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Aug 11, 2018 02:08:44   #
tstramel wrote:
I went to You Tube and typed “ crochet rug Russian” and it came up
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsGBJBaWG1yNgsmhG1gfyZ5kUmuRMcRj3


What language is she speaking? Portuguese? Russian? It sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't understand it.
 
Aug 7, 2018 12:51:21   #
Patty Sutter wrote:
I think somebody put it in with the wrong stuff. It looks like the tool used for mixing Mexican hot chocolate.


I concur. My husband bought me one years ago when he had a business trip to Guadalajara. The one I have, the oddly-shaped rings around it are free-moving. Just a design difference, but I imagine they both work effectively at frothing the chocolate.


Aug 7, 2018 12:22:17   #
I've ordered yak, camel and cashmere yarn from overseas. Does anyone know if these fibers shrink, felt or pill when washed? TIA!
Aug 6, 2018 11:33:47   #
Sweet child! Definitely holding him in my heart with prayers! It's incredible what modern medicine can do with God's help!
Aug 6, 2018 11:10:37   #
Haven't read through all the messages yet, but...

http://freecrochetpatterns.org/crochet/crochet-brown-rug

ETA: Ooooops, looks like someone already mentioned this link. Sorry!
Aug 5, 2018 23:50:39   #
Fisher-Stirrett wrote:
So true! Have you considered using life lines every 5 rows or so? Really helps me.


Oh, on my current project, I found that lifelines were doing two things: messing up my tension and wearing down the yarn fibres when I pulled them. Made tinking even WORSE, and I was using mercerized cotton for the lifelines (as usual). I'm resigned that this project is just going to go R E A L S L O W (Had to tink a row today as I dropped stitches and would not have been able to undo the damage without tinking), there's no point in setting a "finish by" date... and someone else's suggestion as a 'First Anniversary' gift is sounding really good!

SOOOO glad I decided not to use the 100% mohair! 😳
 
Aug 4, 2018 18:07:11   #
esseike wrote:
Frog pond is where all the bugs are. You will be well fed.

And (how does that go?) I have been known to use all the swear words in a single sentence.


LOL! I usually tell Dear Hubby that I'll be practicing my rude sailor language!
Aug 4, 2018 14:47:06   #
LOL! Oh, how I feel your pain! I've just now gotten back to where I had to frog back from a week ago last Sunday ... spent the first 9 days tinking back (lace pattern I've worked a dozen times before) and re-knitting ever since! But... everything is lining up properly, I'm going much slower than usual, I missed my "deadline" (a wedding last week), but I WILL GET THIS DONE RIGHT! The Bride couldn't wear it for her wedding, but she'll know she's well-loved by her late mother's friends!
Aug 4, 2018 14:17:00   #
Oh, I wish I'd seen this cast on when I started my wedding shawl! Picking up those end stitches to knit a border in-the-round is a BEAR! I've never quite gotten the hang of provisional cast-on, so this really cleared it up for me. I tried running a lifeline through the cast-on row, but by the time you knit across it's hopelessly buried in the twists. As RobbiD mentions, when you get back to it, you just need to attach your needles and off you go! Since I purchased my original ChiaoGoo set, I've bought a number of duplicate cables, as I wasn't certain how long a cable I'd need to work a shawl edging in the round. With lace or cobweb weight yarn, surprisingly short cables work! This current project is roughly 2800 stitches per row (around), and I'm getting by with a 50" + 14" combination, with plenty of room to move. I only added the 14" cable because I like to move the stitches off the needles when I put it down, and this way they don't slide off the cable and down and OFF the needles. Yes, it's happened before (to all of us, eh?)! And yes, I run the needle tips through the skein of yarn, then put the caps on!
Aug 3, 2018 10:47:03   #
Housekeeping tip: how funny!

A couple years ago, my sister and I went to visit my mother in AZ. After making breakfast I noticed how nasty the stovetop was and started scrubbing. My sister noticed how nasty the cabinets were...and started scrubbing (My mom, obviously, does not have good eyesight). Push comes to shove, in the end she had a new dishwasher (old one never worked), new dryer (never had one in the house), new gas stove (she never used the oven cuz it 'didn't work' and there was an obvious leak) and a stick vacuum, because I couldn't even lift her old one - and it never got used! My sister, whose OCD is at a higher level than mine, then proceeded to clean the INSIDES of the cabinets and closets of hoarded food, throwing out anything older than 3 years-out-of-date!
Aug 3, 2018 10:35:28   #
Family came to this country from England in 1633 on my father's side. Mother's side from Czechoslovakia in 1920.
 
Aug 3, 2018 10:32:52   #
Beautiful edging on the blue shawl! How did you do that? Is it added as you go, or "after the fact"? Lovely stitch!
Aug 3, 2018 10:17:07   #
Yes, in the video she mentions you CAN use the cable, but she prefers not to. I was wondering if anyone else saw a drawback to doing so, other than tying up a cable you may need for another WIP.
Aug 3, 2018 09:51:40   #
This particular video presents 3 ways to do a provisional cast on without a crochet hook. The third version uses a "sling shot" cast on. My question: if you're using extra yarn, could you not use flexible cables instead? Placing a cable end (instead of a needle) on to prevent stitches from falling off, it seems using a spare cable would set you up to just knit right off the cable instead of fiddling around to pick up the stitches. Also, if you're going to knit in-the-round after doing a shawl center, you could work the cable up the sides as you knit.

Anyone see a drawback to this idea?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&t=4m45s&v=nfPt09emLaY
Aug 2, 2018 11:57:02   #
O. M. G!!!! I just found a whole-text translator - with an option to print at the top of the page! It asks for the page link, then there you go!

http://translate.yandex.com
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