Does Ravelry have a category for patterns for those under 5 feet tall? You may also Google you query and see what pops up. Another place to try is you local yarn shop. They may be able to recommend books, designers, etc. Also check your library or even Amazon. If you find a book or two on Amazon, the library may have it available or get it for you through its lending library.
Though there are no hard and fast rules there are consequences of "bumps" and such when changing colors. Google your query and watch the various videos to learn the best way to change colors, especially of you don't want those pesky purl bumps when knitting. To change color with crochet requires a different technique.
Before casting off again, run a lifeline through the last row. This way if you don't like what you've done, your stitches will be saved should you need to rip your work. I've found the following cast off works well. K2tog, place the stitch on right needle back on left needle and k2tog. Repeat this till last stitch and pull yarn through loop.
That depends on what we are seeing. To me, the answer is no. Sorry, I see something else.
Do you mean a beanie hat with an Ichord on top? Have you checked ravelry?
Do what I've had to do. NO KNITTING by order of my physical therapist until my thumbs heal or I have thumb surgery to correct the osteoarthritis. This week I'm on vacation. No cooking, cleaning or ironing and definitely no driving or knitting. Totally eating out. Wheee!
Check Ravelry.com for patterns. This site is free to join. Also books by Iris Schreier, found at the library. She creates for Artyarns and her patterns require only one or 2 skeins. A consideration. It is the yarn that helps make the finished item a work of art.
One reason for wardrobe or large closets...many husbands and wives both work and you have clothes for the office, then clothes for recreation followed by fancy occasions. You get the point of needing space for a multitude of situations. And don't forget all those shoes.
Chris Greenall, the entire needle goes through the gauge hole.
Are the posts sterling and do you sell your work on Etsy? My daughter and granddaughters would love earrings such as you are making.
What brand of needle do you have? Manufacturers really recommend using a gauge for their particular needle because there is no one gauge that works well with all needle brands. To measure accurately use calipers. And if you have an older Boye or Susan Bates gauge, they really do not measure the newer metric needles accurately.
Stella lighting; on line and Amazon. stellalighting.com. I have tried Verilux, Ott and Stella and find Stella a much better light.
After 50 years, we don't need much. Mine is tomorrow, Father's Day. A donation sounds wonderful. We've replaced all the towels, potholders, bed linens, dishes, pots and pans, glassware, utensils, furniture. You get the idea that we oldies really don't need much but new reading glasses, a good book and a nice bottle of wine to go with a good cheese.
I make the cloths larger to separate fry pans and glass baking dishes. With heavier weight cotton I make coasters and hot pads to either pick up pots and pans from the stove or put a pot on the pad. Lots of things you can do with them without washing your dishes, the sink, the counter or your face.