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Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2010, 11:13 PM
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The teams are generally just groups you belong to...

The teams are generally just groups you belong to that have created teams to compete. I haven't checked out the completion info, but I believe that there are statistics as to how many team members...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
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I haven't found the repeats a problem. It seems...

I haven't found the repeats a problem. It seems in the last year or so a number of needle manufacturers have come out with interchangeables, Addi comes to mind immediately. Knit Picks has added the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
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I wouldn't wear the same thing for a year though...

I wouldn't wear the same thing for a year though it seems like it sometimes. I seldom buy clothing. New underwear as needed, but I knit my own socks now pretty much with my own handspun. I'm knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,800
Posted By Plantgoddess+
See if youir local library has Jacqueline Fees...

See if youir local library has Jacqueline Fees book The Sweater Workshop. She gives a very good explanation on how to work a sweater in the round from the waist up. The easiest is to knit your...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I have a number of those Coats and Clark pattern...

I have a number of those Coats and Clark pattern books. They used to sell them in Woolworths when I worked there after school around 69-70. I still have a pineapple pattern tablecloth to finish from...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-03-2010, 05:03 PM
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Here's a good inexpensive place to start. I've...

Here's a good inexpensive place to start. I've seen her starter kits recommended in other spinning forums. I personally own her book Productive Spindling. ...
Forum: General Knitting 11-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,287
Posted By Plantgoddess+
DPNs for me. Just seems quicker for me.

DPNs for me. Just seems quicker for me.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-10-2009, 04:04 PM
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Views: 1,676
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If your roving or top is very thick then yes you...

If your roving or top is very thick then yes you can split the fiber to make it easier to handle. I have found for me that I like pulling off short chunks of top and spin from those with no...
Forum: The Lounge 11-01-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I third the Skechers. I am on my feet alot on...

I third the Skechers. I am on my feet alot on uneven ground and live on a hillside. Besides their website http://http://www.skechers.com/shoes-and-clothing/women;jsessionid=42tCU-5lUHiGpm6UKvlq8A**...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Plantgoddess+
Having taken up spinning this summer I can second...

Having taken up spinning this summer I can second what zkimom said. The wool gets immersed in hot soapy water at several stages along the way to becoming yarn.
I just this past weekend kettle dyed...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Plantgoddess+
This site and all the wonderful people here sure...

This site and all the wonderful people here sure do help to open new horizons in knitting don't they. I have greatly benefitted in the time I've been visiting here.
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,112
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I have been purchasing mainly from Knit Picks and...

I have been purchasing mainly from Knit Picks and Elann on line. Finally went to Paradise Fibers as they are only a half hour away and was boggled by the choices. I also got hooked on spinning...
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Plantgoddess+
It generally takes me about 20 hours spread out...

It generally takes me about 20 hours spread out over time.
Forum: General Knitting 10-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,024
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I also was uncertain which set to buy, but by...

I also was uncertain which set to buy, but by doing a lot of reading of posts here and elsewhere decided that KP's would suit me best. I bought the Harmonys and haven't regretted it. I broke a couple...
Forum: General Knitting 10-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I also do as Jan does and my washcloths haven't...

I also do as Jan does and my washcloths haven't had an end pop out let alone unravel with enough washings to fade the color out of the yarn.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
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Some pattern developers use the parentheses...

Some pattern developers use the parentheses instead of asterisks. Yes you repeat the part in parentheses to the end of the row according to what you've written.
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
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More info on bamboo and soy yarns....

More info on bamboo and soy yarns. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/buildingandtextiles/transcript.pdf
From about page 30 until you get bored with the transcript.
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Plantgoddess+
Just be aware that they are actually manmade...

Just be aware that they are actually manmade fibers or a type of rayon. I just read a bulletin from the FTC that yarn and fiber sellers can no longer call the yarn or fiber bamboo unless they can...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Plantgoddess+
There is also a technique called needle felting...

There is also a technique called needle felting using wool fiber as well as felting layers of wool into a type of fabric. Our local library has some books on that. I checked one out but I don't think...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Plantgoddess+
http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=41024 ...

http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=41024
Here's a link to a felted purse pattern as an example.
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Plantgoddess+
My understanding is that technically it should be...

My understanding is that technically it should be called fulling, but anyway it is knitting or crocheting something much larger than you want for the finished project and then agitating in water...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,440
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I've recently found another method to avoid...

I've recently found another method to avoid wrapping and turning http://fleeglesblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/fleegle-short-row-no-wraps-no-holes-no.html
I haven't tried it yet but it looks pretty...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By Plantgoddess+
I've only been spinning for 4 months, but it...

I've only been spinning for 4 months, but it sounds like you either don't have enough leader out for the amount of twist, or you are drafting too thickly for the weight of the spindle. When I first...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,407
Posted By Plantgoddess+
The closest to a fear in knitting for me is...

The closest to a fear in knitting for me is steeks. There is just something so wrong about taking scissors and cutting holes in your knitting. Maybe someday.
I have messed up so many things over the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
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I like having all the needles I use in one...

I like having all the needles I use in one portable package. I have KP Harmony interchangeable and bought extra tips of the sizes I use most often which is the 4-6. I bought extra cables as well....
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