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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need a guide to understand knitting sitches/directions for a Japanese chart on: October 12, 2006 05:37:20 PM
If you can send me an image of the pattern I can read it and let you know what it says. I've been a Japanese to English translator for 16 years and an on and off knitter for even longer than that.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shocker Mittens (Well-adjusted Adults Only): Pattern!! New Charts!! on: February 14, 2006 11:13:03 AM
That's great! Not off topic!
Crafty men RAWK!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Quick mohair cape on: November 22, 2004 07:38:19 PM
I kind of mixed the idea of the wrap in this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14080.0
with a variation of the stitch pattern for the blue ponch in this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9791.0
I learned how to crochet by checking out crochetcabana.com and stitchguide.com. The videos at stitchguide.com helped a lot. I've been a knitter lot longer than I've been crocheting, but it feels like crocheting moves along faster. I finished the cape in just 2 or 3 evenings, and that included frogging several rows that I messed up.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Quick mohair cape on: November 22, 2004 05:13:53 PM
We're going out to a very nice restaurant for my dad's 75th birthday this week and I found a cute dress on sale at Limited Too for my daughter but it's kind of bare around the arms and shoulders and nights in November are pretty cold here in New Hampshire, so I wanted to make her a little cape to wear over the dress.
                          
I crocheted this using Patons Divine in icicle white with a size P crochet hook, both of which I had hanging around. I crocheted a chain for as wide as I wanted the cape to be and then alternated rows between regular single crochet and double crochet into every other stitch with a chain stitch between each double crochet. I still need to go out tomorrow and buy some ribbon to make a front tie with.
I just started crocheting last year. I'm self taught and I still don't get how to move to the next double crochet row corrrectly or neatly, so one edge of this is pretty odd looking, but it's not so noticeable (I hope!).
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re:surfing instead of crafting....CRAFTSTER is my new addiction... on: January 26, 2004 04:56:34 PM
No it's not just you!
I get sucked in too sometimes but I always consider it time better spent than watching tv!
I've tried a lot of different things thanks to obsessively reading this site. There's so much here and it seems to be growing exponentially.
 I used to basically just knit but I also started crocheting and sewing after being inspired here. It's really incredible.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re:square bottomed lined bag tutorial on: January 24, 2004 05:45:52 AM
miss mom thank you!!!! That is awesome.
Now I definitely have to go try to use some piping.
(your drawing is not lame! it makes perfect sense.)
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re:square bottomed lined bag tutorial on: January 22, 2004 06:47:24 PM
Thanks Miss Mom!
I love the piping in your bag. I want to try making a messenger bag/pouch style with piping.
I did use some stitch witchery stuff when I pressed the strap in on both sides. Mostly I was trying to keep it flat for when I folded it in half again, but it also did a good job of stiffening it up.

I wasn't so sure I understood the "pinching the corners" concept before I started, but once I had it there in my hands in 3-d it made sense.
 
Another bag I want to to try making is a tote bag with webbing like the one here. http://www.make-it-easy.com/opentot2.html
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re:square bottomed lined bag tutorial on: January 21, 2004 11:34:55 AM
Thanks Jordy. This tutorial is awesome.
I made a bag with some fabric found at Goodwill. I didn't put in any velcro or fastener because it was a first attempt and I just wanted to see what would happen.

I was psyched that it came out so nice.
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