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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: D'oh! I've been doing it wrong! on: October 03, 2006 01:24:32 PM
Yep, I invented a more complicated, messier, and uglier way!  Go me!

That made me giggle.  A lot.   Grin
Glad the 'right way' is working out better for you.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: D'oh! I've been doing it wrong! on: October 03, 2006 06:05:52 AM
Well, there are lots of different ways to cast on. Some are better suited to certain purposes than others.

If I were you, I wouldn't say you learned how to cast on 'wrong'. Maybe you just invented a whole new way!  Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yoga Mat on: October 02, 2006 09:00:51 AM
It should work just fine. Its acrylic so it shouldn't stretch. And she does have a regular mat to put underneath if it does get slippy, but as she has carpet in her apartment (where she does most of her yoga), I don't see that happening.

And, if for some reason it doesn't work as a yoga mat, it makes a great foot/knee blanket.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yoga Mat on: October 02, 2006 06:19:32 AM
They're size 9s (5.5 mm), which were pretty big.   Shocked
I'm glad you like the purples. The pattern was shown in two shades of green which was also lovely. Any two shades of the same colour would work well, I think (one light, one dark).
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Yoga Mat on: September 29, 2006 11:24:05 AM
To make the bag I just did stripes in the same colours as the mat, also with two strands held together, and all in garter stitch. I sewed up the bottom and the side, and it was done. Super easy. The tricky bit was stuffing the mat inside the bag - it fit but it was a tight fit.
The mat and bag look a bit different because the lighting was different in the two rooms.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yoga Mat on: September 29, 2006 09:08:34 AM
I knitted a yoga mat and bag for my brother's girlfriend, for her birthday. I think she likes it. I just used acrylic (for washability & durability) double stranded, and garter stitch throughout. The two colours of purple made a nice alternating pattern. It ended up all soft and squishy. When I was knitting it everyone thought I was making a scarf. I wouldn't want to wear this around my neck.

The "In Progress" shot:

The mat:

The bag:

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for IPOD Nano patterns for fingering weight wool on: September 28, 2006 01:53:11 PM
I have lots of leftover orange wool (fingering weight) and a tiny tiny bit of forest green wool (bulky) that were from a hat I knit my brother for his birthday (pics to come).

I was thinking of using this wool to make a 'matching' IPOD cozy for his IPOD Nano. I did a quick Google search but most patterns were using sock wool, and what I have is a lot thicker.

Anyone know of any existing patterns and/or can give a pattern-making virgin some ideas on how to make her own pattern? I was thinking of doing the cozy in the orange with the green as a bit of a stripe or accent, as the hat is mostly the green with a bit of orange.


Havent' been on the site in months - did a bunch of knitting though and will be sharing pics soon.

EDIT: Need pattern by Saturday, since his birthday is Sunday and I'd like to get it done by then. Thanks!!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do YOU use Vaseline for? on: August 08, 2006 08:51:14 AM
I just remember this tip - my dad smears vaseline all over the rubber door liner on our cars, to prevent them from freezing shut or cracking during the cold, dry winter months. I seems to work. (Except on my car, its the *latch* that freezes *open*, so its an entirely different problem).
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: WIP - Saxon Braid Cable on: August 03, 2006 12:04:57 PM
I've got a lifeline through each repeat, thankfully. Smiley Somebody here gave me that tip and it was a very good one.
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES / Re: fairy collection! well 1 anyway on: August 03, 2006 11:58:45 AM
That's hilarious! What's she holding? (The brown object - I can't quite make it out)
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