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351  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Different wool = Different needles??? on: January 06, 2007 05:11:59 PM
Thanks for your quick reply.

It would seem i haven't quite explained myself properly!

I don't actually have the wool the pattern calls for - same brand but DK not Aran  (the pattern requires Aran). So should I use the needles in the pattern (although the wool I want to use is thinner) or should I use smaller needles because the wool is thinner?

I really hope this makes a bit more sense. It's very hard to explain what I mean!
352  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Different wool = Different needles??? on: January 06, 2007 02:44:47 PM
Hi,

This may be a slightly long and rambling question, Roll Eyes so if it's not clear, please let me know.

I have a pattern from this months Knit Today (a UK based magazine). For anyone who has access to it, the pattern is for Sexxxxy Legs, which are basically lace-up leg warmers.

No gauge is given in the pattern as, and I quote, 'they are designed to stretch to fit'. The recommended wool is RY Classic Cashsoft Aran on size 5mm/US8 needles. This wool normally takes size 4.5/US7. By coincidence, I had bought some RY Classic Cashcotton DK on sale earlier the same day, so I want to use this. The Cashcotton DK normally takes size 4mm/US6.

Now, as gauge shouldn't be an issue I'm not too worried, but I don't want to start then realise they are too small then having to start again, I was wondering if I should decrease the needle size to 4.5mm/US7. Or will this make them too small too? Huh

Any help gratefully appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Helen
353  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Sock! on: January 04, 2007 12:42:54 PM
After 13 months of procasternation, I have *finally* finished my first sock Cheesy Much help was given by my colleague Emma's mum.



It's made out of Regia 4-ply. It's self-striping wool and gets me compliments on my wool changing abilities!


Thanks for looking,
Helen
354  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Needle Case on: January 02, 2007 11:45:11 AM
Very nice. I like the teapot fabric. It goes well with the cupcakes   Cheesy
355  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I'm undercover...in my bedsheet shirt. on: January 02, 2007 08:40:54 AM
I like it. It seems to fit you well and the fabric is nice.
356  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Wrist warmers on: December 31, 2006 06:52:20 AM
Very nice, I particularly like the bottom ribbing  Smiley
357  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First T-Shirt Recon on: December 31, 2006 04:56:44 AM
Hi,

This is the first project I'm sharing so be gentle with me!

I have resized a men's medium size t-shirt bought cheaply from the supermarket so that it fits me.



Close-up of side at the bottom


However, I'm not sure about the bottom. It looks a little plain. Does anyone have any ideas? Opinions in general welcome.

Thanks for looking,
Helen
358  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... on: December 23, 2006 02:52:30 PM
YKYACW
....you hope you get one of your colleagues who knit as your person in the Secret Santa at work just so that you can make them a magic yarn ball (see here)
Instead one of them gets you a present. It includes wool and a knitted brooch and its the best present ever  Cheesy

....You get some early Christmas money and you go straight to a book shop to buy The Happy Hooker so that you can learn to crochet so you can make the scarf in a kit a friend bought you (I don't always open my presents early btw, my friend has just moved to Texas so I had permission to open it early before she left!).

....You browse the forums outside of your usual crafts and find new cool things to make (this may have been said before, I've only read the last 20 pages of this thread so far though).
359  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: What part of your craft do you hate to do? on: December 23, 2006 02:05:22 PM
When knitting I hate having to sew extras on, such as lining in bags or ribbon on the back of a bookmark. When actually doing a sewing project, i don't actually mind it  Undecided . No idea why!
360  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Please dont laugh at my crap attempt at embroidery :D on: December 22, 2006 02:16:12 PM
They are lovely. i love the pink of the stars.

Your Mary story made me laugh out loud. And if we're telling nativity stories, my mum and dad's cat crept up and stole baby Jesus one year...

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