Straight crochet hooks, NOT all the new ergonomic ones, where the shaft of the hook is the same thickness all the way along, except for the flattened finger hold area, are measured from the back of the hook, not over the hook. So put the butt end of the hook into the holes until you find the correct size. You're flat out of luck measuring the hooks with the oversized butt ends.
You are so lucky to have people who appreciate your handmade treasures so much. To not only give you more than enough money for supplies after asking so nicely but then thanking you profusely is more than most of us could ever wish for. Too many of us make gifts, put all of our heart into them, only to find them ignored and hidden someway or given back to us.
FOR SALE: Knitting Beyond the Edge by Nicky Epstein. Former library book in near excellent condition. I bought it for $1.00 to pass it on to someone who can really use it. I have a hardbound copy. Original price $19.95. I paid $1.00 so I am asking $1.00 plus postage. PM me if interested.
FOR SALE: Paperback version of Knitting Over the Edge by Nicky Epstein. A former library book in excellent condition. I paid $1.00 for it to pass it along to someone who can really use it (I have the hardbound version), so I am asking $1.00 plus shipping. Originally $19.95. PM me if interested.
Is the 8 ply too thick to use on its own to make the sleeves? They make look slightly different but since they are both done exactly alike it would look like it was intentional.
It's amazing and irritating the variation there can be in the thickness of what is considered worsted weight yarn. On the thinner end some yarns are close to DK weight. On the thicker end they can almost chunky. The only way to really know what you are dealing with is to do a gauge swatch which is much easier than starting in on your project and it comes out too small.
I wish too that could be a sign. I would be first in line to buy it.
The yarn looks in perfect condition. I'm with the others--use it, wash it, enjoy it. Or give it to someone who will if you don't think you would use it. Lucky you to find so much good, free yarn!
Besides muscle memory I also think it's the memory of muscle. By that I mean by repeatedly doing something the same way, the muscles that are used are developed and automatically go into action while less developed muscles just lay back and let someone else do the work.
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I found that if I typed it really fast the letters all fell into place on their own. My fingers remembered the word when my head was taking a break.
It's funny but I have to do the same thing with my library number. If I don't type it in really fast I get it all goofed up.
Talk about looking like a bag lady, on the first day of chemo I went with several bags because I knew I'd be there a while and I didn't know what to expect.. I was so weighed down I could hardly walk. I had some really nasty chemo everyday for five weeks and I ended up doing nothing because I was so sick. After that all I took was my blankie for comfort (my sister had given it too me). But I go along with everyone else--never go anywhere unprepared.
Thank you for the compliments. I'm glad the crochet thread is going to good homes and will get used instead of sitting under my bed and in the closet lonely and with no hope of being made into lovely things and getting tons of complements.
I have replied to everything who has PMed me or answered through this post--I hope! If I've messed up please let me know.
I had such a wonderful response to this ad. Thank you to all who replied but all the crochet thread is now gone.
Thank you both for your help.