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61  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: first attempt at stitch markers on: July 02, 2006 02:21:49 AM
I like them, too. Very pretty. I haven't had a chance yet to have a go at making some for me - too much housework  Cry

Was it finicky, curling the wire?
62  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Dundee Craft Group - Update on: July 02, 2006 02:04:18 AM
Success!! For the last few days whenever I've tried to post here, something has gone awry. I think Eris must have remembered that I'm her favourite goddesschild again.

Soh, Joh  Cheesy if you wish to visit the group in Dundee, you're more than welcome, just let me know when you're coming.

Shooting Star - you were missed this week, esp. by Carrie Anne who wanted to tell you how she was getting on with her cross stitch.

Liz (who is our paid person, cool job hey?) is going to be off for a couple of weeks, so the group isn't going to meet while she is on holiday. We will meet on Wednesday 5th July, miss the next two Wednesdays and then be back on the 26th July. Our next sale on 26th August so we'll be trying to make things we can sell for funds.

For the sale we're going to have a crack at chocolate bubble bath, so please keep any suitable bottles for refilling. Other planned projects are making a group map of Dundee (for display), a banner of some sort and starting on the house renovation.

http://penguinhorde.blogspot.com/2006/06/penguin-property-developer.html


The loopa morning wasn't entirely successful but we did have a tremendous laugh, especially when it was discovered that me and Pauline (the 'tutors') were teaching different methods  Embarrassed especially as it was me that taught Pauline!!
63  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Dundee Craft Group on: June 28, 2006 12:37:13 AM
You mean, you don't come with your own subtitles? Hmm. May have to reconsider letting you in.  Cool

As for swearing, Jeanette does it in Spanish, while I tend towards PG Woosterisms  & comic-speak (Crivens! Jings!). Can you teach the rest of us to say naughty words in Czech?

Anyway, I shall investigate this morning whether Aberdonian aliens are allowed.

I'm not looking forward to showing an unspecified number of people how to use a loopa, mainly because I'm not convinced I've got the hang of it myself. Embarrassed I've got diagrams but most people would rather be shown than look at pictures.
64  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Stitch 'N Bitch Dundee (Craft 'N Bitch) on: June 27, 2006 12:12:00 PM
Yeah, we will probably be having one soon.. I'll let you know.  Smiley

Me too, please. I'll try to be well behaved.

Lindsey
65  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Dundee Craft Group on: June 27, 2006 12:07:24 PM

PS. Pray isn't open only to residents of Dundee and Angus.

Actually, we never considered that anyone from further away might want to come. Our debate was mostly over whether we should let in people from Ardler; as we already had a member from Ardler, it was a bit moot anyway  Tongue

Gosh Aberdeen! There might be language difficulties so http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Midfield/3705/magdundee.htm
66  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: d20 on: June 27, 2006 11:59:43 AM
Hast thou any pic's of the dice you made? They sound great. I really ought to learn to knit one of these days.

Unfortunately not, and the person to whom I gifted them has since proven himself unworthy, so pictures are unlikely to happen  Sad Never mind, I'll just have to make even better ones and photograph them.
67  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: d20 on: June 27, 2006 04:58:18 AM
I knitted a D20 and a D4 as presents for someone. I have to make some for me. Maybe it would be a good learning project for me, as my sewing skills don't extend much beyond mending.

What did you use to stuff it? I stuffed mine with old cotton skirts, so it's heavy, and almost dangerous  Roll Eyes in the wrong hands i.e. any hands belonging to roleplayers.
68  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Dundee Craft Group on: June 27, 2006 02:52:04 AM
The Highwayman is on the corner of Hilltown and Ann Street, about a third of the way up the hill from the back of the Wellgate.

It's also just across the road from a fab fabric shop - Sequence.  Wink

Finding the craft group was a big relief for me. Similar obsessions interests and a similar sense of humour.

The group likes fresh meat new targets people, especially if they have ideas to share.
69  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet flower - I remember how to crochet! on: June 23, 2006 06:10:48 AM
I'll just jump in here, because the flower pattern was something I worked out for the Dundee craft group. I wanted something simple, with room for personal preferences & a firm middle for embellishment and to add on brooch backs, hair slides, etc. Also, by working over the first set of dcs, it covers over any ropey looking stitches with better ones as the person get more confident. Someone who learned how to crochet with these two weeks ago was teaching someone else this week, so I think it's a good learner project.

Centre
Chain 6, join into a ring with a slip stitch. Chain 1, start working dcs (scs in American) round the ring. When the ring is full, carry on working dcs over the top of the first set. When the middle is as fat as you want, slip stitch your last dc to the next stitch.

Petals
Now *chain 10, and slip stitch in at the base of the chain to form a loop, then slip stitch to the next stitch* and repeat from * to * all the way round, then finish off.

I like 8 stitches, then 12 over the top for the centre, and then either 10 or 12 chain for the petals but there's loads of scope for just mucking around,  making the petals whatever length you like the look of. I'll put up some pictures of different variations but I'll have to find them to photograph them  Roll Eyes


70  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Dundee Craft Group on: June 23, 2006 02:36:00 AM
Like minded craft-crazy loons, I think you mean. It's great, sitting around, making stuff while talking about all the other things we want to make. We often wish that we had time to meet more than once a week.

It does provide motivation to get cracking on with projects during the rest of the week. Sometimes Jeanette even gives me homework - "Lindsey, find out about This!" Lindsey, work out how to make That!" - because I'm the member with the greatest Google-fu, and the most spare time. But watch out for when she calls you 'sweetie'! That's Jeanette's heavy artillery!!
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