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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A "what is this stitch?" thread on: November 03, 2010 10:20:25 AM
So I was browsing through the Top Down Bonnet (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/top-down-bonnet-with-anime-character) completed projects on Ravelry, and I came across this one with a different finishing/edging.  I'm pretty sure I could easily find something similiar to the crocheted picot edge, but I'm a fairly inexperienced knitter, and I can't figure out what is going on with this part leading up to it that kind of looks like a rope (see arrows.) 

Can anyone help me figure out what this is and/or how I might replicate it?

P.S.  I did message the maker on Ravelry a while ago but never got any response.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Snowflake stiffener? on: September 25, 2010 10:59:23 AM
Hey paper crafter geniuses,
I have a bunch of snowflakes made out of plain old printer paper, and I'd like to hang them from the ceiling this winter.  Not an original idea, I know, but I'm excited about it. 

What I am looking for is something I can do to my snowflakes to make them stiffer, so they will look nice and not fold up on themselves while they're hanging there.  I was hoping to get some ideas/product recommendations before I just head over to Hobby Lobby and start reading the backs of bottles in the glue section.  Bonus points for something that would let me use some of the same ones next year without my snowflakes turning yellow/brown or cracking!

Thank you in advance!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Seeds on a strawberry hat on: November 23, 2009 12:19:34 PM
Hey everyone,

I'd like to make a strawberry hat like this one, and I'm hoping to get some advice from you more experienced knitters about how to do the seeds.  Since they are fairly widely-spaced, should I just carry the yellow yarn along behind, or do something like sew a knit stitch over the stitches where I want seeds to be, afterwards (as per the "fixing your mistakes" section in the first Debbie Stoller S&B book)?  What would you do?

Thank you very much!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My Bunny! With Embroidered Face! on: July 14, 2008 11:06:36 PM
Here is my amigurumi bunny!






I made him from a free pattern on the lionbrand website (my first time using that pattern) and I love it - particularly that he's able to sit up on his own.  The only change I made was that I made the tail a little smaller.  The yarn is some leftover Vanna's Choice I had.

Also, I recently learned to embroider just so I could start making cute ami faces, and this is my first attempt!  I was so intimidated going from embroidering on a tea towel to embroidering on stuffed crochet, but it turned out better than I thought it might, and I'm pretty pleased with the result.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Headband and Baby Blanket on: May 20, 2008 10:25:50 PM
Here is a headband made from Paton's SWS in Pink Natural, which is my favorite variegated yarn ever.



And a just-finished baby blanket - the middle is a baby yarn from Bernat, and the border is Caron Simply Soft in Berry Blue.





6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Acorn Baby hat on: May 05, 2008 10:08:08 PM

No flash


With flash

The acorn baby hat came about a few weeks ago, when I was procrastinating and decided to have a go at the Post Office Hat posted by myloveasdeep, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=143420.0, which I'd been wanting to try forever.  I used an olive green yarn I had in my stash because I had most of a skein (bought it for one leaf for something else.) 

I must have got off on my counting, because I obviously ended up with a cone instead of a flat circle.  But I kept going because I thought, hey, this is kind of cute... like an acorn!  In that spirit, when I felt I had enough for the acorn body, I switched to a rust-colored yarn I had around for the puffs, to make the "hat" of the acorn. 

Anyway, I LOVE IT!!! and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out Cheesy 

The picture above sans flash is a better representation of the colors, and then you can see the details a little bit in the second pic, with flash.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Red Pikmin on: February 09, 2008 06:11:54 PM
Here is the red pikmin I made my husband for Valentine's Day.  He's been begging me for all the colors ever since I made him a yellow one a while ago.  I used StarKat98's pattern from Craftster for this one too.  He's made from Sugar n Cream yarn in red (my first time using this yarn, and I love it!)

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mustard cabled hat on: December 12, 2007 07:28:33 PM
I made this hat from Rheatheylia's pattern, here, using Vanna's Choice yarn.


The pattern was really easy to follow, and it was my first time crocheting anything with cables, so I was excited at how they turned out Smiley

It turned out a little small for my head - that is, it stretches fit over my head comfortably, but then it wants to stretch back, so I had little crochet ribbing marks on my forehead after a few minutes of wearing it.  I'll have to find someone with a small head who really likes yellow to give it to, I guess Tongue

Also, (isn't this always the way of it?) I actually started this in the mustard color to get rid of some yarn from my stash, and then I had to buy a new skein to finish it.  Maybe I'll make a whooooole lot of daffodils or something next time.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cool Skull Potholder on: December 07, 2007 10:05:44 PM
I made this potholder for a friend for Christmas!  It's made from ShineyKatie's pattern, here.
Here's the front:


And the back:



I used an H hook and Red Heart Super Saver.
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My Yellow Pikmin on: November 12, 2007 03:56:21 PM
My very first amigurumi!  I used StarKat98's pattern, here.

Here he is from the front!


And from the side.  Once I attached his leaf, it made the stalk bend back like that.  I kind of wanted to just exchange the leaf for a plastic one, but my husband was all about the crochet leaf.  He thinks this project is the coolest ever, so thanks again StarKat98 for the pattern Smiley


I made him using Yarn Bee: sunkisses and Vanna's Choice: olive.
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