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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Having a week off
« on: October 09, 2017, 16:18:31 PM »
How many people are going to scrutinize an actual quilt closely?

So many people worry about faults only they can see whereas most people would look at the piece and see only beauty.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Having a week off
« on: October 09, 2017, 14:41:05 PM »
SG that looks awesome.

I'd be happy to have that on my quilt 0_0.

Current Projects / Re: I've FMQd Something!
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:50:41 AM »
I am in total awe, it's fantastic Ploshie. :x

A Good Yarn / Re: Best Way to work with Charts
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:36:54 AM »
Lovely pattern Jessie.

I would copy the chart at 120% if it's really small and then you at least have a chance of seeing it.

On the rare occasions I knit a lace pattern I have to put a marker at the end of each repeat until I've knit enough to work out where I am. I just use slip knot loops of a contest yarn.  Then at least you only need to pull back one pattern repeat if you get lost.

If possible I will only start knitting if I know I have time to knit all the rows of the pattern. If I have to  stop I make a written note of which line I have to restart with.

A Good Yarn / Re: Circular Needle Supplier Help needed
« on: October 05, 2017, 00:34:15 AM »
Jessie that's wonderful, isn't it a fantastic feeling when everything suddenly clicks.

KnitPros are fab, I'm gradually replacing  my original plastic set with the Symphonie tips as I need them.

You deserve a large :gin:.

It will be hats all round soon.

The Show Must Go On / Re: Latest ballroom dress - mean and moody Tango!
« on: October 04, 2017, 08:33:57 AM »

A Good Yarn / Re: Circular Needle Supplier Help needed
« on: September 27, 2017, 17:19:24 PM »
Jessie I think I have a 30cm cable and I have those needles, PM me your address and I'll pop in the post tomorrow.

Just send them back when you have finished I won't need them for ages.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Complicated Stars
« on: September 26, 2017, 18:53:36 PM »
Oh Low you've really got you big girls pants on.

They are fab.  Looking forward to seeing some more.

A Good Yarn / Re: Robin Bambino 2488
« on: September 26, 2017, 14:23:25 PM »
Hope you work it out Jessie, that is one cute hat.

When I broke my wrist and needed a bit of help I used a bath suction grip handle on my 6x24" ruler.

It worked a treat and cost £6.99 and could be transfered to my big square ruler if needed.

But then I've always been a cheapskate ;)

A Good Yarn / Re: Will this work?
« on: September 25, 2017, 13:04:11 PM »
I've thought about this, but never got round to trying it.

I cannot see a reason why it will not work.

Do you think that knitting individual sections was originally the answer to the limitations of conventional needles.

Now we have cables long rows are not an issue.

I am knitting a cardigan in one piece at the moment but confess the pattern was written that way.

Courses & Classes / Re: Craftsy back on Kindle
« on: September 23, 2017, 00:33:32 AM »
Ploshkin what Kindle do you have?

They don't work on mine but I need an upgrade after an unfortunate incident with a tiled floor and a clumsy GS.

The Craftsy website says they are unsupported but may work.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Baby Quilt Batting
« on: September 23, 2017, 00:23:31 AM »
What's the best brand to go for?

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Baby Quilt Batting
« on: September 22, 2017, 17:08:49 PM »
Advice needed Darksiders, I am making a quilt from a soon to arrive great nephew/niece.

The top and thread are all cotton ( of course) but I need batting and need recommendations please.

I want a natural product that's not too lofty, organic would be good but not vital.  I'm backing it with a striped brushed cotton. 

In the wardrobe / Re: Waterproof Coat
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:08:22 PM »
Acorn that looks lovely.  So nice bright and cheerful for grey autumn days.

Hope mine turns out as well as yours.

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