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trin

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About trin

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  • Birthday 04/22/1963

A Few Things About Me

  • Occupation
    Artist!
  • Favorite hook type
    Plastic
  • Favorite projects
    toys
  • Crocheting since...
    1971
  1. having the supplies (made in huge amounts in factories) tested by the producer and supplying paperwork to cover US using their supplies is one of the changes we've been asking for. KEEP calling and writing your Representatives, Mr.Waxman AND Ms.Nord... Keep this issue a PITA for them.
  2. However, at this point, this means those materials AS LONG AS they are UNDYED and UNBLEACHED... Welcome to the Beige New World of childhood.
  3. it's not just toys! It's EVERYTHING that might be used on, for, by or appeal to a child 12 or under... Take ACTION, write your representatives in DC, write Senator Waxman and Ms. Nord of CPSC... Write, call AND fax them. Do it NOW... Feb 10th may be too late. Read the actual law CAREFULLY, disclaimers "not intended for children 12 and under" will NOT apply if a "reasonable" person would look at the item and expect it to be used for, on or by a child 12 or under, or if it would APPEAL to a child 12 and under. (there's a whole section on the ETSY forums devoted to discussing the ramifications of the law and fighting for amendments..) There are at least 2 petitions about this law online (you can google for them) but I don't know how seriously anyone will take an electronic petition. The exception for resale/2nd hand shops and donations is only a "sorta" reprieve, they are excused from the requirement to test, but might still be prosecuted if they HAVE (they don't need to even sell/give, just have in inventory) an item which would not pass testing... to face liability and possible charges.
  4. Take ACTION, write your representatives in DC, write Senator Waxman and Ms. Nord of CPSC... Write, call AND fax them. Do it NOW... Feb 10th may be too late. Read the actual law CAREFULLY, disclaimers "not intended for children 12 and under" will NOT apply if a "reasonable" person would look at the item and expect it to be used for, on or by a child 12 or under, or if it would APPEAL to a child 12 and under. (there's a whole section on the ETSY forums devoted to discussing the ramifications of the law and fighting for amendments..) There are at least 2 petitions about this law online (you can google for them) but I don't know how seriously anyone will take an electronic petition. The exception for resale/2nd hand shops and donations is only a "sorta" reprieve, they are excused from the requirement to test, but might still be prosecuted if they HAVE (they don't need to even sell/give, just have in inventory) an item which would not pass testing... to face liability and possible charges.
  5. Take ACTION, write your representatives in DC, write Senator Waxman and Ms. Nord of CPSC... Write, call AND fax them. Do it NOW... Feb 10th may be too late. Read the actual law CAREFULLY, disclaimers "not intended for children 12 and under" will NOT apply if a "reasonable" person would look at the item and expect it to be used for, on or by a child 12 or under, or if it would APPEAL to a child 12 and under. (there's a whole section on the ETSY forums devoted to discussing the ramifications of the law and fighting for amendments..) There are at least 2 petitions about this law online (you can google for them) but I don't know how seriously anyone will take an electronic petition.
  6. Take ACTION, write your representatives in DC, write Senator Waxman and Ms. Nord of CPSC... Write, call AND fax them. Do it NOW... Feb 10th may be too late. Read the actual law CAREFULLY, disclaimers "not intended for children 12 and under" will NOT apply if a "reasonable" person would look at the item and expect it to be used for, on or by a child 12 or under, or if it would APPEAL to a child 12 and under. (there's a whole section on the ETSY forums devoted to discussing the ramifications of the law and fighting for amendments..) There are at least 2 petitions about this law online (you can google for them) but I don't know how seriously anyone will take an electronic petition.
  7. latest from Project Linus: http://projectlinus.org/cpsia.html
  8. there is also a ton of designers selling patterns over on ETSY...
  9. He's awsome, In the classic silent film his fangs are positioned more like rat teeth... but don't worry, he's Adorable!
  10. This morning I'm about 1/2 done with a raw silk (recycled from a sweater) Chthulu. He'll probably be finished this afternoon.
  11. It's easier for me since I went decaff.... I don't really know how they're connected. I use a small gage double point knitting needle to figure out placement and to get them even...though I have YET to get one of those long doll making.
  12. Sorry she's so sick, but YAY that she'll be getting a liver. My daughter's boyfriend's dad got a new kidney a couple years ago... he's been sick with "kidney failure" most of his life. He's doing much better now. So Nesa, what do you want to be when you grow up?
  13. Don't frog it... first of all homespun is nearly unusable if it's been frogged. If you REALLY don't want it, I can trade either some yarn from my stash or a finished amigurumi for you. (possibly maybe a stuffie made from the same kind of yarn as the poncho?)
  14. Hobby lobby has lots of safety eyes, another source is http://www.crs.craft.com
  15. anything and everything. the size of the finished critter can vary based on what weight yarn you are using and you'll want to be sure to use the smallest hook you can get away with for a particular yarn (I often do test swatches). Bulky and chunky yarn often give me a stuffie that's 8 or more inches tall, that using the same pattern/method that with worsted weight will give me a 4 or 5 in tall critter.
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