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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-28-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,106
Posted By salsa
Sounds like you've got an interesting yarn there,...

Sounds like you've got an interesting yarn there, and the lanolin must be making your hands feel like they are in heaven! Lanolin is wonderful stuff.

Re Felting, it will really only occur if you...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-28-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,106
Posted By salsa
Not all wool is carded. If you card...

Not all wool is carded. If you card (http://www.spinnerschoice.com/images/Other/FrickeHandcardWoolChild.jpg) the wool and then spin it, you end up with what's called a "woolen" yarn which is soft...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-28-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,106
Posted By salsa
It sounds to me like the lady who spun the yarn...

It sounds to me like the lady who spun the yarn hasn't prepped the wool before spinning it. I spin fleeces I buy, and in my neck of the woods there is no such thing as a "coated fleece", so I wash...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By salsa
Charlotte, I just found a way better and more...

Charlotte, I just found a way better and more concise explanation of "stockinette in the round" posted by MrsBear87 on this current...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By salsa
Hi Charlotte, You asked: Aha!!! Now I...

Hi Charlotte,

You asked:



Aha!!! Now I understand what's confusing you. :) In the pattern in says:
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2005, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By salsa
Hi Charlotte, The instructions say: OK, so...

Hi Charlotte,

The instructions say:



OK, so you've done your 15 rounds of k2-p2.

Now you knit one row. Then knit another row. Then knit a third row.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By salsa
Novaknitter, that looks fabulous! :) That...

Novaknitter, that looks fabulous! :) That short-row join looks nice and tight. :thumbsup: Thanks for posting the link to the pattern you pattern you used - I will have to give it a try!
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2005, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By salsa
:D Egeria beat me to it :D

:D Egeria beat me to it :D
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2005, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By salsa
beldaraan, I tore my husband away from his paper...

beldaraan, I tore my husband away from his paper this morning to read the quote, because he speaks a little French. He said this as a line from a poem by Charles Baudelaire and went on to say that...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By salsa
novaknitter, I have to agree about PGR's...

novaknitter, I have to agree about PGR's instructions. They're a bit confusing at times.



This happened to me too when I first did it! What I worked out was this:

When you start increasing...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By salsa
Hi novaknitter, Sorry I don't have the Oz Yarns...

Hi novaknitter,

Sorry I don't have the Oz Yarns PDF for the no-wrap socks, but I do have the PGR book and her technique really does make for excellent no-wrap short-row heel/toes once you get the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,566
Posted By salsa
Does this thread have anything to do with...

Does this thread have anything to do with this:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1129

I think Jennifer is asking how to do wrapped short-row heels (and she's doing her...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2005, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,763
Posted By salsa
Beldy, I have used this measurement to work out...

Beldy, I have used this measurement to work out the number of stitches to cast-on to make socks for my 2yo niece too, and the socks fitted just fine so the measurement works for little feet too!...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,763
Posted By salsa
Hi Victoise, If you take a tape measure and...

Hi Victoise,

If you take a tape measure and measure around your foot at its widest part (up towards your toes), what is the measurement? (Make sure to pull the tape measure really tight around the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,114
Posted By salsa
OT: copyright violation is not nice

I know I should just keep quiet and not say anything, but copyright violations make me extremely uncomfortable. :(

This thread is actually the kind of thing that Amy was talking about in her sticky...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By salsa
For what it's worth, I ALWAYS pick up more...

For what it's worth, I ALWAYS pick up more stitches on a sock gusset than the pattern requires and I find this helps elimante holes quite nicely.

Most patterns will call for you to pick up just the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By salsa
Hi YarnMommy, After you've worked the heel flap...

Hi YarnMommy,

After you've worked the heel flap to your desired length, try this on your 36 stitch heel flap in order to turn the heel:

Starting on the purl side, slip 1, purl 19, P2Tog, P1,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By salsa
Hi Kelly, You have some great ideas there. :D...

Hi Kelly,

You have some great ideas there. :D

Yes, you can knit this pattern using the stranding technique that Amy shows in her video. If you are happier with doing colour stranding then that...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2005, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By salsa
Way back in the 70s when the world was going...

Way back in the 70s when the world was going through a huge oil crisis ("the oil shocks"), scientists worked out how to make polymers without the use of petrochemicals. They found that milk proteins...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2005, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By salsa
Yarnmommy, Amy has videos for this stitch on her...

Yarnmommy, Amy has videos for this stitch on her abbreviations page:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2005, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By salsa
The other day, a Finnish lady on another forum...

The other day, a Finnish lady on another forum gave a link to a Finnish website which has knitting videos. The video for purling is...
Forum: General Knitting 02-28-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By salsa
Wow amigarabita! Very interesting and very...

Wow amigarabita! Very interesting and very artistic! (I loved your cat too. He's gorgeous!)

Have you decided yet what you are going to make with your newly dyed yarn?
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,928
Posted By salsa
Amy's video for k 1 b shows exactly what your...

Amy's video for k 1 b shows exactly what your instructions say to do (as Peg has already said). In the video Amy slips her right needle tip into the stitch one row below the next stitch on the left...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By salsa
I love all of you guys here. This is the...

I love all of you guys here. This is the friendliest knitting site around, and it has such a nice sense of community about it and lots of experienced knitters and new knitters alike (with guru Amy...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-22-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,156
Posted By salsa
Hi David, Is this what you are looking...

Hi David,

Is this what you are looking for:

http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/files/FolkBagsExcerpt.pdf

The book is this...
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