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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Tiny Sea Creature Swap (SIGNUP 5/21/10 - CLOSED! ; MAIL BY 6/29/10-FINISHED!). on: May 26, 2010 02:21:14 PM
So excited for my first swap! Can't wait to see everyone's sea craftiness!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Baby Afghans on: February 11, 2010 06:43:30 PM
I've never actually knit these, but these 3 really intrigue me as being different and cute:

http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/BabyChild/WT1672+Heavenly+Baby+Blanket.htm (there are better pictures on ravelry)


13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sampler Scarf--need some help! on: January 31, 2010 04:39:34 PM
To fix the scarf patterns you have alread found, you could just do one less panel to make it shorter, or cast on fewer to make it narrower (depending on how many stitches are required for the patterns).

Also, you could just make your own pattern.  You can look at a stitch library like this one: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm and pick out some patterns that you like.  Each one should say "cast on a multiple of ___ stitches."  You can choose 6 that have the same number, or ones that would be equally divisible into one number (i.e. if you cast on 24 stitches, you could patterns requiring a multiple of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 12 stitches).

I hope that makes sense!
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Which interchangeable circular knitting needle set would you recommend? on: January 31, 2010 08:27:33 AM
I have the Boye set and love using them for magic loop.  One tip that I ran across that has really helped me is soaking the cords in hot water to loosen them up a bit.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: PLEASE help me-- chart reading :( on: January 26, 2010 07:08:25 AM
Actually, the chart is only read right to left on every other row because you are knitting flat.  You should start each row where the row number is on the chart and then follow the chart across, so that odd number rows are worked right to left and even number rows are worked left to right.  This works out because of the turning of your work when knitting flat.

Good luck and happy knitting!
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitter, yarn prices and snooty local yarn shops on: January 25, 2010 03:04:56 PM
I have been knitting for 5 years and have never been to my LYS, mainly because I'm cheap.  I buy my yarn at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joanns.  Some people say that "bad" yarn is acrylic, but there are some acrylic yarns that I really like.  You can also find some really nice blends with wool, bamboo, alpaca, etc. at these chain stores that feel great, but cost less because the fiber is not 100%.  When I want to get really nice yarn, I go to ebay.  I got an amazing deal on some bamboo yarn there that was absolutely amazing.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you K1, yo, P1? on: January 24, 2010 06:54:01 AM
Knit 1 stitch, bring the yarn between the needles to the front, then loop it around the right needle so that the yarn is in front again, then purl.  Before you purl the third stitch, your right needle should have the knit stitch and one loop of yarn around it, and the yarn tail should be in the front.  The thing that makes it tricky is doing a yo plus getting the yarn set for a purl stitch.  I hope that makes a little bit of sense at least...
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help... again on: January 23, 2010 07:01:01 AM
Wow, how disappointing about the class.  I would have expected more from Joanns.
For the twisted stitches, pay attention to which side of the loop you are inserting your needle into and which direction you are wrapping the yarn.  Also, if you posted a picture here of your knitting beside a picture of what the stitch is supossed to look like, someone may be able to identify the problem pretty quickly.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help... again on: January 22, 2010 06:30:02 PM
That part of your knitting does sound correct.  However, there could be other potential issues, like twisting stitches or purling incorrectly.  If you haven't yet, I would recommend checking out the videos for knit and purl stitches on www.knittinghelp.com, especially if you learned from a book.  It can be much easier to compare your knitting to a video than just pictures in a book.  Best of luck, and please continue asking questions on this board--it's a wonderful place for support!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Jordana Paige bags discounted to help Haiti on: January 19, 2010 08:37:46 PM
$50 "Imperfect" JP Handbags
100% of Sales Donated to
Doctors Without Borders Haiti Relief

Wednesday, January 27th at 8am PST we will begin selling our " imperfect" handbags for $50. 100% of the sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders Haiti relief.

Starting at 8am PST we will release a handbag style and color for one hour. Then, every hour, on the hour a new style/color will become available. Both discontinued bags, including Rio in Red Garnet, and current styles will be available.

All sales are final. Shipping is only to the USA. Shipping charges will not be donated to Doctors Without Borders, but used to ship your bag to you.
Read complete terms of the sale here.

Read more on Jordana's blog: http://www.jordanapaige.com/blog/2010/01/jp-sale-and-love-for-haiti.html

I so wish I hadn't just ordered my bag two weeks ago, or I would be all over this.  Pass this along to support Haiti while getting a great deal on a great bag.
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