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1  Q regarding crocheting around the post ?? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by greeenteagem on: December 18, 2005 12:03:40 PM
EDITTED: i'll keep it up.. maybe someone will answer soon

I don't know how to crochet around a post. Any tips?

the pattern says this:

Rnd 3 Working behind petals of Rnd 2, *ch 4, sc around the post of next sc 2 rnds below; repeat from * around 5 ch4-loops.

here's what I have so far.

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2  Re: Show off your hair! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by greeenteagem on: October 25, 2005 12:13:35 PM
It is I...and my poof. I love big big hair. so so so much.

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3  Re: Am I knitting the wrong way? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by greeenteagem on: October 10, 2005 12:43:07 AM
You might be twisting your stitches--it's an easy mistake to make. Here's a whole thread I started about it: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22715.0

Then again, you might not be. If your fabric looks just like regular knitted stuff, and your yarn overs make holes when you want them to, it's all good!

thanks for the link, I'll definitely check that out Smiley

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem...I know this from experience.
Last fall I "taught myself to knit," and I was making scarves left and right. After the holidays, I got ready to move on to more challenging fare. That's when I discovered that I'd taught myself WRONG!
I had to seek professional help, and now i"m going for weekly visits with a real knitting teacher. And it is going great! My skills are progressing quickly.
If you have the access and the budget to take a class, it'll save you some frustration and mistakes in the long run. To me, that's golden.
Best of luck to you!

lol...yeah I have a problem. I wanna try a knitting class..they might have some at michaels...I'll have to see how much it is..damn my broke college student status heheh.. thanks for the advice!

It sounds like you learned to knit more or less the same way I did, only I did it with looking at two needles, some yarn, and a peice of knitted fabric.  If you're  knitting into the back of the loop, you might have taught yourself "combined knitting" which knits into the back of the loop, and purls into the front, untwisting the stitches.  Look at the knit side of the fabric you produce.  If the bottom of the v's isn't crossed, that's probably what your doing. 
The most important question to ask yourself is do you like the fabric you end up with.  If not, look into knitting techniques until you get something you do like.  If you do, and you're comfortable with the knitting style, why bother changing it?  The one sort of tricky thing about combination knitting is that decreases slant the opposite direction that they do for traditional style knitters, but it just means that you'll need to learn what decreases do what and how to read patterns for what they mean, rather than blindly following them to the finished peice, which I think everyone would agree is a useful skill that you'll have to learn eventually if you want to be a good knitter.


I didn't know there were v's lol...see what I mean? I just kinda winged it heh.. I do have a picture of the scarf I was working on.. it's not that much of a close up..but I think it looks decent so far. I'd just like to be alittle more fond of knitting in general and learn a bit more. and yeppp, I've been knitting in the back of the loop...I know that for sure from lookin at the video clip.

I'll put up a close up in a lil bit, gotta find the camera and shoot n resize.. n whatnot.. but I think you've described what I've been doing. thanks a plenty Cheesy I'll be studying technique more hehe.

editted: here's a closer pic..if it helps =)

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