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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hhh... I think I'm cured of commissions forever on: June 02, 2008 05:23:30 PM
I have had this happen to me before. People who don't knit have no connotation of what it truly entails. In future I would discuss price before you embark on a project. I would also explain that a scarf is made up of thousands of handmade stitches. People tend to get it then. I am currently doing the Laminaria from Knitty for a friend and he gave me more than enough money for the materials $100 plus a bit extra for my time.

Good luck

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hopefully this will make sense - Pattern Searching on: October 08, 2007 03:44:03 PM
I am looking for a floppy beret knitting pattern but not just a beret basically a hat that then goes into a scarf, if that makes sense. I have seen the ones in Knit 1 (the newest issue) as well as the one at Lion Brand but I want something a lot looser than that so it doesn't just look like a hat with a scarf attached.

I am trying to design one myself but so far I have frogged the beret 3 times.

Any help would be awesome


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Oh! To be one of you! on: April 06, 2007 10:59:37 AM
I have flown to the UK many times over the last few years since I have been knitting and I have never been stopped from carrying my needles. I do make it a point to try and take bamboo circs with me or smaller needles but no one has ever questioned it. Mind you I have never been stopped for carrying forgotten lighters on the plane either (both here and in the UK) Have an awesome time in Scotland... If you are going to Edinburg, I hear they have an amazing textiles museum that has a wonderful knitting archive.....
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make holes in stockinette stitch on purpose? on: March 26, 2007 11:38:43 AM
There are a few ways to make ladders and holes in stocking stitch. The best book that explains it is a new release called Punk Knits that just came out. It also has designs very similar to the pieces seen on that Japanese site.
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Planning on taking sewing classes what do you guys recommend... on: August 09, 2006 01:38:22 PM
I just received that same machine for my birthday in March. Like you I have never sewn a button. This last weekend a friend of ours came over and she's a fashion designer and said that this machine was great for learning and then proceeded to show me the basics in about 40 minutes. I have read that it can also sew leather and jeans but when we tried to sew back a pocket on a pair of jeans they were too bulky for the machine but yes for the money I don't think you can go wrong.

6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a good free online sewing tutorial on: April 11, 2006 12:16:43 PM
I just received my first sewing machine for my birthday. It's a Kenmore Mini Ultra. I am in the process of reading the manual but my big dilemma is that I have never ever used a sewing maching before and have no one to help guide me through it. I was thinking of taking a sewing class at a local sewing center but the class doesn't start for another month Sad Any good books or websites would be greatly appreciated.


7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: April 03, 2006 04:36:23 PM
Does anyone have any hints as to how to make purling through the back loop easier. I just can't do it for some reason especially using KSH......


8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns and Copyrights? on: March 30, 2006 04:54:30 PM
Oops I guess it's the difference in the yarn choice. I am not a huge fan of Alchemy and I know the original was made in Cashay I believe. Thanks for clarifying the pattern copyright issue.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Patterns and Copyrights? on: March 30, 2006 11:35:59 AM
SO I just bought my copy of the new Vogue Knitting and towards the front is an add for Alchemy yarns with three new designs of "theirs." One is a bad copy of the Sgt Pepper Jacket which was designed by the mega talented Anna from http://www.autoscopia.com/amelia/ and the other one looks a lot like the Ibiza top from Teva Durham's Loop D Loop. I can understand that patterns aren't like books that can be copyrighted word for word but this is ridiculous that both of these very talented designers can be ripped off like this. Is there a law to prevent this?Huh This is an issue that has bothered me a lot over the last few months as I have some patterns that will be being published in a book next year and I would hate for others to profit off of my own designs.


10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kenmore mini ultra bobbin problem on: March 06, 2006 11:35:56 AM
I am considering buying one of these machines as a birthday present to myself. I have no idea how to sew at all and made the mistake of buying one of those handheld sewing machines from Joann's which broke immediately. Is this good for beginners? Also, what are the dimensions of the actual machine because space is very limited in my house


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