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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / The crochet stitch bible on: November 18, 2006 01:29:10 PM
The crochet stitch bible
I just bought this book today, it's my early christmas present to myself..

Anyhow, I couldn't help myself so I started flipping through it and was looking at the basic instructions. Now, that's where I'm getting a bit confused.

They have an illustration showing you how to Double crochet (DC or dc) but to me this looks like they're showing you to SC. It tells you to stick the hook in the 2nd ch from your hook then wrap the yarn around the hook and pull the loop through the chain, wrap yarn around hook and pull through both loops on the hook.

To convince myself I wasn't crazy I looked it up :


This is what their DC looks like:


Also the treble looks like DC and the double treble looks like treble. So the table of turning chains is also off...

Has anyone else seen this or had this crazyness come over them??? It's got to be me, maybe there are just diferent ways of doing things I don't know of... Huh
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Fresh Food in Soap Help. (please) on: November 14, 2006 08:15:23 AM
Now I've been thinking about making soap for christmas this year and have been looking for some soap idea's around the place and there's just one thing that is confusing the hell out of me:

If you would use fruit/vegetables in soap, won't it rot?

I mean, avocado or cucumber soap would go very rancid, right? and even orange rind soap.. stuff like that.

So, is there something I'm missing? Does soap act as a preservative or is there something you can/have to add to make sure the soap can last longer than a week out of the fridge  Wink?
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Water soluble embroidery foil on: November 06, 2006 08:41:34 AM
Does anyone have any experience with water soluble foil?
I wanted to tranfer a pattern onto black fabric.. no luck so the lady in the shop advised me to use this stuff.. you can draw on it and then embroider. It washes off with just water..

4  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Spinning on: September 24, 2006 02:54:05 PM
I have been looking for a spinning wheel AND somewhere to learn how to actually learn how to use it here in my omgeving (ZH, Den Haag.. tho I do have an OV so travel isn't a huge problem).

Not much came up anyway, and looking on speurders/marktplaats/ebay has helped very little.

Anyone know a place nearby or in any way can help me out with pretty much anything?

Thanks guys!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Simple sport weight yarn sweater on: September 23, 2006 06:29:40 AM
I've been looking high and low for a simple knitting pattern (no frills, cables and whatnot. simple st st) for a sweater without a V neck. Thing is all the ones I do find are for worsted weight yarn, and thats just a bit too expensive here for my taste and not widely available. So I'm kinda set on using a sport weight yarn. Plus it's gonna be a guy's sweater, so it has to be all manly shaped  Grin

Do any any of you know of a pattern (book/on line/ANYWHERE) that calls for sport weight yarn?

Thanks bunches and bunches!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Netherlands Swap on: September 03, 2006 06:40:27 AM
Simple idea:

Dutch crafters (you gots to be living in Holland!)
crafting random things (think wists or perhaps just ask for something you can't find)
exchanging craft info (adresses of craft stores near them and other craft info for Holland)

Also it will be quite on the cheap side for sending packages, up to 10kg it only costs 6,20

and this is just a plain and simple chance to get acquainted with our fellow dutch crafters!

7  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Netherlands swap on: August 29, 2006 05:04:32 PM
Seen as there's a bunch of us here in Holland, wouldn't it be an idea for us to get together and have us a swap?

think of it as:
being quite a bit cheaper
you can exchange craft info after receiving so we can all find out where to get stuff in this little country
and you get to speak dutch if you want Wink

come on, who would be up for this?
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Go for Baroque (Happy Hooker) Crochetalong on: August 28, 2006 02:06:21 PM
I've been really wanting to do this pattern for a while now, I've gone through the pattern and have some issues with how it might look so I thought:

Wouldn't it be handy and more fun if we all had a go at this and helped and cheered eachother on?

Whaddya say?
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Crochet Hoop earrings on: August 20, 2006 06:29:57 AM
My moms birthday was last friday, she's on holiday so I got to put making these off till last night:

Yay or nay?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet pattern for fingerless gloves (with fingers!!) on: August 04, 2006 06:00:32 AM
I've been searching my ass off to find something that would even slightly look like Knitty's Knucks:

I've given up on knitting them seen as my knitting in the round skillz aren't as mad as I hoped they would be Sad

has anyone got a pattern for something like them or who wants to help figure one out??
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