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VorFemme

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #765 on: April 01, 2014, 08:23:54 AM »
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....

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #766 on: April 01, 2014, 09:06:18 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.
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #767 on: April 01, 2014, 09:36:06 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.

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #768 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 #769 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 #770 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 #771 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. 

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #772 on: April 01, 2014, 01:31:39 PM »
Now I want to learn to knit, to make a ruffled scarf!
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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #773 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

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #774 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. 

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #775 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.

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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #776 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 #777 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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Re: But ... But ... It's Not Like It's Work! (Craft Freebies)
« Reply #778 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 #779 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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