 PM

I've looked through the knitting section and haven't SEEN anything about this, but i might have missed it... sorry if I have.

I'm knitting the Felted Cloche pattern by Wool You Order (apparently now "two old bags") - I've cast on the 116 stitches, knit three rounds, and now it says to TURN TH EKNITTING INSIDE OUT and continue to knit 22 more rounds (then do it again). My problem is that I can't figure out how to turn the knitting inside out - nothing ever seems to change when i flip it (the knit side is still facing me). should i be turning the needles around? and if so, the yarn is on the left (!) - do i knit to the left or the right?
i dont even know if my QUESTION makes any sense... eep.

Can anyone help me?? Pleeeease?

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / milk-jug birdfeeder? on: June 28, 2005 01:56:09 PM
i've found a ton of instructions on how to make a birdfeeder (one of which: http://www.ehow.com/how_81_make-simple-bird.html) out of a gallon milk-jug, which is AWESOME since i have all these cute baby birds in the courtyard of my apt and i want them to stay and be cute outside my windows for all time...
but i have a couple of concerns.

one, i was thinking about painting the outside of the milkjug so it would be prettier then.. say.. a milkjug. would that be bad for the birdies?
two, i live in an apartment, no trees in the courtyard, so nowhere to hang the birdfeeder. and i REALLY don't want to encourage any pesky (though cute) mice/rats to come in to the courtyard/apt. How can I place the birdfeeder in such a way that it's accessable to the birds but not the rodent-types?

any thoughts??? has anyone ever successfully MADE a birdfeeder out of a milkjug?

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting for warm weather BOOK? HELP! on: June 11, 2005 12:14:06 PM
hi, everyone-

i'm trying to find a book for my sister (but i don't know if it exsists or not!)---

i'm convinced that she would LOVE knitting, but she lives on kauai (hawaii), and hence is very much NOT in need of the majority of things that people knit. i know that there are lots of twists on these patterns that would work for someone living in a tropical climate, but would love to find a book that talked about knitting in/for warm weather and had patterns specific to people in that climate? she'd be a beginner-beginner, but even if the book was more advanced then she could do, at least she'd have inspiration to learn to knit (because she'd know that once she got good she could make ___ from the book)......

have any of you ever heard of/seen something like that? for those of you knitting in warm-warm places (without much of a winter).... what do you knit?

thanks so much!!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / dia de los muertos/day of the dead themed bathroom? HELP! on: June 06, 2005 06:18:54 PM
Hey all...

finished decorating the kitchen, and am moving on to my bathroom--
since i love "dia de los muertos" stuff (my skeleton-on-a-bicycle is my favorite thing ever!) i thought having a day-of-the-dead bathroom might be fun - and a small enough space that it could be neat without overtaking my life.
i know i need to do lots of gold/bright colors, skeletons, flowers... but thought there might be some great ideas from you! i have a small budget (read: already in credit card debt, so really, SMALL budget,) but am willing to spend some $ for the overall effect/happy feeling it will give me everytime i'm in there...

so far, i have some picture frames from thrift shops that i'm going to spraypaint gold, and some pictures of skulls/skeletons/etc. that i'm going to color/glitter to hang in the frames on the wall. and plans to find some pretty pink or red BIG fake flowers i can hang around. and i have a bunch of candles in there, and am going to go buy some virgin mary ones? ooh, and i have some catholic prayer cards...

so, pretty much, i have a few ideas, but not nearly enough. HELP?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A use for all those tarot cards... collaged bookshelf & chest on: May 16, 2005 10:14:35 PM
i love tarot cards because i think they're super pretty, but never use them.. i was trying to think of a way to display them AS WELL AS thinking of a way to make my furniture less hideous, and was inspired by ya'll to modge-podge the tarot cards (and some buttons?!) to my furniture....

thought i'd show it off. my first post! hurrah!



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