I need some help on a present for my boyfriend. (not for christmas...i'm not that much of a procrastinator! ) He really likes the show 'Roseanne' and while i was watching it the other day, I realized that a great gift for him would be to make the afghan that lays across the couch in the show. (http://popwatch.ew.com/photos/uncategorized/151231__blanket_l.jpg) Now, I'm a knitter, but I have crocheted before. Would this blanket be entirely too hard for an inexperienced crocheter? Also, does anyone know where I would be able to find a pattern to base this blanket off of?
Does anyone know of any books or websites that focus on historic knitting patterns? Also, maybe resources that give modern translations of older patterns? I am really interested in projects from the past, specifically civil war era patterns, but I am having a hard time finding them. And the ones that I have found (ex. 'The Workwoman's Guide' from 1840), are very confusing to translate into modern knitting terms. (and they have no images of the items.) Thanks for any help!
Here are some websites that I've found with patterns from the past, if anyone is interested.
So I already know what I want to make for my boyfriend for Christmas, but I need help in actually making it. So here's my idea: He's really into history, majoring in history and such. I want to make him a collage/collection/whatever thing of all the places that have meant something to him. I want to get old postcards/pictures/memorabilia from his hometown, college town, etc. and create some sort of collage of them all. Now...I am not good at scrap booking or anything of the sort, so this is where you guys come in. I need help on how to display this stuff. I originally thought of framing it all, which i still like that idea but I have no idea how i would make it look nice or whatever. Then I thought maybe I should create some sort of book with it all in it and then maybe leave blank pages at the end for him to put more in for the next step of his life... anyway, if you guys have any ideas of how i could organize this all or pictures of similar projects, I would be greatly appreciative!! Thank you!!
Alright, so this may be a silly question, but I would like help with it none the less. So, we have to get our own recycling bins in the town we just moved in to, so we have this large storage bin that we're using from k-mart. Anyway, I want to somehow put in separaters so that i can have a place to put different colors of glass, so that it's easier for the recycling man. Is there anything that i could put in that wouldn't be ruined from rain and would keep sturdy that would solve this problem?
Hey everyone I need some help with finding patterns or creating my own for knitting clothes for a polly pocket doll. Now i'm not talking about the old time itsy bitsy ones, apparently there are new ones that are a lot bigger. Anyway, my boyfriend's little sister loves her 'pollies' and for her birthday I want to knit some clothes for her. I've tried on my own to knit a dress but I don't actually have a polly doll to model it for me to see if it fits. Anyway, I guess what i'm asking is if anyone knows of patterns that will fit a smaller doll, like polly pocket, or has some advice as to how to design knitted clothing for one. I'm normally a strict-to-the-pattern girl, so this whole designing my own knitting is a bit over my head. Thank you for any help!
Alright, so i got a beautiful new spinning wheel for my birthday from my parents and i tried it out while watching the video that came with it, but i still am a little clueless on how to do it. I can't quite understand what you do with your hands while spinning. It looks like the guy in the video is moving them around and doing something, but i just can't understand it without a good explanation or close up. Anyway, my question is if any of you guys have good websites or books that are good for a newbie at spinning. Thank you so much and hopefully i'll be able to post my own yarn pics that are as beautiful as all of yours!
So i'm working on this yoga bag for a friend for christmas and i'm on the fourth row and i keep getting 3 stiches at the end instead of 2. I've pulled it out and tried it 3 times, so i think i'm doing something wrong, so i have a few questions. Whenever you yarn over, do you just put the yarn over, and then do the slip stich, or do you do a knit stich inbetween those? i ask this because in the back it explains a yarn over as kniting a stich, yarn over, then knitting a stich. ok i lied, i only had that one question. thank you to whoever can help