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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what's your favourite knitting tip or trick? on: September 13, 2005 09:14:54 AM
I was reading a book on modular knitting, where you make things out of mitred squares (and other shapes).  In the instructions, even for a garter-stitch square, she says to purl the last stitch. 

If you're the kind that slips the first stitch so you have nice neat sides, if you purl the last stitch of each row, you don't have a twisted first stitch of the next row when you turn your work.


22  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: 3 ?s about lipstick on: August 19, 2005 03:27:00 PM
Can you say more about the condensation thing?  What is wrong with that, and why would it ruin the lipstick?  Is it pulling water out of the lipstick, or attracting water from the air?  It seems to me that a formula that says it "moisturizes" must have a hydrophilic ingredient (I think that is what it is called).  It attracts water from out of the air.  Maybe the veg crisper in the refridgerator would be the best place.

I have some lipsticks for a long time that are fine and others, even high end lines, go bad.  I have some discontinued ones that I love, and I hope they dont' go bad.  I stuck them in the fridge.  I don't think there is anywhere in my house that is consistently cool and dry, especially since it could take months to use up one tube of lipstick.

Thanks everyone!


and btw, the bugs and fish scales thing doesn't bother me.  I thought I read they used crushed beetle wings to make eyeshadow irridescent.   Until there's a better way, I guess that is what we will use.  Women went blind over mascara made from (I **think**) coal dust or something.  That was natural too.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: OK, another set of instructions for interpretation on: August 18, 2005 12:53:02 PM
I think you are right!  There are too many other patterns out there to struggle with this one.  I kinda liked the sleeves, which look like they have slip-stitch shaping going down the outside middle.  Nice effect.  And it would have worked great with some ribbon yarn that I haven't figured out what to do with ***sigh***.

So the search continues!

Thanks again

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: OK, another set of instructions for interpretation on: August 18, 2005 03:52:35 AM
Thanks for trying. 

I still don't get it, unless they re telling you to do the increases and decreases after you knitted the first stitch of the row.  And "stand"?  What is that?

I am going to try to look at the schematic and see if I can just come up with something, as it would have been said in English.

Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks again!

25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / OK, another set of instructions for interpretation on: August 17, 2005 06:21:35 PM
Sorry to both you all again.  I love Adriafil's patterns, but have a lot of trouble reading them.

Here is the instructions for the front of the "White Lady Pullover" (it's on this page: http://www.adriafil.com/index.html?id_pagina=3&id_lingua=2&id_rubrica=1&id_rivista=31&page=3, and I think the specific URL is http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag31/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/28.pdf)

So here's goes how they describe the front:

"Cast on 32 (30-34) sts. and work in stock st. At the same time,
to shape the sides incr. at sides, inside 1 st., 1 st. every 2 rows (work 1 inserted incr. = k1 in back loop in thread between the worked stitch and the next st.); when work measures16 cms. dec. at sides, inside
1 st., 1 st. every 2 rows; cont. incrs. and decs. until instructions change
. When work measures 31 (30-32) cms. (measured on the side), work in the armholes to match back and, at the same time, stand off the decs. When work measures 44 (42-46) cms. (measured from starting side), and, with 52 (50-54) sts on the needle, stand off
the incrs. as well.
When work measures 55 (53-57) cms. (measured from starting side), to shape the neckline bind off the 8 middle sts. and finish the two parts separately; bind off again centrewise, every 2 rows, 4 sts., 2 sts.3 times. When work measures 5,5 cms. from beg. of neckline, shape the shoulders to match back."

The parts that confuse me are in italics.  What is inside 1 st?  What do they mean to continue increasing and decreasing until instructions change?  Inc and dec what???  And when do the instructions change.  Also, what is "stand off the incrs as well"?

Anyone have any idea?  I think I have the perfect yarn for this sweater if I can only figure out what they are saying!


26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what's your favourite knitting tip or trick? on: August 16, 2005 09:54:34 AM
I tried magic loop and never got it.  Seems like the work always gets pulled and stressed, and needles get stretched.

for experience ml users, any tips?


27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you think this means???? on: August 16, 2005 09:50:53 AM
Aha!  That interpretation didn't occur to me.

Thanks for the help!

28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Joining seams - pls remind me again??? on: August 16, 2005 09:48:02 AM
Thanks everyone!  I think I have to make a trip to the library....
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Joining seams - pls remind me again??? on: August 15, 2005 09:13:27 PM
I think this site about "confessions of a knitting heretic" or something like that shows joining stitch-to-stitch.  I'll find the URL...

30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What do you think this means???? on: August 15, 2005 09:11:56 PM
Hi!  While poking around looking for the new Adriafil magazine, I fell in love with some of their patterns from back issues.  Here's one that I don't understand:

From the "Pull Flake" pattern on the bottom of this page: http://www.adriafil.com/index.html?id_pagina=3&id_lingua=2&id_rubrica=1&id_rivista=27&page=1, the pattern says:

"Row 1: 2 knitted sts. , * 1 yarn over, 4 purl 3 together in back loop *. Repeat from * to *, 2 knitted sts.
Row 2: 2 purled sts., * 1 knitted st., in the yarn over of the prev. rows. work 1 knitted st.., 1 purled st., 1 knitted st.. *. Repeat from * to *, 2 purled sts."

What does "4 purl 3 together..." mean?  Purl next four stitches, then purl 3 together? Huh Or the "fourth stitch" is actually the next 3 purled together?

I guess it does, because in the next row, you put 3 stitches into the yarn over.

What do you think?


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