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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to measure woven cloth on Rigid Heddle Loom?? on: February 23, 2009 08:04:43 AM
I'm self taught Rigid Heddle Weaver too.  I haven't tried winding on a tape measure, but I do use removable stitch markers (they look like orange and blue plastic safety pins made by Clover I think) to keep track of my length and keep a ruler or tape measure at hand.    Once I knit 5 inches in length, I clip an orange removable marker on the selvedge of the work at that point to mark the first 5 inches.  At the next 5 inch mark, I place a blue to mark 10 inches.  I then alternate orange and blue.  I sometimes keep a record of my accumulated length on scratch paper, sometimes I just make sure the markers protrude from the edge so I can count them.  I then know how much I've knit.  I don't always just mark 5 and 10 with the markers.  Sometimes I just measure, mark, record length on scratch paper -  and then when I advance I place another marker or just move the one I had and record the new length.

If I am doing a pattern, I do what Betty Davenport advises in one of her books.  I use a strip of paper to make a template ad mark the distances between color changes so I can get a match on the other end.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gathering Intentions from Inspired Cable Knits on: November 21, 2007 11:35:40 AM
Gorgeous sweater!  I wish I could complete something like that.  I have the UFO syndrome.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Big Girls Can Wear Shrugs Too!!! on: July 19, 2007 01:17:11 PM
Love what you did with it!  It looks terrific on you.  Great job!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mug and French Press Jacket on: July 17, 2007 07:54:00 AM
I love this project idea.  That would make a great gift too - a mug with a cozy to go with it.  Thanks! Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: dit dit dit da da da... hat! on: July 17, 2007 07:45:52 AM
Hilarious!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my knits from "simply baby" Debbie Bliss on: July 17, 2007 07:43:40 AM
Adorable!  Love how your projects turned out!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Musty, Rusted Root (with elbow-length sleeves!) on: July 17, 2007 07:32:45 AM
That turned out great!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lemonade-short sleeved cardigan on: July 15, 2007 11:48:37 AM
Thanks for posting this pattern.  Wanted to let you know that I started knitting it yesterday.  So far I am having lots of fun with it.  I love the cables and twists.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple Beret Patterns? on: July 15, 2007 11:37:42 AM
My favorite pattern is the Last Minute Purled Beret also by Wendy Barnard at Knit and Tonic (the designer of Le Slouch).  I think it looks a lot like the first beret link you posted.

www.knitandtonic.ty pepad.com/LastMinutePurledBeret.pdf

I've worked this pattern up a couple of times and had great success with it.  I made a beret with Noro Transitions out of it and just LOVE it!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial! on: July 02, 2007 07:13:34 AM
It's knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca-Silk - the regular weight - not the DK.  It is fuzzy enough to almost work in place of the polar.  It just took a little math. I just multiplied my own guage per inch (4) x the number of inches around my collarbone and added one as Julesey explains in her tutorial.

I love that Baby Alpaca Silk - it is soooo soft.
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