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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pokemon Card Bag on: July 30, 2004 09:25:08 PM
Don't be ashamed of your love for pokemon!! I am too old to have my own set of pokemon cards (b. 1972 - we had Starwars cards), but I have recently discovered them through my son. He loves the cartoon. So now, I am on a weekly garage-sale expedition to find anything pokemon. We rented "pokemon heroes" tonight and both me and my husband were engrossed with it, yelling at my son to be quiet so we could hear.

I LOVE PIKACHU to pieces!!!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: X-RATED CROCHET....Danger Phallus's ahead...{Now with pattern} on: July 30, 2004 08:58:13 PM
Sheer genius!!!!

Thanks for the pattern. Everyone I know will be getting crocheted phalli for the winter holiday. Thanks for reminding me to have fun while crafting, sometimes I get so serious about it.

I don't know about the vibrator cozy though...  all of my friends' vibrators have curved thingys and extra "love-button" stimulating appartuses. That would have to be a custom job.  Wink
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Thread crochet on: July 30, 2004 08:53:24 PM
Thanks ya'll!! Lots of good ideas. I'm going to check out tating and wire. I have wondered how difficult it would be to crochet with wire. I'll have to give it a whorl.

 Grin Froggygyrl
4  Florida / Florida: North / Re: Stitch-N-Bitch Jacksonville, FL on: July 30, 2004 08:46:12 PM


Aim, this looks great. Everything you posted sounds good -- although I'm in no position to teach anyone anything just yet. I'd accidentally have them making three-toed socks at this point, but perhaps once I get a little better...



I'm not really in a position to teach knitting, either. But, I feel comfortable teaching crochet. Know what? A slee-stack would probably love to have a three-toed sock!!

5  Florida / Florida: North / Re: Stitch-N-Bitch Jacksonville, FL on: July 26, 2004 05:11:08 AM
july 25th - meeting minutes

Hi all you Be-atches in Jax. Nobody showed up today, but that's OK because I had a ball all by myself.

This weekend, I brought my three year old son, an aspiring knitter, to SNB. I brought along my childhood toy, a circa 1974 Mattel "Knit Magic" knitting machine. I found this gem in grandparents attic after my grandmother passed away and we were cleaning out the house. Thankfully, I had the foresight to save it for my future child[ren]. I set up shop in the kids area, since no grown-ups were there, and displayed my wares. Soon, I had three or four girls sitting around the table learning to crochet (because knitting is hard) and trying out the knitting machine. Some of the girls had a hard time using the hooks, so I taught them to make chains on their finger. I sent them off with a couple yards of yarn and invited them to return next weekend.

I would really like to start up a children's group also (obviously, not entitled Stitch 'N Bitch). I am going to become involved in the YCGOA's "Each one teach two" campaign. So if you know any interested parties, they may contact me as well.

For more info:


Would anyone like to participate in the Warm Up America campaign? "A Stitch in Time" is donating yarn for this charity and distributing the final products to needy people.

For more info:

another idea:

I like to "rescue" handmade knit and crochet items from the trash, garage sales and thrift stores. Who in their right mind would give/throw away something that their kindly old grandmother made? Assholes!

Here are some examples:

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Here is a link to a picture of my favorite, rescued ugly blanket. I took it from my neighbor's trash and washed it up. I usually wear it, sarong-style, when I go outside to smoke (yes: awful, stinky cigarettes..so...
back the f**** off-me[/color])

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Maybe we could actually go downtown and hand these beauties out to the homeless folks at Hemming Plaza and on Forsyth St this winter. I have a homeless acquaintence, David, who lives in a park on Forsyth near the Brooklyn art gallery. They're not all crazy-ass drug users. But just in case, maybe I could enlist him to accompany me/us.

Well, that's all I have for now. Contact me at mikenaim@bellsouth.net if you would like to join our group/s.

 Roll Eyes Froggygyrl

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Thread crochet on: July 26, 2004 03:34:51 AM
Thanks for the ideas, those bags are cute. And they would adapt well to my short attention span. Thread crochet is like what people do to make doilies and such. You use a very small crochet hook and size 5 or 10 crochet thread, which is usually mercerized cotton. It's kinda pretty, but hell on the fingers.

Someone else I asked suggetsed crocheting jewelry...like rings, chokers, etc...so I may give that a try, too.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know this stitch??? on: July 26, 2004 03:30:52 AM
Looks to me like its just a variation of a net pattern. You could knit or crochet one like it using any basic pattern for netting and a really big hook. with really small gauge yarn. I think...oh, what the hell do I know?
8  Florida / Florida: North / Re: Anyone for a Stitch-N-Bitch Jacksonville? on: July 20, 2004 10:51:38 PM

To all "lurkers" in Jax...
We will be meeting again this Sunday at the Books-A-Million on Atlantic Blvd. between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00. Drop in and say "Hi." You don't have to stay for the whole 2 hours. However,  our last meeting was so fun I was sad that it had to end. Sad

If you have any questions, or need a ride, send me a PM and I will get back to you.
Look forward to seeing you there!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Thread crochet on: July 08, 2004 09:44:15 PM
I really like to do thread crochet, but I can't find any hip patterns. I don't really like to crochet garments and I am definitely not into doilies! I am working on the "heirloom bedspread" from Darsha Capaldi's book New Ideas for Crochet. It's a damn good thing that its an heirloom, because I won't finish it until I am on my death bed. I have made 4 squares and it calls for something like 650 squares!

Any way, I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions for inventing new projects.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cotton on: July 08, 2004 09:35:49 PM
I have made alot of utilitarian things out of kitchen cotton.

I made a marble bag (really a jewelry bag) for my son, using rainbow cotton and a free pattern from:


Lion's Brand Website also has some free patterns for what they call "hobo bags" (totally not a PC term for a purse!)

I have also improvised a wallet and I am getting ready to improvise an eyeglass case. I like to use cotton because its a natural fiber, its not itchy, and it washes well.

Good luck!
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