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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting needles on airplanes? on: July 05, 2007 11:05:47 AM
ooh - that pencil case idea is fabulous! Too bad I don't like knitting with dpns.

Of course, I've flown 4 times in the past month and haven't had a single issue with my metal circs.  I just put them in my carryon luggage and let them x-ray it.  Nobody has said a word yet.  Usually, if you don't make a big deal of it, they'll probably not even notice it in the x-ray machine.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabella Knitalong on: July 05, 2007 10:51:33 AM
Congratulations, dair!  It goes so fast once you've hit that point.  I just finished a couple of days ago and I'm awaiting seaming up.  I'll post pictures when I'md one! (finally!)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Red Carpet Convertible Sizing Question on: June 29, 2007 10:28:33 AM
Hi all.  I posted this question to the Sexy Knitter's Club but haven't gotten a lot of answers yet.  Craftster has been so good to me, so I figured that I'd try here  Smiley

I'm looking at the Red Carpet Convertible pattern and noticed the sizing. For a medium (bust size 38"), the stated finished measure ment is 40". I'm confused - doesn't a garment of this nature usually have negative ease instead of positive ease? For example, Annie's corset top has a 1" negative ease. I measured out 40" on my 38" bust body and it seems like it would be awfully loose. Any ideas?

4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Isabella Knitalong on: June 24, 2007 07:42:27 PM
Just thought that I'd post a little update as to where I am.  I finished the back a few months back and now I'm up to the neck split in the front.  I'm hoping to finish it before summer ends.  This knit has definitely taken a lot time!

Blog post here
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fisherman's Sweater? Oiled Wool? Help...? on: May 22, 2007 07:44:01 PM
Also, the Lion Brand website provides specific patterns for the yarn.  However, I've worked from Lion Brand patterns before, and they're not usually the best about detailed (and correct) instructions and schematics.  Mostly, I find that whatever I make from their patterns disappoint me.

Just a warning  Undecided
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with rowan 4-ply cotton on: May 15, 2007 11:09:33 AM
I have two bags of it (something mom picked up from her England trip), and I need something to do with mine, too! (Great birthday present for me, but I usually don't work with cotton, so I'm at a bit of a loss.)

Is it enough to work Knitty's Isabella?  The pattern is written for the yarn.  I'm currently knitting it and I love it.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: T-Shirt Rug on: May 15, 2007 10:54:25 AM
For those of you who have made t-shirt rugs, do you try to use t-shirts that are plain?  What happens with t-shirts that have logos or other things printed on them.

I have a bunch of trash t-shirts that I've obtained from various promotional thing or another, and I'd like to knit it up as a rug... I just don't want the logos making the rug look ugly  Undecided

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What to do with super-bulky mohair? on: May 14, 2007 11:53:33 PM
I have an extra ball of Lion Brand Romance in my stash that I'd like to use for something, but I can't seem to figure out what to do with it.  Here are its stats:

Super Bulky
Suggested gauge: 11 sts/14 rows = 4 in. on size 11 needles
85% Acrylic, 15% Mohair
480 yds

Link to lion brand website with more yarn details

The yarn isn't very well supported - there are only 4 knit patterns written for it.  I already made the Spring Fresh Shrug pattern (link to my previous craftster post), and I'd like to make something else with the yarn.  Any suggestions?
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: recyled yarn KAL? on: May 14, 2007 09:04:32 PM
anyone have any hints for estimating yardage?

This might be a little late now, but when I unwind yarn onto my swift, I take a measurement of how long it is around the swift once, then once I'm done unwinding, I just count how many times the yarn went around the swift and multiply it by the yardage around the swift once.  It's not 100% accurate but works out pretty closely.

that yarn is pretty.  I hope some of you experienced unraveler can help with my question:
Has anyone tried to unravel a sweater with crocheted seams? I bought one and I think that's what it has. I have no idea how to unravel it but I know it should be possible. The sweater itself is knit but it looks like the seams are crocheted together. It's a lovely bulky wool that is just screaming to be set free of it's ugliness and kool-aide dyed...

I have, and it's actually really easy.  All you have to do is open up the seam so you can see the yarn used to crochet it together.  Just snip the first line on one end of the crochet seam, and then yank at one of the freed yarn ends.  The seam should "unzip" all the way.  It might actually take a couple of snips to get it to start "unzipping" but it'll usually happen if it is crocheted together.  Then all you have to do is unravel the pieces. 

Here's a really good tutorial that helped me figure out how to unseam a sweater:

Hope this helps.
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Summer inspired! on: May 13, 2007 10:22:15 PM
What kind of yarn did you use and what method did you use to dye it with?

They're pretty!  You just made my crave some ice cream  Grin
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