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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first colours on: January 06, 2011 04:59:09 AM
It's 11:55pm 6th Jan in Australia and I'm finally finished my first colorwork project with 5 minutes to spare!! I ripped these out a total of 5 times and actually kept going, which is a record for me so far. Much praise to knitty and youtube for advice on it all. And, of course, to Craftster, whose challenge inspired me to knit a woollen accessory in the middle of summer. Can't wait til it's cold enough to wear these...

Things learnt: colour work! italian tubular cast on! kitchener stitch tubluar bind off!

Knit with Bendigo Woollen Mills sock yarn in the Endpaper Fingerless Mitts pattern by Eunny Jang in a size Large (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/11/endpaper_mitts.html).

The insides...


The outsides...




Both together. Still to be blocked.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet on the go on: July 17, 2008 04:44:43 AM
Does anyone have a pattern they could recommend for doing while out and about? We're heading to the Melbourne Film Festival soon and I want to have something to do while waiting for sessions etc.
I'm an beginner to intermediate crocheter and would love advice for people who also crochet while commuting places.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Stuffed toys on: July 07, 2008 01:41:52 PM
Is that acrylic stuffing stuff polyfil washable? I'm making a baby toy and I think washing will be required....
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / What to make for a new mum (or three)? on: April 22, 2008 03:43:14 PM
Three of my friends are having babies at the end of the year. I really want to make them things that they will love and use and not get put in a drawer and forgotten. But I also don't want to spend ages making something adorable but only useful for 2 minutes.

What useful things do first time parents need?  Huh
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Types of yarn to use (Australia) on: March 05, 2008 04:23:13 PM
I'm in Australia, I just started crochet and I'm confused by yarn. Completely and utterly! Does anyone know of a good reference guide to yarns and how particular yarns (like those suggested in HH) would correspond to other yarns that I don't have to order online?
Is there a system for yarns in Australia anymore? i remember yarn shopping with my grandmother and having to find a particular ply of wool but now ply means something else beyond weight? or something?

I got something called DK from Lincraft which is an acrylic (cheap and nasty for first projects I thought), the info for it is:
Our signature brand of 8ply acrylic yarn. Available in 32 colours.
Composition: Acrylic
Grams: 100gm per ball
Meterage per Ball: 320 Metres
Tension: (10x10cm) 24 stitches x 30 rows
Needle size: 4.00mm
Care Instructions: Machine washable 30 degrees. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Cool Iron

Would this be good for either the sweet pea shawl or fit to be tied?
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Curling on: February 22, 2008 03:18:22 PM
Hi all, this is my first post at the end of my first week of crochet. I can do the stitches okay and I've only been making squares to practice the stitches. BUT they keep curling up! I have changed my tension a zillion different ways and have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I'm using a 5.0mm hook and 8ply wool. Help!
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