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21  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2-SU: CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 on: July 29, 2017 03:54:40 PM
So, I have to apologize, because it looks like I'll be sending a bit late. I spent multiple hours yesterday (2+ episodes of MidSomer Murders) ironing all of the fabric scraps (and fat 16ths) I picked up for this swap. I am currently dog sitting until tomorrow (in another state), and brought what I needed to complete the prerequisite coursework for the class I'm taking, which starts Monday. Based on the last course I took with this program, I expected the coursework to take much longer. I'm already finished, but didn't bring anything else to work on (I didn't want distractions). Tomorrow, after I leave NH, I have to drive to NY to visit a very sick family member (if he survives until then Sad ). Then head back home (at least 5 hours of driving all together). I won't get anything done tomorrow night, but I'm thinking I might have a little time Monday night. Maybe...

Worst case, I'll be sending on Saturday. And, I know I had a month, but job stress and a busier July than I expected threw me off my crafty game.
22  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9: SU- CLOSED; SO- Aug 7, 2017 (updated date) on: July 29, 2017 03:39:37 PM
I'm kicking myself right now... I am dog sitting for a friend in NH, and I had some pre-coursework to complete for a week-long class I'm taking, which starts Monday. Based on the last class I took for the same program, the advance work took about 20 hours, so I figured I'd do it while I was here, free of distractions. It took about 3 hours...

And, I didn't bring any craft stuff to work on, because I didn't want to be distracted...
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel on: July 27, 2017 08:33:24 PM
That is actually just plain gorgeous, for real. How were you here in Canada and not meeting up with me to exchange something awesome for that thing? I have never seen a crocheted cotton dishtowel before, cloth yes but not towel, and now I wonder why the heck I have not. Terrific gift for your friend, do make one, or two, for yourself!

Thank you, CLM! I got a crocheted kitchen towel in a swap once, and I love it. I'll definitely make another one, and I might not wait until my next road trip!

And, we were really only in Canada for one full day- we drove up on a Thursday, visited Grosse Ile  (on the St. Lawrence, just north of Quebec City) on Friday, and drove back home on Saturday (it was raining, so we didn't even stop in Q.C.).
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel on: July 27, 2017 08:25:41 PM
Excellent towel! Have you considered that your endless cone is perhaps possessed or maybe just plain magic?

Thank you! And, I seriously did think the cone was bewitched when I saw how little yarn was used!
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: July 27, 2017 04:25:48 PM
Prompt:  (Young Boy/Stay & Negotiate) 5. Bridges-Y
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452843.0
Brief Description: While on a trip to Canada, I needed something to keep me from getting antsy on the long drive. I also had a large cone of peach-colored cotton yarn. In the hope of using the yarn up, I decided to crochet a dish towel using the linen stitch (or moss stitch, I think). I added a loop so it could hang over a hook. I ended up gifting it to my friend, who did all of the driving. I can make myself another one, because it barely made a dent in the yarn...

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26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel on: July 27, 2017 04:24:37 PM

I've had this cone of peach-colored cotton yarn for a long time. I think it was on clearance and I bought it to use as an inexpensive alternative to string in my classroom. At some point, I took it home (I think I started a random crochet project during an after school program and took the project home to finish...I have a dishcloth in this yarn, so I'm guessing that was it...).

I recently took a trip to Canada, and since my friend was doing all of the driving, I needed something to keep myself from going stir-crazy in the car. Enter the cone of yarn. Since it isn't my favorite color, I wanted to use it up, so I figured that a dish towel would do the trick. I used the linen stitch (also called the moss stitch, I think: single crochet one, chain one for a row, then in the next row, put a single crochet in every chain space, and a chain between each single crochet). Then, when I thought it was big enough, I chained a loop, and then crocheted a bunch of single crochets into the loop.

It took longer than expected but, sadly, it didn't make much of a dent in the cone of yarn. Since I gifted this one to my friend, I'll have to make another for myself... maybe even two...
27  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9: SU- CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 on: July 25, 2017 02:05:32 PM
I'll extend it by a week- so, the new SO date will be Monday, August 7th!
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Nelson Mandala is finished! on: July 24, 2017 05:17:22 PM
Clever, funny, and beautifully made! Rockin' it!
29  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9: SU- CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 on: July 24, 2017 11:57:17 AM
A Note From Your Organizer Smiley

I just updated the gallery with sent/received/posted pics status, so please let me know if I've missed anything.

Also, we've been a relatively quiet bunch for this round (I know my summer hasn't been as relaxed and carefree as I expected), so I just wanted to know how everyone was doing.

The send-out date is in a week. I've extended it in the past because, you know, life just gets in the way, sometimes, and I don't want people to rush to meet the deadline.

Let me know where you're at, and I can make a decision to extend if a bunch of people need it...

30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery on: July 24, 2017 11:40:41 AM
I got 2 amazing patches from craftylittlemonkey!

First up, a quote from Rosalind Franklin, with a DNA X-ray diffraction image in the background (stippled with Sharpie). Without her work, Watson & Crick wouldn't have been able to discern the DNA structure.

I am so happy to have this quote from her!

Next... SPUTNIK!!

It's perfect! And in Russian, too Smiley

The edges for the patches are super neat and square (or rectangular). I am impressed!

Thanks so much, craftylittlemonkey!
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