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If it is winter, then make knitting needles? by
Historical documents I have just come across, claim that dogwood is the right wood for making knitting needles. Better than- Dare I say it? - ROSEWOOD. Any experience with dogwood knitting needles? Anyway, I am making some. The green wood is very easy to split and work, but hardens as it drys. ...
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February 3rd 05 03:57 AM
by Mark Go to last post
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One hump or two? by
Every knitting project has a "hump," a point from which you can see the finish and the going gets easier. She says to knit 14 inches from start of knitting to beginning of arm gussets, so I stop and measure my progress every couple of hours. I know it silly, but I can not help myself. I get into...
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May 26th 06 11:39 PM
by Els van Dam Go to last post
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Light for knitting? by
I was brought up to have light coming over my shoulder for any kind of close work such as reading. And without giving it a thought, I have always used my reading light for knitting. But, over the weekend, I found myself sitting on the porch (in the shade) with the bright sunlight in the...
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June 5th 06 04:21 PM
by JCT Go to last post
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Expensive knitting needles by
Faberge made jeweled knitting needles for ostentation. Some had the size color coded by the large solitaire diamonds or rubies or emeralds set on the end -- but, most of the real hand knitting in those households was done by craftsmen (and servants) using steel needles. (Turns out that gold,...
June 11th 06 11:06 PM
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The Gross Errors of a Needle Maker: 000, 00, 0, by
What size is that needle? Hard to tell. I really do not care. I knit swatches with different sized needles and then use the needles that produced the fabric that I liked. If you want to do better, get a micrometer and measure the actual diameter of your needles. The traditional needle gauges...
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June 20th 06 06:16 AM
by Richard Eney Go to last post
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It is too hot! by
It is too hot to knit, so it must be frogging weather. 2000 ++ stitches last night including 50 cable crosses. Oh, well, it is only half an inch of fabric. LOL That is what I get for trying to knit when my DW is watching a *good* movie. Aaron
July 1st 06 10:58 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Rolling needles by
I'm trying to organize my DPN. The steel need to be wiped with WD-40 and kept so that they do not get fingerprints on them when I paw through the stash looking for that special little gopher of a tool. (Gophers are small animals that dig deep and fast.) So, I have been prototyping cloth needle...
July 6th 06 01:37 AM
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materials for knittng sheaths by
Earlier, I posted that I did not like ash for knitting sheaths. Now, I have recarved the goose wing prototype that I made from an ax handle. While the ash, particularly in cross grain, is NOT smooth enough for a yarn contact material, the friction generated by the textured surface does a...
July 5th 06 10:04 PM
by Els van Dam Go to last post
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Make your own knitting sheath by
This morning, I finished a "goose wing" knitting sheath whittled from a piece of an old ax handle. it looks crude and primitive, but it feels good in the hand, it feels good in the belt while knitting, and it works for knitting. This morning as I was testing it, the last of my doubts...
July 6th 06 09:29 PM
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Wrong critters by
A marine biologist in my wife's office must go to Hawaii for a week so we are "dog sitting" her Chihuahua mix. But, spring is here, and the dog is blowing her coat. I took the dog out to the orchard and brushed her until there was a fine, continuous mat of hair under the nectarines, under pears,...
May 20th 06 02:40 PM
by BonnieBlue Go to last post
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technology transfer from the garden by
Steel knitting needles sometimes need to be reground. The best tool that I have found for that is the little ceramic sharpening stone that Felco sells to sharpen its pruning shears. It has a groove that runs down one side of its generaly triangular cross-section. The bottom of the groove is...
February 10th 06 11:30 PM
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Dogwood as a material for knitting neeles by
I have finished the first set of dogwood knitting needles and done some knitting on them. I consider dogwood to be the very best material that I know of for knitting needles. It is like magic! It is warm to the touch, light, wools slide easily, so you can knit as fast as you want, but there...
February 6th 05 01:45 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Rant on Where did all the Ski Sweaters Go? by
Last week, I took advantage of all the snow in the hills for a day of downhill skiing at one of California's nice ski areas resorts. It was a beautiful day to ski and be seen. However, I was the only person on the slopes wearing a traditional wool ski sweater. Everybody else was wearing mass...
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March 6th 05 06:02 PM
by Amanda Tikkanen Go to last post
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Old style knitting by
The project is to learn to knit on too long, too thin DPN - with the lower point of the right kneedle secured in a "knitting stick" which holds the right needls stabile, and most of the stitch formation performed with the left needle. The yarn is controlled with the right hand. Why ? Becaue they...
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January 14th 06 05:06 PM
by MRH Go to last post
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I really like knitting ! by
Real Scotsmen wear kilts on the moor, not pants! Aaron "Wooly" wrote in message ... On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 18:37:22 +0000, New Cultural Paradigm spewed forth : I hear a lot of Scotsmen on the moors have...
January 14th 06 10:40 PM
by Wooly Go to last post
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Sold out on needles by
Someone gave me a gift certificate to a mail order yarn store for Xmas. What did the King of home made needles buy? Addi turbos, I sold out to the Germans. Aaron
January 17th 06 04:19 AM
by The YarnWright Go to last post
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E. Rosevelt by
I saw the PBS special on Eleanor Roosevelt. I noticed that she was quite a knitter. In many of the old newsclips, she is knitting right along. Who would have thought that a person that busy, the president's right hand and legs as it were, would be an active knitter? Aaron
January 19th 06 03:08 AM
by Els van Dam Go to last post
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Fishermen Knitting Faster by
For anyone that is interested in knitting fishermen faster, see my blog at http://gansey.blogspot.com/. Better knitting through better tools! Aaron (Last night, my wife reminded me that her mother knitted 4 or 5 children's sweaters a year and only owned 3 pairs of knitting needles in the12...
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January 29th 06 01:39 PM
by DA Go to last post
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Rant on artificial light by
The proper light for knitting fine wool is the first warm sunbeam of spring! Got mine yesterday. Hope everyone else gets theirs soon. Aaron (in California)
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February 13th 06 10:44 AM
by Katherine Go to last post
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Did Hobbits Knit? by
Hard to tell. Tolkien was very short on many very practical matters. But, he did leave us with a quote that is appropriate. "I shall not keep you long.... I do not know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.... I regret to...
August 28th 06 09:46 PM
by hesira Go to last post
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