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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / seaming side edge to BO edge?? on: October 30, 2008 04:48:18 PM
I'm nearing the finish line in knitting the cabled bolero featured on the cover of the winter 2006/07 issue of Vogue Knitting (lookie here).  However, I now realize I don't know how to attach the collar.

I'm not a knitting newbie, I've seamed up the sides of sweaters and the ends of socks but I've never tried seaming a piece of knitting going this way:
<<<<<<<<
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to a piece of knitting going this way
vvvvvvvvv
vvvvvvvvv
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I've tried googling, searching craftster, and searched around knittinghelp.com but have been unsuscessful.  Does anyone have any tips or know where I can find the information I seek??
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yay! I have warm hands!! on: November 12, 2006 09:14:32 PM
So I ALWAYS have freezing hands (bad circulation); I had some yarn left over from a cardigan and well....now I have a pair of fetching Cheesy



But did I stop there??  Oh no, you see I wore these nonstop for about a week and loved them so much I decided I must have another pair.  But was I content to make them exactly the same??  No Smiley



As you can see, I continued the cable pattern all the way up.  These hug my hands a lot more then my first pair...kinda nice Cheesy

I also made these lovely mittens awhile ago but have yet to post them soo....



These were my first mittens and first stranded colorwork project...I'm so proud Grin  I hope you like!  I know I do Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my first hoodie!! on: October 19, 2006 08:07:11 PM
I made this hoodie out of a too big Tshirt, I didn't think to take a before picture...sorry.  I used Mezzi's tutorial (found here).  Because of the coloring and the '50' on the back, I like to call it my Quidditch jacket though it honestly wasn't planned that way  Smiley




Lots more pictures on my blog including one of the back so you can see the '50' (scroll down a bit to get to the hoodie pictures)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Block then weave? Weave then block? on: June 29, 2006 05:40:49 PM
I'm making Sesame from MagKnits and am getting to the point that I want to start blocking my pieces.

My question is:  Should I weave in the ends from all the stripes before I block?  Or is it better to do it after (or does it not matter)?  At first I thought I should weave them in before blocking; but then I realized it might be easier to weave the ends into the seam so maybe I should block first.....now I'm confused.

This is my first sweater/cardigan and I want to make sure I don't screw it up so please excuse me if I'm just being paranoid Wink
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / no idea where to start.... on: May 09, 2006 08:12:01 PM
I apologize if this has already been asked and answered; I tried searching and didn't come up with anything.

I was recentally inspired to try my hand at wet felting because I desperately want some felted dreadlocks.  The problem is I have no idea where to buy supplies, how to dye the roving (I think that's what it's called?), where to get dye, how much of everything I would need to buy, etc.  I am a complete felt virgin.  I searched around on the web and found a site that shows you how to make the dreads themselves but didn't answer any of my other questions.  I was hoping to make felted dreadlocks that would go about half way down my back.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!  And feel free to direct me to another thread that has already answered my questions.

**edited to fix some spelling errors I didn't catch earlier
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / tissue paper envelopes *Tutorial added* on: April 07, 2006 09:55:22 PM
I made these envelopes using tissue paper I got in swap packages:





I took lots of pictures while I was making them so if theres interest I can make a tutorial.

Tutorial here (or just scroll down Smiley).  I didn't have some amazing dream or out of the blue start ironing paper together.  Mum's been making them for years (I think I remember her taking a class when I was tiny).  If I knew who to give credit to I would.....
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / need help disguising hole in wall on: April 07, 2006 09:49:32 PM
need help disguising hole in wall

Im in the process of redecorating my room and dont know what to do about this part of my wall.



Its the water shut off for the entire house so I cant permanently cover it.  And it has to be something that can be quickly and easily removed (incase of emergency).  My first thoughts were hanging a flap over it disguised as a painting or something.  Then I though of doing something with a hinge; but the walls are sheet rock and I dont think it would hold.  Its about 14 x 17 inches and around 4 inches away from the corner of my room.

My dad also brought up the point that perhaps its not supposed to have a cover (maybe it needs to stay ventilated??)  I am not well versed in such matters and have no idea if this thought has any merit; but I thought I should put it out there anyway.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / case for wooden fan?? on: April 07, 2006 09:46:59 PM
So I have this awesome fan:



But I want to be able to take it with me in my purse.  However, my purse is a scary place and Im worried that itll be ruined.  So I thought I could try to make a case for it but have no ideas whatsoever.  Its made of wood, 8 inches long and around 1 inch square at its widest point.

Any thought??
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia vs. Fair Isle on: February 28, 2006 07:20:31 PM
How do I know which color working method is best for each project??  Lets say I come across a chart with the outline of a star on it.  Should I knit the solid background and duplicate stitch the star on later?  Or should I use intarsia or perhaps fair-isle?  How do you decide which method to go with??

If you can't tell, the only time I've ever worked with more than one color is when making stripes.  I'd like to expand my color knitting repertoire but don't quite know how to begin.  I've watched all the videos on knittinghelp.com and understand how to do the various techniques, I just don't know when to use them Undecided

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / need help translating pattern on: January 26, 2006 09:13:01 PM
Awhile back I came across the cutest kitty toy; unfortunately the pattern's in japanese and I can't read it.

Any ideas??
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