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11  CANADA / Alberta / Edmonton on: July 05, 2006 07:18:27 AM
Hi everyone, I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but my husband and I are planning to move to Edmonton Alberta, in September of this year,

I have never ever been to Alberta in my life, neither has he, and we currently live in Nova Scotia.

i am just posting this to get an idea of what to expect, we live in a small town here, no yarn shops, no pet stores, etc.

my husband is a fish keeper, and i interested in finding out what, if any stores that are around that he will have to spend his time in, and i a knitter/crafter and looking to find out what i can look forward to in terms of crafting/yarn shops.

can anyone help us out?

12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do I do this? on: February 08, 2006 12:18:26 PM
please excuse the bad "drawing", who knew it was that hard to draw with a mouse?

but this is what i want to knit:

I have the basic sweater figured out, i am going to knit it in the round bottom up, following knitty's article, found here:


but here is where i need help: the neck, i plan to just keep knitting up till i get it the length i want (slightly shorter then a full turtle neck) but i want to put a zipper in where the line is, would i have to stop knitting in the round and knit back and forth to leave the opening for the zipper? or is there another, better, way to do this?


p.s. it is almost the end of my work day i hope my rambing made sense to everybody.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where is this pattern from? on: January 30, 2006 09:39:15 AM

has anyone seen this pattern anywhere? i found the pic online and now i am trying to find out where to get the pattern, as i think these would look very nice under a black dress that i have.

14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Craftiness runs in the family? on: January 25, 2006 12:15:02 PM

I have an interesting question for all you crafty people out there.

Would you say that you are more apt to be a creative, crafty person if a parent is crafty?

I was thinking about this today as i was knitting, and thinking about the beautiful fabric that i just picked up to make a sofa cover, and thinking of how the best way to stencil my computer case really was  Wink

My mom was a crafter, i remember her quilting, crocheting, macrame, painting ceramics, toll painting and doing upholstering while i was growing up.

she was also an art student before she met my dad and i came along, and she really was an awesome artist.

her father before her was a woodworker, and he painted as well.

i am now a crafter, but i graze, lol, i will knit for awhile, crochet for a bit, paint, sew, bead, do clay models, and just about anything else i can figure out

Do you think i was more prone to crafty undertakings then say mechanical ones because of the family history, or just because i like it?

please everyone post your opinions.

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton on: January 16, 2006 12:55:38 PM
I love this yarn! I am very sad that it is being discontinued, does anyone know of any substitutions that would have the same look/feel? it is 50%cotton/50%merino and it is just gorgeous.

it has very nice stitch definition, it's one caveat is that it must be worked on very small needles as it is a fingering weight.

any ideas of a replacement? maybe something of a different weight?

16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Figuring out yardage on: January 15, 2006 06:58:28 AM
Hi there, I am just getting into  sewing again, (my mom gifted me with the sewing machine i learned on 15 years ago, an old kenmore from sears back when it was called simpson sears, this thing is old! Wink)

to get used to the machine again i made some pillow cases out of an old twin sheet someone gave me, now i want to make a cover for my duvet and some tabbed curtains.

here is the problemi am having, i have the measurements of the things i want to make, but i don't know how to turn those measurements into how much material i need, like yardage wise.

the blanket that i want to cover is:

100 inches long and 90 inches wide, and i want it to be reversible so one color on one side and one color or pattern on the other (i am thinking a plaid or gingham)

the window i want the tabbed curtains for is 35" wide and 45" long

can anyone help me out with how much yardage i will need?

Thanks in advance

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Debbie Bliss Cotton/Wool Gauge in question on: January 14, 2006 11:16:48 AM
Hi there everyone, have i got a question for you

I bought 18 balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton/Wool (50% Merino/50% Cotton) and it is beautiful very soft and warm.

However here is the problem I have never knitted a sweater for myself before, and I have never substituted the yarn before either, I bought the yarn to make knitty's Tempting II but my gauge is way off (7 sts to an inch instead of the 5 stitches to the inch that the pattern calls for)

I don't know what else to use this yarn for as a google search brings up a bunch of debbie bliss books, none of which i can afford, and the patterns will not fit me.

I would really like to use it for Knitty's Tempting II or Magknits Nothing but a T-Shirt, how could i adjust these patterns for this yarn?

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / McCall's 3853 on: January 08, 2006 07:46:58 AM
Has anyone made this pattern? if so what did you think of it, was it difficult? i am using this pattern to make my wedding dress
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / uploading photos on: December 04, 2005 10:31:49 AM
is anyone else having issues uploading photo's to craftster? i am trying to use the picture hosting, i have deleted all my other photo's from past posts and am still not able to upload anything new
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Gift Presentation on: November 29, 2005 09:46:43 AM
OK, this is a strange question and I am not sure I am putting it in the right place, and if i am wrong please let me know, but here goes:

I made an Sofa Throw for my mom for Christmas, worked really hard on it, it is really nice too, well i have to say it is the best looking crochet item I have ever completed (I am at work or I would post photos here too Wink shhhh! lol)

the problem is i have no idea how to present it to her, I wanted to buy a really nice box, with a bow on top, and wrap the throw in tissue paper, kind of like you would get at a boutique of some sort, the problem is I can't find a box that would look nice without having to wrap it, let alone one big enough to comfortably hold the throw.

so what i am looking for here is suggestions on how to wrap this to make presentation really special and pretty.

any ideas crafty ladies?

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