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Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-19-2008, 10:42 AM
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blanket?

blanket?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-19-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By meritodd1221
I just did my first pair of 2-at-a-time socks,...

I just did my first pair of 2-at-a-time socks, and I used addi turbos in the 40" lenght -- I am, however, going to get some of the addi lace 47" instead for the next pair. I've heard that the cable...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-27-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By meritodd1221
WEBS also carries Valley Yarns Berkshire -- its...

WEBS also carries Valley Yarns Berkshire -- its a heavy worsted wool/alpaca blend that costs $5 per ball (3.5oz) and is discountable. Only solid colors, but it would put you under $100.
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-03-2007, 12:07 PM
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Views: 404
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I have done the puffy paint -- I've also used...

I have done the puffy paint -- I've also used Elmer's Rubber Cement -- paint it on - let it dry. Faster even than the puffy paint. Word of caution -- be sure you are in a well-ventilated area to use...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-29-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By meritodd1221
Three Irish Girls has a learn to dye kit. She...

Three Irish Girls has a learn to dye kit. She stocked sometimes at Universal Mama (on hyenacart).
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By meritodd1221
Galenas merino from Three Irish Girls is GREAT!...

Galenas merino from Three Irish Girls is GREAT! Any of her yarns are super soft, but the Galenas is like butter. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-18-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By meritodd1221
The short rows on the Longies are different than...

The short rows on the Longies are different than the short rows on the Picky pants.

I have made both, but I'm not sure if I have a picture -- I will look....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-29-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By meritodd1221
pm'ing ya...

pm'ing ya...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-26-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By meritodd1221
I really like the baby cable cuff for a girl....

I really like the baby cable cuff for a girl. When done, it sorta/almost/kinda looks like little hearts. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have changed the ruffle...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-29-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By meritodd1221
I gave my son's therapists washcloths and...

I gave my son's therapists washcloths and handmade soaps last year when he finished his in-home therapy. I folded the washcloths, placed the soap on them, and then wrapped them in a coordinating...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-27-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By meritodd1221
What about Perambulates...

What about Perambulates (http://www.zenstring.com/catalog.php?item=255&catid=7&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D7)? I'm making a pair right now and I LOVE them! The pattern is simple, but easy to do....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-20-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,901
Posted By meritodd1221
Quote: Originally Posted by mamarabolli...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamarabolli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8686515)
I'm new to knitting and am looking at...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-20-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By meritodd1221
Check The Loopy Ewe - CS is great, and she...

Check The Loopy Ewe - CS is great, and she carries loads of amazing sock yarn. She just added a color search feature to the website, too!

http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/bycolor/

and if you...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By meritodd1221
Quote: Originally Posted by joshs_girl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by joshs_girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8627067)
Meri - that sweater is darling! Where did...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-13-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By meritodd1221
I despise that yarn more than any other yarn...

I despise that yarn more than any other yarn I've ever touched. I had to make a toddler sweater out of it last year for a friend (she chose the yarn), and I hated every second of knitting that...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-12-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,901
Posted By meritodd1221
I agree with the Blue Sky Organic Cotton --...

I agree with the Blue Sky Organic Cotton -- lovely stuff! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

For wool -- I love Treliske Organic Merino. You can get it in natural...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-06-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By meritodd1221
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenlaana...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenlaana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8561431)
what is a bbr?...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By meritodd1221
another WEBS lover here -- though its local to...

another WEBS lover here -- though its local to me, so I don't have to mess with the shipping. I really like their Valley Yarns Berkshire yarn (wool/alpaca) -- its heavy worsted, and very soft. They...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-02-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By meritodd1221
My first soaker and pants were the Little Turtle...

My first soaker and pants were the Little Turtle Knits patterns -- not free, but definitely great patterns!! Very easy to follow, no math... very nice....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-02-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By meritodd1221
I'd be tempted to leave the stitches live and do...

I'd be tempted to leave the stitches live and do a kitchener stitch or 3-needle bind off. I think the 3-needle would be a more sturdy shoulder -- Theresa once told me that kitchener isn't really...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-29-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By meritodd1221
I'd got up to the size 2T or 3T for cast one...

I'd got up to the size 2T or 3T for cast one stitches, but only increase to the number for the size you are making, or maybe one size bigger. And yes, I'd have your sister measure the arms....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By meritodd1221
Is it tight at the upper arm? If not, I'd just...

Is it tight at the upper arm? If not, I'd just cast on more stitches at the cuff, then increase to the stitch count called for, and knit straight until you have the desired length.

If its too...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By meritodd1221
I have a picture of a blanket I did recently on...

I have a picture of a blanket I did recently on my blog...

http://merimusing.blogspot.com/2007/...ttle-time.html (http://merimusing.blogspot.com/2007/05/lots-of-knits-yet-so-little-time.html)
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By meritodd1221
Quote: Originally Posted by milkydoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkydoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8498160)...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By meritodd1221
if it fits him and you like it, finish it. If...

if it fits him and you like it, finish it. If it'll bother you (or him), I'd redo the sleeve. Better now than when you have to undo the sweater and BOTH sleeves, or when you just leave the sweater...
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