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voodoo_princess
post Apr 23 2006, 08:25 PM
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I'm going to start making throw pillows out of that really neato "fur" material. I have found it in blue/green and pink/orange. I plan to find riveted eyes to attach to the fronts and use colorful ribbon to tie into bows and sew them on near the corners (like hair decorations)....
I'm just really into pillows, the more unique, the better.
I've already been making soft toys out of scrap material. They kind of are like oddly shaped, soft toy monsters. I use cool beer bottle caps for the eyes. I poke holes in them with nails and sew them on like buttons and then use fabric paint to put on mouths and toenails. My kids love them and I make them for my friends kids too. Some of them I scent with oils. I use plastic grocery bags to stuff them, so they get used and not just thrown away. Waste not want not, right?
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princess evangel...
post Dec 23 2006, 08:39 AM
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Last night whilst finishing up some holiday shopping, I treated myself to a gift too...... a set of 4 knitting rounds that came with a knitting "hook" and plastic needle in a neato little slide zip plactic bag with handle.... got it 1/2 price for $6.00US......
Needless to say I am sitting here typing this wearing a fabulicious, fuzzy wuzzy, bluegreenorangeyellow knitty cap!!!!!!!! I got that super hairy furry yarn and it is soooooo soft and light and just wonderful.... I am so excited and it's so fast to make a hat, I just love it!
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post Dec 30 2006, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE(princess evangeline @ Dec 23 2006, 02:56 PM) *

Last night whilst finishing up some holiday shopping, I treated myself to a gift too...... a set of 4 knitting rounds that came with a knitting "hook" and plastic needle in a neato little slide zip plactic bag with handle.... got it 1/2 price for $6.00US......
Needless to say I am sitting here typing this wearing a fabulicious, fuzzy wuzzy, bluegreenorangeyellow knitty cap!!!!!!!! I got that super hairy furry yarn and it is soooooo soft and light and just wonderful.... I am so excited and it's so fast to make a hat, I just love it!


Is four knitting rounds the same as a circular needle, or four double pointed needles?? (sorry if this is a dumb question...) I just got my first ever circular needle a couple of weeks ago, and am currently knitting my first ever circular sweater, using the "knitting by numbers" article from the Knitty.com website.... hope it comes out well...!
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post Dec 31 2006, 01:02 AM
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Is four knitting rounds the same as a circular needle, or four double pointed needles?? (sorry if this is a dumb question...) I just got my first ever circular needle a couple of weeks ago, and am currently knitting my first ever circular sweater, using the "knitting by numbers" article from the Knitty.com website.... hope it comes out well...!


The only "dumb" question, is the one you don't ask........ so, your question is not dumb and here is the answer...... what I refer to as "knitting rounds" are the round, knitting "looms" that are popular now for making knit woolies (hats). Mine are made of bright colored placstic and the set contained 4 different diameters (from "kid head" to "fat head", ha ha ha!) They are super easy to use and are the fastest way I have found so far to make a "knit" woolie. The "looms" are circular and open in the center and have "pegs" that stick up all the way around. You simply wrap your yarn (instructions included with the kit) around each peg and then wrap again and then take a little hook thingy (included with the kit) and draw the bottom yarn "loop" over the upper yarn "loop", work your way around the loom, wrap again and repeat. As you knit on, the knitted portion begins to hang down from the center opening of the loom. After a bit you will have what looks like a knitted windsock attached to your loom. To finish off the woolie, you use a plastic needle (also included with the kit), thread it with your yarn "tail" after cutting away from your yarn ball, and run the needle through each "loop" still attached to the loom until you have thread the woolie off the loom and onto your yarn "tail"..... you then draw the "tail" tight, like a cinch top bag, and VOILA! you now have a rockin' cool woolie! You then tie off the two end of the "tail" where they meet and I usually leave them long and hanging and knot the ends so I have cool dangles from the top of my woolie. So far I have a black woolie with a multi color "peacock" fuzzy band and marbled blue band with black and pink multi dangles that hang down from the top and I have an ultra long marbled blue with multi color "peacock" fuzzy band with marbled blue and "peacock" dangles. I figured out on my own how to "add" the different colors to make the bands (stripes) and usually when I add a band, I also leave the "tails" from the addition, hanging a bit and knotted, so I have dangles that hang randomly on my woolie. I also made an olive green woolie for my da and he loved it. I have found that the best yarns to use for woolies on a "loom" are the very very thick, or very very furry type yarns so that you don't get a "gappy" look in your knit once the woolie is worn. The thinner yarns seem to "gap" quite a bit as the knit is semi-loose.
This is the first time I have ever knitted with anything other than straight knitting needles and I really love the ease and the speed of it. I make mostly scarves, as they are my fave accessory, and I usually use larger needles and very thick or furry yarn for those too. It was a pain for me to learn to knit as I knit "German style" or left-handed. I finally found a video on the internet that showed me how my hands should look and I've been a knitting fool since then!
Good luck with your sweater, I'm sure it will turn out great!
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post Jan 2 2007, 05:18 PM
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Thankyou : )

I have also just discovered knitting podcasts....!
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