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Jan 19, 2018 11:48:34   #
Truly wonderful, comprehensive tutorial! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have a couple books that describe how to make moccasins, but none are as detailed as this.

Years ago, when I lived in Oklahoma, I was at a public pow wow where a woman was making mocs. Being new at beading, I was under the impression that you took the needle all the way throught the leather with each stitch! She showed me how to just pick up the top of the leather to anchor it. Is this how you do it, also...and then anchor all the way through every inch or so? Please elaborate on how you anchor your beadwork to the leather. THANKS!
 
Jan 19, 2018 11:23:57   #
I really like "Piecework" magazine. The ads are concentrated in the front and very end (not dispersed between/within articles), it gives interesting history and perspective on the projects and, if it's an historical piece, an updated pattern. Well, all articles have both a written and charted pattern. I find it interesting, fun and inspiring.
Jan 19, 2018 10:48:36   #
ChasingRainbows wrote:
Those pins have been around for generations. I've seen them used in dry cleaners shops for pinning the mesh bags they put your clothes in - the pins were much larger, probably 3-4 inches long.

My knitting hack - when using a hanging row counter, I knit 1 or 2 stitches past the end of the round so that I know what row number I'm on (I change the row counter before I start the new round.)

I do the same thing when I'm knitting flat. I use a hanging row counter, 2 stitches in from the right side row. That will be my odd numbered row, and the wrong side is the even numbered row (if that's the way the pattern is set up).
Those pins have been around for generations. I've... (show quote)


I do something similar. I attach my row counter to the middle of my cable (when working flat) with a rubber band so (a) the project doesn't go past the center point of the cable, so it's easier to move back to the points and (b) everytime I come to the counter I change it up to the next row to be worked. The row counter hangs on a thread and the rubber band holds it in place.

Also, when doing a Russian Join, I use a long beading needle (the ones with the full-length eye) to make the join. You can thread the needle through the yarn before slipping the end into the eye.

When I start a project, I make a copy of the pattern and place it in a plastic sleeve. Once I've determined how many cast on stitches there are, I mark the top of the pattern with (a) who it is for, (b) how many I cast on, (c) what size needles used, (d) elaboration of any unusual stitches (I always seem to get / and \ mixed up, so /= k2 tog is written down). When I've finished the project, I write down any additional notes as to changes I've made. Later, if I want to make the same project for someone else, I have all the references so I don't have to re-do the math or in-process experimentaton.
Jan 19, 2018 10:34:00   #
Yes....My nephew asked me if I could make one. ...No.
Jan 18, 2018 10:30:26   #
If your gut is telling you to keep it, listen to your inner voice! I wore my mothers wedding drss when I got married. My older sister said how much she loved it, wanted to keep it in the family (she had 2 daughters and I have no children), so I gave it to her. She cut it up to make outfits for her daughters and doll clothes! It was 40-year old, heavy satin! I was devastated when I heard what she had done.
Jan 18, 2018 10:30:18   #
If your gut is telling you to keep it, listen to your inner voice! I wore my mothers wedding drss when I got married. My older sister said how much she loved it, wanted to keep it in the family (she had 2 daughters and I have no children), so I gave it to her. She cut it up to make outfits for her daughters and doll clothes! It was 40-year old, heavy satin! I was devastated when I heard what she had done.
 
Jan 17, 2018 11:56:13   #
Oh, good! I was hoping there was a pattern! That is truly a beautiful scarf! I'm timid about colorworking, but that is gorgeous enough to entice me into it! I look forward to seeing how it's done. I particularly love the way you went from a "waffle" stitch to the braiding.

And yes, Thailand is a beautiful country with beautiful, warm people.
Jan 17, 2018 11:48:15   #
jvallas wrote:
Hmmm. I’m waiting for your results. I do like “icy hot”€ but natural is all the better.


LOL! When I was visiting my sister in Albuquerque last summer, I had forgotten my deodorant and decided to use "hers" (the back of the tube was facing me). I popped the top - noticed it was a gel...thinking "Wow, haven't seen one like this in ages" ... applied and.... YIKES! It was a tube of icy hot! ...at least I smelled good!🤣😂
Jan 14, 2018 10:42:32   #
That's wonderful! There's so much catching up to do! When I first got on Facebook, I looked up all my sisters (12) children - only one of whom I had met, when he was a baby, 45 years ago! In 2011 my sister and I went to the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand to reconnect (meet!) 5 of her kids. Last summer another son and his family flew over from Australia and met up with us in Albuquerque - along with her daughter and another son with their respective families. It was fabulous to finally meet so many family members who I knew in name only!
Jan 14, 2018 09:51:38   #
Beautiful! Is this on Ravelry?
Jan 13, 2018 22:20:13   #
Wow! Thank you, everyone! And run4fittness - thanks for the heads up on how to find the charts! I find the charts much easier to follow than line-by-line. I was not looking forward to charting it on graph paper!
 
Jan 13, 2018 19:30:49   #
I used to have a translator on my iPad, but somehow it disappeared. Does anyone know someone who can translate this pattern from Russian to English for me? TIA!

http://dampal.ru/azhurnaya-shal-beausoleil
Jan 13, 2018 10:54:52   #
Isn't that a wonderful feeling? I boxed up all the heavier yarns I knew I'd never get around to and sent them to my niece, who does a lot of crocheting. She lives on a limited budget, so I know it'll be put to good use!
Jan 12, 2018 11:22:14   #
LindaBlueCat wrote:
Definitely the crochet hook! I also frequently use a crochet hook instead of the right hand needle in a bind off. I knit continental so it just feels easier.


I just recently used a crochet hook to bind off the lace edging on a baby blanket - over 1000 stitches, each with three steps to bind off! The crochet hook made it SOOO much easier, and the edging is a beautiful, heavy ridge, similar to the CW-CO.
Jan 12, 2018 11:11:13   #
Oh, I love your nave blue one! Slip a little elastic in the back, and I could wrap all my (long) hair up into it!
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