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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery: noun or verb? on: August 18, 2008 01:42:44 PM
I have always thought that embroidery is a noun, and embroider is its related verb. I have looked it up online, and I found nothing to the contrary. However, since I have started doing it, I have heard and read a LOT of people say things like "I don't know how to embroidery" or "that is embroideried" or "I will embroidery that." Am I missing something? I'm not trying to criticize people for improper grammar, it's just that it sounds so awkward to me that I keep thinking they must be doing it on purpose and maybe they know something I don't.
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / 1st needle felting project- coaster w/ initial on: August 12, 2007 03:14:16 PM
I'm nervous about posting this because I know it's pretty lame and boring, but this is my very first needle felted project, and I'm excited. I usually hang out in the knitting board, and I know those guys are pretty cool with beginners posting simple things, so I'm hoping you guys will bear with me and my coaster. The main part of the coaster is knitted and then felted (it was a swatch for a felted knitting project that I've been using as a coaster for months). I used Patons Classic Merino yarn because that's all I had lying around.
an A I just made up to mess with the felting kit

the back

I have a couple questions too. Do I keep stabbing until the plying disappears (if that's the right word, I'm talking about the twists)? By looking at the back, did I stab too deeply? You can't see a lot of the brown, but there is some. Are you supposed to see any of the color you're felting on? Sorry if these questions have already been answered a bunch of times, I tried searching the discussions board but I don't even know enough about felting to know what to ask!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WOTA worsted or bulky gauge question on: August 05, 2007 01:32:46 PM
I need a yarn that will knit up at 17 st/4 inches on size US 10s. I need a heavy worsted or a lighter chunky weight, but I'm having trouble finding a decently priced one. So here's my question- for anyone who has KP wool of the andes in worsted or bulky- do you think either of these could work?
ETA: I need to match a yarn with 10 wraps per inch, if that helps.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Tilted Duster from IK Fall 07 on: August 05, 2007 12:16:09 PM
Anyone interested in knitting this? I really want to knit it, although I'm not sure how flattering it would be on me. I don't really care at this point, I need this sweater!
I can't afford the yarn called for, so I was thinking of using a worsted weight instead. (Maybe knitpicks wota in "hush") I might also try two strands of a thinner yarn held together.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / elann Pegasus and Camila on: July 07, 2007 07:48:24 PM
Has anyone used elann's Pegasus or Camila yarns? I was just wondering how soft they were, how you like them, etc.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Lana Grossa lace cardigan KAL on: April 24, 2007 03:17:51 PM
Anyone up for a knitalong for the Lana Grossa lace cardigan? The pattern is free, here. http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/04_2006/index.html

I fell in love with it after seeing it in a solid color, here.

I'm making it in elann's sonata. My gauge is a little bigger, but I'm a little (ha) bigger than the model, so I'm thinking I can make it work. This will be my first sweater, but I've done lace before.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / fiber content for laptop case-- static?? on: March 10, 2007 07:07:03 PM
I want to knit a laptop case, but I got to thinking-- wool is infamous for creating static, so what type of yarn should one use to knit a laptop cozy? I don't really want a case as much as a "sock" to cover it inside the case, while I have it out but I'm not using it, etc, so it doesn't require the thickness of felted wool. I was just wondering if anyone knew a good, non-static-creating fiber for such a project, and if anyone who's made a laptop out of wool has had any problems with static.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Pedicure Socks from Knitty on: May 07, 2006 10:29:08 PM
I fell in love with these. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTpedicuresocks.html
Anyone want to do a KAL?
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / embarassingly simple shoe revamp- 2 pairs- lots of pink- IMG heavy on: May 02, 2006 09:35:45 PM
I have two pairs of shoes that I never ever wear. They both have this awful mauve color, and when I wear mauve I feel like an old lady. (You would think I wouldn't buy mauve then, but nope, I fall for its allure at the store.)  On the other hand, I really love non-mauve pinks, so I got some ribbon and went crazy.

Pair #1- brown suede-ish loafer style shoes. Whenever I wore these, I felt about twice my age, and like a yuppy.

So I ripped out the mauve velvet ribbon stuff. (This ended up being really gross because I had worn these shoes once when it rained, and the suede stuff had gooped onto the velvet and was all sticky.

Now they are these obnoxiously bright hot mamas. I heart them a lot.

Yea, I know I just changed out the ribbon, but it's a big difference to me because now I'll actually wear them.

Pair #2- mauve ballet slipper-y shoes.
These I had at least gotten more wear out of, but the bows and I didn't get along, and I didn't like the color. Do not be deceived by the lies my camera tells you- they are mauve.

I ripped the bows off, and hot glued some ribbon on. I'm not sure what I think about these as much, but they'd been in the back of my closet for about a year so it's not like they'll get worn any less than they were. On the right shoe (the left one in the pic because my legs are crossed), I tried hot gluing the ribbon on while the shoe was on my foot (which isn't as stupid as it sounds, I promise! I didn't get burned), but the ribbon ended up too baggy. On the left shoe (right in pic), I didn't do this, but I should have left a little bit more slack because it's a tiny bit snug.

This is my first successful recon, so yay!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / black cat swap? on: March 20, 2006 08:01:43 PM
After reading that a lot of other craftsters have black cats and would consider a swap (on this thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79818.0), I thought I'd go ahead and post the idea to see who was up for it.  I've never done a swap, so I don't know how all that works, but I think this swap sounds really fun, so I wanted to get the idea up here. . 
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