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I'm a slacker.

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 4:37 PM
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
At least in the sense of knitting lately, anyway. Poor Jack still isn't finished, and I haven't been working on him a lot - the last time I did anything on him was Friday night. All I have to do is one arm and his legs, sew him up, and stuff him, which is not a lot of work, but I haven't felt like sitting down to do it.

Also, just as a note? If you ever want to put a pipe cleaner inside an I-cord... it's easiest if you knit around the pipe cleaner to begin with. I figured this out after I'd knitted a good part of Jack's arm and tried to insert said pipe cleaner. Can't say it went well. I ended up frogging almost back to the beginning - luckily, I-cord doesn't take long!

Then, once I fixed that problem, I managed to sew in his arm inside-out... as in, when I turned him right-side-out, his arm was inside his body. Go me. *hides in shame*

(Aside: has anyone ever actually used a pipe cleaner to actually clean a pipe? Can't help but wonder.)

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snowpuppies: (Default)
[personal profile] snowpuppies wrote:
Apr. 28th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
has anyone ever actually used a pipe cleaner to actually clean a pipe?

Ha! What a question. And truthfully, I thought about that the other day. It would have to be a very narrow pipe for it to do much good, yeah?

I wonder if they make gigormous ones.
[personal profile] ames wrote:
Apr. 28th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
My old viola teacher used to clean his pipe while listening to me play - and yep, he used a pipe cleaner! It was very distrcting; I was usually more interested in the process of cleaning out his smoking pipe than I was in what I was playing.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hee, good to know! (Also, I'd probably be fascinated too.)
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling they do, actually... I've seen big fuzzy ones, I think....
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[identity profile] ghosts.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 29th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
I've no idea what an I-cord is... and wait, pipe cleaners?! This is why I don't knit. I'd see the pipe cleaners and start recreating old art projects and making whole colonies of people...



>;D There's an idea. I can make a Popsicle stick fortress and an army of pipe cleaners! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO SEE THIS.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Well, one doesn't *USUALLY* use pipe cleaners in knitting! But I wanted to make bendable legs and arms instead of floppy ones, so it all made sense.

And I have to say that I would not be a bit surprised if you made fortresses and pipe cleaner armies... though I would like to see!
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Give me the mats, I'll build the fortress!
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I used to have a bagful of popsicle sticks, but that was YEARS ago... and if I still have it, it's probably in the black hole we call the spare room. Where I was looking for embroidery floss a couple of days ago and instead found my old hard drive (which I'd been looking for for MONTHS), art pencils, and a couple other things I'd been looking for... but no embroidery floss. GO me?
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Look for Popsicle sticks and you'll find embroidery floss.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Probably!
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[identity profile] ghosts.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 29th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
ETA: (god, I miss lj paid features of editing comments..)

Aside: has anyone ever actually used a pipe cleaner to actually clean a pipe? Can't help but wonder.


A; A pipe cleaner is, not surprisingly, a device used for cleaning pipes. ...



via, Google-Fu!! :D
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 1st, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
It does exactly what I expected... tobacco pipes, not water/sewage ones. :P