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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help!! Problems knitting in the round on: November 11, 2011 08:38:05 PM
Thank you so much!!!! That made all the difference!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help!! Problems knitting in the round on: November 11, 2011 06:40:53 AM
So I've been knitting off and on for pretty much the past 15 years. I crochet mostly, and have never gotten past knitting flat (mostly scarves.) But I decided I wanted to try knitting in the round. Attempting to learn this has brought something to my attention that I didn't think was an issue with knitting flat. So here's my problem.

I cast on using the slip knot method. When knitting flat, I cast on the required number of stitches. For round knitting (and learning purposes) I continue casting on until the stitches go all the way around the circle and aren't stretched out. I put my stitch marker on, and then begin knitting the second row. However, the more stitches I use, the longer the string between stitches becomes. In flat knitting, I always fixed this by adjusting it with the tail at the end of the second row. I don't know how to fix this when knitting in the round. By the time I finish the second row, the amount of yarn hanging between stitches can range anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. What am I doing wrong?!?  Huh
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Tetris Magnets on: November 02, 2011 03:23:35 PM
I don't know what size it was exactly, but it was the smallest mesh that Micheal's had.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tetris Magnets on: October 09, 2011 05:31:37 PM
This is my first needlepoint project in about 16 years! Somewhere I saw tetris magnets, and got the idea to make them myself.

Materials:

Plastic Mesh Canvas
6 colors embroidery thread
needle
scissors
adhesive magnet roll
cookie sheet (or other magnetic surface)

I did a google search for tetris shape outlines. I only came up with 6 of the 7 shapes, but once I got the hang of it, that 7th shape was easy! They turned out a little smaller than I had originally planned, but that's okay. I made three of each shape. First I planned for how large each square would be, then I traced the outline of each shape on the canvas and cut it out. I then "colored" each square with the embroidery thread. I then cut out a strip of magnet to fit the piece, and stuck it onto the back of a cookie sheet for safe keeping. I laid a heavy book on top of the shapes that I had finished. Because the magnet was in a roll, it was kind of curved whereas the plastic canvas was not. If the adhesive doesn't stick, I'm going to hot glue the magnet onto the canvas.

The final result:


And the playing surface, it also gives you an idea of how small the pieces actually are. The brown magnet at the bottom serves as the bottom of the screen.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Wreath Ornaments on: October 08, 2011 01:48:33 PM
I wondered the same thing! So I google searched it and came up with this thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73345.0

I found them where the knitting needles and crochet hooks are. I read somewhere that they can also be used for stitch markers (the smaller ones.) But they worked perfectly for this.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Wreath Ornaments on: October 06, 2011 12:45:28 PM
Following the same process as for this wreath http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391449.0, I used wooden Cabone rings as the base. I chose a white yarn with flecks of silver in it, and the little holly came in a package of 6, I don't remember what they were supposed to be used for but they work well for this!

The first image shows the detail more, and the second image is to show the size.




7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Thanksgiving / Fall Wreath on: September 25, 2011 06:06:56 PM
Inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390551.0



Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver in a wonderfully fall-esque chocolate color.
Fake Mums
Fall type ball things on a stem
Polyurethane ring
Hot glue gun

I started by using a hot glue gun to attach the end of the yarn to the ring, then wrapped the yarn around, continuing around until the ring was covered and the green didn't peek through. Then I glued the flower heads and the steam of balls in an arrangement that I liked.
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY Sea Glass Wedding! on: September 18, 2011 07:21:38 AM
Where did you get the sea glass?
9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Boy Beanie on: November 03, 2010 10:08:28 AM
I started my increase at Round 6. The pattern I drafted looks like this:

Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc *dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from *.2 dc in last st, Sl st into 3rd ch of turning ch to join. 60 stitches total.

Continue onto round 6 in pattern as round 7. I also skipped one round between rounds 7 and 9 in the pattern to make up for the extra row of increase. At the end of round 7 (pattern round Cool you should have 66 stitches.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Thanksgiving / Fall Table Centerpiece on: September 17, 2010 09:00:22 PM
I'm not really sure that this is where this goes, but I guess it fits. While decorating for Halloween, I was having a hard time finding something I liked for the centerpiece on my table. I decided on something simple, and something that would work not only for Halloween, but would carry me through to Thanksgiving. A $5 wire basket from Wal-Mart and two bouquets of fake mums (in one of my favorite colors ever!) later, and I have this! The second picture is the better color, it also shows my Yankee Candle salt and pepper shakers better Smiley





It seriously took about 10 minutes start to finish. I had to cut a cardboard circle for the bottom of the wire basket, so the flowers wouldn't fall through. Then I pulled all the flowers and leaves off of the stems, layered the leaves in the bowl and layered the flowers on top. I love it!
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