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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone else just crochet and not knit? on: November 25, 2005 11:30:41 AM
I only crochet....I want to learn to knit so bad but I have tried and failed miserably. But it seems SO much more complicated so I may just stick with crochet.

Yeah.. There are some amazing beautiful patterns on knitty.com that I want to do SO bad...

I haven't picked it up in awhile, but I seem to remember knitting causing me a little pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it really affects my writsts, fingers, elbows and shoulders.. Pretty badly. Sometimes crocheting is even hard to do with it. I just remember that knitting seemed really hard on my arms. Does anybody have some tips on how to avoid that for a youngin with RA?
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is this abnormal?? on: November 25, 2005 11:18:13 AM
It looks like you are accidently adding in extra stitches and hence increasing it which accounts for the wobbliness.  Rip it out since blocking won't help this problem that much and start over (practice makes perfect!).  Be sure you are crocheting in the same stitch when you begin a round and slip stitch to the right beginning chain.

Practice DOES make perfect. I started making cute hats with brims, and I had to pull out the first three I made multiple times to get them right. Now I can breeze right through one without pulling it out more than once. Wink
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone else just crochet and not knit? on: November 25, 2005 11:14:23 AM
I know how to knit - basically, but I mostly crochet.

I need to get in the hang of knitting, because there's lots of stuff I want to knit, however, I only have straight needles and a lot of the stuff I want to make calls for circulars. I don't have any, and I don't have any money to buy some.
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: new dreadlock rasta brim tam on: November 21, 2005 12:14:30 PM
Those are awesome!

I've been on a bit of a hat binge too, I've made like 4 or 5 in the past couple weeks. I made one for my boyfriend, one for myself, another for a friend, and I'm remaking the last one for my friend and I have two more to make..

Thinking about selling some on Etsy. Has anybody tried that?
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help w. Hat Pattern: Spiral? on: November 08, 2005 10:19:55 PM

I want to make this hat http://natalie85.blogspot.com/2005/05/hippie-hat-pattern.html

But I don't understand the first part of the pattern.

"With one strand of yarn and H hook, work in spirals, using stitch marker at end of each round."

Work in spirals? I've never heard of that.. Could someone please, please explain? I wanna make this hat SO bad and it's cold weather season, so I NEED it. Cheesy
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / A nice lady donated lots of craft stuff to me. on: July 20, 2005 02:09:36 PM
I just thought I'd share this story.

If any of you have been to freecycle, it's a website where you can go on there and say "WANTED: Crochet, Knitting, craft stuff." and someone can contact you if they have these things for free to give to you. You can also make offers to people of things you want taken off your hands. Usually, you have to go pick it up if you're the WANTED person.

So, none of you really know this, but I was diagnosed with Evans Syndrome back in 2002, which is an extremely rare autoimmune disease. I've gone through chemo twice for it. NOW I'm getting told I may have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm jobless, and I WAS searching, but now I'm giving up becuase of my collective illnesses. At the moment, I just want to get better.

I posted something about this and about how I loved doing crafts and if there was anything they wanted to get off their hands, I'd gladly accept it. I came into correspondence with Nance, a retired lady, who said she'd look through her stuff and BRING it to me.

Today I look outside and there's a huge garbage bag full of 30 different gauges of knitting needles and crochet needles, 10 different types of yarn, 10 different kits..  I'm jsut amazed at humanity right now. Smiley

What a nice lady.
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Single Stitch question. on: July 20, 2005 12:45:05 AM
Alright. Let's see if I can explain this properly.

I'm trying to make a book cover, using single stitch.

The thing I'm having a problem with is making the stitches all face the same way.

I chain 35, then I do the second row - everything's good, then the third row, after I turn, my stitches all face the wrong side. Is this normal? If it's not, please help me figure out how to make it right! Smiley I can't figure it out for the life of me.


28  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any ideas? I could use the help. on: April 02, 2005 05:41:26 PM
Make a Spaceship!!!  Grin  I saw this room in a magazine where they painted a space-shuttle looking thing on the wall and used silver dog bowls with tap/push lights inside the bowls for the windows.  Not only would a kid have fun with the lights but they would make an excellent night-light too!  You could put the glow stars  all around the spaceship painting too to make it more outerspace-like, and hang planets from the ceiling.  I will try and see if I can dig up that magazine. OH!  If you go to Home Depot, in the Disney paint swatch section they have a space room as an example in the little free booklets off to the side. Also, try going to the Trading Spaces: Girls Vs. Boys website for ideas; they have some amazing rooms!!!
Whichever you choose, GOOD LUCK!  Wink

hey.. that room sounds pretty awesome..  can.. uh.. you make it for me? yknow,cmon hook me up. i'm 20, but still. Smiley haha
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! What goes with pink and gray? on: April 02, 2005 05:29:28 PM
First of all, that Unicorn/Elephant comment was hilarious.

What I'd do, I'd stencil on some like pulpy noir picture ( http://personales.ya.com/ingenieros/pin_ups/pulp/novel2/novel_25.jpg ) on there, and get styled  shower curtain, pink rug toile seat cover, grey towels..
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: tshirt to pillow on: March 07, 2005 04:03:03 PM
I made this pillow from a fave tshirt i outgrew:

That is awesome! What did you stuff it with?

I bought these two pillows from the sales bin at Claire's for $3 a pop. They're really soft, but the fabric and color of them is super ugly, falling apart, and so not me. I'm thinking about doing something like you did, but taking the stuffing out of the ugly pillows and making it like that.. What would you suggest? Huh
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