A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 314,831
Currently Running With Scissors:
185 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Capelets for girl and doll on: March 16, 2007 05:26:01 PM
hi all- my obsession with the Anthropogie-inspired capelet continues.

I made this one for my daughter to go with her easter dress.  I had a good bit of yarn left over, so I decided to make one for her American Girl Doll.  I recklessly abused Julesy_123's patterns for these...  Yarn: Plymouth Encore (a worsted weight), total about 200 yarns.  Trim for doll- Lion Brand Microspun.  Needles for girl: sz 10.  for doll, 6.

Now that I think about it, these two cost me less than $10 too- the encore was 5.78 including tax, and the purple microspun was scrap from another project.  (maybe 3.50/ skein at michaels?)  March Challenge here I come..... ha ha.



these were really fun. thanks for looking!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / sewing needle case on: March 05, 2007 04:09:41 PM
do I belong here?  anyways, it is a sewn object, for sewing stuff.... I saw this adorable Russian Doll fabric online.  Bought it.  Found this great fabric at CC (Calico Corners) and could only get a sample.  (yellow and dotty)  but it was 75% off!  (new fancy design/ orders only store) I ordered two yards to make a pillow.  So, I took the sample home and happened to toss it on top of the doll fabric in the stash.  Yea!  But I only had the bitty sample for now- I'm so impatient- so I made this little sewing needle case.  Felt inside pages.  Thanks for looking, I had fun making it!  Marykz



3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn ball question- what went wrong? on: February 27, 2007 09:43:40 AM
Hi all- so, I'm relatively new to this knitting stuff.  I understand that yarn needs to be wound into a nice ball from skeins/ hanks so that there's no tangling and to promote even tension.  but I thought some yarn comes ready to go.  (esp. that pricey stuff...)

here's what happened.  I bought some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn from my LYS (love that yarn!).  It already seemed to be in lovely center-pull balls, so I didn't re-wind.  I just looked for the loose end and started working. 

About halfway through the ball, it started getting tangled and twisted so badly that I had to stop knitting (!)  Angry and unwind the whole darned thing and rewind it so I could continue.

Was it not really ready for knitting?
Did I pull the wrong end?
How can I tell which end is the wrong end?
Do I really have to re-wind ALL yarn?

I'm sorry if there is an obvious answer- I'm feeling a little dense.  Thanks for any help or links, Marykz  Huh
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.