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11  Re: What's the best craft for a quick cheer up? in Discussion and Questions by kinkyknit on: August 03, 2007 01:57:08 AM
What about french knitting? (which I think is also called a lot of other things so you might not call it that - it's the thing where you have a tube with pegs on the top and loop yarn over them to make a long  knit cord) It's absorbing in a similar way to knitting, and you can make all sorts of things with the cord like flowers and things.

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about! (But my mom used to make them for me from a cotton reel and 4 nails so you don't have to buy a ready made one)

There are some instructions here:

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12  Wanna see my knit garden cushion??!! *now with detail pics!!* in Knitting: Completed Projects by kinkyknit on: July 26, 2007 09:46:10 AM
A while ago, I went on a Rowan colour workshop weekend, where we were encouraged to use a favourite picture to inspire us. My inspiration was a photograph of a garden, and I took things quite literally, and designed a garden cusion. I only just finished it today, and I'm really happy with it!  Smiley

The top row of flowers do have stems made of a "ladder" of purl, but it's hard to see in the photograph. It's pretty cool in real life, I promise!


Back: (big buttons!)

Edit: Detail pics!!  Also, for the flowers, you just cast on 5 or 6 sts, then knit 6 rows, knitting into f&b of each st on alt rows, then cast off in a different colour. Or the same colour!  Cheesy

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13  Re: Classic Tattoo Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kinkyknit on: July 25, 2007 12:51:05 PM
Today I went to the post office to collect a mysterious parcel that the postman had tried to deliver yesterday, and it was my swap angel package from Summerthyme!!!

Here is what she made for me!

A hope jar, which is decoupaged (I think that's the right term!) - I think it's the perfect place for me to store my hopes!  Cheesy

Handmade cards

A teeny treasure chest  Cheesy with a necklace and earrings in!

Thnak you so much summerthyme, and thank you too Rose red for crafting for me, despite the shortcomings of the postal service.

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14  Re: Pasties Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kinkyknit on: May 15, 2007 05:00:27 AM
Ooooooh! I have recieved!!!!! And they are gorgeous. I have been sent 2 pairs, and some sharpies!!! ( I know that wasn't part of the original swap, but my partner and I agreed to send some things we can't get in our countries).

Anyway, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that I took one photograph. The bad news is that my camera immediately stopped working. I think the batteries ran out, but I've put new ones in, and nothing is happening. I'm really hoping it's not broken, because it's pretty new and I can't remember where I put the receipt. But I digress:

I'll post piccies of the other pair as soon as I get the damn camera working...

Thank you Ruby_Soho!!!!  Kiss

Edit: Hooray! The camera isn't broken!

See how happy my model is with the pasties?

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15  People who make curtains and blinds! Please may I have your opinion?! in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by kinkyknit on: April 26, 2007 09:22:23 AM
When I make curtains and blinds, I usually make them so that when you look at them from the back, there is a border of "right side" fabric, like this:

But a lot of curtain making books suggest just putting right sides of lining and fabric together, and sewing 3 sides, then turning it all right side again, which would make a curtain which, at the edges, looks a bit like this: (I've just smooshed the fabric to show the kind of thing I mean)

So... Which way do you do them? Or do you have a brilliant other way that I don't know about?

Method 2 seems a lot easier than the way I do it, and as I have a lot of curtains to make (we've just moved), I'm tempted, but I just thought I'd see what the wonderful world of craftster said on the subject first!!

TIA!! xxx  Kiss
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16  Re: A Different Kind of Swiffer Cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by kinkyknit on: April 20, 2007 12:38:59 PM
I am so inspired by this thread! I saw your swiffer cover yesterday and loved it, and felt I had to have my own immediately, so last night, I made this:

I used a nice textured stitch pattern, for maximum cat fur swiffage:

Non-branded-generic-swiffing-device in action, together with 50% of the reason my kitchen floor is covered in fur:

ps. I also clicked "this rocks"  Cheesy
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17  Twilleys Freedom Spirit Tank Top FO. Would you like it? in Knitting: Completed Projects by kinkyknit on: March 12, 2007 08:49:19 AM
I knit this cute little cropped tank top because I just couldn't resist the pattern.  I love it, but it's just not me. I'm too cold to be a sleeveless kinda girl.  Sad
So anyway, rather than frog it and knit something else with the yarn, I wondered if there is a craftster that would like to do a personal swap with me for it?  It's 34-36" bust and its 100% wool. The corsage isn't sewn on yet, so it doesn't have to go in that spot. x

(the one on the right is the pattern it's knit from)
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18  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 18 - January 1-31 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kinkyknit on: February 24, 2007 12:00:33 AM
Well, I made a felt cupcake pincushion for Veludo, but even though I got a certificate of posting, it got lost in the mail  Sad

Anyway, I took a photo before I posted, and this is what it looked like:

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19  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 18 - January 1-31 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kinkyknit on: January 23, 2007 12:29:35 PM
I received today from bhean!

It's a Bettie Page bracelet - I LOVE Bettie!

I love love it, thank you so much  Kiss

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20  Handpainted 9th Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Pin Up Tattoo Plate in Completed Projects by kinkyknit on: January 10, 2007 08:18:15 AM
I googled for a list of wedding anniversary gifts, and apparently 9 years is pottery. Obviously there was only one thing for it...

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