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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / nickel plate vs wood on: February 17, 2012 09:08:59 AM
I'm going to buy the knitpicks interchangeable needles, but I can't decide between the nickel plated and the wood. I've never really knitted with wood before, and I know I like metal. But I bought the try it thing and the wood is awesome and the nickel is just a little pointy. I'm just worried that the wood will loose their points over time. Any thoughts or comments?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / counting rows on: February 07, 2012 07:44:25 PM
So I am actually long time knitter, but something that has always confused me is when you're counting rows, do you count the loops actually on your needle as a row? Or do you just stop at the stitches right below it?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable Scarf!!! on: November 27, 2011 02:10:16 PM
Recently finished a cabled scarf. It wasn't very hard and it actually didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. It still turned out great but the picture with the pattern made it look more like the cables looked braided, but that didn't happen. Anyway here are my crappy phone pictures!

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / What do you do with your extra tiddly bit floss? on: September 16, 2011 03:13:51 PM
Ok so when you pull apart your floss for finer detail or whatever, and you only need to use two strands, what do you do with your extra strands? (like if you don't need to use the color again in the work)

Also Jenny Hart mentions that you can "strip" your floss before working with it so it looks super smooth, and you do that by running it over velcro. But which side of velcro I wonder. The hooks or the felt-like side?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dick Cozy on: June 18, 2011 06:37:40 AM
My boyfriend has been asking me (jokingly) to knit him a dick cozy. And I finally did. Here it is. Its a fun little project and not that hard at all. I know the picture is kinda crappy, but the basic construction is a little pouch the balls and a tube with a closed end for the penis. Then picked up stitches around the top of the parts to make a little area for a drawstring so it will stay put. Hope y'all enjoy and I would comments!

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6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Recent Projects! (img heavy) on: February 28, 2011 04:11:20 PM
I recently finished these projects and thought I would throw them up here! The first is a cthulu bag I found online. I can never remember if its fair isle or intarsia but its my first color knitting other than stripes. I found the pattern http://www.arcanavitae.com/?p=27 there. I really wanted to finish it so the top is a little shorter than it should be. Also since I did the color knitting in the round I did end up bubbling a lot. But now I know and I gave the bag to someone who knows nothing about knitting so he loved it.
Then I also made arm warmers that were a little bit of a trial. I got this really nice yarn from a real yarn store and I didn't want to waste it so I did trials of the pattern i wanted to do. I lost the first one but I still have the second two so I'm gonna put those up here as well.
Thanks for looking and sorry I talk so much!

Bottom of it, I knitted a square and then picked up the stitches

Close up of the cthulus

entire bag

Now the Armwarmers!

this was the second test. The little hole is for the thumb and the big one is for the fingers but it was too small

I wanted to try to make a cuff thing. But I increased the number of stitches so there was more room for fingers.

The finished product!!

Pretty Shot

Action shot

The first armwarmer I made I just bound off around the thumb like the tests but I decided to pick up the stitches to add a little warmth for the thumb. So on the second armwarmer I just held(?) the stitches and picked up a few extra to make sure there wasn't a hole.

Anyway thanks for looking!!!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Easy Fair Isle on: January 31, 2011 11:12:38 AM
Hello all! I just started using fair isle and I'd like to refine it. My first fair isle project was the geek wristband from Stitch 'n Bitch. I would like to do something fairly easy like that to get a better hold on fair isle, but I'm having a little trouble finding an 'easy' pattern. I only wanna use two colors (main color and complementary color) or possibly two complementary colors to expand my skills. Anyone have suggestions?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / flippy wallet with pitchas. on: December 15, 2007 09:53:14 PM
i made it last night.
it's not as good as i would like it.
prolly replacing the straps with elastic would work the best.
but i don't think i have any...wait yeah i do.
i'll remake it and post more pictures up.


other side of the oustide:

money on the straps:

AMAZING! its in the straps now safely secured!!:


didn't take a pic of it without anything in the straps, but whatevz. i'm making a new one anyway.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / coffee stain table on: December 14, 2007 01:22:21 PM
is something i'm toying with to make for my dad.
he drinks a lot of coffee and is a coffee snob.
andthe way a coffee stain looks after it dries is neat.

so i was wondering if anybody knew how i could like set the stains.
like i was thinking of doing something like getting a piece of plywood painting it white and sealing it (i dunno if this is possible but whatevz). and then building a little frame around it that's about half an inch higher than the top of the plywood. then splattering and spilling coffee on the plywood. and putting a clear substance that would harden (i have no clue what it's called but i've seen used millions of times on while you were out and little shows like that) to a plastic like stregth.
first, i dunno what that stuff is called.
second, i would worry that the stuff would like dissolve the stains, if that makes any sense. and i don' tknow how to prevent that if it that were to happen.

so anybody got any ideas?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / anyone tried to knit with plastic bags? on: July 10, 2007 12:40:50 AM
cause I'm trying to. and the way I've come up with is difficult and slightly painful (fire is hot). so i was wondering if anyone else has tried, and how you did it.

my current method is cut the bag horizontally and then braid it and melt the ends so it doesn't unravel and then melt the ends together to get longer piece. I've already burnt my fingers. please anyone know of a less painful method?
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