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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: thin mint scarf in dominknitrix on: April 03, 2008 04:42:21 PM
I'm on now!!  I stayed up SO late last night playing on that site.

And I'm glad I could help ya out!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you on Ravelry? on: April 02, 2008 06:33:40 PM
Just got my invite!

austinapril (because I'm *that* creative!)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pros & Cons of Dominitrix on: April 02, 2008 04:35:02 PM
my observations of Domiknitrix:

The premise of the book amuses me.  The language is amusing.

The patterns I've found a bit confusing and the instructions have left me scratching my head a few times.  I get the feeling that if I had more knitting experience I'd understand what she's talking about in the instruction part of the book.  I've had to consult the web a few times to figure out how to do a couple of things in the book, but once I get the basic instructions I can easily figure out what she's talking about.

I've found the Elizabeth Zimmerman books much more helpful for instructive knitting.

As far as the patterns go:

I plan on doing the hoodie, I've done the thin mint scarf and will be doing another one for my daughter, probably within the next couple of months.

The scarf had unclear pattern instructions, and I had to consult the internet for clarification on a few things, again, due to my lack of understanding the instruction piece of the book.

We'll see how the hoodie turns out...if I can't get past the first few rows without wanting to pull my hair out, I'm going to give up on the book all together.  I'll keep it for the novelty, but as for projects, I'll leave that to somebody else.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I have the book, and it definitely helped me out as a knitter.  Without having to consult the internet for help, I probably would never have found any of the knitting stuff online, and then wouldn't be here...so it was a catalyst for a lot my growth into knitting, and finding a knitting community (I didn't know anybody that knitted, nobody in my family knits, I thought it was me and bunch of grandmothers, little did I know...)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: thin mint scarf in dominknitrix on: April 02, 2008 04:10:38 PM
you saw somebody else's scarf on ravelry, because I haven't gotten my invite yet...I *should* be in the next bunch of invites, if they're telling the truth when they say they invite 800-1000 people (I'm 75!).

Mine lays flat, but I think I knitted it too short.  It's my second "official" (from a pattern) project, so I had a bit of problems figuring out the looped cast on (I finally gave up and cast on using two needles), and the instructions for the two circular needles were not so clear for me.  I consulted the internet A LOT for help on that...I had to print out the instructions and consult with them quite a bit.

the actual knitting wasn't so hard, and the decrease issue I just figured was me not really knowing how to read a pattern, but it did seem a bit backwards at the time.

And forget about me learning how to do the kitchener stitch from the book, I found a really good video on youtube (the knitwitch, maybe?) and kept repeating it until I finally figured it out.

As far as laying flat, the tube is completely flat for me.  I live in Austin and I knitted the thing out of alpaca (I know...now), and have worn it once (that one cold day we had last winter), and it laid completely flat, no blocking, no fuss.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Raverly Anyone Know When They Invite? on: April 02, 2008 03:53:04 PM
I'm 75 on the list and I'm feeling the same way!! Grin Grin
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pod Casts? on: April 01, 2008 08:09:53 PM
In no particular order:  I listen to a majority of these at work...I'm lucky enough to have my own office, so I can pretty much listen as loud as I want without disturbing too many people.

knitting:

Cast on
Knit Picks
Yarn Craft
Socks in the City
Knit Science

Crafting - not knitting related:

Craft Sanity
Craftcast
Crafty Chica

I listen to CraftLit while I'm crafting.  It's posted by Heather Ordover, who knits, spins and is an English teacher.  She talks fiber then posts roughly 30 minutes of literature, all older and in public domain.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: thin mint scarf in dominknitrix on: March 29, 2008 07:52:01 PM
but wait...Are you using the double circular method?

If not, then this may not make sense...

I knitted the same scarf a couple of months ago and had the same confusion over the decreases.  What I realized is that you decrease at the end of one side and the beginning of the next side.

I'll take a picture of mine and post it...tbc

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=119874&ppuser=132869

because imma noob the powers that be won't let me post teh photos...

8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer clay beads and dog tag pendants on: March 29, 2008 07:45:07 PM
Those are TOO CUTE!!  I know quite a few girls (and women) that would be more than happy and proud to have something like that to wear!

Nice job!!
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