So, dude. I've seen the "cro-hook" thingies out there. Looks like it's all about afghan stitch, tunesian crochet, etc. What about carving a hook into the end of your knitting needles and just knitting with them? Like, knit and purl and all that jazz. Wouldn't this work? I've been thinking- I had one of those "ah-ha!" moments last night about how knitted fabric works and comes together. Took me long enough! Anyway, I learned to crochet way before I ever learned to knit, so at first I thought: Damn!! This knitting thing is HARD! How do they pull all those loops through without a hook!?!? Well, I got used to it, and am actually quite a fast knitter. I think. BUT, I'm still toying with the idea of crocheting a knit fabric. If you know what I mean. Maybe I'll buy one of those circular cro-hook needles and try it out. I just can't help but think that "crocheting" a knitted fabric would go SO much faster (as crochet always does!).
Anyone have any experience with this? I thought I'd seen something like this, and instructions and stuff, somewhere on the web, but can't find the link to the product anymore. =0( What do you guys think?!?
have you guys noticed all the cute handbags out right now that have that "kiss lock" closure? Like coin purses, but the bags I've seen (the super cute ones, anyway) have a much larger exagerrated version. Huge metal ball closures. Looks. So. Cool. I've searched high and low, but CANNOT find anywhere that sells just this type of hardware. (yes, I've found the sites that sell the regular kind) But I don't want to buy a whole bag just to rip it up and use the hardware...help! Anyone know what I'm talking about?!? ;0)
OK. I know it can be done, I'm pretty sure I've seen it knit somewhere. How do you decrease when you're knitting a chevron stitch pattern? Zig zag kind of stitch. I thought about starting with a number of stitches between the increases/decreases (for example 20), then decreasing that number little by little, keeping the increases/decreases in the same spot. That would make a funny shape if you knit it flat, wouldn't it? Like, it would be sorta circular? If i'm not making sense, just beat me. No, seriously. I need help with this. Like, what if you wanted to knit a chevron stitch for the sleeves of a sweater. come on, help a girl out, here. I need to know... ;0) Thanks in advance, oh knitting gurus! (YOU rock!) Looks something like this? Or is there a better way? One that won't end up looking like the label you took off yogurt cup? vV^Vv vV^Vv vV^Vv vV^Vv (((is a knit stitch, V is a decrease, ^ is the increase, and v is the selvage))) Thanks again if you can help! =0)
I need a gocco but can't pay that much for one. I can make you anything (check out my website below). Clothes, patchwork, peyote stitch beaded dreaddie thingies, felted wool bag, knitted items, etc! I'm totally willing to work with you on anything custom. I want my GOCCO!
Message me if you're interested. I promise it will go to a good home! thanks, sarah
Hay there. I just finished this bag. This bag was actually a test of the pattern I drafted- I really want to make this with more woven ribbon which I've been addicted to lately. (see thread:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46604.50) But, I figured, if I have to test the pattern, I might as well make something usefull. =0) So, I did it in "earthy" colors and monogramed a "C" onto the front. (I had my new myspace friend Chelsea in mind!) I'm so proud I drew the "c" myself! I suck at drawing. Even letters. . . ;0)
Anyhoo, I used this heavy interfacing that's just too heavy- so it's a little krinkly. But still cool, I think. I love using piping and I used the same fabric for the inside. I might put a tab closure on there, but haven't decided. K. Have a looksie...
Thanks for looking! =0) Peace!
PS-That's right, Chelsea, you're the proud new owner of this cute clutch! Lucky girl... =0)
I made this skirt to be a petticoat to go under another skirt, but it's so cute by itself, that I find myself wearing it as is! It's so easy to make- you can bust one out in about an hour and a half if you've got a sewing machine, and if you have a serger, it'll only take a few minutes! Seriously quick project for you impatient types! =0) It's similar to the 3 tiered skirts that are so "in" right now- like the Old Navy commercial, and posts I've seen up here... only it's just the one tier at the bottom. But I haven't seen any of those broomstick skirts that use pretty eyelet like this, so I thought I'd post it. I think I may try making one with 3 tiers, but time will tell...
I put them in the washer a total of twice, and when they came out, they were sooo small! But I was able to stretch them back out, and now they're perfect! =0) I stretched them out, and wore them when they were still wet to mold them to my big feet. And it worked! They're Mine and MINE only! yay..! K, bye bye!
OK, here's more stitches... both made for my BF. The mushroom one is HUGE! You wouldn't believe how many beads it took.. I had to keep going back to buy more cause I didn't think there was any way it would take THAT many! I think it was an amulet bag in a past life....=0) And the argyle was a special request- after I made the first argyle stitch with earthy tones of browns and greens, he thought it was cool, and proceeded to take me to the bead store and pick out the colors for HIS new stitch. The problem with that is that he's color blind, and while looking for a good pink color, he kept picking up these blue tubes and going "is THIS one pink?" No, baby, that's blue! Imagine if I wasn't there to help him, poor guy. He'd have such an ugly wardrobe! I keep telling him it's not that hard to learn how to do peyote, but he refuses. I think he just wants to make me make everything. Just so he can brag and say "oh, that? my girlfriend made that for me," everytime someone asks him about something. AWWWhhhh....he's so cute, man. I love him! =0) OK, here's the pic..
Enjoy! and THANKS CRAFTSTER!! my new best friend....
Hi there, yes...ANOTHER post! I'm on a roll, what can I say? Trust me, it won't be like this for long. I'll get busy, and not post for like, a YEAR! Here goes again.. These are fingerless gloves or wristwarmers I made with Paton's "Divine" yarn. It's cheap- only about $6 a skein, but it's got mohair, people! 79.5% Acrylic, 18% MOHAIR!!!!, and 2.5% Polyester. So, it feels dreamy, and soft on yer skin. I like it a lot. Plus, the colors are pretty. Only thing to watch out for is frogging. It's nearly impossible, so be sure on your pattern, or be confident if you're winging it. They're trimmed in pink fun fur, and I got the pattern from midnight knitter here (minus the bobbles, although, if you're working with acrylic WW, the pattern looks GREAT WITH those!!): http://www.moonarts.com/blog/free_patterns/pages/punk-crochet-print.htm
Her free patterns are SOOO much fun! Check the rest of 'em out, too!
THANKS SO MUCH again! I love you all..... Peace. Sarah