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1  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: color-bay blanket problem on: March 05, 2006 01:16:17 PM
vanillaxlight - You're right, I just checked the book and that is an 'r' not a 'y'. I only glanced at it last night. Embarrassed

Thanks everyone. I figure as long as it's a blanket it doesn't matter that much, I'll just go up another hook size. I just wondered if I wasn't the only one and if I might have been crocheting wrong, I'm more of a knitter.
2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / color-bar blanket problem on: March 04, 2006 11:46:03 PM
I bought all the yarn to start the Color-Bar blanket today. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the gauge. Using the yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted) and hook size (I - 5.5mm) as in the book my first square came out as 3 inches X 3 inches; I was supposed to have 4.5 X 4.5. I tried going up one hook size to a J and only got 4 X 4. I don't crochet tightly so I can't see why my gauge is so completely off.

Has anyone else had this problem?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sustainable/eco-friendly/vegan-friendly yarns + fibers on: June 27, 2005 04:13:28 PM
Okay, I have nothing against vegans.
I understand not wanting to eat meat, even though I do myself even if it is rare.
Being against animal cruelty. I am really with you there.

But what I don't understand is how some of them (or other nonvegans) become convinced that shearing sheep is cruel and are anti-wool yarn. Have you done any research whatsoever? Did you know that wooled sheep HAVE to be sheared. That it actually hurts them if you don't?
If you afraid of animal abuse buy your yarn from the smaller companies. Not the big brands like Lion Brand and the other stuff they sell at Walmart and misc other stores. Go out and visit some of the people around you that own sheep. Find someone that will let you go and watch them as they're working.

Do NOT be anti-wool.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do any of you actually look GOOD in a hat? on: February 23, 2005 10:19:29 AM
Jennye, where did you get that hat? Did you make it? I'd LOVE to have one.
5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Voulez Vous Crochet Avec Moi? Call for submissions for next SnB book on: February 23, 2005 10:08:05 AM
Just out of curiosity, do you accept submissions from minors? I'd think there would be a lot of teens who would want a part in the book too.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Purse liners - how to?! on: January 04, 2005 05:22:19 PM
You could try here:
http://www.retroknits.com/knittingbag.htm
and goto the bottom of the page where she explains how to do lining. It's for a pattern, but the instructions are pretty simple and since she doesn't have "you need to make this piece so big for this section" it'll work for anything.

Hope this helps.  Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to knit with not-soft yarn? on: December 31, 2004 12:19:20 PM
You can knit a hat and line it with fabric. Or you can use double knitting for the part of the hat the will touch your skin. (soft yarn on the inside.)
Otherwise it's felting or conditioner really since you don't need a cozy for anything.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Problem Knitting Hat on: December 31, 2004 12:01:30 PM
I'm knitting 'Hermione's cable-and-bobble hat'. http://knit.atypically.net/hats/hermione/

I realized after I'd done a few rows of cabling that while doing the ribbing I'd accidentally knit instead of purled. I brushed it off, thinking that it wouldn't show since the mistakes could only be seen from the inside. Last night while I was working on it I realized the it would show because to wear it you need to roll up the ribbed part as you can see in the picture in the link.

What I want to know is if I can isolate those stitches and go back instead of having to rip the whole thing. I know it can be done, but what about a stitch under a cable?
Are there any other techniques I might use?
I've already done about half of the cabling and the thought of have to start over again is killing me.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HARRY POTTER SCARF!!!!! on: August 21, 2004 11:12:54 PM

As close to the official scarf as you can get. I'm working on it now and it's great.
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Punk Rock Backpack on: August 09, 2004 10:11:06 PM
oo ive done the fornt of mine, and im working on the straps - double knitting just because I wanted to try it out Smiley Mine has gir from invader zim on the front Smiley
Could you PLEASE post a chart or something? I'd LOVE to make one with Gir on it!
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