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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what next? on: April 22, 2008 01:22:27 AM
Alright so I am working on a very basic knitted scarf, using only the knit stitch, for my first project (as per my other post). I'm only about half finished, but I am wondering already what I am capable of tackling next - does anyone have any recommendations regarding the easiest things to knit, besides scarves? Or should I just move up to a more complicated scarf pattern? are small things easier to knit, or big things (baby booties vs. afghans)? i am guessing that square things are probably easiest, but what comes after that? socks, sweaters, cozies...or does it matter?

i apologize if this is a frequently asked question, but i searched the board and couldn't find it  Embarrassed
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: my stitches keep multiplying! on: April 22, 2008 01:11:25 AM
Wow thanks for all your help! I have about 20 inches of scarf now and it seems that i have increased and decreased in several places, so that it gets wider and narrower varyingly...i have no idea how i did the decreasing, but i'm pretty sure the increasing resulted from inserting the needle in the wrong place, under the stitch rather than into it, and getting two stitches on like that (if that makes sense). this scarf certainly won't be perfect, but i guess it's a good practice run for a first time and i can always treasure it for its flaws  Wink

zcgac62 - I wasn't aware that you could knit with two yarns at once (*blushes the blush of a beginner*) but that sounds like it would be fun to experiment with once i am done with this scarf.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sexy Way to Use Eyelash Yarn? on: April 17, 2008 04:09:54 PM
I am new to knitting, but I do know that Dover Publications has a Party Knit pattern book with some pretty sexy patterns in it. I don't own the book but I get the weekly Dover Sampler, and this week they included the pattern for a Fun Fur Coat.  It's not very summer-y, but there may be more patterns within the book. Here is a link to a pattern they included in the sampler:


(And by the way, I recommend every craftster to sign up for the weekly sampler, just as it was a craftster who recommended it to me!  Grin )
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: my stitches keep multiplying! on: April 16, 2008 12:57:32 PM
Alright well thank you so much for your help, I guess I'll just have to be more careful. I know I shouldn't be working with eyelash yarn, but I didn't even think about it - I went to the store and got a "learn how to knit" book and then picked out the prettiest yarn I could find, which I also discovered was difficult to work with, but I had already started and being the impatient beginner that I am, I decided to use it anyways  Tongue
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / my stitches keep multiplying! on: April 16, 2008 11:42:58 AM
Well, adding, really. I started knitting for the first time this week and I am working on a basic scarf with Bernat Boa yarn on size 8 US needles, and here's my problem - I cast on 20 stitches, but as I continue to knit I seem to be adding stitches somehow to the row on the needle. I now have 10 or so rows and 24 stitches on the needle, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong! Am I supposed to be skipping the first stitch or something?? Any help would be great, before my needles run out of room to hold the stitches!
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: My first ever clay projects - Magpie, bracelet, baby bird and an octopus on: August 12, 2007 11:40:08 AM
these are sooooo cute! Cheesy
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: BFF Scrapbook! LOTS OF PICS. <3 on: August 08, 2007 11:01:21 PM
omg that's so awesome! great layouts. how long did it take you? i always want to scrapbook but i figure i would be way too impatient.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decoupage fan art boxes! (Image heavy!) on: August 07, 2007 09:00:52 PM
EEK! I love buffy! and mod podge is simply the greatest creation EVER!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Flowers, Fast Food, and a Muffin. on: May 28, 2007 07:03:13 PM
wow! that big green flowery one looks fantastic! i don't think i would ever have the patience to attempt anything that complicated!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... (part TWO!) on: May 21, 2007 11:17:04 PM
YKYACW - Your family has learned to ask you first before daring to throw any so-called "garbage" away.

I, too, am guilty of the crafty dining room!

YKYACW - you buy a brand new ds lite with your graduation money (moi) and make a cozy for it before you even turn the power on! (today, a few hours ago Cheesy )
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