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« Reply #2830 on: March 26, 2011 06:21:07 PM »

I got the scarf for Ian done today! I set a goal to have it done by the end of the weekend. It was on my Knitting Board Tadpole loom for about two years. I really enjoyed working on it once I sat down in front of Netflix over the last couple of days. It's double stockinette, and the yarn is "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby, so it's pretty soft and squishy for acrylic. One W.I.P. down, many others to go! Now, to see if I can finish my stash busting afghan by the middle of April. Smiley

It is chilly here today, after a few days of warm weather. We all feel cold, so Ian put on his new scarf and has been wearing around the house for warmth. We have the heat set at 70F, but the air is so damp from the crap weather outside that we feel like we can't get warm. We're supposed to get some snow. Phooey! At least it's not supposed to stick.

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« Reply #2831 on: March 26, 2011 06:34:39 PM »

Soooo...not sure who posted the crobot several pages ago BUT my first thought was "eep!! Zombie-bot!!", really I think I'm just stuck on zombies.

LaughingLark ~ I have a friend who would take you down for that scarf, lol, she loves really bright colors (I always look at her like she's nuts). And my netflix list is why I want to do more crochet projects then sewing projects Smiley

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« Reply #2832 on: March 26, 2011 07:48:11 PM »

that's an interesting idea, it can probably be done, all the needed tech has already been invented.

I was giggling to myself tonight while wishing I was crafting (instead of at an engagement party for someone my husband works with)...I realized that all we really need is a live web cam in Alwaysinmyroom's crafting space. She must craft 24/7 to get so much done! There would ALWAYS be something good to watch that way!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2833 on: March 26, 2011 08:21:45 PM »

LaughingLark, I love those colors! A great looking scarf. I think the double stockinette looks so great, but I am lazy, and usually just go with a garter stitch.  Wink

« Reply #2834 on: March 27, 2011 01:21:31 AM »

Found a tute for this "pleatness" bag while stalking a partner for a swap... so of course spent most of my Sunday making a fun bag instead of doing the housework Tongue

Gratuitous pic of DD Cheesy

Inside the bag, nothing too exciting, just lined in black.

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« Reply #2835 on: March 27, 2011 04:35:30 AM »

I have the pleatness bag tute bookmarked AND printed to try out...my efforts without commercial patterns when it comes to purses have been HUGE failures though...all but my square bottom totes, as that is only 2 pieces for the outer and 2 pieces for the lining.  Maybe because this one has explicit piecing and assembly instructions I will be able to do it Smiley

I'm having SERIOUS crafting withdrawal...all this cleaning is great, but SO uncreative!  LOL!  I'm thinking I may leave work early to go craft Tongue

« Reply #2836 on: March 27, 2011 06:01:55 AM »

Thanks, Lady4feet and astormorray. When I needle knit scarves, I go for garter stitch as well. This was made with a Tadpole knitting board. When JoAnn or Hobby Lobby offer a coupon on half off of any one item, I pick up stuff like this. Or, I did when I had the money.  Cheesy This loom was under ten bucks with a coupon.

This loom is really simple to use, and makes a nice dense double stockinette and is great for kid scarves, and skinnier scarves for grownups. I think the knit is 4" wide or so. I use an empty pen barrel to make it much faster to wrap the yarn on the pegs and maintain perfect tension.

I just kind of got stuck on my stripey scarf. I don't know why. Probably just my ADD. Now that I am done, my ADD is telling me to start another project on the tadpole today, but I need to get to work on the afghan WIP. The afghan is out in our living loom on the end table, and it gets in people's way. Time to finish it and make it useful to my family. At least it's big enough now to keep me warm while I crochet. It will be cold the next couple of days.

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« Reply #2837 on: March 27, 2011 07:02:55 AM »

WOW...the crafty members must come out while I am asleep! Cheesy

I love that bag...good size and such cute colors...and a wonderful model!

DawnTrees...congrats on learning crochet...if you check out the tutorials done by our Crochet Moderator, she gives all the " unspoken" rules and tips on crochet...I learned the chain one trick as my afghan was slowly getting skinnier and skinner with each row! Cheesy

Laughing_lark...what a wonderful scarf!  I was experimenting last night with Japanese finger knitting...I just can't seem to grasp the finder crochet, which I really like!

Here is what it looks like:

It makes a strip that you can sew or braid together to make scarves, hats, shawls, vests, etc.  I braided my strip to make a short scarf.

Doubt if I would do it a lot but it was fun to play!

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« Reply #2838 on: March 27, 2011 09:28:09 AM »

When my husband and I moved at the end of September I was without a sewing machine (used to use my mom's) Then for Christmas we pull names in my family and just spend 100$ on one present. SO i asked for a very basic sewing machine from my brother in law who pulled my name.

Christmas time....YAY SEWING MACHINE.
But wait...our place is still not all set up....I have no craft desk still *ahem hubby*
Well yesterday was....yup....March 26 and I just took it out of the box, STILL NO CRAFT DESK LOL
It's on the living room table.

But I did get to start my sewing projects.

Now for my first project on my new machine a TEA WALLET!

#1. Make a tea wallet for myself.

Now the stitching isn't GREAT, but for my first project on the machine and figuring out the machine's personality I'm happy that it actually turned out semi-decent at all.

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« Reply #2839 on: March 27, 2011 10:50:13 AM »

But we thought you never sleep, Always, are you trying to confuse us?  Cheesy
I like the colors of the braid you made.
MissKerouac,yay for sewing machine for Christmas, and a very nice first project on it too. Who cares that it's March already, you got started, that's what counts Smiley

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