A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 319,226
Currently Running With Scissors:
587 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1] 2
1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Quick Survey for School Project on: April 05, 2008 10:07:27 PM
Hey everyone! I need your help! Currently, I'm working on a persuasive speech for school focusing on why people should take up knitting. It would help me A LOT if you could simply send me a message answering the following questions, as well as your name (first name would be fine, as would your craftster name). Thanks!

1. For what reason(s) did you take up knitting in the first place?
2. What are some of the greatest benefits, in your opinion, that come from being a knitter or knitting?
3. In what ways is knitting preferable to other crafts or hobbies?
4. What types of things would you say to someone to convince him/her to give knitting a try?
5. What is your favorite part of knitting?
6. Do you have any favorite knitting stories to share? If so, please do! (These can be about anything related to knitting)
7. Anything else?

Thanks so much!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cloud v-neck, a bit smaller? on: September 08, 2006 08:39:50 PM
hello everyone! while browsing for a sweater pattern today, i found this  sweater (http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=421), but the only problem is that i would need to scale it down to about an extra small or a small. how exactly would i go about doing this? any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitty's otis question! on: March 26, 2006 05:23:28 PM
hi everyone! i'm working on the left front part of 'otis' from the spring 2004 issue of knitty and i've come across a problem. under the waist shaping section, it says: "Inc row (RS): K2, m1, work to end
Work 7 rows even.
Rep these 8 rows twice more, then work inc row once.
At the same time, work wrap shaping as follows:
RS dec row: work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
WS rows: K1, p across, k1.
Rep these 2 rows 12 times more. (53[57, 61, 65] sts)"

now, my question is...when exactly do i work the wrap shaping? during the time that i'm increasing? or what?

thanks in advance!


4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Flower Basket Shawl Query on: February 11, 2006 07:35:01 AM
Hello everyone! This might seem like a really dumb question, but for
some reason, I'm just not understanding the directions for the flower
basket shawl from Interweave Knits. On the chart, there are blocks
that say "k on RS, p on WS" and other ones that say "p on RS, knit on
WS." Well, I'm guessing that row 1 is a right side, so I would knit,
but then on row 2, do I still knit? Or do I purl? Help!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / holes in my cables? on: January 14, 2006 08:43:41 PM
hello everyone! i'm having a kind of strange problem and would really like to know what i'm doing wrong! anyway, i was practicing knitting cables and i can do the right twist one fine, but when i do the left twist, i end up getting a HUGE hole on the left side of it. i can't figure out why either! help!


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / tiny turtle pattern? on: October 06, 2005 06:46:53 PM
hi everyone! i'm looking for a pattern for a tiny turtle stuffed animal or something that i could give to my little sister since her two small turtles haven't been doing that well lately. any help would be appreciated!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / chicknits twist? on: September 30, 2005 03:41:19 AM
hello everyone! i'm debating making the new pattern from chicknits (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/twist.html), but i haven't heard anyone mention it yet or anything. is anyone making this or thinking about it?

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bunnies wear pearls, right? on: August 18, 2005 03:51:34 PM
For my sister's birthday, I made her this (http://www.jesshutch.com/bunny.html) rabbit in only a few days and she loves it!

Making the bunny was really quite easy, aside from doing the head which starts out on only six stitches. It only took a few attempts...

By the way, I crocheted that tiny heart and put it inside the bunny. Kind of like the thing that they do at Build A Bear.

The bunny's head is slightly floppy, but I just think that gives her more character...maybe.

I was surprised at how easy the mouth embroidery was and how for the most part, it was quite simple to sew together.

I made my sister a matching shrug from the pattern here: http://soknitpicky.myblogsite.com/blog/_WebPages/TammyShrug.html. I also made myself one, so it's a rather versatile pattern!

Overall, I'm very very very happy with the way that she turned out and I think that I'm going to enter her in the fair. Wish me luck!


9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / cute granny square bag! on: March 28, 2005 09:46:12 AM
for easter, i made my sister a granny square bag using this (http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php?PID=1133) pattern.

it only took me about a day and a half to make and overall, it was pretty easy. however, sewing it all together in a mad dash to finish it at like one-thirty in the morning on easter was not fun, especially when above mentioned sister woke me up at around six because she wanted to see what the easter bunny brought...

anyhow, i just used leftover cotton yarn that i found under my desk and my sister really liked it even though somehow the corner began unraveling and i had to figure out a way to make it stop. (that's why there are strings at the top...stupid unraveling.)

here's a close-up of one of the squares:

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / messy edges? on: January 09, 2005 01:33:10 PM
hello everybody! i'm knitting the coronet hat from knitty and all is going fine except for my stitches on the edge...whenever i do stockinette stitch, my edge stitches always end up really loose and crazy looking, so for this, i decided to just slip those stitches. well, i have straight edges but somehow slipping those stitches made my sides look different. now, my question is how can i make my stockinette stitch edges nice and neat without slipping stitches? thanks in advance!

Pages: [1] 2

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Dressing for Fall
Meatless Monday: No Boil Mac and Cheese
@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.