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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: November 01, 2008 06:26:15 PM
when I trace a pattern, I don't always remember to put all the markings on it. Last time, I completely missed the elastic markings, then was to lazy to pull out the original to check where they were actually supposed to be. Turned out a little big, but otherwise good, I'd say
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / long tail CO easiest?? on: October 28, 2008 08:56:09 AM
I keep reading that the Longtail CO is super easy, well then I must be missing something, because I cannot do it, not for the life of me. I watched the knittinghelp video, yeah, no not working, so if anyone's got a better video, that would be great. (Knitting help did not help me on the kitchner stitch either, I had to find another video, so it might just be her description I don't get. What makes this so much easier/better than knitting on (which I do now)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / how bad will it turn out on: October 22, 2008 05:35:51 PM
I am a new knitter, so I don't have very many needle sets. a straight 10.5 a 42" circular in 10.5, a 14" or 16" (I can't remember the conversion 40cm) circular in size 7 and a DPN set in size 8.

The pattern I'm planning on doing next has you start out 4 sizes smaller than you need to get the pattern guage, then you switch to needles 2 sizes smaller than guage, then later to the guage size. now this would mean I'd need to buy 2 more sets of circulars, as I'm 90% sure that my gauge size is 7 though I'm going to double check. Also this pattern is done in the round

Will it turn out bad if I do it all on one set of needles?
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Things I have learned about sewing (feel free to add...) on: September 19, 2008 11:05:17 AM
If you don't need a measuring tape (or other sewing implement), you'll see them everywhere.  If you need one, even the ones you saw 10 minutes ago will disappear (especially if you have a toddler with a measuring tape addiction).  *I KNOW I saw one this morning. I haven't been up that long. WHERE did I see it???*

so true

and mine likes bobbins too, I prefill like 5 when I'm working with white  thread (almost always) and he will throw them on the floor, or chew on them.
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Things I have learned about sewing (feel free to add...) on: September 17, 2008 06:01:36 PM
If you leave your sewing room unatended your 2 year old will mess with your serger threads, without fail, this is twice now I'll have to cut the threads and rethread the machine because he climbed up and across the pool table to my machine storage corner and played with the cones. while i was making Lunch.

The law of sewing, if you're working on a deadline or important project, your machine and other tools know it and all go on strike.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: September 17, 2008 05:54:38 PM
I sew assembly line style (Diapers and other smallish items) and I will use pieces I've already cut as additional patterns.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: September 07, 2008 03:46:26 PM
ok I remembered, I don't oil my machine or change needles, unless i have a problem. Blush
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: to wash...or not on: September 07, 2008 03:45:22 PM
always, on hot, just like mom taught me, of course it's neccessary, as I make diapers and they have to be washed on hot.

the first batch of fabric I bought got washed on warm accidentally, and none of those diapers fit anymore.
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: September 07, 2008 03:29:53 PM
hunching (I do use an adjustable computer chair to combat this, but it only goes so far)

We're supposed to pin? I usually don't pin much, line up the corners, and pin them, nothing else

I'm a bad snapper, I have a snap press, and use my wrists to press, cuz i don't wanna get up, each and every snap, when you're doing 50+ snaps in a sitting, you don't want to stand up every single time.

there was another one I thought of while reading and it escapes me already.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: August 28, 2008 01:09:53 PM
putting pins in my mouth.

setting aside fabric for a potential order, then deciding I need to use it for my own purposes.

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