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Old 01-05-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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Sweetheart shorts pattern

Here's the pattern I have for shorts. I haven't made them yet either and I was planning to last Feb...

Maybe this year...

edited to add: Hey! I just got a great idea. This pattern you sent the link to uses worsted and I've got gobs of worsted and my dl loves toe socks... if a person could add toes to these or any tights... they'd have something new and unique! Someone like you who seems to know her way around a knitting needle...

Or would worsted be too thick for between the toes... yep, it would. But for the thinner yarns, maybe?

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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You'll have to let me know how your leotard/tight adventure goes. I didn't know the names for the two got switched but I do recall tights being called leotards...back in the 60s. I doubt I'm more experienced with knitting than you are, really, I'm just not smart enough to know I shouldn't do something and make a pattern? Not me! I think worsted cotton does knit up a little larger. My DD wanted a cotton sweater so I cotton sweater I knitted. If you want, you can see it here.
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very nice! I like the color pattern!
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Did you see the materials? "Non-inflammable knitting needles"... makes me wonder (musta been mostly wooden ones back then?)...
Really? That's not what I was wondering. I was wondering, "Just what kind of material were they knitting with anyway? Some kind of yarn flambe?" Or "Did they knit so fast that the possibility of starting a fire by rubbing two sticks together warrant a caution against using wooden needles?"

And to get technical, "non-inflammable" is a double negative, so we're back to needles that readily catch on fire here! Shoulda been just inflammable if they wanted something fire resistant.
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i really am laughing this hard. How did humans ever make it to the 21st century? all that work just to have it spontaneously combust. (combust isn't a word, either... wonder if we'll make it to the 22nd?)
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And to get technical, "non-inflammable" is a double negative, so we're back to needles that readily catch on fire here! Shoulda been just inflammable if they wanted something fire resistant.
Maybe....maybe not. Inflammable actually means the same as inflammable. There's an interesting Usage note if you scroll down this page. Typically this would be a double negative but in this case I don't think it is; proper usage is another matter entirely. If you notice that this vintage pattern is dated 1958, the use of the term is not surprising. Anything to draw attention to a product is fair game in advertising.

starbuck, I looked at the shorts pattern, missed your post earlier, and who knows? I might decide to try it.
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i really am laughing this hard. How did humans ever make it to the 21st century? all that work just to have it spontaneously combust. (combust isn't a word, either... wonder if we'll make it to the 22nd?)
Combust isn't a word?

I personally don't plan on making to the 22nd century. They can sort it out for themselves. Ah, the exquisite relief of knowing I won't be responsible.
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Somehow the idea of wool tights and leotards and all that made me think of this... or maybe this.

Or, God forbid... this.
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Combust isn't a word?

I personally don't plan on making to the 22nd century. They can sort it out for themselves. Ah, the exquisite relief of knowing I won't be responsible.
well, it wasn't in my speel chekkre thingamabob... so i just believed it wasn't... it got all red and highlighted it... nasty thing.

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Somehow the idea of wool tights and leotards and all that made me think of this... or maybe this.

Or, God forbid... this.
oh wow... the swimsuit would have really embarrassed me, the jumper thing i might could handle, but the poor baby! and they felt so abused they posted it on the web. sad...

I hope it never makes you think of those things again. I'm terribly sorry,
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well, it wasn't in my speel chekkre thingamabob... so i just believed it wasn't... it got all red and highlighted it... nasty thing.

oh wow... the swimsuit would have really embarrassed me, the jumper thing i might could handle, but the poor baby! and they felt so abused they posted it on the web. sad...

I hope it never makes you think of those things again. I'm terribly sorry,
Oh that blog is FULL of dysfunctional designs. If you think those were bad, imagine these ever being fashionable!

And since you mentioned shorts...
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