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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: LOTR/Hobbit hat on: October 03, 2018 03:22:10 PM
This is beautiful!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: That one blanket you always go back to on: October 03, 2018 03:09:49 PM
I haven't crocheted a blanket in some time, but slanted shell stitch was my go-to for a good while.

I also really like to make it up as I go. Try new stitches, different combinations of stitches, different-sized stripes, etc.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Sweater Knitalong? on: August 07, 2018 04:40:15 PM
I'm currently test knitting a sweater pattern. I spent July knitting a sweater and love it so much I might knit another of the same after I finish this test knit.

Is anybody else knitting a sweater right now or planning to??
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Real Life Heroine on: January 17, 2018 10:01:34 PM
Love it!!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Yarn Dump on: January 17, 2018 09:56:46 PM
So beautiful!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help! how do I "work even pat" when pattern decreases? on: January 17, 2018 09:46:06 PM
Without seeing it, my best guess is to keep working those rows, but without the decreases. Could you link to the sweater, or share a photo?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A Parade of Hats, to take to the Calais Refugee Camp (picture huge!) on: October 17, 2016 12:16:28 PM
Thanks for trying to help! When I used bigger needles I got obvious holes on the cross-overs though, like I mentioned (and of course the whole rest if the hat was massive) - any thoughts??  Smiley
Acouple things I've learned about cables:
Using a smaller needle (maybe even a couple sizes smaller, depending) for the ribbing might help with the fit (unless you already tried that and it didn't).

The holes will happen (and honestly, they're hardly noticeable in the picture), but practice helps.

When you do all of the crossing on the same row, it makes the hat so much tighter than if you cross on different rows. For example, I like to cross every other cable on the same row, and then several rows later, I cross the rest of the cables. Does that make sense?

One very important thing I've learned is that blocking cables really makes a difference. Sometimes a hat will feel really snug, and a good blocking will fix it. Plus, it just makes them look that much prettier.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: July 15, 2016 01:14:45 AM
The rainbow one is my favorite!
I'm pretty partial to that one, myself.

wow--more hats!!

What yarn do you use?  The colors are fabulous, bright, and there are so many choices!  Do you use worsted weight?
I know, I know. I just have too many ideas to stop now!

I do use worsted, usually Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn because it's just my favorite acrylic yarn (so soft and not stiff). The rainbow hat was a big mix of random worsted acrylics from stash.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: July 14, 2016 03:46:49 PM
I too dislike repair work and there is a whole bag full of that sort of thing from my family, the dirty rats. When people know you sew they assume you will be thrilled to fix their broken zips and torn pockets and hem all the things Tongue.
Same. I have to be in the mood to hem and fix, and i just don't find myself in that mood very often...

I suppose i should finally post something, huh?
Technically, i crocheted this last year (almost exactly a year ago), but then it sat in my room for a year. I finally wove the ends in last week, and it's been adopted as the house Olympics lap blanket (you know, at night, or when the a/c is blasting), so i'm considering it a 2016 destash. My sister bought a skein (RHSS) of each of these colors several years ago, and used a very, very small amount of each, then gave me the rest. Since it's all the colors of the Olympic rings, i decided to use them to make a small blanket (in the order of the Olympic rings).


I've made over 40 hats so far this year. (I think i might really have a problem.) Most of them from stash. But since i've used so much stash, i've run out of all the colors i need and have had to replace a few...

Anyway, here are some highlights. (And if you care to check out the rest: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442480.msg5365639#msg5365639 )
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: how many hats can you knit 2016 on: July 14, 2016 03:44:24 PM
Thanks, always!









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