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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fibertrends felted clogs, help with turns on: December 10, 2006 08:50:57 PM
This question is for all of the 8 million other knitters that have made these clogs and love this pattern:

So in the sole of the clog, you do short rows, or 'wrap and turns'.  I've now made my way up to the upper part of the clog and I notice that the pattern says to 'turn.'

Do I do the wrap and turn as I did in the sole or do I just turn the thing around and keep on knitting?  Any help would be most appreciated Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing upside down? on: September 08, 2006 03:56:34 PM
I've been using my mother's 1973 Singer Genie since I was a wee child, but now that I'm sewing a lot more, my Mom bought me a new sewing machine - a Brother CS 6000.  I love it minus one tiny yet HUGE issue:

It sews upside down.

Now I'm not saying that the needle comes up from the bottom or anything, but the right side of the stitch is on the bottom of whatever I'm sewing and the wrong side is on top.  I tried to do a zig zag the other day and the zig zaggy part was on the bottom of my fabric instead of the top.  It's the same for decorative stitches too, with the pretty part of the stitch on the bottom, which, to me, makes absolutely no sense - if it's decorative, wouldn't you want to see it as you do it instead of wing it and hope it comes out okay?  I looked through the manual and didn't find anything about making it sew 'right side up' but Im not quite sure what, if any, is the technical term for that.

Now I've got a few questions:

Is this how machines are these days?  Did I just miss out on some big sewing machine technical revolution or something?  Or is it something on my sewing machine that I can fix?  Like a setting somewhere?

Is this a PBSMAC error?  (borrowed from tech support world) A problem between Sewing Machine and Chair?  Do I have a 1D 10 T issue?  It is true that I am at a beginner's level, but am I just completely missing something here?

Could I have something else wrong with tension / thread, etc that would make it appear to me like I was sewing wrong side up?

If you've got the answers, I would surely love to hear them.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / mobius strip wedding band on: June 28, 2006 03:51:47 PM
My man and I are exploring the possibility of making our wedding bands for each other.  Being the nerds that we are, we'd like to make mobius strip rings kind of like these.  Now of course, we've never done any metalsmithing ever before, so we're going to enroll in an 8 week beginning metalsmithing jewelry class at a local art studio. 

Here's the question for all you jewelry making folks out there:  Would this be something that we could conceivably accomplish in an 8 week beginning metalsmithing jewelry class or is it far too complex for us beginners?  Any comments / tips would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Indie Rock Booties on: March 22, 2006 12:25:44 PM
Inspired by this post, I simply had to try my hand at making some Chuck Taylor booties.  As my first knitted booties ever, I wanted to make something cute and rockin'!  Also, they were a gift to some very good friends, the ladies that walk my dogs and who just had a lovely little boy named Lucas Logan - otherwise known as L.L. Cool Baby.  Following a modified 'knitty gritty' Ugg booties pattern and some of the pattern that was posted in the thread, I made some really awesome two needle bootes. 

To make more of an authentic "rubber sole" I reverse stockinette-ed a few rows, then I threw a black row in there and then finished the reverse stockinette.  I returned to the ugg pattern after that to do the foot part and then to the modified ugg pattern to make the uppers of the shoes.

To finish, i sewed a red star button and a white felt circle onto the outer side of each bootie.  The laces are crocheted chains, since I'm also trying to learn how to crochet.  This is my first posted project so sorry if I mess something up.

I don't know much about baby foot sizes, so I hope they fit Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / knitty's lacecap knitalong anyone? on: March 20, 2006 05:23:34 AM
I just received as a gift the perfect yarn, and subsequently bought some addi turbos and some dpns, for knitty's lacecap.  I'm trying to get more into the spring mood, so I thought something lacey might be fun.  That, and I've never knitted lace before, so I thought a knitalong would be perfect.  This seems like one of the easier lace patterns I've seen.

I've upped needle size from 2's to 3's to account for my huge Irish head that never quite fits in the 'one size fits all' hats.

Sooo, who's with me?
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