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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES / Re: Hand in a Book on: July 01, 2005 11:49:11 PM
that's neat!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn from Wood? anyone ever seen this stuff? on: April 25, 2005 12:02:34 AM
I've been playing with a single (Very Expensive) skein of Southwest Trading Company's Bamboo Yarn, and I'll vouch for its durability. Not sure if the Joann's bamboo yarn is similar, but I frogged the same skein no less than 6 times just playing with the yarn to see what it would do with different stitch patterns and different size needles, and other than a little extra halo that was barely visible, it was completely fresh and new looking. One of the things that came out of it was a cell-phone cozy, because I knew it'd look delicate but would stand up to lots of abuse.

Oh, I agree completely. I made my friend's puppy a sweater from that yarn. It's been on the dog (being chewed) for a few months and still looks pretty nice. I made her an acrylic sweater at the same time, and it looks really rugged.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pretty pasta on: October 31, 2004 07:09:11 AM
those would be excellent poker chips!
OMG, I thought that too!!  If I were a teacher, I'd get in trouble for teaching the kids to play Blackjack.

Great minds think alike. heh. I work in the education department of a museum, and we do stuff like that all the time with kids, anything to make them think art is fun. I don't think you'd get in trouble for teaching Blackjack, so long as you stressed the importance of the double-down.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pretty pasta on: October 06, 2004 09:22:49 PM
those would be excellent poker chips!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cocktail umbrella mobile on: July 27, 2004 07:36:29 PM
YAY! i love this idea! now im going to hang umbrella all over my ceiling. i already have at least 30 dead lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling at different lengths, but the umbrellas will look super cool with them!

rock on

Oh! my friend has done this. They're hanging, upside down, all over her kitchen ceiling, and the ceiling is painted like a sky with clouds. It's precious.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: how should i make this shade cool? on: July 14, 2004 02:44:13 PM
Make it into a birdcage! Not, literally a birdcage, but you could put small, artifical birds on the bars, and maybe some flowers. it would be charming.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lace Poncho on: June 24, 2004 07:49:04 PM
yeah, I know it does look croched...but I don't crochet!  I found some cool patterns for lace online: http://spindling.com/freeknittingpattern.html and I think I might be able to start at the top, increase stiches, and then pick up half the stiched in front and half in back and continue knitting these parts separatly all the while decreasing to make points...
the only problem is that I've never knitted lace and don't know if this is possible.  hmmm...

That's exactly how I'd do it. Maybe you could make a practice mini poncho first (just the decreases) to get an idea of how it will look.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: mary maxim fetish on: June 13, 2004 01:17:23 PM
An odd relative, trying to encourage my knitting, has given me all sorts of modern Mary Maxim books. They're nothing like this, no stone foxes, nothing! I'm quite envious of your lovely collection.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re:Cool Knitted Dresses & Coats on: June 13, 2004 12:59:33 PM
I really need to figure out how to knit a houndsooth type pattern... Fetish does not describe how I feel about the pattern Wink

I'm knitting this bag:

There is a Fairisle Houndstooth Chart at the bottom of the first page (on the right side.) I'm quite certain you could modify it for anything you need.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: lapse of judgement bikini on: June 13, 2004 12:50:55 PM
oooh! That's hideous! I like it. Where ever did you find such a thing?
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