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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery: noun or verb? on: August 18, 2008 01:42:44 PM
I have always thought that embroidery is a noun, and embroider is its related verb. I have looked it up online, and I found nothing to the contrary. However, since I have started doing it, I have heard and read a LOT of people say things like "I don't know how to embroidery" or "that is embroideried" or "I will embroidery that." Am I missing something? I'm not trying to criticize people for improper grammar, it's just that it sounds so awkward to me that I keep thinking they must be doing it on purpose and maybe they know something I don't.
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / 1st needle felting project- coaster w/ initial on: August 12, 2007 03:14:16 PM
I'm nervous about posting this because I know it's pretty lame and boring, but this is my very first needle felted project, and I'm excited. I usually hang out in the knitting board, and I know those guys are pretty cool with beginners posting simple things, so I'm hoping you guys will bear with me and my coaster. The main part of the coaster is knitted and then felted (it was a swatch for a felted knitting project that I've been using as a coaster for months). I used Patons Classic Merino yarn because that's all I had lying around.
an A I just made up to mess with the felting kit

the back

I have a couple questions too. Do I keep stabbing until the plying disappears (if that's the right word, I'm talking about the twists)? By looking at the back, did I stab too deeply? You can't see a lot of the brown, but there is some. Are you supposed to see any of the color you're felting on? Sorry if these questions have already been answered a bunch of times, I tried searching the discussions board but I don't even know enough about felting to know what to ask!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WOTA worsted or bulky gauge question on: August 05, 2007 01:32:46 PM
I need a yarn that will knit up at 17 st/4 inches on size US 10s. I need a heavy worsted or a lighter chunky weight, but I'm having trouble finding a decently priced one. So here's my question- for anyone who has KP wool of the andes in worsted or bulky- do you think either of these could work?
ETA: I need to match a yarn with 10 wraps per inch, if that helps.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Tilted Duster from IK Fall 07 on: August 05, 2007 12:16:09 PM
Anyone interested in knitting this? I really want to knit it, although I'm not sure how flattering it would be on me. I don't really care at this point, I need this sweater!
I can't afford the yarn called for, so I was thinking of using a worsted weight instead. (Maybe knitpicks wota in "hush") I might also try two strands of a thinner yarn held together.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / elann Pegasus and Camila on: July 07, 2007 07:48:24 PM
Has anyone used elann's Pegasus or Camila yarns? I was just wondering how soft they were, how you like them, etc.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Lana Grossa lace cardigan KAL on: April 24, 2007 03:17:51 PM
Anyone up for a knitalong for the Lana Grossa lace cardigan? The pattern is free, here. http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/04_2006/index.html

I fell in love with it after seeing it in a solid color, here.

I'm making it in elann's sonata. My gauge is a little bigger, but I'm a little (ha) bigger than the model, so I'm thinking I can make it work. This will be my first sweater, but I've done lace before.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / fiber content for laptop case-- static?? on: March 10, 2007 07:07:03 PM
I want to knit a laptop case, but I got to thinking-- wool is infamous for creating static, so what type of yarn should one use to knit a laptop cozy? I don't really want a case as much as a "sock" to cover it inside the case, while I have it out but I'm not using it, etc, so it doesn't require the thickness of felted wool. I was just wondering if anyone knew a good, non-static-creating fiber for such a project, and if anyone who's made a laptop out of wool has had any problems with static.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / like Happy Hooker's frou frou, but for knitting on: July 26, 2006 02:18:20 PM
When I saw the Frou Frou cardigan in the Happy Hooker book, I fell in love with it. But alas, I suck at crocheting, so I have been waiting for a similar knitting pattern. I found this one today, and it's free! I thought I'd post it just in case anyone else has been waiting for a knitted FrouFrou-like cardi.


Disclaimer: Sorry if, for whatever reason, this shouldn't be here or it's already been posted, etc.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / celtic dragon for Father's Day on: June 26, 2006 12:37:40 PM
I made this for my step-father-in-law for Father's Day. My inlaws have an old home, and they collect antiques, etc. I matted it and framed it, but that wouldn't show up on the pics. The pattern is from a book called Celtic Cross Stitch by Anne Champe Orr.

I'm pretty proud of it because it's my second cross stitching project.

Close-up of the dragon...

The book called for some metallic copper thread for the flames, and I swear I will never use that stuff again. It kept popping out and drove me insane.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Pedicure Socks from Knitty on: May 07, 2006 10:29:08 PM
I fell in love with these. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTpedicuresocks.html
Anyone want to do a KAL?
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