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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sock advice on: March 04, 2007 08:39:18 AM
I have yet to actually try this, but I have seen a few sock patterns where you use needles a size smaller to do the ribbing at the top of your sock. It seems to me that would make them grab your leg a bit better and therefore, less sagging. Good luck!
-Paula
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Glittens! on: February 23, 2007 08:52:50 AM
Pattern: Glove - Hooray for Me Gloves!
            Mitten - basic math from Broad Street Mittens
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Anne (60% Merino Wool Superwash, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon)
Needle Size: US 3




I promise the other glove is done, it was busy taking pictures of the other one!
The actual hand part and the glove part were surprisingly easy.  The fingers drove me nuts though.  I used double knitting, but I kept dropping stitches and would have to start the finger over. They are awesomely warm!
-Paula
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pilling and fuzzing.... GAH!! on: February 16, 2007 08:52:23 AM
i've said this before in another thread but the cheapest way to do this is to take a new dry razor and lightly run it over the sweater. I stress LIGHTLY. It works just as well as a sweater shaver..and probably half the time too!

try it out for yourself


I did that with a skirt. It wasn't knitted, but the butt area was very pill-y.  My hubby and I were trying to figure out what to do and he grabbed his razor and started shaving.  It worked wonders and we were amazed at his creative genius!
-Paula
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Personalized clothing tags? on: February 12, 2007 09:51:10 AM
There's a topic here on gift tags.
But I think what you're really asking for is this. You use iron on lables and ribbon!
-Paula
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Thumb Gusset Help! on: February 12, 2007 09:46:33 AM
I made gloves from the Hooray for Me glove pattern and I ran into the same problem.
I don't know if a gusset and a gore are the same thing. But this is how I counted 34 stitches back from the end of the round (32 + 2 increased) marked it, knitted to that point and followed the increase pattern.
Hope that makes sense. Good luck!
-Paula
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First sox! on: February 11, 2007 06:14:58 PM
I do two socks at a time using magic loop, so it can be done. You just need a crazy long circular.  I think the one I use is 42 or 45 inches long. I can't remember the site I used to learn, but here are some I found just now:
http://www.knitaddicted.com/files/MagicLoop.pdf
http://www.webdesignsbybarb.com/tostetoes/twosocksoneneedletoeup.htm
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/
Good luck!
-Paula
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Searching for free pattern - simple gloves in fingering weight on: February 09, 2007 09:55:08 PM
I skimmed the Interweave article and didn't see double knitting mentioned. On the Hooray for Me Gloves pattern, under the heading Working with DPNs, it tells you how to use double knitting for the fingers.  I highly recommend it! I made a pair of fingerless gloves using this pattern and I think I would have given up if not for double knitting. Good luck!
-Paula
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: February 02, 2007 08:28:25 AM
Tinkerpuppet --
I agree, curves are hard! I'm not that great of a sewer, so I ended up making mine rectangular. I've been using them almost a year now and I love them.  Once I had to use a regular disposable pad (emergency!) and ended up with an itchy rash! Now I take one with me everywhere.
I also use Jade & Pearl sponges.  I love those! I kind of want to try the keeper, but I can't reach in and grab stuff easily.  When I first tried the sponges, I tried without string attached to them and it took me almost half an hour to get it out! I just couldn't get a grip on the thing! I love too that I'm not freaked out by my own blood & body.  I've told friends about it and a couple said "Ewww, you mean you have to rinse them out by hand?" I guess I figured once you soaked and rinsed enough stained underwear, rinsing out something just for that purpose isn't that different. But a few are truly interested, so I hope I've converted some.
-Paula
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sock patterns...suggestions? on: December 22, 2006 11:30:18 AM
I LOVE socks! I posted some of the socks I've made here.
I really like Knitty's Universal Toe up Pattern.
Good luck and can't wait to see what you make!
-Paula
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fixing a dropped stitch at the end on: December 22, 2006 11:26:01 AM
With your crochet hook, pick up that loop hanging out from your dropped stich.  Then catch the bar that goes across above the loop and pull it through the loop you have on your crocet hook.  If you know how to crochet, it should be similar to making a chain stich but not quite. Continue to work your way up.  If you are knitting or purling it changes from which side you go at it, but you'll have to just try it out and see what happens.  I can never remember.
Also, get yourself the Stitch and Bitch book.  There's a whole section on how to fix mistakes. I got one for my friend that I taught to knit in case she drops a stitch or something and I'm not there to help her. My hubby was telling me about another knitting book. The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask I haven't check it out myself, so I can't vouch for it.  But it sounds like a good tool to have. Good luck!
-Paula
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