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31  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knob Cozies!! on: April 30, 2011 05:24:48 PM
that is really inventive!! Grin when i first saw the post i thought "OMG that person has too much time on their hands... knob cozies? " But your allergy explains all... what a great idea to manage things!
32  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / ugliest sweater ever --critiques please! on: February 27, 2011 10:50:44 AM
so I'm pretty new to knitting. i did a nice blue heather wool sweater for my daughter that turned out OK, but i now think was beginner's luck!

 i think after this i've convinced my (cheap) self that i have to use nice yarn/wool. This is Lion Brand Wool Ease, thick and chunky.
 i wanted to do this to see if i could follow a basketweave pattern (i pretty much could) but the sleeves are toooo long and the body (although i followed the pattern) is too short. the armpit is too tight. this is the pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/30306AD.html?noImages=
also, i'm terrible at setting in sleeves... any advice there? I start sewing at the shoulder, fold the sleeve in half to line it up, then sew from the cuff half way up, then sweater body and armpit last. but i do end up fudging in the armpit. I think some patterns are just better than others.
any advice will be warmly welcomed!!  Undecided

33  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learning to Knit from the "Beginning"- Advice, Suggestions needed on: February 21, 2011 05:38:45 PM
i've found LOTS of helpful videos on YouTube -- just type in what you want to know, like "knitting increases" and someone has made a video showing how to do it--- really, some of the videos are better than others but it's a great way to actually SEE someone doing the stitch. and btw, I completely agree about the patterns. I'm a pretty new knitter myslef --and i'v posted here for help with "pattern translation." Many patterns really ASSUME you know what "K2TG each 4th row (9,7,9,6) times, then yo" means --but the Craftster knitters have helped me decipher lots! Smiley
34  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: headbands/earwarmers on: February 05, 2011 02:23:25 PM
are you making it for yourself?? or you're saying you're too big a model...the "average" head size for women is like 19-20 inches...i find that you need to take into account the stretchiness of the wool/yarn you're using. acrylic is even more stretchy than some natural fibers. you could even make a swatch.. and then see how stretchy your yarn is, and then estimate a bit better
35  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: pattern translation/help please... on: January 31, 2011 12:27:21 PM
thank you for all the help -- i'm trying but i wish i had a knitter in person friend/group. i have a feeling i'll end up fudging this...
36  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern translation/help please... on: January 30, 2011 08:53:23 AM
working on my second ever sweater... and i'm up to the part where you bind off the head-hole and do the shoulders separate. could someone (much better than I) please explain in plain english --what the pattern means (what does "work across" mean??):

"bind off 5 sts at the beg next row. work across the next 10 sts --(11 sts on needle, attach a new ball of yarn and bind off center 23 sts, then work remaining sts. Working both sides at the same time, bind off 5 sts at beg of next row, then bind off 5 sts each shoulder edge, 2 more times, then 0sts 1 time; AT THE SAME TIME decrease 1 sts each neck edge on the RS row."

37  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Earflap Hat on: January 25, 2011 03:41:22 PM
really cute !!i mean th hat turned out nice too... Grin
he actually looks happy/comfortable wearing it --not like some baby hats that are torture
38  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Destash Swap Gallery sendouts: 1/22/10 on: January 24, 2011 01:02:05 PM
just received my package from Britters25 -- although some items have been swapped across the country for very similar items (yarn, sticky letters, paper etc) it's always fun to get a surprise package!  Grin The knitting needles have been added to my collection -the markers (very useful!) are in my drawer and the pencils given to my (homework doing) son. Thanks very much!
Hope you like your package!!

39  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Destash Swap sign ups CLOSED sendouts: 1/22/11 on: January 14, 2011 01:43:53 PM
have u posted partners yet?? am i missing something....
will it be in a PM?? I'm eagerly waiting.... Cheesy
40  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Destash Swap sign ups 12/31/10-1/13/11 sendouts: 1/22/11 on: January 02, 2011 02:06:02 PM
never mind.. i think i did it --i'll wait and see if i'm in  Grin
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