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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting in the round on: February 18, 2006 06:13:11 AM
I'm trying to knit my first sweater. It's a top down raglan, really really simple, all stockinette, and every time I join I end up twisting no matter what I do. Does anyone have any tips to avoid this? I've checked around on the internet and it just says "Don't do it." Any help? I really really want this sweater.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / "Boyz Night" on: January 22, 2006 03:22:52 AM
Just sharing Smiley It's not often that knitting is a news story.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Honey in my fake fur, help! on: December 23, 2005 04:39:33 PM
I did a search but didn't find anything.

I was eating some baklava and I got honey on the fake fur part of my new coat that I can't wash, I can only wipe it off. I was wondering if anyone had any tips, cause it just seems like honey isn't gonna just disappear that way.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Polyvinyl Chloride fabric care? on: November 23, 2005 07:40:09 PM
I just bought a new jacket and didn't realize until I got home that it's basically unwashable. "Do not dryclean, do not machine wash, do not dry, etc. Wipe with damp cloth."

I don't have a huge problem with that because it was only $10 and I'll only wear it a few months. The problem is the inside that is made of polyester, some kind of fleece, is a bit scratchy. I tried rubbing it down with Bounce sheets and that seemed to help but not get rid of it. Since the lining is polyester is there something else I can do to soften it up without sticking it in a dryer, washer, whatever?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Patterns for 250 yards of cashmere? on: November 17, 2005 11:33:43 PM
I've just bought this;


(about halfway down on the left---the one called Dragonfly) for a friend. I've never used fingering weight. I was wondering if anyone had any suggested patterns? It's part of a little knitting present and I think she's used to heavier yarn. While I know she'll pee her pants at getting some cash, I'd like to give her ideas on how to use it. Is there enough to make anything? It's only 250 yards.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / icord vs crochet chain question on: October 06, 2005 10:11:37 PM
I knitted a little pouch with eyelets around the top and I want to add a drawstring. I've never made an icord, everyone says they're just not fun. I was wondering if It's possible to just chrochet a chain and use that? If I do how do I bind off (I don't know how to crochet but I think I can manage a single little chain)?

Thank you in advance!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / More than a cuppa joe on: September 28, 2005 05:13:07 PM
I need coffee to function. I drink it all day everyday and I like to spice it up now and then. Today I threw a splash of vanilla in the water and a dash of cinnamon in the grounds and it came out great. What do you all do to soup up your coffee?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Two balls of firenze, what to do? on: September 25, 2005 12:30:08 PM
Here's a link to a pic of the yarn. I have the mostly green one, and the mostly reddish purple one.


They're only 55 yards each. I really want to make a scarf, but I don't want to do a simple stripe scarf. Any ideas?
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Shoe repair question on: September 22, 2005 04:25:32 AM
My favorite shoes are broken! The heel on one is kinda dis-attatched itself, not all the way it's just kinda floppy. For a while I just taped it up but I'd really like a more permanent solution. Is there any way to reattatch a rubber heel to itself? I thought about trying E6000, but I've had problems with other adhesives and rubber type materials before and if I'm gonna do it I don't want to screw it up. I should add that the shoes are kinda heavy, most of the weight is in the heel. I dunno, superglue? Any ideas?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hood pattern? on: September 18, 2005 01:27:46 AM
I searched but I couldn't find quite what I'm looking for. I'm planning on making a hooded scarf for my husband's aunt. She goes back and forth from Alaska and North Carolina so I want something that's practical. I plan on doing it in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. I'll just make the scarf and then attatch the hood, but I've never made a hood before. I've made hats, so I've got increasing/decreasing down but as far as anything more complicated than that I'm lost.
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