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#361857 Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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I thought I would start the next thread for this topic since I'm working on something.

I found this beautiful pattern for a batwing pearl smocked sweater on another site. But it was machine made. So I thought I would try and tweak it. I'm not much of a knitter so this has been fun.

So far rather then doing the pearls and smocking I decided to make the front triangle out of a different color carrying the first color through the work so it creates little dots every couple of stitches that are sort of radom and sort of in a diagonal pattern. When I get it together I'll take pictures.

The next problem was the length of the front at the shoulder. Some how I went 317 stitches rather than 256 and the part where the shoulder seams come together actually extends over my wrist and onto my hand alittle. So I thought I would alter the cuff so that it would attach farther up the arm and the point would pierce the cuff and end in a point at the hand. Again when I get it done I'll take pictures.

Then the next big problem is the crew neck. I plant to knit it as a separate piece and then sew it on and double it. I may have to scrape that idea because it would be to thick but it's the plan for right now. Do you think I should do the neckline as rib knit to match the waistband or stockenette to match the body of the sweater?


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utter and complete disaster. Ugh, I'll be ripping this out. So much fun to do that. Well I know have a bunch of yarn to make fingerless gloves with.


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I honestly am at a loss in trying to remember my knitting stitches. I have been trying to knit those mini sock decorations for the Christmas tree and have torn it apart three times.


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Don't you hate it when I project won't come together? I hope you can find the directions and get them completed in time for Christmas.


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Well I am no knitter, And just trying to get good at Crocheting.
I for the life of me am having the worst time understanding patterns. I can Single Double and triple crochet, can do the increase and decrease. Having a hard time with the circles.
I wish I had someone to physically show me certain things. Like some patterns go under the whole stitch, some go in the back part of the stitch, some in the front. Sigh..Any suggestions?
I got a simple pattern book for dishcloths. HAH it is anything but simple. cry


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Youtube is the fix for you....you can pause and restart as needed.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Youtube is the fix for you....you can pause and restart as needed.

Really? I will try it.. is it easy to see?
Do I just put in crocheting instruction?


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Found some great ones. Really good, For lefties as well. One person in particular
Crochet Geek. Excellent I may get good at this after all. Thank you for the tip!
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Not a problem...I love Youtube. You can learn to do and fix anything on there.


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I still seem to suck at it, can do the stitches well but the patterns are still a mystery to me. maybe I should start memorizing the abreviations. Everyone seems to write the patterns a bit different! boohoo


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I just started crocheting this Winter...never could figure it out. I still can't figure out a pattern. In fact..I forget what I learned overnight lol I've mastered making little flowers for kids hats...and that's about it.



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Wonder if your library has a crochet or knit club you can join for visual aids?




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HI ..........Guess my vacation is over .Finally got on here again.. Ghelper shuts me out often. Today it let me on. Hmmmmmmmm

Back to crocheting.You can get books at the library to learn......I got one in mail how to crochet an that is how I taught me.. I taught sister an she does them without a book she cant read the books......An she is left handed.

good luck. I tryed to sew on my machine an it broke soooooooooooo.
I get upset.
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love my sewing machine. been cross stitching like crazy lately. thinking about some crochet. I picked up mt needles when I was home Christmas. Ran off some patterns this morning off the internet.


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you tube has instructional videos check some of those out


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Suzy

What type of machine do you have?
Ineed one.. I think the gear on m bobbing arm is boken.

Only 98 dollar job kenmore about 6 years ago


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I have a juki love it all metal parts


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Thats what I am hunting.. I have a Juki serger an it is tops. Got ti online california .
Where did you get yours an what mode? Does it do embro stitches also .

Belinda ......I put you some seeds in the mail today.thursday ........Lmk arrival.

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I had mostly perennials an had to hunt seeds.. They arent selling them in Pa yet.

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got mine on line somewhere, not a bad prce either

thanks so much for the seeds, can dig in the durt now party


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dropped you an email on it


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uch I felt that drop...... bowing


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Phototbucket is a mess so I don't have pictures that I can put up here.

But so far I've Designed one Neckwarmer, finished testing a headband, messed up one sock and one fingerless glove. Just finished designing and making one pull over sweater (it still needs to be sewn together.) and sketched a cardigan. So it's been a busy year so far. Now if more of it was successful I'd be feeling very good.


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just did a update on my photbucket and got it working again I hope
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Hooray a granny square .....Your doing well girlie..........Keep it up..

I am doing some hand quilting.LOL Its a mess ......Machines out.

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I think I have 12 done now


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make that 20


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moving right along on it


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Show when it is done.

Love to see it


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I'm slowly getting there with the new photobucket. Here are this years projects.

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And more pictures.

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Yes they look like rebecca's gloves the only difference is one is alittle shorter and the buttons used to decorate them.



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and still more.

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Well something is messing with the computer so I'll have to shut her down. Sorry I can't get the rest of the pictures up.


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you're doing a lot of work TK




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I agree with Sheri, TK..and it all is so very nice work too !!! thumbup


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Thank you for saying so.

I was going to put up more pictures but the computer still won't cooperate.


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If at first you don't succeed...

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And that is the last of the finished projects for this year.


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pink one all done
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red one all done
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red one before the fringe
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That red with the fringe is just spactacular. Great job!


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thanks, I did the cross stitch in december, the pink crochet throw in jan and the red one just finished 2 weeks ago in Feb. got a mulity color one started for march.

Red one is for Ashley, and I loved doing the fringe grin


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