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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / My first hand-painted, home dyed yarn! on: August 14, 2007 06:48:53 PM
So this is my first try at dyeing yarn.  I wasn't too sure how it would turn out, because it looked a bit splotchy when it was in a big loop... but once I skeined it, it looks fabulous! 

I used koolaid, in strawberry watermelon, orange, and cherry, one packet of each. 

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Help please!! on: July 15, 2007 08:11:28 PM
So, my grandma lives in an assisted living home, and the dining room there gets really chilly.  She has asked me to make her a shawl, and I've chosen the "Summer Shawlette" by Sandi Wiseheart from knittingdaily, pattern located http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/shawls_stoles/Summer_Shawlette_Faroese_Islands36-1.html

I have done the crochet cast on, knit my setup row, the next row is what gets me! 

Since the pattern is free online, I hope that it's ok that I post the next part of the pattern: 

Next row: with the same side of work facing you, rotate piece so selvedge at end of row just completed is uppermost (uppermost??).  Bring yarn to front.  Skipping the first slipped selvedge st closest to the needle, *wyf, insert right needle from back to front under both legs of next slipped selvedge st, wrap yarn aroudn as if to purl, an ddraw up a purl st onto right needle; repeat from * 19 more times.

I am so confused!  Can anyone help??

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Two more baby sweaters... and a hat! on: June 16, 2007 05:21:00 PM
Finished these two sweaters up for a gift!  Thought I'd share Smiley





They were both really quick knits... finished in less than a week!  The second sweater, I added a pretty lacy border so that it wasn't so plain. 

More info on my blog!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Some baby items I finished recently.. on: March 26, 2007 06:54:09 PM
My first post of finished items...   Enjoy!

Upside Down Daisy Hat from Knit It! Spring 2007


Baseball sweater from Knit 2 Together


Cabled Baby Hats, free online pattern


Mason-Dixon baby kimono and cabled hat


Patterned sweater from a Leisure Arts booklet
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Uncurling Circular Needles? on: November 24, 2004 11:49:57 PM
Is there any way to straighten the center thin part of circular needles? 

My mom gave me a whole bunch of circular needles, but the center part is so formed from being in packaging and stored too tightly curled, that they are very difficult to work with.

Any suggestions on how to straighten them?  The center part is made of a plastic/nylon kind of material.

Thanks in advance to any solutions!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with a stitch!! on: March 29, 2004 11:06:37 PM
I'm just starting a new sweater, and I've come to something I don't know how to do.

The pattern is asking me to knit with the yarn in front, and purl with the yarn in back for a couple of stitches.  I can't find any diagrams or information anywhere!  

Does anyone have any information about this?  
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