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December 1st, 2005 - LJ Crochet Community Archive

About December 1st, 2005

11:33 am
I finished my name-doily-thingy finally and got it framed and hung on my wall! No pic though, sorry. :) In other news, I did some research and found out the origins of the Christmas tree and the word Xmas. Go to my lj for the story. :)

02:44 pm
Hey Everyone!

I'm a big time lurker here, sorry I don't post much :) Everyone's projects are so inspiring!

I do have a problem...I'm trying to crochet Roxy Craft's "Mr. Tubb's" the Snowman. When I finish the directions for the first ball, do I just keep continuing on without FO for the second ball...so it's one piece? Or is it two pieces? And when I'm crocheting in rounds, after I join and ch 1, do I start the next stitch in the same spot as the ch1, or do I go on to the next st?

And 1 more question...

I'd love to crochet this beanie as a Christmas present for my boyfriend...but since it's worked in a spiral and not a round, I'm a little confused. I don't join and ch1 at the end of each row, right? When it says to "Increase evenly spaced" how would I go about doing that?

I apologize for these newbie questions, I've tried many times to figure this out on my own...but I can't seem to get it down! Thank you all so much!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Social Distortion

Crocheters Learning to Knit? 05:08 pm
So I tried to teach myself how to knit and threw the needles across the room in about 5 minutes.
OK, maybe I've got a low frustration tolerance.
But then I was talking to a knitter, who suggested I try the "Continental" style of knitting, since it keeps the yarn in the left hand, like crocheting (for those of us who are righties).
So my question is, for those of you who were crocheters and then learned to knit, which style do you use?
Did you try both American/English and Continental and find one easier?
Any tips or tricks for learning when one's brain is hard-wired for crochet?
(Ok, that was more than one question...)

Slippers? 10:11 pm
I need some help. I am looking for a pattern, I'll pay for it, for a particular kind of slippers. They are made from thread (bedspread weight I think) and they are usually done in either pineapples or rosettes. There is a fabric sole sewn on to the bottom and they look somewhat like a lacy isotoner slipper. Can anyone help me out? I would like to make a pair for my mother. She loves them but they are hard to even find to buy. Thanks in advance!

Stockinette stitch dupe 10:32 pm
Just out of curiosity, are there any stitches that look similar to a stockinette stitch? I love the look of knitting but HATE doing it... Are there any stitches that mimic any knitting stitches?
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