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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Entrelac help? on: January 08, 2008 08:34:07 PM
I've been following the Yarnpath guide to entrelac, and so far it's been going well, but I'm a bit confused by one of the instructions.  After I create my first side triangle, the instructions say to pick up 8 stitches - but which needle do I pick them up on?  And when I pick them up, am I just grabbing the stitches, or am I knitting them at the same time?  There's no image provided of this, so I'm afraid of messing it up.  Does my question make sense?  Can anybody help?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Feather and Fan problems on: December 16, 2007 08:25:30 PM
Okay, so I'm trying out the feather and fan pattern for the first time, and I'm very confused.  I'm sure it's something stupid that I'm missing, but I can't figure out how I'm supposed to be able to follow the pattern and have enough stitches.  Here's the pattern, with 22 stitches cast on:

Row 1: (RS): K all sts.
Row 2: K2, p18, k2. (Those 2 border stitches on either end will always be knit in garter stitchtheir role is to keep your fabric from curling.)
Row 3: K2, (K2Tog) 3 times, (YO,K1) 6 times, (K2Tog) 3 times, k2.
Row 4: K all sts.

Okay, so I got to row three, did my first K2tog stitches, three times, then the YO,K1 six times...but now I'm supposed to be able to knit two together three more times, and then knit two regularly?  I only have three stitches left on the needle - how on earth does this work?  What am I doing wrong?  I'm so confused and frustrated - thanks for any help you can give!
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Uh...where can you buy witch hazel? on: May 20, 2007 05:40:01 PM
Maybe this is a silly question, but I'm kind of limited in my shopping options where I live, and I've had trouble finding just plain witch hazel.  Does anyone have any ideas?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A hat and a bag on: February 01, 2005 11:24:42 PM
I've been a knitting fool lately, so I decided to post a couple of my most recent projects.  The first picture is me modeling a hat I made for my sister.  I apologize for the blurriness, but I'm horrible at taking pictures of myself!  I made a scarf to go with the hat, too, but didn't get a picture before she took it back to school with her.

The second picture is the one I'm really proud of.  My first felted bag!  It's based on the Sophie purse, but I decided to knit a strap and sew it onto the bag instead of doing the twisted i-cords like the pattern calls for.  I love this thing so much.  I think I'm going to become obsessed with felting now.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / decreasing help on: December 23, 2004 07:31:04 PM
I'm a fairly new knitter and I'm working on the Sophie bag at http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htmright now.  I'm curious about how to do the decreases in the pattern - can I just do a k2tog for all of them, or do I need to do some left-slanting decreases as well? 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help out a new knitter, please! on: November 03, 2004 08:26:05 PM
Okay, so I've just started knitting.  I bought a set of needles (size 10) and some nice chunky yarn, and sat down to learn.  Things went well at first, and I learned to cast on and do a knit stitch - but now I'm at the end of my first row and I've got one more stitch still on the left needle - but it doesn't look like a stitch.  It's just the slip knot I tied to start casting on, and I can't get it to go over to the other needle and look right.  What have I done wrong here?  The little 'How-to-knit' pamphlet I'm working from doesn't say anything about this.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / stresse, moi? on: July 05, 2004 03:16:45 PM
I wasn't sure whether to post this on the regular clothing thread or the reconstruction one, because there wasn't a lot of reconstruction with this shirt - I mostly wanted to post it because of the fun stencil.  Anyway, I've had several solid-colored fruit of the loom tees just sitting around waiting until I found something to do with them, and this is the first to be altered.  I cut most of the sleeves off and turned it into a boatneck, then cut a little bit of the bottom off, too (I'm trying to decide right now whether to hem everything or just leave them ragged).  Then comes the fun part!  One of the members here (I can't remember who now, sorry) had posted a Newsies stencil that I liked, and I decided to use part of it for this shirt.  The 'Stresse moi?  Jamais!' bit actually comes from a Belle and Sebastian t-shirt.  I loved the idea of having it on a shirt, but I didn't like the shirt on their site itself that much and I'm a cheapskate, anyway.  So, here's the shirt I ended up with:


And, since obviously the mirror shows the words written backwards:

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / wall hangings/picture things on: July 04, 2004 03:05:27 PM
Hey, this is my first time posting one of my own projects here, but I was so impressed with how it came out that I had to share it with somebody!

I moved to a new place a little over a month ago, and while I already had a few pictures, one big wall in my bedroom was really bare and I couldn't think of what to do with it.  Then I was rummaging around in some of my mom's old craft stuff and found a bunch of craft wood that she wasn't using, so I ran off with it and made these three wall decoration things with some old acrylic paint I had on hand:


And here they are in context, hanging over my bed:


So, what do you guys think?  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
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