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« Reply #370 on: February 22, 2006 07:34:25 AM »

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split splicing
  actually using your own spit to wet the two ends of the natural fiber yarn (old and new) rubbing them together between your fingertips to join them...I think...someone please correct me if I am wrong
That's pretty right. A lot of instructions say that you can only use wool, but I used alpaca and it was fine. It doesn't work with superwash, though - I tried it with the Jaeger Matchmaker 4 ply merino that I used for my Arisaig cardigan and that didn't work at all.
BUt just try your way and see if you like the results - the yarn for my shawl had a bit of fuzz so you can't really tell where I did the splice, but if you have a very smooth yarn, I imagine that it could turn out not entirely as nice...
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« Reply #371 on: February 22, 2006 09:12:56 AM »

I think the spit splicing will work with any yarn that will felt...
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« Reply #372 on: February 22, 2006 04:11:37 PM »

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  actually using your own spit to wet the two ends of the natural fiber yarn (old and new) rubbing them together between your fingertips to join them...I think...someone please correct me if I am wrong

i usually forego the rubbing them between my fingers & just go for the friction of rolling the overlapping strands between my palm & my jeans (that i am wearing).

So if you split splice you really are putting a part of yourself in your project. 
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« Reply #373 on: February 22, 2006 05:29:12 PM »

lol!

I think that is the beauty of it  Wink

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« Reply #374 on: February 22, 2006 07:52:17 PM »

Another cheer for spit splicing. I even did it in starbucks the other night. It works so well on Noro Silk Garden.. I absolutely can't see the splice even before I knit with that part! Matter of fact my next potential project is going to be made of cotton, and I'm already stressing because it uses 6 - 7 balls of yarn and I'm dreading the ends I'm going to have to weave in enough to where I'm looking around for a substitute yarn that comes in larger balls with better yardage. Now that's extreme!

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« Reply #375 on: February 22, 2006 08:04:39 PM »

lol!

I think that is the beauty of it  Wink

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haha yes it is.  Next time I work with wool or alpaca I'm going to try it.  I'm always afraid that my ends will come unravelled.
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« Reply #376 on: February 23, 2006 02:44:04 PM »

Yes ladies and gents I am finally finished! WOO HOO! All the pattern mods are on my blog, although I fear they may be about as clear as mud....no pattern writing in my future I am afraid....and much unlike the original Lolita legs on Knitty mine will not fit a large man or anyone else that is not pint sized
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« Reply #377 on: February 23, 2006 03:01:03 PM »

AWynkoop,

It's official!  Those are FABULOUS!!!!  Once I finish the 3 things on my to do list, I'm going to learn how to do those....  Smiley
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« Reply #378 on: February 23, 2006 04:59:25 PM »

woo!  sexy sexy!
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« Reply #379 on: February 23, 2006 06:52:10 PM »

WOOT!!!!

Hot momma!!!! I just about felted  Wink

And I looooovvve the shag carpeting you knitting kitten you!

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