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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Recent work :) on: May 29, 2009 07:42:20 PM
Love the bracelets!  Is there a tutorial for the RAW technique?  I've never heard of it before, but would love to learn it.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Chokers on: January 08, 2009 09:49:08 PM
I'm in AWE!  Beautiful work to say the least.  LOVE the first one!  I SOOOOOOO want to learn how to do these stitches!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter? on: March 05, 2008 10:45:11 PM
Thanks Tephra for clearing that up for me, I get easily confused. Cheesy

Round House, I showed my hunny and he's probably gonna try to make 1 for me, woooo hooooooo!  But I also wanted to point out to you that the other posters you quoted, those posts were from early 2005 so they might not be around to respond.  Just thought I'd mention it. Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter? on: March 05, 2008 02:41:03 PM
I do like the look better of the infinity rake/board than the serenity.  I think it would last a lot longer.  I am not sure I understand the difference beween a rake and a knitting board though.  Is it that a board makes a flat panel only and can me made longer, and a knitting board makes a double sided like on the long kniffty knitter looms, but will be shorter width wise?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter? on: March 05, 2008 12:19:15 AM
Has anyone heard of the "Serenity Loom" It's an S shape for making afgans, here's the link to one on ebay.  I SOOOOOOOOOOO gotta get me one of those!

And I love the look that this rake loom produces.  Very fine gauge, and 84 pins.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter? on: March 04, 2008 07:15:42 PM
Hello fellow loom knitters!  I am fairly new to the knitting world.  I have been making candles for about 6 years, and jewelry for about 1 year.  I've wanted to learn how to knit since I was a child, but never knew anyone who knew how to ask to teach me.  I dont know how to crochet either.  Then a few months before Christmas '06 I bought the long purple knifty knitter and made a few scarves as gifts.  My first one I used eyelash yarn, but used 4 strands as 1 and ended up using 12 skiens, boy that thing turned out thick and warm lol.  Anywho I put it away and kept eyeballing the rounds.  Finally got them for Christmas this year and have since made a baby blanket, newborn hat, 2 hot pads about 4 washclothes, some panels that I need to sew together to make a seat cover for my recliner, and working on my second sock, which is different colors from my 1st since I didn't end up with enough yarn in those colors to make the second.   Well they're more like slippers.   I finally found a pattern I could understand for these, and adapted it a bit since I wanted slippers more than socks.

I recently started searching the internet for free patterns, and boy is it hard.  Not much out there for a newbie especially one who doesn't know how to needle knit or crochet, or what all the associated terms mean.  I've learned the purl, knit, and e stitch.  I've signed up to be a member at loom newbies and the class group, so I'm hoping to learn more there.  Hopefully you don't have to know how to needle knit to know what they're talking about.  Thats the most frustrating part for me.  Another is I'm on a slooooooooow dial up and cant watch videos.  I've read all 59 pages of this thread and clicked on the links, and looked at all the pics.  Your all a very talented group!  I am happy to have found you all.

If anyone is interested, here's the link to where I have some pics posted of some of my candles and jewelry.  My camara broke so I can't post pics of my knitting.  I used my scanner for alot of these pics, but jewelry and candles are easier to scan than scarves lol.  Grr cant seem to post the link, well here's the page  http://freewebs.com/tallbabydoll
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: KNifty KNitter rectangular loom question..? on: March 01, 2008 09:16:38 PM
I've only found 2 ways, 1 is easiest but not so pretty, would only do it if you were gonna add fringe.  The second is easy once you get it down.  I personally dont know how to knit or crochet, and the purple long loom was my first real attempt.  So when I hear single crochet stich, bind off, cast on, ugh I about went crazy.  I've found that at alot of the free pattern sites people are gracious enough to give instructions, but they're assuming that you know how to knit.  I for one got the looms because I don't know how, so it really frustrates me.  Anyhow this is what I do.

1)  Take my working thread and pull off the closest loop and pull the yarn through it, repeat to the other end (this is easiest to do if you use the needle included with the loom) weave it through a knitted loop and knot (I do it a couple of times for security) then weave the tail in.  Then I tie on my fringe to the ends of my scarf.

2) For a prettier finish I take the 1st and 2nd loop off (at the opposite end of my working thread) and pull the 1st through the 2nd, take off the 3rd loop, pull the 2nd through the 3rd and so on til you get to the end then I tie it off with the working thread, then weave the tail in.  If you used both sides of the loom, go back and forth acrossed the loom 1, then 2 would be straight acrossed from 1, then 3 would be right next to 1, then 4 would be straight acrossed from 3.  Hope all this makes sense, and that I'm not to late to be of help.   Grin
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter Straw Weaver on: March 01, 2008 08:57:39 PM
I have 4 round looms, and the long purple loom, but didn't know what the straw weaver was.  So I tried to goggle it for you, and didn't come up with much I'm sorry.  This was all I found, hope it's of some help, but probably not.

 Basically you thread yarn through the straws, then weave yarn over the straws. Slide the straws out, tie off some ends, and wa la.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help please! Stringing/crimp bead issues on: January 21, 2008 03:42:49 PM
Thank you everyone for your advice.  Considering I buy in bulk to save on shipping, I have a ton of the regular crimp beads so I need to make these work.  Plus I dont have a Michaels near by and wont be placing an order with Fire Mountain, Not paying $2.65 handling fee to get 1 item (on top of the item price and shipping.)  So I'm going to try snl's advice.  Thanks again.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help please! Stringing/crimp bead issues on: January 16, 2008 06:28:45 PM
I don't have a crimping tool yet.  I am just using the flat nosed pliers, and the bead is very flat when I'm done.  Is that the problem?  Being flat isn't good enough to hold it securely?  Would hot glue help?
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