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361  Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along in Crochetalongs by craftADDchick on: June 14, 2011 06:38:18 PM
I've got 3 more! I made them for the Dishalicious Dishcloth Swap R11.



The white one with stripes is a smaller version of the Dorothea Dishtowel (free pattern from Lion Brand). It was nice and easy, but it was a lot of ends to weave in! The striped one is from the pattern list: Loop to Loop (super easy, and I made it with self-striping yarn, so I only had 2 ends to weave Smiley  I think self-striping yarn may be my new favorite thing for dishcloths! Wink ). The last one, also from the pattern list, is Lacy Honeycomb, which stitched up very quickly! I made it on a car ride, and could have made a second one if I had brought more yarn.

So now, I think my total is 31 (plus a scrubbie). I haven't posted (or counted) any duplicate patterns (although I think I've only done 1  or 2 duplicates!).
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362  Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Rd 11 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: June 14, 2011 06:28:12 PM
I finally managed to take pictures. The lighting isn't the best, but it shows the colors pretty well.

These are the ones that I received from froggmomma! I love them all- the smaller ones fit my hand nicely (not too big, not too small, but just right), and the lovely yellow one will be the perfect summer hand towel in the kitchen. With all of the grey skies we've been having, I need a little sunshine brightness in the kitchen! I'm also impressed with the nice and neat border on the red one (and the yellow one, too), because I can never get my dishcloth borders to look nice...



And, I may have photographed the back of the yellow one. It has fpdc on one side, which gives it a spike-stitch look on the back side. I like both sides!

And, I know that froggmomma is in the process of moving, and she received a bit ago, so I'm going to post a picture of what I sent to her.



The white w/stripes is a small version of Lion Brand's Dorothea Dishtowel, the striped one is called Loop to Loop and the third one is called Lacy Honeycomb. All of them were made with Lion Brand Cotton (white) and Sugar N' Cream Self-Striping (but I can't find the label to tell you the color). I was really happy to see how well it made the stripes on the Loop to Loop cloth!
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363  Granny's Daughters Swap R8- SU CLOSED!; SO July 18, 2011 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: June 12, 2011 03:41:23 PM

Photo courtesy of Disco Queen Highness Smiley

Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383903.0


Swap name: Grannys Daughters Swap R8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: June 12, 2011 to June 26, 2011 (sign-ups will close at noon, EST)
Date to send item by: July 18, 2011
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No restriction

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? None

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Only this one!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This is Round 8 of the Grannys Daughters Swap! If you don't know how to make a grannys daughter, it's pretty easy!  A grannys daughter is the first round of a traditional granny square.....that's it!  The pattern can be found HERE.  A child's afghan requires 240 motifs and an adult size afghan requires 720 motifs. As stated in the pattern, each motif should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  So it's important to check your gauge so that all motifs will be the correct size.  

You will send 40 motifs in assorted colors to 2 partners (for a total of 80).  This is a great project to use up those little bits & pieces of scrap yarn you have laying around. Note: If you would like only 1 partner or would like a 3rd partner (first-time swappers are limited to a maximum of 2 partners), make sure to indicate this in your questionnaire. If you would like a 3rd partner, it may depend on the number of folks who sign up.

All motifs MUST be made in 4-ply worsted weight yarn, or if you're in the UK the yarn equivalent will be 10-ply aran.  Please be sure to check your gauge to make sure your motifs are the correct size.  We wouldn't want to receive some motifs that are 1 1/2" and some that are 2 1/4". Your motifs should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  Size is important!!!   REMEMBER:  It only takes a few minutes to make one grannys daughter. If you get started when you sign up, youll have the bulk of the work done by the time partners are assigned  Wink

Weaving in the tails: The directions call for a 6" tail to be left at the end. Unlike earlier rounds, ALL OUTSIDE TAILS WILL NOT BE WOVEN IN. All starting tails must be woven in!

Positive feedback on this swap will be left once your partners have all received, and once you have posted pics of what you have received. You must remember to PM the organizer when you SEND and RECEIVE (a post in the thread is not sufficient)! Poor communication and failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback. Thanks!

NEW OPTION! The Variegated Twist! Choose a variegated yarn and make at least 5 GDs with that yarn. Then, find at least 4 coordinating solids and make at least 6 GDs of each solid color. Every effort will be made to partner you up with at least one partner who is interested in the Varigated Twist (once allergies and out of country restrictions are taken care of).

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Grannys Daughters Swap R8
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (formatted as it should appear on the package):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that a Delivery Confirmation # is required on your package (outside of the US, retain a copy of your shipping receipt as proof of mailing): YES/NO
Do you have any allergies (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergies:
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergens:
Number of partners (1, 2 or 3):
Do you agree to post pictures of what you have received (or make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you)? YES/NO
Are you interested in the Variegated Twist?
YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that:
A) All starting tails must be woven in: YES/NO
B) You must leave a tail of at least 6": YES/NO

Anything special youd like your partners to know?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants (click-able usernames!):
1. craftADDchick (1 or 2)
2. SaralaAnne (3)
3. HeatherWeavie (2)
4. Ffrog526 (3)
5. Kittymom13 (2 or 3)
6. IdlersDesign (1 or 2)
7. Rosie1981 (2 or 3)
8. SnB (3)
9. Beautifully Frayed (2)
10. Sandroo (2)
11. meggy_doodle (3)
12. Amigurumi4Life (3)
13. that1girl (2)
14. Seereeoslee (2 or 3)
15. ShannonMB (3)
16. myklia (1 or 2)
17. koalascout (up to 3)
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364  Re: Granny's Daughters Swap R7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: May 01, 2011 02:08:13 PM
Okay, I finished one of the projects that I needed to complete, so I could finally take photos. When I opened up the box, I was surprised to see:



It's an awesome little drawstring bag made with Granny's Daughters! I love it! And, it has inspired me to make a tote bag with my practice GDs (the ones that won't be part of my blanket, for one reason or another, but will help me to figure out my joining method). Now, I just need to weave in the tails on the last of the practice GDs and I'll be good to go! Thanks so muc, Seereeoslee!

And then, I opened the bag to find:



This awesome set of Granny's Daughters! These will definitely get used in my blanket, because there are some colors here that I don't have (the purples are especially fantastic, and the pink is a lovely rose color).

Thanks again, Seereeoslee!
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365  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 01, 2011 02:01:17 PM
I received my fake Reading Swap stuff, and I am very, very happy with what craftADDchick made for me!

Here's a group shot:



There is a tea wallet, an etched mug (I couldn't get a decent photo, but it says, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough, to suit me. -CS Lewis") and a book clock (made out of a copy of The Time Machine, by HG Wells).

Here's a shot of the tea wallet with a peek at the inside (I just love the pussywillow fabric!):



She also made me two more tea wallets for 2 of my friends to take to their book club meetings (they drink decaf tea, and nobody ever seems to have it).

Here's a not-so-great photo of the clock. The cover of the book is perfect for this!



And, I forgot to take a photo of the books:
Heat Wave by Richard Castle (because I love that show!)
Impact by Douglas Preston (her brother read it over vacation and couldn't put it down!)
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr (which is awesome, because it's the sequel to The Alienist, which I loved!)

Thanks so much craftADDchick. It was worth the wait!
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366  Granny's Daughters Swap R7- SU Closed ; SO May 7, 2011 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: March 26, 2011 05:41:53 PM


Swap name: Grannys Daughters Swap R7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: March 26, 2011 to April 16, 2011 (sign-ups will close at noon, EST)
Date to send item by: May 7, 2011
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? None

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Only this one!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This is Round 7 of the Grannys Daughters Swap! If you don't know how to make a grannys daughter, it's pretty easy!  A grannys daughter is the first round of a traditional granny square.....that's it!  The pattern can be found HERE.  A child's afghan requires 240 motifs and an adult size afghan requires 720 motifs. As stated in the pattern, each motif should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  So it's important to check your gauge so that all motifs will be the correct size.  

You will send 40 motifs in assorted colors to 2 partners (for a total of 80).  This is a great project to use up those little bits & pieces of scrap yarn you have laying around. Note: If you would like only 1 partner or would like a 3rd partner (first-time swappers are limited to a maximum of 2 partners), make sure to indicate this in your questionnaire. If you would like a 3rd partner, it may depend on the number of folks who sign up.

All motifs MUST be made in 4-ply worsted weight yarn, or if you're in the UK the yarn equivalent will be 10-ply aran.  Please be sure to check your gauge to make sure your motifs are the correct size.  We wouldn't want to receive some motifs that are 1 1/2" and some that are 2 1/4". Your motifs should measure 1 1/2" to 1 3/4".  Size is important!!!   REMEMBER:  It only takes a few minutes to make one grannys daughter. If you get started when you sign up, youll have the bulk of the work done by the time partners are assigned  Wink

Weaving in the tails: The directions call for a 6" tail to be left at the end. Depending on their joining method, some folks might prefer to have that outside end woven in. There is a question on the questionnaire for you to express a preference. All starting tails must be woven in!

Positive feedback on this swap will be left once your partners have all received, and once you have posted pics of what you have received. You must remember to PM the organizer when you SEND and RECEIVE (a post in the thread is not sufficient)! Poor communication and failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback if you do not. Thanks!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Grannys Daughters Swap R7
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (formatted as it should appear on the package):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: YES/NO
Confirm that you understand that a DC# is required on your package (outside of the US, retain a copy of your shipping receipt as proof of mailing): YES/NO
Do you have any allergies (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergies:
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergens:
Number of partners (1, 2 or 3):
Do you agree to post pictures of what you have received (or make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you)? YES/NO
Do you want your outside tails woven in (all starting tails must be woven in)?
Yes/No/Doesn't matter
Confirm that you understand that:
A) All starting tails must be woven in: YES/NO
B) If your partner does not want their outside tails woven in, you must leave a tail of at least 6": YES/NO
Anything special youd like your partners to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants (click-able usernames!):
1. craftADDchick (1)
2. myklia (1 or 2)
3. OnePinkHippo (2)
4. tracethekat (up to 3)
5. kaz814 (1)
6. mangospanker (3)
7. mandys_momma (3)
8. Disco Queen Highness (2)
9. froggmomma (2)
10. IdlersDesign (3)
11. Seereeoslee (2) -First time swapper!
12. koalascout (3)
13. Kittymom13 (3)
14. average_fan (2)



Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378792.0
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367  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: March 26, 2011 04:54:29 PM
I'm sure a science/geek swap will come along eventually!



I think you can fake-join closed swaps. I saw a few science-y swaps-

Science Geek OTT

She Blinded Me With Science

Science IS an Art

Thanks! I do have a few other fake swaps to clear from the queue, so I'll check them out (although I was a participant in the Science is Art Swap, I think).

But, along the lines of some science geekery... here's my Diptych Hoopla! I had originally planned on attempting something like this for my fake Star Swap, but didn't have everything I needed (or the time to make it). Since I still wanted to do it, the Diptych Hoopla swap was the perfect reason!



They represent the constellations Orion (The Hunter) and Scorpius (The Scorpion). According to the Greek myth, Artemis created the Scorpion to sting Orion for his arrogance. The 2 constellations are never "up" at the same time (some say Orion is hiding from its sting, others say Orion is on the hunt for the scorpion).

They also represent a couple of things to me:
-Orion was the first constellation I ever learned when I went to pick my sister and her boyfriend up at the train station at 2 am one Thanksgiving break. On the way back, when we were swapping drivers (it was a few hours to drive), my sister's boyfriend pointed out Orion in the sky.

- A couple of summers ago, I had an awesome astronomy experience at the University of Arizona and Kitt Peak Observatory. We had a chance to head to the Sonoran Desert Museum and wander around as it got dark. Because it was summer, and because we were far enough south, we could see the entire constellation of Scorpius in the sky above the desert. And, thanks to the cute little kids running around with their portable blacklights, we were able to see all of the scorpions on the stone walls that we had been resting on not long before (scorpions glow under blacklight).

So, the 2 constellations belong together for 2 different reasons!

And, that embroidery hoop stand that I bought earlier today came in VERY handy, as it turned out. I had to learn how to do French knots (I used Jenny Hart's tutorial on the Sublime Stitching blog) and couldn't manage it unless the hoop was held by the frame. I only suffered one injury (perfect stab under the thumbnail... but it only bled a smidgen)!

I used glow-in-the-dark floss and they glow faintly against the black fabric. I left the backs unfinished (my partner hasn't decided yet if she's going to leave the hoops natural or paint them black).

So, now I can add another fake swap to my list! But, I should probably wait until my red feedback turns to green Wink
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368  Re: ACTIVE - "Beyond The Square" Motifs CAL in Crochetalongs by craftADDchick on: March 07, 2011 04:43:05 PM
I am almost caught up with February! I just have 4 more to do (#9, #26, #116, #138) because I already have a #51.

Here are the last of the January motifs- #20, #30, #82:



Here are my completed February motifs:

#43 (This one is done in 2 shades of green, but for some reason, I couldn't get a decent photo):



#106 & #119:



#67 & #122:



#44 & #75:




I swear, the pictures looked more in focus when they were still on my camera! Also, some of the motifs could stand a little blocking to shape them up a little better... Smiley
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369  Re: 2010 12" Squares CAL- December in Crochetalongs by craftADDchick on: March 05, 2011 01:45:45 PM
As I picked up the bag of leftover yarn from this CAL, I realized I never posted the picture of the completed blanket! My mom took the picture- she took a picture of the back side because it makes the un-matching seams less obvious. I did a sc join on the front because I didn't have a white border on each block and I didn't like the way the stitches showed on the front when I stitched them together on the back sides. Instead, I have obviously mis-aligned seams... but I'm okay with that for my first ever completed blanket! Grin



I used 11 Craftster squares and the only Ravelry square I did (January). I still have the square that had all of those fbdc stitches and I plan to make a pillow out of it. I may keep the pillow here, or I may bring it down to stay with the blanket the next time I head south Wink
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370  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: February 19, 2011 03:54:49 PM
Here are my items for the Star Swap! I had planned one more item, but I just don't have time to pull it together before vacation, and I realized that I have another craft that I need to bring along and finish (it's an afghan that I was supposed to have done before I left), so I'm not going to stress about it.

First up- a small item! It's a much needed zipper pouch in a cool celestial fabric and a lovely star lining.



Next, a Solar System Necklace as a scale model, plus matching earrings (pattern and materials from Chain of Being over on Etsy. It's been on my wishlist for a long time, so I was psyched to receive it!



And, another earring and necklace set- she called it Shooting Stars- in an interesting technique. It's the perfect length for some of my warm weather shirts!



Finally, an awesome Solar System banner (from Wild Olive over on Spoonflower. And, she made me 2 extra sets so I could share them with my colleagues at school! What an awesome partner!




This was such a fun swap to craft for!
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