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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what next? on: April 22, 2008 01:22:27 AM
Alright so I am working on a very basic knitted scarf, using only the knit stitch, for my first project (as per my other post). I'm only about half finished, but I am wondering already what I am capable of tackling next - does anyone have any recommendations regarding the easiest things to knit, besides scarves? Or should I just move up to a more complicated scarf pattern? are small things easier to knit, or big things (baby booties vs. afghans)? i am guessing that square things are probably easiest, but what comes after that? socks, sweaters, cozies...or does it matter?

i apologize if this is a frequently asked question, but i searched the board and couldn't find it  Embarrassed
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / my stitches keep multiplying! on: April 16, 2008 11:42:58 AM
Well, adding, really. I started knitting for the first time this week and I am working on a basic scarf with Bernat Boa yarn on size 8 US needles, and here's my problem - I cast on 20 stitches, but as I continue to knit I seem to be adding stitches somehow to the row on the needle. I now have 10 or so rows and 24 stitches on the needle, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong! Am I supposed to be skipping the first stitch or something?? Any help would be great, before my needles run out of room to hold the stitches!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / difference between cross stitch and needlepoint? on: May 13, 2007 09:03:31 AM
sorry for being such a newbie, but i was wondering just exactly how a needlepoint project differs from a cross stitch. i've done many cross stitch projects but have never tried needlepoint, mainly because i was afraid to enter foreign territory! it would be much appreciated if anyone could be kind enough to explain this for me Wink
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mother's Day Cards [with PICS] on: May 11, 2007 07:39:49 PM
Here are a few cards i just finished:




They are hand-painted in watercolor and ink with a few small embellishments Wink
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / robert smith and a lion! on: May 07, 2007 09:18:43 PM
not in the same picture though! Grin  the one of robert is not yet finished...kinda got busy and put it aside...for a year Tongue i believe my boyfriend would marry the drawing of the lion if that were possible Cheesy

"Possession" (watercolor)
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / attention joss whedon fans! [fun with black electrical tape!] NOW WITH PICS! on: May 06, 2007 10:51:55 PM
this is my first post, though i've been getting ideas from all of you craftsters for a very long time Grin anyways i had the urge to make a journal the other day, and my boyfriend and i just finished watching all of the seasons of buffy and angel (his awesome aunt owns them on dvd lol)...so what better way to commemorate the event than with a handmade watchers' guide? Cheesy lol i know i'm crazy for doing this, but i have made a list of every important character, categorized them according to whether they are an "ally" or a "villain" and am putting them in alphabetical order, along with a drawing, quotes, and mini bio (thank you, wikipedia...) anyways i just finished doing Clem tonight and have started on Connor's page. that leaves about 50 or so characters to go... Tongue

Full View of Front

View From Above w/Pages:

Sample Page (Angel):

Sample Page (Cordelia):

Detail of Cover:

Detail of Cross:

I used handmade paper from a craft store for the cover, some granite gray computer stationery paper for the pages, and the black that you see is actually electrical tape! it gives it a really neat, leather-like feel and is very durable. The words were written with a 14 karat gold pen, then aged by sponging black ink on them.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / does anyone else... on: September 05, 2006 07:42:36 PM
...have this problem? i have lots of cool paper and embellishments and all sorts of mod podge and ink and art supplies...i even have some pretty neat ideas to use the stuff with...but for some reason i can't bring myself to make things unless i absolutely need them! why should i make 15 journals when i might think of a better idea to use that awesome textured paper with later? besides, i've already made lots of stuff for myself and my friends, and no one really needs anything anymore. i'm thinking that i either need to think of more creative ideas that people i know would like...or just start trying to sell stuff on the internet - that will give me an excuse to use my supplies. and one more question: if i do decide to sell on the internet (i'm thinking etsy) how well does that work? do most people sell quite a bit of their stuff, or is it a case-dependent thing? i appreciate any ideas you awesome craftsters can give  Grin
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