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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What books would you recommend for a beginner? on: March 27, 2007 03:13:10 PM
Hello,

I just finished a beginning crochet class! I am looking to pick up a book or two to help remind me of everything I've learned so far, like how to turn, how to hold the hook, read a pattern, etc.

Does anybody have recommendations of the best/most clear books they've read?

Thank you!!

rachel
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anybody picked up One Skein Wonders yet? on: November 07, 2006 01:29:20 PM
I think I want this, cuz I love the one-skein projects, but I'd love a recommendation if anybody has one!

http://www.amazon.com/One-Skein-Wonders-Judith-Durant/dp/1580176453



(edited to fix link)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Can you block wool-ease? on: November 04, 2006 02:51:36 PM
Hello -

I'm knitting a scarf from Wool-Ease that's supposed to be 60 inches long. When I measure it without stretching it at all, it's at about 55, but if I stretch it a bit, it comes out to 60 and seems to hold it for a while. So what's the real length? Can I/should I block it? Wool-Ease is 80% acrylic and 20%.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My mission to help crocheters of the world bust their stash! on: July 14, 2006 11:04:23 AM
Hi guys. I am buried in my stash, much of which consists of yarn/colors I have no desire to use, and I have finally decided to do something about it: I just started a yahoo group called Stashswappers.

Basically, it's a trading group for all of us, throughout the country and whole wide world (mwa ha ha), who have yarn/needles/supplies/etc. taking up space in our houses/apartments/flats/rooms that we aren't using.

If any of ya'll are interested in getting rid of/acquiring some free stuff, just go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stashswappers/

The more people we have, the better this will work, so be sure to pass it on!

OK. Hope this will be of use to all of us in the yarn crafting community!

Also, I posted this in the knit group too.  I hope this is OK. If it's not, feel free to moderate me with no hard feelings!

Best,

Rachel S.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My movement to help knitters around the world bust their stash. on: July 14, 2006 10:56:11 AM
Hi guys. I am buried in my stash, much of which consists of yarn/colors I have no desire to use, and I have finally decided to do something about it: I just started a yahoo group called Stashswappers.

Basically, it's a trading group for all of us, throughout the country and whole wide world (mwa ha ha), who have yarn/needles/supplies/etc. taking up space in our houses/apartments/flats/rooms that we aren't using.

If any of ya'll are interested in getting rid of/acquiring some free stuff, just go here to join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stashswappers/

The more people we have, the better this will work, so be sure to pass it on!

OK. Hope this will be of use to all of us in the yarn crafting community!

Also, I am going to cross post this in the crochet section as well. I hope this is OK. If it's not, feel free to moderate me with no hard feelings!

Best,

Rachel S.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What to do with 600 yards of worsted cotton blend? Help! on: June 27, 2006 08:45:24 AM
Argh. I was all ready to make this beautiful summer vest with my beautiful 600 yards of terra cotta shine, when I actually did the math and realized I didn't have enough yarn for it. So now I need a new project that uses less yarn. I'm about a size 8 on top, for whatever that's worth.

Does anybody have any ideas? It doesn't have to be a vest, I'd love some kind of summer tank or tee, but am open to any suggestions. I LOVE this yarn, and wanna make something with it!

 Huh
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / What do you think is best for a first crochet project? on: April 20, 2006 12:32:22 PM
Hi! I'm heading over to a friend's house with my trusty new copy of HH tonight, and want to start my first crochet project! Whee! Anybody have advice on which project I should pick as my first? (I've never crocheted in my life, but I can knit).

Thanks!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Mrs. Beetons on: March 28, 2006 02:58:39 PM
It's been a while since I posted, but finally got my pictures of the Mrs. Beetons I made for my sister back in January (a very late Chanukah present).

I used the recommended Rowan Kidsilk Haze, along with a random DK weight merino. Gee whiz, that Rowan Haze is beautiful yarn, but it sure is hard to knit with. All of the beads are pearl pink, but it's kinda hard to tell in the picture. If I had to do 'em again, I think I'd use bigger beads. These look super cute under a blazer, when you can't see the part I screwed up at the end of the cuffs!



 Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anybody know of any cute newsboy patterns (but not SNBN)? on: February 28, 2006 11:55:03 AM
Hello --

I just finished my first cabled newsboy cap, and while I think it's cute, it just doesn't look all that good on me. It does, however, look adorable on my friend, who shall be inheriting it as soon as I weave in the ends.

So now I wanna make another one, but try a different style. Does anybody know of any other cute newsboy hats out there? No need for the pattern to be free -- I just need to find one.

Thanks!

rachel
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What can you do to soften scratchy wool? on: February 16, 2006 08:38:19 PM
I just finished the front of a sweater I'm making with a vintage 100% wool (that I of course got for free. yay!), and it is so scratchy my SNB group has taken to calling it "the exfoliating yarn."

I've heard that you can condition a sweater when you're blocking it. But what kind, and in what temperature water and how much? Does anybody have any suggestions for what I can do to make it a bit softer when I'm finished?

Thanks!

Smiley
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