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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / need some help on a mitten pattern on: August 29, 2005 03:48:46 PM
Hey, I'm quite new to knitting and I'm teaching myself from books mostly.

I am currently trying to knit some mittens (from a pattern i have in a book)
and I'm stuck on this one part.

Ive done the first part of the pattern:
CO 32 sts, work in single rib for 1.5 ins
Continue for 3/4 in in st st

this is where I'm stuck:
"Leave all except the 2 center sts on a spare needle (or slip onto a length of yarn)" <-- i *think* i have that part.. it seems pretty self explanatory... I put all but the 2 center sts on another needle.

"Working on the 2 sts, continue for 2 ins, increasing 1 st at each side of central sts on every row until there are 12 sts."

It's not the increasing I'm worried about, it's that the yarn that I'm working with is on the spare needle (because now I'm working on the 2 center sts.) and I don't know how/what to knit next!

I really hope I explained this properly. It's probably something simple that I'm missing.

Thank you for ANY help!

2  CANADA / Ontario / zippers in downtown toronto? on: June 24, 2005 01:40:02 PM
i was just wondering if anyone knows any good stores that sell relatively cheap zippers of various lengths/colours? im kind of looking for a place where i wont have to dig through a bin of random zippersto find what i want.

(i live in kensington market) and i dont really want to go to fabricland, cause they are kind of expensive.

i havent yet checked king textile, but i will.

there used to be a store on queen near spadina called leather something or other.
but it is closed!!!!! i was so sad to find that out because they had all the zippers in bins according to their length/colour and they were soooo cheap.

now im lost.

everywhere else i have been to is just random zippers. gargh!!.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / how do i get rid of creases in vinyl? on: June 07, 2005 08:17:42 AM
i wasnt sure where to post this... but...

i bought some vinyl remnants and theyve been sitting in the folded packages that the fabric store puts them in... and they're creased at the folds...

now my question is:
how do i get these creases out??
im assuming i cannot iron vinyl because, well its plasticy.,

i dunno. any help is appreciated!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / has anyone tried to MAKE a gocco? on: September 12, 2004 02:54:03 PM
im just throwing this idea around... i kinda wanted to make something similar to a gocco printing machine thingy with just pieces of wood, hinges, screen, etc.

cause i find screening to take up a lot of space and im really not screening huge images. so for me to whip out all my supplies, it takes forever and i end up not doing it. plus i think smaller screens would be easier to clean up.

anyways, im just assuming the machine thingy is like a board, with hinges and then the screen, attaches to the hinges? like so the screens are interchangeable?

i dunno if im making sense. its just something i wanted to try and i wondered if anyone else had tried it already.

5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / which currency should i use? +mals-e question on: June 23, 2004 07:16:14 PM
okay.. i am almost ready to start up my site.. im using mals-e for my shopping cart and paypal to process things etc.

now... i live in canada. should i put my prices in canadian or US funds?

which do you think is more appealing to the average internet buyer? is there a preference.

and i also have a mals-e question.. or maybe a paypal question...:
i have my shopping cart setup to use USD right now [i THINK i do anyways] but whenever i buy a test product and go to paypal, it puts the funds into canadian... is this paypal or mals-e?
and which ever it is, i cannot for the life of me find out how to change this.

will american shoppers pay $30 US while canadian shoppers pay $30 CDN? cause that is just not fair!

any help is very much appreciated!

6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / backstitching? on: April 06, 2004 05:44:55 PM
on appliques and stuff... i backstitch so my stitches dont come out [duh]

is there anyway around this?

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / handmade wallet on: February 26, 2004 02:57:58 PM
soooo... i decided to make a wallet!

i dont have a tutorial for this one and i probably never will... sorry kids!

you might be able to figure it out by looking at the pictures... afterall, thats what i did!

the front:

the inside [with 3 pockets and a vinyl one for ID]:

and the back [silkscreened gun image.. a little sloppy.. i did it last minute.. and the ink is still wet in this picture]:

aaand scene.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / organizing fabrics on: February 25, 2004 07:40:37 PM
okay all you crafty people [if this is in the wrong section, i appologize]

i have a gazillion fabrics. i have them in a giant box... there has GOT to be a better way to store them!

i was thinking one of those pants hangers that have a bunch of rows? i have very little closet space too.

how do you organize your fabrics?

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / felt pillow magnets on: February 24, 2004 09:48:21 PM
my boyfriends roommate had one of these on the fridge. hers was a heart.

i made a lemon and an apple. they're kinda sloppy but theyre just my first attempts.

they're just little felt pillows with magnets on the back.

aaaaaaannnd i love them. the end.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag on: January 10, 2004 09:25:56 AM
looots of pictures.
the purses ive been making are tiny just cause. but you can use whatever dimensions you want,

i hope these instructions are clear enough!

1) cut your fabric

2) press your strap [2 sides folded in then folded in half so there are no frayed edges] and stitch on both sides so it lays flat.

3) on your lining fabric, stitch together 3 sides, but not where the squares are cut out. make sure its inside out, good sides facing each other.

4) pinch together the corners of the fabric

5) stitch but only do this to one corner. leave the other one open so you have a hole.
[note: i also added velcro at this point to close the bag]

6) do the same with your outer fabric [if you're using interfacing, add it before you stitch.] except stitch together BOTH the corners

7) lay the strap inside the inside-out outer fabric

8 ) lay the lining inside the outer fabric, match up the tops and pin.

9) stitch all the way around the top

10) pull the entire bag inside out now through the hole you left in the corner of the lining.

11) fold the holes edges in and stitch the corner together

12) stitch all the way around the top of the bag [i do this twice for decorative purposes]

finished bag!

and this is the detailed inside.. im starting a 'company' soon and calling it 'pink olive'... that thing in there is a tag i silkscreened for my bags.

phew! thats it!
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