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Nov 18, 2017 12:06:55   #
katanamama wrote:
Who knew? Thanks for sharing, the ring would come in handy as knitting counter especially for travel it would be less likely to slide off an airplane tray or roll off a table top in water.

I ran a string through my counter and hang it from my needles when I knit in the round. Every time I hit it, I go up a round, and it doesn't obstruct or distort what I'm knitting.

Nov 18, 2017 11:58:27   #
Oh, how sweet! I assume you made the beautiful blanket he's tucked into..?
Nov 18, 2017 11:44:51   #
Why do they always say cook breast side up? There's just the two of us here, so our bird doesn't get "displayed" at the table, so I always cook it breast-DOWN so it stays moist. I have trouble with white meat because it's too dry for me - I gag on it - but done this way it's moist enough for me to eat.
Nov 18, 2017 11:37:31   #
My family is pretty long-lived. When I was young I decided "adult" wasn't until 35; middle-aged until 65; elderly at 85 and old at 95. My dad died at 95, my mom is 93 - her mom died a week before her 100th birthday. All my mom and dad's siblings are still alive, along with all their spouses.
Nov 17, 2017 09:12:31   #
I cut the paper roll along it's seam just far enough to get it to cover the entire winder bobbin, then carefully tape it down. When it's time to remove the yarn ball, I crimp a second paper roll just enough to fit into the center of the first and slide the yarn ball off. Hope this helps.
Nov 14, 2017 10:51:26   #
I know something my cat loves - I made a preemie baby sock and, before I could get the second one done, the cat ran off to play with the first one! My Hubby says I need to knit a set for him (the cat). Hubby also complained they're too small to put anything in, if hung by the chimney. Well, we DO have some peanuts and cashews that would fit! 😈
Nov 13, 2017 22:59:08   #
Autumn finally hit Upstate South Carolina this week, also. The photo does not do the golds and oranges justice!
Nov 13, 2017 22:41:16   #
I'm not familiar with that brand, but I had a 100gm ball of yarn I divided. I used a kitchen scale. I wound just under 50 gms off, then started looking for a similar color sequence in the middle of the skein that I started with, where I divided it at. I ended up with socks with nearly exact striping sequences - on my original "big girl" socks as well as two sets of baby socks! Just be patient trying to find the "identical" beginning repeat - it won't necessarily be "exactly" at 50 gms!
Nov 12, 2017 11:14:42   #
Oh my goodness! If someone had given me such a beautiful shawl, I'd have made certain my dress showed it off...which it almost looks like your precious new DIL did! Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful way to welcome her into the family!
Nov 12, 2017 10:57:58   #
Lisa BB wrote:
My skills are very basic. I am still working on 1sock from a year ago. I was getting so frustrated I put the sock to bed for awhile.

LOL! So glad I'm not the only one painfully slow at socks! I was going good on TAAT-TU's until I got to the ribbing....and found it so tedious it took me a couple weeks to get through boring row at a time! Am now making baby socks (and hopefully mittens and more ) for a niece's baby due in April with the leftover sock yarn. Anyone else have enough yarn left over from one 100gm skein of sock yarn to make, essentially, two pair of socks?
Nov 7, 2017 15:19:02   #
OK, this is going to sound silly, but...... If I'm casting on for 2-at a time, top down socks, how do I distribute the stitches on circular needles to use magic loop? I know how to do toe-up, but that uses a Turkish cast on.

There's just sooo much to learn!! Thanks, guys!

BTW, I DID finally finish my socks. They're a little loose, but all-in-all I'm fairly pleased.

Nov 7, 2017 11:26:56   #
lesley T wrote:
Would this pattern be of any use?

Perhaps combine the scallops of the above with the link below on Ravelry:
Nov 3, 2017 10:51:10   #
Wow, I would never have imagined that those were the same hat! I mean...whether the outside was purled or knit, the "ridges" formed in the decreases - they all disappear into the felting process! Thanks for the felting lesson and visual tutorial!
Nov 3, 2017 10:26:06   #
Dear Hubby and I started coordinating needlepoint projects just after we got married, 37 years ago. They lie, unfinished, in a cedar chest.
Nov 2, 2017 16:04:59   #
The shawl originally extended from fingertip to fingertip; now it's wrist to wrist. The dark blue felted the "hardest" - I had to block the rest depending on how much I could stretch (not much!) it out. It is comprised of three colors of lace-weight, extra fine merino, navajo plied. The thinner 4 rows of color on each end are 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-rows each, from the ends into the center. That gives you an idea how differently each color shrank!

The colors were supposed to represent the beach, surf and deep ocean... The dark blue is so dense you can barely make out the pattern, and I bent some blocking pins trying to get them through it!

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