Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

 
Main
Safety eyes
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Nov 7, 2013 08:17:18   #
Penshu
 
I have knit a teddy bear for my GGS and wm wondering about whether to use safety eyes or embroider them. Are safety eyes really safe? Do you attach them before or after stuffing the heads. Thanks in advance for your responses.
 
Nov 7, 2013 08:34:25   #
OMgirl
 
Penshu wrote:
I have knit a teddy bear for my GGS and wm wondering about whether to use safety eyes or embroider them. Are safety eyes really safe? Do you attach them before or after stuffing the heads. Thanks in advance for your responses.


It says right on the package of safety eyes that they are not recommended for use in products for children less than 3 years of age. If your teddy bear is for a baby>2 year old, I would embroider or needle felt the eyes onto the face. When you DO use safety eyes, you attach them before stuffing the heads.
Hope this answers your questions.
Kindest Regards,
OM girl
Nov 7, 2013 08:37:37   #
nankat (a regular here)
 
I agree completely.
Nov 7, 2013 08:59:47   #
bwtyer
 
They are still a choke hazard to toddlers- I would embroider them. I think the package says 3yrs and up but still - that would depend on the 3 yr old.
Nov 7, 2013 14:48:12   #
Penshu
 
Thank you. Will feel safer embroidering them on. My GGS is under a year.
Nov 8, 2013 08:03:03   #
stirfry (a regular here)
 
I felt or embroider eyes. Don't want to be responsible for a little on choking. Little ones are very smart and will figure out a way to get the eye off.
 
Nov 8, 2013 11:19:18   #
cinjean48
 
I decided to do that too after putting a pair of safety eyes on a bunny I made. I couldn't get those eyes off with a screwdriver wedged between the parts. Needless to say, I made another bunny just in case.
Nov 8, 2013 15:33:15   #
bell
 
cinjean48 wrote:
I decided to do that too after putting a pair of safety eyes on a bunny I made. I couldn't get those eyes off with a screwdriver wedged between the parts. Needless to say, I made another bunny just in case.


I have used safety for almost all the toys I have made except
for the ones that are to small then I sew. When I put mine in
I stuff the head a little bit and make sure that some of the
stuffing is around the eye post before I put the nut on. Never
had one to be pulled out even with a screwdriver between the eye and washer.
Bell
Nov 8, 2013 19:09:13   #
Penshu
 
Thanks for all the answers. Will embroider them.
Nov 11, 2013 05:31:10   #
Rachael88
 
If it is for a very young child then I would embroider the eyes on, that is what I do for my kids as they are still little. When they get a bit older then I will try using the safety eyes, as I think they look great on teddy bears.
 
          
Main
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.