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11  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What can I do with this Dissected Sweater? on: March 11, 2006 08:58:19 AM
Ryoruki, I think I do like that idea for the cabled part!  Hmmmm, that could be cute, dyed and maybe embellished a little.  I think that is one thing I'll try doing with it!  Thanks!

Anyone have suggestions for what to make with the back and sleeves?
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: What's going on with my sewing machine?!? on: March 10, 2006 04:58:53 PM
For some reason I'm thinking the technical name for the teethy things is 'feed dogs'.  (I am a dog person, but still find this to be an odd technical part for a sewing machine!  LOL  Wink

I know there is a way to lower them, which is what sounds to me like your problem is, but I am afraid that I do not remember how to do raise the dang the things.  I'm sure it's probably very simple, but I have no idea.

Do you have an instuction manual with your machine?  If not, you can run a search on google or yahoo  under "Singer manual" and the model number of your machine, and you should be able to find a free one online!  My cousin recently got a 'new' older one from the '70s and I found her instuctions on the net!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Spiderman Shower Curtain gone WILD! on: March 10, 2006 07:53:34 AM
That is soooo cool! To me, it looks like something you would have paid a whole lot for in a store, had you not been so creative!

My only idea for making it more sturdy would be maybe to add a lining to it.  But then again, I also think the vinyl itself is most likely strong enough.

Cool purse!

14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: What's going on with my sewing machine?!? on: March 09, 2006 08:15:41 PM
I also think you need to adjust the tension, probably of the bobbin thread.  I also have an older Singer machine (which I eat because it was my Grandmothers') so I may be able to help.  There should be a dial on the right front that has to do with stitch length, which you might try adjusting first, depending on the type of fabric you are using.  If I remember right, on the left front side there is a bobbin tension guage that I would try next; it might to be a bit tighter.

Hope this helps.  Good Luck!   Smiley

15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What can I do with this Dissected Sweater? on: March 09, 2006 03:23:44 PM
I've been reading so many postings here on Craftster that I had to go and buy something at a thrift store to reconstruct!  I bought this sweater for a whooping 50 cents!

It has a 'Gap' label is is made of wool and a bit of angora.  It has a great feel to it, though it was a bit dingy looking. 

Anyway, I had intended to unravel it, kool-aid dye it, then reknit the yarn.  BUT I was overzealous with those dang scissors and I ended up cutting it apart wrong so when I unravel it I just get the short peices.  Roll Eyes (I studied up on the unravelling-a-sweater instructions afterward, so next time I think I'll have more luck).

So this is the part where I really need some suggestions.  I am too stubborn to toss the thing so I have got to figure out what to do with it.  If nothing else, I could felt it and have a butt load of coasters and cleaning rags, but I'd rather come up with something more fun!  I could probably, maybe, make a dog sweater or two out of it.

So, please give me some ideas!!!   Kiss

Thanks in advance,
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pile of flesh). on: March 05, 2006 09:19:26 AM
Thanks!  I used size 5 knitting needles and bulky yarn (its a really old, discontinued yarn I had found, but any regular bulky yarn ought to work just as well)  I really liked using the mini cable stitch.  You just knit 2 tog and leave on the needle; then stick your needle between the 2 stitches, and knit the first stitch, then slip both off the needle. 
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first socks! on: March 02, 2006 04:32:45 PM
You did a great job on those cool socks!  And they fit your feet perfectly!  I DO like that yarn!   Grin

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pile of flesh). on: March 02, 2006 04:21:38 PM

Here is my Panta! 

Not easy to photograph the top of one's own head, so the picture is NOT the greatest.  I substituted a mini cable stitch for the ridges.

Are there any instructions for a skinnier, bad-hair-day-in-warm-weather version?  I think it should be pretty easy to modify the pile of flesh, but would eat to see some others done thinner. 

Yep, I'm planning to make at least one more! 
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where the heck is the 'Panta' pile of flesh? on: February 24, 2006 08:03:54 AM
Thanks so much!  I had kept trying to get to the Finnish page, which is apparently not there anymore, then I did searches on the net, only to find eveyone talking about Panta, but no instructions.

I am so amazed there are sooooo many posts on that thread!  Cool!

THanks to y'all, I found the instructions and have am now on section 4 of the infamous Panta! 

20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where the heck is the 'Panta' pile of flesh? on: February 23, 2006 05:51:26 PM
I am dying to make a Panta but I can not find a pile of flesh.  I clicked on the only link I could find to it, and all I got was a weird forein looking page,with no pile of flesh.  So please help direct me to a pile of flesh and I will be happy!

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