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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: iPod Cozies on: December 10, 2007 10:00:40 PM
Has anyone had the yarn dye their ipod? I've made 2 ipod cozies so far, and haven't had any problem but I have one being made for someone and the person picked out the yarn and it's dying my knitting needles and their ipod is white. I am afraid it's going to color their ipod. Any suggestions?
12  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: Anyone in the Brevard County area? on: December 10, 2007 09:58:06 PM
Hi!  I'm from Indialantic.  I 'm a quilter, and love to shop in downtown Melb.  Lots of fun places to browse down there.  I don't knit either but it looks like fun........how do you count and chat at the same time??   Smiley

Haha, somehow we manage though sometimes mishaps happen. My friend had a row counter and some time extra people just show up like boyfriends and the such since it is at a public place. So my friend had a row counter and it was sitting on the table someone clueless picked it put and was clicking away and then ask, "hey what is this by the way?" Oh the look of horror.

I tend to bring scarves to knitting night. Nothing too complicated. Or a pattern that I am "just not getting" and have someone show me. But some can knit and chat. My friend knits socks all the time there. I guess it's an acquired skill?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: two knitted hats on: December 07, 2007 07:49:06 PM
Hi!  Your hats look great!
I was wondering what sort of decreses you used.  When I knit two together, they lay so flat I almost can't see my decreases,  but yours stand up and make the top of the hat have such a nice spiral. 

Maybe I really do knit too tight.


I just knit two together.

As far as knitting too tight do you pull the yarn after you've made your stitch (knit or purl). I use to do that when I first started off knitting and my stitches were always so tight and i used so much yarn for projects. Then I read somewhere not to do that, I stopped and my knitting became nice even gauge. I'm not sure if this is the case with you so this advice might not help but thought I'd share, encase it does.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: two knitted hats on: December 04, 2007 09:06:34 PM
Didn't take a whole skien for either yarns. Smiley
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: needle felting gone wrong. on: December 03, 2007 06:25:35 PM
It also depends on the needle you are using.  There are different gauges.  Do you know which gauge needle you are using?

No i don't know. It was a felting needle and foam block kit type of thing. The needles just have a purple handles. 2 needles. Doesn't list gauge. Hmm.
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: needle felting gone wrong. on: December 02, 2007 12:12:25 PM
I have the exact same problem! I was thinking it was because the wool - some cheap stuff that I got some time ago. So if somebody has the answer I would love to know too!

Yeah I've wonder if it was the wool too. I saw somewhere I am not sure if it was here on craftster or a blog where someone needle felt a flower during an hour TV show and they took pictures at each commercial break. So they were like.. it takes about "45 min" to make. And yeah i've poked at that stupid flower I've pictured wayyyyyyyyy longer than 45 min. I've even worked some more since posting the picture and it looks the same.
17  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: Anyone in the Brevard County area? on: December 02, 2007 12:07:02 PM
You don't have to drink to come and we can show you how to knit. Not far is The Sunshoppe where everyone hangs out for coffee. I like coffee more than the drinking myself too. But it's still a nice place and it has yummy food. I usually show up later when I get off work so I just order myself dinner and and water and knit and chat.
18  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: Anyone in the Brevard County area? on: November 30, 2007 09:49:47 PM
I'm from palm bay. Are you looking for craft fairs or just crafty funness?

Me and my friends meet monday nights starting at 6 at Main Street Pub for a Purl and Hurl we get together and knit and crotch and drink! If you live in the melbourne or palm bay area come say hi. We have a table reserved. If you can't spot us by the large group knitting we are on the downstairs front patio to your right as you walk in.

If you don't know where main street pub is.. it's down town melbourne. Just look for the street light with a knitted cozy. Smiley
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / needle felting gone wrong. on: November 30, 2007 09:45:59 PM
I can needle felt wool on to something wet felting. I can needle felt yarn onto wet felting things...

but for the life of me I can create something solely from needle felting.

How long do I poke at the stuff with needles?

My first attempt at a flower:

Then i tried making another flower but it was turning out blah so I am trying to make it a heart.

I don't know what size felting needles I am using. They don't say and I didn't know  there were different size until I started reading around this forum.

Please help!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: two knitted hats on: November 30, 2007 09:16:34 PM
Thanks guys.

I don't really have a pattern for this. But I'll try. Basically I'm sharing what I learned at my "purl and hurl" knitting group. And I'm not good with patterns anyway.

I cast on 84 stitches as that seems to be the size that fits me best. I used size 7 circular needles  (I've never done a gauge swatch in my life so I can't tell you how that works... I just know when I knit on 8 it's too big on me but perfect fit for my friend!) And then for these hats I seed stitched for about an inch 1/2 to two inches. Ribbed looks good too if you want to try that. But the pictures above show seed stitch. Then switched to stockinette stitch. I had stitch markers every 12 stitches. And after about 3 to 4 inches started decreasing before each stitch marker till there was 7 stitches left. Break off a tail, thread through the 7 stitches and pull firmly and draw though to the inside of the hat. I'm not very good at that part yet if you look at the green hat you can kind of tell.  Undecided I hope that is easy enough to follow. I'm a complete dummy when it comes to patterns.
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