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Mystery yarn-- Any ideas what to use this yarn for?
I came across this cone of yarn in my stash and can't think of anything it could be used for. It feels like a size 5 crochet cotton. A knit swatch on size 3's feels pretty firm for a sweater or vest. What about a knit doily? Maybe use two strands and knit a market bag? Thanks to finntwins for instructions on how to upload a photo!

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Question on the eagle hat in Animal Hats to Knit
I am wondering if anyone has made the eagle hat in Luise Roberts Animal Hats to Knit?

I have the beak all done on the separate needle and row 20 says this:Needle 1 (this is the main part of the hat) p57 p10 from the lower beak; Needle 2 p10 from the lower beak p57 from the hat.

That part is all good except there is now a main color hat row in the beak...

Row 21 says with the main color k57 Beak color M1R, k7,ssk k2 k2tog, k7 m1L Main color k57

here is where the line of row 20 shows up and the making of the stitches is actually in the carry over between the joins of the 2 pieces (which will work and can fix any gaps when the beak gets sewn.) Not sure how to do this otherwise? If I use the beak color on row 20 how does the beak actually attach to the hat?

Some other questions? When you are finished with the beak row and going to back to main hat and main color - do you pull the main hat color tight to finish the other side? That way the beak will stand upright?

I have added a picture of the beak and the hat as they are joined.

What I am missing?


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Two photos of 31 hats shipping off to West Virginia for farm workers’ children

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Remember when buying homemade
Remember when buying handmade 😘
A customer wanted to purchase a beautiful Wire Wrap Bracelet and spotted an artist who did absolutely amazing work, but she charged a good price too.
The customer thought that the artist's price was way too high so she approached the artist and in quite a brusk fashion stated "I want to buy a Bracelet from you, but I think you charge too much."
The artist was a little taken aback but replied, "Ok, how much do you think I should charge?"
The customer replied “I think you should charge “X” much, because the wire will cost this much, and the clasp this much, and the cabochon this much. I even factored in the price of your pliers."
The final price the customer had calculated was a lot cheaper than the artist's original price, but she said "Ok, deal. You will get your goods in a week".
The customer was very pleased with herself and can’t resist telling all her friends what a fabulous deal she has negotiated and how smart she is, and that in a week she will have her gorgeous Bracelet.
A week later her parcel arrives in a lovely packaged box. She opens it and inside is Wire, a Clasp, a Cabochon, and 2 sets of Pliers. Angrily she contacts the artist asking “How could you do this to me? I asked you for a Bracelet and you sent me a box of Wire, a Clasp, a Cabochon and 2 sets of Pliers?!?!"
The artist quietly replies "My dear, you got exactly what you paid for, if you think there is something missing, then you will need to pay for it."
Moral of the story, when you buy handmade you are not just buying the materials you are buying the artist's , time, effort, love and dedication that goes into making your pieces.
I copied this from another post but thought it was very to the point.
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Magic Knot did not work. Any suggestions?
I am knitting a throw using Red Heart Hygge which is very silky feeling. I was frogging because of a mistake and came to the magic knot and I simply pulled slightly at both very short ends and the knot simply came apart. It makes me wonder how durable this knot would be during laundering this throw.
Does anyone have a another suggestion for joining a new ball of this yarn in the middle of a row?
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Can we see a bit of Heaven?
I copied this post from someone else who copied it from someone.. & etc. But it seemed to me to be something we should all think about. We sometimes have a tendency to get stuck looking at what's wrong in our lives, in the people around us, in the country, finding ourselves complaining constantly. It might be time to just stop and look around us at what's going right. I thought this story thought provoking.

Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America and If you remember, she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said. "Let's Roll!" and and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11.
She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him.
Lisa recalled this story:
"I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.
As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, ‘Class is over. I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important. Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment.
Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day. Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.
It doesn't have to be something you see; it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the stuff of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted.
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do or see.
Even weather. One of the things we tend to complain about. But look again, even a damp cold morning can be beautiful if we look with beautiful eyes.

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Need ideas of how to widen this.
After knitting this, it came out too narrow. What suggestions can all you learned talenterd knitters make ?

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How To Do Fair Isle and Double Knitting
I have been used bobbins to add color to places in my knitting for years, but I don't think that is what they have in mind when they say Fair Isle. Also, I would like to learn double knitting where the pattern is the same thing on both sides but it is in the opposite color (and there is no wrong side, hard to believe). Now, is there a book (one each for the different subject matters) that goes into depth for the semi-illiterate knitter. I have been knitting for 35 years, so I have some idea what to do with those pointy things. But I need step by step (hopefully with drawings) for the extreme beginner when I start something new. Can you recommend a book for each subject? Thank you in advance!
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Comfort dolls
I see a lot of comfort dolls here. Are there still charities that want them? Does anyone have some names and addresses? They look like fun to make. Thanks in advance🤔
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For Teachers
I finally figured out how to attach a cloth back without using a sewing machine. The teacher I gave it to loved it.

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