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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How to make it lie flat? on: January 07, 2009 08:00:09 AM
Hi!  Etsy has some jewelry makers who make "wearable collages" of jewelry - brooches, clip earrings, etc.  They look awesome.  Lawd knows I have enough jewelry to recycle.  I especially want to make necklaces, but how do I put the pieces together to lie flat and stay put?  I thought about getting some screen material to glue or fasten them to, but I don't know if that would be comfortable.

Any advice appreciated!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Check this out! on: August 16, 2006 02:06:59 PM
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Don't understand "dec 1 st." Help! Thanks! on: March 18, 2006 05:23:00 PM

In the stitch pattern, you are supposed to dec 1 st every other stitch (if I am reading this right) on rows 11 and 21. When do you add them back in? Maybe I am missing something...

Help appreciated!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to read "Ending on WS?" on: October 31, 2005 09:35:51 AM
OK, sounds simple enough, but do they mean:

When you finish, you should be ready to start a WS row


When you finish, you should have just finished a WS row



5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Another question about handpaintedyarn.com on: October 18, 2005 08:28:26 AM
Has anyone tried (or does anyone know anything about) Malabrigo Yarn's Novelty Boutone Pure Wool?  It says 260 y/sk but it doesn't say what weight it is, or gauge.  Is it lace weight, worsted?


6  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!


7  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?


8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Joining seams - pls remind me again??? on: August 15, 2005 01:39:18 PM
Hi!  I tried to search for this, and I know it's around here somewhere.   I need to join the seams of a sweater top-to-bottom (like shoulder seams), not side-to-side (like side and underarm seams). 

I've looked for kitchener stitch on the web, but all I found was instructions for if you still have the loops on the needles.  I was wondering if there are instructions for when you already bound off? 


9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / 3 ?s about lipstick on: August 01, 2005 07:41:08 AM
Hi there!  I hope this is the right place to ask these questions --

As a lipstick junkie, I'd like to know a few things:

1) How do you "re-attach" a lipstick that broke?  (the lipstick part)  I once read there was a way to microwave it or something and put it back.  Does it work?  Any other better ways?

2)  How do you preserve lipsticks?  Can you keep them in the refrigerator to stave off spoiling?  Let's say you stocked up on a discontinued favorite.  Where do you keep it for safe, future use?

3) Is there any way to "revive" waxy lipstick?  I bought a lipstick at a flea market (I shoulda known better) of a hi-end brand, but when I used it, it had that sticky, waxy texture and smell of over-the-hill lipsticks.  Is it ruined, or can it be given new life?

Thanks all!

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any entrelac advice? on: June 06, 2005 06:34:38 AM
I'm trying a pattern that is in Knit 'n Style.  It's for a sleeveless top using an entrelac pattern.  I finished my first set of triangles and 1 rectangle  Smiley

Has anyone done much with this knitting style?  Any words of wisdom?


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