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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / ISO Custom Made Wedding dress on: March 06, 2009 11:06:12 PM
I'm not sure if i can post this here...but what the heck, I need to reach out to my crafty neighbors. 
I'm looking for a SE Michigan Seamstress to help me by creating a custom wedding dress.  Any suggestions would be great.  I was thinking about approaching local colleges with fashion curriculum, but don't know of any off hand.  I checked the Novi Art Institute and they just cover merchandise and management. 
Thanks for any help you might be able to give!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / ISO CUSTOM MADE DRESS on: March 06, 2009 11:04:43 PM
I'm not sure if i can post this here...but what the heck, I need to reach out to my crafty neighbors. 
I'm looking for a SE Michigan Seamstress to help me by creating a custom dress.  Any suggestions would be great.  I was thinking about approaching local colleges with fashion curriculum, but don't know of any off hand.  I checked the Novi Art Institute and they just cover merchandise and management. 
Thanks for any help you might be able to give!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Help! Luche Libre on: February 23, 2009 12:44:22 AM
I've made it to line 4 where it says

Working both sides at the same time, purl. 

I don't understand what it means "working both sides at the same time", and because i'm doing intarsia my MC is on the other side of my bind off with no obvious way to carry it over to the other side-I don't actually cast on more stitches for the top of the mouth until row 5. 
I'm confused.  If you can help, i wouls appreciate it.  For those who are confused or who have not seen the book yet, this is from the son of a SNB book, it's a full knitted face mask to look like a wrestling mask. 
4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / lucha libre question on: February 08, 2009 02:00:21 PM
i so want to make this on my flight next week, but......i don't know how to crochet at all.  How difficult is it going to be to do the little crotcheting this pattern calls for and does it really have to be done?  Can i just leave it unfinished?  Anyone try this yet?
Thanks!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Penelope the movie scarf pattern on: May 16, 2008 02:29:18 PM
OK I really really want to make the scarf from penelope-with christina ricci.  I can't find a pattern to work with to save my life.
I found this one:
http://www.elitistcritic.com/penelope_scarf_pattern.htm
but the font is all freaky and cuts stuff out-and really do you think this scarf was made entrelac?  That would be a pain, i was a stitch.  Any suggestions?  Anyone make up there own they are willing to share?  Any of you pattern geniuses, who can make a pattern from a photograph recognize a possible stitch that would work?  BTW you guys are amazing! 
Thanks for the help!
http://www.tbmr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/penelope_christina_ricci.jpg
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty Knucks help! new question (disregard gauge question) on: February 18, 2008 08:46:26 PM
Ok so i've figured out the gauge and i'm all done knitting my fingers.  My problem is i'm one of the douches that don't read direction completely before i jump in and start knitting.  So i didn't see that i was suppose to finish with the index finger leaving it attached (so it's not!!!!).  I'm just wondering if anyone else has run into this problem, and if they were able to work it out by just joining with the yarn not attached or if i'm going to HAVE to reknit the index <i don't want to-i've decided i hate fingers!>  I've also been reading some tuts on how to join em, sounds challenging!  Can't wait!

i'm trying to figure out gauge for my Knitty Knucks project...problem is i'm not understanding what i'm coming up with, and how to adjust...here goes:

The gauge question is old and answered-i just didn't want to open another board
I'm using this pattern
http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTknucks.html (Size Large for my dbf)

and i'm using Elann.com yarn: Pure Alpaca Fina 24sts/30rows:4" Needle US 2-3

The pattern gauge is 26sts/36rows US 4's in the round
I am working my gauge out flat (because i'm trying to figure out what size double pointed i need)  What i am coming up with is 36/32 US 4's

So what is the best way to adjust this gauge?  perhaps size 3's?  Or how much difference is it going to make when it is knit in the round.  Do they really expect the gauge to be worked in the round?  I've never seen that in a pattern (although i havn't done many "in the round" projects on my own). 
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Felted Poster Boy on: December 30, 2007 09:46:08 PM
Ok so last night, i got a hair up my butt, and decided i wanted to make a felted bag.  Then I thought I want to make the "Poster Boy" bag.  Then i realized it's not felted, so I decided to make it felted. 
The pattern calls for size 8's so i switched to 11's and I'm using the good old Pattons classic wool in Black and Rich Red (which is kinda a dark red). 
I don't think i'm going to carry the yarn like the pattern calls because i am felting...what does everyone else think?  It just seems like such a waste of yarn I mean it has to be carried almost 55 stitches...seem excessive to me.
So if anyone has any pointers or suggestions that may help in my endeaver they would be appreciated!  Wish me luck and i'll def try to keep you posted  Wink
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / ISO Moda Dea Dream hat pattern on: November 12, 2007 02:50:24 AM
i have already mad a scarf from this super soft yarn and wanted to make a matching hat for my 8yo neice.  I've searched high and low and havn't come up with any ideas.  Huh
I'm not sure if i want to do just the brim or bottom of the hat in the novelty or the whole thing with a worsted weight acrylic.  I just don't know.  Undecided
I was going to do the Calorimetry(sp)  but it was too hard to keep track of stitches with novelty yarn...i'm really looking for something quick and easy.   Cry

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / any idea what kind of cable this is? on: October 18, 2007 09:08:56 PM
http://wild_deer.typepad.com/stitches/2007/08/new-pattern-f-1.html

I'm really digging this kind of cable...don't want to make the sweater but i'm very curious to try and find the type of cable
anyone know what it's called?  I've done a cable search and so far have come up empty handed...it's really neat-it looks like braided hair.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / dumb simple pattern reading question on: September 12, 2007 12:35:26 PM
I really should be able to figure this-but i just don't know why patterns can't just say what they mean-rather than trying to make it so cryptic.

ok so this super simple pattern says:

Row 1 (RS) *K1, p1,k1, p5; rep from * to end
Row 2 and all WS rows K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

ok so for row 2 does that mean:
*P1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * to end.  just do the opposite as row 1 for all WS rows?
or
*K1, p1, k1, p5...again? just do the same thing as row one for all WS rows?

really how much longer would it take them to just type it out and then say: do this all even rows or WS rows...i could dig that.  I think it would have been a lot less keystrokes than the "k the knit and p the purl sts"  oh well.  Thanks for the help!
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