I have a laundry sorter my husband picked out to replace the one we had before our house burned down. It's been six months and the cheapo canvas laundry hamper has torn, and anyway it takes up too much space in my laundry room. Any ideas of how to reuse the frame? My stepson doesn't have much in the way of stuffed animals or I would think that the hamper would still serve pretty well for stuffed toy storage.
I started knitting a hat about a year ago and then put it down for a long time, and now I can't find the pattern anywhere. Not in my house, not online, nowhere. I've just about reached the point where I need to start decreases, but I'm not sure how to do it. Have any of you seen this pattern?
Basket weave pattern stitch: First row: K4 P1 around for 9 rows. Next row: P5 *K4 P6* K4 P1 Around, Next row: K4 P1 around. Repeat these two rows twice more. Repeat first row for 9 rows. Next row: K4 P6 around, Next row: K4 P1 around, Repeat these two rows twice more.
That's my approximation from looking at what I've knitted so far. Help, please!
Edited to add pictures: Unfortunately, I took these with my iphone and it's a pain in the butt to upload them to craftster for some reason, so here are links instead:
I think I can safely say that no one has posted this before. Behold, the sort of thing you take home when you leave the hospital and yet have no reason to keep:
And so now the question is do I throw it away or is there something interesting to do with it? I doubt i could donate it or anything like that since it's sort of impossible to clean out the inside and I've breathed all up in there. The really sad thing is that I have TWO of these. I forget what they're called, but they're to increase your lung capacity so you don't get pneumonia while you're in the hospital.
I love, love, LOVE these handcuffs. Too bad the pattern is written in Swedish (incidentally, can anyone translate it?). I think it's so clever to make comfy handcuffs that aren't going to rub your wrists raw, but I think I'd make that first link outta metal, too. I have only about a billion peple who would love to get these for Christmas or their Birthdays... But we won't talk about that.
I just finished my first *good* sweater, Lucy-in-the-Sky done in a lovely grey-blue 100% alpaca yarn (I'll be posting a picture as soon as i can!). I really don't want to ruin it, but I thought washing it might help it to be a little less.. itchy. Besides the fact that it will eventually get dirty and whatnot.
How can I wash 100% alpaca without felting it beyond recognition? Of course there's handwashing, but is that really necessary? And what is the proper way to handwash a garment? Step by step instructions would be SO helpful, but don't feel like you have to write out some long answer.
Last Christmas, I had emergency, life-saving surgery. The result was a temporary ileostomy, one of the things I had once viewed as my own personal version of hell on earth. It actually turned out fine, if uncomfortable, but I'll spare you most of the details (if you want to find out, hit up wikipedia, not a google image search. Trust me.).
My ileostomy is located in a different place most because of the extremely bad situation I was in, so I have some issues that most people don't have. My problem is mainly this: The bottom of the snap-and-roll ostomy bags have sharp little corners that poke my legs when I walk. Ouch!
Of course, we all know that the solution to all problems is knitting, so here's what I came up with:
This bag cover is way more fashionable and comfortable than the bag all alone. I also included an unused bag in the shot so you can see what I'm talking about.
Here it is modeled by my ever-patient Jeero:
I figured this was a little more polite than a picture of me wearing it, even though you wouldn't see anything but knitted item and a little tummy.
I don't know how useful this is for all of you, but I was pretty excited about it, even though I quickly realized that it is only helpful while I'm in pj's. I'm already planning its next incarnation.
I'm knitting the trapeze cardigan from stitch diva, and I'm having a hard time decoding the shoulder shaping. Here's the part of the pattern I'm working on:
Next RS row: work 29 sts, pm A, work 43 sts, pm B, work to end Next WS: work to marker A, sm, w&t (wrap stitch and turn work) Next RS: Work to marker B, sm, w&t.
Picking up and working all wraps as encountered, work 5 more sts each row (wrapped st plus 4 additional sts) until all sts have been worked. Removing mrkrs A and B, work across all sts as est until work measures 6 inches from shoulder tip ending with a WS row.
Here's the question: when I'm working the short rows, do I work all the short rows involving marker A, then knit across and work all the rows involving marker B, or do I work to marker A, turn, work back, then work across past marker A, turn, work back to marker B, and work a short row there (i.e. work a short row on one side, then knit across and do a short row on the other side, then do the first side again)? I already did it where I worked across between short rows, and there isn't much shaping... if that makes sense. I mean, there's not much difference between the middle (where there are no short rows) and the ends (where there are).
I am on prednisone for a condition I have and this time it seems like my face has swollen to two or three times what it did last time I was on this medicine. I've gained ten pounds (that I lost because of the condition), but my face looks like I've gained 25 or more. It's also pretty uncomfortable; my skin feels stiff and it's hard to smile. I have a job where I am in front of people all day long, and it's really hurting my confidence.
Do any of you know of home remedies that I can use to bring down swelling? I know that they might not work because it's a reaction to medication, but I'm starting to get pretty desperate.
My nephew is entirely obsessed with Mario from Nintendo fame, and I wanted to knit him a Mario hat and something else. I'm knitting his sister a sweater, so I though just a hat wouldn't be enough, and I only have the two kiddos to knit for, so no big deal.
Anyway, here's what I was thinking. He likes to dress up as Mario and some fireballs to throw would be pretty cool. I don't sew, so I though knitting might work. Maybe I could put a little bean bag inside for weight, plus stuffing to make sure they're soft (for when he throws them at his sister, like he probably will, lol).
Does anyone have any idea how I might make these? I don't want them to be just a ball... maybe mostly a sphere with some pointy bits on top.
There's a pretty good picture of one of Mario's fireballs here, if you scroll down to where they show the "Random Special Items."