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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Category name for ironing-on, stenciling and silk screening on: May 11, 2006 08:36:18 AM
I'm currently working on a crafty thing that requires me to come up with a nice name that will work for ironing-on, stenciling and silk screening. As of yesterday, I was using "Stenciling and iron-ons", but as silk screening has now been added to the lot, I can't use the three names. It would simply be too long. I looked on the net, and the only name I saw was here, "Techniques". Unfortunately, that doesn't get me much further because people can't know just by looking at the name what the section might contain. So I'm looking for a generic name that will give people a clear idea of the crafts that are discussed in the section.

To give you an exemple, I used "Needlework" as a category name to include "Cross-stitching", "Embroidery" and "Needlepoint". I'm hoping to find something similar for my new yet-to-be-named category/section.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gauge problem on: April 26, 2006 07:43:28 AM
BIG question...

I have recently started knitting a vest as can be seen in the Harry Potter movies. So far it looks like this:

I checked my gauge when I began and realised I was way off... I had something like 22 stitches per 10 cm when they recommended 20, and 30 rows per 10 cm when the gauge recommended 26. And so I started trying to make my stitches looser. You can see where I actually started doing this (maybe not on the picture, but I see it when I look at my knitting). But now I just realised that if I keep going like this, my finished back won't be the same as the front, as I obviously won't be changing gauge in the middle of my finished front. So, the big question is should I consider undoing it all and starting over with bigger size needles so I get the right gauge? And if so, what needles should I use? I'm currently working on 4.5 mm needles. Should I go with a 5 or perhaps a 5.5 mm?

Remember I really don't mind undoing and redoing this. I'm a very patient person and my goal here is: 1) to learn to do it properly 2) to have a close to perfect vest when I'm done
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Stupid question: changing needles on: April 21, 2006 01:46:17 PM
I'm a beginner in the world of knitting.  So far I have managed to knit myself an acceptable scarf (6.5' long in knit stitches in the round... enough to have me learn that stitch VERY well, believe me!). Right now I'm starting on a vest. I finally managed to do the K1P1 correctly, after knitting and undoing my work about 100 times.

Now here comes the stupid question. I was to knit the K1P1 on 3.75mm needles, and now I have to change to size 4.5 needles for the stockinette stiches... How do I do that? Do I leave my work on the 3.75 needle and use the 4.5 needle for the new stitches or I put it all on 4.5 needles before I start?

Thanks for the help everyone! I'm ½ a row from starting this Cheesy
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Harry Potter Knitters, please read! on: March 25, 2006 12:46:47 PM
Hey guys!
I found loads of knitting links for my group Harry Potter Crafts and I thought I'd share them with you.


Crafts Websites
Djinn’s Patterns
Harry Potter related Patterns from Djinn’s LiveJournal

Includes knitting and crocheting instructions

Snitch Mitts
Pictures of gloves with a snitch you've cought inside (see the snitch pattern to make similar mitts)

Snitch Pattern
A Snitch pattern you can use to make mittens, gloves, bookmarks, sleepmask and more!

Snitch Pouch
A Snitch Pouch Pattern

The Wizardly Incognito Cap
Pattern for a cap that won't look too Potterish once you're done!

Various Sweater, Vest & Cardigan Knitting Patterns
The patterns are great, but you certainly don't want to hunt down all of those pictures! Here they are!

School Cardigan Pattern
Want to look like a real Hogwarts Student? Here's the pattern you need!

School Sweater Pattern, Ladies Size 10
You live farther up north? Then consider knitting this School sweater pattern instead of a cardigan!

School Sweater Pattern, Ladies sizes 12-14
Same Pattern As Above, in Sizes 12-14 for Ladies

School V-Neck Vest Pattern, Ladies Size 10
This pattern is ideal for summer conferences!

School V-Neck Vest Pattern, Ladies Size 8
Same as above, in Ladies size 8

Stripe Tips
Learn some tips to knit your stripes correctly!

General section
Dark Mark Bag
No pattern, but the pictures are up close and the person wrote about the supplies used, and the pictures are up close.

Ginny's Hat
Pattern for the hat Ginny's wearing in movie 4

Harry Face Pattern

Harry Potter Mittens Pattern
Very cool mittens! Perhaps to match your scarf from atypically.net?

Harry Potter Socks
You'd like to turn into a Dobby and knit Harry Potter GoF Socks? Here's a pattern!

Harry Potter Socks Chart

Heraldic Lion
Heraldic Lion Sweater Pattern

House Elf Socks
Another pattern of Dobby socks!

Quiddtich Sweater Pattern
Find your needles, then jump on the Quidditch pitch!

Ron's Animal Cracker Hat
Pattern of Ron's Hat

Scarf Bookmarks Patterns
Pattern for a Gryffindor Scarf Bookmarks. Simply change the colours to make a Slytherin one!

Scarf Pattern Generator
Create a pattern for your dream scarf!

Weasley Sweaters!
Here you'll find a pattern to knit yourself a Harry Potter Sweater!

Louises inbrei patronen
Free cross-stitching/knitting patterns

This Live Journal community can be useful if you want to add Potterpuffs on a t-shirt, tote bag or something else!

Yarn Tree Alphabet
Useful for Counted Cross-stitch and Knitting
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Cross stitch of my mom on: March 22, 2006 06:08:22 AM
Hi everyone!
This isn't a completed work, but more of a work in progress type of thing. My mom will turn 50 on January 1st, 2007, and on top of throwing a massive birthday party on her birthdate itself (which is proving rather tricky!), I have also decided to cross stitch two pictures of her on 22 hpi aida. The finised product will be 14.25" long X 11.5" wide. The picture on the left is a black and white photo of her when she was about 1 or 2. The one on the left is one we took last Christmas, and she was obviously a week away from being 49.

Here are pictures I took last weekend:


Since then I have unpicked the whole face and I'm redoing it. The main colour was 3072, and it's too much of a greyish green. I didn't like it. So I changed it for a 762 and it's looking much better. I'll post another picture of the face when I'm done, and more pictures as I go along, I expect!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this is the picture I'm stitching from:
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