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11  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What can I do with this Dissected Sweater? on: March 11, 2006 08:58:19 AM
Ryoruki, I think I do like that idea for the cabled part!  Hmmmm, that could be cute, dyed and maybe embellished a little.  I think that is one thing I'll try doing with it!  Thanks!

Anyone have suggestions for what to make with the back and sleeves?
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: What's going on with my sewing machine?!? on: March 10, 2006 04:58:53 PM
For some reason I'm thinking the technical name for the teethy things is 'feed dogs'.  (I am a dog person, but still find this to be an odd technical part for a sewing machine!  LOL  Wink

I know there is a way to lower them, which is what sounds to me like your problem is, but I am afraid that I do not remember how to do raise the dang the things.  I'm sure it's probably very simple, but I have no idea.

Do you have an instuction manual with your machine?  If not, you can run a search on google or yahoo  under "Singer manual" and the model number of your machine, and you should be able to find a free one online!  My cousin recently got a 'new' older one from the '70s and I found her instuctions on the net!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Spiderman Shower Curtain gone WILD! on: March 10, 2006 07:53:34 AM
That is soooo cool! To me, it looks like something you would have paid a whole lot for in a store, had you not been so creative!

My only idea for making it more sturdy would be maybe to add a lining to it.  But then again, I also think the vinyl itself is most likely strong enough.

Cool purse!

14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: What's going on with my sewing machine?!? on: March 09, 2006 08:15:41 PM
I also think you need to adjust the tension, probably of the bobbin thread.  I also have an older Singer machine (which I LOVE because it was my Grandmothers') so I may be able to help.  There should be a dial on the right front that has to do with stitch length, which you might try adjusting first, depending on the type of fabric you are using.  If I remember right, on the left front side there is a bobbin tension guage that I would try next; it might to be a bit tighter.

Hope this helps.  Good Luck!   Smiley

15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What can I do with this Dissected Sweater? on: March 09, 2006 03:23:44 PM
I've been reading so many postings here on Craftster that I had to go and buy something at a thrift store to reconstruct!  I bought this sweater for a whooping 50 cents!

It has a 'Gap' label is is made of wool and a bit of angora.  It has a great feel to it, though it was a bit dingy looking. 

Anyway, I had intended to unravel it, kool-aid dye it, then reknit the yarn.  BUT I was overzealous with those dang scissors and I ended up cutting it apart wrong so when I unravel it I just get the short peices.  Roll Eyes (I studied up on the unravelling-a-sweater instructions afterward, so next time I think I'll have more luck).

So this is the part where I really need some suggestions.  I am too stubborn to toss the thing so I have got to figure out what to do with it.  If nothing else, I could felt it and have a butt load of coasters and cleaning rags, but I'd rather come up with something more fun!  I could probably, maybe, make a dog sweater or two out of it.

So, please give me some ideas!!!   Kiss

Thanks in advance,
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). on: March 05, 2006 09:19:26 AM
Thanks!  I used size 5 knitting needles and bulky yarn (its a really old, discontinued yarn I had found, but any regular bulky yarn ought to work just as well)  I really liked using the mini cable stitch.  You just knit 2 tog and leave on the needle; then stick your needle between the 2 stitches, and knit the first stitch, then slip both off the needle. 
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My first socks! on: March 02, 2006 04:32:45 PM
You did a great job on those cool socks!  And they fit your feet perfectly!  I DO like that yarn!   Grin

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). on: March 02, 2006 04:21:38 PM

Here is my Panta! 

Not easy to photograph the top of one's own head, so the picture is NOT the greatest.  I substituted a mini cable stitch for the ridges.

Are there any instructions for a skinnier, bad-hair-day-in-warm-weather version?  I think it should be pretty easy to modify the pattern, but would love to see some others done thinner. 

Yep, I'm planning to make at least one more! 
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where the heck is the 'Panta' pattern? on: February 24, 2006 08:03:54 AM
Thanks so much!  I had kept trying to get to the Finnish page, which is apparently not there anymore, then I did searches on the net, only to find eveyone talking about Panta, but no instructions.

I am so amazed there are sooooo many posts on that thread!  Cool!

THanks to y'all, I found the instructions and have am now on section 4 of the infamous Panta! 

20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Where the heck is the 'Panta' pattern? on: February 23, 2006 05:51:26 PM
I am dying to make a Panta but I can not find a pattern.  I clicked on the only link I could find to it, and all I got was a weird forein looking page,with no pattern.  So please help direct me to a pattern and I will be happy!

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