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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Any Tatters? on: October 06, 2007 12:32:26 PM
I just recently got into tatting and I was wondering if there are any tatters on Craftster. Mmmyep thats about it Tongue
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Tea Towel Tour *3* on: September 24, 2007 01:40:28 PM
I must not check the Swap boards nearly enough because somehow I managed to miss the first 2 Tea Towel Tours! Here is a link to the tour that is currently still running http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193250.0 Let me know what you think...I could definately use a new apron Smiley
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help w/ hood on: September 22, 2007 07:22:50 PM
I am currently making a man's pullover and would like to alter the pattern so that it has a hood. The back portion of the sweater has a cable running directly down the center and I thought it would look neat if that same cable continued into the hood. My issue is that many of the patterns I am seeing for hoods use a 3 needle bindoff to shape the top which would not work whatsoever for what I am trying to accomplish. Anyone have any ideas on how to pull this off?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Keeping yarn tangle free on: September 19, 2007 09:05:56 PM
I'm a fairly intermediate knitter, but no matter how basic or advanced the pattern is I'm working on I *always* seem to end up turning my yarn into a tangled mess! I get through it of course, but it definately hinders the process. I was wondering if any of you have any genius tips/tricks to keeping yarn nice and neat Smiley
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Softening Red Heart on: September 10, 2007 05:47:15 PM
I plan to eventually make an awesome cabled sweater for my BF using wool yarn, but to be sure I could pull the pattern off I decided to make a cheaper version for myself using Red Heart Super Saver. I bought the yarn with the recollection of posts on Craftster stating that it softens up a great deal in the wash.  I was wondering if anyone who has had previous experience with brand has on any tips on softening it up. Do you just throw it in the wash? Or maybe wash it with some conditioner as some people do to soften wool yarn? Much thanks!
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knit N' Style: Milano on: September 02, 2007 08:38:06 PM
Knit N' Style is not a magazine I have ever purchased before, but I happened to glance through the patterns in the new Fall/Winter issue and think the Milano sweater is one of the most unique patterns I have seen in a while. Heres a link to a pic for those who havent seen it. http://www.knitnstyle.com/images/oct07/3.jpg My boyfriend loved it as much as me and is going to order the yarn for it next week. In the meantime I was wondering if anyone out there would like to KAL with me?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anybody used LionBrand Wool-Ease? on: September 02, 2007 04:13:32 PM
I don't know if any of you have looked into the new Knit N' Style magazine for fall/winter but the Milano sweater is AMAZING! Im making one for my boyfriend and he agreed to pay for the yarn. I don't want the poor guy to have to dish out 80 dollars for a nice sweater so I was thinking of trying Wool-Ease because of its affordability. I read reviews on Joanne's website and it seems that the main issue is pilling. Some say it pills while others say it doesnt at all. I think the reason for this is some claim to have placed their knit items into the dryer. My question is basically if any of you have tried this yarn and think its a relatively good deal or should I just go with Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / *TAMMY*(4 pics) on: August 25, 2007 03:27:51 PM
Horay for a bunch of firsts! My first tammy, my first fair isle project, and the first thing I've made with my handspinning that had a finished result in mind. All of the yarn in this hat was spun and dyed by me except the black, which I used as a model. The fiber is a superwash merino and tencel blend if your curious. This pattern was designed using the Threads knitting around the world book and the Traditional Fair Isle Patterns reprint.

Here is the top and bottom blocking on a plate

and modeled by me


19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2 questions/fair isle & superwash on: July 28, 2007 07:05:34 PM
I'm attempting my first fair isle project, a knitted tam. I get the basics of the procedure from reading books and watching videos, but had a couple questions:

1) I know in fair isle you are not supposed to have floats that are over 5 stitches long to prevent puckering. However, I have seen methods that "weave" the yarn along the back. Does this make it OK to have longer floats?

2) Basic question-Does superwash block? Im using a superwash/tencel blend that I am spinning myself, but Im not sure if the superwash makes it unblockable. Im supposed to block it on a dinner plate whem Im done Smiley

Much thanks!
20  Washington / Washington: West / Seattle Knitting? on: July 15, 2007 03:20:37 PM
Hello! Im from Spokane and coming over on Sunday/Monday July 29/30 for a concert and would love to hit a couple knitting and spinning stores while there.  Do any of you craftsters know of any awesome stores I cant miss? Much thanks!
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