In the tradition of the Irish Hiking Scarf, I've made a little cabled baby hat. I cast 84 stitches on size 7 straights, did 2x2 rib for a few inches and then switched to the Irish Hiking pattern (7 twists). Squared it off, seamed, and added tassels a la Sprout from www.magknits.com. It's bigger than I expected, but I like it, and hopefully the almost-mom will.
I can give slightly more precise instructions if needed. This is the first project I've "winged" and it's not perfect.
I must say, in just a quick moment of ranting, how very annoying it is that the Fall 06 IK issue is on the shelves at my local Borders WRAPPED IN PLASTIC. Like porn. And I know a lot of knitting people will say that it's better than porn, but I am not about to pay $7 for something I can't leaf through. The pictures on the site just aren't enough.
I have watched the Intarsia video on www.knittinghelp.com and feel ready to try intarsia. The tough thing is that what I want to try, the Om Scarf, (http://www.itsbyerin.com/ then click "knit knat") is a pretty curly little pattern. I don't know how to determine how many bobbins/butterflies of yarn I should start with, and where to go from there. Can I carry (i.e. fair isle) some very short floats, like 2 stitches?
Not sure if you knitters/crocheters have heard of this, but the international health organization Save the Children is putting out an APB for baby hats. These hats are used to conserve crucial body heat for at-risk newborns in the developing world.
I just splurged (and it was quite a splurge...will be eating ramen for a while) on the 5.5 quart Le Creuset round dutch oven. I want to make it an oft-used piece, but so far have only thought of making chicken casserole type things in it: Chicken Cacciatore, Coq au Vin, etc.
What have y'all made in your dutch ovens that you can recommend?
I am getting married in July out in Portland, OR (we live in DC). We're doing a Candy Buffet, which I am ridiculously excited about, and for the moment I am gathering ideas of what candy to use.
I saw a post where someone (Lothruin) mentioned how nice it is to have homemade candy, and having made some candy in my life, I was interested. Unfortunately, I won't have the time or space to make candy out in Oregon, so I'm looking for recipes/ideas of things to make here and either ship or bring with me. So, something that lasts for a long time and doesn't require refrigeration.
Is this even possible? would love some ideas, and thanks!
Hope this is the right board; I'm new to the sewing end of Craftster.
I know my way around a machine but am not sure what to do with some things I recently picked up: 2 long green corduroy (sp?) jumpers -- and that's the American jumper pinafore type thing, not a sweater -- and 2 pairs of Old Navy pants in the exact same dark brown color of heavy cotton. No patterns or pockets, just good heavy fabric begging to be refashioned.
Now all of these items are too small for me, so there's not making a short dress or a cool pants-skirt. I know there are loads of ideas on Craftster but am not sure where to start. Help?