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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 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 #751 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 #752 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.

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #753 on: March 31, 2014, 03:29:47 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."


When you get to the end make sure you sew the last ruffle loops together, or it will all unravel.  Unraveling is VERY.NOT.GOOD

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #754 on: March 31, 2014, 03:38:00 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!

Julian: I posted the Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe in this thread:

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=49363.0

Still looking for the Peanut Butter Ice Cream one...  :)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #755 on: March 31, 2014, 03:39:24 PM »
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.

pod the bolded, i do the same thing, keeps it nice and ruffled and holds the shape :)
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #756 on: March 31, 2014, 06:16:13 PM »
I was chatting with my boss (she happens to know Pastry Lady.) She mentioned that she had taken the Wilton decorating classes, and used to do cakes as a hobby. A relative asked her to do their wedding cake. She agreed because it was family, and made a three-tier wedding cake for the big day. Not an easy feat.

They paid for her services...with a plant.  ::)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #757 on: March 31, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
Thanks Bloo, much appreciated!   ;D

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #758 on: March 31, 2014, 09:01:14 PM »
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).

In a similar vein, I've seen a T-shirt that says "No, I won't fix your computer."
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #759 on: March 31, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »
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).

In a similar vein, I've seen a T-shirt that says "No, I won't fix your computer."
Heh. Husband has that one. As well as one that says "I'm here because you broke something."
... it might frighten them.
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #760 on: March 31, 2014, 10:49:07 PM »
Wouldn't also be called job security?  :)

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #761 on: March 31, 2014, 11:44:43 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.
Double MIL now; not yet a Grandma.  Owner of Lard Butt Noelle, kitteh extraordinaire!

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #762 on: April 01, 2014, 01:09:40 AM »
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Minmom3, thank you for another lovely site to explore! The saying on the mug is right on target with this topic.

(The fabrics and outfits she displays are lovely)


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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #763 on: April 01, 2014, 06:57:16 AM »
Can I go a tiny bit off-topic?

My nephew and niece have discovered Doctor Who. So I crocheted a Tardis scarf for my niece and a Doctor's scarf for my nephew, slightly scaled down, since he is currently only 4 feet tall.

My sister-in-law reports that they have both gotten lots of comments on the scarves, and people wanting to know where they can get one and the kids always say, "My aunt made this for me!" What nice kids. Definitely crochet-worthy.

Of course, now my brother wants a full-length Doctor's scarf. Maybe by Christmas . . . .
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #764 on: April 01, 2014, 08:15:24 AM »
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).

In a similar vein, I've seen a T-shirt that says "No, I won't fix your computer."
Heh. Husband has that one. As well as one that says "I'm here because you broke something."

I know a woman who drives a pickup truck. Her bumper sticker reads "No, I won't help you move."
I assume you heard the way she spoke to me at dinner.
Of course, but how does it help to answer rudeness with rudeness?             --Downton Abbey