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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexpensive wool needed on: February 18, 2008 09:00:34 PM
Look at the selection and prices at www.smileysyarns.co m...might be something there that would work for you.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Eco Market Bag????? on: February 18, 2008 08:26:01 PM
Here's a link to a fairly recent knitted pattern, but if you google "knitted plastic bag" or something similar, you'll find lots of ideas.  Bags crocheted out of plastic bag yarn are more common than knitted ones.
http://www.magknits.com/May07/patterns/rrr.htm
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: General info for sewing w/vinyl on: February 16, 2008 08:30:54 PM
Yes, the longer stitch length is important.  It may well be related to the "rips easily" issue, since a seam with very fine stitches makes a perforated line that would let the two sides separate very easily.  The holes made with stitching are there forever, too, so ripping out stitches/seams isn't a good idea.  Be sure before you sew!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: waterproof material for bags on: February 04, 2008 09:48:24 PM
I've seen some great hanks and spools of nylon (among other things) at hardware stores and in hardware departments of stores.  Some comes in great colors and even color combos and some is quite inexpensive.  It would be perfect for a project like shopping bags.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern for this? on: February 04, 2008 09:35:56 PM
Here's another pattern link:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60161A.html
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern for this? on: February 04, 2008 09:20:48 PM
Here's a link to a felted crocheted mary jane slipper...scroll down about halfway:
http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/felting_patterns_from_pacific_wo.htm
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: making crocheted beads on: January 06, 2008 01:01:13 PM
This link might be helpful.  The book is about buttons, but perhaps the techniques will help, and some of the buttons are round balls...
http://books.google.com/books?id=-C3mngxk3PUC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=how+to+crochet+a+round+button&source=web&ots=kLJt24zzDm&sig=KOWhDaemm7ZLKVd1ZXf6cPu5dN8#PPA72,M1
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Similar Shawl to Evelyn Clark's Lace Leaf Shawl? on: January 05, 2008 10:36:26 PM
On page 212 of Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns" (Schoolhouse Press, 1998 is the version I'm looking at) is a pattern called Openwork Leaf Pattern.  It is close but I'm not convinced it's exactly the same.  I also found the shawl pattern on another site, perhaps a bit cheaper, if you have to break down and buy it:  http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/Patterns.htm
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help needed locating pattern on: January 05, 2008 09:51:20 PM
Here's another long shot...knit on circulars, cables all around:
http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/pdf/Interlocking_Cables.pdf
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ponybeanie questions on: December 15, 2007 11:21:17 AM
I think you're on the right track...it would be like making a vertical button hole big enough for your ponytail. 
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