A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 299,174
Currently Running With Scissors:
426 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Latch-hook rug progress tracker [Image heavy!]  (Read 14216 times)
Tags for this thread: knitting_loom  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
jessimocha
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2008 07:43:58 PM »

oh wow! this is such a creative way to stay motivated and to remember what a good job you're doing! i love the rug design, too, and can't wait to see the finished project Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

we will arise from the bunkers,
by land, by sea, by dirigible
we'll leave our tracks untraceable now

[and] hear all the bombs fade away...
TLW
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008 11:16:57 PM »

I think this is one of the most original entries, both in resolution and in 'entry'
(OK, I have only seen six so far, but still).

I think it will look lovely & adorable in the end.
The only problem you might have, is that this will make you SO motivate, that the rug is done way before the year is over.
But of course, then you can make a second one :-)

THIS ROCKS   Logged

No interesting signature yet........
fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Offline Offline

Posts: 3052
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2008 07:41:51 AM »

TLW: Thanks for the kind words!

I had actually thought of that "problem" of finishing early.  When I was getting the mesh ready I thought that I should fold the extra mesh over first and bind it on (normally when I make rugs I use the rug yarn to do that... of course, normally I start at the bottom and make my way up...)  But I had a second thought.  I left the edges where they were and in the event that I finish early, I can easily add more mesh around the edges.

^_^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sibyll
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2008 08:56:55 AM »

Always meant to try one of those little knitters.
Does anyone else here use one?
What can you make besides hats and scarves? Does it knit everything into tubes?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Offline Offline

Posts: 3052
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2008 09:25:37 AM »

I'm just starting to scratch the surface on what the Knifty Knitter can make.  It is possible to do increases and decreases on it, but I haven't tried it yet.  So far I've done tubes (hats and bags) and flat pieces (scarves and blankets).

I've seen patterns for socks and I think mittens (I need to look for that again), and I've seen a round blanket, but I have no idea how they made it.

So, if you can do flat pieces, tubes, increases and decreases, I think you could make just about anything.  You can also do the knit and purl stitches, but I'm just exploring that now.

The real draw-back of the looms is that you're stuck with that guage.  The loom I'm using for this has big pegs.  The yarn I'm using says to use 10mm (U.S. 15) needles, if that helps.  If you want to use a thinner yarn you either have to double-strand or end up with really lacy-looking stuff. 

I have the Knifty Knitter long-looms, and they have smaller pegs.  I haven't worked out what thickness of yarn is best for those yet, though.

Type "knifty knitter" in a youtube search and you should come up with some interesting stuff.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Offline Offline

Posts: 3052
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2008 06:38:56 PM »

I've uploaded a final progress pic of the rug.  Good luck everyone!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

J_slice
Bird at the Window
Offline Offline

Posts: 179
Joined: 15-Mar-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008 03:49:31 PM »

You've got my vote  Cool
THIS ROCKS   Logged

becca-red
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 09-Nov-2007

I work to craft.


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008 12:24:22 PM »

greta planner
THIS ROCKS   Logged
fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Offline Offline

Posts: 3052
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2008 07:41:22 AM »

Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments and your votes. ^_^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

M Fox
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2008 08:39:44 PM »

You've got my vote, too!
I think this is a great motivator to keep with your resolution, and your resolution is one that will help many, many others, and I think that is wonderful!  Smiley


eta:  I'm sorry you didn't win, because I thought your idea really matched what the challenge was all about - motivating you to keep your resolution throughout the year.

I'd like to see what your latch-hook looks like at the end of the year!  Grin
« Last Edit: February 14, 2008 10:31:56 PM by M Fox » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Macho Makeover - Part 3
Macho Makeover - Basic Adjustments 1
Macho Makeover - Introduction - Part 1
Using Lip Gloss Optimizer in Photoshop Part 1
Photoshop Tutorial - Multitones & Masking
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels

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 ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.