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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / gauges and ribbing....I need advice on: September 02, 2006 08:29:38 AM
hello...I am making a sweater...and it calls for a 24 X 30 for 4" guage over 3 X 3 rib...does that mean that a swatch 24 stitches wide should measure 4".......because 30 rows is 4" on my swatch but because its ribbed the sts/inch are all well ribbed and pouffy and  together and the whole swatch when not stretched is about 3"....when checking gauge over ribbing do I stretch it out and flatten the peice before I measure the stitches? I hope that made sense....I would take any advice because I really want to get this right.
22  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Polymer clay transfer problems. Help me please!!! on: May 12, 2006 09:56:26 AM
ok so I'm trying to make little tiles of polymer clay with laser printed transfers on them to label my indoor herb garden...I had everything ready...only now Im stuck at the transfers and Im not moving

I have some translucent liquid sculpey and I followed the instructions perfectly....
the first page i printed it out on does not peel off of the tls, and  the tls does not stick to the glass like the instructions suggest.

infact only one of 8 seperated from the paper at all....it was perfect except that the tls was spread unevenly
I tried soaking the others in water but it only sort of helped
and then I tried to use super glossy paper which separated ok but barely transfered any toner at all
I thought this was going to be easy Undecided

does anyone have any tips on what kind of paper to use for the best transfers in a laser printer
would I be better off just photocopying them...I guess its worth a try

furthermore....if I want to get an even coat of tls should I just let it sit for a bit will it level off by itself, should I leave the image soaking on the tls for longer than 5 minutes before I bake it...

I need help
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / flourescent pink argyle pattern cable knit sweater!!! FINALLY FINISHED! on: May 09, 2006 08:22:48 PM
its been a brain bender but I'm finished

this was modified from a pattern in the march '06 issue of creative knitting magazine.
I used Caron simply soft brites (6oz).
The colour was awesome (watermelon)
but I think if I ever decide to do this pattern again, I'll steer very clear of acrylic yarns...this kind of work deserves to be blocked properly!

my mom helped out too...she made me these buttons out of translucent and hot pink sculpey

24  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / vegiforms!!Molded vegetables!!Any one ever tried these? on: May 06, 2006 08:07:47 PM
checkout this link

you screw molds around your squashes and zucchini

and then it grows into that same molded shape...IE a face or a heart....or a cob of corn which I must say I find a bit perplexing.

have any of you tried these...I'm thinking about getting some...but I just want to make sure they work well.
I also wanted to see if anyone knew another company that offered a product like this.

post pics if you have any

25  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / I need some scarecrow ideas on: May 01, 2006 09:48:26 PM
my mother and I have a few plots in our local community garden....its great!!!..the people who run it are super nice and whatever vegetables you don't need/use will be donated to the local homeless shelter....I want to make and donate a really cool scarecrow to...well...scare the many crows away...does anyone have any ideas to make it really unique?


I'm having trouble deciding on materials....
Its going to be outside all summer and into the fall so I cant use anything that would rot or weather badly...and I cant use wire to build it because I don't want it to rust

I want this thing to be kickass!
a scarecrow like no other
not too scarry or anything...

I look foreward to your suggestions
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / seaming a cable knit sweater on: April 28, 2006 01:59:37 PM
I have been working on this amazing argyle pattern kableknit sweater...and now I need to sew the sleeves in and I'm afraid to seam it incorrectly....is it unwise to use the backstitch method...will that just make it look sloppy....with this pattern matress stitch is out of the question....I just want this to work...someone help me

this sweater has soooo much potential I dont want to ruin it
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cabled argyle sweater blocking question on: March 19, 2006 07:35:59 PM
ok ok ok...I know that you cant really block acrylic yarns but something needs to be done here....every piece is completely cable knitted and I need to find a way to 'finish' it so it doesnt look so lumpy and even out the stitches and all...is it worth washing and pinning or maybe thats overkill...would it work if I just pinned it and sprayed it with water?....the stitches just need to even out THATS ALL....and I've read that sometimes it helps to try....has anyone had luck with a similar project?
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / advice on re-sizing on: December 07, 2005 08:17:46 PM
ok so I saw the most amazing hat here
how do I adapt this for my own larger adult head
I've gotta learn sometime
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hooded scarf pattern? on: December 04, 2005 12:11:18 PM
Hey y'all
I am looking for a knited hooded scarf pattern. All I have found so far are ones that have a rounded hood. Has anyone seen a pattern that has a pointed hood. Its for my mom. And I want it to be just right. A pointed hood would suit her so well. If anyone wants to share I will send you a big mental hug.

Love Jane Jane cranky freckles
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HELP I need huge mittens on: December 03, 2005 03:55:33 PM
so I decided to knit hats and mittens for my fam this x-mas.
one problem. My father has freakishly huge hands. I'm not really sure I know how to alter a pattern yet. Can anyone help. I need a pattern for abnormally huge mittens.

I've searched but no luck so far.
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