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Dec 22, 2018 14:54:45   #
I love it too. I make lots and lots of hats, so ML comes in real handy to do the crown of each.

A year or so ago, a KPer stated in a post that you can knit almost anything with 40" circulars, of the required size. I took her advice to heart and have found this to be very true. I know there are better solutions at times, but if I was on a very tight budget, that's the way I would go.

Happy knitting and Merry Christmas.
 
Nov 4, 2018 15:55:26   #
Welcome from southwestern Washington state, just west of what is left of Mount St Helens.
Oct 31, 2018 12:01:45   #
lkb850 wrote:
Just curious... is it heavy when you use it?


I just weighed it on my kitchen scales. It is 2 lbs. During each steaming I did change hands, but mostly to reach areas of the shawl easier.
Oct 31, 2018 09:07:09   #
Did the info in your package state the brand name or are they marked with a brand? If not, you would need to contact Darn Good Yarn for that. Then you could Google.
Oct 30, 2018 19:23:39   #
I've been looking for a steamer for blocking acrylics and acrylic blends for 6 months or so. Watched for and read posts here on KP for recommendations. I have found it!

It is a Beautural-Steamer, which is on Amazon for $34.99 and claims to not spit and sputter, as well works vertically AND horizontally. Received it on Saturday and steamed the first shawl on Sunday. Have now steamed four shawls and could not be more pleased. I found all of its claims to be true. Each shawl dried in an afternoon and came out beautifully.

It is here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Beautural-Steamer-1200-Watt-Powerful-Sterilize/dp/B01N1QE5ME/ref=sr_1_2_acs_osp_osp20-e47682d4-de_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1540939922&sr=1-2-acs&keywords=steamer+handheld&tag=bestcont06-20&ascsubtag=e47682d4-de59-4a59-b421-0f5ab13e959f&linkCode=oas&cv_ct_id=amzn1.osp.e47682d4-de59-4a59-b421-0f5ab13e959f&cv_ct_pg=search&cv_ct_wn=osp-search&pf_rd_p=53b688eb-671a-4acd-886f-dc89fa36d3d2&pd_rd_w=f6zHF&pd_rd_wg=h6BAd&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_r=6BP8BFWGCPDXJ4Z0VPMR&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-inline&pf_rd_i=steamer+handheld&pd_rd_r=87173753-50c0-43d0-8a88-b572de2ce37c&creativeASIN=B01N1QE5ME&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B01N1QE5ME&pf_rd_i=steamer+handheld&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pd_rd_wg=h6BAd&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-inline&pf_rd_p=53b688eb-671a-4acd-886f-dc89fa36d3d2&pf_rd_r=6BP8BFWGCPDXJ4Z0VPMR&pd_rd_r=87173753-50c0-43d0-8a88-b572de2ce37c&pd_rd_w=f6zHF
Oct 11, 2018 10:45:22   #
I agree! Love the magical change of the fabric.

But recently I received a parcel of yarn that is 70% acrylic, 30% wool. Will it be beneficial to wet block a shawl from this yarn, or should I steam block it?
 
Oct 8, 2018 12:38:50   #
Combining equal parts BBQ sauce and grape jelly makes a delicious and fast sweet & sour dipping sauce.
Oct 5, 2018 12:31:23   #
My husband received 3 alerts. My mother's phone went off continually until she turned off. She took it to her t-mobile office and the tech fixed it. He mentioned that he had been fixing one after the other since the alert started.
Oct 5, 2018 11:22:45   #
I have been wondering about this exact issue for quite awhile. A friend told me to just machine wash it.
Since I really want to use very old stash from my beginner days, just last week I knit a 5x5 swatch of RH. It was, as usual, scratchy to the touch.
Threw it in with my regular wash load of t-shirts, undies, socks, etc. Used usual detergent and regular cold water cycle.
Threw it in with same load into dryer on medium heat.
To my great surprise it came out so soft, just lovely. I will no longer hesitate to use it.
Sep 23, 2018 13:02:49   #
If only a 3D printer could make a knitable skein of yarn. (sigh)
Sep 14, 2018 12:35:08   #
I have been working with computers since 1980. I could even do a little programming back in the day. Every morning is a Knitting Paradise/Ravelry fest, with coffee of course. So today I "discovered", by accident, that if you click on a picture it will enlarge. Why on earth haven't I noticed this before?

Well there you go. Hope this helps someone else.
 
Sep 13, 2018 14:31:49   #
Thanks for giving hope to others with your story. Bless you.
Sep 4, 2018 11:26:14   #
Is it this one? https://coolcreativity.com/category/crochet/
Sep 4, 2018 11:16:57   #
What looks to be a great shop: Elgin Knit Works

This shop is mentioned many times in a podcast I enjoy watching: 3 Ply Podcast

Hope this helps you.
Sep 3, 2018 11:31:58   #
I can only hope many KPers are paying attention to this information and will pass it on to their loved ones. Bless you pinkwitch for posting this.

I was 32 and a newlywed when ovarian cancer surprised me. It was hell getting rid of it, but this July was my 35th year of health after cancer. My favorite medical phrase is still "no evidence of recurrence". May never have to be yours.
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