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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Some assistance with my Kromski sonata not uptaking fiber? on: December 04, 2017 08:33:33 AM

Yes, your bobbin and your flyer should not be traveling at the same speed.  I also have a Sonata, it's my main work horse!  I barely have to have any tension on the brake band so ....  remove all tension then gradually increase it just 1/8 of a turn of the knob at a time.

If that doesn't work, check to make sure the yarn isn't caught somewhere, like wrapped on a hook.  That has gotten me so many times over the years it is now the first thing I look for.

Let me know if this works for you.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Kindness Monsters! on: September 08, 2017 06:29:29 AM

L2E,  These are amazingly creative and cute to boot!  <3 them!!
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Corriedale top dye spree! Image heavy on: July 31, 2017 05:35:35 AM
Lanaset, perhaps??

I've not used the Ashford dyes yet, however Dharma & Jacquard give beautiful results!

Isn't it a sheer thrill when you receive a big bump of fiber Cheesy 

A few times I've couldn't decide what colors to use so I've closed my eyes and randomly picked jars of dye and went with what ever color combo ... it worked well
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted socks on: July 31, 2017 05:17:27 AM
Another tip for you, Bella ...

Always knit the second sock first and the first sock last ...

No second sock syndrome that way ...  Wink
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted socks on: July 27, 2017 05:37:18 AM
You're rocking it, Bella! 

For turning the heel, I always knit (or purl) 2 stitches past mid point, K2T (or P2T), W&T. Purl (or knit) 5 stitches P2T (or K2T), W&T.  For the rest of the rows, I knit or purl *up to* the wrapped stitch & use that in my K2T or P2T. 

For the gusset I pick up however many stitches fit comfortably coming up the side of the heel flap and put in an extra stitch between the flap & the instep so you don't have hole right there.  Make sure you write down how many stitches you picked up because you need to pick up the same number on the other side of the heel flap!!  I use a crochet hook to pick up the heel flap stitches. When I have 10 or so on the hook, I transfer them to the needle.

These are so great. I am currently knitting myself a scarf to get back into it, but once that is finished I'm planning to move onto socks. Do you have any patterns you would recommend?

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/  has very easy step-by-step sock tutorials
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Corriedale top dye spree! Image heavy on: July 26, 2017 05:00:11 AM
I love how Corrie takes up dye.

What dyes are you using, Bella?
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyed silk on: July 26, 2017 04:58:57 AM
Gorgeous, Bella!
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle felted me! on: September 08, 2016 07:11:47 AM
Awesome job, Bella!!  Love it all!!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: So much yarn.. on: June 11, 2016 06:02:57 AM
Beautiful, Bella!
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: So many scarves.... Super picture overload... on: October 19, 2014 10:29:21 AM
These are gorgeous!  I love the last two
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