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Forum: Charity Knitting 05-27-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,428
Posted By Yarnlady
Glad to see you here. I'm working on Eve even as...

Glad to see you here. I'm working on Eve even as we "speak."
Forum: General Knitting 05-11-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By Yarnlady
This...

This (http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/lessons.html) might help.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-08-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Yarnlady
Ingrid, that's another "Duh" moment. It seems so...

Ingrid, that's another "Duh" moment. It seems so obvious once you say it!
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By Yarnlady
Vinegar does not set dye in non-protein fibers...

Vinegar does not set dye in non-protein fibers such as cotton. Vinegar sets dyes in protein fibers such as wool, silk, animal fur, human hair, and for some odd reason, nylon.

To keep from having...
Forum: Charity Knitting 05-03-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,428
Posted By Yarnlady
Here are pics of the two most recent blankets...

Here are pics of the two most recent blankets I've worked...
Forum: The Lounge 05-03-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Yarnlady
We just did our carpeting last weekend and I...

We just did our carpeting last weekend and I thought it worked fantastic. It probably took 12 hours to dry.
Forum: Crochet! 05-03-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By Yarnlady
It's amazing what you can find...

It's amazing what you can find (http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa091104.htm) on a search engine! :teehee:
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By Yarnlady
Have you washed and dried with just regular...

Have you washed and dried with just regular laundry stuff? That should do the trick. There is some kind of sizing in yarns that is scratchy, but once it's washed and dried are generally very soft.
Forum: General Knitting 04-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By Yarnlady
Not to mention great audio books to listen to...

Not to mention great audio books to listen to while knitting!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Yarnlady
When I am faced with questions like this, I knit...

When I am faced with questions like this, I knit up a sample to see how it's going to work. Most of the time, however, it's very good advice to just trust the pattern. Yes, sometimes the pattern is...
Forum: Crochet! 04-22-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By Yarnlady
I'd leave them as a fringe or braid....if you...

I'd leave them as a fringe or braid....if you weave all those ends in on one side, that side would end up being very bulky.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By Yarnlady
I use shampoo on all my wools. It's designed to...

I use shampoo on all my wools. It's designed to clean protein fiber. Our hair isn't that much different from other animal hair and wool.

If you worry about tangling, tie the skein in a nylon...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By Yarnlady
And I would venture to suggest it's not a mistake...

And I would venture to suggest it's not a mistake at all. It's a different way of knitting. And we all know that no method is "better" or "worse" than any other. If the end results are what the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By Yarnlady
It also may be they were trying to sell a certain...

It also may be they were trying to sell a certain yarn and it only comes in DK weight. If you have to double it then they sell twice as much yarn....
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,705
Posted By Yarnlady
Although with careful use, acrylic won't melt, it...

Although with careful use, acrylic won't melt, it doesn't hold heat. So it really doesn't protect anything on the other side of the hot pan. Both cotton and wool do absorb the heat thus protecting...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By Yarnlady
As long as you are just knitting there is no...

As long as you are just knitting there is no problem. If you start adding purls then you'll get twisted stitches.

However, don't despair! A very famous designer and teacher, Annie Modesitt knits...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,943
Posted By Yarnlady
I knit all day with short breaks for pit stops,...

I knit all day with short breaks for pit stops, fixing a sandwich, picking my granddaughter up from school, changing out a load of laundry, checking my e-mail, etc. So I'd say on an average day I'll...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By Yarnlady
Not if the dye is set properly with heat. The...

Not if the dye is set properly with heat.

The citric acid in the KA is what makes it work. If one is using food coloring, one must add an acid, like vinegar, in order for the dye to work. ...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 04-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By Yarnlady
Kool Aid makes a fantastic dye for wool and other...

Kool Aid makes a fantastic dye for wool and other protein fibers. There are several tutorials on line on different ways to use Kool Aid for dyeing. The colors are bright, it's inexpensive and...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By Yarnlady
You might find it easier to knit the ribbing flat...

You might find it easier to knit the ribbing flat for a few rows and then join. Use the tail to seam up the ribbing. It really cuts down on frustration. The first few rows of knitting in the round...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Yarnlady
I second the nomination for the circular needles...

I second the nomination for the circular needles for beginners. Especially in this case to prevent a dropped and subsequently probably lost needle in a bus.

I'd also start with acrylic yarn as it...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Yarnlady
This...

This (http://home.earthlink.net/%7Ebruxknits/pats/BasicSockChart.pdf) is what I use. Make sure you save it/print it out as about half way through the month the site goes down due to so many people...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Yarnlady
:star:Row counters can be made from a series of...

:star:Row counters can be made from a series of chain links with a charm at the bottom. Each time you pass the row counter which is in the midst of your knitting, move it down one link till you get...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Yarnlady
You most certainly can make a center pull ball or...

You most certainly can make a center pull ball or skein into a hank with the use of a niddy noddy. A search will pull up directions on how to use one.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By Yarnlady
This...

This (http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Baby_Surprise_Jacket) may help.
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