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Have a knitting or crochet problem? Dropped a stitch? Not sure of a section in your pattern? Just ask your fellow fairy godknitters for help!

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Help with Work & Shelter corner to corner wrap

Started by Pam Anderson. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Jun 8. 25 Replies

Hello, I am having trouble with this pattern. I've just added my third ball of yarn and realize there's no way this is going to be a rectangle! Pattern begins cast on 3 and builds by adding 2…Continue

Fine yarn

Started by Tate Shannon. Last reply by Tate Shannon Jun 5. 22 Replies

I am making some bookmarks that I want to be a thin as possible. What is, besides Curio, the finest yarn that knit picks carries?

Tips and Tricks?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Apr 21. 20 Replies

Have any good ideas or suggestions for dealing with a knitting problem? We would like to hear about them!Continue

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Comment by cherylbwaters on June 2, 2014 at 9:24pm

Pam, like Peggy, I have not tried this pattern and I do not have it in my pattern library, but I'm sure we can try to help. I noticed on your home page that you said you are a fairly new knitter and may have jumped into a few patterns that are over your head. Note that is the only way to learn. So like Peggy said, go up to the list of discussion and at the bottom of the list you will find "Add a Discussion". Just remember to post only specific questions and not the whole pattern, because of the copyright laws.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 2, 2014 at 8:26pm
I found this on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/workshelter-corner-to-corne...
I haven't made it myself, and I don't have the pattern, but if you post specific questions, the Fairy Godknitters will try to help. How about starting a discussion on the topic?
Comment by Pam Anderson on June 2, 2014 at 7:47pm
I am having trouble with a pattern I recently purchased titled the corner to corner wrap from Work Shelter. In fact, I've taken it apart and started over so many times I'm thinking of putting it away for awhile! Has anyone done this wrap? And could I send you specific questions? Thanks. Pam
Comment by Sherry Dwire on January 16, 2014 at 8:22am

Thank you for the suggestion. I am new to the community, so all the features are confusing.The idea that I can have a blog here is amazing.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 15, 2014 at 8:31pm

Sherry, I suggest you write a blog post about this issue. Post the blog on your page, and it will show up on the home page. Maybe someone else can help.

Comment by Sherry Dwire on January 15, 2014 at 8:26pm

I found out that school girls in the poorest countries miss 45 day to 2 months of school due to not having pads, so they can't go to school. Many drop out. I won't know how much the need is in Haiti until I have been there, but I know the need for cloth diapers is constant. My DIL was in Haiti in June and visited a rural "hospital" where they treat children with severe malnutrition. They might have 60 children in diapers and they are all washed by hand!

I found these two sites to be very informative:

www.daysforgirls.org

http://sewinpeace.blogspot.com/2013/08/feminine-cloth-pad-tutorial....

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 15, 2014 at 7:50pm

I have no clue. My MIL told me they used to use something like this years ago, but they used wool, I think. (That was long before bamboo.) I hate to think about not having something like that when you need it.

Comment by Sherry Dwire on January 15, 2014 at 7:25pm

Has anyone knitted menstrual pads? Members of a Ravelry group "Pads for Haiti" knitted the top, then sewed that on to padding, and the whole thing on to a polar fleece piece with wings that wrap around the panties and fasten with a button. The pads were started right after the earthquake four years ago, but never got sent. I will be taking them to Haiti in April.

The yarn used is supposed to be bamboo because it is supposed to be antibacterial. Are there any Knit Picks yarns that will work? I bought some Shine as I thought the wood fiber might be similar to Bamboo.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on January 2, 2014 at 10:44am

Yes, welcome!

Comment by cherylbwaters on January 2, 2014 at 10:26am

Glad to see you made it here, Rasin.

 

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