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Forum: General Knitting 06-11-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By dlc
I find weights are sometimes way off as well. I...

I find weights are sometimes way off as well. I had a ball of Noro that weighed 35 g, and others weighed 55. That's quite a difference. I also find that Noro, even though I love it and think it is...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-10-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By dlc
Try to do a little bit every day or so. A...

Try to do a little bit every day or so. A spinning marathon, especially when you're beginning, can leave you frustrated and stiff. Be sure to take a break every so often. Have fun.
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By dlc
When washing your sweater, add a bit of vinegar...

When washing your sweater, add a bit of vinegar to the rinse water. It will help ensure that all the soap is out of the sweater. Soap aften causes itching problems
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By dlc
Unless you can find Kool Aid very very cheaply,...

Unless you can find Kool Aid very very cheaply, you're usually better off buying some real dye, it works better and is cheaper in the long run.
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By dlc
I don't think any normal person would care, but...

I don't think any normal person would care, but if it's stressing you out, put in 2 sets of buttonholes, sew the buttons on a firm strip of fabric or grosgrain ribbon, and that will allow the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By dlc
I'm not sure, it's been a while since I've done...

I'm not sure, it's been a while since I've done it. I think it just makes it tighter. But I think that's the same thing, isn't it? If it's tighter, it will pull in more.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-01-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By dlc
I agree. I've had people tell me that I should...

I agree. I've had people tell me that I should be spinning onto the leader, but the loop thing works very well. Good luck with the spinning, it will get better and easier.
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By dlc
If you want a stunning pattern, look at Lizard...

If you want a stunning pattern, look at Lizard Ridge (I think) at knittingpatterncentral. It's so beautiful, and if you're super rich as well you can make it out of Noro. I'm not an afghan person,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By dlc
I seldom knit with either, although Lion does...

I seldom knit with either, although Lion does have some nice yarns. I find that with the time I spend on knitting something, that the price of the yarn is not my first priority. There are decent...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By dlc
Can't help you with either of those titles, but...

Can't help you with either of those titles, but the book that helped me most was (i think, this was 20 years ago) The Learn-To-Knit Afghan Book by Barbara Walker. She walks you through a bunch of...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By dlc
If you're doing a 2x2 rib, knitting into the back...

If you're doing a 2x2 rib, knitting into the back loop of the first of your knit stitches every time will help. Smaller needles will also help. As well, some softer yarns just don't seem to rib...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-22-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,526
Posted By dlc
I've heard that dog yarn will always smell like...

I've heard that dog yarn will always smell like wet dog when it's damp, and if I go by my dogs, that's not a good thing. And you're right about the stinky sheep. I have a few sheep, and they're...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-22-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By dlc
Are you talking about a singles or a 2-ply yarn? ...

Are you talking about a singles or a 2-ply yarn? My singles unwind, and even though my plied yarns are quite good, I still can't produce a usable singles.
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,532
Posted By dlc
This is something I totally agree with...

This is something I totally agree with :)[/quote]

Me too
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-21-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By dlc
Hand cards are usually much larger than a dog...

Hand cards are usually much larger than a dog brush, a horse brush I'm not sure of.
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By dlc
If you have used clothing stores in your area,...

If you have used clothing stores in your area, you can sometimes find cashmere sweaters. Then open them up and you have yarn. I found a gray sweater, 100% cashmere, for about $4.00, it yielded...
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By dlc
Actually, a centre pull skein, a skein, and a...

Actually, a centre pull skein, a skein, and a ball. I envy you your skein.
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By dlc
Jump rings also come closed - that's what I use,...

Jump rings also come closed - that's what I use, and in most sizes from about 3 mm to about 10 mm. The easiest way to measure your rings and beads is to use a kntting needle gauge - one that has the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-19-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By dlc
I spun about 4 lbs of rather ugly fibre in my...

I spun about 4 lbs of rather ugly fibre in my early days, as punishment for buying this stuff because it was cheap. I learned quite a lot from it though. It is really hard to spend big bucks on...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By dlc
Using a different size needle will make your...

Using a different size needle will make your knitting a bit uneven.
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By dlc
This isn't the case with my Royal Ball winder. I...

This isn't the case with my Royal Ball winder. I got 2 hanks of Malabrigo wound into one ball on mine, and malabrigo comes in 100 g hanks.[/quote]

Do they come in different sizes? I can't imagine...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By dlc
You have to have LOTS of each.

You have to have LOTS of each.
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By dlc
I have a Royal ball winder and hate it. A 100 g....

I have a Royal ball winder and hate it. A 100 g. skein of yarn needs to be wound into at least 2 balls. Last fall I took the plunge and bought a hand-made ball winder from woolhousetools.com, and...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-17-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By dlc
I've been spinning quite a lot, but am definitely...

I've been spinning quite a lot, but am definitely a no name spinner. My yarns are looking good, but I haven't yet figured out ratios, although they are beginning to make sense. One thing, though,...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 03-17-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By dlc
Don't think of it as yarn barf, how about novelty...

Don't think of it as yarn barf, how about novelty yarn or cat toys?
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