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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  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!
3  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
4  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?
5  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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