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Old 11-30-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Favorite tricks and techniques
Share your favorite way of doing something, a cool technique not yet covered on this site, etc....

(No doubt some of these tips will find their way into my videos!)

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Old 11-30-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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heres my "trick"
1) go to lys
2) try to knit
3) have a problem
4) post here to get it fixed.
*go back to #2 repeat from *
Tricky huh??
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:36 PM   #3
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*bump*

Thought that was cute...
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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When I ladder down to correct a mistake, I use rare earth magnets to hold the work....details & photo here. Unfortunately I got a lot of practice doing it on my last project! :rollseyes: :rollseyes: :rollseyes:
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:11 AM   #5
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:14 AM   #6
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ohh I applaud any of ya that do the ladder fix or any fix LOL I just frog it to skeered to try fixing my mistakes or I leave it to work on my OCD as dh says.... :rollseyes:
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:49 PM   #7
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Julie I see that in a video!! Thanks...I'm buying some magnets :D
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:46 PM   #8
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I have a habit of cutting my ends too short to weave in easily, and I also misplace my tapestry needles often, so I keep a tiny crochet hook in my needle jar. I use it to pull the ends thru the back of the stitches, goes a lot faster than w/a needle, too...

I also use my crochet hooks to pick up stitches - I like that it grabs the yarn w/o making the space between the stitches into a hole (which always seems to happen when I pick up w/needles), and since the hook is so small, I can usually just knit the stitches off of it right onto the needle.

I use wooden needles that I make myself, so I keep an emery board in my jar, too, in case of snagging.

Don't have enough money for a swift? Get one of these collapsing hat/mug racks - doesn't take up much space, and easier than rearranging all the kitchen chairs
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:51 PM   #9
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luv, luv the hat rack idea!!!
I'm sure it's been said, but I don't know...I rub my bamboo/wood needles with wax paper now & again...well, actually....after I do my hot wax spa...I rub my wooden/bamboo needles with the residue on my hands works like a charm
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Being a "Newbie Knitter", the edges of my rows were usually very loose and sloppy... To solve this problem, I work the first stitch, insert the needle into the second stitch & Pull on the yarn before I take it off my left needle. Works everytine & now my projects look great.

Also, I just found out that when I slip a stitch, I was supposed to "Slip it as if to purl". I did it the opposite way (so did all of my friends). We all had twisted stitches. OOPS!
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