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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Extra Stitches! Why? on: July 06, 2011 09:57:58 AM
I've just learned to M1 and am having trouble with it.  After my second row is complete i have 1 extra stitch!  Here is what i'm doing:

cast on 3 stitches

row 1:  knit

row 2: P1, M1L, P1, M1R, P1 (5 st)     After this i have 6 stitches and for the life of me can not figure out what i'm doing wrong. 

This has actually been very hard for me because i'm using size three needles and worsted weight yarn.  I took me forever to figure out how to M1 with only 3 stitches and on the 2nd row... it was hard to find that "running stitch."

I'm working on the Ginge Marmalade pattern in The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch, in case any of you have that book and would like to give me a few pointers.  This is the most advanced knitting i've ever done.  Before this i knew how to knit and purl and do bar increases and decreases.  I've only ever knit scarves and a couple of seed stitch purses before.

Thanks in advance for your help.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with Odd-bod Bunch Pattern on: July 05, 2011 09:38:16 PM
I'm currently trying to knit the Ginge Marmalade stuffie from the book The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch.  This is the most advanced project i've ever knit.  I'm having trouble understanding the pattern, and have read that it is ok to post an excerpt.  I understand the instructions for the first 3 rows, but i'm stumped with the instructions for the 4th and 5th rows.  Can someone help me, please?!?

"Row 4: Using B, purl.  The last 4 rows form the st st stripe pattern, repeat throughout.  Strand the yarn not in use on the WS up the right hand edge.  Work shaping as follows:

Row 5: K1, M1R, K5, M1L, K1 (9 st)

starting with a P row, work 5 rows st st* cut yarn and put sts onto stitch holder.

Second and Third Legs- work as for 1st leg.

Fourth Leg work as for first lef from * to * leave stitches on needle and do not cut yarns.

Join Legs:  Keeping the stripe pattern correct:

Row 11: Knit across 9 sts of the fourth leg [cast on 2 st using the backward loop method, with RS facing, knit across 9 sts of the next leg on stitch holder] three times (42 sts)."

Ok, the first confusing thing to me is how i go from row 5 to 11.  I know what purl is, K1, M1R, etc. means.  Its the instructions i don't get.

Sorry if this is confusing or annoying.  I hate to ask for help here but i don't know anyone who knits who i can ask for help and i really want to knit this cat.  The pattern is on pages 14 and 15 of Donna Wilson's The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch if that helps. 

Thanks in advance for your help! Huh

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a pattern for a palastinian scarf/keffiyeh on: February 27, 2011 08:44:34 AM
Has anyone made one of these before? Or know where i can find a pattern?  I'm planning on making it out of some soft corduroy houndstooth fabric i have.   Thanks in advance. Smiley
4  UNITED STATES / Tennessee / Sewing Classes/Clothing & Fashion Design TRI Cities Tn on: February 16, 2011 08:24:05 PM
Does anyone know if there are sewing classes available anywhere in the Kingsport or Johnson City areas?  I can sew but i'd like to learn to make clothing so i'm really looking for classes geared more towards that...

Thanks :O)
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I Heart MOnstAs! U Heart Monstas? Let's see 'em! on: June 07, 2010 05:33:17 PM
I love to make stitchy monsters and write little stories for them.  Here are a few i've made and a few pics of my Godson, Lucas with one of the Monsters. He changed his name from Ipswich to Stitches and now its just plane old Alien.  

I think what i like the most is just sitting down and spontaneously making something without a pattern and not having to worry so much about getting it perfect.  

If you make monsters please add your to the thread. I'd love to see them!

Thanks for looking!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Has Anyone Made anything from the books Sew Sunny or Sew Pretty Homestyle? on: June 06, 2010 10:31:29 PM
I recently purchased both these books and am in love with all the projects. BUT i'd much rather machine-sew than hand-sew. Most of the time.

Has anyone used their machine for any of these projects? What, if any, alterations to the patterns/instructions did you make?

AND, if you've completed any of the projects in either of these books, can you please share your pics? I'd love to see them!

Thanks in advance! Grin
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Questions About Sew Sunny and Sew Pretty Homestyle Projects on: June 04, 2010 11:38:18 PM

I was wondering if anyone has made any projects from either of these books, and more specifically has anyone used a sewing machine for the project? If so, how did they turn out? How did you alter the patterns?

I recently purchased the books and adore them both, and even though i like to do some hand-stitching from time to time, i'd much rather use my sewing machine.

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Aegnes Ogilvie~image heavy on: February 07, 2010 09:02:20 PM

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Milli Mumford on: January 17, 2010 05:55:50 PM

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Chauncy LaFleur~somewhat image heavy on: January 14, 2010 06:10:22 PM
I have created a monster... and am working on some others... Mr. LaFleur here is my first:

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