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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Capelets for girl and doll on: March 16, 2007 05:26:01 PM
hi all- my obsession with the Anthropogie-inspired capelet continues.

I made this one for my daughter to go with her easter dress.  I had a good bit of yarn left over, so I decided to make one for her American Girl Doll.  I recklessly abused Julesy_123's patterns for these...  Yarn: Plymouth Encore (a worsted weight), total about 200 yarns.  Trim for doll- Lion Brand Microspun.  Needles for girl: sz 10.  for doll, 6.

Now that I think about it, these two cost me less than $10 too- the encore was 5.78 including tax, and the purple microspun was scrap from another project.  (maybe 3.50/ skein at michaels?)  March Challenge here I come..... ha ha.

these were really fun. thanks for looking!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / sewing needle case on: March 05, 2007 04:09:41 PM
do I belong here?  anyways, it is a sewn object, for sewing stuff.... I saw this adorable Russian Doll fabric online.  Bought it.  Found this great fabric at CC (Calico Corners) and could only get a sample.  (yellow and dotty)  but it was 75% off!  (new fancy design/ orders only store) I ordered two yards to make a pillow.  So, I took the sample home and happened to toss it on top of the doll fabric in the stash.  Yea!  But I only had the bitty sample for now- I'm so impatient- so I made this little sewing needle case.  Felt inside pages.  Thanks for looking, I had fun making it!  Marykz

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn ball question- what went wrong? on: February 27, 2007 09:43:40 AM
Hi all- so, I'm relatively new to this knitting stuff.  I understand that yarn needs to be wound into a nice ball from skeins/ hanks so that there's no tangling and to promote even tension.  but I thought some yarn comes ready to go.  (esp. that pricey stuff...)

here's what happened.  I bought some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn from my LYS (love that yarn!).  It already seemed to be in lovely center-pull balls, so I didn't re-wind.  I just looked for the loose end and started working. 

About halfway through the ball, it started getting tangled and twisted so badly that I had to stop knitting (!)  Angry and unwind the whole darned thing and rewind it so I could continue.

Was it not really ready for knitting?
Did I pull the wrong end?
How can I tell which end is the wrong end?
Do I really have to re-wind ALL yarn?

I'm sorry if there is an obvious answer- I'm feeling a little dense.  Thanks for any help or links, Marykz  Huh
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