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Knit Happens

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About Knit Happens

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  • Birthday 12/04/1959

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  • Real Name
    Donna
  • Biography
    married, 1 daughter
  • Location
    Northern New Jersey, USA
  • Interests
    knitting/crocheting / fashion dolls/ vintage fashion dolls
  • Occupation
    legal secretary
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1977
  • Favorite things to crochet
    doll items, 11 1/2 inch to 18 inch
  • Favorite Hook
    Wood
  1. Oh, you know what I never realized all these years? I thought the strips were worked from left to right changing colors; I never saw that it is worked X rows of 1 color and X rows of the next color. I think all along I've been mistaking THIS pattern for another where you work with 2 or 3 colors across and drop a color, which makes the "plaid" or perhaps "gingham" effect. My bad.
  2. Alternate Joining Method For those of you who just cannot stand the thought of whipstitching this together busy-bee-lmt posted a picture TUT on how to attach the strips as you go. It's image intensive and clearly detailed. You'll need to decide before you begin your 2nd strip if you want to use this joining method. Post 1835 http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showpost.php?p=2015994&postcount=1835
  3. The link for this join method is dead. Can someone point me to this join method instead of whip stitching strips together? Thank you in advance.
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    Hi from New Jersey

    welcome from a fellow Jerseyan
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    cotton coverup (looks like)

    Reverse Image Search - GENIUS (thanks for the tip--great idea) it appears this is (was?) commercially manufactured FOR SALE (listed on Ebay.UK) - before clicking the link, you see it was for the item, not the pattern. Apparently this was well-loved and desired because there are tons of hits--and I found a rudimentary schematic on many pages--it isn't perfect, but its a starting point. It is as I expected I would make it myself. I also googled "eight pointed flower" and found one to use, and the rest of it seems very basic. I sure wish, tho, there was a clear cut pattern for this. Oh, that would have been so much simpler. Here is the graph...it doesn't appear to be copyrighted or anything because it is on many many sites. Donna and Amy, if it is against the Crochetville rules to post the graph, please remove it.
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    cotton coverup (looks like)

    Too long ago to remember....I'm thinking it was from a Russian crochet site found about a year ago. Well, I think I'm going to try to "deconstruct" it from the picture. Thanks for looking tho.
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    cotton coverup (looks like)

    You have good taste. I don't have a clue what publication it is from. I think if I can't find where it is from and purchase it, I'll try to replicate it myself. Of course, its easier if one has the pattern, but it looks simple enough to replicate. Anyone?
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    cotton coverup (looks like)

    Anybody have a clue where this might come from? I'd love to make it. Thanks for any assistance. D
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    Can someone explain....

    Hiya CLLinda....the shaping instructions are meant to slant one way or the other. A right slant and left slant are often used in conjunction with with each other for good appearance and a savvy pattern will indicate exactly which increase or decrease is most suitable. Also, the increasing/decreasing is usually patterned evenly for good overall results and either high visibility or wanting them to be as subtle as possible. Anyhow, a) it is easier to SEE the result on the knit side as you work the stitches and b) the purl side is then worked "even" to "set" the stitches. If you worked decreases/increases on all rows, you'd get an awful looking result---consider the purl even row to be the "control" row. There ARE patterns, where increasing is done on the purl side too...but you don't see that as often.
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    [Support Crochetville] Jo-Ann's

    Howdy all. I just placed an online order this week for some Paton's Grace in tan from Jo-Ann's, and to get the total to $50 I also ordered a bag of polyfil for some stuffies. The code for free shipping worked out just dandy. I tried to get the Paton's Grace at my local Michael's and AC Moore. Michael's only ever had enough of Red for the project, and my daughter wanted tan. Basically, Michael's had little selection in Paton's Grace - so little that it should discontinue carrying it. AC Moore didn't carry it at all. I am guessing it either isn't a very popular seller or people just prefer to buy it online. Anyow, I'll be starting a lovely project for my daughter from Patons Grace Spring Style booklet, 500862, as featured on the cover. I also managed to catch a sales price on the yarn! I'm terribly excited! Thanks, Crochetville, for the free shipping.
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    My Christmas Tree Skirt

    Hi Ramblinlady. Very pretty tree skirt -- I really like those colors! I might attempt this but I have a couple questions. You wrote that there are variables in how the piece lays, and I'm quoting: "As I make this tree skirt, I frequently lace up the loops to see how the tree skirt is laying. If it is ruffling too much, I add more non-increase rows (Row 2). If it is curling, I add more increase rows." Can you clarify that a little? Based on the result you're getting (ruffling or curling) you would add more of row 2 or more increase rows? I don't understand. I am assuming it would increase in each section, sort of like a pizza pie slice, uniformly--so I don't understand the variables - perhaps I would if I just went ahead and made one??? Also, you wrote that you reversed the pattern from CW Dec. 1981. Does that mean it was worked from the bottom up in decreases, thus limiting the length it can be and by reversing it, you have made it from the top down, enabling it to be a long as one likes? That might account or the variable causing ruffling/and/or curling. I sure would love to see the original pattern if possible, so I can wrap my head around it. It was probably pretty standard "back in the day". Thanks for any answers you can provide. Donna
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    Only wanting to say "YAY"

    Expression my pleasure to see the giveaways section of the forum. What a surprise. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy thinking up a prize to add in the near future. Great idea, Amy & Donna. Donna C
  13. Of course you won ... your designs are always spectacular. Congrats.
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    Have You Updated Your Blog Today? II

    Well, I'm happy to see this thread. I started a blog for my students to put FAQs into one place. As it evolves, it will contain more than basic information. Actually, the last post is all about knitting Barbie doll clothes. Anyhow, if you want to give it a peek, it is http://www.yarninhand.blogspot.com. Mods, if I'm doing anything wrong here, please let me know. Thanks, Donna C
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    A quick reintroduction

    Hi. Been busy and away from the Ville for a while. I got certified during that time to teach folks to knit and crochet and have certainly been doing a much of that. I've learned a lot from these experiences, all positive and wonderful. I also spent some time on minor house repairs and "beautification" and some computer time decompressing with mindless fluff at another "Ville" where virtual crops and animals are "grown." I've recently been devoting computer time to getting back to yarn crafting. Good to "see" you all again, and it is nice to be back. Donna
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