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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: January 14, 2008 02:21:55 PM
Speaking of hot glue. I was using that this AM and thought "I'll just use this fingertip to position this part of the item..." WHOOPS! Ended up with hot glue on the pad of my finger. Ouch! It was high-temp glue, too. Anyone know of a good salve for stupidity? Smiley

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: yucky oozy scars! first attempt!***warning, pretty gross :P** on: October 20, 2007 09:09:12 AM
Excellent job!  To get that bluish/whitish look you're hoping for, get some matte navy eyeshadow and later it with baby powder.  If you apply just a little matte brown under the navy it looks very convincing.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone know of some good yarn-dying books? on: October 20, 2007 08:59:59 AM
I'm stuck and I don't know which dying books are better than others. Huh
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: WOO HOO My very first official spinning project is FINALLY FINISHED!! on: August 24, 2007 08:48:09 AM
Holy Freekin' Crap.  That is a lot of spinning and a lot of knitting.  I am utterly - and rightfully - impressed. 
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Dying yarn with Dharma Acid Dyes... on: July 09, 2007 03:12:07 PM
I had amazing results creating variegated yarns with Kool-Aid, but after a few runs I realized that I wanted to expand beyond the drink-mix's color palate, so I purchased some Dharma acid dyes.  I went ahead and did the microwave method, but I cannot seem to get the dyes to stop bleeding no matter how long I heat them and rinse them.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I've got a lot of yarn to dye...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Doing it in public: Leave me alone and let me knit! on: June 25, 2007 07:17:09 PM
Tell them you're making your "transitional blanket," you know, to keep you warm when you make your physical journey from this world to the next.  It gets pretty cold there for a while.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: March 05, 2007 05:31:48 PM
once i tripped and spilled and entire huge pot of hot wax all down the front of my body and legs resulting in burns covering the entire front of my body. it the pot landed on my area rug, covering the entire rug with wax Sad

MG, I am so sorry.  That must have hurt in ways I can't even imagine. 
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: December 20, 2006 05:36:09 AM
I was making my own knitting needles. I like 'em a bit sharper than regular needles because I still knit really tight. I was waxing them down on a block of gulf wax, and was distracted by one of my kids.

Stabbed my thumb. Owwwww.... But anything knitted on those sz 8 DPN's should be great for a while, with my blood sacrifice.

For forensic purposes, I always try to knit a little DNA into my projects.  A piece of hair or a little blood can go a long way in case some kind of identification is necessary.

I know.  I watch all those crime shows.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: November 19, 2006 01:40:37 PM
This is craft-related in that I had to clean up my crafting space (some call it a "dining room," silly people) before our new home-owner's insurance carrier came to inspect.  I was sliding a folding chair into a tight space and I'm not entirely certain what happened, but the chair came smashing down on my ring finger and split the skin.  It was bleeding profusely so I wrapped it up tightly and held my arm above my head (remember: direct pressure, elevation, pressure point!).  After 20 minutes the bleeding wouldn't stop and the triage nurse in the local ER told me I should come in (the number's on our speed dial).  When I got there the doc looked at it he said that I might be able to get away without stitches. 

Then he looked at my chart and said, "But in your case, I think we should suture it."  Then he asked me when my last tetanus shot was.  I asked him what about this injury demanded a tetanus shot to which he replied, "It doesn't, but you should probably get one."  I said I had one six years ago (in that ER as a matter of fact, after stabbing myself in the center of my hand removing the pit from an avocado).  He then said, "Yeah, but someone like you should have one every five years."

Someone like me?  What the hell is that supposed to mean?  Apparently it means that clumsy, dizzy, stupid (yet crafty) chicks such as myself, need to protect themselves against their own said clumsiness, dizziness, and stupidity.  I was about to protest when I realized that the chart he was holding outlined the seven injuries to my hands requiring stitches in the last six years.

I just shut up and took the shot.

BTW, the doc said that in the well over 2,000 injuries he's sutured, I'm only the second he's ever done without using any anesthetic of any kind.  I don't know if that makes me brave or stupid. Huh
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: October 28, 2006 04:31:30 PM

I was in my garage hammering grommets, and my damn thumb got in the way. I hit it so hard that I split open my thumb nail, straight down the middle. There's a permanent blood stain in the middle of the garage, and I even grossed out an ER nurse Cheesy

I believe we have a winner!
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