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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-13-2009, 11:13 PM
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Posted By azgirl314
super ugly problem

I decided to try Wilton's food dye for the first time. First two skeins are lovely--super bright yellow with spring green and a great orange/red/yellow sunset mix.

The final skein is the problem....
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By azgirl314
repurpose!!

I feel a bit of bitterness toward tangles. My last uber-tangle was sniped into bits (by my DD aged 3, such a helper!), felted all together, and cut into applique flower shapes. a lovely outcome...
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2009, 05:44 PM
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Posted By azgirl314
In my craft loft area, we have built-in cabinets...

In my craft loft area, we have built-in cabinets (from Lowe's, installed by hubby) and the drawers are all deep enough to stand a skein upright (like a row of soldiers). Of course, the yarn has to...
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By azgirl314
could you just use a sharp yarn needle, sew in...

could you just use a sharp yarn needle, sew in loops of yarn, and slip them on your knitting needles?
Forum: General Knitting 06-19-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,244
Posted By azgirl314
The Michael's here is now the land of acrylic. ...

The Michael's here is now the land of acrylic. Some cute colors but almost all synthetic fibers. And about half of the size of before--just one aisle.

I think we need some truth in labeling. How...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-14-2008, 06:17 PM
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Posted By azgirl314
Knit, purl, purl, knit--repeat. If you are...

Knit, purl, purl, knit--repeat.

If you are trying to Kitchner a rib--you would sew the purl parts with "purl, knit, knit, purl" My favorite wool soaker pattern requires Kitchener-ing in...
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By azgirl314
Felting AND dyeing

I have a pair of wool soakers that I was planning on KoolAid dyeing but they need to be felted (my gauge is haywire). Should I dye first or felt first? Thanks!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 05-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By azgirl314
so pretty! Your yarn turned out much nicer than...

so pretty! Your yarn turned out much nicer than mine. Did you un-skein the yarn or just dye it as is? When I tried to dye the Lion wool, I undid the skein to try to make self-striping--after dying...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-01-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By azgirl314
McCall's and Simplicity also have patterns for...

McCall's and Simplicity also have patterns for needle rolls.
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