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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / seaming on the purl side? on: October 16, 2007 01:18:23 PM

Im making some hats that have a roll up brim, and the pattern says to reverse the seaming when you get to the part that rolls...i can matress seam fine until i get to that part and no matter what i do it looks wonky and i have search for info on how to do this and i cant seem (no pun intended) to find anything... can you help?
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / bulky yarn pattern help? on: October 15, 2007 06:56:55 PM
I need some help...my 3 year old wants me to make him a hat and he chose his yarn today...a bulky yarn (he would not be detered)...all of my patterns are for worsted weight....does anyone have or know of a basic knit ski hat pattern for a toddler using bulky yarn (it calls for size 11 needles 12 stitches/16 rows/ 10cm) now that i type that, that doesnt sound so bulky...size 11 needles sound huge....i so cannot figure this out....

the yarn is palette series 104 from pat catans....

please help Smiley
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / just another kitty hat on: October 11, 2007 11:44:29 AM
just wanted to share Smiley i made it with caron soft and bernat baby (i think) off of the debbie bliss hat pattern and i winged the ears Smiley

14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / my machine hates me...please help on: September 26, 2007 08:48:25 PM
i think my machine is going on strike...it keeps getting all gummed up (the thread that is)...and now it is so bad, that i only get about 12 inches of sewing before it craps out on me....

im pretty new to sewing, so i dont know if its something that i am doing or if its the machine...ive tried opening it and cleaning the lint, etc out....i tried a new bobbin....

im at a loss and about to have to give up sewing....i really cant take it any more....has anyone had this problem? does anyone have a solution?

here are photos of what happens...

im desperate....if its me - hopefully one of you skilled veterns can show me the error of my ways....if its just my machine - then ill just have to pack it all in and give up (i cant afford to have it looked at or to get a new one)....

a bit melodramatic...i know...its been one of those days  Cry
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / i need help altering a pattern on: September 11, 2007 11:29:57 AM
would anyone be able to help me....i want to make this pattern for the guys in my family for christmas (slipper socks)


it just fits me (im a size 9 with narrow feet) so i know it will never fit a guy...but i have never tried altering a pattern...

i know i can go up in needle size, but that will leave big holes, right?...its pretty bulky yarn, so i dont know if getting chunkier yarn will help....

so if anyone can help me i would really appreciate it...or if you know another simple slipper sock pattern that has multi  or guy sizes that would be wonderful too...

thanks for reading.

16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / apron dress on: July 11, 2007 01:57:56 PM
here is the latest dress that i made my little one...i made the pattern up myself from an existing dress (that was my mom's when she was a baby)...and i thought i measured and did it all exactly...but a few little bits were off....i am mostly happy with it...but i want to try again to fix a few things....so maybe you more experienced seamstresses can help me trouble shoot...i would really appreciate it if you can Smiley

the biggest problem i have with it is that once i put it on her the top ruffle keeps flipping down...my 2 best guesses are: 1- its too "tall" of a ruffle (it ended up about am 1/8-1/4" taller than the original) or 2 - it is too tightly gathered (these were my very first attempts at making ruffles)...

if i need to, i will try to get better photos, im not sure you can see from these...its right at her chin area that it always flips....oh wait....here's one...

thanks for taking a look Smiley
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / mobile wind up music box? on: June 28, 2007 02:12:14 PM
does anyone know where i can get one of those wind up mechinisms for a baby mobile...i want to make my own but i cant find them anywhere...and i thought about taking one apart but the cheapest i can find is like 20$....any ideas?
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / pig in a blanket on: June 24, 2007 07:02:18 PM
so my husband had an opportunity to "decorate" one of the pigs that is going to be around town...and i helped so...here is our pig...thanks for looking

19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / hello kitty dress on: June 24, 2007 06:58:41 PM
my first dress for my little one....from butterick b4712

20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / knit material patterns? on: May 16, 2007 09:09:15 AM
I have been looking for some patterns to make some summer clothes for my baby girl. it seems like all the patterns call for woven material. I just want some simple shorts, tshirt and sundress/tshirt dress patterns, does anyone know if such patterns exist? ... it doesnt even have to be free...if anyone can help i would really appreciate it!
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