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Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By knitasha
I clicked the link and received a warning that...

I clicked the link and received a warning that the video may be "potentially offensive or inappropriate." ???
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-22-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,055
Posted By knitasha
Try posting to the Antique Spinning Wheels group...

Try posting to the Antique Spinning Wheels group on Ravelry. Lots of knowledgeable people who know about fixing old wheels, finding parts, etc.
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By knitasha
My grandmother had a secret for light, fluffy...

My grandmother had a secret for light, fluffy matzoh balls. She passed it on to my mother, who passed it on to me. Two secrets, actually. (And not such big secrets, because they appear in lots of...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-14-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,372
Posted By knitasha
Check the Antique Spinning Wheels group on...

Check the Antique Spinning Wheels group on Ravelry. They know a lot about old wheels and are happy to share information.
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By knitasha
The Reader's Digest Book by Montse Stanley is the...

The Reader's Digest Book by Montse Stanley is the one I go to most often.

But Vogue Knitting is almost as complete and, I think, better organized.

For solid how-to instruction rather than...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-16-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,950
Posted By knitasha
I agree 1000% percent with MullersLaneFarm on...

I agree 1000% percent with MullersLaneFarm on this one. And she hasn't even mentioned the skills it takes to craft a flyer, a whorl, a drive wheel, an orifice, a bobbin, footmen, treadles and a crank...
Forum: General Knitting 11-25-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By knitasha
What I love is the difference in his expression...

What I love is the difference in his expression --
that he longer looks scared and lost.
He must be so happy with you!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By knitasha
I just Googled S&C and they do have a few other...

I just Googled S&C and they do have a few other colors on cones.
But nothing like the huge selection on the Elmore-Pisgah site.
http://www.sugarncream.com/product.php?LGC=sugarncreamcones
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By knitasha
It should be fine. It knits up nice and soft (not...

It should be fine. It knits up nice and soft (not mooshy, just smooth and nice against the skin). A little heavy, maybe, but that's a nice, cozy feeling in an afghan. Some shades of Peaches 'n'...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-02-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By knitasha
Like everything else about knitting...it...

Like everything else about knitting...it depends.
It depends on the size of the finished cowl, the thickness of the yarn, the size of your needles, your gauge, how loosely or tightly you knit, the...
Forum: The Lounge 11-01-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By knitasha
I have long, narrow, flat, arthritic feet and I...

I have long, narrow, flat, arthritic feet and I like to walk.
These miserable feet are happy in Keen shoes, which I order from zappos.com (free shipping in both directions), and some Earth shoes,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By knitasha
My guess is that it's the Peruvian yarn, which...

My guess is that it's the Peruvian yarn, which may have been spun with some of the lanolin left in it. If so, what you're smelling is wet sheep, not wet dog. It'll likely fade away after a while, or...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,667
Posted By knitasha
Take a look on eBay under "Spinning Wheels."...

Take a look on eBay under "Spinning Wheels." There are several listings of plans for making your own wheel. Here's...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,611
Posted By knitasha
Cotton was one of the major crops in the South...

Cotton was one of the major crops in the South during the period, and cotton mills were a major industry in the North. There was linen, too. Silk, only for the rich -- it had to be...
Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By knitasha
Maybe it just needed a couple of beers.

Maybe it just needed a couple of beers.
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By knitasha
Errata usually appear on the publisher's Web site.

Errata usually appear on the publisher's Web site.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By knitasha
What Jan said. You won't even notice it in the...

What Jan said. You won't even notice it in the finished piece.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By knitasha
Not hard at all. Follow these instructions,...

Not hard at all. Follow these instructions, ignoring the references to ribbing. Basically, you run a thread through
a row of stitches near where you want to remove the length. Snip and pull out the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-20-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By knitasha
Small suggestion: Buy yourself a $10 spindle and...

Small suggestion:
Buy yourself a $10 spindle and a puff of fluffy wool in a color you love (try etsy.com for supplies) and learn to spin.

Spinning uses your mind, hands and creative juices in a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By knitasha
I think I remember that the entire kit, with many...

I think I remember that the entire kit, with many colors of yarn, was about $42. I love the knitted-in designs; would love to see the size and shape of the bag a bit better. Maybe it's on the Web...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By knitasha
Here's one. Looks like they come in many...

Here's one. Looks like they come in many...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-28-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By knitasha
If they were modern and there were lots of them...

If they were modern and there were lots of them on sale, I'd guess that the fine yarn was knit in very loose garter stitch on huge needles to create an open, lacy look. Easy to do once you acquire...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By knitasha
Just for the record, saddle shoulders are very...

Just for the record, saddle shoulders are very flattering to people with narrow or sloping shoulders; they make you look as though your posture has improved and they help balance out your...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-19-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By knitasha
Just start knitting the next row onto dpns,...

Just start knitting the next row onto dpns, dividing the stitches into either 3 or 4 sections, depending on whether you are using a 4-needle or 5-needle set. (The extra needle is for knitting off the...
Forum: The Lounge 08-15-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By knitasha
Steaming and ironing aren't substitutes for each...

Steaming and ironing aren't substitutes for each other, unfortunately.

Steaming is great for blocking, removing wrinkles and freshening fabrics (especially wool) so they look loftier and fluffier....
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