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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help Choosing a Pattern on: October 30, 2007 06:28:55 PM
Long story short, I bought some yarn for a Christmas project, the colour isn't going to work, so now I get to use it all for myself  Wink

Here is the yarn is question:

Should it become
a) a Lucy in the Sky Cardigan (http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=572
b) Central Park Hoodie (http://www.knitscene.com/photos/2006/project13.asp
c) Something Red (long sleeved version) (http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/02/if_someone_aske.html)
d) Something Red (3/4 Sleeve Version)

Your help in deciding is greatly appreciated!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Couch throw on: October 06, 2007 06:48:50 AM
This is my first time posting one of my finished quilt projects projects here. I made this last winter as a Christmas gift to myself - my second-ever quilt - and then my daughter stole it because she loved it so much. Ah well, tis life! Anyways, it's pretty plain and simple - just 8x8 blocks sewn together, the binding is also the backing, made from Amy Butler fabric that I love.

Here it is:

Corner folded over to show backing:

Comments and criticisms are welcomed  Cheesy

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sock yarn recommendations? on: September 19, 2007 07:33:42 AM
Short story even shorter..

I'm wanting to knit my dad some socks for Christmas - I have a pattern chosen, and it calls for 150g of yarn.

Honestly, I don't know a heck of a lot about sock yarn (I've only knit one other pair previously), and I don't know where to start.

This is what I know I need:

- preferably superwash (if it's not superwash, I tend to break out in hives Sad) or cotton
- soft
- affordable
- either navy, black, or gray
- fingering weight
- preferably no alpaca

Any recommendations would be MUCH appreciated! I am truly feeling lost at the moment!

Oh, and if it helps, I'm in Canada Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I knit my first sock!! on: September 13, 2007 02:15:53 PM
I fianlly got over my fear and gave socks a try! I only have the one done so far, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Here it is!:

The pattern is Spa Socks from the Spring '07 issue of knit.1, knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic cotton on us8's. Still needs a button, but I was too excited to wait to show it off!

Oh, and best of all? It fits (I added an extra 1/2 inch, but hey, it worked!)!!

Comments and criticisms welcome!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Crafty Onesie/Lap Tee Swap Gallery on: September 12, 2007 01:07:07 PM
The first package is out! Post your crafty onesie goodness here  Grin
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Low Fat Recipes/Suggestions desperately needed on: July 20, 2007 12:26:29 PM
Ok, so here's the short story!

After a trip to the ER early last Sunday morning, I was diagnosed with Gallstones, and told to eat very little to no fat (fat is what brings on the more than painful attacks). For the last week, I've been trying to avoid fat like a crazy woman, and have been having a hard time coming up with meals to make that are low in fat that aren't just plain chicken (or fish, which I'm not a big fan of) or purely veggie based (not that purely veggie meals are a problem for me).

Does anyone have any tried and true low-fat recipes they'd be willing to share? If you do, it'd be most greatly appreciated (I'm a meat eater, but definitely wouldn't mind trying some vegetarian recipes!)!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blocking Acrylic? on: February 27, 2007 08:28:59 AM
Ok, so I just finished knitting my first sweater - Knitty's Daisy Plain version ( http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer03/PATTdaisy.html ). I knit it using Bernat Satin, which is 100% acrylic.

In Daisy's instructions, it says to make sure to block the sweater before seaming. From what I've read previously - I have it in my head that blocking acrylic is pretty much useless? Am I right in thinking this?

Should it really be blocked - or can I leave it as it is?  Undecided

Thanks to anyone who can help me out with this!  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help! I over bleached my shirt! on: January 31, 2007 06:56:47 AM
Ok, so here's the story/problem/issue. My daughter spilled grape juice on one of my fairly new, stark white maternity t-shirts last night. I applied stain remover right away, which almost got it all out, but there was still a faint purplish spot. I also noticed, that for some odd reason, the red pepper juice from when I was cutting some up for the salad for dinner last night, also didn't was out. Ok, no problem, I had a bleach pen, I'll just bleach the spots out!

WRONG! I applied the bleach, and left the shirt in the bathroom to sit for a few minutes....to remember over AN HOUR later that the shirt was STILL sitting there with the bleach on it!

I rush to rinse it out, to end up with a mix of small and HUGE yellow spots all over the front of this shirt! NOT good at all!

So, crafty guys and gals - what can I do to fix this shirt?! I can sew, but I suck at applique, and I've never tried stencilling before. This shirt is just under 2 weeks old, and being a maternity shirt, was a bit on the pricey side, so I REALLLY don't want to throw it out!

ANY suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Curvy girl Maternity Clothes/Patterns? on: November 10, 2006 07:27:36 AM
I'm currently 3 months along, but am starting to "grow" out of all my clothes. I am getting frustrated at the lack of nice maternity clothes for curvy girls, and the lack of patterns to top it off Huh

Does anyone have any ideas/sources for clothes I could make/buy/alter to fit/look cool/cute/funky? I consider myself to have pretty good sewing skills (I made my own wedding dress - which was for when I was 6mos preggers with my daughter - long story).

Any help would be appreciated muchly!!
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