March 23rd, 2006

nova scotia

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This might sound silly...

I'm a compulsive project starter. I love picking up some new yarn and just going for it. That being said, I'm about to finish my first project (*gasp*) and have a question about working away the ends.

The book I have says to use a yarn needle, but I figured a crochet hook would work just as well. I was going to try it this way because my project is two yarns knitted together and one of them is fun fur and it's starting to...come apart at the ends of the tails so I'd like to work it away now, before it falls apart. I don't have a yarn needle, but I do have a hook, so I thought that would work. I just don't want to mess up all my hard work!

nova scotia

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Another silly question...

I was looking at the scarf as I was working the ends in (as per my last post) and I realized there was an extra-big purl of the wool-ease (using fun fur and wool-ease). Of course, it's a dropped stitch. Now, I would normally pull it out and reknit but this is 20 rows back - and the ends I've worked in would also be pulled. Blah.

Considering I only missed one of the yarns, this should be okay and not fall apart right? It seems pretty secure, but I've never done this before!

Copyright Question

So, I have a copyright question. And, yes, I googled, but I'm still confused. So, bear with me?

I'm working on a pattern right now, a tank top. It's my own design, but I used a lace pattern from Knitting on the Edge for the very bottom of it.

Now, in the event that I wanted to sell this pattern--would that be legal? Or would I not be able to because I used a stitch pattern from a different book, even though the rest of the design is my own?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
Andy Warhol - World


Hi everyone! I've been lurking around a bit but I haven't posted until now. Since everyone here seems so helpful and friendly, perhaps you can help me out.

I'm a beginner knitter, and I want to make my first pair of legwarmers. I've looked around for patterns but nothing seems to strike me, so I'm going to wing it and make up my own pattern. I figure if I experiment a bit, I can figure out how many stitches I'll need to make them the right size and everything. That I'm not too worried about.

However, I'm not sure what sort of yarn I should use. I bought some boucle yarn the other day (I fell in love with it and figured I would find a use for it one way or the other) and was considering making them out of that. It's soft and not too warm, and not itchy at all. I'm probably going to just do a k2, p2 rib for the entire legwarmer. I really don't want to mess around with elastic and such since I'm still really new to this.

Basically, I just want to make sure these things stay up somewhat, and I'm not sure if knitting ribbing with boucle is going to be "elastic" enough.

And now, I'm going to share my first two FOs:

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I've got about seven other works in progress, too.

kris xx
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I might just be confusing myself...but I'm working my first project in the round (Tempting) I wanted to double check. I've cast on, placed my stitch marker on the right needle and joined my round, the joined stitch my first stitch for the pattern? ie...that's my first knit stitch, so I should k1 more then p2 and continue on that way? Or is the join part of the original cast on row and I should start the pattern now and k2, p2?

Thanks all.

Yarnart yarns?

Lately, I've been seeing yarns offered on ebay by a brand called Yarnart. Has anyone ever used this yarn? Specifically, I am wondering about their mohair and their merino de luxe yarns. How would you rate them?

Can you frog "forward" from a provisional cast-on?

More in my tubey sleeve saga....thank you to those who encouraged me to frog, save hope for blocking, and use different size points for purl and knit- I decided not to be stubborn and it's all helping immensely.

I did discover another spot of obvious row to row gappiness about an inch up from the provisional cast-on. I'm just not willing to start all over (I frogged about 6 inches and reknit up to 14 total now) unless it's terminal.

I'm hoping I can knit an extra inch of progress, and then frog up from the bottom to get rid of that problem spot, leaving me with the correct total length of work, and live stitches to pick up.

Will this work? Or am I missing something?

Baby Hat Pattern Request

Anyone know of a baby hat pattern like this little tan one that goes with the tan soakers with white ruffles at the bottom titled Gypsy Princess???:

I like the hat a lot..and think I've seen it in an adult size...just wondering if anyone has seen the baby version anywhere. I don't care if I have to purchase it somewhere....of course free is always better..but not a big deal.

1st Narcissus 2011

dye question

Does anyone know how I may heat set my dye since I don't have a microwave? I want to try my hand at handpainting, but that doesn't seem like I would be able to do the boil method. TIA!
flower, rome

Booky goodness

I just picked up Oneskein by Leigh Radford, which I am very excited about since I am forever buying one skein/hank of yarn "just to see what it's like to work with" (case in point: one hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Rainbow arrived yesterday). It has a lot of cute items, from baby things to felted bowls and little bags, but the clincher for me was the multicolored rug that reminded me of the braided rag rugs my Memaw (grandmother) had in her house when I was little.

Just thought I'd put in my 2 cents in case folks had seen it online and wondered about it.


So this winter was very cold here and I was sewing a cute warm pj set for my mum, from fleece, kinda burberry patterned. Later I had a ton of miniscule leftover piees of fleece laying around so I figured out it won't hurt to recycle them. So I cut and I knitted. Look see what I came up with!

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And just for the extra cuteness an Easter pic of my cpk kids in knitted carigans :)

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Pattern Search

I just purchased a skein of Noro Kureyon to make a felted bag. I was going to do the Teeny Tiny Felted Tote, but have since decided that I would rather have a wristlet-type bag. I want something that will hold a small wallet, keys, and maybe a lip gloss to carry when I go out alone (sans toddler with diaper bag). However, I am having a very difficult time finding a pattern! I searched the tags and did a search on the community with no luck, and Google isn't helping me either.

Specifically, I want something I can wrap around my wrist and let it hang, without worrying the bag will come open (so it needs a snap or button closure.) It needs to be felted, but not big. And I would prefer the handle to also be felted out of Kureyon.

Does anyone know of a pattern out there?? I can check books out at the library, but can't really afford to buy them, or to buy expensive patterns (a few bucks would work.)

Thanks so much!!!

Intarsia yarn suggestion?

I’m making a scarf at a friend’s request with an intarsia pattern. (Or is it just intarsia, as the word itself means pattern?) I haven’t quite taught myself the intarsia part yet, but I have instructions to follow. This is what I get for knitting her the alien illusion scarf from Stitch ‘n Bitch last year – expectations! :)

My question: Any recommendations for a decent, inexpensive yarn that will show a pattern well? She was thinking of chenille – wanted something bright and soft. Would a chenille yarn work okay for knitting intarsia? Jiffy? Oh, and it looks like the pattern is going to take at least 25 stitches across to fit, so the yarn can’t be too bulky.
I might be able to line the scarf with fleece (ran across that post while searching for yarn suggestions) so I could possibly do a lighter weight yarn.
It’s more for novelty than heavy usage.

Any suggestions appreciated…

Fingerless Gloves!

So I know a lot of people are making (have made) fingerless gloves and I know some people here have made the Mikado Ribbon Fingerless Gloves. I am on my second row of the first one (yai!!!!) and I just wanted to know what your expariences were with the pattern and how these gloves came out. I am really excited for these, but I want to know of any potential issues that anyone has encountered. Also, I am considering altering the thumb; instead of making the gusset I may simply make a cozy little hole for it... still up for debate until I get there. Even though I am in Califormia and it is getting warmer, my lab is still freezing all the time, so I am going to be getting good year round use out of these. :o) Thanks for your comments!!!
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