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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Oh No.... I just made a huuuuuuge mistake! on: December 02, 2007 09:59:02 PM
I am not a knitter, I'm a spinner whose adorable 6 year old asked for a handspun sweater. It has taken me a year to finish and I am at the neck ribbing.
Here's my problem:
I let shorty try it on last night and it was HUGE. Like "would fit a 10 year old" huge. I cannot felt this sweater down, it's knit pretty tightly with a heavy wool (we live in Alaska) I was wondering, if I serged it up the middle and added a zipper would it take some of the bulk out? The width seems to be the worst. Cry  Maybe I should just wait until she's ready for middle school and give it to her. *sigh*
As always, Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / If you had a $50 Halcyon.com gift card on: December 02, 2007 09:35:57 PM
I got one this month from my Mother-in-law (Yeah, she's really that great)  Grin I've never bought from Halcyon and wondered......... What you would buy if you had a $50 gift card?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Helpity Help Help-.........A sweater neckline question on: November 26, 2007 10:42:24 PM
*note* I am not a knitter- I'm sort of terrible at it. However, I am a spinner and promised my littlest one (she's 6) a lavender hand spun sweater by the end of the year. I'm at the neckline and I am lost.
Any help is Greatly Appreciated.
Here's what the pattern says:
"1. stop at the right front seamline and thread a braidkin with a scrap of yarn.
2. run the scrap through all of the front stitches except for fourteen  on each side next to the sleeves and tie loosely. These stitches will remain on the scrap and the needle for the moment.
3.  work a decrease round until you come  to the center stitches.
4. remove the needle from these stitches
5. begin to work the neck back and forth"

My question is: After I do that am I turning the work? I can't figure out how to work it in the round. My theory is that I either can't see the forest for the trees, or I just suck at knitting and should stick to what I know. Ack! TIA Shocked

14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning flax (linen) on: July 03, 2007 10:46:58 AM
I have  a small sample  and want to try it out during the upcoming tour de fleece. I know flax needs to be spun wet but how wet? What will this do to my wood bobbins? Obviously spinners have been spinning flax on wood bobbins for years. I just don't want to crap anything up. Any experiences? Help!
15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Speaking of whacked out sheep.... on: June 23, 2007 11:28:26 AM
This just cracked me up! Who's down for wrestling stray sheep and dying them cool berry blue? Grin
http://reviews.ebay.com/How-to-dye-a-sheep-for-a-sheep-to-shawl-contest_W0QQugidZ10000000002240583
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Decoupage Chinese Dragon Box on: June 17, 2007 10:28:23 PM
I made this for the Dragon Swap. I had never made anything with decoupage before. It was too fun! I sooooo wanted to keep it,lol.
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Dates for the new bulky and lace weight flyers for the Kromski Sonata? on: June 11, 2007 09:52:49 PM
I think they are due out in the fall? I really want to check these out!
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Good source for experimental fibers? (bamboo, banana and the like) on: May 28, 2007 11:21:05 AM
I have been spinning for a couple of years now and would love to try some new fibers. I have spun nearly all animal fibers (except for angora,lol) I'd love to experiment with some plant fibers. Does anyone have a good source?
TIA!
19  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Kool-aid Dyeing safety question ? on: April 24, 2007 06:13:04 PM
I have used acid dyes, wiltons and natural dyes but this is my first time dyeing with Kool-aid. I was reading the how-to's and the article mentioned that you shouldn't reuse the dish you are dyeing in. Why not with Kool-aid? Any ideas?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Marilyn's Apron on: April 07, 2007 08:40:14 PM
This is a Marilyn Monroe inspired apron for my friend Theresa. I appologize in advance for the shakey camera work. I suck with this damn camera! Roll Eyes

The center pocket has canaries embroidered on it. They are her favorite bird.
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