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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Simple pattern for my rockstar boyfriend on: December 09, 2008 10:58:26 PM
I would sit here and spend hours searching through craftster like I used to have the time to afford but this year I've finally gone into social service and my time away from work is extremely limited. I'm a fairly basic knitter (scarves & a couple of hats for the most part) but I wanted to make my boyfriend something fun for Christmas. He's in 4 different bands and aside from being vegan with me he doesn't have many interests that aren't music related. So I was hoping to get some help from my fellow craftsters. Any pattern links would be appreciated, even scarves since that's not out of my comfort zone & we only have a couple of weeks before d-day anyway.

Thanks a ton in advance!!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitting Needle Roll Up from cutoutandkeep.net on: June 01, 2007 11:17:09 AM
I'm really not sure if this is supposed to go in this board or not but it seemed logical to me. I made this case over the weekend. I got the pattern from http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/knitting_needle_roll_up/
The yellow fabric has little bumble bees in it. My sewing skills aren't the greatest considering I just learned how to use a machine the week before, but I love it.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Frogs are Friends! Not Food! on: May 24, 2007 02:31:15 PM
I made this little froggy for my friend's son who's been having to go through a few too many surgeries for his poor little age of one lately. Really any surgery at the age of one is too many. This is my first stuffed animal of any sort. I'm going to make another one with a minkee tummy for my nephew who is obsessed with minkee anything and everything. He's getting a new baby sister next week so I figured he needed a little something to make him feel special.

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / My Name Is Mud on: May 24, 2007 01:37:01 PM
I keep seeing all of these "my first handspun" posts and I wanted to be weird and do a "my second handspun" post! Cheesy Yeah, I know I'm weird. I would wait until tomorrow for Fiber Friday but I'll tell ya what. That post is intimidating. I can't even pick out a favorite let alone get the nerve up to comment. Yeah, I'm a bit of an introvert when it comes to online communication. Really can't tell you why since I'm so very outgoing normally. I put about a million years of effort into it. Ok, not really that long but it did seem to take forever. Spun on a top whorl drop spindle, some mystery wool from the kit I got for my birthday. I have no idea how long it is, guess I should have thought about that before. Now that it's finally off my spindle I'm working with some corriedale from a little farm up north and wow, what a difference. I don't have to stop every two seconds to pull out little pieces of veg or what have you. Anyways, for the sake of being too wordy for once, here's my little baby. And, yes, it's name is Mud. Partly because of all the extra cleaning it needed and also because of the color. I taught myself how to knit two weeks ago so I'm going to attempt to make a calorimetry with it.
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Natural Dyes & Violets on: May 14, 2007 04:15:25 PM
Hello all! So my boyfriend has a thing for gardening. It's actually quite admirable. I just started spinning and he became extremely excited at the possibility of making his own dyes for me from different flowers and or plants. So he went out and bought a bunch of seeds and has been diligently working on growing these little sprouts and in the meantime going out and collecting flowers/leaves/etc to dry and experiment with. Recently he's been drying out some violets and I can't find anything online that references using violets so I just wanted to know if any of you have run across that before or even used violets in homemade dyes. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Plying & Setting the Twist? on: April 23, 2007 10:39:12 AM
This may be a strange question but I recently spun up my first two skeins as singles and my best friend wanted to use them for decoration on her wedding invitations. Believe me, I was excited. I had no idea what I was going to use this sub par yarn for so when she suggested it for that I just about jumped for joy. We decided to ply the two together but I had already set the twist on my two singles. After I plied the two together I figured I would need to set the twist again. Is this generally how it's done or do you just wait until you ply before setting the twist from your singles? Thanks in advance for any information. Oh! And thank you all for your constant inspiration! You are all angels in my book.  Cheesy
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Drop Spindles & Such on: February 14, 2007 04:15:56 PM
I don't think I would be considered a newbie, I'm more of a prebie. I've never even held a piece of roving in my hands. Unfortunately where I live the only access we have to yarn of any sort is Wal-Mart or the internet. I don't knit or crochet, but I feel compelled to spin. Hopefully that explains why I have been researching like a crazy lady for the last week. But I still have questions. I'm the type of person who moves from craft to craft like there's no tomorrow so I think a drop spindle would be my best choice for now. How many of you learned on a drop spindle and what kind? There's so many different ones, but I haven't seen much of an explanation as to why. I've seen beginner spindles but I also read somewhere here that it's not going to work as well as a more expensive spindle will. I am so very confused. I thought I could figure this out on my own, but I can't and I need my fellow craftster's advice. What are your recommendations?
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Tattoo Inspired lamp, light switches, box, a clock and two random chairs. on: January 06, 2007 12:12:57 AM
My sister is a tattoo artist and I happen to be infatuated with tattoos so a lot of the things I do have that general theme.

I think the shade might need a little extra frill on the trim. Maybe black feathers? I'm not quite sure about that yet.

Most recent light switches. I apologize for the picture quality on the first one. I gave it away as a present so unfortunately I cannot retake it.

The top of my box that holds my plethora of random buttons.

I know record clocks are a bit over done, but my sister really wanted one for her shop so... voila!

And lastly, my chairs. There is actually a set of 4 (2 black & whites, 2 pink & blacks) but I believe it would be a bit redundant to post all of them.

What do you guys think?
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