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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Toddler dragon hoodie on: April 17, 2006 12:01:26 AM
i bookmarked it as soon as i saw it, because it's definitely a must-be-made:

http://scrubberbum.typepad.com/patterns/2004/10/dnosaur_hat.html

22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cupcake Hat on: April 15, 2006 10:50:56 AM
i looked at this post about 20 minutes ago, then surfed around some more, and then just randomly thought of it again and started laughing.  of course that means i had to come back and tell you that you're delightful.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tube Toporini on: April 15, 2006 10:46:23 AM
ericab, i saw the pic of this one on your blog and wanted to comment on its general loveliness, but the "comments" button wasn't available on any of your posts.  i wonder if you don't prefer comments, or if my browser is just being disobedient?  regardless, let me then say here: lovely!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 6 babies to knit for! on: April 14, 2006 09:13:39 AM
i can think of a lot of cute baby hat patterns, but you're right, the umbilical cord is the quickest ever invented if you've got to whip them out like an assembly line!

i made one recently in a neutral beige cotton, where several random times through the hat i knit one row in a bright yarn from my project leftovers (a different color each time).  it definitely looked more interesting.

good luck!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fess up, who's got a knitting blog? on: April 14, 2006 08:53:24 AM
hmm, i just spent a delightfully procrastinatory amount of time going through all the links in this post.
mine is new too:
http://aimeejessica.blogspot.com/
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Teaching someone to knit on: April 14, 2006 08:48:54 AM
when I first learned i kept having to keep returning to the book instructions i had every single freaking time i took the yarn back out -- it took forever before i could just pick up the knitting and remember what i was supposed to be doing and which way to wrap the yarn and so on.

i'd take her to the library, get her to check out a knitting book with illustrations in the front, photocopy those pages for her to stick in her knitting bag, and voila... she doesn't have to keep asking you which way the yarn is supposed to go when she purls!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Six hour sweater for summer? on: April 14, 2006 08:42:22 AM
The gauge on that sweater, knitting on those huge needles, is 2 stitches to the inch.  That's ginormous.  You could easily find a cotton yarn that's worsted weight, and follow the directions just as they're written.

But to convert it to a lighter weight, i.e. a thinner yarn, you'll have trouble making that gauge.  Which means you'll have to adjust the pattern and do math and all that good stuff so that you end up with the same dimensions, but more stitches.  If you're up for that, I think your best bet is to start out with a yarn you really like that's light and summery (maybe a ribbon yarn?  one that knits up at a large gauge?), buy it and the appropriately sized needles, and knit up a swatch to see what the gauge is.  Then post again on craftster with the gauge of the yarn you bought to have someone help out with the math to adjust the pattern-- i'd be happy to help, and I know others would too.  Easy.  Wink
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: latest FOs (img heavy) on: April 12, 2006 11:05:46 PM
oh my, i second that beret pattern request.  very very nice.
it's all lovely.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Bunny Hat + Toy on: April 12, 2006 11:02:01 PM
knitty mcknitknit,
it should take less yarn than a kate, but i can't tell you exactly how much because i made my bunny smaller than the pattern calls for.  a half-skein of lambs pride should easily do it though, if that's what you're thinking of using.
30  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: April 12, 2006 11:00:50 PM
luckychere, don't be discouraged-- for my first year of knitting i had to restart every project about 5 times.  argh!  i still have false starts all the time.  good luck.
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