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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Re: The Musical Magnetical Shrug on: August 25, 2005 07:50:03 AM
Aw, thanks for the lovely comments everyone Smiley

i really like how you used different colours of tape

It was completely accidental, I didn't realise that tapes were all different colours until I'd started knitting!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Re: Mardi Gras Bead Scarf on: August 24, 2005 11:24:42 AM
That's beautiful, I love it! (I only wish we could get free beads like that here in England)
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Re: Knit twisty-tie plant pot cover on: August 24, 2005 11:21:47 AM
That is wonderful, and you must have soooooo much patience to have twisted all the ties together!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / The Musical Magnetical Shrug on: August 24, 2005 11:18:38 AM
So I thought of all the useful things I could knit out of casette tapes but decided I'd far rather have a totally impractical item of clothing. Inspired by the many shrugs and minisweaters I've seen on Craftster (and because I didn't have time to knit anything bigger!) I knitted this....



I used various tapes that I'd recorded on so much they weren't listenable any more, and 4mm needles.

And I used two of the spools from inside the tape as a button (one of the little ones pushed into the hole in the middle of the big one) This is the best picture I could get to show you what I mean.

The tape was a bugger to work with, it just wouldn't stop breaking and it sort of stuck to itself so the stitches wouldn't pull through. And i only did a swatch with one of the tapes I used, and it turned out the other tapes all had different gauges. But the fabric itself is beautiful! It's so light and sparkly  Cheesy (But it does itch like hell to wear)  It's garter stitch through out as that gave the best texture.

The pictures don't really do it justice.

And one more pic of my garden wearing it. I really like the colours, very 70s and autumnal all in one!

I had such fun making this, it was a great challenge!  Cheesy
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Login Problems Anyone? on: August 10, 2005 02:56:28 AM
Mine is working properly again, yay! Thanks Leah!  Cheesy
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Login Problems Anyone? on: August 03, 2005 02:07:40 AM
Same sort of problem here, I normally log in 'forever', but every day when I come to craftster for the first time, I find that I've been logged out and have to delete my cookies to log in. I've got around it by only logging in for 1 hour, then when I come back I can log in again fine.
I'm on Windows XP, and use Mozilla Firefox (but have the same problem with Internet Explorer too).
Thanks  Cheesy
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Cool plastic bag rug on: August 01, 2005 12:33:34 PM
Hmm, I used to make bags out of wool/yarn using a similar card loom, so now I know how to make bags out of carrier bags without spraining my wrist crocheting!
Nice one!  Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bent needles! on: July 23, 2005 05:28:30 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys! thommoose I've tried your idea, but I can't get it to roll properly! It seems to have made a bit of a difference though, the heat from my hands is definitely enough to make it move gradually. thanks!
And bella_violet, I would go and get new ones but I'm a poor student. And these are still perfectly usable, it just offends my slightly anal and obsessive tendencies to have bent needles!  Roll Eyes
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bent needles! on: July 22, 2005 03:28:38 AM
I've managed to sit on, or stand on, or otherwise bend most of my straight knitting needles, and I was wondering if there is any way of straightening them, or do I have to just put up with the results of my clumsiness and use them bent?

I've tried just bending them back but they either don't move at all, or bend in another place to get a great zig zag look. They're just normal grey metal, fairly cheap ones. Any ideas?
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: July 22, 2005 03:16:50 AM
Argh, I have had so many craft related injuries, but my most recent was that I managed to sprain my wrist by crocheting strips of plastic bag! And it was just before my finals, I had to do a week of revision writing with my left hand. Was about two or three months ago now and its still a bit stiff and sore.
Oh, I tell a lie, my actual most recent was taking big chunks out of the pads of my thumbs when I was trying to clean scissors that I'd been using to cut gaffer tape. Roll Eyes Ow!
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