freida Registered User
#256

freida said:
Just to let you know i met a woman at the craft offers in lidl who runs a knitting group in ballyfermot civic amenity centre. The group is on Tuesdays for 7-9. Might be of interest to some.


I've since heard that there may be a charge at this group for room rental. It wasn't mentioned to me at the time. Prehaps someone who goes to the group might be able to clarify.

ValerieR Registered User
#257

ElleEm said:
I have been knitting a while now but have recently accumulated a fair bit of wool and a couple more sets of needles.
I currently have it all in a Bag For Life from Superquinn but would like to organise myself better. It was in a plastic bag til the needles burst it.
I know someone who has something similar to a giant pencil case with 20+ sets of needles in it. Are there things like these specific to storing your needles?

What do you seasoned knitters do with all your wool- in- waiting??


I keep my needles in a tube that is used to post posters/photos which I recovered from somewhere. Made of thick carton with caps on both ends, it keeps them together tidily.
My wool however is stored in plastic bags ...

Valerie

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#258

ElleEm said:
I have been knitting a while now but have recently accumulated a fair bit of wool and a couple more sets of needles.
I currently have it all in a Bag For Life from Superquinn but would like to organise myself better. It was in a plastic bag til the needles burst it.
I know someone who has something similar to a giant pencil case with 20+ sets of needles in it. Are there things like these specific to storing your needles?

What do you seasoned knitters do with all your wool- in- waiting??


I keep my needles in a tube that is used to post posters/photos which I recovered from somewhere. Made of thick carton with caps on both ends, it keeps them together tidily.
My wool however is stored in plastic bags ...

Valerie


That is a bloody genius idea. Thanks!!!

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Muirgheal Registered User
#259

ElleEm said:
I have been knitting a while now but have recently accumulated a fair bit of wool and a couple more sets of needles.
I currently have it all in a Bag For Life from Superquinn but would like to organise myself better. It was in a plastic bag til the needles burst it.
I know someone who has something similar to a giant pencil case with 20+ sets of needles in it. Are there things like these specific to storing your needles?

What do you seasoned knitters do with all your wool- in- waiting??


This is the start of a slippery slope- build an extension to your house with specially designed shelves and presses.

Not joking, that's what I need to do!

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#260

I would love to make this elefante I only have four double pointed needlesn though so does anyone know a way around this or another way of doing this?

I've reached my budget on craft supplies so cannot buy anymore needles for a while anyway.

freida Registered User
#261

Ophiopogon said:
I would love to make this elefante I only have four double pointed needlesn though so does anyone know a way around this or another way of doing this?

I've reached my budget on craft supplies so cannot buy anymore needles for a while anyway.


I haven't done it. But I have done socks and it's possible you can just distribute the stitches for tube knitting onto three needles and use the other one to knit, rather than four. It's a recent thing that socks etc are done on five needles rather than four. There might also be some advice here in the project notes from other people. Usually people come up with good ways around not being able to crochet for the ears etc, so they are worth a look through

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elefante/people

Make sure you post up a pic when your done. I'd love to see it finished. I've had it on my to do list for ages.

#262

freida said:


Make sure you post up a pic when your done. I'd love to see it finished. I've had it on my to do list for ages.


Grand thanks thats should work fine...it's actually the first time I've come across the use of a 5th needle .

It's third on my list just now but will post it up when done.

shoveltooth Registered User
#263

hi, I've mentioned this to Cork_girl and hope you guys can help me out - I've a survey on Wool and Yarn Use that I can't post right here.
I'd appreciate it if the lovely people here would follow the link and complete the survey.
It's a short survey- I won't pull the wool over your eyes
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=77262866
Big thanks to Cork_girl for letting me post here.

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jiblady Registered User
#264

Hi
I wonder if anyone can help me. I have just taken up knitting (other than the obligatory scarf thing!!) and it is my first time reading a knitting pattern. The most of it is fine, am attempting an easyknit jumper. At some stage it says to TOP SEW pieces together. Not entirely sure what this means. In my head I think it means put the pieces right sides together and sew up, but not sure. Its a Wendy pattern. Anyone out there any suggestions??

j@utis Registered User
#265

does pattern call for joining the garment at the shoulder seams that you can pick up stitches around the neck opening on the circular needles or similar? look in here, you might find something useful.
you probably have a picture of finished garment in your pattern, it'd be easier to advice if we could see it. I'd understand the "top sew" as very neat and tidy seam that's not bulky, esp if it's on the shoulder of the garment, so nothing is sticking out/up.

jiblady Registered User
#266

As in join the very edges of the garment facing right side out? It is at the shoulder seams, and i do need to knit on a collar. Tnx

#267

Ophiopogon said:
I would love to make this elefante I only have four double pointed needlesn though so does anyone know a way around this or another way of doing this?

I've reached my budget on craft supplies so cannot buy anymore needles for a while anyway.


I would use a circular needle- you know the ones with the piece of wire joining them. It means that the stitches don't get pulled out of tension where the needles join.

Also, when making softies I find it helps to use a slightly smaller gauge needle than on the ball band so that its nice and firm, and I much prefer unspun, carded wool as a stuffer instead of those ball things or fiberfill.

Muttonh Registered User
#268

Hi everybody,

I know this is a long shot but my mother is looking for an old sirdar knitting pattern that she had years ago. I think it was her mothers before her and dated back to the 60's or 70's. it's an Aran sweater and its design number 2018. She has half if the pattern but is missing the last section.
Would anybody know where I could find this pattern.

Again I know it's a long shot but I thought I'd give boards a try for her.

Thanks in advance

ValerieR Registered User
#269

Maybe you can contact these guys : http://www.amazon.com/Sirdar-Leaflet-2018/dp/B006XGIWXM

Edit - sorry - it's probably not what you are looking for - it's not an Aran Jumper

wmpdd3 Registered User
#270

Muttonh said:
Hi everybody,

I know this is a long shot but my mother is looking for an old sirdar knitting pattern that she had years ago. I think it was her mothers before her and dated back to the 60's or 70's. it's an Aran sweater and its design number 2018. She has half if the pattern but is missing the last section.
Would anybody know where I could find this pattern.

Again I know it's a long shot but I thought I'd give boards a try for her.

Thanks in advance


Maybe try contact them directly:

http://www.sirdar.co.uk/contactus

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