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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Simple Shrug by Caron, er Kristi on: April 16, 2007 05:48:59 AM
So, I'm finally getting around to posting pics for my shrug that I finished almost 2 weeks ago.  The only thing I'm unhappy about is the collar ribbing.  I think I bound off too tight and it has a curl ing effect that makes it seem smaller.

Oh, yeah.  That spot on the back is from my dirty mirror!!



2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do I anchor the yarn? on: March 26, 2007 07:59:06 PM
I'm making this (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kable/kable.html) needle roll.  It's felted and I'm almost ready to put it in the wash.  The pattern says

"thread a strand of yarn into tapestry needle and weave in and out along both side edges of body.  Pull strands gathering side edges in to of their original length, anchoring strands every 5"

How exactly do I anchor the strands?  Do I use the same yarn I'm using to make the roll with?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn turning bamboo needles colors on: March 19, 2007 09:44:17 PM
I am knitting with a dark red yarn and bamboo needles.  I'm almost halfway through and noticed the points of my needles are turning a little red.

Other than washing the yarn before knitting, how can I get my needles back to the original color?  I tried wiping them with a baby wipe, but didn't work.  What about a bleach solution or soap and water?

Am I supposed to somehow treat the needles before I use them?

Has anyone else had this problem?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What happened? - With update on: March 15, 2007 12:54:40 PM
Ok, so I'm knitting in stockinette stitch and i see that there is a hole in the middle of my work.  It looks like one of the stitches was increased to make two.  Or maybe I dropped a stitch.  It doesn't really look like a dropped stitch.

Here are two pics.  I know how to fix a dropped stitch, but this look a little more complicated to fix.

Can an expert please give me some instructions that will help me out.  I've looked on knittinghelp.com and have found nothing about this mistake.

I'm about 12 rows above the mistake.





The top pic shows before I attempted to fix the hole.  The bottom pic shows after.  I'm sure I could have taken out the stitches before or after and knitted them together somehow, but I only ripped out the extra line of stitches and made the hole smaller.  The latter seemed easiest at the time.

Hopefully no one will notice the hole.  No one is going to care anyways.   Cheesy
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Does this have to be felted? on: March 06, 2007 08:36:29 AM
I found this cute needle roll pattern and don't have the right kind of yarn for felting.

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kable/kable.html

I know that felting is what gave this roll such a nice look (of course the nice wooden needles make it look good also), but if I use an acrylic yarn will I get a good look also?  I've got a lot of acrylic yarn and this would be a good way to helping get rid of it.

Or should I just break down and buy some yarn for felting it?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Is this good to start with? on: March 04, 2007 06:26:03 PM
So I've been crocheting for almost a year and a half and the first thing I crocheted was a baby blanket.  And now that I'm learning to knit I'm ready once again to "jump into the deep end" and make this shrug by Caron:

http://caron.com/projects/shadows/sss_shrug.html

I've done a few swatches and my knitting looks pretty good and I feel confident I will do a good job.

Do I need to start with something simpler?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet thread patterns? on: January 23, 2007 05:32:44 PM
I'm looking for some hip crochet thread patterns.  I want to be able to wear them or actually use them.  Please help!!!!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Beatrice shrug, finally!! on: January 06, 2007 09:13:47 AM
I finally wore this last week and am just now getting around to posting a pic.  This pattern has been attempted in the crochet-a-long board and I am so excited to be one of the first to finish.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Texas Longhorn graph please on: October 25, 2006 06:39:01 PM
I am in need of a graph with the longhorn symbol.  I am in the process of graphing it out myself, but it is a little difficult.  If anyone can help it would be appreciated. 
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fuschia thong on: July 12, 2006 06:04:54 PM
Here'a a little something I made more for my boyfriend.  I think he secretly hates my crocheting.  Maybe this will change his mind.  I used Lion Brand mocrospun with a size F hook and they came out quickly and soft. The hardest part was trying to keep the back chains from twisting before I crocheted into them.  I have a thing with crocheting with as little starts and stops as possible.

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