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Hi there ... not too sure what is wanted in the August theme "Sharing our Favourites".  Please could you explain.

Hi Roz, come join us at "My Favourite Things"  ( a slight name change).  You'll see beautiful favourites from squares to blankets, to hats to toys.  Here is the link:  http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/august-2018-theme-my-fa...

A tip:  the theme discussions are started on the first day of the month and the discussion can be found on the forum main page list.  The list is located in the centre of the main page.

Hope to see you and your favourite things soon :-)

Hi folks

Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival weekend is almost upon me and I am looking forward to getting lots of people in Cosplay to either knit a few stitches or hold my knitting for KAS - I will then post the photos on Twitter so we get lots of free advertising!!!  In the past I have had Gandalf, Batman, Harley Quinn, Belle from beauty and the Beast, some of the Doctor Who incarnations, Ms Marvel, Deadpool, Mystique........ 

I would like to give out some of the Business Cards to the people who I photograph and tweet - mainly so they can find themselves and retweet!!!  I can see the pdf file but I cannot work out how to get my details on the back.  Has anyone done this before and can give me a hint or two.......  If not then maybe I will hand letter it :)

PS - if you would like to see this year's crop, check out @KnitRebecca some time next week!

I'm busy 'teaching' myself (with Google tutorials!)  how to crochet around knitted squares.   How does one count the stitches along the sides to ensure the crocheting is even.  The cast on/cast off sides seem fine the sides are a bit 'wavy' so I'm thinking there are to many crochet stiches on those sides.  Could it just be much 'practice' and 'trial and error'?

I tried to get help on Google with this but without  much success.

Thanks a lot.

I am new to crochet, but I’ll see if I can help. You are right it sounds like too many crochet stitches. (Been there a few times)What kind of knit stitch are you using? Do you have the defined v’s on the side of the square or no?
Are you using single or double crochet? And how are you doing your corners?

I have knit for years, and just started crocheting. It’s a whole new experience!

Thanks for responding Megan. 

I haven't knitted for years and starting again AND trying to have 'neat' sides and attempting a new way of casting on, I have just complicated 'things'.  This morning I crocheted and pulled out and crocheted again on a spare square and 'think' I've found a way BUT it is going to take me ages to get all 35 squares done AND then put together. 

I will keep things 'simple' with the next blanket.

I am doing a single crochet and three of them in the corners.

AND You are so right this is a 'whole new experience' - just keeping the wool wrapped around my fingers has been a bit of an hilarious challenge. :)

Hi Roz

I know what you mean about wavy edges and I agree, it does sound like too many stitches.  I suggest you might like to crochet a small swatch of single crochet - about 4 inches wide - using the yarn and hook you are going to use to work around your knitted square.  Work 3 or 4 rows of sc and then put the last row against the edge of the square.  A simple bit of arithmetic will give you an idea of how many stitches you need to make along the edge of the square.  For instance, if your 4 inch swatch has 16 sc stitches, then an 8 inch edge will need 32 stitches.  Does that make sense??!!

Ah, thank you so much. Makes perfect sense. I shall give that a try. Thank you, Elaine.

You're welcome Roz.  I've actually only just thought of it so let us know how you get on.  If I'd thought of it earlier, I could have saved myself a lot of ripping!!

I certainly will let you know how I get on, Elaine.  Thanks again.

I have never tried to sc around an individual square, but when I do it around a completed blanket, it goes a bit wavy. A KAS friend told me to not put a stitch into each knitted stitch/row, but to miss one every few stitches and that did seem to help. I am not a crocheter.  :))

It looks like it’s coming along for you which is great! And I know how you feel. I like to bite off more than I can chew to. 

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