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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Unisex Gloves from One Skein on: December 16, 2006 08:12:06 PM
I made these for my fiancee for christmas.  It's Takhi Torino in a lovely deep green color.  What do you think?  Took about 1 ball for each glove, plus about a yard or two of a second.  Of course, they were the men's size.  A child's size could probably be made of one ball per pair.

22  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Cat + ToiletPaper = shredded bits everywhere! on: November 06, 2006 11:14:52 AM
Ok, we need help.  Our kitten shreds toilet paper.  Now, here's the thing...  there is nowhere safe to put it!  We tried putting it on the roll where it's supposed to go...  kitten unreels it and shreds it.  We tried putting the roll up high on a shelf...  kitten climbs/jumps up, grabs it in mouth, and shreds it.  We tried putting it inside the bathroom cupboard...  kitten gets inside, grabs it, and shreds it.  HELP!  I don't want to have to hide it in the linen closet because, you see, we're forgetful people and would probably end up "stranded" without any toiletpaper.  Anyone have a good suggestion to keep kitten from completely destroying all our precious TP?  We're desperate.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Substitutes for Noro Kuryeon (Updated question) on: October 11, 2006 05:53:11 PM
I'm looking for a substitute for Noro Kuryeon for a cardigan I want to make.  It can be a wool blend, I don't mind.  What I want is something that stripes similarly to Kuryeon and is lots cheaper (I need 11 balls, afterall).  Gauge is 4sts / 1" in garter stitch on #8s.

So far searching this forum I've come across Paton's SWS as a sub.  The yarn is definately soft and pretty, but I'd like a couple more suggestions before I go all out and buy a metric ton of the stuff, ya know?

Oh, and fyi I'm planning on knitting the Sandy Cardigan from Big Girl Knits.
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Package returned, no reason given, cost of resending? on: October 11, 2006 04:10:42 PM
Hi guys.  I had a swap participant send a package to Canada.  It was tracked as having passed customs, and then sat there for about 3 weeks before being returned to her.  The recipient said it was never delivered and she never got a slip saying to come get it at the PO.  The address was right, and my sender never got a reason for why it wasn't deliverable.  She's concerned, b/c it cost her $24 to send it originally, and she really can't afford to spend another $24 to send it again.  She's asking for cheaper ideas to send.  What can she do, and what can I do to help her?
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Yarn swap for Rapunzel scarf on: October 09, 2006 12:49:31 PM
I was thinking of doing a quickie swap that will minimize people's stashes (if yours is as out of control as mine).  I love the Rapunzel scarf idea.  We could get partnered with a specific number of people, and send each person 10 ft. of cut yarn from a few stash balls (how ever many kinds of yarn you want to send).  It would probably be cheap postage as the yarn could probably be sent in an envelope.  What do you all think?  I'd be willing to organize if enough people are interested.  We'd probably need at least 20 people or go through a couple rounds in order to get enough to make a scarf.  Not sure how logistically to go about doing this.  Open to ideas!  Smiley

Here is a link to a gorgeous Rapunzel scarf:
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Big Girl Knits... Anyone made anything from this book? on: October 06, 2006 09:46:27 PM
Hey guys, extra super curvy craftster here.  I was wondering if anyone has made anything out of the Big Girl Knits book.  I keep seeing all these cute cardigans, sweaters, sweater vests, camis, and all other things and I get profoundly jealous.  I am afraid to make something for myself because I wear a size 26/28, and the cost (even in cheap yarn) and time required for any garment is really kind of freaking me out.

Wanted to know if anyone has made a pattern from the book, or any large pattern for that matter.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Clapotis issues - just can't get started on: October 03, 2006 01:27:07 PM
Ok, I've been knitting awhile and consider myself an "intermediate" knitter, but this pattern is giving me fits.  I can't get past the first few lines on the pattern.  It is the yarn overs.  Not used to doing them.  So question, after the first yarn over row, do you drop those stitches on the next row, or keep knitting them and then drop the stitches at the end of the pattern and make sure they drop all the way down the ladder of stitches?

Confused.   Embarrassed
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Office/Desk Swap Round 3 Gallery on: September 25, 2006 10:27:57 AM
Post everything here,y'all!   Grin
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Knitting for a Birthday on: September 24, 2006 07:58:49 PM
I'm trying to think of something to knit for my friend's birthday.  I have to finish the object by Oct. 3rd in order to send it and have it arrive on time.  She lives in Iowa and I wanted to knit her a hat.  However, I haven't found any patterns that I like and I'm not quite good enough to make my own pattern.  I knitted the Odessa hat for someone else, and although I think it'd be perfect for her, I have no more Cashsoft and no way to get any in time for her birthday.  Any ideas for a good substitute?  Any suggestions for a hat pattern?  My friend tends to like feminine and traditional things, but not ultra girly.  She wouldn't like anything with earflaps or anything too funky.  Please help!
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first DPN/Circ needle roll on: September 14, 2006 11:10:08 PM
I used some fabric that I had in my stash to make this roll.  It is lightly quilted, and edged with double wide bias tape (the tie is also made from leftover bias tape). 

My biggest problem was getting the pockets to work right.  I still haven't figured that out, so most of my circs don't fit.  I am still pretty happy with it, and I learned a lot about making these rolls, so hopefully my next one will be better!

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