I just picked up a jelly roll randomly, and am itching to try quilting. Here's my problem. I know how I want it to look, but I don't know the name of the pattern, if there is one, to help guild me along. It would be a lot better than winging it! The pattern looks like this: Please excuse the 5 minute paint job!
After lusting after wheels forever, I found a 1972 Ashford traditional wheel for $85 in an antique store, and in perfect working condition no less! During a lesson from a friend who spins, I was able to finish my first skein, at about 6oz. I had a lot of issues with overspinning, but with my second skein I have already seen improvement with that! And so, without further ado...
So, for my very first crocheted blanket, I want to make a LGBTQ pride flag. As there are no patterns for such a blanket, I am having some trouble trying to decide how to go about doing it. Which would be easier and/or look the best? a) Doing it all at once, switching the yarn after 10 rows or so b) making a "scarf" of each color and then sewing them together or c) doing it small granny square style and stitching all of them together at the end. Any input would be of great help!
I don't know what I am doing wrong, but I have tried to start this hat several times, and it never works out right. My problem is when you slip stitch to the chains to end a round. It always leaves this big ugly hole in the piece. What am I doing wrong? For now, I will just skip the chaning buisness and actually make it in the round.
So, I've made about 6 small batches of CP soap now. They've all been brown, though this was on purpose (chocolate mint, caramel apple, coffee, and milk & honey). None of them have been terribly pretty, just plain bars. Today, I wanted to make some cucumber melon, and make it like a cute little melon. Unforunetly (besides the soap setting too quickly), the soap refuses to turn blue or green. I am using soap coloring. It is quite happy to turn pink or yellow, but add any of that blue, and it turns a mushy brown and white, or even purple. What is the deal? I know that it is not the recipe because this is not the first time this has happened to me. Any ideas on why?
Hi there. I'm after unusual hat patterns for adults. This would include, but not be limited to- hats with dragon spikes, hats with kitty ears, hats with bunny ears, hats shaped like fruit, etc. The stranger the better!
So, I was thinking the other day that my vibrator needed a nice home. I thought about crocheting it a cozy, but yarn has many loose fibers. So then, what do you keep yours in that keeps them nice and ready at a moments notice?
I want to make a Ravenclaw scarf for a friend for the holidays. All of the crocheted ones that I've seen, frankly, look no that great. I would love to knit one, I think that they look alot nicer. However, there is no way I'm going to be able to learn how to knit, and make a scarf before then. So, I was curious about the Nifty Knitter, and other similar products. Are they easy to use? Are they fast? How close to knitting does it appear? Thanks in advance for your help.