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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Homemade Cheese (Ricotta & Mozzerella) & Spinach Ravioli on: August 13, 2018 07:49:51 PM
You should! We bought the kit for about $25 and it came with a cheese bag, a dairy thermometer, and enough citric acid and rennet tablets to make 30 batches. If you have cheesecloth and the thermometer, all you need is citric acid and the tablets. For the ricotta you just need the thermometer and the cheesecloth. Either way, it’s not too expensive and it’s easy! We used the 30 Minute Mozzarella and Ricotta kit from New England Cheesemaking.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knuck Tatt Bleach Stencil Tee! on: August 12, 2018 05:52:00 PM
The color seems like a happy accident! And, thanks for the added info on the process. I definitely want to try it, and I think youve given me a bit of courage. Smiley
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: School Bus Box - More of a Lesson than a Finished Project on: August 12, 2018 04:10:32 PM
Its pretty cute (but it looks like its in need of some eyes on those windows... I think Im channeling a Pixar film), and the details are great!

Hopefully, you can use it for something (a PSA on why its important to stop for the school bus... I think you need to try stop motion animation Smiley )!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knuck Tatt Bleach Stencil Tee! on: August 12, 2018 04:06:54 PM
Wow! I love the way the image came out in a darker brownish color, and I love the way the drips look. I havent done any bleaching before... how do you wash it without the bleach fading other areas?
5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!-SU Closed!; SO-9/1/18 on: August 10, 2018 06:50:26 PM
At my previous trip to the fabric store, I forgot to look for one other fabric in a very specific pattern. Today, I was visiting a friend, and she was digging through her scrap pile, and I spied exactly what I needed, so she gave it to me. Hooray!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Why Was I So Afraid To Try Filet Crochet? I Did It! With My Own Pattern, Too! on: August 08, 2018 09:39:12 AM
That is so cool! Are you planning to write anything in the laundry room or do a neat design? Can't wait to see it.

Thank you! And, I think I might try words like "Wash," "Dry," and "Clean" and I'd love to see if I could do a soap bubble design, too. I have plenty of time to work out the details Wink

First try?!?  Fabulous!

Thank you! I can see that it could become addictive. As I was stitching it up, I kept saying, "One more row!" and I can imagine that rows with a lot of mesh would be easier to get through... and then I'd want to work on the design elements... oh and why not do one more row of mostly mesh... and then... it's way past my bedtime!


That's amazing!  I too have been afraid to try filet.  But you've inspired me to get over it and try something new.  Thank you!

Thank you! And, with your skills, I'm sure you'll have it mastered in no time. I've picked out a dragonfly shawl on Ravelry (free pattern) that I want to try, but I don't have the yarn on hand. I might have to pick some up soon, however...
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Why Was I So Afraid To Try Filet Crochet? I Did It! With My Own Pattern, Too! on: August 07, 2018 07:26:24 PM
Very cool! No one would ever suspect this was your first go at this technique!

Thank you! I think it helped that it was more solid than mesh, but now that I get how it works, I might try a more open version. In all of my crochet books, I must have a pattern somewhere! Maybe a lightweight shawl...


That is so cool! I'm going to have to try it now, wish me luck!

I think you could absolutely do it! Seriously, I slapped my forehead when I realized how simple it actually was. Check the Whistle & Ivy tutorial- skip ahead to where she actually starts the filet portion of the bag. Unless you want to make the bag, of course Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games 2018: June 1 - August 31, 2018 ~*Join Anytime*~ on: August 07, 2018 06:07:21 PM
Prompt:  July- The Road of Trials
Team: Heroes
Bonus Points: Engineering, Brain Power, Community
Project Name: Why Was I So Afraid To Try Filet Crochet?
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455625.0
Brief Description: For some reason, I have shied away from filet crochet. I could never seem to wrap my head around how to fill in the boxes compared to what was left empty. But, while searching for inspiration on a totally different project, I came across this tutorial from Whistle & Ivy, and when she said that the lines on the graph formed the boxes around the empty spaces, and that the filled in boxes were the space within that grid, it clicked. I don't what it was about that particular description (maybe it appealed to my science & math brain?) but, all of a sudden, I just got it. I even designed my own pattern! But, I forgot to count the grid lines as stitches, in addition to the spaces in the boxes, so my dish cloth plan turned into a dish towel plan Grin It measures about 17" square.

Project Picture:


I also used the following sources:
Pattern for the alphabet
Another set of instructions
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Why Was I So Afraid To Try Filet Crochet? I Did It! With My Own Pattern, Too! on: August 07, 2018 05:54:41 PM

For some reason, I have shied away from filet crochet. I could never seem to wrap my head around how to fill in the boxes compared to what was left empty. But, while searching for inspiration on a totally different project, I came across this tutorial from Whistle & Ivy, and when she said that the lines on the graph formed the boxes around the empty spaces, and that the filled in boxes were the space within that grid, it clicked. I don't what it was about that particular description (maybe it appealed to my science & math brain?) but, all of a sudden, I just got it.

I knew I wanted to make something that had words on it for my first project, but I couldn't find exactly what I wanted. And, because I was making a dish cloth (or so I thought...), I wanted to make it have less mesh, and more solid boxes. So, when I came across a pattern for a bookmark that had a chart for the alphabet, I decided to start there. I grabbed a piece of graph paper and went to work.


I decided to check out another set of instructions to see if there were any additional tips. And, while this tutorial had the directions I had always found confusing in the past, it did make me realize that my planned dish cloth was going to be almost twice as wide as I originally thought. I had only counted the boxes on the grid when I counted my stitches, forgetting to also count the lines themselves. So, my dish cloth turned into a dish towel... a nice square one, but definitely too big for washing dishes.

Here it is against my 8.5" X 11" piece of graph paper:



It ended up being a 17" X 17" square. It's 61 stitches across by 31 rows up. And, instead of filling in each box with 2 stitches (like the second tutorial I looked at), I just used one (like the first tutorial). So each filled in box is made of 3 stitches instead of 4. If I had used 4, my dish towel would have been more rectangular.

Now that I have finally wrapped my head around how it all works, I'm thinking about starting a panel for the bottom of the curtain in my laundry room. It'll be done with #10 crochet cotton, I think, so it'll be a bit more fiddly to work with, but since the laundry room isn't finished, I expect to have plenty of time to make the panel!
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!-SU Closed!; SO-9/1/18 on: August 06, 2018 07:12:05 PM
Holy cow, LadybugsAndBumblebees! We just had a similar occurrence near me (twice in a week), just a little to the south. I think I need to adjust my insurance!
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