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A Good Yarn / Re: Starting a Sweater
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:05:20 AM »
Ploshkin - yes the bottom edge will curl up and that is precisely what it is supposed to do!  If you don't like the look you could change to K1 P1 rib and smaller needles.  Does the neck edge curl up? (Editing to say that I see it does). That may look ok there. For me, a dyed in the wool traditionalist as far as knitting is concerned a 'proper' rib is the real McCoy.  It's 'elastic' and hard wearing.
I have been, like you, struggling on with a sweater I am knitting, it's 4 ply, it is the complimentary yarn I got from Designer Yarns when I politely complained about Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal.....I didn't have enough for a long sleeved sweater so bought some contrasting yarn and did the front in alternate stripes.  I find 4ply a tad slow to work with but, like you, I've been plodding on.  Watching tennis helped!  Back and front now complete and the 2 cuffs for the sleeves are knit all at once, have precisely 8 grams of contrast yarn for each sleeve as will put some contrast stripes just above the cuffs to use it up.
Anyhow P, yes, the edge will curl up and if you are ok with that go ahead....sounds like you aren't.  If you now change to ribbing it may not look quite as trendy....and will take more yarn of course.  Just my 2 cents...I'm an oldie.

A Good Yarn / Re: Starting a Sweater
« on: March 25, 2017, 14:28:06 PM »
That looks good - the gentle hand wash will do the'll not see all the wobbly bits after that.
You are brave to start top down...I would be totally lost.

A Good Yarn / Re: Starting a Sweater
« on: March 21, 2017, 23:51:34 PM »
Lovely sweater Ploshkin - best of luck with it.
Top down?  I'm with Jessie on this....Magic Loop?  Not for me either - I just could not be bothered learning any more new ways to do things which are second nature to me doing them my way, if you get my drift......grammar all over the place there!
Sorry the lamb didn't make it....hope you get the triplets to be able to pass it off with the lambless ewe....3 is too many for one ewe in any case.

A Good Yarn / Re: Anyone Crochet?
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:44:17 AM »
Vegegrow....... Thanks for putting up the link.....Lucy is a good tutor.....I learned to do a ripple stitch from her and if I can do it anyone can.  She lives in Skipton and is one of the team who produce Yarndale....All things woolly in their cattle market premises (suitably cleaned and aroma free) on a weekend in September every year. They ' yarnbomb' their town, decorating the lampposts with crochet etc.  Fun!

A Good Yarn / Re: Anyone Crochet?
« on: March 08, 2017, 19:05:13 PM »
Lovely blankets Jessie - especially the Spring and Summer one - indeed nothing to sew up afterwards.

I have said it before and will say it again....for those of you who are still at the learning stage - google Lucy at Attic 24 and you'll get all the tuition you need...very specific photos too

A Good Yarn / Re: Who uses interchangeable needles?
« on: March 07, 2017, 14:44:56 PM »
Thanks for the link - I recently bought 32" circs for a shawl but only to hold all the stitches in a shawl - just going back and forward etc....however I think I'm too old to change my habits...and I have endless sets of straights.....I will think about these needles as I like their portableness - top down stuff scares me to bits really and I steer away from it....I hate storing the long needles - certainly one set which does all would be handier but can I change?  We'll see!

A Good Yarn / Re: A pair of socks
« on: March 07, 2017, 14:33:58 PM »
Lovely socks indeed....I know I learned how to turn the heel many, many years ago and would love to have another go at it....but I couldn't wear even 4 ply in my shoes....I have had to abandon sports socks as they are too thick for me.....the only things is to knit chunky ones for the grandteenagers for around the house as they have underfloor heating etc.

Fun with Fabric / Re: The Textile Centre
« on: March 06, 2017, 15:19:25 PM »
Augh!  I have a head like a soon as I saw the name of the shop I realised I already had bought some super black heavily textured wool from them...and the quality is superb!
Thanks for reminding me of all the gorgeousness!

Fun with Fabric / Re: The Textile Centre
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:52:52 AM »
Come On DF - spill the info on the Italian job ....

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi from NZ
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:20:30 AM »
Good Evening and welcome to you in the land of the Long White Cloud....7 wee are busy.
Isn't it wonderful how we arrive at sites on the internet by travelling on and on.....

Hi, I'm new... / Re: C'est Moi!
« on: March 03, 2017, 22:53:12 PM »
Welcome back to the fold........I read your blog occasionally so kept sort of in touch.

A Good Yarn / Re: Any knitters here?
« on: March 02, 2017, 13:57:16 PM »
Holly Berry....What a beautiful cardigan....Very complicated looking. Well done!

House Beautiful / Re: Cushions
« on: March 02, 2017, 13:40:48 PM »
Lovely cushion.....all gorgeous fabric......That was good of them to let you keep.
I like that company and have had fabric from them in the past.
If not more cushions, enough for a throw and unravel the edge to fringe?
Long ago and far away I asked an American flight attendant (then called hostesses) for a cushion, she looked at me oddly and then it dawned on her...'Oh, you mean a pillow'.....So it was always a pillow from then on!

A Good Yarn / Re: Any knitters here?
« on: March 01, 2017, 20:22:56 PM »
I have been knitting all my life - am on a knitting binge at the moment....can't seem to stop buying expensive stash at the moment (don't laugh you real stashers) is enough Fyberspates for a tabbard in dk and enough Malabrigo Rios for a sweater....then I fell for some mulberry silk from posh yarn for a cowl sort of thing.  I am knitting a sweater from Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply - this I had complimentary from DB as I 'complained' in the nicest possible way that her Fine Donegal Tweed yarn is a disaster....very, very thin in places and not strong so the waistcoat I am wearing will not last long.  This is the last yarn I bought before consulting Ravelry as to the quality of yarn...great site and so helpful.  Sewing is taking second place to knitting at the moment but I have too much cardmaking to do at the present time.
I am so glad that our Mods got this site going...thanks so glad to be back among my 'needle' friends.
Just editing to say I'm glad the avatar came case you want to is Glenveagh Castle Gardens in Donegal...a great place to visit....and the gates are open to welcome you in!

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