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January 26th, 2006
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Prices are really good , Noro Blossom $7.79, Cash Iroyo $7.99 (some benefit of the exchange rate?). I need alot for the project I would like to do...
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
~intro-what it is-taking apart old sweaters to knit something else with the yarn/reasons why you should do this-you might find a lot of really nice yarn, it costs less than ready-to knit yarn, an opportunity to destroy something =P
~what to look for-yarn you like, good condition,as little fuzziness as possible unless you want to try and take that apart, check the gauge of the sweater-think what you might make with the yarn, no serged seams-are some seams serged because the pieces were just cut from machine-knit fabric?
~disassembling-cut seams, find end, start frogging, wind into hanks as you go-are there any tricks to this?
~winding-different methods(what kinds of equipment are available?), should probably measure at some point-wind around 18" piece of cardboard(I use a quilting ruler just cause it's right there and ready to use) # of loops=yards
~possible uses-use as a substitute in an appropriate pattern, check if you have enough yarn before you start(hold up sweater sleeve that will probably never be finished because I just assumed that I had enough yarn for a sweater and found out otherwise =/)
Let me know if you think something might need to be changed.
Thanks for looking! =)
edit: one other thing-how do you straighten the frogged yarn, or do you really need to?
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Even though I've only been knitting for about 3 months, I feel like I've knit enough that I should know how gauge works, but I am totally embarrased to admit I just can't figure it out! Up until now, I haven't knit anything where gauge was crucial. The first hat I made, I followed the needle size and yarn rec, and the hat was very snug. So a couple weeks ago I made the same hat, and just decided to go up 1 needle size. That hat was much better fitting, but I wasn't happy with the resulting fabric. Too floppy. I preferred the fabric I got on the smaller needle.
Now, I have to knit the same hat for a friend, and she gave me her head measurement and said that she didn't like tight hats. So I really want to make sure this hat will fit her, while using the smaller needle size to get the nicer fabric, so I guess I am going to have to alter the pattern. So I bit the bullet and knit my first gauge swatch, but I have no idea what this tells me, and I am worried that it involves my arch-enemy: math.
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I know how to increase evenly. I just need to know if I should treat those increase stitches as knit or purl stitches in k1, p1 ribbing. When increasing that would throw off the rest of the ribbing, perhaps looking like a purl stitch in a line of knit stitches, no?!
Well, you tell me!
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The same symbol is listed twice and has two different instructions for it:
2/1 RPC slip 1st onto cn and hold in back k2, p1 from cn
2/1 RC slip 1st onto cn and hold in back k2, k1 from cn
I can't figure out when to do what if they are both represented by the same symbol on the chart. I know the RC is right cross but I'm unsure what RPC stands for...hopefully that is the root of my problem.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
"The Healing Shawl"
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If you chose to make a shawl, please let me know and I will give you the address to mail it to. The Morristown, NJ relay will be in late May 2006.
Thank you for taking your time to make a shawl for cancer patients.
a squid hat pattern!
i'm imagining this in bright, pepto-bismol pink...
My sewing skills are really, really bad :D Would the bag will be messed up, or less sturdy, if I just knit the 2 panels separately, and then joined them w/ the gusset?
Thanks so much.
For an example of what he's looking for, this is the yarn I'm using (Regia Veriegated Sock Yarn) and this appears to be it's navy equivalent.
The problem is this, there is no way I'm making him something in sock weight yarn like that! So I googled around, looked at theknitter.com, yarn.com, knitpicks.com and others and haven't found something that will fit the bill. So I turn to you, the wise ladies and gents of Knitting to help me find something even remotely close to this in a worsted or heavier weight yarn.
Can anyone help me? Bueller?
I was over at one of my local shopping centers, with the intention of not going to the Treasure Island store there because it's too much of a temptation, and lo and behold, they were having a storewide clearance because they were going out of business! A few of us at the cashier line asked the cashier if it was just that store, and she said it was the whole chain was going out of business due to mismanagement, etc. and that supposedly they'd be closed for good in March, but she didn't bet on that happening (implying that it might be sooner). Everything in the yarn section was about 30% off, but I'm sure the prices will go down as time goes down too. The cashier seemed to think that there wasn't much left in the yarn section since that seemed to be most of what she saw, but there seemed to be a decent amount of stuff still back there.
So, if you are looking to plump up your stash (and I was working on trying to bust my stash, but oh well), now's a good time!
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lorna's laces shepherd sock on US2s
Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for looking!
I've been looking at MJ Trim and Tall Poppy Craft, has anyone used either one?
Please help my poor finger!
I'm back to knitting socks, and I'm having an annoying problem with my dpns.
I know that when I get to a few stitches before the end of a needle, the stitches start getting a little looser. I've noticed that for a long time, and have just lived with it. This happens on all my projects I use DPNs for.
Now, on this pair of socks, that looseness is getting WAY out of hand! And it creeps around the needles, getting looser all the time. I've stopped a couple times, and gone back and tightened up the stitches on that row, but it just starts again a needle or so later.
This is really bugging me!
To make matters worse, this is to make the mate for a sock I did almost 2 years ago. I'm using the same 2.5 mm needles the other one was made on. I'm getting the same stitch gauge, but the rows look horrid.
Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this? I'm knitting quite tightly, but it doesn't seem to help.
Thanks in advance,