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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hooded Shrug (mmm, cozy) on: November 04, 2014 02:05:57 AM
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Lotus flower for a friend on: November 26, 2013 07:54:35 AM
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with Folkwear #139 Vietnamese Ao Dai on: October 26, 2013 03:44:31 AM
Thank you for sharing that with us! My arms never fit pattern sizes that fit my body. Makes me feel like a freak. It's good to know that so I can make sure to consider that alteration when I work on mine!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Kahlan Amnell and Sister Nicci on: October 06, 2013 09:42:43 AM
Awesome!! Thank you for sharing! It looks great!

I'm reading the first book right now. I started watching the show again today to get some better views of the dress because I am also going to attempt to make it. It's PAINFUL to watch the show again. They totally just took aspects of the book and invented their own story. I die inside when I watch the show now.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Attaching LARGE hood to a regular neck? on: October 02, 2013 05:58:23 AM
Hey all, I want to make a cropped cardigan and add a hood to the pattern. I want to make a really large full hood though. I have very long hair (to bottom of my butt) and when I pull it up in a bun regular hoods will not cover my head.

My question is: What is the best way to decrease into the right number of stitches to match the number of stitches in the neck line? Should I just start decreasing dramatically a few rows before the neckline? I'm an inexperienced knitter and this will be my first go at adding a hood to a top. Any advice or thoughts will be much appreciated!  Grin
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Ao Dai" Dress (img heavy) on: October 02, 2013 05:46:39 AM
Gorgeous! I'm going to be trying to make one very soon. I am half Vietnamese and my dad is 6 feet tall. So I ended up 5'8". They don't have ready made ao dai that fit me properly in Little Saigon. I always end up in an XXL and they are always FAR TOO SHORT. LOL! I can't justify having one custom made (unless my family goes to visit Vietnam any time soon) because I'm a sewer. 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with Folkwear #139 Vietnamese Ao Dai on: October 02, 2013 05:41:49 AM
Unfortunately, I think you will have to cut the arm hole bigger and re-cut the sleeves to be bigger around.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my devilish hooded shrug... now with added tutorial ish on pg 2 on: January 13, 2012 09:23:20 AM
I totally understand. I have a pattern I posted yeeeears ago for a crocheted bellydance belt. I seriously went back and edited it nearly 2 or 3 years later when my understanding of patterns and what the heck I actually did was better.

Mine is mostly done except for my hood. I'm so pissed that I can't find any more of the yarn I was using at any stores. Stupid seasonal colors....

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my devilish hooded shrug... now with added tutorial ish on pg 2 on: December 20, 2011 05:53:49 PM
I've been lurking and coveting this shrug for a loooooong time now. I finally rallied up the knitting skills and the confidence to make it! I'm nearly done with my attempt at it. I just need to put the hood on it and tuck some loose tails of yarn and I'll be done!

Thanks a ton for sharing this with the community! It's totally awesome!!!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Bellydance belt tutorial **revised to be more clarified & w/ better pics** on: September 03, 2010 12:15:51 AM
Beautiful belt Kasihime! I've just started crocheting it...I was wondering how you did your darts? I've just learnt the Tunisian double sided Afghan stitch so that I can start it, but I can't find any information about creating the sort of dart increase your illustration shows...am I missing something?  Wink


Glad im not the ONLY one having issues with the darts..

Im in the middle of researching that right now myself!!


*lol* I researched for ages and couldn't find an answer online, so I kinda botched my way through it Rissa, after a bit of puzzling, I created a dart by picking up 5 stitches at the beginning of a row, then casting them off again so I went backwards, then picked them up again and carried on till the end of the row. Does that make sense? It created a dart anyway! Grin

Actually, the way you explained that pretty much sounds like what I did. I didn't really know what I was doing at the time so I just played with it until I figured out something. I basically did a short row that was about 4 stitches wide, then worked back to the beginning of the row. Then I picked up those stitches and the stitches of the previous row that were unworked. It sort of creates an angle on the edge of the fabric you are working on.
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