A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 302,723
Currently Running With Scissors:
691 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: DO YOU RECOMMEND THE SnB BOOK FOR NEWBIE KNITTERS? on: January 01, 2007 01:03:38 AM
I'd say get the original SnB.  It's great for teaching basics.  SnB Nation goes over the material from SnB, but in less detail.  It does have a few extra techniques though.  The Knitter's Handbook is primarily for designing, tracking, etc.

I learned to knit through a little scarf pamphlet, but the SnB book is my main reference resource when I don't know how/have forgotten how to do something.

I can vouch for learning from scratch with her books though - I went through three books on crochet before Happy Hooker came out, and I though I would never be able to crochet.  I've had HH for one month, and I have completed 2 projects, am in the middle of 2 more projects, and have started designing a shrug.  I think Debbie is a brilliant teacher.
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Pirate Sam-a-long! on: December 31, 2006 12:34:58 PM
I am about to get back to work on the Pirate (I just can't think of him as Sam . . .)

I don't watch SG Atlantis, so I was researching Steve the Wraith last night for ideas.  They have long white hair, so I was thinking 1/2 yarn and 1/2 embroidery floss.  Then I starting paying attention to their clothes.

o_O  I am essentially going to be crocheting tiny bondage gear.

Good thing I love my friend.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/amariune/album?.dir=/1dc7re2&.src=ph

At the moment, I will be documenting the Pirate's progress in a yahoo photo album, because I will blog about him (with full links to your pattern!) there.

If you check the photos, you can see that I decided on grey pants instead of blue ones.  And did I mention how proud I am of the boot cuff?

Dragontatt, I will be really excited to see what you come up with.  Maybe we need a thread of the Pirate Variations?   Smiley
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Amineko and Ami-elephant on: December 31, 2006 03:17:39 AM
I love their sweet little faces.  They are so peaceful.
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Pirate Sam-a-long! on: December 31, 2006 02:00:16 AM
Bixby2, thank you so much for this awesome, awesome pattern.  What a great excuse to take a pirate to bed with me!  Wink

I bought the pattern about three weeks ago and I started today around two.  I've had multiple interruptions, but it's 4am now and I have a head and a cuffed boot with leg.  I have been crocheting for one month now.  My fingers are pretty much numb on the right, and my left index finger has a deep "yarn divot" in it, but I am too excited!  Sam should progress well, because I am moving in one week and I need him to set sail with me!

With your permission, I would love to use your pattern to make a few friends for Sam for my own personal fandom, of course.  Legolas is a top priority, and I am really convinced that I need to attempt a Jareth (Labyrinth) doll.  Then my crazy friend insisted that she needed a Stargate Atlantis Wraith doll . . .

At any rate, thank you so much.  I will post pictures when I have something cool to show.

I also found the most amazing yarn for his hair - it's very light and feels like "dryer lint" according to my roommate.  If I make crochet chains, I am guessing it will look like dreads . . .

Also, the boot cuffs took me forever; I was quite lost the first two times I attempted them.  Third time was a charm, although I somehow managed to crochet them so that they were already flipped down.  The increases make such nice little points at the front and back. 

I'll keep you posted!
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Your Own Valentine Cards
How to use etching powder on glass items
The Benefits of Knitting
How to Do Block Printing
Hot Trends for Quilting Designs
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!
Meatless Monday: Zucchini Pineapple Loaf

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.