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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn weights? Help for brits here.... on: October 25, 2007 08:11:19 AM
Ok I've wanted to ask this for a while but felt silly.

I see lots of references to worsted, sock, sport, lace, and other yarn weights.

But what in the heck do we call this in England?!  Shocked I have no idea, haha! I've never seen yarns labeled as these weights in the craft store I buy from (I wish I had a proper LYS but no Sad )

Help me people!  Tongue
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Also late for the trend... my calorimetry on: October 25, 2007 07:30:16 AM
I only cast on 60 stitches because I KNEW my yarn would fluff up. Part way through the stitch pattern went all askew and I was knitting where I should be purling, dunno what happened there. I think I possibley did some YO's by accident but I dunno. Anyhow... here's the result.

Excuse my short and strangely behaving hair, and lack of makeup in these pictures  Tongue
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Kitty ear hat patterns on: October 24, 2007 10:46:12 AM
Any chance people could provide links (as many as possible to as many patterns as possible!) to kitty hat patterns. I'm fussy about stuff and really want to find a kitty hat pattern that I'll love before I set out making it. I want kitty ears on a hat damn it! :silly:

I love how the ears look on this one if it's any help to people finding patterns: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/images/hat1big.jpg

Cheers in advance  Grin
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Boyfriend scarf and hat on: October 23, 2007 07:01:49 PM
This is what started me knitting, the hat was my first project ever but my second FO. I'm still proud of it and how it came out. As with everything I posted so far it's chenille yarn (Yes, ok! I overbought this blue yarn. I accept that! It fluffed out and went further than I thought it would! Gimme a break people!  Tongue ) For anyone thinking this is a bit girly... he's a complete hippy in his fashion sense and loves stuff like this  Grin

Sadly no pics on BF but I will take some at some point.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FO... fingerless gloves/wrist warmers. on: October 23, 2007 02:59:08 PM
Yet another chenille project. These were MEANT to go with a scarf and hat I made BF but sadly I made them too small... so they're being kept for me Grin I'll make him some larger. I didn't follow a pattern, I just kinda blagged it as I went. Again I'm really sorry for the crappy webcam shots. Opinions please?

ETA: Here's a camera phone picture of it which might show the colours better:

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Knitted Kitten... on: October 19, 2007 01:30:36 AM
I'm afraid all I have to provide at the moment is a crappy webcam picture but kitty is knitted chenille that varies between blues and greens. I also made a little collar of I-cord for kitty.

pattern here: http://geobabe.livejournal.com/227621.html
17  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Ink/paints that will hold up on canvas converse? Help! on: October 17, 2007 07:39:40 AM
This weekend I'm ordering a white pair of converse just because I need some new shoes and the white ones are on sale cheap... ok.. I do not wear white. This is not going to work with my wardrobe. But I know how it can.

I want my boyfriend (a fantastic artist) to let loose and do artwork all over the new converse. The question is... what kind of inks or fabric paints or fabric pens will hold up best and not run or leak in the rain?

Bear in mind we live in England.

Thanks dudes.  Kiss
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Uses for Chenille? on: October 08, 2007 04:09:16 AM
I bought 11 balls of chenille yarn to make a hat and scarf for my BF but only used err... 5 of them I think. They knitted up much more than I anticipated. Has anyone got any advice on what else I can make with chenille? I'm making lots of hats at the moment and I'd really like to move onto something a bit bigger without being overly complex that will work and look good in a chenille. It's a self patterning yarn in shades of blue and green.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Post: Easy Chenille Beanie... First FO on: October 03, 2007 11:45:23 AM
So in the middle of knitting a chenille scarf for my BF... I got annoyed with the fact it was too big to take on the train to college with me and bought some more needles and different coloured yarn. This is the result:

I'm rather proud of it myself. I did it using the instructions from this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79516.0

I love how soft and fluffy the wool is. Now I have to finish BF's scarf whilst at home and I have 4 more hats to do as train projects as they're already in demand from my friends/family.

I'd love some feedback on this. I've got knitting fever! I'd rather be knitting than anywhere else right now.But alas, I have homework.
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