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211  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Broken yarn mid project!! Help! on: November 25, 2005 07:05:22 AM
I think you should be honest with your mother, at least not in a harsh way.  Tell her that you really want the poncho to come out nice but the yarn is not working and explain to her that if you continue with that yarn, you'll end up buying way more than the pattern called for.  Make your suggestion on what yarn you think will look good in that pattern.  I'm sure she will understand if you tell her that way oppose to you saying it in frustrated, and harsh way

Believe me, I tried, but I showed her the nearly finished project yesterday and she adores it. I already told her about the snapping issue, but she just hearts it so much.  Besides, she's my mom, I guess I'm willing to suffer through some pain to make her something, I'm just frustrated to be on the last few inches of a project and to have yarn snapping all over the place.

Just a couple more inches and it's all over........
212  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Broken yarn mid project!! Help! on: November 24, 2005 10:11:28 PM
RAAAAAAAR! it just happenned again! I HATE this stuff. I swear that I will never again, as long as i have strength in my body to knit a single stitch, use this yarn AGAIN!!!!!!!

THis time it had to be ripped out. Just gotta keep telling myself "only 4 more inches of lace and you're done! Forever! The extra balls she bought for the project will be going back to the shop for some nice sturdy wool.  Wink
213  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Broken yarn mid project!! Help! on: November 24, 2005 07:38:05 PM
Thanks for the help! Mom already got me the needle kit, That's what I'm using to knit this silly thing up. I told her I'd need one circular needle, and she ended up buying me the kit. It rocks, but I know this makes me her knitting slave for time eternal.  Wink It also keeps me busy, I took up knitting to give my idle devil hands something to do while recovering from surgery, so it was a get well present too.

I went back and studied it closely, the piece that broke is in a section of this funky lacey pattern. I knotted it in tight and I'm going to attach some thread into the fiber so that I can sew it in a bit, secure it and it's won't be noticeable by sight, only by feel. the poncho is worked in a single color of yarn, so I think that will help to hide it.  I'm almost done and I want to move on BADLY, so perhaps I was a bit impatient just knitting on, but I really think it will be unnoticeable. Anyways, it's my first knitting project besides scarves and there are several small mistakes, but as I learned from sewing and costuming, if you don't point out the tiny errors, no one else will see them there.  Grin
214  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Broken yarn mid project!! Help! on: November 24, 2005 05:40:58 PM
So my mom convinced me to knit her this horrific poncho using that Lion brand suede yarn. First, I hate the stuff, it feels nice, but it looks weird when knit up and is VERY unforgiving with any loose stitches. Second, the poncho is pretty awful and I'm sure was never meant to be word by a 50-somtething woman. I shouldn't whine since she bought the yarn, pattern and a boye needlemaster kit for me as payment for doing it. ($70 for a set of aluminum needles! oi!)

Anyways, here is my issue. I'm happily knitting away while at my thanksgiving thing with the fam tonight when right in the middle of a k2tog, one of my loops snaps! there is is. big ugly broken yarn when I'm on the home stretch of getting it done. I stopped where I was and temporarily knotted off the broken loop. Luckily it was on a deacrease stitch, so I think the small flaw will be unnoticeable, but does anyone have some idea on how to make sure this is hidden? Can I just knot it tightly off or will it show up? I'm trying not to have to rip out stitches if possible. the yarn is a pain to rip out. I'm sure anyone who has worked with it can feel my pain.

Please help my knitty friends!!!!
215  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: free yarn on: November 22, 2005 06:24:39 PM
I'm kind of sad it's such a tiny sample of the fur yarn. I may get ostracized, but I love the feel of animal fur. Can't honestly think of anything that could really be made with it and worn comfortably. The hides on furs are typically much harder than leather and would probably make the otherwise soft fur awfully lumpy and bumpy. I can imagine the washing process on it would be a beast too. No pun intended.

As for the disco, I'll prolly just make something cutesy for my daughter. That fluffy yarn isn't really my bag, baby, but she adores it.
216  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: LP cover journals! on: November 19, 2005 12:13:55 AM
It was actually super easy. We used notebooks that have the weird opening in the back, like

We just lifted the back part of the spiral very carefully, removed the old covers and put the new ones back on, then pressed the spirals closed again.
217  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / LP cover journals! on: November 08, 2005 08:20:34 PM
My hubby and I made these for favors at my daughters birthday party. Her theme is retro. We used inexpensive notebooks we found on sale and just remade the covers with old record covers. the records are being turned into bowls to hold the journals, jacls, and other goodies.

Let me know what you think.  Smiley

218  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: I am a yarn tard. Help! on: November 07, 2005 05:31:57 PM
JOYGASM!!!!!!!1 Thank you for the video. I think I get it now. Watch out world, here comes a kerchief!!!!

I was so excited that I went and told my DH that I'm not such a tard anymore. He patted my head and said "Of course not, honey." I know this is a bad sign, but I'm thrilled nonetheless.  Grin
219  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: I am a yarn tard. Help! on: November 07, 2005 08:27:55 AM
I understand the "right" and "wrong" concept. I sew, so that one was easy to pick up. I'm going to give it another go tonight when I get home from work and maybe I'll make a bit more progress. If not I'll post up a pic of my lovely triangular knot  Grin
220  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: I am a yarn tard. Help! on: November 07, 2005 05:09:05 AM
Only increase into the right side of the fabric.....  I guess that is where I get lost. It tells me to stitch into the front AND back of a stitch to increas, but I can't figure out how to do that stitching only onto one side. Like I said, I'm a complete tard. Feel free to laugh and point at my utter silliness. I will try to get a pc tonight Of what is happening when I try doing this. I'm sure it's something simple, and I'm just missing the obvious.  Wink
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