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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / How to advertise to crafty peoples? on: January 04, 2007 08:02:03 AM
I'm trying to get more visitors/readers for my comic, Teacosies With Irony (which, I admit, is not technically a business). I guess my target audience is crafters - apart from an ad on Craftster (which I will get at some point, but not before I've sold one of the advertising spots on TWI), where/how can I advertise?
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yay, I made armwarmers! on: December 29, 2006 04:39:08 AM
My friend Davey got me a pair of grey armwarmers for my birthday this year, and lo-and-behold, my brother decided he wanted a pair too, only in earth tones.  So I made up my own pattern!

I'd love any feedback you could give Smiley

75g aran yarn
6mm straight needles or size needed to get required tension
Darning needle

Tension: 20 sts x 10 rows = 9cm x 5cm

CO 40sts
K2 P2 across for 15 rows
Next row: P2tog P2tog *K2 P2* rep from * to * until 4 sts remain, K2tog K2tog
P2 K2 across for 10 rows
Next row: K2tog K2tog *P2 K2* rep from * to * until 4 sts remain, P2tog P2tog
K2 P2 across for 10 rows
Next row: P2tog P2tog *K2 P2* rep from * to * until 4 sts remain, K2tog K2tog
P2 K2 across for 10 rows

Shape thumbhole
*P2 K2* rep from * to * for 14 sts, place remaining 14 sts on holder
First row: K2 P2 to end
Second row: P2 K2 to end
Repeat these two rows once more, place sts on holder and break yarn
Transfer sts from first holder onto needle, K2 P2 to end
First row: P2 K2 to end
Second row: K2 P2 to end
Repeat these two rows one more
P2 K2 across all sts, including those on the holder.
P2 K2 for 9 more rows
BO all sts.

To finish:
Edge thumbhole using buttonhole stitch
With right sides together, sew along long sides of glove
Weave in all ends

It is best to use a fairly stretchy method of casting-on and off
A neater edge to the piece is formed if you sl the first st of every row p-wise instead of knitting/purling it, but do not do this for the thumb-hole.
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Flat christmas presents that can fit inside cards? on: November 18, 2006 11:18:23 PM
I've already bought a pack of Xmas cards really early & really cheap this year, so I was thinking that as presents for aquaintances, I could make something flat and fairly gender-neutral that could be personalised for each person.

So far all I've thought of is their name in wire, but I'm not so keen on that idea.  What can you folks think of?
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Craft magazines taking submissions? on: October 01, 2006 03:13:58 AM
I can see from above that ReadyMade are looking for submissions, so I thought we should start a list of all the magazines/websites/thingies that people could submit crafty projects/articles to.

I'll start, shall I?

ReadyMade Magazine
Shock Paper Scissors Zine

What else is there?
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / The Last Knit - you must watch this video! on: September 29, 2006 07:36:56 AM

16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Shops adding you on Myspace or Livejournal? on: September 22, 2006 11:53:55 PM
Sometimes I'll get a friends request from little crafty shops on Myspace, or I'll get added/get a comment on Livejournal.  What do you guys do when you get that?  I'd like to show my support for the venture, but at the same time I never intend to buy anything from them (bit skint, lol), so would me adding them back just be expressing false interest?
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / PG. Wodehouse Swap Gallery on: September 21, 2006 01:31:48 AM
Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109872.0

Jolly good stuff!  Let's see everyone's parcels, what?
Swap name: PG Wodehouse Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: teraspawn Smiley
Sign-up date range: 26th July - 2nd August
Date to send item by: 16th September

Limited to a certain number of people?: Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: no
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: yes
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for more: yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: yes

Details of swap:

This is a swap for anyone who loves PG Wodehouse's books!  You'll make one large and two small Wodehousian items for your partner.

What Would Jeeves Do?

If you want to participate, here's what you need to PM to me:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real full name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
What crafts do you do, and how skilled would you say you are at each of them?
Important size measurements (e.g. clothes size, wrist size, how big you like bags...):
What's your favourite Wodehouse book?
Who's your favourite character?
Any items you would particularly like to recieve?
Anything you really wouldn't like to receive?

Once you've signed up, remember to post in this thread so you get updated on the swap's happenings.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


teraspawn <--> neomagalie
sewpixie    <--> myloveasdeep
reethi       <--> mcjulie-o

19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Jeans rippage! on: May 25, 2006 02:34:01 AM
I've got quite a cute-sized hole in the left knee of my newly-skinnificated jeans.  I don't really want to make it bigger, but I don't want to close it up either, as I quite like how it looks atm.  How can I invisibly stop it ripping further?
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Straight-needle shrug? on: May 02, 2006 09:08:37 AM
I saw the One Skein Wonder and thought it was lovely, but a) I have no money to buy patterns and b) I can never find circular or double-pointed needles that are the right size for this sort of thing - so does anyone have a shrug pattern that you could do on straight needles?
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