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Jul 12, 2019 18:06:48   #
Mar 13, 2019 17:57:07   #
mirium wrote:
I have four suggestions, and two of them are about motivation. .... Take 10 seconds to close your eyes and visualize a specific person suddenly developing a strong itch between their shoulder blades because of the psychic knife you've just planted there. (I find that one extremely helpful. You might be less angry about your work situation than I am at mine.)

Good luck!

My friend taught me to use an imaginary brick. I borrowed hers a few times, and now I have my own. :-)
Oct 20, 2018 06:53:11   #
beanscene wrote:
Not very often but my biggest splurge was on some silk/cashmere yarn to make my Taj wrap to wear at my sons wedding a couple of years ago. I thought long and hard about it......could I work the pattern, would I love it when completed, etc but just couldn’t get it out of my head. So yup I fell. Loved working on it, loved the divine yarn, loved wearing it so yes, as a truly one off, it was the right decision. I also made a great knitting buddy through Ravelry who was making the same pattern.
Not very often but my biggest splurge was on some ... (show quote)

That is simply stunning. A "power" shawl for sure. Wear with pride and satisfaction! :-)
Oct 14, 2018 08:59:42   #
I have a set of Clover Soft-Touch tapered hooks and a set of Susan Bates' Lucite in-line hooks. I like the in-line ones for slippery yarns--they have a little more drag and the flat throat seems to grip the yarn better for me. Though I tend to reach for the Clovers first, the SB Lucite have saved me more than a few times.
Oct 2, 2018 11:06:58   #
morningstar wrote:
I, too, was in a department stores looking at sweaters. I am slender and yet my arms had to be squeezed into the overly long sleeves. I looked over many of them and most had extremely narrow sleeves. Afterwards, looking at other tops, I saw the same thing. Some jackets, hoodies, etc. also have such narrow sleeves that they won't slide over the garment underneath. Have any of you noticed this?

Yes! I am slim but prefer loose, comfortable clothing that layers in winter. The narrow-sleeve thing drives me wild.
Jun 22, 2018 20:09:31   #
Wow, what a difference! Thanks for taking the time to post a comparison. I use both kinds of hooks, depending on yarn and project.
Feb 23, 2018 12:29:40   #
Scheepjes has some wonderful light DK cotton-acrylic blended yarns. Check out the line at Deramore's.
Feb 23, 2018 08:58:05   #
I am absolutely awestruck. What a fantastic achievement!!! Love the date and initials. I hope you thoroughly enjoy wearing them!
Nov 22, 2017 17:54:58   #
How about a Knitting Nancy? There was a post just yesterday about a Knitting Nancy bringing back great memories. It looked pretty basic, just four posts on a spool. Best wishes to you!
Oct 10, 2017 20:42:51   #
I REALLY enjoyed frogging the sweater that utterly defeated me, but it took six months to revisit. The yarn is lovely and I'm turning it into a sweater I can manage happily. :-)
Oct 2, 2017 19:29:50   #
alvadee wrote:
We are all so different. I only use circulars and only make large sweaters & afghans, as small items make me anxious. Plus I hate to sew !

Thank you for putting into words what I have not been able to express until now. Small items make me anxious, too. I do a small project every now and then, but I can't wait for it to end so I can get back to a big project. Usually a shawl <sigh> :-)
Sep 30, 2017 21:49:55   #
Sooooo beautiful! What is the gorgeous yarn you used? Is there a pattern? Just lovely!
Sep 24, 2017 12:45:43   #
I love working with Shawl in a Ball. I keep a skein in reserve in case my mojo gets low. Watching the subtle color shadings change and bloom is such fun it wakes me right up. It's nice to take a break every now and then and let the yarn do the work.
Sep 22, 2017 20:40:57   #
Hudson wrote:
Throw it over your shoulder! No, actually my DH made me a helper. Usually a cat wants in my lap and in summer weather this is just too much. My DH tied a rope to the handle of a clothes hanger. The rope goes over a ceiling hook that is there for a hanging lamp. As the scarf (or shawl) gets longer I feed it through the clothes hanger and haul the length and weight off me by pulling the rope up. (It can also be tied off up there and safely left until your return.)

Brilliant, really! And in a way, the genesis was keeping that cat in your lap! :-)
Sep 21, 2017 21:07:35   #
Brooklynknitnerd wrote:
Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.

I love Shawl in a Ball for all the reasons the OP listed. Though labeled worsted, I find it more like light DK. It can be machine washed but must air dry. Some here love it, and others don't like it at all. Best of luck! I will be watching this thread.
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