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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Time Knitting on: May 01, 2013 08:41:24 AM
Thanks for the tips, catlover1981! Using larger needles makes sense; I've heard people suggest the same for crocheting when the foundation chain gets too tight. I'll keep your tips in mind!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: kinda new to crocheting on: April 14, 2013 07:56:59 AM
When you see this in a stitch pattern it's because the pattern needs a certain number of stitches to repeat plus some extra at the end for turning. You just have to figure out how wide you want whatever is is you're making to be, make a chain that is a multiple of four, and then do an extra nine chains after that (as cjgeo said).
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: wanting to add short sleeves to my tank tops. on: April 14, 2013 07:52:10 AM
Sleeves are usually made separately and then sewed on. You'll have to do a lot of increasing and decreasing to get the sizing the way you want it, and it's probably a lot of trial and error. As for the curved arm holes, one idea that springs to mind is you could make the sleeves by working in rounds, and once you get a sleeve done you could go back and work in rows on the armhole opening end, reducing the number of stitches each row to get a curved flap sort of thing.
To make some simple sleeves, just start with a ring the size of the armhole and gradually decrease until you get to wherever you want to stop. You may have to think ahead a few rounds because you have to do the decreasing properly or it won't be a smooth taper. One idea is to find out how many stitches you need for both ends, and then figure out how many decreases you need in how many rows. That way you don't have to guess as you go.
This is a fun kind of project because you can learn a lot and get a really custom fit. Good luck, and don't get frustrated!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Bumble Bee on: April 14, 2013 07:15:11 AM
Plus this bee doesn't buzz around your soda can or have a stinger!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Bumble Bee on: April 11, 2013 02:58:36 PM
Thank you both Smiley Most of my crochet experience has been amigurumi. I've found that (assuming your stitching is consistent) that how you stuff the thing is about the most important step. Stuffing is what defines the shape of the critter almost as much as increases and decreases.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet nipple pasties ;) on: April 06, 2013 04:15:56 PM
I just saw the pictures. Those are much nicer than the ones in my book!  Very nice.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help on a pattern on: April 04, 2013 07:50:53 PM
I started working on this and taking pictures, but I got really frustrated because, as kimadagem said, it's pretty hard to do a back-post anything when there isn't a completed row. I noticed what you meant about "building up," but I think if you persevere that it will carry on down the row rather than getting any taller. I think that, if this were my project, I would have tried to find a different stitch with a similar size and appearance rather than working with this monster!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Time Knitting on: April 03, 2013 07:55:06 AM
I was wondering if my stitches slipping off was just me not having the hang of it or not. I got the long-tail method down pretty well, but after that I'm a little confused because I have the extra tail of yarn at the same end as the stuff coming off the ball. I'm having a hard time now going back and knitting the first row. I've had to put it up a couple times so I don't get too frustrated and lose interest, but I'm determined to get it!
I haven't really planned on any project yet. I'll probably make something simple like a scarf. I'd like to make a sweater or shawl or something, but I'm pretty sure that won't be my first project!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is acrylic really that bad? on: April 02, 2013 08:06:53 PM
One thing to consider with synthetics, especially for baby stuff, is fire safety. Synthetics melt and adhere when exposed to heat, which means that should a blanket or piece of clothing ignite, you'll have a heck of a time removing it (not to mention that the fumes are toxic). Wool, on the other hand, is about as flame-retardant as you can get in an untreated fiber. Manufactured baby clothes (and mattresses and blankets) are treated with flame retardants, but your average off-the-shelf acrylic yarn is nothing more than spun plastic fibers.
A lot of people use acrylics for baby things with no ill-results, and it may be a case of over-thinking to say acrylics are unsafe for babies; fire safety is something to keep in mind, nonetheless.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Herbert Neibling's Lyra on: April 02, 2013 01:51:28 PM
I'm blown away by how beautiful this is! I'm amazed that someone is able to make things like this with her own hands. Absolutely impressive!
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