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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New knitter - Will I EVER get better at seeing mistakes in time/fixing them?! on: December 11, 2012 05:11:53 AM
I have been knitting for years and trust me, it gets better. I still make mistakes (most recently, ripped out 5 hours of work because I tried to decrease in front of the TV. BAD IDEA).  You will learn what method works and what doesn't. Find a book that speaks to you, whether that's one with pictures or one with words and go from there. Start small and finish those projects before moving onto bigger ones that'll let you down when they aren't finished.

To prevent stockinette from rolling, try a garter pattern or even ribbing depending on the piece. I have a few books that show me all different stitches and I love to pick one with some really pretty yarn and knit up a scarf for my family.

Trust me, it does get easier and you will get the hang of it! The best way to learn from your mistakes is to make them! Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knit Christmas Ornament on: November 15, 2012 07:00:50 PM
So my mother has asked me to make these ornaments for her and I was just wondering if anyone has seen a pattern or knows how to go about approaching these? I've knit in the round and with color change as well as with short rows so technique shouldn't be an issue Smiley

(Obviously not knit by me Smiley )
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilt Backing... Sheet vs Cutting Fabric? on: July 03, 2012 09:30:24 AM
I'm making a quilt for my boyfriend and I've run into a dilemma. The front is a simple patchwork type pattern of blues and browns with a brown border.  It's technically my first quilt sandwich and I'm wondering if it would be better to go with a sheet or matching fabric as my backing?

My main concern is the fact that the seam on the back if I use matching fabric will hinder the quilting. Any advice? Cheesy
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: That gorgeous color wheel quilt...Making it bigger? on: August 08, 2011 09:51:40 AM
Hey guys! I got the book in and started picking out fabrics. While researching, I came up with a few ideas. I saw someone use blocks with the left over fabric to enlarge the quilt. I'm thinking that's what I'll end up doing. So far, it's a really easy pattern. LOVE the book as a new quilter. Cheesy
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / That gorgeous color wheel quilt...Making it bigger? on: August 04, 2011 11:26:02 AM

So here's where I go on and on about how new I am to quilting (I tend to stay more in the yarn crafts) ad how I've done a few things and I have tons of quilting notions from my grandmother etc.  I'll spare you that and move onto more pressing matters.  Grin

I've been eyeing the gorgeous color wheel wall hanging in Last Minute Gifts (to the point where I've ordered the book and I'm itching to start). I was wondering how to go about enlarging it? Any tips or pointers? Has anyone done this before?  I'm looking to get it to at least a double if not a queen for a wedding present for my best friend.

Thank you so much! Cheesy
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Viking 350 Sew Easy Computer Bobbin problem? on: July 05, 2011 07:43:23 PM
So almost a year ago to the day, I inherited this wonderful machine from my grandmother after she passed. It's sat on her table in my room untouched until today. I got it into my head that I would learn to quilt and sew and finish her stuff. Step one? Learn the machine....

I CANNOT for the life of my figure out how to load the bobbin into the machine. I downloaded the manual and I cannot seem to follow the instructions. I want to use this machine and not have it sit as a decoration because I know it's a wonderful machine! Please please please help?!

OH! It doesn't have a case (my other machine has one and I can do that no problem). I think it's called a front load?
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / om mani padme hum art! on: June 26, 2011 11:40:07 PM
Let me preface this by saying my skills come by way of yarn. Tongue I don't tend to stray much from that section but the blank space above my bed was calling for something! Smiley Inspired by the art at my local yoga studio, I give you my newest buddhist addition to my room!

I'll upload more pictures once I find where my sister has hidden my camera! Smiley
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: College Scrapbook -- Two New Pages on: June 19, 2011 07:11:35 PM
The scrapbook is awesome!

And congratulations from a fellow Biochemistry Major. I understand how much you had to put up with!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Yet another Gryffindor scarf to add to the mix :) on: January 09, 2011 03:07:59 PM
So this is the first thing I've posted in a longggg time but I'm just so proud of this scarf. Smiley

It's around 6 feet long and knit in the round on 16 inch circular 8's using Red Heart Yarn. After counting up all of the movies I watched for this scarf, it took around 34 hours. It's for one of my sorority sisters (she's also getting Hermione's wand courtesy of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I'm SO jealous!) The image is true to colors.

Enough with the words, here are the pictures!

10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My first amigurumi on: May 28, 2010 04:05:27 PM

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