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Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Jess_knit
I think you might mean Eunny Jang's pattern in...

I think you might mean Eunny Jang's pattern in the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-02-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By Jess_knit
Well, we also use Wilton's icing dye and food...

Well, we also use Wilton's icing dye and food coloring to dye yarn. Both of those are consumed. I don't think it's that bad? I mean, I don't personally like the taste, but usually little kids do....
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-30-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,135
Posted By Jess_knit
I use a turkey baster in lieu of squirt bottles,...

I use a turkey baster in lieu of squirt bottles, but NinaT's suggestion sounds better.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-25-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By Jess_knit
Yeah, gauge for handspun is usually measured in...

Yeah, gauge for handspun is usually measured in wraps per inch. I have a favorite chart that I'll post when I'm able to get back to my computer.

I've read that 3-ply is best for socks, because it's...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-25-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jess_knit
It will always be true that one bobbin of singles...

It will always be true that one bobbin of singles will be shorter than the other, because it's impossible to get them exactly the same. Just ply them until one bobbin runs out, then cut the single...
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Jess_knit
Wow! That's awesome!

Wow! That's awesome!
Forum: Pattern Central 09-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jess_knit
I bought Kid Mohair Silk from Sarah's Yarns. It...

I bought Kid Mohair Silk from Sarah's Yarns. It only comes in natural and lilac, so I bought 2 natural and 1 purple, and dyed it myself. The content is similar (60% mohair, 40% silk), though I think...
Forum: The Lounge 09-21-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jess_knit
If the space the knit house was stored in had any...

If the space the knit house was stored in had any wood in it, that would be more likely to burn than wool!

I just don't really understand the reasoning.
Forum: The Lounge 09-21-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jess_knit
That doesn't even make sense! Don't they know...

That doesn't even make sense! Don't they know that wool is flame retardant?
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jess_knit
The 16" fixed circs have shorter tips to make a...

The 16" fixed circs have shorter tips to make a more comfortable circle :)
Forum: The Lounge 09-15-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jess_knit
Here's one I found of me when I was 3 months...

Here's one I found of me when I was 3 months old..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/doggyfan33/Me.jpg

Not my typical baby picture; in most of them, I have this giant grin. Those are too...
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jess_knit
I got the three sets of tips I ordered today, and...

I got the three sets of tips I ordered today, and I've been knitting the Modern Quilt Wrap using them. So far, there's been zero problems. I've had no stitches get hung up on the joins; they're very...
Forum: General Knitting 09-13-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,886
Posted By Jess_knit
Thanks! Nice stuff in there...I'm adding Cherie...

Thanks!

Nice stuff in there...I'm adding Cherie Amour to my MUST KNIT NOW list. I love lacy shirts like that.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-13-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 30,710
Posted By Jess_knit
I embarked on my biggest dyeing adventure yet...

I embarked on my biggest dyeing adventure yet last night, when my yarn for the modern quilt wrap arrived. I wanted to get the colors as close to the original as I could (using Wilton's and Kool-aid)....
Forum: Pattern Central 09-12-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jess_knit
Yeah, knittingdaily posted a breakdown of the...

Yeah, knittingdaily posted a breakdown of the yarn requirements for each color, and said it would be possible to get 2 wraps from 9 skeins of Kidsilk Haze :)

(Here...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-12-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jess_knit
Ok, so I decided to see for myself what the...

Ok, so I decided to see for myself what the yardage was before shooting off an angry email. I wound the lilac skein into three different skeins on my 2-yard niddy noddy, and ended up with...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-12-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jess_knit
So...my yarn came today from Sarah's Yarns, but...

So...my yarn came today from Sarah's Yarns, but there's a problem. On the website, it said 25 gram skeins, 325 yards each. I ordered 3 skeins total. When I look at the tag on the yarn, it says 25...
Forum: General Knitting 09-11-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,741
Posted By Jess_knit
I can't be too ambitious, now that I realize how...

I can't be too ambitious, now that I realize how little knitting I get done during the weekday since school has started, so it's a good thing I have a couple gifts already finished.

Mystery Stole...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-11-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jess_knit
:oo: I was hoping I could use Wilton's dye for...

:oo: I was hoping I could use Wilton's dye for the yarn I bought! Yikes. Now I must do google research on dying. I really hope I don't have to buy dye too! (Though I will if I have to, I love this...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jess_knit
Addi Turbos have sharp points (they're nickle...

Addi Turbos have sharp points (they're nickle plated brass), but they're pricey. Knitpicks also has nickle plated brass needles, both as an interchangeable set and not, that are very pointy and far...
Forum: General Knitting 09-09-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,209
Posted By Jess_knit
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-09-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By Jess_knit
Ooh, I've bought fiber from a bunch of places....

Ooh, I've bought fiber from a bunch of places. Usually, if you're buying it with the intention of spinning without any further preparation, you want to look for roving or top. Ebay has both for sale...
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,026
Posted By Jess_knit
You read my mind :roflhard:

You read my mind :roflhard:
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Jess_knit
I'm betting they went live yesterday, at the same...

I'm betting they went live yesterday, at the same time the rest of the Harmony set did :)
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,026
Posted By Jess_knit
There's no 16" cable because the needle tips are...

There's no 16" cable because the needle tips are too long to make a comfortable circle that small. Knitpicks offers both the metal and the harmony as 16" fixed circs, though :) (the tips are...
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