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1  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Re: Moving to Louisville on: June 04, 2007 06:31:17 PM
You'll love Louisville!  I've lived here all my life and I never get tired of it!
What area of town are you moving to?
One neighborhood that's appealing to most Craftster types is the Highlands, specifically Bardstown Rd.  They've got a lot of good locally-owned restaurants and funky shops, including the Knit Nook, Edenside Gallery, and vintage/DIY clothing places like Cherry Bomb and Dot Fox.  The area is just southeast of downtown.
As far as fun and artsy places, I love Main Street: be sure to check out the 21C Hotel/gallery and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (both have free admission).  And they are right by the Waterfront, which would be a great place to go with your daughter as there are playgrounds and fountains.
As a fiber artist, it is probably imperative that you see at least one of Penny Sisto's quilts (which are more like paintings that happen to be assembled with a sewing machine).  She lives in southern Indiana, so she's done loads of commissions for various places in Louisville--I know there is one of hers right inside the door of New Directions Housing Corp. and one in the church right next door to Casa Latina on Woodbine St.  Anyway, if you ever come across her name anywhere in Louisville, make a point to check it out!!  She's incredible!!  **End tangent**

As far as crafty supplies, I highly recommend Dee's Crafts on Shelbyville Rd.  You have to fight tooth and nail through mall traffic to get there  (Roll Eyes), but chances are you'll forget about it as soon as you step inside.

To sum up, Louisville's got a pretty good downtown scene.  We have nice, big urban parks such as Cherokee, Seneca, Waterfront, and Iroquois.  Our zoo has an albino alligator and a newborn elephant.  The Crescent Hill Library has a big purple castle in the children's section.   You can watch Shakespeare plays for free in Central Park during July.  Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnd... you can get ridiculously tall orange soft serve cones at Dairy Kastle on Eastern Parkway.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: felted messenger bag on: April 08, 2007 08:13:56 AM
dang, that's so cute!!!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tidepool handwarmers on: April 08, 2007 07:59:22 AM
The colors are delicious!  What beautiful little handwarmers.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gimme a project for this yarn. on: April 03, 2007 08:22:04 PM
I've got 4 skeins of dk weight wool/cotton, each a different color.  They look good together, so I'd love to make something with colorwork.  The problem is that 200g isn't enough for a sweater, but it's too much for a pair of gloves or something.  Any ideas for a medium-sized garment?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My finished Venezia on: April 03, 2007 08:17:36 PM
You made that.
A fair isle sweater on sz 3's.
And it's your first stranding project.
I am thoroughly impressed.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sweet little striped halter! *With tutorial!* on: April 03, 2007 08:10:23 PM
wow this looks great!
i want to make myself a dress with the same pattern. but I'm afraid i'm not as good as i think i am...
are round needles the needles that are linked at either end with like a tube-ish thingy?
do i really need that (cause i dont want to spend the money on it)?
can i make my own, i have a lot of plain needles?
and how do i decrease a stich?

Yes, round needles are the kind that are attached with a plastic cable between them.  You'll need a pair if you don't want to have to seam your project, which always sucks.  But technically you can knit this on straights.
The simplest decrease is just to knit two stitches together.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: McQueen cable coat knock off on: April 03, 2007 08:06:47 PM
Whoa!  That looks like it was so so so much work.. but it's so worth it.  It's really stunning.  No muggle will believe that you made it yourself.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Simple Knitted Bodice on: March 22, 2007 06:25:01 PM
Very, very cute!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting and reading.... on: March 10, 2007 09:45:39 PM
Occasionally you can find the full text of plays, short stories, or even novels online.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: fiber content for laptop case-- static?? on: March 10, 2007 08:59:11 PM
I'm not sure of an anti-static fiber, but I'll warn you that I've got this acrylic sweater that makes my hair stand on end every time I wear it.
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