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1  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
2  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...
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Felted Stair Treads? on: January 12, 2006 06:35:53 AM
We added cheap, ugly treads to our stairs about six years ago and now the look uber nasty (okay, they're not really treads, they're a couple of those nasty, striped carpet runners from the dollar store cut up to fit each stair) so  I've decided to make felted ones.  I'll be nailing them down, but I don't know what to use on the bottom to keep them from slipping around.  I've noticed that some people use puffy paint on slippers and socks, but I think I might need something more durable.  Ideas anyone?
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Messenger Bag that DOESN'T Lift and Separate! on: December 18, 2005 06:14:27 AM
I live in a pretty small town where everything I need is within walking/biking distance and, as a result, I have a large array of bags to carry my oodles of stuff.  I like to wear my goodies on my back, but I'm not fond of backpacks as they aggrevate my previously injured rotator cuff.  I love shoulder-specific messenger bags, but as I'm a 34c I get this kind of Playtex cross-yer-heart action going and it's both uncomfy and unattractive.   I've got bike panniers, but if I'm not on my bike I'm kind of lost.  Anyone have any ideas?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Homemade Bikini Contest @ Local Bar (No, I'm not kidding) on: August 02, 2005 04:08:03 PM
Yup, on August 6th a local bar in our town is having a bikini contest in which you can win actual dough.  The catch: the garments have to be entirely homemade.  Given where we live it's sure to be painfully funny as it's a kind of diy culture out here 24/7, 365.  I haven't actually decided whether or not I have the cajones to enter (probably not), but I thought I'd field ideas that could be whipped up quickly.

Anyone?  Bueller?

I'll be going no matter what just for the entertainment factor so if I see any truly inovative ideas I'll pass them on.
6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Knit Bikini Infrastructure on: May 30, 2005 02:30:14 PM
I just finished knitting a slightly altered version of the bikini top for my foster daughter (two free floating triangles on the string instead of being connected at the center) and it came out great.  So much so that I want to make one for myself.  Not wanting to bare as much skin,  I've altered the same pattern for a tankini that will still tie in the back like the bikini, then lace down the back like the "Sexie" in Stitch'n'Bitch Nation.  The problem is that while her 23 year old 36Cs are all where they should be - all she needed was coverage, my 35 year old's need more support.  Has anyone experimented with underwires or anything else? Any and all help (bra makers please step forward!) is greatly appreciated.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Memorial Mosaic on: January 14, 2005 08:09:17 AM
A few months back we had to put our truly wonderful cat down.  It was heartwrenching.  He was truly a prince among cats.  He'd was really the hubster's as got him when he was but wee and a good three years before we hooked up, but I loved him like my own, just the same.  More than a pet/owner relationship, with Ignatz we had an understanding.

Anyway, I have this fabulous b&w photo I took of him in his prime and I want to create a b&w mosaic on a big patio stone as a monument in our back yard where he's buried. I have little-to-no mosaic experience, the only thing I'm sure of is that I'd like shiny black, white, and multiple shades of gray tiles.  I'm sure I'm going to have to shape some myself (I've got nippers), but I don't know what grout to use, how to attach the pieces, or "seal?" the finished object.  Can anyone enlighten me?  This project is very, very meaningful. Sad
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Space Age Toilet Seat? Anyone? on: December 10, 2004 05:01:45 AM
I'm in the process of redecorationg my bathroom and it's taking on a very Sputnik-like feel.  Does anyone have any suggestions on redoing a toilet seat/cover?  I found a silver glitter one online, but they were requesting a thumb for it and I just don't have one to spare.  I thought about making my own, but I don't want it to "shed."  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Wedding Present Ideas on: November 17, 2004 07:51:04 AM
A member of my Stitch'n'Bitch is getting married in the spring and everyone in the group is going to be invited.  Can anyone think of a good knitting present that the whole group could participate in making?  I'm assuming that a blanket would be a good idea, but how to get there is somewhat of a bit of a mystery to me.  Any ideas?
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Cape Mod - Is there any way to add the turtle neck after the fact? on: November 09, 2004 06:27:20 AM
I've finished my poncho which I knitted without the turtle neck because I didn't think I'd like it.  I was going to add a hood instead, but decided against it.  Now I'm finding that without it the neck is too wide.  Does anyone know if there's any way too add the turtle neck now?
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