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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Best Width For A Scarf? on: October 18, 2007 03:42:42 PM
Hi everyone.

I just finished a scarf in worsted weight that came out way too wide, 11"

I'm starting a new scarf with sport weight yarn, #6 needles. It will have tassels and is loosely based on the "Color on Color Kathryn Alexander" scarf from "Scarf Style" (I'll make it as I go)

My swatch is 30 stitches wide and measures 6". I don't want to make the same mistake again. I'm thinking it should come down to 5" but I don't want to make it too skinny since it has to support the tassels.

Any ideas, insights, or experiences? Thank you!!!!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia Question. 2 Pics on: September 27, 2007 01:37:03 PM
Hi, I'm new to intarsia (and any advanced knitting) and made this little sample duck.

Should I have a separate strand of yarn for each area no matter how small instead of carrying the yarn over? For example a strand of yarn just for the eye and for the wing area?

I've included a picture of the front and the back.

The back. YIKES! It's a mess! You can see I carried the yarns over a bit. If this was on something that showed, it would look terrible.

Thank you for any help!
23  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Anyone else AFRAID to use their fabric? on: September 25, 2007 01:39:41 PM
I wonder if it's just me.

I have fabrics I love and am afraid to use because I'm afraid I will not be pleased with what I made (although I am getting better at this) and I'll be sorry my fabric is gone.

For example I have a yard of the Las Senoritas fabric. I'M TOO SCARED TO USE IT! I love the fabric and don't know what to do with it. I have the same problem with other fabrics.

Anyone else? And what do you do?
24  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Two Dish Towels. on: August 16, 2007 02:41:08 PM
Nothing fancy here but I'm playing with my new camera too.  Smiley I crocheted little flowers for one and I love cows. The towels were dollar store finds and I got all I could find, five or six of them.

25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Another Round Handle Purse on: August 15, 2007 10:59:57 AM
Hi Everyone.

I made another round handle purse. Instructions from "Designer style Handbags" by Sherri Haab.

I'm happy how it came out despite (like everything I make) it's not perfect. It is not as stiff as the last bag I made probably due to the outer fabric. I used the same fusible webbing.

BTW, I just bought my first digital camera so these are my first posted pics with it.  Smiley New technology always scares me.  Smiley

26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Butterick Pattern Purse. HELP. PLEASE. on: June 27, 2007 04:48:15 PM
I'm hoping perhaps someone has this pattern and can help me. This is for bag "A" with the dots and bamboo handle. I can't figure out how to sew the the outer bag and lining together. When I sew the two pieces together I can't turn them right side out. And I left the opening as instructed. I do not think I was supposed to turn one of the pieces right side out. Can anyone put this in terms I could perhaps understand?  Smiley

27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Two Purses on: June 20, 2007 10:59:36 AM
Hello everyone. I just found this forum yesterday and joined! Great place.

The fabric purse is the first purse I have made. It's from Designer Style Handbags by Sherri Haab. I broke 3 needles making it and for me it was the hardest thing I've made but I was happy how it came out.

The second is my first and only knit purse. It's just a triangle over the handles. One thing I did not do was count my rows on the lash yarn so one side has an extra row of lash knitting than the other. I should have counted and wrote the number of rows down as they are impossible to count. Knit and learn!  Smiley

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