September 10th, 2015

crumbs-penfold

Buttons/badges?

I want to make a bunch of my userpics into buttons / pin badges / brooches. Does anyone know how I might do this? Is there a website that can do this for me (UK preferably)? I googled but got nowhere useful (I can get a multiple of one badge or buy and expensive £299 badge maker - nowhere seems to let be make 20 or so badges that are all different pictures…
knit-kill

[Ravelry FO] Monthly Dishcloth 1st September 2015 KAL

Untitled

I love these pinwheel patterns!

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MonthlyDishcloths/info
http://monthlydishclothoverflow.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/monthly-dishcloths-knit-a-long

This pattern has taken more than one ball of yarn and so I either need to make it in more than one colourway or find a colour that I have more than one ball and start again.

natalieford.com permalink

Originally published at Natalie Ford Knits. You can comment here or there.

stim, knit-stim, knitting

Silvermist Squares

This post is a copy of a post I made in the closed Yahoo Group, MonthlyDishcloths after a number of people asked me if the cloths were one of the KALs and, if so, which one. No, it is not a KAL in the group. It is a cloth that I had seen in someone else’s photo album on the Yahoo group and had then tracked down on Ravelry.

My photo on that closed group (for those that are members):
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MonthlyDishcloths/photos/photostream/lightbox/644541952?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/644541952

My Ravelry project for that pair of squares (photographed one laying on top of and slightly off-centre of the other):
http://ravel.me/natalieford/sbs

The pattern on Ravelry (Silvermist Bath Set by Rosemary (Romi) Hill – “This pattern is available for $4.80 USD”):
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silvermist-bath-set

My blog post:
http://www.natalieford.com/?p=1325

Hope that helps!

The link to my post about it on the group (for those that are members) is as follows:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MonthlyDishcloths/conversations/messages/48088

Originally published at Natalie Ford Knits. You can comment here or there.

knit-kill

Provisional cast-on

This post is a copy of a post I made in the closed Yahoo Group, MonthlyDishcloths after a number of people asked me how I do the provisional cast on in my photo and mentioned in another post I made there:

I have been asked by a few of you in private email how I did the provisional cast-on in my photo:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MonthlyDishcloths/photos/photostream/lightbox/1998932835?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/1998932835

Well, there are a few on the site that Janet recommends and that I have used in the past as well, knittinghelp.com:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/search-results.html?cx=partner-pub-6568660466100111%3Abre0bp-64hp&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=provisional+cast-on&sa=Search

and a number on youtube.com (where I learned most of my knitting after knit and purl).
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=provisional+cast+on+for+knitting

This is the crochet chain provisional cast-on that I used this time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OGG0AiJ3XE

but I also like this one which also uses wast yarn and a crochet hook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3J-sUx_whE

Here is my “Yarncrafts” YouTube favourites playlist which shows many of the videos that I have used in the past and that I use again and again:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CAB9095B7BCE092

The other stages in my use of a provisional cast-on for this cloth are unravelling the crochet chain, catching the live knit stitches from the cast-on end of the cloth onto a knitting needle and then grafting the start and finish ends of the cloth (with no bind-off/cast-off and so still has live stitches on the needle) using Kitchener Stitch which can also be found on knittinghelp and youtube.

Originally published at Natalie Ford Knits. You can comment here or there.