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Old 11-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #61
 
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I've crocheting like crazy to open a new etsy store. Here are some of the sample pictures. I'm still practicing to get the best shot



I LOVE that! So pretty.

Scrills I have the same kind of display and I have found (for me) that our stuff started looking better when the display had a shirt on. But I have bad lighting in my house so that might be why. I think your shots of that scarf look great. I'm jealous that I can't quite seem to capture our stuff like that
In the past, I did have a shirt on it, but I didn't like it as much. I think I'm going to try it with a tank top.

As for the lighting, I either take the pics in the daytime or I use extra lights. I point them straight up in the air or I filter the light with a sheet so its not so harsh

I also try to plan out my shot first. I spend a couple of minutes looking up shots that I like and that I don't like so I can get better angles

Here is an old picture with the shirt on, LOL


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Beautiful work everyone!

I learned how to crochet when I was a teenager. I learned how to knit about 2 years ago. I borrowed a knitting video from the public library. It was marketed towards teenagers. Amazon.com: No-Rules Knitting at the Teen Knit Cafe: Chelsea Povall: Movies & TV

I recently finished a newsboy hat for myself and now I am working on a crochet mobius scarf for my mom. I am going to practice knitting in the round when I am finished with the scarf.

Here are some sites for crochet and knitting patterns:
Crochet Pattern Central - Free, Online Crochet Patterns - Beginner Crochet Instructions - Crochet Tips, Tricks, Testimonials and More!
Knitting Pattern Central - Free, Online Knitting Patterns - Beginner Knitting Instructions - Knitting Tips, Tricks, Testimonials and More!
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the lighting isn't great on these, but here are some more pictures....





I guess I should point out that this one is actually knitted, not crocheted. I created it on the Knifty Knitter. I love that thing.

Does anyone else use one?

Anyone know how to crochet metal? I bought this tutorial and I can NOT figure it out!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70406234...f-tutorial-for


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I have never used the Knifty Knitter but it is on my Christmas list. Hope I get it!

The necklace looks like tube crochet or crocheting in the round. Not sure though. It looks very interesting. I usually don't buy patterns but I may have to buy this one to satisfy my curiosity.
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if you would like to um, assist me, perhaps i can send it your way so we can figure it out together. When I tried it was a sloppy mess!
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Wow! Those tube necklaces are very cool. Would make good gifts.
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if you would like to um, assist me, perhaps i can send it your way so we can figure it out together. When I tried it was a sloppy mess!

Scrills, how nice of you but I did break down and buy the pattern! We can still put our heads together to figure it out. Two heads are better than one. I will let you know when I get the pattern. I am patiently waiting.
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if you would like to um, assist me, perhaps i can send it your way so we can figure it out together. When I tried it was a sloppy mess!

Scrills, how nice of you but I did break down and buy the pattern! We can still put our heads together to figure it out. Two heads are better than one. I will let you know when I get the pattern. I am patiently waiting.
Apparently she now sells a youtube version. May we can pool our funds together and get access to that instead. the PDF one just wasnt' working. The wire was so stiff and it looked so messy

oh, and that tiny needle was not easy to find
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i haven't had a lot to contribute to this thread....yet but there are so many nice things! you girls are so talented!!

scrills, i absolutely adore your scarves!!!
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if you would like to um, assist me, perhaps i can send it your way so we can figure it out together. When I tried it was a sloppy mess!

Scrills, how nice of you but I did break down and buy the pattern! We can still put our heads together to figure it out. Two heads are better than one. I will let you know when I get the pattern. I am patiently waiting.
Apparently she now sells a youtube version. May we can pool our funds together and get access to that instead. the PDF one just wasnt' working. The wire was so stiff and it looked so messy

oh, and that tiny needle was not easy to find
I saw that on her blog after I already purchased the pdf. lol We can pool our funds together for the video. That would be great!

I still haven't received the pdf. The smallest needle that I have is a US D/3 or 3.25 metric. Does it require something smaller?
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The knifty knitter looks neat. Is it easy? Would it be worth it even though I know how to use needles?
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Materials:

- 1 metal crochet hook size 0.6mm
- 28 gauge (0.3mm) copper coated wire
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The knifty knitter looks neat. Is it easy? Would it be worth it even though I know how to use needles?
Well I can only answer as a crocheter and I would say yes. The finished product is completely different.
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I received the pattern today. I am going to a specialty shop this weekend to look for the hook.
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That's teeny!
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Random, probably irrelevant question... Do you reball your yarn, or use it straight from the skeen?
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Random, probably irrelevant question... Do you reball your yarn, or use it straight from the skeen?
For me, ball it up.. it's easier to crochet that way. I want a ball winder for "the holidays". They sell them in Joann's.
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Just made this for my Friend's baby.
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Lucky baby!
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Very nice CIBC!

I haven't progressed past scarves.
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