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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Time Knitting on: April 02, 2013 12:56:48 PM
I saw there were a bunch of cast on tutorials! Who knew? Now I'm working on the actual knit stitch, but everything's too tight and my loops keep falling off the needles. Practice, practice, practice... Thanks a bunch for your quick response!
Update: HOLY COW long tail is a bunch faster!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / First Time Knitting on: April 02, 2013 12:25:48 PM
I've been crocheting for years, but today is my first time knitting! Can somebody tell me if this is how it's supposed to look?
Also, when casting on, do you count the slip knot? There are 13 loops on this needle, does that mean that there are 13 stitches cast on?
I was using the tutorials at http://community.knitpicks.com/notes; it was kind of a pain because the "knitted cast on" tutorial assumed you already knew how to do a knit stitch, so I had to keep switching back and forth!
Any advice is welcome, and if I'm doing something wrong by all means tell me! Thanks a bunch!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My First Sweater! on: April 02, 2013 07:47:50 AM
It really does look good on her. Well done!
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Off-White Jacob's Snakes and Ladders blanket on: March 31, 2013 08:55:09 PM
I absolutely love the rib Xs thing! I think this blanket looks best in one color. My belief is that if you use lots of color, you should use really simple stitches or else it looks busy. Amazing job!
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet nipple pasties ;) on: March 30, 2013 04:16:06 PM
The knitting pattern says to use "knit in a jiffy round on double-pointed needles." Whatever that means. I agree about crochet being better for circles and 3D objects. I think there are plenty of places where knitting is superior, but for this sort of application crochet is the method I'd use, hands down.
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet nipple pasties ;) on: March 30, 2013 12:25:26 PM
The book I have suggests using false-eyelash glue to hold the pasties on. I would think spirit gum would work as well. I'm not sure how any of those work in sensitive areas though.
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet nipple pasties ;) on: March 30, 2013 09:47:03 AM
I have a book with a knitting pattern for pasties. I can't imagine it's too hard to crochet them, is it? I think the only question would be, "how many rounds do you need?" I haven't seen a lot of crochet lingerie online. Quite a few bikinis and G-strings, but little else. I wonder why  Huh
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Loofah on: March 30, 2013 09:36:33 AM
It makes sense that there's a reason to make yarn that way. The lady at the yarn store and I were hunting for a cotton/synth blend, and she found this stuff and noted that its meshy, webby makeup would probably get nice and sudsy. At $15 for 60 yards though, I'd have to be pretty impressed with how a scarf made with it would look to be worth it!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help on a pattern on: March 28, 2013 07:37:54 PM
It looks like they want you to work it like a BPDC but around all three DCs that you just completed. Insert the hook from the FAR (wrong, away from you) side and push it towards you, then on the other side of all three of the DCs push it back through. From there, just follow the directions (yo, draw up lp,...), which is pretty much just finishing up a DC.
Does that help? If not, I can put together a video for you.
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Loofah on: March 27, 2013 06:55:34 PM
Seeing Kcraft49's scrubbie/loofah made me want to try one for myself. I found some On Line Job-Life 302 yarn, which is a heavy and meshy cotton/polyamide blend. I read that a 70/30 cotton/nylon blend is best because it offers a good balance of holding suds and not turning into a soapy lump, but I think this yarn should work as well. I actually ran out a round shy (which works out to about 1000 double-crochets!) of what the pattern called for but since it's so chunky I think it might be big enough. We'll have to see how it performs, but so far I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. The pattern I followed is here, but mine didn't wind up with as many ruffles 'cause I ran out of yarn. I also used a K hook instead of an I.
The finished product

A piece of the yarn spread apart
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