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May 15, 2019 10:36:40   #
romagica wrote:
It could be said that this string is a violation of what you are unhappy about.


I agree. I like to say unless it harms me let it be. We need to be a little less judgmental of each other.
 
May 7, 2019 08:13:35   #
I learned to knit from my Mom when I was 8. We had just moved to a small German town called Russellheim. With only the armed forces radio to listen to in the evenings and no American children my age to play with, I got bored. So Mom taught my the basics of knitting. I can remember that my first project was a pair of slippers then a little hat that tied under my chin. I used to practice my knits and purls on the long bus rides to and from school (1 1/2 hours each way). But when we moved into base housing and I had other children to play with, the knitting was set aside. I didn’t pick up the needles again until about 6 years ago, when my SIL, an avid knitter and crocheted moved to NC from Florida. Now you can’t pry the needles out of my hands.
Apr 29, 2019 08:30:42   #
lola grace wrote:
I just looked at the pattern on ravelry. It's lovely but the purchase price of $10,000 is a bit steep - sure hope that's a typo
Well, not a typo, more an incentive to shop local. Good idea if available


She put that price point so that people wouldn’t try to purchase the pattern without the coupon code that you obtain from your LYS when you purchase the yarn to make the project. At some point I am sure she will put the correct price on it for others to purchase.
Apr 28, 2019 14:20:57   #
Swamp Bunny Fibers held a pop up shop at the Black Mountain Yarn Shop in Black Mountain NC . I purchased the following colorways in a fingering weight— Biscayne Bay (to solid), Genius Drive (variegated skein), and Jesus (light blue tonal). I am going to knit up Casapinka’s “Magical thinking” shawl, which is the 2019 LYS shawl I my area. The pattern is available on Ravelry.


Apr 28, 2019 10:45:45   #
If you are going to be in Charlotte for a few days, you might take a day trip to Black Mountain. It is 2 hours west of Charlotte off of I40. The is a wonderful yarn shop called the Black Mountin Yarn Shop. There are also a bunch of quaint shops and flavorful eateries.
Apr 28, 2019 10:41:37   #
Thanks a bunch
 
Apr 27, 2019 09:34:04   #
Getting ready to go to my LYS. The Black Mountain Yarn Shop is in beautiful Black Mountain NC. I plan on picking up the yarn needed for Cassapinkas LYS pattern to knit up as a Christmas present for my Mom.
Apr 23, 2019 17:00:39   #
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
I have an old Boye set and I have used a straightened out paper clip to tighten them. You just have to see what fits.


I also use an unfolded paper clip. I was knitting one day during break at work when my knit pick interchangeable started to come apart. I hadn’t brought the tightening pin with me so I partially unfolded a 3 inch paper clip that I had at my desk and used it to retighten the joint. Because I was able to get a better leverage with the paper clip, it turned out to be a better tightening tool then the tightened that came with the set.
Apr 14, 2019 08:04:55   #
I am going to assume that your DIL is not a crafter and I have found that non crafters often do not fathom the time and experience nor the material cost it takes to make an item. It only seems that only changes when the item becomes art. I understand your hurt as I am sure that most of us have experienced it and for it to come from family makes it that much worse.

You need to clear the air with your DIL and let her know your feelings so that this doesn’t fester in your heart, but I wouldn’t do it at Easter, either before or after. Then after you’ve cleared the air, ask her if she wants you to continue making items for the silent auction. If she says yes, offer to help her display the item in its best light so that bidders will be inclined to bid what it’s actully worth, after all she is looking to get the most she can for the organization she is running the silent auction for. If she says no, then you will understand that she just doesn’t appreciate the art of handicraft, and you won’t continue to make items for her.
Apr 8, 2019 19:17:25   #
Myself and my family
Apr 5, 2019 08:58:44   #
I get a good fit with the fish lips kiss heel so stick with that even when I have to do an after thought heel.
 
Apr 5, 2019 08:49:55   #
What length is you black knit picks interchangeable cord. I have 32 and 40 inch black cords and they are very thin and flexible.
Mar 18, 2019 09:06:32   #
[quote=ljf]I have a mix of different wooden needles. Everything from bamboo, rosewood, birch, ebony, palm.
My favorite at the moment are the Lykke brand
I like the warm feeling of the wooden needles and have never had any split or become ragged at the tips.[/quote

My hubby gifted me a set of Lykke intechangeable wooden needles at Christmas. I just used them for the first time and really like them.
Mar 16, 2019 11:20:07   #
you can run into this problem with hand dyed yarns, so I was taught to alternate the skeins every few rows so that any color irregularities are not noticeable. Since you seem to be running into this same problem with the Bernat Blanket yarn, maybe this technique would work for you. I would also contact Bernat yarns to let them know of this problem.
Mar 15, 2019 12:59:43   #
possumlj wrote:
Yes. Knit some squares and block/flatten them.
Using a marker, trace the pattern pieces onto the yarn. Do not cut yet.
Machine stitch around the pattern pieces just inside the marker line.
Then cut them out and sew them up just like they were cloth -- CAREFULLY.
The first time I did this, I felt like I was "cheating". But the knit police never showed up, so it was okay.


I wonder if you could knit following the shape of the pattern pieces, then machine sew them together using the stretch stitch or a slight zigzag stitch.
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