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11  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Serger Stich Question on: December 19, 2006 12:37:42 PM
I just bought a new serger for my early Christmas present and I'm getting a little confused. For starters, when I turn the tension dials, it doesn't seem to change how the stitch looks. It's like everyone other thread hangs over the side. Could this be a problem with the knife? I read that if it's cutting to close it could cause that. Also, my other question is when I serge just the regular stitch with the machine and open it up, it looks like the "ladder" stitch. Is there a way to stitch with only the serger and have the seam stay closed? Like when I look inside my knit shirt and the side seams looked serged but the outside looks like a normal stitched seam? I hope this makes sense to someone. I might try to put up some photos later on showing the problem. If you have any help or advice, I would appreciate it very much!
Happy Sewing!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Christmas Dress on: December 18, 2006 06:55:47 PM
This is a dress I made for my step-daughter for Christmas. She's 7 years old, which is the perfect age for making pretty dresses Smiley She lives in another state though, so I can only make dresses once in a while. I used the pieces from a pattern to get the size right and just made them my own. I quilted the top of the dress and put rosettes where the lines crossed. It has a sash that ties around the waist and four layers for the bottom. I used a soft cotton for the first layer, then two of tulle and one of organza. Then for the bottom I stiched on some ribbon and then stiched on bows. I still might add a little somthing to it, we'll just see how I feel about it in the morning. I hope you like the dress and I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Smiley













13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need help making my own top...please please please!! on: February 19, 2006 11:36:41 AM
I've asked this a while back and didn't get any help so I"m going to ask again. I want to make my own version of the jiffy tube top but I don't know how many stitches to cast on. I did a test swatch and it says there are 5 stitches per inch. My bust is 34 inches so it should just be 5 x's 34 right? Well 170 just seems like a lot. I don't want to make a whole tube top and then have it turn out to be too big or too small. I would love any help with finding out how many stitches to cast on. I'm going to do some ribbing on the bottom and then it's just all going to be st st and then some more ribbing at the top, no cables. Thanks for any help!
Jennifer

by the way, I'm using just plain red heart classic yarn and and size 6 29'' circular needles.
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I want to make my own top...please help!!! on: February 19, 2006 11:35:41 AM
I've asked this a while back and didn't get any help so I"m going to ask again. I want to make my own version of the jiffy tube top but I don't know how many stitches to cast on. I did a test swatch and it says there are 5 stitches per inch. My bust is 34 inches so it should just be 5 x's 34 right? Well 170 just seems like a lot. I don't want to make a whole tube top and then have it turn out to be too big or too small. I would love any help with finding out how many stitches to cast on. I'm going to do some ribbing on the bottom and then it's just all going to be st st and then some more ribbing at the top, no cables. Thanks for any help!
Jennifer

by the way, I'm using just plain red heart classic yarn and and size 6 29'' circular needles.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help with the number of stitches! on: February 01, 2006 10:48:24 AM
Ok, I want to make a tube top like the Jiffy one every seems to be making. I did a swatch and it says it's 5 stitches per inch. So I just mult. 5 times my chest measurment right? It just seems like a lot of stitches and I don't want to start it and have it turn out huge and I've wasted yarn and time on something I can't use. So if anyone has help on this please let me know. Thanks so much!
-Jen
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Am I knitting this right?? on: January 20, 2006 06:10:27 PM
Ok, I was just looking at the scarf I just made and I'm not sure if I did it right. I used size 11 needles and two yarns together. So when I pull on the scarf to make it a little longer it has these rows in it. Here is a photo of what I'm taking about:



See how there are "lines"  I thought that when you just did knit stitch it was smooth and flat? Is it just because I used a large needle or did I do something else. I hope I'm explaining this right. IF you have any ideas or advice, I would love it. Thanks!
Jennifer
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first Scarf =) on: January 20, 2006 12:50:34 PM
This is my first real project. It's about 3 feet long and about 3in wide.I used size 11 needles.It's lion brand wool ease white glitter yarn with bernat cottontots in a verg. pink color.I think it turned out great, now I just have to wait for the weather to cool off a little more. It took about 3 days of working on it here and there to finish. Now I think I'm going to try a hat next. Thanks for looking!




18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How long does it take you to knit a scarf? on: December 28, 2005 04:43:17 PM
Hi,
 I just started knitting and I'm making a scarf. I can only work on it a few hours a day because I have a two year old. I was just wondering how long it takes everyone to knit a scarf. I'm making one that's about 3 or 4 feet long and about 4 inches wide.It's just a knit stitch, nothing fancy. I just want to know if it's going to take me a few days or a few weeks Smiley Thanks and happy knitting!
-Jennifer
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / ROSEART's THE REAL KNIT AND GEM MACHINE?? on: December 25, 2005 02:29:50 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has used this before? I just bought one for my friend for Christmas, and I really want one now. I saw her use it a little and it seems to work pretty good. I know nothing about knitting so I'm not sure how well it works. It's pretty much just for small projects like a scarf, hat or purse. I'm sure if you worked at it you could make something bigger. Anyways, if anyone has used this, or knows if it works good then please let me know! Thanks so much,
Jennifer
20  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / juicy juicy jugs on: November 08, 2005 01:40:39 PM
I just want to see if anyone has any ideas for using juice jugs. My son drinks a lot of juice and I hate to just throw them away. I've already turned one into a kitchen spoon holder and another one I painted and made it into a vase to hold dried flowers. So any ideas woud be very helpful. Thanks!
Jen
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