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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: urban rustic kal on: December 19, 2005 10:08:50 PM
Hey just wanted to mention I just did a provisional cast on for the first time and used the instructions at this link: http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=48.  Worked great.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / mud flap tank crochet edging on: May 13, 2005 10:01:18 PM
I'm almost done with my tank but have gotten so frustrated by the last step: crab stitch around the armholes and neck!  I won't have a chance to visit my LYS for a week, so I am hoping you guys can help.  I've never done crochet before, and the very brief instructions in the SnBN book aren't enough for me to figure this out.  It's apparently supposed to look like this: http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/ltc-stitches-reverse_sc.htm but when I do it it looks more like a really crappy braid.  Anyone have a great explanation of how to do this stitch or can point to a good resource for figuring this out?

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: DINOSAURS!!! Free knitting pattern :) on: May 12, 2005 06:28:52 PM
Wow these are awesome!  Thanks for the patterns. 
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shrug! My first wearable design on: May 08, 2005 06:59:28 PM
very nice!  i can't wait for the pattern.  i made shimmer, too, and had the same problem where it's just too big along the bottom.   Angry  after all that work, quite annoying!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: FOs: Marsan watch cap, socks, and shrug on: March 31, 2005 01:11:25 PM
Thanks for the compliments.   Grin

How did you like knitting socks with Fixation? I was thinking of buying some Fixation for another project, and I'd like to know if I have some left over I can make some socks! Do you think most generic sock patterns would work or do you think I need one that specifically calls for Fixation?
I liked the Fixation.  It worked with the US3 needles I had, while a lot of other sock yarns call for 1s or 2s, which I don't own.  It's stretchy from the elastic content, and I held it fairly tight while knitting, but not strenuously so.  In the future I might try elann.com's "sock it to me collection esprit" - it looks very similar to Fixation and would cost less.  I'm sure Fixation would work just fine with a generic sock pattern.
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: March 31, 2005 08:51:23 AM
Here's my clapotis to add to the bunch.

It is made with Noro Silk Garden.  I only had 5 skeins so I cut out one repeat on the width, and somehow had nearly a skein left over!  When I pulled my needles off at the end, I discovered why: i had knit the thing with 6's instead of 8's!  Oh well.  So it's not as wide as I would like, but it came out OK.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FOs: Marsan watch cap, socks, and shrug on: March 31, 2005 07:24:53 AM
There's a great pattern here for a warm winter hat: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html

I used Lamb's Pride Worsted and US7 needles as suggested, but found that I needed to add a ton of stitches to make an adult-sized hat!  I added an extra 16 stitches to the circumference and an extra 12 or so rows in length.  I actually wish I'd added a few more rows so the fold-up brim would be longer.

Here's my first sock, made with Cascade Fixation, pattern from here: http://members.citynet.net/cloudninedesign/pages/comfysock.html Almost done with its mate.  Cheesy

And here is "Shimmer" from Knitty (www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTshimmer.html) made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

The lace is a little wonky and the bottom edge is loose and wrinkly - I hope blocking will help.  I enjoyed the pattern.  It was the most challenging I have done so far, and it was especially confusing trying to do the lace while decreasing!  Good luck to anyone who tries this pattern.

Thanks for looking!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / washing cotton on: March 30, 2005 05:05:45 PM
I was at a LYS and the girl who worked there said she machine-washed almost all of her cotton yarn creations.  So I wondered if this was really OK to do; the cotton yarns I've seen are marked hand-wash.  Any of you guys have experience with this?  Also, in particular I was wondering if this was OK for Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% wool) - I assume not because of the wool content, but maybe one of you has tried.

Thanks a lot!
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I've finished a couple of things in the last month! on: March 16, 2005 11:15:45 AM
great projects.  what yarn and needle size did you use on your socks?  they're really cute.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 'Trek' from Rowan 37 on: March 09, 2005 08:48:36 PM
Ohh I saw that last weekend and I totally love it, too, but I love the short version more - see last image here: http://www.englishyarns.co.uk/rowan_magazine_37.html
Sorry I can't afford the time or money for this now   Sad  but good luck making it if you do!
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