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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / So, I knit like 5 more inches than I needed... on: November 11, 2007 10:03:21 PM
I'm working on this sweater from Lion Brand:
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70112.html?noImages=0
I wanted the sweater a little longer, but have now ended up with something closer to a tunic. The rows I added are all at the bottom of the back of the sweater and this sweater is knit from the bottom up.
Can I get rid of some rows without undoing the whole back?
Any help would be appreciated.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Turning spaghetti straps rightside out on: February 08, 2007 09:21:21 AM
Apparently I am spaghetti strap impared.  Undecided
I have a dress that I am currently working on that calls for thin straps that you sew wrong side out and then turn right side out using a needle and thread. The picture shows the needle passing through the tube and the fabric turning with it.
I've been trying to do this for days but it just will not work. Is there any other tip or trick that might help me turn the strap/tube?
Also, It is very thin- only about 1/4 of an inch wide.
Thanks!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet handbag inspired by Clover Website on: November 04, 2006 09:53:29 AM
About a month ago I was looking around the Clover website and saw a really cute grey and white crocheted bag http://www.clover.co.jp/kyan/knit/2006teami/2006_live_in_clover02.shtml#british, so in the spirit of crafting I decided to give it a try.
Here is my version of the bag. It is much larger than the one in the pattern, mostly because I haul around so much stuff.

I have been using it for a few weeks so don't mind the wear. Also, The pattern called for buttons. I thought bunnies were appropriate.

I used some plain brown fabric to line it. Let me know what you think.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Amigurumi Sheep from Amigurumi Collection Vol 1 on: November 04, 2006 09:00:48 AM
Okay. So I made the head and the body for my little sheep but when the time came to attach the two I noticed that they just don't fit like in the picture.
The body looks fine, but if I were to line up the head and the body so that both the holes matched, my sheep would be looking straight up.
Also, if I attached his head so that he is facing forward he would have a giant hole in the back of his head.
I don't read Japanese and may be in a little over my head.
I would really appreciate any help.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 15 ENTRIES / Peek-a-Bear Scarf on: October 05, 2006 09:14:17 PM
Do you ever have days where you most resemble an angry North American grizzly bear? I know I do. Let the whole world know with the Peek-a-Bear Scarf.
With a mouth that velcros closed and repositionable paws, this bear can can be cute and cuddly- always ready to keep you warm, or just angry and vengeful- ready to attack at any moment.
 
Shy bear face with mouth closed.

Angry bear face with mouth open.
The head is pinned onto the end of the scarf which gets pinned as so in the first picture. Scarf is knit with brown wool. Let me know what you think.
P.S. This was also my first finished knitting project.
P.S.S. I am terrible at blocking.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Clover pattern help on: October 02, 2006 06:42:58 AM
I just found this website:
http://www.clover.co.jp/hand/
I just need help on some of the crochet symbols.
I know an 'x' is a single crochet, but what is and 'x' over a 'v' or an 'x' over a 'v' with a line through it.
I really want to make the purse at the bottom of this page
http://www.clover.co.jp/kyan/knit/2006teami/2006_live_in_clover02.shtml#british
But I'm having trouble reading the pattern. Where do you start on this thing? I'm not really sure if it goes from right to left or left to right.
Any help would be great!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Stumped by Diagrams on: September 29, 2006 10:16:46 AM
I have always used patterns before when crocheting, but now I find myself wanting to try something new. I ordered a couple of Japanese crocheting books and they look great.
I just have no idea how to read a crochet diagram.  Huh I know the symbols that go along with the stitches, however, I don't really know how they relate to the diagrams.
If anyone can help me read these diagrams I would really appreciate it.
Thanks!  Smiley

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Two Stenciled t-shirts on: August 29, 2006 02:49:40 PM
This was my first try at stenciling. I just bought some acrylic paint and made stencils out of vellum paper. I don't really know why I chose to use stick on vellum paper, it's usually the stuff you put in scrap books,  but it seemed like a good idea at the time and apparently worked out ok.
The first one is a little piece I like to call "lawn love". The picture may not have turned out so well, but it's a lawn gnome and a lawn flamingo.
The second shirt is actually my take on an Escher print I found online.
Let me know what you think.
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