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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Trouble logging in and staying logged in on: July 13, 2010 12:33:21 AM
For awhile now I've been having logging in trouble...sometimes it works, a lot of times it doesn't.  Sometimes I'm told I have the wrong password (I don't, lol!) and sometimes I'll be in the middle of something and when I go to another page I'm suddenly logged out again.  I can't log in from some pages.  It's getting a bit crazy, am I the only one having this kind of problem?

A good example of what I mean is although I'm logged in, if I go recent unread posts, it will tell me I need to be logged in.
2  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Are there any crafters near or in Hnefoss? (Norway) on: May 22, 2010 02:28:35 PM
Just wondering  Grin  Are there any good yarn/wool shops in the area?  Also any social knitting circles in the area?  
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / confusing pattern...how would you knit this? on: May 18, 2010 04:04:42 AM
Hi, I'm working on this lovely tablecloth pattern here:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/doilies/doily.htm

At the start it says "Repeat each row of instructions until you reach the end of the round. "  Which is fine, until I get to these rows:
21st round: (Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo) twice

23rd round: (K3tog, yo, k1, yo) twice

25th round: (K1tbl, yo, k3, yo) twice

What is the "TWICE" for?  I have no idea.  It can't be the whole bit, because it needs to be done more then twice to finish the round. 

Your help would be much appreciated!!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Recently finished knitting projects on: October 24, 2009 01:37:31 PM


This is a hot water bottle cover, and a double knit scarf.  The scarf took me ages, but was well worth the effort.  I love the the fact that the image is mirrored on the back.  Notice my clever use of the word "Mom" which is the only word, other then yay and wow, that I could think of to use in double knitting. (It has to look the same backwards and forwards)





This is a blanket I worked on circular needles, started on dpn's.  It has taken months, but if I had it too all over again, I wouldn't.  LOL  Smiley  I posted the hanging up picture to show you an idea of the size, but as you can see from it on my kitchen table, it looks much nicer flat.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Double/Reversible knitting question on: July 03, 2009 01:29:32 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a some simple beginner patterns for double/reversible knitting?  Something small like a potholder would be ideal.  I can't work off charts, and would prefer one that was written out in lines.

Also, can anyone recommend any good books on the subject?  I've got one book called Double Knitting Reversible two-color designs.  But it is WAY too advanced for me, and doesn't explain the basics very well.  I already know how to knit normally, but I just can't follow this book at all.  Something along the lines of Double Knitting for Dummies would be awesome.

Thanks! 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How weird is this? on: November 25, 2008 04:56:18 PM
I don't even know how to explain this, lol.  It's just so bizarre.

Ok, so I had a drop-in visitor today, someone I'd describe as an acquaintance.  I don't really know her that well, but she does stop by sometimes to let me know if something is happening in the village or something and she needs a volunteer.  So anyway, I invite her in of course and offer her a coffee.  I go into the kitchen, get the coffee, and when I come back she has...
PICKED UP MY KNITTING PROJECT AND WAS KNITTING IT.

Who does that??  I didn't even know what to say.  I was so surprised by seeing this I nearly dropped the coffee.  lol.  Luckily it was straight knitting on the round, but still... am I wrong or is this like the rudest thing ever?
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Sad little crafts at the charity shops. :( on: November 12, 2008 11:29:31 AM
Sometimes when I go to a boot sale (like a flea market for you Americans) or a charity shop, I will see something home-made with a ridiculously low price on it, and it makes me so sad. 

Just this past weekend I was at a boot sale and I saw a beautiful needlework of kittens, it was very detailed and from a distance looked like a painting.  It was also beautifully framed.  I worked my way over to it and asked the price.  2.(about $3)  I bought it without haggling (feeling a little guilty at the low price) and thought those people don't know what they're doing and how much work went into this piece of art!  Well, the needlework is now proudly hanging in my front room, and is well loved an appreciated. 

Have you had any finds like this?
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / More of a "trade" then a craft swap on: October 31, 2008 05:01:53 PM
I wonder if it'd be possable to do a non-crafting trade?  I'm sure we all have things we'd like to get rid of, either materials we don't need or crafts we've already finished but haven't found a use for.  A swap that wouldn't require any new crafting is what I was thinking of... a sort of trade your stash, previous projects...ect.  What do you think? 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first afghan on: October 30, 2008 07:31:37 AM
I apologize for the quality of the photos, believe it or not these were the best.  I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, but I'm glad I'm a better knitter then a photographer!




This is the completed afghan from the Learn to Knit Afghan book.  It took me 6 months to complete and you can read some of my thoughts while making it by checking out my post in the Learn to Knit Afghan Along.  Every square is different, so that you learn many techniques making this.  I feel like an expert knitter now, and patterns no longer look like a coded message to me!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / The longest time it took you to finish a project? on: October 26, 2008 01:59:40 AM
I'm fairly good at finishing one project before moving on to the next, if you don't count buying stuff for it.  In which case I've got scraps for a quilt that have been waiting for my attention for over a year!

My mom took an unbelievable 10 YEARS to finish knitting a sweater!  Obviously many other projects came and went during this time.

I do believe the world record must belong to my MIL.  About 5 years ago she gave me some quilt squares that need to be put together.  Now I haven't done that yet.  But here's the kicker, she made those squares 40 years ago!!!  Beat that!  This is a generational thing now, lol.
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