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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The Little Visitor Round 3 Swap Gallery!! on: June 14, 2006 11:45:26 PM
Alright, those who have sent/received... do your thing!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted Grandma Slippers? on: April 02, 2006 09:05:03 PM
I've looked around the site, and I haven't found any slipper patterns like the ones I want... so I'm gonna throw this out there.

You know those knitted slippers that grandmas make? The ones made with scratchy yarn that actually ends up being really comfortable, and half the time they're super-ugly, cuz grandmas love making them checkered, and they're always just the right size, even if they look too small?

I told my boyfriend to ask his Grandma already how to make them, but maybe you guys can help me sooner. I really need a new pair of slippers. I know they're garter stitched... or at least I assume. It looks like it.

3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Little Visitor Swap Round 3! (Signups CLOSED, Sendout EXTENDED 06.16) on: March 19, 2006 08:38:20 AM
Swap name: The Little Visitor Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Princess Dukki
Sign-up date range: March 19 - April 2
Date to send item by: June 9 June 16

Limited to a certain number of people? I'm gonna go ahead and say no...

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Of course!

All ages allowed? Or 18+? Everyone's invited, but under 16, make sure it's alright with your parents!

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" list and will not allow those members to participate: Yep!

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: Fo' sho! In fact, I'm going to keep with the rules stated by americandemockracy in Round 2: "In addition, you must of been a member for at least two months and have thirty posts (I know this sounds really strict, but due to complications in the first swap, I've decided to revise the qualifications.)"

Details of swap:
Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50496.0
Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69949.0

Is your dear stuffy feeling a little house-bound lately? Well it's time for him/her to get out and see the world, in Round 3 of the Little Visitor Swap! You will send your little friend off to your partner by April 7th with a little bio page, and a contract your partner will sign and mail back to you (c'mon, lettermail is cheap enough), ensuring your stuffy will be well loved and taken care of for the duration of his/her trip. When you receive your partners, I will also send along a little questionnaire you can fill out and print (or write out, if you prefer) for your stuffy's bio, or you can make one up yourself, it's up to you! You and your little visitor will travel around town, visiting at least 8 different areas (so the little guy will get a feel of your town!). Remember, if it's cold outside where you live, your little visitor might appreciate a new hat or coat! You will take pictures and collect memorabilia, and use it to make a small scrapbook of your time together. Put plenty of captions, describing the trip to your partner, showing how much fun the two of you had together! Send your visitor home with a few souvenirs to remember the trip by, and a fun scrapbook that reflects your time together.

Or, more simply, this is what you're gonna do:
- Send a stuffy, bio, and contract ensuring stuffy's safety to your partner by April 7th.
- Sign your partner's contract and mail it back immediately.
- Take your partner's stuffy around town and document your adventures in a small scrapbook. Keep stuffy safe and warm!
- Send stuffy home with a souvenir or two, along with your scrapbook.

This will be a longish swap, so I will check in with you every couple of weeks via PM, just to make sure everyone's doing alright!
Sound like a lot to handle? It is, but the joy of getting to know your little visitor will more than make up for it! Think it over carefully, it's quite the involved swap... if you're up to the task, PM me your info! Then, remember to post here, so I can be sure you get every update!

If you want to participate, send this information to the organizer:

Name of swap: The Little Visitor Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of the US? (not a guarantee)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, the ghetto of New York...)
Do you have any pet allergies? Do you own any pets that might spend time with your visitor?
Other allergies?
Anything goes? Or list here anything that might offend you or your stuffy:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Princess Dukki <---> StarFire
rockstr009 <---> miss_cute_boots
millik <---> craft_t_chic
Haylie <---> night_owl
france and amber <---> Six
pikabean <---> shylitlegoddess
qbmaya <---> craftypixie
serialdeviant <---> nikkisixx666

Final Sendout Status:
Princess Dukki <---> StarFire
rockstr009 <---> miss_cute_boots
millik <---> craft_t_chic
Haylie <---> night_owl
pikabean <---> shylitlegoddess
qbmaya <---> craftypixie
serialdeviant <---> nikkisixx666

Black: NOT sent, NOT received
Orange: NOT sent, received
Purple: sent, NOT received
Green: sent, received

If I've missed anything or anyone, let me know please!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Buying yarn online (with PayPal)... on: March 08, 2006 09:59:55 AM
Where I live, I only have access to crappy acrylic yarn, which is kinda starting to get to me. Anyone know where I can get some super-soft worsted weight yarn online, with my only method of payment being PayPal (I don't have a credit card)? I ask because I need something softer than the acrylic here to make (non-pastel colored) baby gifts for a co-worker.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Agh, they just don't understand! (Rant, plus a quick question) on: February 25, 2006 01:52:27 PM
My first knitted project ever was the Punk Rock Backpack from SnB, complete with intarsia bunny. Everyone at work would ask me if I made it, and I would proudly tell them yes, I knitted it all, how I muddled through the color work, and they all say, "Well, it looks pretty good..."

So I'm knitting this scarf right now for my boyfriend. I pull it out at work, and anyone on break with me asks what I'm making, and when I tell them, they look at it, and they ooh and ahh over the two little stripes I put on the end of the scarf. Gorgeous, they say, the color changes are amazing, is it hard to do?


THEY'RE STRIPES! Why didn't these people give me that sort of reaction on my bunny bag? Surely they must realize that knitting a picture is a little harder than making a stripe... don't they?

Oh, and speaking of this scarf... I've discovered the wonders of knitting the beginning tail into the scarf, for a completely invisible weaving-in. But how can I weave in the tails left at the end? I'll have three when the scarf is done, and I don't want them to stick out at all, I'm really anal about such things... it's the Boyfriend Scarf from I May Be Knitting A Ranch House... if that helps.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Meet Gimpo! on: February 09, 2006 11:11:22 AM
I don't think I ever posted this guy here, so now I'm gonna show him off... I made him a couple of years ago for a friend. He was well-received, and immediately named "Gimpo."

Here's a cute shot, before I finished the detail. I didn't have matching buttons, lol.

Here he is in all his glory...

And a full-body shot  Cheesy

If you can't tell, he was supposed to be a robot. He turned out kinda wonky, lol. He's still awesome though.
Gimpo is watching you...
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Refreshing Summer Drinks? on: July 01, 2005 11:56:57 PM
Alrighty, I've been making lemonade from frozen concentrates since our first heat wave, and I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things. Any recipes out there for deliciously refreshing summer beverages? Non-alcoholic, preferably, but such recipes can be easily modified anyhow, so please, share!

(Thanks in advance!)
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Eyelets/Interfacing on: April 14, 2005 11:38:11 PM
I have never dealt with eyelets before.

Of course, after I bought them for my next project, I realized I needed interfacing, it even told me so on the back of the package. So I felt like an idiot, because I now have no chance to get interfacing before I want to make my project (which is top-secret until it turns out).

Is there ANYTHING I can use instead of interfacing? I really really want to be able to make my top-secret project tomorrow. I don't remember putting that second really there on purpose... weird. But it works, because that's how much I want to do stuff tomorrow. Really really. That much.

Well, if I can't, it's my own idiot fault. There has to be something, though... so could anyone give me some advice on this?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Speakers... to completely functional lamps? on: April 06, 2005 11:33:21 AM
So, my parents threw out a perfectly good set of computer speakers, because my cat chewed up the cord. It would be simple enough to fix them, and give them back, but I rescued them fair and square out of the trash and they're mine! LOL  Cheesy

Anyway, my question is this: if I removed the speakers themselves, would it be possible to turn the shells into lamps? I know I could just drill a hole in the bottom and put a little light fixture in, but I'm looking for something more complex than that. I want the power switch to still turn them on and off, and it would be frickin' awesome if the volume dial worked as a dimmer switch. Is there anyone out there with the mad skillz of an electrician who would know if this could be done? And who would have the patience to give me some directions? Or at least who would know of somewhere I could get some learnin' about this?

Please give any advice you have, and thanks in advance!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Too-Small Pants on: March 29, 2005 12:45:16 PM
I bought myself a pajama outfit, a cute comfy tee and matching pants, without trying them on first. The shirt fits fine, as I knew it would, but the pants... the pants. I can get them on, but they're not exactly... flattering...

They're way too tight! And it makes me sad, cuz they're the cutest monkey material, and sooo comfy. So my question is, what should I do with these? I can't think of any non-ugly ways to make them bigger, but I don't want them to go to waste. Any suggestions?
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