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Forum: Crochet! 10-06-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,023
Posted By purlwise
I taught myself to knit and crochet from books,...

I taught myself to knit and crochet from books, and I like both equally well, although I crochet faster than I knit. I like some of the patterns I've seen that incorporate both. There is a book...
Forum: Crochet! 09-25-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,122
Posted By purlwise
Freeform

Has anyone here tried to freeform crochet?
Forum: Crochet! 09-24-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By purlwise
The pattern called for Lion Brand Microspun which...

The pattern called for Lion Brand Microspun which is a nice light weight yarn that comes in really great bright colors. I just used what I had that was the same weight.
Forum: Crochet! 09-23-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By purlwise
Thanks for reminding me to go look for it! I...

Thanks for reminding me to go look for it! I bought the spring/summer issues and loved it! I also noted on this issue that starting in fall 2007 the magazine will be quarterly instead of every six...
Forum: Crochet! 09-23-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By purlwise
Wow! It is pretty, but I would poke myself in...

Wow! It is pretty, but I would poke myself in the eye with my hook before I ever attempted anything that big!
Forum: Crochet! 09-23-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,530
Posted By purlwise
I use a plastic zippered pencil pouch that has I...

I use a plastic zippered pencil pouch that has I side with three holes in it that I got at the $1 store. It keeps my hooks and I can put it in my binder where I file misc patterns.
Forum: Crochet! 09-22-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,846
Posted By purlwise
Crochetville is awesome, I've also spent hours on...

Crochetville is awesome, I've also spent hours on the first sight suggested and made a few things too!
Forum: Crochet! 09-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By purlwise
CDBear - I found it! It is actually a Leisure...

CDBear - I found it! It is actually a Leisure Arts design booklet called "Crochet Tops to Love" it has a #3806 over UPC code, I don't know if that helps, they also list a website www.leisurearts.com...
Forum: Crochet! 09-22-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By purlwise
I will look for it tonight! Thanks for the...

I will look for it tonight! Thanks for the compliment!
Forum: Crochet! 09-21-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By purlwise
so cute! what is amigurumi??

so cute! what is amigurumi??
Forum: Crochet! 09-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By purlwise
Very cute and hip!

Very cute and hip!
Forum: Crochet! 09-21-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By purlwise
Crocheted Top

I crocheted this top for my Mom last summer, but I forgot to take a picture. Finally got a chance and thought I would post it. This top was really easy, it's hard to see but it is a v-neck. The...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By purlwise
Stash Buster Wrap

I'm using my stash to throw together a wrap, I'm knitting it long ways to give it a different look, but since it is all bunched up on the circlular needle (I'm knitting straight on the circular) I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,012
Posted By purlwise
WOW is right, that is incredible!

WOW is right, that is incredible!
Forum: Crochet! 09-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By purlwise
MARYKZ - Pattern issues.. I did have a problem...

MARYKZ - Pattern issues..

I did have a problem with the sleeves, I wasn't sure if it was just me or the pattern, although I did rip it out several times and I always had the same problem. I can't...
Forum: Crochet! 09-17-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,680
Posted By purlwise
Totally cute!!!!! Can I get the website??

Totally cute!!!!! Can I get the website??
Forum: Crochet! 09-17-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By purlwise
FO - Sweater for my Niece

This is the little sweater I finished for my 6 year old niece a few weeks ago. It is on the Lion Brand website done in Microspun. I used my yarn stash (yee-haw!!) and did it up in TLC Cotton Plus...
Forum: Crochet! 08-03-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,323
Posted By purlwise
Well all of your pictures are gorgeous, what kind...

Well all of your pictures are gorgeous, what kind of camera do you have? I may have to invest :-)
Forum: Crochet! 08-02-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,323
Posted By purlwise
I just wanted to say your pictures are fabulous! ...

I just wanted to say your pictures are fabulous! Are you a photographer also? Do you use a digital camera? I was trying to copy your photo angle with my digital camera and one of my FO's but it...
Forum: Crochet! 08-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,975
Posted By purlwise
I use the contrasting yarn method I just loop a...

I use the contrasting yarn method I just loop a 2-3 inch piece of yarn on them with my crochet hook (the stitch you want to mark) and easily pull them out later. Especially if you are workin the...
Forum: Crochet! 08-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,206
Posted By purlwise
What's the best way to seam crochet for a...

What's the best way to seam crochet for a sweater, so as not to create a visble seam line on the outside and not create a bulky raised seam on the inside?

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Forum: Crochet! 08-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,739
Posted By purlwise
There are ways to convert knitting patterns to...

There are ways to convert knitting patterns to crochet and vice versa. Would that work? I found a few sites on a search on Google, here is the first one on the list:
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Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,858
Posted By purlwise
OMG that big stash picture was HUGE! My house is...

OMG that big stash picture was HUGE! My house is 114 years old, so closets are not one if its biggest assets! I buy the SpaceSaver bags that you put the stuff in and then suck the air out with your...
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By purlwise
1.) What are your favorite things to knit?...

1.) What are your favorite things to knit? Sweaters in small sizes!

2.) What yarn/fiber do you like most? I like cotton with a little acrylic.

3.) What needles do you tend to use (i.e....
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By purlwise
Since I am no math wiz, I would probably cast on...

Since I am no math wiz, I would probably cast on 50 stiches and mark my yarn, then take it out. You could then measure that length of yarn on a yard stick 8 times and you should have about the right...
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