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1  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: People from the Midlands, say hi? on: January 07, 2013 06:46:53 AM
I'm in Rugby.

I knit, crochet, sew and my main one is silversmithing for jewellery

Sarah
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you on Ravelry? on: September 27, 2007 03:05:46 AM
Sarahmay
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Does any1 kno a site like etsy.com but in not dollars on: August 22, 2007 02:07:40 AM
In all honesty, I find items from the US substantially cheaper than the UK, even with postage and exchange rates.

However there is a site that has recently been set up: http://www.tuggle.co.uk/

The site is being redesigned - or at least that's what it says - and should be back online around the 25th Aug.

Sarah
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with ribbing (Newbie question) on: August 02, 2007 02:31:31 AM
In future maybe consider doing a 2 x 2 rib, less of the to and fro with the yarn, and you get IMHO a nicer looking rib as well.

It does become much faster as you go, and as one of the other posters said, you fall into a rhythm.

Keep at it, the finish is worth the time and effort

Sarah
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: fishtail, what does the pattern mean? on: July 27, 2007 05:58:34 AM
Is this what you're working on: http://www.knitpicks.com/Fishtail+Lace+Scarf_PD50481220.html?  If not, it is a similar stitch pattern, and has a good breakdown of the abbreviations.

not quite sure which bit is confusing you, so here goes with a breakdown of the whole thing

1 *purl 1, knit 1, yo-bring yarn between needles, knit 2 (the yarn will come over from in front and create an extra stitch), slip 1 (just slip one stitch over without knitting it), knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (like casting off), knit 2, yarn over (as before) knit 1, purl 1. (if I've worked this out right, you should have 11 stitches, or multiples of 11 if the pattern says repeat from * to *.

2 *purl 1, knit 9, purl 1*

3 * purl 1, knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2, purl 1.

I hope that helps

Sarah
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Not craft related but I need some advice for Studying Abroad on: July 26, 2007 08:49:52 AM
Hi, I'm not local to Omskirk

However I am a researcher, so here's some useful locality links for you:

http://hi.edgehill.ac.uk/forum/ - the tag line - help, advice and a taste of life at Edge Hill University

http://www.locallife.co.uk/ormskirk/index.asp - Haven't explored this page, but it looks like it tells you what's in the area selected

http://www.westlancsdc.gov.uk/Tourism/index.cfm?ccs=114 - Omskirk's own traditional street market

As Scumbag said the British winter tends to be wet and cold.  I think you'll find it's not that different, the accent will be broad with it's own colloquialisms/local words and phrases, but you get that everywhere.

It'll be a great adventure, have fun ;-)

Sarah
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: How can I find out how to do this?? on: July 19, 2007 07:35:54 AM
They look like they are worked by wire wrapping, that is the best thing you can type into a search, there's loads out there.

Try these sites for starters:

http://www.enioken.com/

http://beauty.expertvillage.com/interviews/jewelry-making-tips.htm

Sarah
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would you make this? on: July 18, 2007 07:34:37 AM
i would make each V or W shape out of wire with black rocaille beads or long black bugle beads on, with loops at the ends of the wire sections to join to each other.

does that make sense?

If not, I'll attempt a sketch or two and post them.

Hard to tell from the pic and sorry I don't watch Coronation Street, so didn't see the necklace in action.

Sarah

9  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: temptation on: June 05, 2007 07:56:57 AM
A great tip for iron is to eat iron rich foods (most green veg is iron rich) with or after vitamin c rich foods, as the vitamin c helps the absorption of the iron, which is the tricky bit.  Don't go overboard, but a glass of orange juice before or during your meal may help.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet help for a bidexter? (left AND right handed person) on: June 04, 2007 03:41:17 AM
someone I know holds the hook and yarn in the same hand, and rather than hooking the yarn, she physically wraps it round the hook, almost like a knitter does, it works for her.

do whatever is best for you, I'm a left hander that crochets right handed, have tried it left handed, but it just doesn't feel right, as long as you're achieving the results let your dominances sort themselves out.

as everyone else has said, practice.
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