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Nuno930
07-12-2005, 09:33 AM
I'm never gonna get this bag done... I keep making excuses to get up about every 2 rows of this i-cord :rollseyes:

kemp
07-12-2005, 09:37 AM
Ugh! I toally agree. After using i-cord on one bag, I used the twisted method on the next one. Much easier and still looks great!

brendajos
07-12-2005, 09:45 AM
what's the twisted method?

kemp
07-12-2005, 09:53 AM
I learned it in a previous post from Kimmie. Here is the quote from her post:

Twisted cord instructions:
Okay. First determine how many yards (or feet or whatever) of cord you want to wind up with and multiply that by 8.

So, for example, if you want to end up with 2 yards of cord, you multiply 2x8=16.

Take that number and pull that amount of yarn out of your skein. So, in my example, I'd pull out 16 YARDS of continuous yarn.

Fold that in half (now I have 8 yards).

Fold it in half again (now I have 4 yards).

Tie a knot at one end.

Secure the knotted end somewhere. Either have somebody who loves you dearly hold one end, or place it over a hook. It doesn't really matter how you secure it, but you just don't want that end to move.

Now, holding the other end, stand across the room from the secured end and twist, twist, twist, twist (yawn) twist, twist a whole bunch. Keep doing this until the yarn is quite twisted. You can do this more or less to your liking.

When you feel it has twisted enough, match up your end to the secured end and the cord should twist and double over itself. Sometimes at this point you have to kind of help it along to make it all even. Don't let go of your end or everything will untwist.

If you are happy with the way the cord (rope) looks, then tie both of the ends together in one bigger knot (the secured end & the end you were holding). Now you should have about a 2 yard cord.

I have felted the cords (as I did for the Booga Bag) or used them unfelted. Whatever you like!

Hopefully that made sense. After all that explaining, I wonder if Amy already has a video up or something that would make that even more clear.

I attached a pic of the bag...hopefully you can get an idea of what the handle looks like.

brendajos
07-12-2005, 09:57 AM
well that's easy enough isn't it...is yours in the picture felted then?

kemp
07-12-2005, 09:59 AM
yes...it's been a while, so I'm not sure how it would look unfelted. I think maybe it would come apart too easily.

dustinac
07-12-2005, 11:03 AM
I haven't got to I-cords yet.. thats another thing I need to do.. however my afghan I'm doing for a friend is YAWWWWNN City!!! :rollseyes: need a yawning guy lol

KellyK
07-12-2005, 11:32 AM
I just knit 6 feet of Icord for my sis' bigga bag....it knits up SO quick! What does everyone hate so much about Icord? :??

kemp
07-12-2005, 11:33 AM
There you go again! "like, i-cord is soooooo easy because I am the knitting bomb!" :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Nuno930
07-12-2005, 11:42 AM
I don't hate it... I just find it mundane and boring. I have no motivation in knitting it... but I like the look so I'll knit on :XX:

kemp
07-12-2005, 11:44 AM
I don't hate it... I just find it mundane and boring. I have no motivation in knitting it... but I like the look so I'll knit on :XX:That is the perfect description. It does look great though, doesn't it?

Nuno930
07-12-2005, 11:49 AM
I don't hate it... I just find it mundane and boring. I have no motivation in knitting it... but I like the look so I'll knit on :XX:That is the perfect description. It does look great though, doesn't it?
Yeah... and you can't even go in to brainless mode (or at least I can't) since there just isn't enough time to zone out before you have to do something.

KellyK
07-12-2005, 12:11 PM
There you go again! "like, i-cord is soooooo easy because I am the knitting bomb!" :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

OH c'mon now! Be nice! :inlove:

kemp
07-12-2005, 12:13 PM
Now what fun would that be???? :devil: besides, you know I'm just messin'!

You are on fire with the posts today! You must be feeling particularly inspired :)

KellyK
07-12-2005, 03:01 PM
My donor database happens to be running especially SLOW today, so I am checkin in while running reports and such! ;)

Ingrid
07-12-2005, 03:03 PM
Did you know that the "I" in i-cord stands for. . . . are your ready?

Idiot.

kemp
07-12-2005, 03:04 PM
Ahhh...a couple more more days of that and you will be busting 3000 in no time ;)

brendajos
07-12-2005, 03:15 PM
Did you know that the "I" in i-cord stands for. . . . are your ready?

Idiot.

:roflhard: i was sitting and reading kemp's post and scrolled up slightly and saw the word "idiot" and had to go further to see what was goin' on there! Then i saw that dear sweet INGRID was calling someone an idiot and i was reeeeeeeeeeeeally intrigued. Of course the end result wasn't nearly as entertaining as the thoughts in my head...lol

kemp
07-12-2005, 03:18 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: Good one Ingrid!

rebecca
07-12-2005, 03:50 PM
Okay ... ya'll know I've been out of the loop bc I wasn't feeling well...then the afghan...then the socks.

So...what's up with the Kemp saying "Ahhh...a couple more more days of that and you will be busting 3000 in no time " to Ingrid?...fyi..good one, Ingrid...lol; it is the meaning...I.D.I.O.T. cord...lol :roflhard:

I confess...I'm one of few, it seems, that likes to make I cords, they end up looking great (after blocking, of course) and they do the trick, yes?!

WOW, I feel so lost :rollseyes: after being away for so long. It's gonna take forever to catch up with the goings on over here...so, anybody can feel free to fill me in about anything, anytime. Whether on the forum or pm or email. I HATE not knowing everything that's happening :(

Okay, I'm off....have a happy :XX: day ...especially sock :XY: day YEAH!!

kemp
07-12-2005, 03:54 PM
My fault for clarification...I think Ingrid and I must've been posting at the same time. I was referring to KellyK approaching 3000 posts :)

Ingrid
07-12-2005, 04:58 PM
:roflhard: i was sitting and reading kemp's post and scrolled up slightly and saw the word "idiot" and had to go further to see what was goin' on there! Then i saw that dear sweet INGRID was calling someone an idiot and i was reeeeeeeeeeeeally intrigued. Of course the end result wasn't nearly as entertaining as the thoughts in my head...lol

Did you notice all the blank space? How do you knot that 'dear sweet' Ingrid didn't put all KINDS of obscentities in there that the mods erased? Hmm. :twisted:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-12-2005, 07:16 PM
hahaha! yes, Ingrid curses like a sailor. I've TRIED to warn her several times, but she just rebukes authority. Sheesh. Don't you have manners? Where'd you learn to talk like that? Nevermind, that's a silly questions: we know you got it from KK. :twisted:

For my wine bottle tote, I was supposed to knit icord, and i got TOTALLY bored, so what I ended up doing was something that looks like a crochet chain stitch. The directions said to use a single strand for the ICord, but i used a double strand for the sorta crochet chain instead so it was thinker. I say "sorta" b/c I didn't use a crochet hookl I just used my fingers to pull the long tail through the slkip knot over and over. I haven't felted it yet (I will tonight! so we'll see how it does... I also thought that a cobra chain would be pretty in place on an icord... See pic below, taken with permission from this (http://www.boondoggleman.com) site (about 2 years ago, but i DO have permission). This is a great site... directions for the cobra stitch are here (http://www.boondoggleman.com/prj_cobra_stitch.htm) but all of these pages take FOREVERRRRRRRRRR to load, because of all the pics and I guess this guy's bandwidth sucks. This is for those plactic lace keychain thingies, but I thought it would work with yarn too.... (if you have kids, and need something to do for summer vacation,. this site will keep them occupied for HOURS)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-12-2005, 09:05 PM
pictures!

KellyK
07-12-2005, 09:43 PM
That sure was alot of pullin yarn through holes, Hild!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-12-2005, 11:48 PM
yeah, but I spentlike 3 minutes on it, tops. After 3 minutes of icord i only had 5 or 6inches, and I needed 35. THAT thing is 40 inches long.

kemp
07-13-2005, 08:54 AM
I think for a wine bottle holder, that will work great. As for heavier stuff...I guess i-cord, does have a purpose :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-13-2005, 03:03 PM
yeah, I agree... this is really just for decoration, and to tie the bag shut at the top. I don't think I would work as well for a purse strap.

rebecca
07-13-2005, 05:01 PM
Ya'll are too funny over this I cord...no, the twisty thing..no I cord...no the twisty thing...lol. Ya'll crack me up :roflhard: :roflhard:

Ingrid
07-13-2005, 05:07 PM
I saw a tee shirt that said:

"I'm confused. Wait. . . maybe I'm not." Kind of like this thread!

Nuno930
07-13-2005, 05:21 PM
I saw a tee shirt that said:

"I'm confused. Wait. . . maybe I'm not." Kind of like this thread! :roflhard: I need that for my mom! Once she had to do a personality assement for work once and there was this question - Do you make decisions well? - She filled in the bubble for “yes”. Then erased it filled the bubble for “no”. Then erased that, remarked "yes"... then I read it and made her change it back to "NO"

Oh and I have almost 2 feet of my i-cord done. Only 3 more to go :rollseyes:

DotMom61
07-13-2005, 05:25 PM
hahaha! yes, Ingrid curses like a sailor. I've TRIED to warn her several times, but she just rebukes authority. Sheesh. Don't you have manners? Where'd you learn to talk like that? Nevermind, that's a silly questions: we know you got it from KK. :twisted:

You can NOT talk about my friend Ingrid like that after she put up with me through this fiasco (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2397&highlight=) without uttering a single swear of any kind!! I'm nominating her for the Golden Needles Award ...

... where do I do that, anyway?

DISCLAIMER: I feel another fine printed disclaimer is in order lest anyone think I'm serious. Keep in mind that I am rarely serious. Seriously, though, don't you all think we need a Golden Needles Award?

brendajos
07-13-2005, 05:30 PM
hahaha! yes, Ingrid curses like a sailor. I've TRIED to warn her several times, but she just rebukes authority. Sheesh. Don't you have manners? Where'd you learn to talk like that? Nevermind, that's a silly questions: we know you got it from KK. :twisted:

You can NOT talk about my friend Ingrid like that after she put up with me through this fiasco (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2397&highlight=) without uttering a single swear of any kind!! I'm nominating her for the Golden Needles Award ...

... where do I do that, anyway?

DISCLAIMER: I feel another fine printed disclaimer is in order lest anyone think I'm serious. Keep in mind that I am rarely serious. Seriously, though, don't you all think we need a Golden Needles Award?

exactly what DID sshe do to get you through that fiasco? :thinking: :roflhard:

Nuno930
07-13-2005, 05:32 PM
* I think we should all speak in disclaimers. That way we can say what ever we want but get away with it since it did if fact have a *disclaimer*

Ingrid
07-13-2005, 05:35 PM
hahaha! yes, Ingrid curses like a sailor. I've TRIED to warn her several times, but she just rebukes authority. Sheesh. Don't you have manners? Where'd you learn to talk like that? Nevermind, that's a silly questions: we know you got it from KK. :twisted:

You can NOT talk about my friend Ingrid like that after she put up with me through this fiasco (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2397&highlight=) without uttering a single swear of any kind!! I'm nominating her for the Golden Needles Award ...

... where do I do that, anyway?

DISCLAIMER: I feel another fine printed disclaimer is in order lest anyone think I'm serious. Keep in mind that I am rarely serious. Seriously, though, don't you all think we need a Golden Needles Award?

exactly what DID sshe do to get you through that fiasco? :thinking: :roflhard:

I swore a lot!

Ingrid
07-13-2005, 05:45 PM
I saw a tee shirt that said:

"I'm confused. Wait. . . maybe I'm not." Kind of like this thread! :roflhard: I need that for my mom! Once she had to do a personality assement for work once and there was this question - Do you make decisions well? - She filled in the bubble for “yes”. Then erased it filled the bubble for “no”. Then erased that, remarked "yes"... then I read it and made her change it back to "NO"

Oh and I have almost 2 feet of my i-cord done. Only 3 more to go :rollseyes:

:roflhard: Now that made me laugh! I saw the t-shirt in a catalog from www.whatonearthcatalog.com

kemp
07-13-2005, 05:53 PM
I think we definitely should have a "Golden Needles" award...maybe with voting and everything!*

*No animals were harmed by submitting this post. I am not responsible for anything at all that I write here, or for that matter any where else.

Super fine print: If you can't read this, good, because disclaimers suck anyway! :thumbsup:

DotMom61
07-13-2005, 07:12 PM
exactly what DID sshe do to get you through that fiasco? :thinking: :roflhard:

A lot of handholding!!! :-)

If I had only read and understood the *first* post she made to my initial plea for help, I would have accomplished what I was trying to do within the first day!! :doh: I felt quite like a dunce by the time it was all done, but at least I learned something!

DotMom61
07-13-2005, 07:15 PM
* I think we should all speak in disclaimers. That way we can say what ever we want but get away with it since it did if fact have a *disclaimer*

I think that's an excellent idea. Let's just completely shun responsibility for anything! Then we can just knit all day!

Rorshach
07-13-2005, 11:42 PM
:roflhard: Now that made me laugh! I saw the t-shirt in a catalog from www.whatonearthcatalog.com

heh, I like the one that says "Chocolate, the catnip of the female world" :roflhard:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2005, 12:10 AM
super fine print: If you can't read this, good, because disclaimers suck anyway!

for those of us who can't squint that small :roflhard:

AND, back to the i-cord thing, when I felted my non-icord, it didn't work. Well, it worked, but it shrank up to like a third of the size :shock: so now, i have to actually knit an icord for real. Or maybe I'll just use a pretty ribbon :-)

Rorshach
07-14-2005, 12:25 AM
heh, I have several i-cords that I've made, that I've braided together, makes for an interesting effect. but it seems the whole point is that making i-cords was boring, oh well, I figure it this way, best to enjoy your boredom, there's too many times in life that it's exciting, and that's not necessarily a good thing.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2005, 12:56 AM
okay I lied!!!!! it DID work. It just split apart in the washer somehow :shock: and I kept picking up the short piece. I was wierded out for a minute there... How can something 40 inches long shrink down to 6???? (yes I have a comment, no, i won't say it) Anyway. It worked, I just wonder why/how it came apart. Oh well!

Rorshach
07-14-2005, 01:01 AM
How can something 40 inches long shrink down to 6???? (yes I have a comment, no, i won't say it)

Hehe, it looks like I'm not the only one who can turn just about any sentence into innuendo :D But then, I remain, as always a Wise A\$\$.

But then again, that's what your Liar size willie warmer is for isn't it? :D

KellyK
07-14-2005, 07:51 AM
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R, you are on a ROLL today!! :roflhard:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2005, 02:33 PM
PS. Use of this site constitues your acceptance of being picked on, screamed at, harassed, and teased against your will. It is unlawful to complain about the moderators. All rights reserved. If redness or swelling develops and or continues, please consult a doctor or someone who plays one on TV.

kemp
07-14-2005, 03:25 PM
:thinking: I'm not so sure about that one Hilde! Shouldn't you mod's be a least somewhat well behaved??? :roflhard:

DotMom61
07-14-2005, 06:14 PM
PS. Use of this site constitues your acceptance of being picked on, screamed at, harassed, and teased against your will. It is unlawful to complain about the moderators. All rights reserved. If redness or swelling develops and or continues, please consult a doctor or someone who plays one on TV.

Thank you so much for not quoting the caveats that get rambled on about for Cialis. I don't think I could bear it. :doh:

brendajos
07-14-2005, 07:21 PM
PS. Use of this site constitues your acceptance of being picked on, screamed at, harassed, and teased against your will. It is unlawful to complain about the moderators. All rights reserved. If redness or swelling develops and or continues, please consult a doctor or someone who plays one on TV.

Thank you so much for not quoting the caveats that get rambled on about for Cialis. I don't think I could bear it. :doh:

ya know i quoted something about 4 hours to a friend of mine and i got " :D Not always!"

yeah he got a big ol' "eeeeeeeeeeeewwwww shut up!" from me....i learned my lesson...lol

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2005, 09:47 PM
omg cialis???? you mean on the commercial? I have to start watching TV other than the news and qvc...

amy
07-15-2005, 01:09 AM
OMG, you all are on a roll. Like a hotdog with mustard.

*Not that I mind.
**Very spicy and hot mustard. May cause further swelling and redness. If it doesn't, try our new Cialis flavor mustard.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-15-2005, 01:14 AM
OMG :shock: Amy I laughed so loud that I woke up cheddy!!!!!!!!!!!

brendajos
07-15-2005, 01:15 AM
eeeeeeeeeeeeew Amy!!! :shock:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

amy
07-15-2005, 01:26 AM
http://punkesito.com.ar/caritas/giggle.gif *giggle*

KellyK
07-15-2005, 08:20 AM
:thinking: Shouldn't you mod's be a least somewhat well behaved??? :roflhard:

:shock: NOT AT ALL, Kempy! WE are the ones that have to set the EXAMPLE here!! :happydance:

http://punkesito.com.ar/caritas/giggle.gif *giggle*

Amy....Ive never been SO PROUD. :mrgreen:

kemp
07-15-2005, 08:49 AM
:roflhard: and a good example you guys have set! It just wouldn't be the same without you and Hilde going out of your way to make it so fun here!

Nuno930
07-15-2005, 08:56 AM
Good thing I am here to keep all the heathens under control :rollseyes:

kemp
07-15-2005, 08:57 AM
Now that would be the hardest job here!

Uh, going back to the original topic, how is your I-cord coming?

Nuno930
07-15-2005, 09:02 AM

kemp
07-15-2005, 09:08 AM
:roflhard: That well huh?

Maybe if those darn Wiggles were't distracting you all the time... :)

Ingrid
07-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Maybe you need to sit with the Wiggles on as you do your icord. You can't get up until it's done. Sparks will fly! ;)

DotMom61
07-15-2005, 10:05 AM
Maybe you need to sit with the Wiggles on as you do your icord. You can't get up until it's done. Sparks will fly! ;)

:shock: :rofling: :roflhard:

I think I'm going to cry! Ingrid, have you seen "The Wiggles?"
http://www.geocities.com/julieric/assets/wiggles.jpg

They're this British group that sings kids songs. They're really pretty scary, and it worried me for a while that my daughter was enjoying them so much. Thank heavens she grew out of that quickly.

And I'm really sorry I brought the Cialis comment. You all have my sincerest, fine print apology.

DotMom61
07-15-2005, 10:08 AM
Something just occurred to me: This all started because Nuno thought i-cord was boring! It's not boring! Look at all the fun it's generated!!!! :lol:

Ingrid
07-15-2005, 10:11 AM
Yes, yes, yes, I have seen the Wiggles. And they are Australian, by the way. And lame. For the few weeks the g'sons could stand it, I left the room. Even a 3-year-old thought it was dumb!

But here's another blast from the past. Who remembers this:

Slim Goodbody, brave and true,
America's healthy hero who,
Leads the team at Body Control
Nutrition's his mission,
Good health his goal?

He wore a body suit with all the inside organs showing. My kids loved it. It must have been in the 80's. There was no Nick--just PBS.

DotMom61
07-15-2005, 10:23 AM
Hmm ... don't remember that one. I was in my 20s in the eighties, and without children. Guess I didn't have a good reason to watch good ole Slim Goodbody. I'm going to have to look this one up!!!

Addendum: Apparently Slim Goodbody is alive and well. Here's (http://www.slimgoodbody.com/) his web site. In all seriousness, there's some good stuff on there! I'll have to put the kids onto it!

Sara
07-15-2005, 10:27 AM
I remember Slim Goodbody!

amy
07-15-2005, 10:33 AM
I remember him too!! I forgot the song, but hard to forget the man with the organs showing!

Not that organ showing!
Help!
Okay, we must think pure, innocent thoughts. Okay, thinking of the Wiggles.
...Doh! :doh:

kemp
07-15-2005, 10:35 AM
Speaking of "knotty" stuff, whatever happened with the garter belt thingy you were designing, Amy?