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1  UNITED STATES / New Mexico / Re: Any craftsters in Las Cruces? on: February 07, 2008 07:31:55 PM
My husband does contract work here, but it's beginning to look like we might be here for awhile to come yet.  I'm not quite ready to admit to it as Las Cruces isn't exactly my dream city, but it's a nice enough place to spend a few years.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hoodie pattern on: February 05, 2008 11:25:19 PM
I have yet to attempt any sewing beyond a sad little baby blanket so I can't vouch for this tutorial, but I remembered seeing it and thought you might be able to use it.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern cutting on: February 05, 2008 11:04:37 PM
Perfect!  Thank you for that link.  It explained everything.  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: peeved- no good patterns for the young crowd on: February 05, 2008 08:22:37 PM
I've noticed that maternity style tops seem to be the craze the last couple of seasons.  I'm relieved because I'm still carrying a bit of extra baby weight around my stomach (and around my breasts, but not in an attractive Pamela Anderson way) so by wearing my old pregnancy clothes I feel like I fit right in.   Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern cutting on: February 05, 2008 08:03:44 PM
I actually came here to ask this exact question.  I figured someone was bound to know a solution.  I'm very intimidated by the idea of cutting a pattern.  I have the best of intentions to sew, but I can't get over the fear of cutting my pattern.  I have a pattern for boy sleep pants and three boys to outfit with it.  I was afraid I'd either have to make them biggest to smallest and buy a new pattern later if anyone grows, but the wax paper solution seems like a good plan.  I do have a couple of questions I was hoping you'd be able to clarify for me.

How do you fuse wax paper?  Do you need to do it?  Do you just trace the size you need on the wax paper for that one project or do you do all the sizes on a single sheet?  Actually, never mind that's stupid.  You'd just end up having to crop it down anyway.

Do you save all your wax paper patterns for reuse later or just retrace later on if you want to make it again?  I'm sorry, I have like a million questions about this.  My husband is so annoyed with me because I begged for another sewing machine (my old one is in storage in another state, not that I used that one either >.<) and he finally relented and I've made exactly one project and that was the saddest baby blanket you've ever seen.  Turns out I can't sew a straight line to save my life.  There aren't words to describe my lack of sewing abilities. 

On the plus side, at least I know now that I won't have to keep buying the same patterns over and over again.  So yay for that!
6  UNITED STATES / New Mexico / Re: Any craftsters in Las Cruces? on: February 05, 2008 07:48:18 PM
I'm giving this old topic a little nudge.  I'm sure that there must still be someone around the area.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does a resource like this exist? on: December 10, 2004 06:40:49 AM
Thanks guys.  I sat down with him yesterday and showed him some pictures and came to the conclusion that he wants something with a crew neck, but it can't go too high up his neck.  He wants ribbing at the cuffs, but not at the waist.  He wants it to be close fitting, but not tight.  Now all I have to do is find that pattern.  I think I do need to get that sweater book if only so I can find something that meets his requirements without looking through every pattern book known to man.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Does a resource like this exist? on: December 09, 2004 01:36:34 PM
Is there any kind of a cheat sheet that lists all the different aspects of a sweater?  Like a listing of all the different kinds of neck lines (turtleneck, crew, v-neck, cowl, etc) or different sleeves (raglan vs. whatever)?  I'm wanting to knit a sweater for my husband and I'd like to be able to explain the different options to him so we can decide on something he'll actually wear.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite Needles/Needle Set on: December 04, 2004 08:30:48 PM
To the best of my knowledge, since I don't actually own a set, they are entirely a set of interchangable circulars.  They come with different things you can put on the ends to use them like flexible single needles (I think).  I don't think that's a bad thing though since you can use circular needles to knit the same way you would with straight needles.

Here's the link to their site.  You can read about the history there if you are interested.

10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: capelet from new book SNBN on: November 30, 2004 03:39:04 AM
Spiderweb Capelet-


Crystal Palace Merino Frappe (80% merino wool, 20% nylon: 50g/140 yards), 2 skeins #020B New Sage or #145 Hibiscus

US 15 (10mm) straight needles

US F/5 crochet hook

2" pom pom maker or template


10 st and 10 rows= 4" in ST st

Hope that helps.
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