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21  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Completed Spiderweb Capelet on: January 05, 2005 10:06:48 PM
it can be intimidating.  I'd first recommend letting the capelet set in the freezer for awhile as that makes it easier to frog mohair.  Then take a tapestry needle and some smooth yarn and just run it through the stitches a few rows back (shoot for the purl drop row, it'll be the easiest to snag) then just rip back with confidence knowing that you won't be able to drop any more stitches.

Plus, lace hides a multitude of errors.  Especially gorgeous funky lace like in this pattern.  Wink
22  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Completed Spiderweb Capelet on: January 05, 2005 10:00:28 PM
you can always just pull out the last couple of rows and add a few more pattern repeats to make it longer if you have enough yarn.
23  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: felty sweaters=fuzzy slippers on: January 03, 2005 07:03:38 AM
 i personally think the book is awesome!  I'm sure that there are some people out there who could figure out how to  do every bit of it without instruction, but most of us have areas in which we do not excel, and it's perfect for that.
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Gmail Accounts on: January 02, 2005 10:09:25 PM
i've got six, pm me if you want one.

Edit:  I still have 5 if anyone wants one.

edit again:  4 left
25  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pocket Quilt on: January 02, 2005 09:06:39 PM
i had a bunch of pants left over from various roommates and my own hardworn pants that were eventually so rippy that they had no wearable function, so I just cut them out.  I didn't seam-rip anything, I just took scissors to the jeans about an inch away from the pocket itself to give plenty of room to sew it to the fabric squares and to give it a bit of a funky  thrown-together look.  The whole project probably took 3 hours of actual time, but I spread it out over a year (i like to pace myself, lol).
26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pocket Quilt on: January 02, 2005 06:56:14 PM
I made this to hold my circular needles and accouterments for knitting.  I pieced it, but I didn't TECHNICALLY quilt it as it is only the one layer.  I guess you could say I quilted it to the wall with thumb tacks though.  Wink

27  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / felty sweaters=fuzzy slippers on: January 02, 2005 06:54:04 PM
I made these using the basic pattern in "The Starving Artist's Way."  I used 2 old sweaters, one shrunk on accident, the other on purpose.  I freehanded the stitching to jazz them up a bit.


And the (fuzzy) closeups:


The star stitching could be better, but overally I'm pretty happy with my results and my feet are toasty warm.
28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: First Sweater Support Group on: January 01, 2005 03:38:26 PM
20 sts over 4 inches is worsted weight.  Just go to the craft store and find some cotton yarn with the same gauge on the ball band (which should be just about any cotton they have there).  You may get lucky and find some perty mercerized stuff, which will look really nice, but any will do.

Also, if you are freaked about working with cotton, try something like Lion Brand Cotton Ease or Brown Sheep cotton fleece.  Both of these have a bit more give than standard cotton, but still basically cotton, ya dig?

29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Home-made winder on: January 01, 2005 06:46:35 AM
okay, so that's flippin' awesome.  I is truly jealous.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help me interpret a pattern on: December 30, 2004 09:33:27 PM
you'll have to attach a new ball of yarn to work the other side at the same time.

This clarification is written assuming you are working in stockinette.

Okay, when you start the shaping, BO 2 sts, knit until you get to the center 14sts, bind those off, knit to the end.  WS: BO 2 sts purl to 3 sts before the bound off sts, decrease one sts.  Attach a new ball of yarn to the other side, decrease a stitch, purl to end.

you, at this point, will be done with the neckhole shaping, just bo 2 sts at the armhole edges for the next 4 rows.
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