so after getting bored with crochet because i can now do it with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back (haha what a feat), i decided to take up knitting. i've been doing it for maybe two years now, but until just now, the thought of branching out beyond scarves and hats terrified me. i taught myself how to do cables before christmas and having this week completely free of responsibilities, i decided to tackle these knit-flat fingerless handwarmers in the "101 designer one skein wonders" book - the hugs and kisses with love ones. and other than the pattern being written kind of vaguely, i'm proudly succeeding without frustration.
but i was reading ahead in the pattern and i realized that soon i'm going to have to stick the thumb stitches on a stitch holder and finish up the body of the hand part and then finish knitting the thumb. and then it occured to me... how do i start knitting with new yarn on those thumb stitches?? i'm sure the answer is plain and simple but i just can't picture it. help!!!
okay, i really don't like to knit, i prefer to crochet, but this bag is the perfect size for my laptop, and that stitch pattern makes no sense to me. does it come out the same size if you just do it in stockinette? is that stitch pattern really necessary??
i'm fairly new too but from what i've learned/heard, acid free glue sticks and glue dots and anything that's gonna come out flat and stay that way (as in not wrinkle up the paper like regular old elmer's glue would) is perfect. people like glue dots because you don't have to wait for them to dry, they're just little dots of adhesive you peel off a roll of paper. they're like $4 for a roll of 200 dots at michael's. glue sticks are on the cheaper side, i think scotch and elmer's make some good ones. michael's also has a cheap glue stick by the brand "craftsmart", you can get a pack of 4 small ones for like $2. they're good too. =)
i finally gave in and started buying the supplies to start scrapbooking!! i've been avoiding it for so long because i see how much some people end up spending on it and i was bad enough buying yarn all the time LOL. but it sucked me in and now i'm exploring all my options. i've been seeing some really cute handmade scrapbook albums around here, rather than the big fancy ones you can buy. i've seen the paper bag ones and heard of some cardboard ones, but i'm not sure how to do all that. what are some other materials and techniques you guys use to make your own scrapbook albums??
i'm still new to polymer clay but i've been experimenting lately. i've been making little animals (so far a penguin and an owl, and today hopefullya turtle!), just to see what i'm capable of so far. i work at michael's and all their little 2oz polymer clays are 99 cents this week, so of course i stocked up. i bought one sculpeyIII thing of "translucent" because i was curious, and before i destroy it LOL, i was wondering, what kind of things have you/could you do with translucent clay? how does it look when it's done? i'd love pictures!!
also, any other beginner project suggestions would be great!
hi there! i just started working with polymer clay and so i very much admire developed skills like yours, porge. your stuff is absolutely adorable and very well made, of the hundreds and hundreds of polymer clay sweet treats i see on this website everyday, yours definitely top the list.