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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / $1 Refinished Teacup Set on: January 18, 2011 08:14:35 PM

So, my friend was talking one day about how she likes stuff with this design, then how she loooves tea, then we went to a thrift store and saw these plain white teacups and she said how cute they were. I picked them up and said I loved them, too, and I was getting them.  Little did she know, later that day I also got porcelain paint pens Smiley I am so excited. Each teacup was 50 cents at the thrift store and the pens were $3 each, and I only used two colors. They're so easy to use; I haven't baked them yet like you're supposed to but I'm done painting them finally!
I'm planning to get her a cute purple porcelain teapot and some fancy tea for the rest of her gift Smiley Too bad I have to wait until February to give it to her!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Buddha knits? on: November 10, 2008 10:32:48 PM
Sooo for my girlfriend's dad, for Christmas, I want to knit a Buddha. He collects Buddhas.

I don't know how to go about it.

Any ideas?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with intarsia in the round? on: October 16, 2008 08:01:47 PM
Okay, so I am in the process of making a top-down, in-the-round sweater with a ribcage design on the front. But now I'm stuck.. I know I can't do stranded knitting to make it, and I know it needs to be intarsia. How do I go about doing this?

I'm starting the design right after I split off the sleeves, so maybe I could just knit the front and back separately, at least for the length of the design?

I'd really prefer not to.. I suppose worst comes to worst I could always just duplicate stitch it in, but I'd also prefer not to do that lol..

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Branching Out Headband on: September 28, 2008 02:44:08 PM

Pattern: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTbranchingout.html
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare Merino Laceweight
Needles: Size 2

See, I got sick of knitting this a long time ago.. but it wasn't exactly long enough as a scarf. I got the brilliant (possibly..) idea of making it into just a headband. And considering when I dyed my hair I really didn't mean for it to turn black, I needed something nice for my hair, haha. So here it is.
And as it turns out, it really doesn't look all that bad as a scarf. It's not very useful as one as it's really thin, but it looks cute.

(and slightly offtopic, but I also gauged my ears to an 8 last night. You can see em in this picture. Smiley)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rainbow pothole sweater :) on: September 10, 2008 02:12:36 PM

Okay, okay, I already posted this in the 'Top-Down Raglan' knitalong, but I'm just so happy with it I want to share it on the main boards Smiley
This only took me a few days, but I could have finished it in a single night if I'd had all the colors.

I can tell you right now, this is gonna be my most-worn FO.

I wrote up a pattern, as well; http://knitophrenic.blogspot.com/2008/09/pattern-in-progress.html

6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / My Girlfriend's Mosaiced Guitar (picture fixed.. sorry about that) on: July 17, 2008 10:26:00 PM
ahhh so cute <3
We made this today lol.. It seems to play the same so far, we'll see when it's grouted. We're painting the sides too, not sure how yet.. Suggestions?

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Boobie pillow!! :) (and I added a question..) on: July 13, 2008 02:24:07 PM
I made this for my girlfriend.. seriously, if there's a knitting curse I'm screwed.
I didn't use a pattern, I pretty much winged wung improvised it. I took some notes if anyone wants em, but they're.. weird, and I'm positive you can find better instructions somewhere online lol.

Lol this picture makes me so happy Smiley
(p.s., the strings aren't hanging off the pillow, they're just strings lying underneath it.)

Sooo comfy Smiley (on the scratchy side because I used redheart but super comfy anyway)

Question: I'm considering making it a pierced nipple, but I'm not sure how to go about it? Suggestions? Or should I even bother?
I have two reasons for it, one, so it looks like mine (heh...) and two, so it's a little different from the rest of the boobie-related knits I've seen.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Shrinky Dinks question? on: July 11, 2008 05:44:42 PM
I bought two packs of the "bright white shrinkable plastic" from the Shrink Dinks website, and now that I've ordered (obviously) I've noticed it suggests using acrylic paints and permanent markers, whereas for the frosted paper it says you can use colored pencils.
Sooo my question is, do colored pencils work on the bright white plastic?
9  COOKING / Dessert / Mountain Dew cupcakes :) on: July 07, 2008 08:41:21 PM

I was browsing this section last night and I came across this recipe (http://www.allthingscupcake.com/2007/12/05/mountain-dew-cupcakes/) As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it and it just so happened that I had some Mountain Dew in the fridge (a miracle because we rarely have soda)
They're super easy and taste amaaazing. I used a little less Mountain Dew than the recipe called for (only because we didn't have much left) but I just used slightly more lemon and lime juice to make up for it.
Also, the recipe does not specify the temperature but I baked mine at 350 degrees, based on the directions on a box of cake mix heh. Idk, I'm sort of a newbie with baking, maybe it's the same for all cupcakes, but it worked well on this temperature, they're really moist.

I love these so much Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lattice Scarf (pattern added) on: July 05, 2008 08:12:06 PM

Yarn: Patons SWS in Natural Earth, about one and a quarter skeins.
Needles: #9
I finished this in about two days; easy lace pattern, veery easy to memorize.
P.S. If anyone wants a pattern, I have it pretty much written up

Edit/ And here it is Smiley

I didn't do the gauge for it or anything, but it's a scarf, gauge isn't a big deal haha.
CO 18 st

Knit 4 rows garter stitch

Row 1: K2, (K2tog, yo) 3 times, K1, (K2tog, yo) 3 times, K3
Row 2: K2, P to last two st, K2
Row 3: K3, (k2tog, yo) 2 times, K3, (K2tog, yo) 2 times, K4
Row 4: K2, P to last two st, K2

Repeat these rows til it's the length you want it (I made mine about 5' long, but I probably would've made it longer if I'd had more yarn)

Work 4 rows garter stitch
And definitely, block, because it's super curly.

Really simple lol Smiley

If you end up making one please post a picture Smiley
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