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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Brain Farting at its best, stockinette stich theme on: August 14, 2010 06:40:19 AM
When someone asks for a stockinette row, they just want you to do one row. One row of knit on the right side, OR one row of purl on the wrong side.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need to make a really big sphere on: August 14, 2010 06:38:20 AM
For a flat circle, I usually increase six times in every round using single crochet. It makes more of a hexagon, but you can block it to the right shape.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Shadow baktus scarf (Link to pattern) on: August 11, 2010 05:37:30 AM
Hi dudes!

I knitted this scarf a few months ago, but had yet to post it here. I wanted to make a baktus scarf (And be cool like a Norwegian) but, I get bored super quickly with garter stitch. AND I wanted to try out illusion/shadow knitting. Hence, this scarf was born.

For those of you who don't know. The Baktus scarf is a pattern for a triangular scarf which is made in garter stitch and is cool in Norway.

So, on with the story. I went yarn shopping one day and bought a ball of Noro Kureyon to make my scarf with. It cost me $13 for the one ball which is more than I would ever pay for any yarn. But it was SOOOOO pretty. I already had a ball of el-cheapo black wool to use with it. I used 4mm needles which produced a scarf that was 148cm long and 25cm wide at its widest point.

It's like a magic scarf, because it has a chevron, but only if you look at it from the right direction. It's pretty useful for freaking out drunk friends at parties.

And here are some pictures.

Look at the magic!


And here is the artistic shot.


And this is what it looks like on.

And here is the link to the pattern.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fun Fur Technique on: August 11, 2010 04:53:51 AM
I know that single crochet in the round is fuzzier on the wrong side.

Maybe reverse stocking stitch is fuzzier? Otherwise, rubbing it with a bit of velcro (The hook part) might bring some of the fuzz to the right side?
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crocheting with unconventional materials on: August 11, 2010 04:51:56 AM
Maybe you could try the clear elastic that you use to make swimming costumes?

I have knitted and crocheted with video tapes and ribbons. A few weeks ago I got tipsy at a party and tried to knit and crochet with electrical wire (It was plastic coated wire from inside a cat5 cable if you must know). That really hurt my hands, I don't recommend it.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet swimwear. on: August 11, 2010 04:40:26 AM
One day I will make a crochet bikini and wear it. I think I will only wear it once.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need a hand... Literally! on: August 11, 2010 04:34:54 AM
Do de doooo! Megan to the rescue!

http://dishclothdiaries.blogspot.com/2008/11/give-yourself-hand-fridgie.html

http://cecinatrix.blogspot.com/2008/11/turkey-love.html

Here are the two that I could find.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a knitter when.... on: August 11, 2010 04:11:53 AM
-You own more yarn than your mother.
-You have to stop yourself from fondling handknits worn by strangers. Especially in public.
-You can look at any handknit and have a good idea of how it's made. Also what yarn you would make it in.
-Your handbag has two knitting projects in it. Plus a notebook full of knitting ideas.
-The only reason you passed 1st year university computing was because you related it to knitting.
-You always know where a sewing needle is, plus a pair of scissors and tape-measure.
-You have a scar on your bum from when you sat on a dpn.
-You are famous among your friends for your knitting.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: *ahem* Another question - how does one recycle yarn from a sweater? on: August 11, 2010 04:00:38 AM
Ooh! I can help too!

Wind your yarn into hanks as you go, then tie them up neatly. I'm sure it has how to do this somewhere in one of the tutes. It will be all sproingy.

To get the sproings out, saturate your yarn in some water. Then hang them on the washing line until they're dry with something to weigh them and make them straight while they dry. I folded my hanks in half over the washing line and put a tin can in the bottom of them.

Also, if your yarn smells like wet sheep when you wet it, it's wool. Get a little bit of yarn and burn it, wool smells like burning hair, cotton smells like burning paper. Cotton will burn with a flame and leave a bit of grey ash. Wool will smoulder before forming a bead. Acrylic will form a hard black bead.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Am i the only one? on: June 23, 2010 11:43:03 PM
I have a box of paperclips that I use as stitch markers.
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