Knitting!

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Elegance.Is.Refusal., Dec 2, 2004.

  1. GreatOrion

    GreatOrion New Member

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    At the moment there I have three knitting projects running:

    - a red turtleneck sweater with plait pattern
    - a dark blue coat similar to this:
    [​IMG]
    - a black basic scarf for the winter in Fisherman's Rib (see at my blog)

    (photo is from wollfactory.de)
     
  2. Andrea.RL

    Andrea.RL Active Member

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    Alvedansen: I think there are two stitches for that sweater. A jersey one (the black) and then I can't figure out the white... if it's a "nid d'abeille" (or maybe it's all one type/ a jacquard) (that's just my guess ^_^')
     
  3. GreatOrion

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    This coat:
    [​IMG]

    I really love it!
     
  4. myown

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    Maybe a bit offtopic:
    I´m going to the USA over Christmas. Does anyone know if it´s allowed to knit in the airplane?
    I googled it, but all I could find were old thread in old forums. And maybe something changed since 2006.
    People write in those threads that it depends on the airline, but I think the security regulations for the USA are special...
     
  5. ssgghh

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    ^ I crocheted on the plane to London a couple of times, nobody said a word. I was worried that the crocheting hook wouldnt be allowed in the hand luggage but it was...dunno if that helps, maybe just try and see like i did :smile:
     
  6. myown

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    i think i try it definitely.
    but i am unsure if i should take a thin or a big needle with me.

    I have got a really tiny one. its thickness is 3.5,circular knitting pin of 40cm/15.75inch and the needle length is 8cm/3.5inch. so really small. and i have another one which thickness is 5.5 and 80cm/31.5inch circular and 14cm/5inch pin/needle length.
    I don´t know which one is better.
    I could prick someone with both. i guess the 3.5 one would hurt more. but maybe the "over see" that one...
    i am unsure which one i should take with me... :/

    unfortunately I don´t know how to crochet.
     
  7. ssgghh

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    Id try with the bigger ones, theyre more blunt...but i dont know if it will make any difference in the end...try both? :D Or just call the company youre flying with or send an email
     
  8. myown

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    i thought the bigger one would be better, too.
    I read online that it depends on the security people on the airport...
    I´m flying with Lufthansa, they say online that no sharp/pointed objects are allowed. But in those old forums I read that people flew with lufthansa and they knitted on board.

    I will make a try. at worst I lost my knitting needles and need to buy new ones.
     
  9. from: sophia

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    ^ I would try and travel with plastic needles instead or metal I feel like that makes them less dangerous.

    [​IMG]

    Here is a scarf I crocheted. I wanted to try and make tassels they were super fun to make them. It has another two tassels in the back.
     
  10. myown

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    just wanted to let you all know I knitted in the airplane. it was no problem at all. that really saved my life :P
     
  11. ssgghh

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    glad to hear that! well done :smile:
     
  12. Alvedansen

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    ^yay:clap: good to know. which needles did you choose in the end?

    i love your scarf sophia. i've tried crocheting before, but it always gets too tight or something. no matter what yarn or size of hook i use it always ends up more like an oven cloth that a soft scarf :(
     
  13. myown

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    i used wooden circular knitting pin with 9cm thickness.
    no one cared. not the security people when you enter the secure area and also not the stewards.
    i thought the bigger the better and wooden doesnt beep at the security check.
     
  14. from: sophia

    from: sophia Not Thinking About Time

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    Thanks try using a bigger hook and dont pull the yarn tight it will look messy for the first few rows but once you get going it will even out. Also try using a double crochet instead of a single one. Honestly I just use youtube videos to learn knitting and crocheting stuff.
     
  15. Alvedansen

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    ^thanks for the tips :flower:

    i'm crocheting this scarf now (i've changed it to double crochet stitch instead of the half double she's using though), but i think i'm pulling the yarn too tight, it's gotten better, but it's still not as loose as i'd like it.
     
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  16. ssgghh

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    not the best photo,but it will have to do for now. its sort of a jumper i crocheted[​IMG]
     
  17. YoninahAliza

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    ^What a fantastic jumper! It looks so cozy and it's in grey, my favorite color!
     
  18. ssgghh

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    thanx, im really glad you like it :smile:
     
  19. ssgghh

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    something new I made for the warmer days that are hopefully coming soon. It´s crocheted wool.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Barbarian Knits

    Barbarian Knits New Member

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    knitted "Reptilephilia"...

    from collection "Reptilephilia" by Alexander Seraphim...
     
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