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Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By alchemyfyr
Those corrected directions got me going in the...

Those corrected directions got me going in the right direction and now the sock is coming out great. It definitely seemed like how I had done the previous ones once I got going. I'm almost done...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-13-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By alchemyfyr
Ok, I emailed the designer and she did say there...

Ok, I emailed the designer and she did say there was an error in those instructions and here is the correct link http://cast-on.com/blog/?page_id=41
Hopefully this will set things straight for me so...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-13-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By alchemyfyr
help with socks, please!

http://homepage.mac.com/jeffhaywood/craftsanity/page27/page27.html
I am working on these socks and have a question about the heel flap. I have knit two pairs of socks about a year ago for my...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By alchemyfyr
Thanks for the link. I looked at that pattern...

Thanks for the link. I looked at that pattern and am going to try to use the basic idea for my sweater, but I'll have to try to adjust the decreases based on my gauge and then try to figure out a...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-27-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By alchemyfyr
I can knit without looking for short periods of...

I can knit without looking for short periods of time before I check it although it seems easier to purl without looking. I knit continentally which is much easier for me. I squish up as many...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-27-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By alchemyfyr
I made a shawl one time with a repeating pattern...

I made a shawl one time with a repeating pattern and I didn't want to get lost either so I wrote each row out on an index card, punched a hole in the corner and put it on a ring. Each row I flipped...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-27-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By alchemyfyr
help working top of sleeves and neck at same time

Hi. I have been knitting a sweater for myself without a pattern and I wanted to try something different than I've done before. I just did a simple 1x1 rib, knitted in the round up to where I want...
Forum: General Knitting 05-20-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By alchemyfyr
Thank you so much for the site. I have just...

Thank you so much for the site. I have just spent an hour already on there and have signed up. Thanks!
Kristy
Forum: General Knitting 05-20-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By alchemyfyr
OT- Crochet Message Board?

Hi. Does anyone know of a message board dedicated to crocheting that is similar to this site? I love how active this forum is with so many members and help out there.
Thanks!
Kristy
Forum: General Knitting 04-27-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By alchemyfyr
Charity Knitting

Hi all! I love working with charities and making a difference in someone's life. Lately, I have been knitting and crocheting for local hospitals and shelters. One day I would love to start my own...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-14-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By alchemyfyr
Thank you for finding a pattern for me. I will...

Thank you for finding a pattern for me. I will definitely use some elements from that design for my sweater. Thanks!
Kristy
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By alchemyfyr
looking for a pattern for a flared-out top

Hi. I would like to knit a top that is slightly fitted through the bust and then flares out right under the bust to create a flowy top. If I tried to design my own and I measure myself right around...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By alchemyfyr
I'm not sure if I understand so let me clarify a...

I'm not sure if I understand so let me clarify a little more.....
I knit the front and then the back completely. Then I knit the two sleeves. The problem with the puckers is when I go to seam all...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By alchemyfyr
Is there anyone who can help with this question? ...

Is there anyone who can help with this question? I would love to improve on this.
Thank you!
Kristy
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By alchemyfyr
how to keep shawl from stretching?

Hi. I made this shawl Rainbow Boucle Wrap (http://www.joann.com/content/projects/projectsDisplay.jhtml?articlePath=/content/projects/static/spring05/rainbow_boucle_wrap.jhtml&CATID=25293)
using...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By alchemyfyr
help with shoulder shaping

Hi. I have been designing my own sweaters and making my own patterns. When I shape the sleeve after the raglan edge I decrease on both sides until it is the length I need and then bind off. Then I...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By alchemyfyr
Hi. Knitty Gritty just showed the duplicate...

Hi. Knitty Gritty just showed the duplicate stitch this week, maybe Monday or Tuesday (you can go to DIY or HGTV and search for it I can't remember which one it was on). I had actually just...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-07-2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By alchemyfyr
Thank you so much for such a detailed response! ...

Thank you so much for such a detailed response! You gave me some great info. I am still a bit confused on the sleeve shaping..... like you said it is complicated! I was actually just working on...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-04-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By alchemyfyr
I made that sweater in Carons simply soft yarn...

I made that sweater in Carons simply soft yarn but it didn't fit very well. The sleeves were way too long and the off the shoulder part wouldn't stay off my shoulders and kept bunching up. Plus all...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-04-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By alchemyfyr
Here is my daughter Avery wearing another sweater...

Here is my daughter Avery wearing another sweater I made too.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-04-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By alchemyfyr
designing patterns

Hi. I have started designing some of my own sweaters for my daughter. I use a chart with the standard measurements by age found at fiber-images.com It tells how many inches the chest, armhole...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By alchemyfyr
Hi. I love Bernat's Satin yarn but have not...

Hi. I love Bernat's Satin yarn but have not tried the cotton tots yarn. I have a 10 month old daughter and I've knit a few sweaters for her. I would just be careful about the fuzzies coming off...
Forum: The Lounge 01-27-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 109,632
Posted By alchemyfyr
my pet

Here is my chinchilla Mystic - Misty for short. She is such a sweetheart!!! I love her so much. Also my Russian Blue cat Merlin. He is the most lovable cat I have ever had! And finally my dog...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By alchemyfyr
Hi. I am working on a blanket for my dog and am...

Hi. I am working on a blanket for my dog and am knitting a basketweave pattern. I'm about a third done and the yarn isn't all that great to work with --- it's not really soft like the Carmen and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By alchemyfyr
hi. I just watched a show on Knitty Gritty this...

hi. I just watched a show on Knitty Gritty this week with Barry Klein who showed how to knit on the diagonal. The instructions are here...
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