how does one donate to this woman.
I have had 2 of them break in the middle of knitting a project. Contacted them several times each time and never heard a word back. That has been a year or so ago. So I ended up having to order new tips at a hefty price. Their customer service is no service at all.
did you receive my pm to you regarding the 1898 hat?
Thank you all for the wonderful advise. I have heard of magic loop but have never heard of traveling loop. I will look that up to see how it is done. I would also like to have the flat version for knitting the hat. Thanks again for the help.
Thank you so much for your help. I will use one or the other to finish it. It would be nice, for dummies like me, if the pattern would call for the double point needles at that point. Thanks again.
I am making the 1898 hat for the first time. I am using the #7 16" cir. needle the pattern calls for, but I am having an awful time with the last rows. The stitches will not stretch around the needle. Can anyone help me with this. What am I doing wrong.
Thanks for any help.
Thank you Roxycatlady for you help. Just finished a shell top and hated the thought of having to block every time I washed it. Sounds like I am in luck. Thanks again for your help.
On this same subject of blocking, does an item have to be blocked again after each washing, or is it a one time only. I am not up on blocking. Thanks for your help.
Be sure you are using the right size needle for the material you are sewing. It my not be your tension at all. A wrong size needle can create all kinds of problems, like breaking thread, jamming up at the bobbin, not stitching tight enough or too tight. Your manual may tell you the size needle to use with what weight material. Hope this helps. It has helped me in the past.
crystal palace has a nice (free) pattern for a Kimono Jacket that could be made very dressy, but nice the way it is. Also a very pretty Party Ribbon Criss Cross Jacket. Check them out, you may find just what you are looking for.
I do not know much about blocking. Once you have blocked a finished item, does it have to be blocked every time it is washed?
I also use a magnetic board. I use magnetic strips to mark my place on the pattern. One above the line I am working on, one under the line I am working on and one on the line I am working on, moving it along the working line until that line is complete. Then move everything down to the next line to be worked. I have found, as I have aged, my concentration isn't as good as it use to be, so this way I always know what line I am on and at what spot on the line. I can go do something else for a while, and come right back to where I left off.
I found myself sometimes jumping to the line above or below, or working the stitches I had already worked. So magnetic set up stopped all of that.
I really do like the Ravelry site also, but I have an awful time getting to it. Every time I click on Ravelry, I wait and wait and finally just give up. I don't have this trouble with any other site. I would like to know if anyone else has the trouble with Ravelry. I have waited as long as 30 minutes and finally give up. Any ideas as to why. Thanks for any info.
did you get that this is 25 YEARS LATER? Don't think he will be wearing it.