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June 27th, 2006

Bill's picture

Black Addi Turbo needles

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

Knitted Ferrari

Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree.  The artist is quoted as saying:

           “I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.” 

How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006270608,00.html 

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1879263.html 

June 25th

Bill's picture

Wow!

Wow! ...looking at that bar chart is going to become annoying for the next few days... LOL

Parrot's picture

Survey for data in possibly setting up a scheduled chatroom time

I would like to see scheduled chats
31% (17 votes)
I often check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
20% (11 votes)
I sometimes check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
18% (10 votes)
I rarely check the chatroom when I log in to MWK
7% (4 votes)
I never use the chatroom when I log in to MWK
18% (10 votes)
I use the chatroom but do not want scheduled chats
2% (1 vote)
No opinion
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 55

June 24th

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Dear Felting Gurus....

....  I need some opinions from those that have come before me.

I am finishing up a pair of clogs for Jim and the size if pretty straightforward, size 11.  I am about to start a pair for his mom who is a size 8.5.  The pattern is written for a womens size 6, 8, and 10.

My question is, do I knit a size 8 and felt it less producing a softer fabric or do I go for a 10 and felt it more for a stiffer one.  (and I have already thought of the "go for the stiffer one" joke).  I'm using Classic Elites' "Inca Alpaca" (100% alpaca)  So I assume that if I knit the larger I can get it down to size. 

June 23rd

james's picture

Anyone Looking for NeedleMaster?

I thought I remembered that not too long ago people were looking for NeedleMaster sets. Knitpicks.com is selling their remaining sets at 50% off--$39.99. I suppose now that they have their Options line of needles, they're looking to unload their stock of NeedleMaster. It's a pretty good deal for anyone in the market for a set.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

For You That Knit In the Night.......

..........you have to check these out.  Needles that illuminate your knitting.  So now you can go to the movies and purl your way through the popcorn!  I am tempted to buy a pair.    Knitparisienne 

June 21st

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I Hate Me

I'm doing a pair of clogs and they are going along great.  Finished the first and was down to the outer sole of the second, got through the "hell" 2, 4, and 6 rows only to discover that I had picked up and used a size 11 instead of 13!

 I said somthing a bit like "darn" only I think it was stronger. 

June 20th

JPaul's picture

KNIT A RIVER VOLUNTEERS

Okay everyone!

This is the place to sign in and log your hours for the Knit A River fundraiser!  (See my posting titled Gerard and everyone else)

Simply by participating in Knit A River, you can help us earn a grant for WaterAid.  BIG THANKS HERE to Gerard for bringing this fantastic event to our attention and being the inspiration for this Knit Along.  Here's what you need to do!

1) Sign in here:  Reply to this topic with your name (first name is fine) so we know who is participating.

2) Knit blue squares for Knit A River (That's the point, after all!) Keep track of how many hours you spend on your volunteer knitting.  It's the honor system, so no rounding up to the nearest half-hour.

Jeff1201PA's picture

Following the pattern

I was so encouraged my my recent success at following a pattern that I decided to revisit a pattern that had previously eluded me and I'm proud to show you the project, the Double Eyelet Heart Dishcloth:

Double Eyelet Heart Dishcloth 

Again, I can't say that I didn't make any mistakes, but I didn't leave any behind and I only had to unravel 3 rows.