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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern for socks that uses 2 needles instead of dpns? on: October 09, 2011 07:36:07 AM
I know such things exist, but I can't for the life of me find one Sad I have some chunky wool I'd love to make into cosy socks for around the house but dpns are not something I'm quite ready for yet. Does anyone know of any patterns? I've tried googleing and searching on here without success.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tote bag inspired by an album cover. on: March 27, 2011 07:49:40 AM
I wanted to give my friend something a little different and special for her 18th birthday, but that didn't cost the earth either.

When a favourite band of ours released their new album recently I had the perfect idea. A tote bag to match the cover of the album.

I dyed the calico bag blue. Twice, as the first time it was way to pale... and sort of lilac :/ It's a little dark now but I think it's better than too pale.

The album cover is a stuffed knitted heart so I knitted one side of a heart and sew this onto the bag, with a little bit of stuffing (hopefully you can sort of see this from one of the photos)

I can't wait to give it to her when I see her next month. Hopefully she'll really like it  Smiley

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photography - Manchester Orchestra / Kevin Devine + other shots on: July 26, 2009 06:26:04 AM
I feel like I've not been on Craftster in ages. It's been so good looking through everyones creations again. I thought I'd post some of my recent photos. I've not had much spare time recently so not a lot to show but I'd love any comments you could give. Good and bad.

These first 3 are from a recent Manchester Orchestra gig I went to, with Kevin Devine as support. (ironically, shot in Manchester, UK) I shot the gig for my website www.ukgigsandfestivals.com (think that's ok to post there as I'm not selling anything) They were amazing and I'm quite excited to hear they are supporting my favourite band this autumn, in the UK.

This one is of Kasabian, performing at a HMV album lauch show / record signing. I don't know if this band are known in the US, but they are really big over in the UK.

This one is of local band The 66s.

I only seem to have shot gigs recently. Always fun though. Live music + photography is just the best thing!!

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My photographic experiments. on: April 19, 2009 03:39:14 PM
I've been trying a few different things recently.

These 2 are straight out of the camera (apart from the 2nd being cropped slightly) I'd love to hear what people think. All comments, good or bad, are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

Toy Soldiers

Thats All Folks
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anyone else knitting/knitted the big chunky blue scarf from knit1 mag? on: January 18, 2009 08:51:50 AM
The one from the current issue. I've just started it, with different wool as we don't have the recommended one in the UK (Not that I ever use recommended wool anyway, lol) It's looking good, and seriously chunky. I'd love to see other people's if you have knitted it.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / How much wool required to make a throw for a double bed? on: December 06, 2008 02:39:00 PM
I'm trying to work out how much wool would be required to do this and really haven't a clue. The throw would be made up of granny squares of about 9x9 inches each.

Any ideas?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where can you buy 16" long steel knitting needles? on: October 11, 2008 12:51:26 PM
Anyone know?

My Mum wants some but she can't find them anywhere. I suspect they aren't made anymore.

We are in the UK but are happy to order from abroad.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Purple, snuggly, cozy mohair mix cowl :) on: October 10, 2008 11:06:35 AM
Sorry for the lousy pics, but here it is. My new cowl (think that's what you call one of these) This was my first time with circular needles. It's made with only 1 50g ball of Patons wool (spirit I think), which is 25% mohair and is very soft and warm and snuggly. What do you think?

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Glove/Mitten pattern for 6 - 7mm (US 10.5, UK 4 - 2)?? on: September 14, 2008 07:35:23 AM
I have some really nice wool that I want to make some cut off gloves / mittens with. The wool band asks for 7mm needles. The tension thing for a 10cm x 10cm square says 10 stitches x 16 rows. Does anyone know of any patterns that I could use? I have small hands so patterns for young teens would be suitable.

Also I have 10 x 50g balls. After the gloves/mitts which I think will only take 2 balls or so, any ideas for other projects? I don't really want to make a hat and I don't have the patience to make a scarf. I dont have a photo of the wool at the moment but it's sort of like a twist of 2 yarns a rusty colour and a multi coloured yarn. Very autumnal and gorgeous!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How do you make this type of skirt? *is confused* on: August 05, 2008 11:01:01 AM
If anyone could give me a few tips I'd be very grateful.

It's the type of skirt that are made from (non stretch) cotton, with a stretchy waistband.

These are the bits that confuse me -

So, the cotton part needs to be big enough to fit over my bum, as it wont stretch and obv the stretchy bit needs to be small enough to fit snug on my waist/hips. The problem I'm having is the waistband bit is just far too small for the skirt I've made, I know I have to stretch it when I sew it to the main part of the skirt, but are there any calculations I should be using as a guide?

Any tips or advice welcome.

P.S I'm sure there is a tutorial on this somewhere, but I can't find it. I'm not sure what you would call this type of skirt?
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