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Forum: Pattern Central 05-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Mokume
In case anyone's curious, I've settled on a...

In case anyone's curious, I've settled on a design, and started making squares.
Here's hoping I don't get hit with designer's remorse along the way:
Forum: Crochet! 05-08-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mokume
FO: Giraffe Amigurumi

My Mom collects giraffes, so I made one, without a pattern, hooking blindly through uncharted territory.
Not only does it stand on its own, it came out pretty cute, so I felt like sharing. (I...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Mokume
Since I'm still experimenting with the squares, I...

Since I'm still experimenting with the squares, I don't know the finished size yet, but I can always add extra border rows if I need them to be larger.
I may have the flower-patterned squares only...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-22-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mokume
Yes, My friend did like the color, but it's a...

Yes, My friend did like the color, but it's a good thing I didn't finish it off, she wants it a couple inches longer. Back to the knitting table!

Of course, it's even odds whether I have enough of...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Mokume
Tips on designing crocheted blanket squares?

Hello, I'm trying to design squares for a large crocheted bed covering, and as my brief web searches didn't find any advice specific to designing squares, I'm asking if the friendly knit-wits here...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mokume
Almost FO- Blue shawl with LB Homespun

I don't know how well it wears, but I love the feel of LB Homespun.
I'm making a shawl for a friend who asked for lots of blue, so here it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mokume
Thanks for your compliments! I figured that...

Thanks for your compliments! I figured that since the bathroom is the one place where people are forced to stare at the floor for a while, I might as well give them something nice to look at.

That...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-10-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mokume
Sorry, my camera isn't good with color...

Sorry, my camera isn't good with color differentiation. Basically, the inner part of each square alternates between olive/cream and olive/grey. Except I attached one of the end strips the wrong...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-10-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mokume
FO Bathroom Rug... with slightly major error

Well, I was so excited about finishing this project, I didn't notice that I had sewn the last row of squares on in the wrong orientation >.<

Other than that, I'm happy with the way it came out, and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mokume
Thanks guys, the colors are all pretty washed out...

Thanks guys, the colors are all pretty washed out in the picture; I basically fell in love with the green (LionBrand Forest Green Heather) and picked up whatever matched. The weird thing is I only...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-08-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mokume
FO Baby blanket

I finished my first attempt at a pieced-together blanket. My ultimate goal is to make a covering for my (very large) bed, so I thought I'd start...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Mokume
Thanks, a swatch is a good idea- probably why I...

Thanks, a swatch is a good idea- probably why I didn't think of it. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Mokume
Mixing yarn types, OK or NG?

Hello, I'm working on my first project, a baby blanket of knitted squares crocheted together. Most of my yarn is the same brand & manufacturer, but I want to use a different brand for the edges, and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Mokume
Ah, that makes sense. And to the OP, you might...

Ah, that makes sense.
And to the OP, you might try finding needles with a longer taper. I started with some short blunt tips that were hard to handle two stitches, but found ones with a more...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Mokume
I'm think doing that dishcloth as well (though...

I'm think doing that dishcloth as well (though mine is so stiff I may have to repurpose it).

I didn't think the loopovers looked out of place, but I didn't like the way the second K2tog tilted the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Mokume
Ah, I see the instructions *are* the short row,...

Ah, I see the instructions *are* the short row, that makes sense.
The pattern is an afghan with a 5 stitch border, and apparently the short row keeps the border the same length as the middle (which...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Mokume
"Work short row over border"?

Hello, I'm a newbie trying to read a pattern (Red Heart Afgan # J27.0004-6K), and I don't understand one step.

Between Row 4 and Row 5, is the line:
Next Row: Work short row over border sts only:...
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