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Forum: Pattern Central Today, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Cotton classic is my go to yarn for dish cloths....

Cotton classic is my go to yarn for dish cloths. The color doesn't fade like regular dish cloth cotton. Also doesn't seem to stain as badly.
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Jan in CA
With variegated and hand painted yarn I think it...

With variegated and hand painted yarn I think it would be impossible to match color patterns. Generally both just kind of look mottled/mixed when knit anyway unless they are long bands of color. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Jan in CA
It looks similar to the stuff I bought...

It looks similar to the stuff I bought specifically to use for lifelines. Hmm maybe it could be used for buttons or for detail work like on a toy? That's an awful lot though.

ETA- you could probably...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Jan in CA
The best thing to do is take it section by...

The best thing to do is take it section by section as you're knitting. It will make more sense than just taking the last section out of context. So start knitting and ask for help as you need it.
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Jan in CA
No, not normally. It's not easy to do and there's...

No, not normally. It's not easy to do and there's no point in most cases. Why are you asking? Is your yarn smelly or something?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Jan in CA
By liquid I meant the liquid an animal leaves......

By liquid I meant the liquid an animal leaves... So urine or cat pee. Ick. I'll let you know how the oil smells.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Jan in CA
X, I thought your tag line was hilarious!...

X, I thought your tag line was hilarious! Lol

GG, I'd stick to scent free if you're that sensitive. I have some lavender and cedarwood essential oils on order. I'm usually not a fan of lavender and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Jan in CA
I also use Eucalan. I bought it on Amazon and got...

I also use Eucalan. I bought it on Amazon and got the eucalyptus scent. I don't remember what I paid for it, but using only a cap full lasts a long time! I've had this bottle for a year or not so...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm not sure, GG. I seldom make anything...

I'm not sure, GG. I seldom make anything requiring them so I'm not up on all the other methods. I did find this link in my bookmarks. Thought I had more, but this looks like it might take care of any...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Jan in CA
I know I have a link somewhere I'll see if I can...

I know I have a link somewhere I'll see if I can find it.

You can also do over two rows. Bind of one (or more) hour each button hole then increase one over the bound of stitch on the next row.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm not sure anyone has a solution that works all...

I'm not sure anyone has a solution that works all the time. It will vary depending on the yarn. :shrug:
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Jan in CA
Floats with stripes? You mean where you carry it...

Floats with stripes? You mean where you carry it up the inside? I just cross the new color over the old till I'm ready for it.

Did you know when you do single row stripes it's a helix and you don't...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-13-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Jan in CA
Oh my... those are really bright! She'll never...

Oh my... those are really bright! She'll never lose her feet in the dark! :roflhard:

I HATE RHSS...it hurts my hands to knit with it.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Jan in CA
Because the scallops are knit in stockinette the...

Because the scallops are knit in stockinette the will curl. Blocking may help, but may not completely fix it. What yarn are you using? I wouldn't iron...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Jan in CA
Free shipping may not be available for overseas...

Free shipping may not be available for overseas so check before ordering.

I think a cotton acrylic blend might be fine. They wash well and don't stretch out like 100% cotton can and they are soft...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Jan in CA
:teehee: Don't worry about it. I will say though...

:teehee: Don't worry about it. I will say though that you don't need to report the same guy more than once most of the time. They often post multiple times under the same IP address. At any rate as...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Jan in CA
Yes, because the report goes to our email which...

Yes, because the report goes to our email which we can get anywhere. I've deleted spam on my phone many times even sometimes when I'm at social knitting group or dinner. :teehee:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-07-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm participating in a KAL in a few weeks at my...

I'm participating in a KAL in a few weeks at my LYS. We are going to be knitting Chevron Sands. Here's a link to my RAV page with a pic of the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-29-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Jan in CA
No picture? Is it an earflap hat?

No picture?

Is it an earflap hat?
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Jan in CA
I suspect is the way the yarn is plied....

I suspect is the way the yarn is plied.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATwhyply.html
Forum: How-to Questions 01-24-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Jan in CA
Both those cables are really too short for magic...

Both those cables are really too short for magic loop. I prefer longer myself. I usually use a 40" for hats.

I usually do 2x2 rib and twist the first purl of each purl section only. Give it a try...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 33,941
Posted By Jan in CA
I usually just start knitting and weave the ends...

I usually just start knitting and weave the ends in later.

If you prefer though...Russian join is good for non felting yarns and spit splicing is good for feltable yarns.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Jan in CA
They are really nice! So sweet of you to make...

They are really nice! So sweet of you to make such lovely things for those in need!

I love reversible cables! I've always wanted to make this...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Jan in CA
When you turn your work to knit the other side...

When you turn your work to knit the other side this is the stitch that will be dropped off the needle.


This could also be a learning experience for fixing dropped stitches if this doesn't work for...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Jan in CA
Those stitches are usually caused when the stitch...

Those stitches are usually caused when the stitch isn't slipped off properly. It happens to all of us. Knitting two together works sometimes, but in this case it tends to leave a hole. So when you...
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