laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 11:05pm on 11/10/2009
*hugs back* Is gud tiemz! Yeah, the colors worked great! It was just the right shade of each, or something. Crochet is a mystery to me, but I like the look of the fabric in this. It's not super dense like some crochet I've seen. (Does not know from crochet.)
peoriapeoriawhereart: very British officer in sweater (Brigader gets the job done)
posted by [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart at 01:20am on 12/10/2009
Nugatory, that's real nice. Tell us which colors you used, not all yellows nore certainly all pinks are the same.

Rat, we'll get you doing irish lace roses. Got any crochet cotton?
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 01:56am on 12/10/2009
No, and I'm terrified of crochet! :-D Sounds like I have a new craft to learn. Black_Rider crochets nicely, but she's rarely online over here.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 01:01pm on 12/10/2009
I used Red Heart Super Saver Bright Yellow and Baby Pink for the blanket. They did have a darker pink, almost like a mauve, but it would have looked terrible with the bright yellow.

I honestly didn't think the two colors I had would go together until I actually started working it up. I think the trick was to use the pink sparingly.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 12:55pm on 12/10/2009
Taller stitches like double crochet and triple (treble) crochet give it a more airy look. If I would have skipped a stitch in-between, it would have looked even more lacy, like a shawl would be.

The dense stuff is normally single crochet, which does look a lot like fabric.
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 02:02pm on 12/10/2009
Ah, okay. That makes sense. I oughta learn about crochet, it comes up a lot as an edging and finishing technique for knitting. The big shawl I'm doing requires a chain crochet bind-off, oh noes!
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 12:57pm on 13/10/2009
Chain crochet bind-off is the easiest to learn, it's just a matter of pulling one loop through another and repeat until finished. Easy peasy.

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