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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Set-in Sleeve Tutorial? on: April 24, 2007 07:18:20 PM
Someone help me!  I am trying to do set-in sleeves the "real" way (not the half-assed way I have always done it)... I'm looking for a tutorial on how to graft set in sleeves so they look professional.
Does anyone know of such a thing?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Shawl Collar Construction on: January 05, 2007 02:54:54 PM
Hey everyone!  I'm knitting a sweater for the fianc (it's an "engagement sweater"), and he wants a shawl collar.  "Knitting in the old way" (great book) gave me an idea of what a shawl collar should look like (inserted into a V-neck opening), but after completing it it was much too feminine then either of us had expected.
I want it to look more like this one:

Does anyone know what that is called and how I should go about constructing it?
I'm thinking that if I make a V-neck opening except with about ten stitches on a holder in the centre, then do a traditional shawl collar it will work.
Am I on the right track?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knit a thousand paper cranes! on: November 30, 2006 05:15:33 PM
Hey guys! I was reading yarnboy's yarnboy.com blog today, and he mentioned that www.knitnowar.com (website not yet working, but keep checking!) is working on an installation of knitted cranes to promote peace.  This is inspired by Sadako Sasaki.
Anyway, this guy is a rad knitter with a good cause.  Read his blog!  Contribute a crane!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / tips for hands raw from wool. on: November 29, 2006 06:06:25 PM
I'm knitting a gorgeous sweater for my fiance out of DELICIOUS peace-fleece 100% wool.  It is lovely wool, but it is a very rough worsted weight yarn.  My index fingers are becoming raw and calloused and it's very painful.  I want to finish the sweater by Christmas, so I really have to keep on trucking...  Does anyone have any tips on how to make it more bearable?
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / I am Jack's Broken Heart on: November 21, 2006 07:49:09 AM

I made this amigurumi heart two years ago for a "favorite movie" swap.  Her favorite movie was Fight Club, and I loved the part where the main character found a bunch of anatomy magazines from the fifties in his basement written in the first person:  "I am Jack's diseased Liver", "I am Jack's swollen tonsils"... this is Jack's Broken Heart.
The swap partner loved it, then flaked.  Go figure  Undecided

The heart is freehand-ed out of acrylic yarn I got from a thrift store blanket.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Traditional Argyle? on: October 29, 2006 04:29:36 PM
Does anyone know whether the diagonal lines are duplicate stitched or knitted in in traditional argyle patterns?
I want to make a pair of socks and be as accurate as possible.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / save me from stockinette! on: August 28, 2006 08:23:33 PM

I'm knitting a lovely sweater for my fiancee (to be given to him after we're married- no curse for me!).  Anyway, he's requested a grey shawl-collared sweater.  I would really like to escape the boredom of knitting a sweater entirely in stockinette, but need some advice on stitch patterns to use.
The wool is a gorgeous grey with bits of mossy green, and a halo of white mohair mixed in (Father's Gray from peacefleece.com).  There isn't a lot of stitch definition.
So far, I've considered linen stitch and tweed stitch.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / is it done yet? on: July 13, 2006 11:03:19 PM
How can I tell if my polimer sculpture has been baked long enough?
I tried to do the calculations (15 min. for every ?cm), but because the sculpture is in a variety of widths I was hoping there was some kind of test to see if it is completely baked.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled Green Sock for my Mom. on: June 05, 2006 11:46:31 AM
The pattern came out of an old Beehive book Handknit socks by Beehive I got it at a secondhand store.  It doesn't say what year it's from, but it has a bunch of argyle patterns, too.  It cost 40 cents originally.  Eventually I hope to knit all the patterns.
The yarn is baby acrylic I bought at the same secondhand store.  It has a little bit of a pearly sheen to it, and it split like a mother, but it looks neat now.

And just to prove that I DON't have second-sock-itis:

Photos taken by my lovely man, modeled by me.  My feet are smaller than my mom's.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / haute couture, TAKU ripoffs? on: April 26, 2006 09:23:45 AM
I want to make jeans like these... FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS a pair!?
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