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Old 01-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mokumegane View Post
Get either half hard or whole hard sterling. It's nice and strong... doesn't bend as easily but still easily enough to open and close when you want to. If you're going to be opening/closing them a lot, I'd suggest half hard. Dead soft is just that... really soft and easy to bend.
Thanks for the information! Your help is always appreciated!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Mokumegane View Post
I wasn't trying to flame or anything... was just really confused because of the training I received at an accredited art college... sorry... maybe I should just not post... :s
Nooo I didn't mean for you to take it that way! I meant it's good to know the terms are used interchangeably (correct or not) so when you buy them it'll be easier. You and Chris were discussing it which is why I directed my comment to you.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #23
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I have never used these markers before, but lately we had a discussion about a 2 row repeat for a beginner and we adviced something like this. Great that I can now just link to your post for description and pictures. Just last week I had to describe that method again (yes, I am passing information here, that I know of but haven't used / needed, yet) and had no picture.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Nooo I didn't mean for you to take it that way! I meant it's good to know the terms are used interchangeably (correct or not) so when you buy them it'll be easier. You and Chris were discussing it which is why I directed my comment to you.
The way I mentioned them is exactly how they're listed on theringlord.com, really... but yeah... maybe I'll wait until my doc can get me some better drugs before posting again... I'm just not doing anything right :s
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:03 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mokumegane View Post
The way I mentioned them is exactly how they're listed on theringlord.com, really... but yeah... maybe I'll wait until my doc can get me some better drugs before posting again... I'm just not doing anything right :s
Oh I'm sure you're right! I'm just saying that I've heard it both ways when people are discussing them. I doubt most people know the difference, but it's good to know. Post away. You've got all kinds of interesting and helpful info.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:57 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Mokumegane View Post
The way I mentioned them is exactly how they're listed on theringlord.com, really... but yeah... maybe I'll wait until my doc can get me some better drugs before posting again... I'm just not doing anything right :s
Moku - In many things, like knitting there is the correct term, how to correctly use the term and the common usage. Often the common usage in wrong and I for one thank you for explaining the difference. I hope to use the correct term correctly in the future. I could not do this is it were not for your help.

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #27
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I am knitting the ribbing of the second sock and kept picking the first sock up to compare the lengths of the ribbing. This thread came to mind, I could link together a chain marker the was the same length the ribbing should be. Each time I came back around to the beginning of the round I could quickly check the length of the ribbing.

Make the marker shorter rather than longer than the ribbing.
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Gosh I really enjoyed reading this thread!.....not only helpful info, but also bits on how to communicate with one another. Love it all!

I like the knotted string method, thank you for this!....cuz I have bought many a package of little rings and special markers, and don't know where they are now!....(don't ask me to show you my craft storages, which are everywhere in the house). Some of it is thanks to my ever-tidying-up (his way) husband. His fav method to clean up is to put all my stuff in boxes, don't mark them, and stick them "somewhere" out of the way.

Today he's out of the house (a rare thing indeed) and I intend to locate ALL my craft stuff and put it into the guest bedroom, where he never treads. Wish me luck! (I only have about 5 hours).
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I like the knotted string method, thank you for this!....cuz I have bought many a package of little rings and special markers, and don't know where they are now!....
I keep my markers in an old Altoids tin in my knitting accessories bag that is within my main knitting bag. No losing them that way.

The string method works, but I find it gets in the way a bit and it's harder to move to the next loop where as the rings hang nicely and it's easy to go to the next one. To each his own though.
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Bumping this to the top for new members since row counters have been discussed again this week.
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