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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn To Spin 2010: Source your tools on: August 20, 2010 08:22:43 AM
I sure hope it's not too late to join all of you! I have been adoring hand-spun yarn both here and on etsy for a few years now, and have finally worked up the courage to purchase my own Learn To Spin kit from Etsy and start seriously working on this.

I'm just waiting for my kit to arrive, but count me in! I'll be reading and posting on the other chapters as well, hopefully I can get caught up! Smiley
2  Texas / Texas: Southeast / Re: Houston's surrounding areas? on: August 19, 2010 08:18:44 AM
I'm coming to The Woodlands/Conroe in October and staying until January... are there any good craft stores in Houston or the surrounding area that any of you would recommend? I have just learned how to knit, and I crochet.. my goal for my trip is to learn how to spin yarn.  If anyone has any suggestions or would like to meet up, please drop me a line!!!
3  Texas / Texas: Southwest / Houston: Yarn Stores? on: August 09, 2010 04:42:25 PM
I am going to be down in Houston (specifically Conroe, just outside of Houston) for a couple months this fall.  It is my first time travelling there and I am definitely NOT familiar with the city at all (I'm from Canada).

I'm wondering where the best yarn stores are.  I'm interested in learning how to spin my own yarn, but have yet to find a store that sells the wool.  Is there a special place to get spinning wool? Are there any other great craft stores in Houston I should check out?

Thanks in advance!!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Happy Period Cozy on: March 07, 2008 04:06:09 PM
I was a 9-yo-starter, too, and it really does suck.  It's actually caused by the higher levels of overweight/etc. children.. hormones start kicking in when your body reaches a certain fat threshold, so because the kids are reaching this earlier, menarche is happening earlier too.  It really, really sucks.

(Juuuust to clarify this because I know nothing of your niece.. I'm just saying that this is the medical/etc. reason for why the age is lowering so dramatically; there are many other factors involved, so I'm totally not saying your niece is fat!!)

On topic.. wow. That's really cute. Smiley I wish I had something like that.. my holder was a burnt-orange-flowery design from when my mom was a teenager.
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along on: February 29, 2008 11:18:35 AM
So I re-started this blanket last night, and I've got the pattern down good, and everything is going great.  I'm only having one problem, which seems to be a recurring one with multiple people that I've seen do this.. it bubbles.  Is there a way to fix this (ie, washing it, soaking it, stretching it, etc.) at the end of the project, or should I just quit while I'm ahead?

I really want to be able to post a completed starghan, they're so fun-looking.
6  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along on: February 28, 2008 01:43:53 PM
Oh wow. I love your 'bright one' Esjay. ^^

I started one at 2 AM last night.. and I'm confused. I'm sure I messed up a few stitches here and there, so I'm going to re-start one tonight with the actual materials mentioned in the pattern.. :p

If only I didn't have exams and essays coming up.. -_-;
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Absolutely insane rainbow patchwork 7 metre circle skirt! on: February 27, 2008 04:17:46 PM
Wow. That's amazing, and like most of the above posters have said... I love it!

I like that you wore the orange shirt with it, and didn't put an orange layer in.  That way.. you can wear the orange shirt with it, and it completes the skirt! :p I've always wanted to make myself clothes but I don't quite have the patience/skills, and to make a skirt like this to fit my hips would drive me crazy! But you did such a good job, I'm sure it was well worth the effort.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: evily simple alternative to pore strips on: January 31, 2008 11:25:42 PM
I, too, join the ranks of crafters who find it fun to pop zits, peel sunburnt skin, and peel glue off their hands.  As soon as I started reading the first post, I remembered the feel of peeling skin off my hand and wondered if I was one of the only ones who did that... after reading through 14 pages of confessions, I feel better about my secret school habits! :p

One thing I always did enjoy was peeling hardened glue off solid surfaces, just to watch the colour of the glue change to light as it peeled off.  I used to cover the top of my pencil case (a 'Spacemaker' brand, it had little round bumps all over the top of it that made for interesting textures) and then peel the glue off. 

There were also the white-out fingernails... though we got into some big trouble for those!

I'm not sure if this skin-care remedy will work for my skin, but it's worth a shot.  I've got some face-mask-peely stuff already, but it's got the consistency of jam and feels weird to put it on my face; plus it takes waay too long to dry!

Great job on the posting. Smiley Even if it's a total flop, it's still an entertaining method and seems to work for some.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: snow kitty ornament on: December 04, 2007 09:09:46 PM
Crochet balls are great.. you can do almost anything with them! Great job, I love the flower. Smiley
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Filigree Bowl on: December 04, 2007 09:08:40 PM
One thing you could use this bowl for would be a Christmas decoration - simply put some of the shiny ornament-spheres into it (like everyone does with clear vases and such) and it would look cool.. the shiny would show through the holes. Smiley 

You did a very awesome job. I wish I could crochet like this! Maybe I'll have to look at getting some magazines.
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