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 on: September 13, 2017 11:03:24 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by tiamatfire
And now a new proposal!

Subject: NEWT - Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Geek Quilt
Brief Description:

My mom gave me a fantastic layer cake last winter full of geeky fabrics.  I'm turning it into a lap/living room quilt.  I feel like the "elements" part of the subject fits incredibly well because there are literally period tables on part of this fabric!  Here's the fabrics below for the top.  The backing is some more fantastic science/geek fabric that is going to include a pieced strip of the 4 leftover square I'm not using for the top (the pattern I'm using only needs 36 of the 40 squares).

 on: September 13, 2017 10:56:06 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by tiamatfire
NEWT Subject: SoAR
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mitten Advent Calendar
Project Page Link: Here
Brief Description:

I finished my tiny mitten calendar!  There are many, many symbols to look at, since the whole project is fair isle.  I did on average one mitten a day, usually in 2-3 sessions with breaks in between to let my hands rest (I knit fair-isle two-handed, Continental with the background colour in the left, English with the foreground colour in the right).  The pattern is here Julevotter Adventscalendar, and I knit it exactly except to add in a hanging loop.  Before starting the third row, I crocheted a chain of 20 in that row's colour (usually this was the first instance of the contrast colour, but sometimes it was the starting colour), slip-stitched into the first chain to make a loop, then slipped the crochet loop onto the DPN and knit 2 together (the first knit stitch and the crochet loop).  Then I didn't have to add one later or sew it in.

I'm pretty happy with it, though I wish that I'd been able to find a slightly heavier weight white.  My white was Regia, which is pretty fine sock weight, and the others were sock weight as well but just slightly heavier.  I means in particular the red mittens look a bit larger.

So that's one Christmas present done!

 on: September 13, 2017 10:49:50 AM 
Started by tiamatfire - Last post by tiamatfire
I have been having severe chronic health problems for a year and a half now, some of the symptoms of which are trouble with hand coordination, muscle weakness, and fatigue.  To try and combat this I've been doing small amounts of knittng.  The Julevotter Adventscalendar is a great project because the fair-isle in particular challenges coordination, and the small project size makes it less frustrating to work on - I can usually complete a mitten a day (sometimes in 2-3 spread out sessions to recover between).

I'd already made one before I started the flare for my mom for Christmas 2015, but my MIL loved it.  I therefore made this set for her.  One Christmas present down!

I didn't make any alterations to the pattern, but I did make one addition.  Before starting the third row, I crocheted a chain of 20 in that row's colour (usually this was the first instance of the contrast colour, but sometimes it was the starting colour), slip-stitched into the first chain to make a loop, then slipped the crochet loop onto the DPN and knit 2 together (the first knit stitch and the crochet loop).  This created a hanging loop that I didn't have to sew in later.  They have been soaked, patted into shape to settle the stitches, and are now sitting with the hanging loops pinned straight (since they like to twist a bit being crocheted).

 on: September 13, 2017 09:13:59 AM 
Started by BigBangMomma - Last post by Ludi
I did not know there were so many pumpkin products available until I went to the store to look for them - hard to choose which ones to get!  Cheesy The most unusual was sold out: 

 on: September 13, 2017 09:06:07 AM 
Started by fatewineroses - Last post by fatewineroses
I have received and they are FABULOUS!!!

I'm always envious of those of you who are quick crafters. I am the opposite. I am slow. Deliberate. Meditative. Turtle like even. For this patch bywilma chose my "Craft Turtle" theme. I think she nailed it.

And then she chose my "Queen of the Dorks" theme...with some added Bob's Burgers love! (Which I asked for!) It's perfect!

Thank you so much for swapping with me bywilma!

 on: September 13, 2017 06:07:26 AM 
Started by alteredmommy - Last post by sheepBlue
Sold to calluna  Smiley

Skull tea towel and kitty linoprint cards.

Thank you for the claims!

 on: September 13, 2017 02:45:38 AM 
Started by sarahknot - Last post by sarahknot
The idea of these colorful earrings is from waterdrop; with a cute flower knot on the top. It can match any of your outfit. No matter jeans or long dresses; it can reflect your own style.

It is first time I make clip earring Cheesy Cheesy

 on: September 13, 2017 02:03:32 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by QueenHobo
Loving all these fun projects people have posted! I'll try to comment tomorrow.

Prompt: September - Harry Potter -
Team: Multimedia
Project Name: Harry Potter cross stitch
Brief Description: I had a lot of trouble coming up with something to make for this prompt because there are soooooo many ideas out there! Then SBC came across this picture and I loved it. I thought it would be perfect to cross stitch and hang it in my bathroom hahaha
Project Photo:

 on: September 13, 2017 12:48:25 AM 
Started by edelC - Last post by edelC
So I have been on craftster for a while now, and quite a few years ago I was inspired by Phizzychicks travel journal, so I started one. As it happens in the first trip in that journal I met Phizzy, which was cool.

That journal lasted from 2008 until 2012, and included a big trip to the USA, a long road trip (6 weeks) across Europe and quite a few smaller trips. It finally filled up. In retrospect I would never have chosen that type of book as once it was filled, it bulges significantly and the metal spiral binding feels very fragile. I now make my own books for this kind of thing, with fabric covered board for the covers.

I had intended to make a book sleeve for it for ages and in a fit of gloom (aka craft something to cheer yourself up) I made this, it was a PITA, because I didn't measure properly, but it eventually came together . I covered it with some travel themed paper-badly, loads of wrinkles, but it protects the book, so I can live with it.

These are some book pages



Croatia (I have just realised that there are two Kali's in the book)

The protective book sleeve (with the book poking out-It does fit all the way in to protect all the tags and stuff)

 on: September 12, 2017 07:51:05 PM 
Started by sheepBlue - Last post by WiccadWitch

I'm trying to post from my phone, so I don't know if this is going to work or not.
 My mother had to stay in the hospital for a test, so I abandoned one of the felt kitties there, under a cement bench. I checked before I left and she was gone!!!

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