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Outdoor Girl

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #780 on: April 01, 2014, 10:14:58 AM »
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Of course, now my brother wants a full-length Doctor's scarf. Maybe by Christmas . . . .

I am currently making one as well.  I have made two feet in three months so I'm thinking it's a very long term project.  No "please make me one too"s yet.

A coworker asked another coworker if he could make her one. He's a larger guy, too. She quoted him $80. He complained that was unreasonable.

I've made one, following the original pattern.  I calculated that it would have cost me at least $60 in yarn, if I'd had to buy new, rather than using my stash.  So $80 is exceedingly reasonable, IMO.
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #781 on: April 01, 2014, 10:33:35 AM »
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I know a woman who drives a pickup truck. Her bumper sticker reads "No, I won't help you move."
I've seen a variation of that:

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #782 on: April 01, 2014, 12:22:05 PM »
Oh! That's her bumper sticker! I forgot the first part, but that is it, exactly.
I assume you heard the way she spoke to me at dinner.
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #783 on: April 01, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
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Of course, now my brother wants a full-length Doctor's scarf. Maybe by Christmas . . . .

I am currently making one as well.  I have made two feet in three months so I'm thinking it's a very long term project.  No "please make me one too"s yet.

My DD is making herself one, it is over 20 feet and it is nearly done.  It have taken her 2 years so far and she plans to finish it by mid May when she wants to cos-play as the 4th Dr at a convention. 

ladyknight1

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #784 on: April 01, 2014, 01:31:39 PM »
Now I want to learn to knit, to make a ruffled scarf!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Psychopoesie

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #785 on: April 01, 2014, 01:38:01 PM »
I made a version of the scarf to help myself learn to knit. Although it was long enough in the end that I didn't add tassels. I didn't have a stash to work from plus I chose to use really nice wool. So it cost me a lot more than $80. It gives me the best feeling ever when I wear it though.

http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/s12.html

PastryGoddess

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #786 on: April 01, 2014, 02:43:54 PM »
Now I want to learn to knit, to make a ruffled scarf!

You don't need to know how to knit in order to make a ruffled scarf. 

KnitterKitty

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« Reply #787 on: April 01, 2014, 04:28:00 PM »
I bought a mug from the Selfish Seamstress website:

Just because we're friends
Doesn't mean I'll spend my time
Fixing your ripped sh**

I dearly love my mug!  She doesn't spell the word out either, but it only has one asterisk.  It has a dress form to the left of the text.

You know, if the word was "shirt" it wouldn't need an asterisk....

Mom taught me to sew.  She refused to teach me to darn - in her opinion - "darning" something was just abut the same as cursing it - because every time she'd had to wear darned socks as a kid, she ended up with a blister at the site of the darn.  Darns in other garments might not have been as painful....but she just didn't enjoy doing them.  Ripped out knees in my brothers' pants got patched - but no socks were ever mended (store bought socks were too much trouble as you had NONE of the original yarn).

As a joke, I seem to remember someone saying "darn those socks", checking to see if they still had a hole in the toe, and then trashing them (both socks had a hole).  But I can't remember who did that...I've done it myself, since...kids have been known to tear things in less than thirty minutes the first time they wear them, sometimes they take less than ten minutes. 

I have the same gift - I snagged the hem of my matron of honor dress with a heel while getting dressed.  I grabbed tape off the secretary's desk to keep it up as I didn't have a sewing kit with me - I also learned to keep a small sewing kit with me....

The Yarn Harlot said something similar in one of her books.  Her version of darning is to say "Darn" as she drops the sock into the waste basket.

mechtilde

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #788 on: April 01, 2014, 04:48:48 PM »
Back when I was a re-enactor I would sometimes darn undamaged clothes to make them look older...
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #789 on: April 01, 2014, 05:46:20 PM »
But, WHICH season of the 4th Doctor Who do you wish to have a scarf patterned after??

http://wittylittleknitter.com/relative-scarf-lengths/

Fun site.  :)
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SCAJAfamily

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« Reply #790 on: April 01, 2014, 07:39:59 PM »
He wore it in The Mask of Mandragora, season 14 so I guess its the shortest one!
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #791 on: April 01, 2014, 08:52:06 PM »
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Of course, now my brother wants a full-length Doctor's scarf. Maybe by Christmas . . . .

I am currently making one as well.  I have made two feet in three months so I'm thinking it's a very long term project.  No "please make me one too"s yet.

My DD is making herself one, it is over 20 feet and it is nearly done.  It have taken her 2 years so far and she plans to finish it by mid May when she wants to cos-play as the 4th Dr at a convention.

My daughter made one and wore it to a con with my old all-weather coat.  She got drafted into the costume contest.
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Psychopoesie

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #792 on: April 01, 2014, 09:44:49 PM »
I made the season 12 one. It was long but not that long. Maybe 10-12 foot long. It's a wearable length for everyday (for me anyway). Made it last winter, knitting in front of the telly.

Didn't take a pic of final scarf but here's the work in progress.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Psychopoesie/doctor-who-scarf---season-12

faithlessone

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #793 on: April 02, 2014, 02:21:17 PM »
One from my boss' wife!

My boss' wife ("Lettie") is a terribly lovely person, sweet as anything, and a former professional pastry chef. She worked in restaurants as a young woman, and had her own bakery/fancy cake shop for a few years. She is an excellent baker. She still works for a catering company on a sort of freelance basis, helping out whenever they have particularly special events.

She came into the office today (with a basket of triple chocolate muffins - win!) and told us about something that happened yesterday. (And no, it wasn't an April Fool's Joke, though I wish it had been!!)

The SS in question was a friend of Lettie's eldest son - (let's call her "Anna"). Apparently she's a generally sweet girl, but naive and doesn't often consider the full consequences of things before she asks.

Anna phones Lettie up, and asks if she's busy this weekend. Yup, Lettie is actually putting on a reasonable sized party this Sunday, and is probably going to be doing a lot of cooking and baking over the weekend to prepare for it.

"Oh, great!" says Anna. "I'm having a party too. If you're cooking anyway, can you do me some sweet and savoury canapes?"

"For how many people?" Lettie asks, already preparing to say no.

"About 200? Ooh, and a cake too? 2 tiers would do, if there's sheet cakes to go with it."

Wow!!! Even if Lettie wasn't busy this weekend, that's a serious commitment! And with only 4 days' notice!! Thankfully Lettie's super-loveliness didn't prevent her from saying no in the firmest terms possible.  ::)


ladyknight1

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #794 on: April 03, 2014, 07:08:24 AM »
Completely oblivious.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
-J.R.R Tolkien