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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:11 am 
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I also love Vanna's Choice although for this hat it might make it a bit bigger since it's a thkcier yarn than comfort. Another yarn that would be great to sub is Bernat Super Value and it's soft compared to Red Heart's Super Saver.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:10 am 
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Thanks! Yarn weight is still something that mystifies me!

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I found this website that is great for help in substituting yarns : http://yarnsub.com/ .

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I made Bigby this Hufflepuff sweater! I had to wing the pattern, so I'm pretty happy with how it came out. It has straps that velcro at the neck and around his waist because he hates things going over his head doesn't love putting his arms through things, so I had to make up a pattern that worked for him. I'm really proud of it because i made a hole for the harness hook to come through and it's placed exactly right! He wouldn't stand up or sit so I could get a better pic. Lazy dog!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:59 pm 
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LOVE HIM. He looks so stylin! What luck getting it right on the first try- I'm still working on getting a knit top pattern just right for Biscuit. Doxies are hard to sew/knit for, they have such broad chests and such teeny little legs, they slip right out of sweaters like little otters!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
LOVE HIM. He looks so stylin! What luck getting it right on the first try- I'm still working on getting a knit top pattern just right for Biscuit. Doxies are hard to sew/knit for, they have such broad chests and such teeny little legs, they slip right out of sweaters like little otters!


Thanks! i was basically measuring him and the sweater at regular intervals as I went along, so I have no idea what I ended up doing! If I need to replicate it I'll have to count rows and stitches of this sweater.

I think Bigby might be part doxie too (that's what they told us he was, but they were just randomly guessing), because he's impossible to find a harness for due to his small neck and big chest. the neck part of harnesses is always one size smaller than the chest. We found a pretty good Puppia one on amazon that is working for now.

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Biscuit's harness is from a company called Bark Apparel- it's got velcro at both the neck and belly, so it sounds like it would be a good fit both for his dislike of putting things over his head and his little neck/broad chest issue.

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Adorable!! Great job!


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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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Nicole wrote:
Thanks! Yarn weight is still something that mystifies me!


This article shows how yarn that's labeled Worsted can be different. She crocheted a small cup with the same amount of stitches and rows using the same size hook. You can see the difference in size from yarn to yarn.

http://www.planetjune.com/blog/worsted- ... omparison/

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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So, I love to knit but sometimes have some problems with complicated stitches. I taught myself to knit, and am a person who easily does things backwards and inside out, and also am a lefty, so I am used to watching tutorials and saying "what the fizzle" from the very start because nothing makes sense.
I was watching tutorials for a brioche cowl (yes, still haven't given up) and realized that left and right handed have nothing to do with it, and did a bit more clicking and lo and behold, I have found my people- I apparently knit "combined style"
http://www.anniemodesitt.com/knit.html . So this is why my YOs and my SSKs never "lean" the right way.
So now, learn to knit again? Hm.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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oh my god. i tried brioche again with "correct" knitting (which makes me feel like an octopus wearing gloves hanging upside down, to be frank, but i am determined) and it worked. I am not entirely sure I am knitting "correctly" but it is not the way I normally would do it, and it does work. Amazing.
(more amazing considering on these stupid blogs about combined style everyone is all "well i use combined and it works just fine").

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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I was so motivated today, I finally finished the ends of a sweater I knitted ages ago and blocked it.

I also drafted a fleece pullover for Biscuit to wear in the chilly winter months! Poor thing hardly has any fur on her body or her ears, so she gets real shivery. I found some EPIC fleece but I don't want to spoil it so I will post a picture when it's done. In the meantime, here's the second and close to final draft being modeled by Miz Biz! I used leftover Totoro fleece.

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Bonus feature, it unfolds to a snood for her cold little ears:

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nice! looks like a perfect fit.


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dog snood is definitely some kind of fashion level up. brilliant.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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That looks fantastic Erika! I can't wait to see the final product. I've been working on knitting a dog sweater with reflective yarn for Cammie - it's Red Heart, but it's actually quite soft and works up pretty well - I need to make myself a hat with the same yarn.

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 Post subject: Re: The Stitch n bisque Thread!
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So I've been doing some knitting lately but I've decided I should try my hand at crocheting again. Are there any good guides for beginners?

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When I was learning crochet The Crochet Crowd and Melanie Ham were really useful on YouTube. I found New Stitch a Day later on, but their videos are actually my favorite because they focus on a particular technique rather than an entire project - here is a link to their Crochet 101 playlist.

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WOW!!!!!

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This absolutely lives up to the hype! Brilliant!

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I finished Cammie's reflective sweater!

Without flash (sorry about the huge pictures)
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The pictures suck for actually seeing the pattern, but it's this one.

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Cuuuute. I need to make Bigby a sweater with reflective yarn.

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IJDI, Erika, & Nicole, you are SO TALENTED!

Love the snood and reflective yarn. I need to get my shiitake together and make some puppy clothes.

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I didn't even know reflective yarn was a thing that existed. That is so awesome!

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