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10 March 2009 @ 12:40 pm
Whoa, dead community.

I'm working out my numbers for "The Plain Vanilla Customized-by-You Pullover" from More Big Girl Knits, but I've bumped up against a problem.

None of my numbers work out evenly, and I'm not sure if I should round up (e.g., 27.5 total decrease stitches becomes 28, 6.875 stitches to decrease per row becomes 7, increase every 2.18 rows becomes 3), down (e.g., 27.5 becomes 27, 6.85 becomes 6, 2.18 becomes 2), or round in the usual fashion (e.g., 27.5 becomes 27, 6.85 becomes 7, 2.18 becomes 2).

14 October 2007 @ 01:53 am
This is my first post to this community, which I am sooooooooo grateful for. I'm a 5'0" curvy girl that hovers between a size 28 and a size 32 (depending on the clothes) with a rather ample bust. I only crochet and have won several ribbons at the county fair for the past three years. So far, the only plus-size article of clothing I've made is one of those "Martha Stewart" ponchos, which has kept me warm on more than one occasion.

I do have a request: right now, the only place I know of for plus-size crochet patterns is the Lion Brand website. Does anyone know of any others? It doesn't matter what the patterns are - I'm flexible.
05 October 2007 @ 01:32 am
I'm new to the community! :]
I thought this community could help me with a small problem I'm having.

I can crochet (WAYWAYWAY better then I can knit) and knit. So, either type of pattern is fine.
What I'm looking for?
A jacket/coat for winter! I can never find one that fits me in stores without costing hundreds of dollars. So, why not make one? Sooo, I go to google and type in what I want.. And get back nothing. Maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing? I don't know.

So, I'm hoping one of you wonderful knitters and crocheters could help me!
I want something warm, but not "boxy". I'm a size 26/28 / 3X.
If anyone knows of any good patterns, could you please share?

I'm getting desperate. Hehe.


(And, yes, I know. I say "so" WAY to much.)
18 September 2007 @ 12:49 pm
Earlier this month, I finished my first sweater. I've only been knitting for about a year and a half now. My friend, modeling the sweater, loved it. But, of course, I see that I need to either pick patterns for busty gals or learn how to measure and adjust a pattern for the person I am making the sweater for.

Birthday sweater

Can anyone recommend a book or web site that discusses resizing or revising patterns?
18 September 2007 @ 10:23 am
So I've seen some posts talking about "keeping this community alive".  I wanted to assure everyone that WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!  When I started this group it was with the intention that it would always be here, despite the amount of posting traffic.  I knew there would be lean times when folks would be so caught up with their projects that there just wouldn't be enough time to stop and type and that's to be expected with such a creative crowd.  So keep on doing your string thing knowing that the community will always be here to support you and cheer you and cry with you through all your projects.

Now, having said that... what are folks working on?

I'm doing Boogie Time from Knitty and a couple of misc. things that I can't remember details about right now.  I've also become obsessed with these, I must have them!!  Ok, talk, discuss...  ok, I'm better ~grin~.
Current Location: evil chair at work
Current Mood: working
13 September 2007 @ 10:43 am
Wow! For a community of a couple hundred, we sure are a quiet group.

The purpose of this post is to let you all know about a west coast knitting retreat. It's called AK West (ak stands for ample knitters). It's being held November 2 and 3 in Ashland Oregan. It's a fun weekend of shopping, knitting, merriment, door prizes and fashion shows and just kicking back and relaxing.

I don't want to take up space if there's no interest here, but if there is, please let me know and I will be glad to provide more information on it. We have a few rooms of our reservations block still available.
Current Mood: busy
21 July 2007 @ 05:35 pm
I just came across this area and I am very excited. I too am curvaceous (and generous) and my daughter would do Botticelli proud. I am looking forward to posting and reading all the posts from my new friends in knitting! I now have to figure out how to do this computer thing without coaching from my peanut gallery.
oh yeah, I need to keep the ferret off the keyboard.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
I can't seem to find anyone who's actually made it, and I'm stuck on some of the directions. In between finishing the lower body and joining the sleeves to the lower body, the instructions seem to go from RS row to RS row, which is impossible because this thing isn't knit in the round. The publisher doesn't list any errata at all for this pattern. Has anyone gotten through that part?
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06 April 2007 @ 12:20 pm
In the spirit of keeping this community alive I'm asking for help getting some inspiration. I have some yarn that was given to me with the idea I would make a coat. I'd love a coat I could actually wear as outer wear, not just another layer inside. To me this means it needs to close well, have a collar or matching scarf, be at least mid-thigh in length, and have long sleeves that fit closely without being ribbed at the cuff.

I have basically an hourglass shape (waist smaller than bust and hips) with my hips slightly larger than my bust.

Any thoughts?

05 April 2007 @ 02:33 am
hey all! long time no see! i wish i knew how we could keep this community alive, because i think we could all be great resources for each other. so my contribution for the moment is to ask a question. has anyone here ever made the boobholder from glampyreknits for a bustier lady? this is such a cute little shrug, but i have not figured out an easy way of sizing up patterns yet. i am quite boobalicious (46DDD ish), so i definitely need some more room there. anyone who's made it (or is aces at sizing up) have any tips or notes about how they sized up, or barring that any cute pattern recommendations for a similar shrug?

thanks peeps!
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