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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Buttonhole help!! on: December 22, 2010 08:48:45 PM
THANK YOU! That's much, much clearer. I tried it again before you responded and had to take back the whoooole row, heart pounding the whole time... but I think I've got it now. Thanks again! All the directions I've found assume I know more than I actually do, haha.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Buttonhole help!! on: December 22, 2010 07:33:51 PM
So I'm knitting a little scarflet for my mom for Christmas, and I'm ALMOST finished! And because apparently I'm an over-achiever, I went for the Quick Cabled Cowl on Ravelry. Keep in mind that this is my first knitted project EVER. I just searched online for how to cast on, knit, and purl. But now I've come to the buttonholes. Aaaaand I'm way confused. Here's what the pattern says:

Row 5 (Buttonhole Row 1): K4, P2, K1. Bind off the next 2 stitches of your row in knit stitch*. Then, K1, P1, K2. Bind off the next 2 stitches of your row in knit stitch. Then, P2, K4
*Note: in order to bind off 2 stitches, you end up working the next 3 stitches of your row.


I'm about 99% sure I've figured out how to bind off. But it's the "note" section that has me stumped. So I knit 4, purl 2, then knit 1... then do I knit one more to use to bind off? Or do I take the second purl as the stitch to loop over and bind off? Does my question make sense?

Seriously, I am 8 rows from the end of this thing! I'm pretty proud of myself; or at least I was until this moment, haha. If I don't get any responses here I'm going to have to show up at my friend's mom's house uninvited tomorrow to get her assistance, and I'd rather not do that on her busiest baking day of the year!

PLEASE, SOMEBODY, HELP!!!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help! Yarn/pattern suggestion for a cowl scarf on: December 01, 2010 09:12:13 AM
Hello there!
I want to make a cowl for my mom for Christmas. She pointed one out at a craft show last month, but I thought it was kind of simple and, well, ugly, haha. I was thinking about using this pattern: http://asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com/2010/05/lala-cowlscarf-free-crochet-pattern.html or something similar. But I would make it shorter (and likely wider) and attach the ends together with a twist, like a Mobius strip. I can picture the whole finished project in my head! I'm just not sure what type of yarn I should go with. I want it to be delicate-looking, but also kind of chunky and cozy. Too much of a contradiction?

If anyone has any yarn and/or pattern suggestions for this project, I would be most appreciative! Thanks in advance, folks.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Rheatheylia's divine hat on: November 29, 2007 08:59:09 AM
Oooh, I love the colours!  I made this hat in green - twice! - but it's still way too big for me.  Methinks another attempt is in order.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Granny Square site? on: November 24, 2007 07:55:42 AM
Though probably not what you're looking for, here's a link to another site o' squares.  Smiley

http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/crochet.html
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Red and gold earrings on: September 20, 2007 07:17:01 PM
This is my first attempt at beaded earrings.  The seed beads are from a random kit my mom bought, the red beads were salvaged from a pair of earrings I bought years ago and never wore, and the big beads at the bottom are a dollar store find!

Here are a couple of pictures... the first one is the result of the lovely scanner at work, and the bottom is my attempt at playing with the digital camera settings.  I think the colour is truest in the first shot... sort of.





Aaaand, an action shot.


Let me know what you think!  I want to try something a bit bigger and heavier next.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Long ago... hobo bags on: February 13, 2007 09:01:49 AM
Gorgeous!  I especially like the red one.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Faux Leather tote. on: February 09, 2007 12:33:32 PM
They're so girly and pretty!  I love the trees!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Rose Vines Scarf on: January 27, 2007 08:37:14 PM
It looks beautiful with that jacket!  The colours are gorgeous!
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pretty honey lipgloss and vanilla too... Add tutorial? on: January 27, 2007 04:44:05 PM
That honey stuff is so easy!

I really don't know anything about making lipgloss... is there a reason you need to pop it in the fridge?  There's nothing in the recipe that requires refrigeration!  Does it separate after awhile or something?  In any case, I'm definitely going to try this; I love honey!
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