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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit Christmas Ornament on: November 15, 2012 07:00:50 PM
So my mother has asked me to make these ornaments for her and I was just wondering if anyone has seen a pattern or knows how to go about approaching these? I've knit in the round and with color change as well as with short rows so technique shouldn't be an issue Smiley

(Obviously not knit by me Smiley )
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilt Backing... Sheet vs Cutting Fabric? on: July 03, 2012 09:30:24 AM
I'm making a quilt for my boyfriend and I've run into a dilemma. The front is a simple patchwork type pattern of blues and browns with a brown border.  It's technically my first quilt sandwich and I'm wondering if it would be better to go with a sheet or matching fabric as my backing?

My main concern is the fact that the seam on the back if I use matching fabric will hinder the quilting. Any advice? Cheesy
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / That gorgeous color wheel quilt...Making it bigger? on: August 04, 2011 11:26:02 AM

So here's where I go on and on about how new I am to quilting (I tend to stay more in the yarn crafts) ad how I've done a few things and I have tons of quilting notions from my grandmother etc.  I'll spare you that and move onto more pressing matters.  Grin

I've been eyeing the gorgeous color wheel wall hanging in Last Minute Gifts (to the point where I've ordered the book and I'm itching to start). I was wondering how to go about enlarging it? Any tips or pointers? Has anyone done this before?  I'm looking to get it to at least a double if not a queen for a wedding present for my best friend.

Thank you so much! Cheesy
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Viking 350 Sew Easy Computer Bobbin problem? on: July 05, 2011 07:43:23 PM
So almost a year ago to the day, I inherited this wonderful machine from my grandmother after she passed. It's sat on her table in my room untouched until today. I got it into my head that I would learn to quilt and sew and finish her stuff. Step one? Learn the machine....

I CANNOT for the life of my figure out how to load the bobbin into the machine. I downloaded the manual and I cannot seem to follow the instructions. I want to use this machine and not have it sit as a decoration because I know it's a wonderful machine! Please please please help?!

OH! It doesn't have a case (my other machine has one and I can do that no problem). I think it's called a front load?
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / om mani padme hum art! on: June 26, 2011 11:40:07 PM
Let me preface this by saying my skills come by way of yarn. Tongue I don't tend to stray much from that section but the blank space above my bed was calling for something! Smiley Inspired by the art at my local yoga studio, I give you my newest buddhist addition to my room!

I'll upload more pictures once I find where my sister has hidden my camera! Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yet another Gryffindor scarf to add to the mix :) on: January 09, 2011 03:07:59 PM
So this is the first thing I've posted in a longggg time but I'm just so proud of this scarf. Smiley

It's around 6 feet long and knit in the round on 16 inch circular 8's using Red Heart Yarn. After counting up all of the movies I watched for this scarf, it took around 34 hours. It's for one of my sorority sisters (she's also getting Hermione's wand courtesy of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I'm SO jealous!) The image is true to colors.

Enough with the words, here are the pictures!

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Car Freshener? on: December 07, 2008 02:30:25 PM
I would love to make car air fresheners for my best friend who just got a new car. He loves loves loves Zelda so I was thinking about making triforce fresheners for him out of felt but I don't know if I should stuff them with aroma beads (or something of the sort) or if it would be better to dip them in fragrance/essential oil.

Does anyone have any opinions?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern help? Slouchy hat?? on: November 28, 2008 06:37:50 PM

I really would love to make a slouchy hat. I've tried crocheting one but I just didn't like the way it looked. Would any of you wonderful knitters happen to have a pattern similar to this hat? I'd really love to make this one my first cable projects but I can't seem to find any patterns with cables. Could I just adapt something like Le slouch? I'm sorry if this has been posted a thousand times. I really couldn't find the help I needed from the search results. Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Incorperating Color? on: April 28, 2008 12:16:41 PM
It all started with one hat for one friend...like it always does....To spare you the incredibly long story, I'm looking for a way to incorporate blocks of color into a basic 1x1 ribbed hat. I'd love to work this hat in the round to spare the annoying seam in the back but I can work it flat as well..

My question is, how can I incorporate these blocks of color into the hat? What's the best method or can it even be done?

The recipient wants it to look like the italian flag.. I'm thinking of using the same pattern I usually use but just inserting these color blocks.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Benedictine Monks? on: July 23, 2007 08:53:22 PM
You read right.  Grin I'm attempting to sew some robe type/habit like things for a school project. I've never taken a clothes sewing course and I have no idea where to start. Good news? I'm making them for dolls so they don't have to be perfect (and they are on a smaller scale)...

Here is what they should somewhat look like:

And here are some of my plans:

1. Underdress. I'll be made out of linen but I think I have that covered.

2a. Front of Kimono type robe like thing
2b. Back of Kimono type robe like thing

3. Robe w/ the desired arms

4. My new and easy to use plan that I'm not sure will work.

Like I said, the dolls will be actual dolls but they will be sort of 2D.

OH! And any way to make that funky hood thing?  I have a little lesss than a month to make these and pretty much free reign over budget. HELP please?

oh and Thank you!
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