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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Where to find out of print Simplicity Patterns? on: November 03, 2007 04:10:46 AM
I was looking through all the back-posts in the children's clothing forum here, and a pattern someone used was 3899, which is listed as out of print on the Simplicity site.

They only have 15 patterns listed on their site for children, and I'm wondering where I am supposed to find the GAJILLIONS of patterns I know exist that they say are out of print.

Anyone that can help me will be highly appreciated.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Beginning and Needles on: October 28, 2007 05:10:57 AM
Ok...I somewhat picked up crochet. My main point with that so far seems to be patterns that are just plain WEIRD.

Anyway, I really want to try out knitting too, as I like changing between lots of different crafts and projects at once. I currently crochet, cross-stitch, work with wire and beads, and do polymer clay...on top of raising an 18 month old and being pregnant lol.

So, I like to go for sets when I do something...mainly because I like to have what I need for lots of different things. Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what would be best to get. The best set for my money...the best mix-n-match needles...whatever it may be and why you think it would be best for me to get it.

I would really appreciate the input since I really would love to get into knitting. I would LOVE to be able to make socks for the new baby and especially for my daughter cause her little tootsies get cold so easily.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Has Me Stumped on: October 19, 2007 10:11:10 PM
I am doing the pattern at http://*****************/web/20000510141442/http://www.cei.net/~vchisam/groovy/v-14.html for toddler size 2 dress for my daughter. So far it's gone "ok" as it's only my second actual piece that I'm trying to finish. The weird thing is that at
All Sizes ch 3, work 1 (1-2-2) dc, ch 2 and 2 (2-3-3) dc in space for first shell, * ch 1, in next ch-3 space work 11 dc for scallop, ch 1, 2 (2-3-3) dc, ch 2 and 2 (2-3-3) dc shell in next shell, repeat from * around, end ch 1, scallop in space of last shell, ch 1, join to ch-3, ch 1, sl st to first space.

I end up with two scallops directly next to each other at the end of the row. I went ahead and went with that since it seems that's what the pattern says to do.

The part that is REALLY messing me up is
Row 3: Work first shell, ** ch 1, 1 sc in space between next 2 dc's on scallop, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 space *, repeat from * to * 6 times more, ch 1, 1 shell in next shell, repeat from to last scallop, ch 1, 1 sc in first space on scallop, repeat from * to 7 times, ch 1, join, sl st in space.

I honestly don't have any clue what they're talking about. The row is started off with the 2dc-ch2-2dc shell, and then I am lost. If anyone could clear this pattern up for me a bit I would really appreciate it.

Thank you all!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Good Books? on: October 13, 2007 05:10:30 AM
I'm looking for books on techniques more than designs. I need to know ways to start and finish pieces so they don't fall apart and such. I would also love a really good book that gives in-depth descriptions about the different types of wire and thread available these days.

I'm so confused about how to start pieces and what type of stringing to work with. I've got lots of beads to work with. I have a bunch of Nymo as well as a couple different kinds of wire, but I am waiting on a set of pliers that my mom received for me from Ebay.

If anyone can recommend really good technique books or websites I would really appreciate it.

Thank you

*P.S. I so far have just been tying a surgeon's loop onto my clasps for threaded bracelets that I have made so far, and that seems to be working ok, but I was just wondering if there was a better way.*
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