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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pirate hat pattern? on: May 24, 2007 11:44:19 AM
i'm making a pasha for my friend but i thought i would make it a pirate pasha.  does anyone know of a (teeny) pirate hat i could knit up?  or how i would go about doing it?  i think i can figure out an eye patch, but advice on that or other suggestions are appreciated as well  Grin
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / wonky gauge issue on: May 16, 2007 03:11:18 PM
i'm knitting up squares for a blanket and somehow in the past 3 days my gauge has significantly changed!  my first few squares were ultra tight and now theyre waaay loose.  i'm not sure why my gauge would change so dramatically so quickly except that now that i've realized how long this is going to take i'm trying to speed knit, but now that its happened is there any way to fix this without having to frog the mismatchy squares?

the difference is up to a half an inch increase width and length.  i was wondering if i could just yank at it and seam it so they all line up, but i don't want them to pull in or have the stitches looked all funky and stretched.

if it helps, the squares are plain old garter stitch in some acrylic i'm trying to destash.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / holding yarn with continental on: April 15, 2007 05:58:01 PM
so i'm traditionally a thrower, but in an attempt to knit faster have taken up practicing my continental.  the problem is that i can't seem to find a comfortable way to hold the yarn.  every way i've tried either cuts off the circulation to my fingers (wrapping the yarn around like instructions tell to) or leaves the yarn too slack to pick.

for those of you who knit continental, how do you hold your yarn?  or perhaps maybe there are some tips so that i won't have this problem?  Huh

any advice would be greatly appreciated  Tongue
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / velcro attacked my knitting on: March 22, 2007 04:08:28 PM
So I'm a bag lady and have everything in my life that I even need in my bag...  this includes of other things my knitting and an umbrella.  Anyways, the velcro on my umbrella decided it would be cute to latch on to my knitting.  Yikes.  I managed to get it off, and tweak it so it looks okay, but it still looks like it was lightly nibbled on.  I'm hoping it will get better after blocking.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?  Or does anyone have any tips on how to fix/prevent velcro ravaging?  Tongue
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / clapotis and hat on: March 09, 2007 04:31:35 PM
so i finished these a little while back, but haven't gotten to upload til now.  both done in caron simply soft shadows...i have no plan on wearing them together, i was just using up the clapotis leftovers.

phew, the clapotis took forever.  the hat is tragicheroine's big blue beret pattern.  thanks for looking!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dr. Who scarf! on: February 19, 2007 01:17:07 PM
So a dear friend of mine requested the ridiculously long scarf from Dr. Who and I had to oblige.


pattern from http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/

it came out way bigger than it was supposed to, but i am happy with the results as is the recipient which is really all that matters!
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Slouch-a-long! on: February 19, 2007 12:46:48 PM
So some very lovely slouchy hats have been popping up on the boards and I think I'd like to get in on the action!  Anyone else  up for this?  I think it should be a fairly easy project, good for anyone wanting to learn circ needles or dpn's!  Plus, I'd love to see what all you creative craftsters can come up with.

Knit and tonic's Le Slouch is a great pattern:

I'm also loving tragicheroine's big blue beret:

Of course this in no way means you should stick strictly to these, but they are very good starting points!

....so who wants in?
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