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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Uneven bumps, what am I doing wrong? on: August 20, 2007 09:15:02 AM
I'm sorry if this has been asked before but i just can't find an answer. 

I started teaching myself to knit 10 days ago and I've been doing little garter swatches off and on during that time.  Last night I finally sat down to learn to purl and decided to try the stockinette stitch.  Trudging slowly along (it took 20 minutes to make this 4.5" x 5" swatch...AAARGGH) I came up with this:



As you can see the swatch has all these little uneven furrows on the knit side and gaps on the purl  Angry Cry.  Am I knitting too tightly, loosely?  Is this a problem blocking will fix?

I am using worsted weight yarn on 5.0mm/US8 needles, and I'm a continental knitter. 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Brite Msgr 4 Tots on: April 16, 2007 10:10:58 AM
I was wandering through Toys R Us with my 3 year old dd a few days ago and she went gaga for the Rainbow Brite toys she saw.  Well, the creative wheels in my head started turning and we headed to JoAnn's.  4 US dollars and 4 hours later (we still had to go grocery shopping Wink ) this was born...

My dd adores it.  She wore it the next day to her play date and was proudly telling everyone that "my mommy made it for me".  Several of the moms offered to pay me to make one for their dd's and one wanted a larger version for herself.  I politely told them no (too many projects right now) and directed them to JoAnn's and Craftsters...shameless plug for my all-time favorite site  Grin
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cosmetic Brush Organizer IMG HEAVY on: April 12, 2007 01:04:51 PM
I'm not sure if this really belongs here, but the Health & Beauty section doesn't seem right either.  If it doesn't go here pls move it Wink

I love E.L.F. cosmetics and I ordered a ton of makeup and a pouch to put 'em in.  Then I ordered some brushes and realized that they wouldn't do to well in the pouch I had.  So, instead of spending more money I made this...




The organizer measures 8"w x 12"l (20.3cm x 30.5cm).  While making this I realized that I didn't have anymore interfacing.  DOUGHNUTS!@%$#!!  I didn't want it to be flimsy...what to do, what to do?? Like every good crafter, I improvised with what I had...felt and stitch witchery.  I laid strips of SW across the felt to cover the entire piece and fused the fabric to the felt. It worked!! Yay me!! I know I could've just sewn the felt to the fabric, but I wanted to experiment Wink I love how it turned out even though having two ties is kind of a hassle, but I just love the bows Smiley  

Hope you like Smiley
4  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hafa Adai, from Maryland :) on: April 12, 2007 09:04:04 AM
Hi, all!!  I'm a lurker stepping out of the shadows and basking in the warmth of this community.  It always takes me awhile to dive into a forum.  So many forums out there are filled with petty and thoroughly rotten people.  Craftsters has proven to be such an inspirational, informative, supportive, and friendly place.  I'm thrilled to be here  Grin Grin
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