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AmethystAnne

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #750 on: March 30, 2014, 06:40:55 PM »
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VorFemme that is just so so true!

I have a situation like you described above.

I love working with my co-workers. During Lunch Break, we have a good time talking about all manner of G to R rated subjects, and have taken a stab at solving the world's problems.  ;D I get fidgety just sitting and talking, so I work on small knitting or crochet projects.

However, for 2 of my co-workers the idea of me not making something for them just hurts their feelings a little bit, I guess.

They really liked the (crocheted with burlap twine)reusable frozen pizza box shopping bag (holds 4 boxes!) I made for myself.  Darla and Tricia voiced their desire for me to make one for each of them. Jenny said that I had taught her how to crochet and I would probably be willing to teach them also. I wholeheartedly agreed!

The response? "Ugh, too much like work."

...............
I really like these ladies. I think I will make Angel (our new boss), Darla and Tricia one of what is pictured in the link below, white with the trim done in their personal favorite colors:

http://crochetroo.blogspot.com/2006/10/little-aprons-free-crochet-pattern.html

It's a fun pattern and easy to do.

[I used the pattern for the white apron with pink trim for Jenny, Joy, our former boss, and myself years ago for Christmas.]

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #751 on: March 30, 2014, 07:09:27 PM »
I am a substitute teacher and recently I took in a bunch of infinity scarves for some of the people at one of the schools. They loved and suggested that I bring in a bunch to sell. My response? Nope, not happening. People who love the free ones will nit pick on something they have to pay for!

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #752 on: March 30, 2014, 07:16:40 PM »
I am a substitute teacher and recently I took in a bunch of infinity scarves for some of the people at one of the schools. They loved and suggested that I bring in a bunch to sell. My response? Nope, not happening. People who love the free ones will nit pick on something they have to pay for!

I did that with ruffle scarves for some volunteer coworkers.  I offered to teach people how to make them, but I refused to make any FOR people.  People said they were too hard to make...Seriously, you need a giant crochet hook and a thick cookbook.  They take 30 min to make in front of the TV. 

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #753 on: March 30, 2014, 08:12:35 PM »
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Okay, my curiousity is aroused. I heard that it takes a big hook and 30 minutes to churn one out. What does a crocheter do with a thick cookbook when making a ruffle scarf?

(I use US size 11 knitting needles to make ruffle scarves)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #754 on: March 30, 2014, 08:30:49 PM »
I was wondering about that too...
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

"The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #755 on: March 30, 2014, 09:11:22 PM »
I once made 12 6-egg pavlovas in my home kitchen with a single, dodgy gas oven for a dear friend's daughter's confirmation.  Took me two full days cooking 2 at a time.

She paid for the ingredients, but quibbled a bit about me using frozen egg whites because it was a bit more expensive than fresh eggs.  I asked her what she wanted to do with six dozen egg yolks...

I used the frozen whites.

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

Ganggajang - Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #756 on: March 30, 2014, 09:21:31 PM »
I once made 12 6-egg pavlovas in my home kitchen with a single, dodgy gas oven for a dear friend's daughter's confirmation.  Took me two full days cooking 2 at a time.

She paid for the ingredients, but quibbled a bit about me using frozen egg whites because it was a bit more expensive than fresh eggs.  I asked her what she wanted to do with six dozen egg yolks...

I used the frozen whites.

I am totally on your side on the egg whites, buuuuut... (threadjack alert!)


...I've got excellent recipes for custard-style ice creams (vanilla bean and peanut butter to name two) that call for lots of egg yolks! :)

Yum...I want ice cream now. ;D

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #757 on: March 30, 2014, 09:25:43 PM »
That I could live with, Bloo - egg white freezes just fine but yolks don't.  I know, I tried.   :-[

And if you could, you know, pretty please???  post the recipes in the appropriate folder?  Please??   :D

I have an ice cream maker and that sounds yummy!

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

Ganggajang - Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #758 on: March 30, 2014, 09:27:27 PM »
That I could live with, Bloo - egg white freezes just fine but yolks don't.  I know, I tried.   :-[

And if you could, you know, pretty please???  post the recipes in the appropriate folder?  Please??   :D

I have an ice cream maker and that sounds yummy!

LOL! I will hunt them down along with the appropriate folder! ;D

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #759 on: March 30, 2014, 09:35:58 PM »
Thanks!!!!

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

Ganggajang - Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #760 on: March 30, 2014, 11:44:50 PM »
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Okay, my curiousity is aroused. I heard that it takes a big hook and 30 minutes to churn one out. What does a crocheter do with a thick cookbook when making a ruffle scarf?

(I use US size 11 knitting needles to make ruffle scarves)

Most ruffle yarns have a ruffly side with big holes and then a side with smaller holes that you knit/crochet.  Those loops are much smaller and when you try to find them as you unravel the ball of yarn it can become a pain. The yarn also has a tendency to twist coming off of the machine wrapped ball.  So you wrap the yarn around a large thick book to create tension as you unwind it.  The book acts as a very large spool. 

The crochet hook method is easier than using needles.  I'll attempt to create a drawing below

< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8-----------

Above, the "<" symbol is the hooked part and the "----------" is the rest of the crochet hook,  The numbers are the loops of yarn. 

To create a ruffle you pick up the loop furthest from the hook (#8) lift up and over the other loops and drop it off of hook, leaving only #1 on the hook.  loops 2-7 will follow #8 off the hook.  So your crochet hook will look like this
 <1-------------
8
  7
    6
      5
        4
      3
     2

pick up 7 more loops and start again. the #1 loop will turn into the #8 loop

I need to create a picture tutorial and post it somewhere :P


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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #761 on: March 31, 2014, 12:35:50 AM »
When I knit with ruffle yarn, I just knit in repeated short rows - think 4 or 5 stitches. Very easy. Pick up the first loops instead of casting on and away you go.

Or, there's the non-ruffle-yarn method, which results in a bit more spiral ruffle - big needles, thin yarn, cast on a whole mess of stitches (approx length of finished scarf), *knit a row, knit front & back of every stitch for a row (doubling your stitches)*, and repeat between the ** a couple of times, then knit a row to finish. Very easy, but takes rather longer.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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AmethystAnne

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #762 on: March 31, 2014, 09:28:43 AM »
Thank you, PastryGoddess! Your description is excellant.

I've got a bunch of ruffle yarn and will crochet at least one using your instructions.

I am definitely not bringing this project into work. It would be rude to bluntly tell Darla and Tricia:
"if I didn't give birth to you, or you are not related to me by marriage, I am not making you a scarf."

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #763 on: March 31, 2014, 03:08:41 PM »
Thank you, PastryGoddess! Your description is excellant.

I've got a bunch of ruffle yarn and will crochet at least one using your instructions.

I am definitely not bringing this project into work. It would be rude to bluntly tell Darla and Tricia:
"if I didn't give birth to you, or you are not related to me by marriage, I am not making you a scarf."

I don't know -- you could have a t-shirt made up that says that and wear it to work (or have a knitting/crocheting tote bag made up with that sentiment printed on the side).

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #764 on: March 31, 2014, 03:22:20 PM »
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SoCalVal.....love it!  ;D

I think that would be a good thing for all of us crafters to wear or to carry who have been bugged by the clueless or the gimmegimmee's.