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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / koala ipod cozy =D on: March 10, 2007 10:08:25 PM
i surprised my boyfriend with an ipod nano for valentine's day and he's been begging for a koala case for it ever since. he's 26 and he loves koalas, he has one someone gave him as a baby named bob lol. so here's what i managed to whip up for him:

22  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / a new spin on the "someone else's pattern" controversy - can i do this? on: March 06, 2007 09:55:45 AM
okay, here's a new question. if i knit or crochet something from a published pattern, can i use that object in one of my own banners or images on my shop or website? is that okay? i don't mean to sell, i just mean like, say on my etsy shop banner.
23  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / how do you CRAFTILY store your craft business supplies? on: March 05, 2007 05:15:20 PM
okay, i'm just starting out putting my business together and i thought this would be a fun post to start. who has crafty, creative ways of storing and organizing their stuff? pictures would be great!
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / can i have every crocheter's opinion? on: March 01, 2007 06:45:22 PM
hi guys, i'm trying to start a website with as much knitting and crocheting information as possible. surprisingly, i'm running out of ideas. so my questions are:

1. what kind of stuff do you look for pertaining to crochet on the web? (tutorials, opinions, etc etc)

2. if you were to read something about crochet online, what would it be about? (example, personal stories, comedic stories, etc)

thanks guys!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / i'd like every knitter's input on this =) on: March 01, 2007 06:41:37 PM
okay, so i'm trying to start a website with as much knitting and crochet information as possible. i want to try to include everything but somehow (and this shocks me) i'm running out of ideas. could you guys tell me:

1. what kind of stuff do you look for pertaining to knitting on the web? (topics, tutorials, anything else, etc etc)

2. if you were to read something on the web about knitting, what kind of stuff would you like to read?
26  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / etsy shop owners: do you have a domain name/website that links to your etsy shop on: February 25, 2007 09:29:57 PM
i'm in the process of setting up my online business, and after signing up for a domain name and playing around with it, i'm wondering if i really need it and if it's really worth it. i'm using etsy AND ecrater to sell things, and i also wanted to maybe do a knitting blog, a page of links to other people's shops, and a page of knitting/crochet links, so i could put google adwords on my site and hopefully pull in some extra money.

so my question is, do you have a domain name that goes to your etsy, if not do you want one, and if so, how's it working for you?
27  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / 1and1.com and redirecting url questions on: February 25, 2007 12:07:13 AM
okay, so after staying up until 4am, i finally signed up for 1and1.com. i'm just starting out and they were the cheapest so i went for it. they were the only site that didn't trick me into buying more and trying to charge me like $300 in the end. but anyway, they have really nice templates and stuff, which is also good, cuz i haven't used html in years. but does anyone know if you CAN do your own template on this service??? it looks like you're forced to use one of their templates, but i'm not sure.

my other question is, how can i make my ecrater shop match my website? i don't want them to look too choppy. thanks!!
28  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / a "does this make you mad" question and a "is this legal question" on: February 23, 2007 07:40:55 PM
okay, let's start with the "does this make you mad" question since it's probably more fun. there's gotta be at least a dozen threads on here about it being illegal to use other people's patterns and stuff to make products to sell. has anybody gone through etsy and noticed that someone is selling a handbag EXACTLY like a Lion Brand pattern, and there are numerous ones that look JUST LIKE the marsupial tote from stitch n bitch? are you supposed to report these people or what? has anybody done it? i've been tempted because it really makes me angry but i feel like a tattle tail lol.

and my "legal" question, let's see if i can explain this lol. okay, take the words "iPod" and "iTune." is putting the "i" before a word a licensed trademark, or can i use that?
29  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / If I have a website do I NEED etsy/ecrater? on: February 22, 2007 07:48:34 PM
okay, i have a new question, and it's probably a dumb one, but here we go. so i've got my paypal and google checkout accounts (i decided to offer both), i've got my 2 shops on etsy and ecrater, and now i'm researching web hosting services to find the best price for a domain to put it all together. but my question is...

if i have a really good domain service and i make "buy now" buttons for google checkout and paypal and all that, do i really NEED etsy and ecrater, or can i just make a list of items on a separate page of my website? is this a good idea? what do you guys think?
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / double knitting question!!! on: February 16, 2007 09:04:52 PM
okay, i know everyone's been doing this: http://www.craftychickonline.com/Knit%20Star%20Scarf.htm lately, and i decided to try it.
so i somehow graphed out my little picture rather quickly and i started my scarf. i've got two rows so far and i've got the whole knit the front color, purl the back color. now let's see if i can explain my question, so i can get it all cleared up before i actually reach the pattern rows...

okay, so as you're going, let's say you're using pink and brown (because i am lol). you're on the brown side. you knit the brown stitch with the brown strand, and then you purl the pink stitch with the pink strand. but when you get to the pattern part, where you're graphing the picture... do you switch the colors, as in knit the brown stitch with the pink strand and purl the pink stitch with the brown strand, or do you keep the colors in line but just do the opposite stitch? i know that in the graph, each square counts as 2 stitches, one of each color. but that part kinda confused me. i hope this made sense!!
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