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Forum: Crochet! 02-13-2008, 10:47 AM
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Posted By bimbler
Ah, perfect!! And pictures too... very helpful...

Ah, perfect!! And pictures too... very helpful :)

I shall try in the next few days and let you know how I get on.

Everyone is so helpful on this forum... thank you so much!!
Forum: Crochet! 02-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By bimbler
Question Help deciphering a pattern?

I am starting out on my first bumpy and tentative steps to crochet and would really like help with a pattern if anyone could guide me.

The pattern is...
Forum: Crochet! 07-23-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,929
Posted By bimbler
thanks for your detailed explanation, i managed...

thanks for your detailed explanation, i managed to crochet round the edge eventually... possibly correctly, possibly not, but it looked okay!

i have now been inspired to pick up the crochet hook...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-19-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By bimbler
thanks for that karrying kolor, i was wondering...

thanks for that karrying kolor, i was wondering about using the yarn to continue the crochet and your explanation is very clear.

and yes, when it's finished i will post it as a FO with pride!
Forum: Crochet! 07-19-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,929
Posted By bimbler
How do I crochet an edge?

Having decided to tackle a trickier knitting project (sheldon the turtle: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html)

I am having a little difficulty knowing how to crochet around the edge of...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-19-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By bimbler
Thanks for you quick reply, in this instance I am...

Thanks for you quick reply, in this instance I am asking about how to crochet the specific edge for the turtle, I will tackle full-on crochet again when I am feeling braver! Will x-post this in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-19-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By bimbler
How do I crochet an edge?

Having decided to tackle a trickier knitting project (sheldon the turtle: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html)

I am having a little difficulty knowing how to crochet around the edge of...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,645
Posted By bimbler
That does help, thank you! I have just borrowed a...

That does help, thank you! I have just borrowed a Jean Greenhowe book and was wondering about her method of making eyes. I'll give it a try on my next stuffed toy (because I will be making more, oh...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-25-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By bimbler
Yes, you should use exactly the same amount of...

Yes, you should use exactly the same amount of stitches when working in the round that are listed for working flat. As you said, just start with 9 stitches, join them and away you go!

The pattern...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-23-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By bimbler
Aw, thanks for your kind words everyone! I get...

Aw, thanks for your kind words everyone!

I get so excited about my knitting and it's nice to share it with fellow enthusiasts.

I'm onto my second knitted animal now (in the same wool, I have LOTS...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,645
Posted By bimbler
i did try flipping the washers over, and the...

i did try flipping the washers over, and the other side seemed smaller still!!

good tip about trying some soap on it... will have a go. thank you!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-22-2007, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By bimbler
thank you! he was made from real tibetan yak...

thank you!

he was made from real tibetan yak wool too, (that my boyfriend bought back from tibet) fortunately he didn't smell of yak!!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,645
Posted By bimbler
Attaching washers to plastic safety eyes

I was wondering if anyone had experienced that same problem as me.

Am currently knitting Sheldon the turtle (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html and finally got to the point where he is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By bimbler
Talking FO: Mr Dangly

I finally managed to conquer dpn's and produced my very first knitted, stuffed toy... i present mr. dangly from a free pattern here: http://kathrynivy.com/news/14/57/

he's gone on his way to my...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By bimbler
Perfect, thanks very much Ingrid, that's...

Perfect, thanks very much Ingrid, that's great!

And I am currently trying to teach myself to crochet... and that's a whole new topic in itself... it's crocheting into the foundation row, get's me...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By bimbler
Thanks for that reply Sue. So do I pick up all...

Thanks for that reply Sue.

So do I pick up all the stitches on the 40" circular and then start knitting with them in a straight line with the other end?

Looking at Froogle / eBay it looks like 40"...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By bimbler
Edging a throw / afghan

So, I have decided to make an afghan / throw; have chosen my yarn and design but am a bit uncertain of how to edge something so large.

The generic instructions I have read for edging say things like...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By bimbler
yay!

knitqueen, thank you so much for that. :D

your instructions were very clear and that is exactly what i was doing, pulling the yarn under the work instead of over the top.

i can finally start my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By bimbler
not quite there yet!

well, i followed the intarsia instructions and i thought i did it right... but, it turned out sort of odd!

i am knitting english style and happily going under the just-knitted-with yarn then picking...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2006, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By bimbler
thanks ingrid, that's helpful to know. i can't...

thanks ingrid, that's helpful to know.

i can't wait to start knitting this poncho and post it in the finished objects section!

:thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By bimbler
:D thank you do much for that speedy reply! i...

:D

thank you do much for that speedy reply! i did a little double-take when i saw the phrase "intarsia" as i am still very much a beginner, but after watching the video i reckon i could handle that...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By bimbler
help deciphering a pattern

i am hoping to knit this lovely poncho:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html

it's a straight forward rectangle with two colours knitted next to each other and i have a question about...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By bimbler
a little progress...

thanks for all the excellent advice everyone, it has certainly inspired me to try again on my enormous (borrowed) slippy plastic needles.

the resting on a table (or lap) seems to work well and stops...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-12-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By bimbler
double pointed needles still a mystery!

I'm new to knitting and this forum and to expand my skills am trying to teach myself knitting on double pointed needles... and utterly failing at it!

I have watched the video, over and over again...
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