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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty's "Fetching" - Picot Bind-off help? on: October 07, 2006 02:03:32 PM
Thanks - I just cast another glove onto the needles this afternoon, now I can attempt to do things right.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty's "Fetching" - Picot Bind-off help? on: October 07, 2006 08:31:02 AM
I'm really not much for common sense - I can see how it's supposed to look, but I'm not entirely sure how to execute it.  This is what the pattern says for the bind off:

"BO 5 sts, [slip st on right needle back to left needle; CO 1 st using Cable Cast On method, BO 6 sts] until all sts have been bound off, slip st on right needle back to left needle; CO 1 st using Cable Cast On method, BO remaining st."

Do I just repeat the part in the brackets, so that I would first bind off five, make the picot, then bind off six each time after that?   Huh  My tester pair of fetchings were so off on the picot, it's sad.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Your opinion please... (3 pics) on: October 06, 2006 02:26:25 PM
I think they would be good as accents to bolder beads...but as they are, you could improve the necklace by making it a bit shorter - between what you have now and choker-length would be cool.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 15 ENTRIES / Lonely robot no more! on: October 05, 2006 10:40:36 AM
He's an older model robot, a little beat up.  I think he was pretty lonely until someone made a little teddy bear to keep him company.

Whipping up the bot was fun, definitely challenging.  It was the first time I'd worked with a felt object that was to come out more than two inches tall, so making sure he could stand up was a learning experience.

You can see the love in his eyes. Smiley


I was sort of inspired by a t-shirt I saw somewhere with a picture of a bear carrying around a stuffed boy as a toy, complete with button eyes.   I thought my robot seemed like he needed something to love.



5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: October 05, 2006 07:08:03 AM
I'm pretty sure that you just C4F for the left hand and C4B for the right...no switching within the actual piece.  Is that what you mean?
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Grim Fandango Pysanky Egg on: October 04, 2006 01:26:44 PM
That was me!! Yay, that looks fantastic!  That's got to be my favorite game of all time, I love Manny Calavera. I'm so glad you made it! 
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Pop Anime Art Door on: October 03, 2006 01:39:11 PM
That's rad, reminds me of Cowboy Bebop.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first attempts at embroidery! on: October 02, 2006 09:06:48 PM
Those birds are *adorable*!  This is my first time venturing into the embroidery section, I've only recently considered taking it up.  You're giving me courage!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: September 30, 2006 09:39:48 AM
Just a few weeks ago I wondered if I was ever be skilled enough to knit this, but I finished my trial pair Wednesday!  First time with dpns, picot (as you can tell, the picot made no sense to me at the time) and cable cast-on.  I'm pretty pleased.


10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Applique advice needed on: September 29, 2006 06:11:01 PM
I think if you used really small stitches it would do the trick - on Knitty Gritty yesterday they did a pillow for which the designer actually put fusable webbing on the back of a knitted panel (for stability) and sewed over the design with tiny zig-zag stitches, then cut it out -  and it stayed perfectly.  If she could get that to work, I'm sure that small zig-zag stitches would hold an applique onto a knitted piece with no problem.
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