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Forum: The Lounge 11-20-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Mike
I live in Washington IL. None of my family are...

I live in Washington IL. None of my family are homeless. Some friends are damaged. I'm learning of new people I know who are homeless every day. I'm guessing I have at least met the guy who died (I...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-24-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,510
Posted By Mike
You should be able to make a drop spindle pretty...

You should be able to make a drop spindle pretty easily. If you can buy premade wooden toy wheels and a dowel that fits tight that would be all you need.

Even if cheap does make a difference it...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-23-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,510
Posted By Mike
Looking around I've noticed the same thing. In...

Looking around I've noticed the same thing. In some cases the roving is even more than finished yarn. Seems the sheep aren't the only ones being fleeced.

Raw fleece may save you in the long run....
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-16-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,444
Posted By Mike
What made it click thing things were missing was...

What made it click thing things were missing was looking on Ebay and saw one with just about everything you can imagine mounted on a castle.
Maybe it was a mounted distaff that "grandma" didn't like...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-15-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,444
Posted By Mike
For the point that I don't think they actually...

For the point that I don't think they actually know anything.
I found out the "wool bar" is probably a distaff. Not really part of the wheel.
Now that I've been pouring over the plans to start sawing...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-14-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,444
Posted By Mike
Problem is it's not a spinning wheel seller, it's...

Problem is it's not a spinning wheel seller, it's a woodworking website with no author listed. It sounds like it's either measurements taken from a relative's old wheel or they they came out of a...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-13-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,444
Posted By Mike
Free Spinning Wheel Plans

I finally found free plans. http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-projects/spinning-wheel-plan.html
Never having been around a spinning wheel I have some questions that the plans aren't exactly clear...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,840
Posted By Mike
Cost of yarn has nothing to do with...

Cost of yarn has nothing to do with longevity.

Most of my $15 sweaters from Walmart have been around a few years without showing signs of washing machine or elbow wear. Puppy tooth wear is a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,625
Posted By Mike
That's what I do. I also don't weave them in...

That's what I do. I also don't weave them in close because whenever I do they're sure to pop out the wrong side (the right side).
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,285
Posted By Mike
That's not so boring once you don't have to look....

That's not so boring once you don't have to look. You can watch a movie while you knit.
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,285
Posted By Mike
I can make a sleeved sweater in a month. I can...

I can make a sleeved sweater in a month. I can also take a year to make the same sweater if I only work on it for an hour here and there. To get one done in a month it takes every free moment and I...
Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mike
I steam block before seaming to take out the curl...

I steam block before seaming to take out the curl or if a piece isn't shaped quite right or is a little small.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-20-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
My last one was a pretty good dog most of the...

My last one was a pretty good dog most of the time. I think Trixie will be once she loses her puppy teeth.

Too many genetics to learn and know of the line to breed Dachshunds and you can't trust...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,139
Posted By Mike
Nice. I've had one in the planning stage forever...

Nice. I've had one in the planning stage forever and that's as far as it's gone.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-19-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
No such luck. I just noticed it is fitting her...

No such luck. I just noticed it is fitting her properly tonight. Not so much I need to get working on another but I'd better hurry up and get the Wurstwarmer I'm making to her suspected adult size...
Forum: General Knitting 11-17-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mike
Your handknitter's guage is dictated by your yarn...

Your handknitter's guage is dictated by your yarn size and needle size. If you go too far out either way with too big of needles and too small of yarn or too big of yarn and too small of needles you...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,012
Posted By Mike
I love it. No problems with the model either.

I love it. No problems with the model either.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-16-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,166
Posted By Mike
Thanks, I've been looking for some knit baby...

Thanks, I've been looking for some knit baby booties that I liked and were free.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
Jaxhil, I used a sewing machine to make a button...

Jaxhil, I used a sewing machine to make a button hole for the harness. The way I made them it wouldn't be practical to knit one in because I'm going back and forth for the chest/arm holes at that...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-12-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
I make the patterns up as I go along and she...

I make the patterns up as I go along and she grows. She started out as a basic sock leg with a few increases to the body but the next one is going to have to have some Dachshund shaping added for the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-11-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
I wouldn't have done Fair Isle yet except I...

I wouldn't have done Fair Isle yet except I thought it would last the winter before she out grows it. Now after getting an assortment of adult Dachshund measurements from Ravalry I'm not so...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,824
Posted By Mike
I like DPNs for socks just because they replace...

I like DPNs for socks just because they replace the need for markers. Ladders will be more of an issue with DPNs because there are more places for them.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,824
Posted By Mike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnoJwbpX3KA This...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnoJwbpX3KA

This is with DPNs but it works with every method.
I bet what blueygh2 is pulling the previous stitch tight against the cable.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Mike
I wash everything in the machine, either handwash...

I wash everything in the machine, either handwash or delicate setting if they're not machine washable. Drying is where it gets picky. The only time I handwash is if I don't have enough wool to bother...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,912
Posted By Mike
Thanks. All it took was setting her out one...

Thanks. All it took was setting her out one morning below 40 and then putting her back out with one on, after that she stopped fighting having them put on.
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