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11  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / How can I print free patterns offered on craftster? on: September 03, 2007 04:50:53 PM
Am I the only person who's having problems trying to print off peoples' original free patterns, that are posted on here?   Huh
If I click on "print preview" I just get a lot of blank, or almost blank pages. Not all of the pages are there.

If the pattern is a long one and consists of more than one page, I might get lucky and get part of the pattern as printable.  If it's a long pattern, I usually have to write the rest of the pattern down by hand.  Roll Eyes

If I click on "print" above, I pretty much end up with the same thing. A lot of blank pages, not all are there and some are printable, some aren't.  AND I don't have the choice of what page numbers I'd like to print. It's sooooo frustrating! GRRRRRR!!!!!!   Angry

What is the secret to printing a pattern, that's listed on here??? This is the only website that I have problems with, in regards to printing off patterns.

Thanks so much, to whomever can help me out.  I'm starting to get writer's cramp.  lol.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to knit Lelah, with thin straps? on: August 24, 2007 05:19:46 PM
I was curious to know if anybody would know how I could make "Lelah" but, make it with one or two thin spaghetti straps instead?
I don't wear strapless tops as, I have nothing to hold it up. lol.
I'd appreciate any advice, that anybody could give to me.  Roll Eyes
Oh yeah, I've seen Lelah knit up with wider straps. But, I prefer thin spaghetti style straps. One or two on each shoulder.
Maybe two on each shoulder might help to hold it up better?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bear help please, from Last Minute Knitted Gifts on: August 13, 2007 10:03:38 AM
I'm in the process of making the teddy bear from the book, Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Soon I'll be at the point where I'll be working on the 'Bear Head'. I've only been knitting for around 5 months now and so, I don't understand Rnd 28:, on page 107. (Rnd 28 of the Head)
It's the transferring part that I just don't get.  Huh Also when I'm supposed to pass the 2nd st on left-hand needle over the transferred st, does that mean that I pass it right off of the needle? Is it like doing a decrease?  Huh
I would be so very grateful if somebody could possibly explain this process to me, in detail.  Grin

I was also curious if anybody has made these toys using double strands of worsted weight yarn and if so, what needle size you used? Please would you mind letting me know whether your needle size was in mm or in US sizing.  Roll Eyes  The only 2 circulars that I had the same size, was way too small. The knitting is so tight that it hurts my hands.
So if I plan on making more of these in the future, I've got to buy another circular.  I'd like the knitting to be fairly snug so that you don't see any stuffing, but not too tight.

Thank you very much to anybody, who can help me out with these questions.  Roll Eyes
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Best sites online, for ALL your knitting supplies? on: August 11, 2007 01:44:45 AM
Hi everyone.  Roll Eyes Soon I have to place an order online for some knitting supplies and, I was hoping that some of you can give me some input as to the better sites to order from.
I live in Canada but, I've ordered supplies from both the U.S. & Canada in the past.
But I have a few questions, in the hopes that you can help me out.

I've seen so many beautiful FO's that others have made, using Noro yarns. I just LOVE their colours. I've been thinking (if I can afford it) of possibly making some hats, mittens & scarfs as Xmas gifts this year, using Noro yarns.
But, I've heard they're quite pricey.

#1-I was wondering whether there is any Noro yarn that is a medium worsted weight wool (for warmth) but, that is 100% machine washable & dryable?
And if so, would you happen to know the name of it? It has to be a washable wool but, I really prefer the Noro. Unless there is another brand that's similar to their beautiful colours, that's also a med. worsted weight washable wool?  Huh

#2-With this order, I plan on adding some other items to the list. Mainly the two largest sized tips for the Denise Interchangeable Needle Set. So would anybody know where there is a good site that has fairly reasonable prices, where I could purchase the Noro yarns and the Denise Needle tips? The U.S. site shouldn't charge a customs fee that I've heard other people complain about.
On my last order recently from a U.S. site, there was no customs fee.
I'd like it to be a site that has reasonable shipping rates using Canada Post and, be able to order other items as well that aren't listed above.
Items such as: 3mm and 4mm teddy bear safety eyes, stitch markers (some removable because I'm tired of using scrap yarn pieces.  Undecided), a tassel maker and maybe, some sock yarn.

It would be great to find a site that sells all of that but, the Noro yarn and the Denise tips are most important. Could anybody suggest a site that has great prices for both of those items, decent shipping charges and, delivery is actually when they say it is going to be? No hidden charges or fees. What you pay at checkout, and that's all. No surprises later.  Smiley If it's a Cdn. site, I prefer it's not in QC., otherwise I'm also charged the P.S.T.

I look forward to your recommendations and hearing about any experiences that you've had, with ordering from any online knitting supply places.  Cheesy
Thank you for taking the time to read this and, hopefully you'll be able to help me out.
Happy Knitting all!  Grin

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / feather and fan style shrug? help please!!! on: August 10, 2007 02:19:07 AM
Hi all!
I'm fairly new here and first I'd like to say, I love Craftster!  Cheesy
This place is great and I've gotten so much help, from many kind people on here.
Recently one evening when I was looking around in the knitting section, I happened to open a new page to someone's blog. I have no idea who's blog it was. But there was a photo and a free pattern, for a beautiful shrug.
I think the shrug was in a blueish or turquoise colour, not certain of that though.
 But the shrug was made using the feather and fan design. It was beautiful! But, I can't find it again.  Huh
I've searched all over the place.
I was wondering if any of you wonderful people would happen to know, where I can find this particular shrug pattern?
I'd be forever grateful!  Grin
Thanks so much, to anyone who can help me out.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to add height to a roll brim hat? on: August 08, 2007 04:17:11 PM
I recently made a child's apple, roll-brim hat, using a free pattern that I found online. After I completed the hat which was kinda fidgety, I realized later that most hats for children that age were normally longer.
But I used I think, is called the long-tail cast on method? I'm not certain of that. It's the cast on where you're casting on, using an extra long strand of yarn over your thumb and fingers. Is that what it's called?
Anyways, now I've got to add to the height of this apple hat that I finished.
The thought of starting all over again, naw, I just don't have it in me any more.
So I was wondering if anybody could kindly offer any suggestions on how, I could make this hat about a 1/2 to 1 inch longer without starting all over?
Is there a way that I can add to the height of this apple hat, without having to start ripping it out?
Any advice that anyone could give to me, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks a bunch, to anybody who can help.  Roll Eyes The hat turned out real cute and, it's a shame that it's too short to be worn.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Childs' 2-4 year sized hat help, & bumble bee patterns please! on: August 03, 2007 03:48:56 AM
I was hoping that somebody reading this could hopefully help me out.  Roll Eyes

I've been thinking of making my grandson a sweater with a matching hat, scarf, & mittens.
I prefer to use up my worsted weight yarn for this project and, here's my problem.

I'd like the look of the hat, to resemble a bee hive. (Without a point on top).
You know the hats' that form multiple ridges? Knit in the round, preferably.
Well that style using a worsted weight yarn, sizing for 2 to 4 years of age.
 **Gauge is crucial to me, being fairly new to knitting.   Smiley
I saw a pattern like that as a free one online once, & now I can't find it anywhere. The endless search continues.   Undecided

I would like to make this hat in one colour, & attach little knitted bumble bees to it. The bees would be knit in yellow & black, with tiny wings.
I'd also put a few on the one chest side of the sweater, a few on the mittens, & scarf too.

If there is anybody who has some suggestions on where I could find a hat pattern like that, using a worsted weight yarn, in a size 2 to 4 years (with gauge), I'd be so very grateful.  Kiss

Also to anyone who might have some great ideas on how I could knit these little bumble bees, that I'd like to add on to these items.

Possibly some type of i-cord bees? I'd like the bees to have some easy wings, if possible. Maybe the wings could be made using the strands from changing colours?   Huh 

I'm fairly new at knitting but I do prefer to knit using a circular, for hats. I haven't done i-cord yet but I'm willing to try, to make the bumble bees. I-cord looks fairly easy to do.

Thank you so very much to anbody who could help me out, in regards to patterns for these two items. I think it would look real cute, & I'm very anxious to get started.    Roll Eyes

Thank you for any advice, suggestions and/or pattens and, Happy Knitting All!   Grin
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Mason Dixon Knitting-Baby Kimono help please!!! on: July 12, 2007 04:56:43 AM
Please, could someone help me out?
I adore the baby kimono in the Mason Dixon knitting book, and I would like to try making a few.
Here is my problem. The pattern is only for newborn size.
I know that they say, "You can easily enlarge it by casting on more stitches and adding rows to the body and sleeves."
Being that I'm a fairly new knitter, this doesn't really help me to figure out how to make the kimono in larger sizes.
I would love to be able to make some, as large as a 24 month size.
But, there are no specifics in the pattern for making larger sizes.
Being a mother myself, I know that if your baby is large at birth, most newborn clothing won't fit.
If it does, it won't fit for very long.
Please, could someone help me?
I'm desperate!!!!!
How could I change the pattern, to make it in to a 24 month size?
I would greatly appreciate any assistance, that anyone could give to me.  Kiss
I'm anxious to start on this kimono for my grandson, as soon as possible.
But, I need your help.
Thank you so very much, if you can help me out.
This is so important to me. I love the kimono!   Roll Eyes
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