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Eireinn [userpic]
by Eireinn (eireinn)
at March 15th, 2006 (09:16 pm)

current mood: confused

I very badly want to make a hat like this (crochet pattern here) but I can't crochet.  I've been searching the internet for like...four hours now...to find a knitting pattern that is even CLOSE to that.

Does anyone know of (a) a knitting pattern that looks like that or (b) how to convert a crochet pattern to a knitting pattern? I don't even know if (b) is possible, but yeah...


daddybear716 [userpic]
Knitting Olympics Finals
by daddybear716 (daddybear716)
at February 26th, 2006 (01:52 pm)
current mood: accomplished

Well I signed up for this as yarnguy716, but since you guys also know my Slashy Secret Identity, I thought I would show my completed Knitting Olympics Challenge, plus I got in a little bit more beyond that.Read more...Collapse )
Cross-posted to hp_knitting, knit_olympics, team_hp, yarnguy716

Jennifer [userpic]
by Jennifer (fierydspsition)
at February 10th, 2006 (08:47 pm)

current mood: curious

Does anyone have a pattern for a string bikini? Particularly the bottoms - I can find ones for the top, but not a pattern with ties on the bottom.

Neotoma [userpic]
Leaf Lace Scarf...
by Neotoma (neotoma)
at February 8th, 2006 (11:26 am)

Saturday, I finally grafted together and blocked a scarf that I'd had all but finished since New Year's. It's made out of Noro Aurora, a wool/silk/kid mohair blend that is jazzed up with a shiny polyester filament that wraps around the yarn.

Leaf-lace scarf in *shiny* colorsCollapse )

Now, who out of my many local fen-friends to give it to..?

idiasm: peculiarity [userpic]
by idiasm: peculiarity (idiasm)
at February 1st, 2006 (01:04 pm)

I've got a couple technical questions... I learned basic knitting from my mom, and have taught myself some stuff since, but don't have a book or anything, so I don't know how to do things.

First, I know there was some discussion about felting awhile ago.  I'm thinking about trying a felted piece.  It has to be wool, right?  And I'm assuming I should do a sample first to see how it will felt?  Is there some approved way of felting (does a washing machine work, and does it matter as to hot or cold water)?  Any tips would be appreciated.

I'm also wondering about cables.  How exactly would I do a simple cable?  I'm sure it's easy, I just can't figure it out.  Is there a good website which would have pictures and such?  Otherwise I think a detailed explanation would help.

Finally, on a different note... is anyone participating in the knitting olympics?  I'm trying to decide what project would work well, perhaps using either cables or felting.

Eireinn [userpic]
Yay for new projects
by Eireinn (eireinn)
at January 30th, 2006 (09:45 pm)

There's still a Slytherin scarf that I need to do for monifieth, but I just can't face another scarf right now. So I have decided to knit The Ginny Weasley Hat but in black, probably with hot pink ties. I've never made a hat before, so it shall be an interesting experiment. So far, so good. I'm almost up to the first lot of eyelets.

I'm somewhat worried about how to go about decreasing it when the time comes, since the pattern doesn't give me the explicit instructions I tend to need when embarking on something new.

Penny [userpic]
My Slyth/Gryff sweater
by Penny (penelopeantwerp)
at January 7th, 2006 (07:34 pm)

current mood: bouncy

Well, I can't knit a pattern to save my life. I feel too bound to it - so I gathered my leftover yarn and am knitting a sort-of Slytherin/Gryffindor sweater in stripes. It's a top-down raglan sweater with a roll collar. Currently I'm planning on roll sleeves too.

My Sweater

In colours I have the greatest gold I've found, a nice forest green, and a multicolour of soft reds and greens to make it meld together nicely. I got the yarn from a local woman who farms goats near my parent's place in Ontario, and it's a wool/angora mix. I couldn't mentally place silver in there and have it still look good because I want to be able to wear this sweater at work, plus the lady didn't have any colour that quite matched.

Anyway, here it is so far, and I'm so proud of it I had to post it even if it isn't an exact copy of a Hogwarts house sweater.... I've never tried a one piece, or a top down sweater before. I hope it fits!


I've also never posted any pictures from my scrapbook and I can't get it to work... any ideas?

Tiniest ranting sexpot trollop [userpic]
by Tiniest ranting sexpot trollop (goldie)
at January 7th, 2006 (09:52 pm)
current song: Placebo - Every You, Every Me

OK guys! Proposals for booths and workshops etc at Lumos 2006 are due by the 16th. My fellow knitter longleggedgit approached me to see if I was interested in running some HP knitting workshops and/or a booth with her.

I love the idea, but I thought I'd see if:

  1. anyone else has proposed this already

  2. if it's been done before and

  3. if there would be much interest from others in running/staffing it with us
before jumping in and emailing them.

Having never been to a con before I'm not sure how booths and workshops work, but that can be sorted out if there's interest. The idea would be to demonstrate WiPs, give a hands-on How-To, and show off completed work (even from those who can't attend if they're interested in doing so) :D. Another idea could be to team up with a general cosplay booth if there is one.

I've only done PoA scarves myself (to the pattern at atypically.net) and Git has done both simple scarves and hats to her own patterns, so I would love it if those of you who have designed and/or completed more complicated projects (Weasley jumpers, Hermione hats, the DD and Unity scarves, etc) were interested in being involved.

So yeah! Let me know!

(cross-posted to hp_knitting)

awkward, but not wrong [userpic]
quick n00b question
by awkward, but not wrong (hematite_dragon)
at January 4th, 2006 (02:39 pm)

I'm trying to pick up knitting from the internet, and so far so good, but I'm having a bit of trouble with purling, mostly getting the needle to bring the loop through, its not just going like it does with knitting I have to fumble and pick at it a bit. could this be a tightness issue, or am I just missing the "magic wrist flick"™?
a quick, "you're dumb, do this/just practice more" would be appreciated, thanks (:

Ankhet [userpic]
by Ankhet (ankhet)
at December 27th, 2005 (01:57 am)

am I the only one who only gets Red Xs of Doom instead of the "read comments" "comment/knit 1" and "link" buttons?

If this is OT, I'll delete..just thought it'd bear posting and asking, since it is for the comm page itself. =)

Hmm. Also, so this isn't entirely text, I present a pic of my fandomish WIPs!

2 scarfsCollapse )