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Tips and Tricks?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart on Monday. 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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3 Needle Bind off to join as I go

Started by Caters Carrots. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Mar 18. 20 Replies

I am a knitter and I am right now knitting a modular blanket for myself and I am going to use the 3 needle bind off for the blocks. That way I don't have to do that tedious mattress stitch. Can I…Continue

Wrong gauge for the pattern

Started by Caters Carrots. Last reply by KnitWhich? Mar 17. 7 Replies

I have knitted the accordion cap. Here is the link:…Continue

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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.

Comment by Rasin Kurt on January 2, 2014 at 9:15am

Im here new and wanted to say hi everyone

Comment by cherylbwaters on September 21, 2012 at 8:12pm

Janice, I use split rings that I get in the jewelry section of the craft stores. They are very cheap for using as markers and I don't get upset when I lose one because they come like 100 to a package.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on September 20, 2012 at 10:57pm

I always pull the first stitches tight because of ladders i use DPs it the only method i seem to be able to do for socks & if it not broken don't fix it lol

The problem i have as with most things is trying to find supplies sometimes when i ordered items from the net i found that it not quite what i was looking for so am very wary of getting items from there if i am unsure what i am looking for

Thanks All for your input

Hugs Janice

 

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