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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Simple lace question on: May 12, 2006 05:25:36 PM
I've been knitting for a while, but this is the first time I've tried lace. I'm using the pattern from Knitty's Heart Scarf (Breast Cancer Issue) and putting it in something else, since I have scads of scraves from when I learned to knit and crochet. I'm only a little into the project, but I figured I'd ask now before I got it half done and had to rip it all out.
Question is this: Starting in row 5, it says "yo, sl 1, k 1, psso." I've been doing it as yarn over, slip with yarn in front, knit with yarn in front, pass slipped stitch over two stitches created. But the eyelets are noticably smaller than on the other side, which has the decrease before the yarn over. Am I screwing this up, or will the holes even out later?
2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / 3 of first 4 FOs: Frou-Frou, Knot Ugly, and One-Skein Scarf on: May 04, 2006 11:04:44 AM
The first thing I made to teach myself how to crochet was the boy beanie, but since it looks exactly like the one in the book, I see no reason to post it.
This Frou-Frou was my second project. It didn't take too long. As a knitter, I am continually amazed by how fast crochet works up. It's great for avoiding working on my thesis and my marking.

Ignore the hat. My current haircolour just clashed too badly with the sweater for me to be able to post it. (see next picture) I won't be able to wear the thing for at least another five months anyway, so I'll probably be on a different colour by then. This is such a comfy sweater.
The next one was supposed to be the Knot Ugly shrug. I checked my gauge beforehand, but there I must have been on too much NyQuil for my flu, since it came out *huge*. However, I did manage to turn it into a kind of cropped mesh wrap cardi with a piece of black ribbon.

I'm pretty pleased with it, actually. I think this flatters my ginormous boobs more than Knot Ugly would have.
The third picture is my One Skein Scarf, made with two colours. I knocked this off in a few hours after finishing Knot Ugly. The colours remind me of poppy flowers. Here it is being modelled by my computer chair.

Next project? I'm working on a skull afghan based on the Skullholder pattern, just like the anecdote in the pattern intro. It's about halfway done. I have much work to avoid. ^_^
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / More good patterns? on: April 10, 2006 09:17:20 AM
Hey. I learned how to crochet a few weeks ago from the Happy Hooker book (awesome book, btw), and I'm almost finished by first real project (FrouFrou). There are more patterns in this book I'm going to try, but I can't seem to find many good patterns elsewhere. By "good", I mean something I would actually wear. I've found lots of boxy sweaters, freaky-looking shirts, and a whole mass of those creepy "We Heart America" afghans, but not much outside the SNB book that a 23 year old punkette-turned-grad student teacher would be seen dead in. I knit as well, and I seem to find more patterns that don't suck in knitting, but I really like working crochet and want to give some good patterns a try. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers.

PS: Will be posting FrouFrou soon, as soon as I finish my final papers and the collar.
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