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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re-creating the dress? on: November 10, 2008 10:51:49 PM
Hey Guys! A friend(I use the term loosely.. :-/ ) of mine was wearing a really cute dress the other day that looked totally simple enough to be my first dress(or any article of clothing) that I make completely from fabric that I can actually wear(other than a recon). I've never followed a sewing pattern before for an article of clothing. Anyways, here's the dress!



Now, the top looks like just a simple tank-top-type top(wow, try saying that five times fast), and the bottom like a simple pleated skirt thing...but I am at loss where to start with the measuring, ect. Are there any online patterns that look like this or anything? I really like this dress and I'd like to make it!

I am extremely grateful for anyone that is able to help me out! =D
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Long Loom Knitting Boards on: August 09, 2008 09:09:39 PM
Hi! I am thinking about investing in a wooden knitting board. I've purchased the Knifty Knitters ones, but I can't knit with Bulky yarn all of the time. I would like to be able to knit with different gauge yarns and such. I REALLY want to make a Harry Potter Trapped Bar scarf for the up coming(well, it's coming in November) HBP Release. I've knit a scarf on the knifty knitter long loom with bulky yarn, and it went by REALLY fast! I can probably knit faster on a loom than with needles, and I'd definitely love that if I'm going to knit a 6 foot long scarf.  Tongue

What size should I get? I'd like to be able to knit many things, maybe even a sweater some where down the line if I'm feeling brave. Mainly, I'll probably just be making scarves and maybe some handbags. What length should I get? Also, are there some great books I could pick up on knitting with a knitting board? Thanks a bunch. =]
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Hay Net? on: December 01, 2007 11:55:22 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=H-5szSMSLS4

In that video, there is this hay rack, which would be great for my future piggies(guinea pigs, that is). I am wondering how I would make this! And what type of yarn, because the piggies will be eating on it, and might nibble at it to see if it is made of hay, too!

Thank you SOOOOO much to anyone who helps!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn substitutions? on: September 04, 2007 08:44:30 PM
Alright you guys, I am hoping to try to knit for the first time with circular needles, and I want to try out this backpack I saw on Knitty Gritty today.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5466269,00.html

But I really don't want to have to order the Cascade yarn from the website, or the Noro Kureyon yarn. So, I was wondering, what do you thik would be some good substitutions? I only have an access to a Joanns and a Micheal's, and I am living on $5 a week allowance, so It would be preferred to have the yarn be under $5. So, if you could help me out, I'd love you forever! Smiley

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Teenager in Desperate Search for Hip Patterns! on: August 21, 2007 09:18:53 PM
Heyy guys.
Being a teenager, I flip through many crochet books at my local book store and turn them down when I see many old fashioned, too-old-for-my-nana projects. I have Happy Hooker, and it is my love. I've made many projects from the book(One Skein scarf in one trip to and from Disneyland, Granny-No-Square, Sejia Set, Boy Beanie, Flower), and I am planning to make many more.

Pleeasse help me. Anyone know of any books jammed-full with hip, trendy patterns fit for a teenager who loves to stand out?

oh and debbie stoller, if you're reading this, maybe you can make a crochet book for like, teenagers or something! Filled with patterns that they would love. I would be your best friend, and definately be a buyer. Hehe.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My Last Attempt to Hang onto Summer.. on: August 18, 2007 12:18:42 AM
This one's hot off the hooks!
I've been meaning to make a guitar strap for my acoustic guitar for a while now. I was strutting down the isles of Micheal's Crafts when, BAM! Clearance rack! I picked up a small skein of novelty yarn for 2 smackaroo's, and was delighted. At home, I had some calm yellow and soothing pink yarn just waiting to be paired up with this gorgeous yarn. And so, a guitar strap was made! In just a few hours, here it is! I litterally just weaved in my ends!



The colors remind me so much of like, lemonade. And summer.
*tears*


on my guitar. think she likes it?


close up of the lufferly colors blended together in summery lemonadey goodness.


can you tell I luff it?
now I just need to get another peg put on my guitar...haha.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what is this called? on: August 13, 2007 07:59:23 PM
Okay, I am going crazy.

I want to make just this little swatch. I was watching Knitty Gritty, and they were making this baby blanket. You knit, and then purl some stitches(or reverse), to make a textured design, like a heart. Is this called Embossing or something? I am trying to find some charts for this that don't need to be opened in Adobe or anything. Help?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Completed Project! on: July 14, 2007 07:28:23 PM
I got a 'learn to knit' kit at the bookstore a while back, and attempted to learn, but failed. Back when I learned how to crochet, I was CONVINCED crochet was soo hard, and that knitting would be easier, so I used a pair of chop-sticks and tried to learn how to knit, but I was very frusterated. So I learned how to crochet, and I have crocheted for about 6 months now. I absolutely loved SNB Crochet, and I was looking to make some more hip things, but she doesn't have another crochet book. Buutt...she DOES have some knit books! So I went ahead and bought some knitting supplies, after loosing the ones that came with the kit(but I still had the book), and started to knit. I am now pretty fast, and I can knit and purl very well(although when I purl, I hold the yarn and needles so weird, my mom swears i'll get carpultunnel syndrome(sp?))

That book that came with the kit was SO easy to learn from, and it has the instructions to knit a couple of really cute things! So I picked a coin purse, but got side-tract, and then tried a scarf, and then got un-inspired with that. I blamed my ADD-ness on the un-inspiring yarn, and ran to walmart, hoping to find some I loved. I landed upon this orange-yellow yarn that stole my heart. I absolutely love orange! So I decided to finish that coin-purse, but I made it a bit bigger, so I could be kept busy a bit longer.

So I started, knit about 1 hour the first day, and after a horrible 5 hour sleep of waking up due to nightmares, I decided to knit. It took my mind right away from the terrifying thoughs I was having! It's like therapy! lol.

So, enough with the blabering, here is my lined coin purse! Luckily, I had the purlfect(teehee) lining for the bag. Since you can't really see with the pictures, it is a white background with red and really light orange flowers, just gorgeous!

Here are the pics!


it really is yellow-orange! My camera decided to screw up the colors.


Flap open


That's $2 of quarters in there, and I tossed it around, and none came out!


Attempted stitch close-up

http://i15.tinypic.com/4md851j.jpg
Another stitch close-up. I was just knitting that row, but it came out looking wonky(<3 that word) Maybe I stretched it out or something?


Well. there it is! I like it! I have too short of an attention span to do a scarf, but maybe once my SNB Books come in, I will be way too inspired not to do one! Plus, the weather down here doesn't really call for a scarf..yesterday I think it was...104 degrees? lol.

Thanks for looking! Bless your soul if you read it all...lol
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Scenie Beanie/Slouchy Hat/Beret? on: July 13, 2007 05:48:04 PM
I really like this hat, and I want to make it, but I do not feel comfortable knitting it, so I was wondering if there is a crochet pattern for a hat like this?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183014.msg1906800;topicseen#msg1906800
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Which One Is Better? on: July 11, 2007 08:49:13 PM
I know there are two books, The Stitch 'N Bitch Knitters Handbook or Stitch N' Bitch Nation, but which one is better?

I am a Crocheter, and I loved the Stitch and Bitch Crochet, so I figured I would love all of Debbie Stoller's books. I have tried to knit several times, and today, I decided to try again. I can Knit very well, and Purl alright, and I want to have a book that teaches me some things and also has some awesome patterns. I know Amazon has a special where you can buy both, at an awesome deal, so I am interested in that, but which one do you like the best? What are their differences?

Thanks!
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