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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help with Moda Dea's free pattern on: March 01, 2007 09:05:10 AM
Hi all,
I go some yarn at the dollar store near my house.  It's Cartwheel from Moda Dea, so I decided to work an this free pattern from their website.  http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0173.htm
I checked the gauge and it seemed to be correct.  However, I'm not sure if it will turn out OK because I chose to make in size medium according to the finished dimensions given.  Unfortunately, it looks way to big.  Could it be that the yarn I got has not an even spinning?  some parts are really thin and some are thicker.  Has anybody tried to work on this pattern?  Any suggestions?  I'm afraid that if I do the small version, it would be way to small for me to wear it.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Family Circle Easy Crochet Magazine Spring 2007 on: February 08, 2007 06:11:46 AM
Has anyone seen Family Circle Easy Crochet Magazine Spring 2007?.  I love it.  I got it last night and has so many cute patterns that I want to try.  I am not too experience in crocheting, but are they as easy as they rate them?  Is any one interested in trying the boxy cardigan?  I want to try that, but using Homespun from Lionbrand since they are of the same weight, Bulky 5 and I have tons of them in purple too.
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From sweater to a bag! on: January 04, 2007 05:45:25 PM
Hi everyone,
I made this purse out of an old sweater for my co-worker.  I am new at sewing but I am pleased with the results.  Comments will be appreciated.

Thank you for looking  Wink
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Perdita Bracelet made into a bookmark! on: December 19, 2006 12:29:42 PM
Hi all,

I did this pattern from knitty "Perdita"
I chose the "Lily of the Valley" design and turned into a bookmark.  Here are the results.

I gave to my co-worker along with a gift card from Borders.

Any comments will be appreciated.

Thank you for looking.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bookmark - Sides are curling up. Help!! on: December 18, 2006 07:36:47 AM
Hi my fellow knitters,
I am working on a bookmark patten that I found on line.  I am using cotton thread #10, but the sides are curling up and it looks so loose.  I'm trying to make my stitches as tight as I can.  What am I doing wrong?
This is the link to the pattern

16  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Question. Joan's Socks pattern from Lion Brand on: December 01, 2006 05:36:41 AM
Hi everyone,
Has anyone tried the free pattern from Lion Brand for the crocheted socks? http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/cwe-joansSocks.html
I am in the process of making them but they are coming out very stiff.  Am I doing something wrong?  Huh
Also, can someone help me? how do I make a decrease? It says "Dec 1 sc"

Thank you for your imput.
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn substitution for Moda Dea on: November 09, 2006 08:46:07 AM
Huh  I was checking Moda-Dea's website and they have beautiful free patterns, but their yarns are SO EXPENSIVE (at least for my budget).  How do you substitute yarns?? can someone help me?? 
I would love to make myself this top http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0173.htm
and this jacket:  http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0242.htm
and so many others but.  How can I find a more reasonable cost yarn that can work with the patterns??
I would appreciate your help.
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