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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New knitter Questions: Double pointed needle sizes.. on: April 03, 2015 10:34:26 AM
I guess you need to decide what type of projects you usually make. Do you use bulky yarn? or mostly worsted weight? That would determine the size of dpn's you would want to make.
You use the same size of double pointed needles as you would straight needles. For example if I am using a worsted weight yarn that needs a US 8 or 5mm straight needles, I would use a set of US 8 or 5mm double pointed needles. You can use a set of straight needles to measure the diameter so that you are making the correct sizes for your yarn. My husband has made me some out of dowel and we used an electric pencil sharpener to help point the ends of the smaller sized needles.Hope this helps. Good luck  Smiley
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Free Crochet Bird Pattern on: May 21, 2012 08:43:33 AM
These are very cute. I'm going to make some today! Thanks for sharing Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny stripes baby blanket! on: February 21, 2011 11:30:56 AM
So cute! I'm sure your friend loved it. Thanks for the link to the pattern... I'm going to give it a try Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First baby hoodie! on: February 18, 2011 06:08:39 PM
Super cute... I'd love to make one too! What pattern did you use?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Craft Yarn Council Instructor Certification on: February 13, 2011 12:29:46 PM
Has anyone taken the Craft Yarn Council's instructor certification course for knitting or crochet? I am thinking of taking the correspondence program so I can teach at work but I'd love to hear about someone else's experience before spending the money!
Thanks Smiley
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: My first diaper cake on: October 08, 2010 06:51:52 AM
Oh you will love the cake pan method! It makes everything perfectly round and so it's alot easier to keep everything together. It keeps the 'cake' tiers the same size as a real cake and the diapers stick out far enough to be able to tie them. You just turn them over and you have a perfectly flat top and even sides.
Swirled is the way to go... I figure it's a real pain for the mom to have to unroll all those diapers. It's supposed to be a nice gift not torture Wink
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: My first diaper cake on: October 04, 2010 07:26:19 AM
Thanks! I made it because I am too cheap to pay for one. That cake was around $95 (Canadian)- considering it cost me $45 including tax it was worth the effort.
If you are going to make one the easiest way is to use cake pans (clean of course) to help form the swirl shape. Otherwise you might need to have an extra pair of hands.
Good luck and post your pix when your done- I'd love to see it!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Making my own cake- am I crazy?? on: September 24, 2010 07:44:00 PM
I understand why people think that you might be crazy since many of DIY brides take on too much and then regret it. As long as you are realistic about your timeline and don't have other DIY projects right before the wedding (eg. making corsages or centerpieces) that have to be done at the same time, I think that you should go for it.
Just remember to:
*keep it simple
* don't try to master a difficult or new technique the night before the wedding
* make sure you can do it all by yourself- just in case you help bails on you!
Good luck and post some pics after the wedding Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tri Color Cloche in Dual Colors ;) on: September 18, 2010 08:14:15 AM
Super cute! I'm going to make one just for me Smiley Thanks for sharing- it looks fabulous!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / My first diaper cake on: September 17, 2010 06:28:35 PM
My niece is having a baby shower on Sunday for her new baby Wyatt. She requested diapers since everyone is giving her clothes. I figured that a diaper cake would be a lot nicer than sticking a bow on a box of diapers. I have to admit, I thought it might be hard to make but it's definitely easier to make than decorating a regular cake. Here is the final result:

I used Huggies Pure and Natural diapers and used Size 2 since he outgrew newborn diapers after the first week.
I'm sure this is a cake that little Wyatt will get a lot of use out of in the future Smiley
Thanks to everyone who has put up tutorials and helpful hints on how to assemble these. I used a lot of advice from previous posts to make this. Thanks for the inspiration!
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