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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Keeping track of where you are... Tips? on: December 14, 2011 07:09:43 AM
For keeping track of shaping, such as armholes, get yourself a whole bunch of removable stitch markers. They don't have to be "formal" stitch markers, paper clips, safety pins, or bits of scrap yarn in a contrasting color will work. Every time you make a decrease/increase put a marker in the last stitch of the row. That way it's really easy to see if you need to work shaping again (such as every 4th row) or if you have done enough of them yet. If you have enough markers to leave them in when you are knitting other pieces it can also help you match up the shaping later when you seam things.

Oooh! I'm definitely going to try that. I'll save my scrap yarn to mark stitches. Thanks!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Keeping track of where you are... Tips? on: December 12, 2011 09:21:32 AM
Thanks, folks! I have been doing the hash marks and I think I'm getting better at "reading" my knitting. I also write myself notes on where I am. I just didn't know if there was something extra that I should be doing. If I start doing color patterns I will probably do the graph paper. Mostly I was struggling with having to stop part way through shaping. I guess that's what I get for trying to make a sweater for my second ever project.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Keeping track of where you are... Tips? on: December 07, 2011 09:43:50 AM
I am a fairly new knitter and I have been struggling with losing my place on my pattern or forgetting what I've done, such how many stitches or rows. What tips might you have for keeping track of where you are? Or what gadgets or tools are helpful?
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: More wire wraps :D [slightly image obese] on: August 21, 2011 06:57:03 PM
Great work! I love square wire.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: (Almost) Royal Blazer on: August 21, 2011 06:49:05 PM
Very pretty, classic, and looks great on you!
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Ideas needed for 90's party decorations on: July 29, 2011 02:18:21 PM
Flannel and/or ripped denim streamers, table cloths, napkins. What about Pearl Jam cookies (or something with jam). Smashing Pumpkins pie. Red Hot Chili Pepper dip. Pixies stix. If you have enough color ink, you could download and print out cd covers from some of the top bands, maybe glue them to cardstock and punch holes in the top and bottom, tie them together, and hang them from the ceiling. Or just tape them to the walls in a grid pattern or collage style. You could make up a fake "yearbook" and have guests sign in.

You could get a roll of brown paper and cut out pieces to look like a garage door and put on a wall (garage bands). Maybe paint "happy birthday" on it, graffiti/Reality Bites style.
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Big and Beautiful Plus Size Swap Gallery on: July 24, 2011 06:28:15 AM
The Tardis is cute, too! I think we all deserve a pat on the back for no flakers.  Grin
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Big and Beautiful Plus Size Swap Gallery on: July 22, 2011 07:26:54 AM
The colors in the skirt are really pretty!
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Learning to Solder - Pendants and Earrings on: July 22, 2011 07:20:53 AM
These are all quite lovely. This is a technique I hope to learn someday, too. Keep up the good work!
30  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Butterlies on: July 22, 2011 07:19:37 AM
Very pretty, I can't wait to see the finished project.
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