And I can't for the life of me figure out how to do corrugated rib. Currently I'm purling with my right hand and knitting with my left hand, since I can knit Continental but not purl. The first time I did it, I somehow figured out how to do double knitting. When I did that, I would hold the knit color in back the whole time, and the purl color in front, and knit along.
The second time, it still doesn't look right, but this time I'm switching both yarns to the front to purl, and both to the back to knit.
I'm at wits end and about to throw the project across the room. I thought the charts would give me trouble, not the frakking ribbing.
Well, it almost doesn't count as a retcon, because all I did was paint it, but I figured I'd post anyway. I was inspired by the reusable grocery bag challenge, but I didn't feel like making something from scratch.
I carry my knitting in this bag to work with me, so I figured it needed a little something.
And one with my dog, Spencer. Poor thing, can you tell he's not used to having things dangled from his neck while his crazed mistress takes pictures?
Okay...so maybe it's just me...but I find fictional people very interesting, and I have some favorites. I thought this would appeal to a broader group of people than a 'favorite Jane Austen character' or a 'favorite comic character' swap.
The way I figure it, you could pick one (or two) fictional person(s) from any media, including books, movies, plays, ballets, comics...anything, really. And your partner would make you stuffs based on that character.
What do you all think? Anyone interested, or am I completly off my nut here?
(If there's been something like this before and I missed it, I apologize.)
Okay, so I'm a little bit crazy to be knitting a scarf in May/nearly June. But RecycleMicol sent me some gorgeous handspun yarn for a personal swap, and it was taunting me with its purpley-lace-weighty-goodness.
This is the first time I've knit lace, and I really enjoyed the pattern. It was not too complex, but entertaining as well. By the 23rd pattern repeat, though, I was getting pretty bored.
I apologize if someone has asked this before, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.
I'm pretty new to lace knitting, and I'm just finishing my first lace scarf. I want to try Eunny Jang's Print o' the Wave stole, but I'm unsure if the yarn I have is lace-weight or 'cobweb' weight.
I have one skein, about 500 yards, of Alpaca Delight Mini from Blue Ridge yarns. That will be enough for the pattern if it is indeed cobweb weight, and it sure looks thinner than the Alpaca Cloud sample I have from Knitpicks. But it says 'laceweight' on the label.
Am I going out of my mind? Has anyone ever worked with this stuff before, and if you have, what weight would you say it is? I can always go get another skein if I run out, but it's expensive, so I'd prefer not to have to.
So, yeah. I'm a total dork, and I want to make myself a cape like the ones the Spartans wear in the movie '300'. I know, I know, quit rolling your eyes.
Anyway, I can see that the cape is attatched to this harness sort of thing that goes around the shoulders, across the back, and fastens in the front with a brooch thingy. I can figure out how to make that okay.
My questions are these: How do I make it fold like that? Approximately how much yardage of whatever am I going to need? (It's floor length, and I'm about 5'6") What shape is the fabric going to need to be in? What sort of fabric do you think would work the best? It should be rough and kind of heavy, but not burlap rough. I'm at a loss, and ANY help is loved and appreciated. I'm sorry if I'm not being very clear.
Here's some reference pics, if you've not seen the film. Enjoy the abs.
Here's a London Calling that my wonderful mom made for me. Being as we didn't want to spend a hundred or so dollars on the yarn the pattern called for, we made some creative substitutions. She used Mango Moon Capelli, which is supposed to be a carry-along weight but worked fine except that it stretched unless she was very careful.
Three weeks, about a scrillion little balls of yarn, homemade yarn bras and a bunch of cursing later, it was born! I love it to death. Picture!
Please excuse the pink owl shirt underneath. Not the best choice, I know, but I was right home from dance and didn't want to wait to change.
This is my first successful embroidery project, which is a little strange since I do most other kinds of needlework. I got the pattern from a kit from Michael's...Savvy Stitches, or something like that. I have no idea what the ideograms mean, I'm not even sure whether they're Chinese, Japanese, or something else. If anyone could tell me what they mean, I'd be grateful. Anyway, pictures.
I like it very much, but I have no idea what to do with it...
I got this spring jacket from Old Navy on clearance, but the buttons had to go.
I ripped off all the original buttons (all 12 of them) and sewed on new spiffy Celtic ones. My fingers weren't too happy with me after that. I liked how that looked, but I decided the back needed a little sprucing up too.
And now, pictures!
After I sewed the new buttons on.
I got the buttons at Joann Fabrics.
Action shot of the back. I drew out the knot, copied it to reduce the size, cut out the areas where I wanted paint with a razor blade, pinned the design to the jacket, outlined with pencil, and painted with fabric paint. Phew!
A close-up of the knot.
Since I'm obsessive compulsive, I also painted the belt and grommets with a paint pen.