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Forum: General Knitting 12-04-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,643
Posted By AlanCrawford
tiny stuff

i've seen people knit doll clothing done like that or with sewing needles even.
http://static.flickr.com/78/219050802_22a74646be_o_d.jpg
Forum: How-to Questions 10-31-2006, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By AlanCrawford
more places..

there are a couple of other places for more about double knitting http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ and there is diy network...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By AlanCrawford
Good luck

Hope it all turned out ok. :pray:
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By AlanCrawford
cross-stitch

in cross-stitch and needlepoint you leave yourself a good size tail, then as you start making your stitches you weave the tail in. when it comes time to stop, just weave the end back into the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By AlanCrawford
boo stockinette stitch.....hoo-ray blocking

seaming the front and the back will help a good amount, blocking before you seam will help a lot.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By AlanCrawford
i went a bit farther with that, i'd make the last...

i went a bit farther with that, i'd make the last stitch tight enough that the yarn creaked and threatened to break, and then made the first stitch on the new needle just as tight, and kept the two...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By AlanCrawford
hmm...

sounds like a good idea, have you tried doing the first couple stitches, then slipping them onto the empty needle and continue knitting like that? that way you don't rotate your starting point. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By AlanCrawford
double pointed problem

i'm learning double pointed needles to start working on socks and as i go along i can see a "seam" of where each pair of needles meet. i've tried pulling the string tight enough that i worried about...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-31-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,243
Posted By AlanCrawford
tv knitting

the one show i've seen with lots of knitted sweaters is Hex, on the BBC. every episode the main character has atleast 2 new knitted sweaters. some time i'd like to try actually duplicating a...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-27-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,243
Posted By AlanCrawford
hi-res

after looking at the hi-res picture a few times and the trailer a couple of times, it looks like a cardigan with intertwining cables...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By AlanCrawford
DIY

I remember seeing something on knitty gritty about cross stitching on a bag, it wasn't felted, but they did show examples of ones that were felted. the guest did the duplicate stitch to put the...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-18-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By AlanCrawford
the knitted hat with no fold up brim is called a...

the knitted hat with no fold up brim is called a beanie, i think all bald guys where them, i have several. a basic pattern for a beanie can be found here...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-18-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By AlanCrawford
Thank you all

Thank you all for those nice satchels, now i've just got to get some yarn and test swatch for felting. :frog:
Forum: Pattern Central 07-17-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By AlanCrawford
:thinking: groovy, thank you, this bag should...

:thinking: groovy, thank you, this bag should work. thanks again and have fun.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-16-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By AlanCrawford
uh-oh i need a bag

my yarn stash is barely containable, i actually have duplicates of my neeldes, and my wife has tripped over my uncompleted projects. so it's time to do what every knitter ends up doing....knit...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,370
Posted By AlanCrawford
woo-hoo for the net

I bought it on Ebay (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=886971540&n=2) :roflhard:
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By AlanCrawford
backwards loop cast-on

I just knotted the ends did backward loop of MC then backward loop of CC and kept alternating like that until i had the number of stitches i needed. It worked out great. I have a nice base row to...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By AlanCrawford
I considered doing that, but I didn't want to...

I considered doing that, but I didn't want to deal with more yarn in the finishing. I just wanted to start, also I couldn't figure out how to add the other color stitches into it, i haven't done...
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,392
Posted By AlanCrawford
I started with macrame about 7 years ago(hemp...

I started with macrame about 7 years ago(hemp bracelets and friendship bracelets are basic examples) and after I had taken that about as far as I could go. I saw a small hemp pouch in a store window...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By AlanCrawford
My wife's scar

:devil: Well, I've got to be thorough. That way she can't complain about me knitting ever again. :XY:
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By AlanCrawford
A guys opinion

for a guys scarf bigger is always better, maybe not blanket sized, but pretty close. when i make my scarves for myself i like it just under my nose down to my collar bone and when making my wife's...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By AlanCrawford
Thank you all

Thank you all for your help. Dream weaver, i'm talking about reversible knitting like this (http://knitting.about.com/library/blshamrock.htm). Rebecca, i've seen that cast-on on this site, I...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By AlanCrawford
double knitting

I saw the video for double knitting and I'd like to give it a try, but the part i don't get is the cast on. Do I cast on my main color or do I do some funky cast on with both colors? If I have to...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-19-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By AlanCrawford
Thank you

:cheering: Thank you Ingrid for website. I'm going to try thePink Pullover Sweater. (http://magazines.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/myhome/decorate/articles/0,,284548_679697-5,00.html/) Indian...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-18-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By AlanCrawford
next project

I've finally managed to knit a baby sized cardigan that didn't look like garbage seen at www.flickr.com/photos/jackdoph/sets/72157594161949821/ and i'm hoping to find a baby pull-over sweater, i'm...
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